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SDForum, IBM to Host HIT Symposium

May 20, 2010
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SDForum (San Jose, Calif.) has announced that it will host its first ever symposium on healthcare information technology in partnership with IBM (Armonk, N.Y.). The event is being hosted by Pillsbury Winthrop on Tuesday June 8th, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. PT in Palo Alto. Experts, investors and executives including Lonne Jaffe of IBM, Brian Ascher of Venrock and Adam Bosworth of KEAS will speak about opportunities for innovation in healthcare IT, and potential problems that the industry faces.

The forum will focus on the current need for efficient and economic delivery of healthcare, and who in Silicon Valley is responding effectively to this need.

"The increased use of healthcare information technology can enable clinicians to make more evidence-based treatment decisions, decisions that are based on a comprehensive view of a patient's medical history and the latest analytics comparing the effectiveness of all available treatment options," said Lonne Jaffe, Director Public Sector Solutions, IBM. "By enabling physicians, hospitals, labs, pharmacies, payers, and patients to collaborate more effectively, healthcare information technology can also dramatically lower the costs of delivering care, helping to make the economics of the healthcare industry more sustainable."

Attendees to the symposium will have the opportunity to share insights and network with business executives, startups and investors in the healthcare information technology market.

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