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Karen DeSalvo and Malcolm Gladwell to speak at HCI-DC 2014

The new National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Karen DeSalvo and author Malcolm Gladwell have been named keynote speakers for HCI-DC 2014: Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System. The event will be held in Washington, D.C on February 6.

HCI-DC 2014 will host patient advocators, government agencies, hospital leaders, and industry expects to discuss interoperability in the future of healthcare. The event is co-hosted by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The event is free, but attendees must register.

DeSalvo is the former health commissioner for the City of New Orleans and the new National Coordinator for Health IT.

Gladwell has written five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giant.

To register for the event, click here.


Panels at the conference will discuss the challenges that can be alleviated by increasing interoperability, the value and savings of sharing information, and lessons on interoperability from other sectors.

The conference will be held Thursday, February 6, in Washington, DC. A webcast is available for those unable to attend in person.

To read the full release from the ONC, including a panel schedule and list of speakers, click here.

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