Telemedicine Conference Coming to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospitals

April 07, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Bloomfield, Mich. – How is telemedicine becoming integrated into services from hospitals and doctors’ offices to homes and workplaces? How will technology play an even greater role in health care in the future?

National experts are coming to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, to discuss these and related topics at The Annual Connected Health and Telemedicine Conference.

Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smartphones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.

Through real-time communication between patient and medical professional, this technology is a cost-effective alternative to in-person medical care, and can provide several services remotely, such as health assessment, diagnosis, intervention, consultation and supervision.

Speakers at this event will address the nuances associated with building and growing a telemedicine network, and how to engage stakeholders and secure support. Topics will include the role of informatics in telemedicine, healthcare in the digital age, e-ICU, and telemedicine’s place in the future of health care.

Presenters include:

  • Charles P. Friedman, PhD, chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, and professor of Information and Public Health, Medical School, University of Michigan
  • Thomas Nesbitt, MD, MPH, associate vice chancellor, Strategic Technologies and Alliances, and director, Center for Health and Technology, UC Davis Health System
  • Michael Ries, MD, MBA, medical director, Adult Critical Care and e-ICU Advocate Health Care
  • Edward M. Brown, MD, founder & CEO, Ontario Telemedicine Network

There is no charge to attend the conference.

Seating is limited and advance registration is recommended.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is located at 6777 W. Maple Rd. in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

To register, or for more information on The Connected Health and Telemedicine Conference, visit CME Portal, or call (313) 916-8214.

Media Contact:
Sally Ann Brown
(248) 325-3081
sbrown2@hfhs.org