Medical interoperability will be the theme of the  West Health Institute‘s Health Care Innovation conference next Thursday, February 6, in Washington DC. According to its organizers, the conference will provide an important venue for stakeholders like providers, payers, vendors, and health systems to collaborate and partner on solutions to achieve interoperability in ways that improve patient care.

Speakers at the event will include Karen DeSalvo, MD, and Jacob Reider, MD, both of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC); Michael Johns, MD, Chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability; Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer & Director, Office of Science & Technology; Jeffrey E. Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration; and Nick Valeriani, Chief Executive, West Health. The luncheon keynote will be delivered by author Malcolm Gladwell.

The full-day conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. There is no charge for the conference. It is open to policy makers, federal agencies, advocacy organizations, business leaders, business development executives, and product and technology specialists with a focus on or interest in health care information technology, particularly in the area of medical interoperability.

For more information, visit the Health Care Innovation Day website.