Optimal to Co-Sponsor, Participate in University of Maryland Health IT and Economics Workshop
College Park, Md. - September 22, 2010 -- Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) is a proud co-sponsor and active participant in the First Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE). The conference is hosted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Health Information and Decision Systems at the University of Maryland.
Optimal President Dr. Mark Turner will serve as a member of the workshop’s Policy and Practice Panel and will draw on his background to provide perspective on the economics of health technologies in practice, as well as policy implications. Additionally, Ben Locke, Research and Technical Analyst III, has been invited to present a demonstration of health IT solutions Optimal currently utilizes in its work.
The workshop will be held October 8 through 9, 2010, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Dr. Turner will appear as part of the Policy and Practice Panel October 8, 2010, from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, please visit the WHITE 2010 website: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/chids/white/. For more information on Dr. Turner, please click here.
The Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE) aims to stimulate new ideas and contribute to the understanding of how health IT can influence healthcare costs, quality outcomes, and policy. The workshop will gather prominent scholars from areas such as health informatics, public health, computer science, economics, and information systems and build the foundation for a “multidisciplinary health IT research community.”
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Founded in 2000, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC is a non-partisan public policy research firm dedicated to rigorous and evidence-based research. Optimal's clients are local, state, and federal governments; non-governmental organizations; and corporations and foundations. Located in the M Square Research Park, Optimal has grown quickly by building on a reputation of exceptional services and products. Our clients benefit from our innovations, value, and efficiency, which we have been able to establish through a robust technology-based infrastructure, uncompromising and documented quality-control procedures, and effective employee recruitment techniques. Optimal has four research centers: health, education, workforce development, and housing.
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