Why Coders Are Key to Better Healthcare

There are currently more than 500,000 computer jobs unfilled in the U.S. While there is a common public misperception that the impact of these job shortages are felt only in the tech sector, in reality the implications are far more broad. 

This @Microsoft program examines how data and technology are shifting the workforce demands of the healthcare industry. For example, the availability of big data” has become instrumental in tracking disease outbreaks and understanding public health trends. In addition, new technologies empower patients to better manage their health and enable doctors to provide the best care possible. While the promise of healthcare technologies is enormous, its benefits may be hampered by the lack of a skilled workforce able to create, manage, and maintain this effort. 

Please join us at the Microsoft Policy and Innovation Center in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 15th at 8:30am to hear from experts discussing how data and technology are transforming the healthcare industry and its workforce needs.

Panelists will include:

Stephen Cracknell 
President and Chief Information Officer, US Medical IT 

Michelle Dunn 
Senior Advisor for Data Science Training, Diversity, and Outreach, 
National Institutes of Health

Lygeia Ricciardi 
Founder and PrincipalClear Voice Consulting

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to save your spot at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, and don't forget to join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #digitalhealth

This event has been planned to comply with the requirements of the Legislative and Executive Branch gift rules. Executive Branch personnel wishing to attend should consult with their designated Agency Ethics Office.

WHEN
September 15, 2016 at 8:30am - 10am
WHERE
Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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