Contact: Mark. D. Burd 412-268-3486
Release Date: Mar 20, 2012
Event: An innovative blend of business, technology and public policy approaches to health care delivery will be on display for industry professionals, faculty and graduate students at the first annual Carnegie Mellon University Innovation in Healthcare Technology Conference. The program will showcase a series of panels discussing such issues as medical devices, information technology, and strategies for delivering care to consumers while adding value to their experience.
Delivering keynote presentations will be Dr. Rasu B. Shrestha, a radiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and vice president of medical information technologies and Don DeLauder, executive director of corporate innovation for Medrad. Shrestha is a champion of patient-centered care and the use of medical informatics to improve safety, quality and efficiency in health care. DeLauder is a founding member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Product Development Management Association.
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, March 23
Where: University Center, Hamburg Hall and Posner Hall on CMU’s Pittsburgh campus
Additional information on the conference and registration is available at http://ihtconference.com/.
Media credentials are available- please contact Mark Burd 412-999-6796.
About Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 11,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe. The university is in the midst of a fundraising campaign, titled “Inspire Innovation: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University,” which aims to build its endowment, support faculty, students and innovative research, and enhance the physical campus with equipment and facility improvements.