AUGUST 2007 PUBLICATION OF THE NORTH JERSEY SECTION OF THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS News from IEEE-USA: Conference to Examine Role Technology Can Play in Managing Health Care Costs and Improving Patient Care Washington (7 June 2007) - The role technology can play in helping the United States manage health care costs by advancing the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease will be examined in a conference at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., on 25 September. Major technological advances have greatly improved patient care since the 1970s, but have come at a steep price. U.S.
health care spending is expected to rise from nearly $2 trillion in 2002 to more than $4 trillion by 2015. The goal of Economic Strategy for Health Care through Bio and Information Standards and Technologies is to emphasize the need to develop a long- term economic strategy for implementing bio and health care information technologies into our health care system. By developing breakthrough biomeasurement, bioinformatics, biologically based and health-information technologies, rising health care costs can be reigned in and quality can be improved.
The outcome of this conference will benefit patients and society by improving the quality and convenience ... more. less.