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Conference to examine role technology can play in helping US manage healthcare costs

IEEE-USA

WHAT: "Economic Strategy for Health Care through Bio and Information Standards and Technologies," a conference designed to examine the role technology and technical standards can play in helping the United States manage health care costs.

WHY ATTEND: To learn where technology investments should be made to enhance health care quality, wellness and disease prevention, while minimizing cost.

WHEN: Tuesday 25 September, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Headquarters, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Md.

SPEAKERS: Peter Neupert, Microsoft's corporate vice president for health strategy, will deliver the keynote address. Connie Morella, U.S. ambassador and permanent representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and former Maryland representative, will also address the conferees.

Dr. Jerry Grossman, senior fellow and director of the Harvard/Kennedy School Health Care Delivery Policy Program and chairman emeritus of New England Medical Center, is the honorary chair and opening speaker. Dr. James Turner, NIST deputy director, will also speak.

Featured presentations will be offered by Dr. Janet Woodcock, deputy commissioner for operations, Food & Drug Administration; G. Steven Burrill, CEO, Burrill & Co.; Greg Tassey, senior economist, NIST; and Anthony Arundel, senior research and policy analyst, OECD.

WHO: The Biotechnology Council and NIST are cosponsoring the event. The Biotechnology Council is composed of many professional societies, including: the Society for Biological Engineering; the Biomedical Engineering Society; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

NOTE: An RSVP is required for media to attend the event.

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