Dr. John D. Halamka will give the 2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/Medical Library Association Lecture, Wednesday, May 26. It will take place at 2 p.m. in Lister Hill Center auditorium, Bldg. 38A.
Halamka is chief information officer of both Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. In his role at the hospital, he is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3,000 doctors, 14,000 employees and 2 million patients. At Harvard Medical School, he oversees all educational, research and administrative computing for 18,000 faculty and 3,000 students. He is also a practicing emergency physician.
In addition, Halamka participates in several state and national committees. He is chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network, which oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Massachusetts. He is also the current chair of the U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel and co-chair of the HIT standards committee, with the goal of coordinating the process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.
The lecture will be recorded and broadcast live on the web to MLA members and the NIH community at http://videocast.nih.gov.