'Inventing the Future' Will Explore Innovation in Healthcare

Thursday, August 12, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Aug. 11 Sacred Heart Hospital is hosting the "Inventing the Future" summit on Tuesday, August 24, to engage healthcare, industry and academic leaders, as well as the general public, in discussions on the role of technology and innovation in the future of healthcare. The day-long session will include leading technology companies from around the world, healthcare executives, clinical specialists and policy advocates.

"Inventing the Future" will feature forums and presentations that address the role of technology and innovation within healthcare reform, electronic medical records and "meaningful use," and patient outcomes. Confirmed participants include:

The summit will take place at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., located in the Chippewa Valley technology corridor. The day will begin at 10 a.m. (Central) and conclude at 4:30 p.m. For more information or free registration, please visit the "Inventing the Future" webpage. Members of the media are also welcome.

About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital strives to provide patients the best, most specialized treatment available by blending advanced technology with the Franciscan tradition to improve health by treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit. As an affiliate of the Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital has been meeting patient needs in western Wisconsin, since 1889, with the latest medical innovations and technology. For additional information about Sacred Heart Hospital, visit

-- Center for Health Transformation -- David Merritt, VP and national policy director -- Wayne W. Oliver, J.D., VP -- MEDITECH -- Howard Messing, CEO -- Hoda Sayed-Friel, VP marketing -- Siemens Medical Solutions USA -- Dr. Donald W. Rucker, VP and chief medical officer -- BrainLAB -- Tom Ruff, senior area sales manager -- Rob Albian, regional manager -- Cray Inc. -- Dave Kiefer, VP of business development -- Hospital Sisters Health System -- Bill Montgomery, CIO -- Becky DiSalvo, chief medical information officer -- Steve Ronstrom, president, Western Wisconsin Division

SOURCE Sacred Heart Hospital


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