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         American Medical Informatics Association
                  1995 Spring Congress
 
                            on
 
              Capturing the Clinical Encounter
 
                     June 25-28, 1995
                    Hyatt Regency Hotel
                       Cambridge, MA
 
About the theme:
 
   Years of work with computers in health care have demonstrated
   their potential to improve quality and reduce cost. Nevertheless,
   computers still have little presence in clinical practice, and
   one of the primary hurdles blocking their use has been the
   difficulty acquiring clinical data. This conference will address
   multiple approaches to capturing the clinical encounter.
 
     - technical approaches to capturing data, including pen,
       speech, natural language, and image input
 
     - applying the technical approaches to capturing
       encounter data from patients and providers
 
     - the vocabulary and conceptual models necessary to
       organize the interface and store the captured data
 
     - integrating data capture into daily practice and
       exploiting the data for practice guidelines
 
   The program offers a variety of formats--tutorials, scientific
   sessions, panels, invited talks, and tours--designed to accommodate
   novices and experts alike.
 
Tutorials (Sunday, June 25)
 
   1. Encounter-based systems
         James R. Campbell, M.D., University of Nebraska
 
   2. Pen- and speech-based systems for clinical use
         Lawrence M. Fagan, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford
         Alex Poon, Stanford
         David Wormuth, M.D., M.P.H., Brigham and Women's Hospital
         Steven Labkoff, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
 
   3. Clinical data modeling
         Stephen B. Johnson, Ph.D., Columbia University
 
   4. Implementing practice guidelines and conputer-stored records
         Clement J. McDonald, M.D., Regenstrief Institute
         J. Marc Overhage, M.D., Ph.D., Regenstrief Institute
         William Tierney, M.D., Regenstrief Institute
 
Keynote (Monday, June 26)
 
   Dr. Samuel O. Thier, President of Massachusetts General
   Hospital and President of Partners HealthCare Systems, is well
   known for his wit and frankness. His talk, "Health Care
   Information Systems: Attraction-Avoidance," will be an inciteful
   and entertaining discussion on the success and failure of
   information systems in health care.
 
Sessions (Monday-Wednesday, June 26-28)
 
   On techniques for capturing data:
   - Pen-based systems
   - Speech and natural language processing
   - Evaluating natural language processing
   - Natural language processing in the clinical domain (invited talk)
   - Mobile pen-based computing: a current status report (panel)
   - OTA assessment of emerging computer interface technologies (panel)
   - Capturing and storing images
   - Capturing disparate data
 
   On applying data capture techniques to encounter data:
   - Experience with provider data entry
   - Techniques for provider data entry
   - Evaluating provider data entry
   - Evaluating patient data entry
   - Techniques and caveats for patient data entry
   - Building user interfaces
   - Accurate data quality with real-time access (panel)
 
   On vocabulary and conceptual models for capturing data:
   - Toward a US standard health vocabulary (panel)
   - Evaluating controlled clinical vocabularies
   - Evaluating the online patient record
   - Tools for vocabularies and conceptual models
   - Modeling the encounter
 
   On integrating data capture into practice:
   - Creating patient data for research and public health (panel)
   - Issues in confidentiality and security (panel)
   - Engineering clinical systems for encounter access (panel)
   - Practice guidelines and decision support
   - Exploiting the World Wide Web for the clinical encounter
   - Using the data and keeping it secure
 
Medical informatics tours (Wednesday, June 28)
 
   Visit one of the many Boston area medical informatics groups:
   Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, MIT, Deaconess
   Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and
   Women's Hospital (DSG and BICS groups).
 
CME: earn up to 22 credit hours of category 1 CME credits
 
Jointly sponsored with:
   Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
 
For information and to register, contact AMIA at:
 
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   (301) 657-1291 voice
   (301) 657-1296 fax