2019 Annual Healthcare IT Conference

May 23, 8:00am, PDT - 4:30pm, PDT

Center for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Leveraging Health IT to Address Health Disparities


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Health information technology has tremendous potential for increasing health equity for all populations. Health IT tools such as electronic health records (EHRs), patient portals/patient health records (PHRs), and clinical decision support (CDS) may yield population health benefits for underserved populations by enhancing patient engagement, improving implementation of clinical guidelines, patient safety, and reducing adverse outcomes. EHRs and CDS may help improve documentation of social determinants of health (SDoH) and inform patient care for those most vulnerable who have multiple chronic diseases and higher health risks. Availability of real-time actionable patient data, clinical care coordination, and decision support enabled may also reduce disparities in quality of care for underserved populations who are more likely to demonstrate signs of poor management of chronic disease. Better clinical care coordination via health IT and interoperability could improve clinician performance and adherence to clinical guidelines, reduce redundant testing due to clinician biases, detect treatment risks, and thus facilitate equitable treatment for underserved populations.

Our objective for the HIMSS SoCal 2019 Annual Healthcare IT Conference is to bring in experts from various areas of Health IT and have a conversation as to how health IT can be leveraged to address health disparities. 

Agenda                Speaker Bios                 Event Committee

Innovation Lab

Back by popular demand, The Innovation Lab returns for the 2019 Annual Healthcare IT Conference with a specific focus on Leveraging Health IT to Address Health Disparities. With the help of the Innovation Lab, SoCal HIMSS is encouraging Healthcare Organizations/Vendors to showcase their innovative solutions to the SoCal Healthcare IT Community.

If approved, your organization will have booth space to exhibit in a premium dedicated area, conference goers will be incentivized to visit your area throughout the event, and you will be specifically mentioned in all HIMSS SoCal marketing for the Conference as a “2019 HIMSS SoCal Healthcare Innovator”. Note: There will be a limited number of approved Organizations/Vendors. All submissions due by end of day May 7th, 2019. Members of the HIMSS SoCal board will vote to determine approval or denial.

Before submitting for approval, please carefully review the information and requirements here. To apply, please send an email to socal.info@himsschapter.org and briefly describe what product/solution you plan on presenting or demonstrating, and in what way you consider it to be applicable to the topic, and also innovative (100 words or less).

We look forward to your submissions and partnering together to bring your innovative solution to the forefront of the Conference community.

David G. Voss, MBA
Committee Member – HIMSS SoCal HIT Conference