2010-2011

WPI Hosts Symposium on Empowering Patients through Technology and Process Innovation

The April 4 event, organized by the WPI Center for eHealth Innovation and Process Transformation, will explore how to reengineer health care to improve the patient experience.

What

The Center for eHealth Innovation and Process Transformation (CeHIPT) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is hosting a symposium titled "Towards Patient Empowerment:  Technology and Process Innovation." Organized as CeHIPT's First Annual Aspinwall Symposium and WPI Deans' International Scholars Seminar, the event will feature two prominent national leaders in health care delivery and patient empowerment. The event will also showcase several of CeHIPT’s research programs, including the study of implementation of electronic medical records in various clinical settings, design of smart mobile health applications for patients, and application of lean processes to health care delivery. The symposium is free and open to the public.

When

April 4, 2011, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., with a networking reception to follow.

Where

Alden Memorial, WPI campus, Worcester, Mass.

Program

Distinguished Aspinwall Guest Speaker

"The New World of Physician-Patient Partnerships: How Networked Patients and Physicians are Collaborating to Improve Health Care." Presented by Danny Sands, MD, MPH, Senior Clinical Informatics Director at Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and President of the Society of Participatory Medicine.

Distinguished Aspinwall Keynote Speaker

"Project HealthDesign: Transforming User-Centered Design Activities into Clinical Practice Realities!"  Presented by Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, RN, Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, and Theme Leader in the Living Environments Laboratory, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About CeHIPT

Launched in 2009, the Center for eHealth Innovation and Process Transformation (CeHIPT) conducts interdisciplinary research to help health care organizations successfully transform their care delivery models and processes. CeHIPT project teams include researchers from health care, engineering, science, and business disciplines within and outside WPI. These research teams study health care delivery innovations and the dynamics of change as related to the implementation and use of electronic medical records, health care information systems, telehealth and mobile health solutions, personal health records, and lean processes.

March 31, 2011

Contact: Michael Cohen, Public Relations Associate, +1-508-868-4778, mcohen@wpi.edu