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Contemporary Issues of Biomedical Informatics

Informatics and its Impact on You, Your Businesss and Your Health

DATE: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
LOCATION: LeCraw Auditorium, GT College of Management
FEES: See description

Please join us for an evening of discussion, exploration and innovation showcase regarding healthcare, information technology and informatics. The evening session will consist of:

Dr. Mark Braunstein (Associate Director, Health Systems Institute; Professor of the Practice, School of Computer Science, College of Computing) will deliver a talk titled " Contemporary Issues of Biomedical Informatics" or What You Want to Know About Informatics and its Impact on You, Your Business and Your Health. 1 hour talk plus 30 minutes Q&A with pre- and post-reception and innovation showcase (booths and tables for interested parties).

Dr. Braunstein is the Associate Director of the Georgia Tech Health Systems Institute and is a Professor with the School of Computer Science, College of Computing. Dr. Braunstein teaches health informatics and is involved in research aimed at wider and deeper adoption of health information technology to improve the quality and efficiency of care delivery. He was also the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Patient Care Technologies, Inc. ("PtCT"), an ATDC Graduate company, a 1998 Inc 500 company, and a leading provider of electronic patient record and care management systems to the home care industry. PtCT was acquired by MEDITECH in 2007.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • What are informatics?
  • Clinical informatics – how they can be used to improve healthcare quality, efficiency and delivery
  • Digital Healthcare – address the delivery, tools and services (ex: digital imaging, EMR, etc.)
  • Biology informatics – tying quantitative analysis to diagnoses and treatment to address research, impacts and success/cure rates
  • Public Health informatics – tying individual information to an overall and aggregate view so that trends may be spotted, addressed, and potentially anticipated based on quantitative analysis and trends. This area is to act as a watchdog for outbreaks (ex: avian flu, SARS), bioterrorism and other detection/prevention and response plans as required.
  • The evening will also include a showcase of industry, academic and current innovation efforts in this area as well as a pre- and post- session reception with Appetizers and beverages.

Register by clicking here


$40.00 - Non Members
$20.00 - Georgia Tech Business Network Professional Members
$20.00 – Non Member Students (with valid ID)
Free – Georgia Tech Business Network Student Members (with valid ID)

Note: *Cash or Checks can be accepted at registration. Please make checks out to "Georgia Tech Business Network". (ATMs available at the corner of 5th Street and Spring – RBC Centura and by the Registration Desk at the Georgia Tech Hotel on 5th and Spring Street).

Appetizers and beverages will be provided during the networking sessions. Alcoholic beverages will only be served to patrons 21+ years old. Photo ID required.

Who should attend: GTBN welcomes Georgia Tech alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as Atlanta community, industry and business leaders and friends of Tech to participate, contribute, attend and join.

6:00 – 6:45pm - Event check-in/registration, showcase and reception
6:45 – 8:15 pm - Keynote and panel discussion
8:15 – 9:00 pm – Showcase, Post reception and event conclusion

Sponsorship and showcase opportunities available

Please contact Heather Shankwiler ( for more information.

For more information:
Contact: L Chason


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