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2009 HITSP Webinar Series to Commence with Introductory Session

New York, Jan 09, 2009

Next week, the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) will kick off its 2009 series of webinars on interoperability in healthcare information technology (HIT).

The 2009 webinar series will commence on Thursday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with an introductory session that will be hosted by Dr. John Halamka.

Mark your calendars!
HITSP’s 2009 webinar sessions will run from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.

Webinar 1: State of HITSP
January 15

Webinar 2: IS 08 – Personalized Healthcare
February 12

Webinar 3: IS 09 – Consultations and Transfers of Care
March 12

Webinar 4: NHIN Real World Sites
April 16

Webinar 5: IS 10 – Immunization and Response Management
May 14

Webinar 6: IS 11 – Public Health Care Reporting
June 18

Webinar 7: HIEs in the Real World – Mass-Share, VITL, Keystone
July 9

Webinar 8: IS 12 – Patient-Provider Secure Messaging
August 13

Webinar 9: IS 77 – Remote Monitoring
September 10

Webinar 10: Medication Management Real World Sites
October 8

Webinar 11: Security, Privacy and Infrastructure
November 12

Webinar 12: IS Real World Sites
December 10

In addition to his role as chair of HITSP, Dr. Halamka is CIO of the CareGroup Health System, CIO and dean for technology at Harvard Medical School, chair of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), CEO of MA-SHARE, and a practicing emergency physician.

Next week’s introductory session will provide a high-level overview of HITSP, including 2008 accomplishments; the relationship of HITSP to the National eHealth Collaborative Board, the new private-sector led successor to the American Health Information Community (AHIC); the latest HITSP initiatives including newborn screening and clinical research; and how HITSP specifications are being implemented today.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Following Dr. Halamka’s introductory session, eleven subsequent webinars will be held throughout the year to further examine specific topics and HITSP Interoperability Specifications (IS). [see sidebar]

The 2009 HITSP webinar series builds upon the success of the nine webinars held during 2008, which were lauded by attendees as “on target and easy to listen to,” “a great overview,” and “very understandable to an audience that probably has a very diverse background.” [see related article]

HITSP’s webinar series is organized by the HITSP Education, Communications and Outreach (HITSP-ECO) Committee, and is free of charge to all interested stakeholders. Participation in the live event requires both telephone and Internet connections. All webinar sessions will be recorded for playback via archives found on

For more information, visit or send an email to

Operating under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HITSP is administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in cooperation with strategic partners including the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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