Yuri Quintana PhD was at Google's Mountain View campus on Wednesday presenting at m.15 Connected Health. He discussed ongoing work with global maternal health and work, as well as the Division's own InfoSAGE project, aimed at improving care coordination among families, specifically around care of frail elders.
Charlie Safran delivered medical grand rounds detailing InfoSAGE, and work towards providing informatics tools beyond the doctor and health system level to a community level. Dr. Safran was recently promoted to Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
DCI chief Charlie Safran moderated a discussion with Dr. Brad Crotty (from DCI) and Dr. Tom Agresta, the informatics lead at the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care, on the role of technology in primary care improvement. Topics included patient-generated data, telemedicine and e-visits, and team-based communication. The panel reminded the audience that technology can not solve problems in process, and the group discussed how best to try and implement new technology in primary care delivery.