The Promise of Health Information Technology for the 21st Century

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included $30 billion to help physicians and hospitals acquire and implement health information technology (HIT). This conference brings together some of the nation's foremost experts in HIT from both the public and private sectors to explore the potential of HIT as a means of improving the quality of patient care and lowering overall health care costs.

Support for this program has been generously provided by the Sid W. Richardson Foundation. The Health Policy Forum would also like to thank its members: Baylor College of Medicine, Madison Benefits Group, Inc., St. Luke"s Episcopal Health System, Humana, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children"s Hospital.

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Speaker Vivian Ho
Vivian Ho, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality ...

Vivian Ho, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality and costs of health care. Her research is widely published in economics, medical and health services research journals. Ho’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Cancer Society.


Ho has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics, as well as on the NIH Health Services, Outcomes and Delivery study section. She is also a founding board member of the American Society for Health Economists. Ho received her A.B. in economics from Harvard University, a graduate diploma in economics from The Australian National University and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.



Vivian Ho

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When?

Wed, Sept. 22, 2010
9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

Where?

Rice University's Baker Institute