Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture; Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 pm; Lister Hill Center Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine.
“Knowledge Services and the Role of Medical Libraries in Healthcare IT”
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, will give the 2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture on Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 pm at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine.
The Lecture will be broadcasted live (and later archived) at http://videocast.nih.gov. A coffee/tea reception sponsored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine will follow the Lecture at the Lister Hill Center lobby. Special NLM tours will be offered at 3 pm and 3:30 pm, starting in the NLM Visitor Center.
Dr. Halamka is the Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School. As Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000 doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients. As Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School, he oversees all educational, research and administrative computing for 18000 faculty and 3000 students. He is also a practicing Emergency Physician.
In addition, Dr. Halamka participates on several state and national committees. He serves as Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), which oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Massachusetts. Dr. Halamka is the current the Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, with the goals of coordinating the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.
The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture was established in 1983 to stimulate intellectual liaison between the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the National Library of Medicine. Leiter was a major contributor in cancer research at the National Cancer Institute and a leader at NLM as a champion of medical librarians and an informatics pioneer.
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