Transforming Health Care Through Technology Summit


  • Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center 870 Williston Road Burlington, Vermont

Health care in Vermont— and nationally—is transforming from the traditional fee-for-service model, to a system that can improve the patient experience of care, improve the health of populations and impact health care costs. Information technology is the foundation for the health care reform efforts that will ensure health information is securely and readily available when people need it. See the schedule.

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Summit '15 Topics

This two day event will be packed with five tracks and 15 breakout sessions focused on Health Care Consumers, Health Information Technology, Clinical IT, Health IT Innovators & Health Care Policy.

NEW THIS YEAR! Sessions on Patient Engagement and Health IT Entrepreneurs

Topics Include:

  • Personal Health & Patient Engagement
  • Technology Transformations in Health Care
  • The Connected Clinician: Challenges & Achievements
  • Health IT Innovators and Game Changers
  • Perspectives on Technology and Health Care Reform
  • Hot Topics in Meaningful Use
  • The Road to HIMSS Stage 7 Hospital Certification
  • Health Data Analytics

Keynote and Lunch Speakers

Keynote Speaker: VITL is very excited to announce that Vice President, Innovation & Chief Science Officer Shahram Ebadollahi at IBM Watson Health will be the Summit '15 keynote speaker. As the head of innovations he oversees development, solutions, and partnerships for the IBM Watson Health business unit. As the chief scientific officer, he has global responsibility for the direction of IBM Research in the area of health informatics and also the innovation strategy for IBM Watson Health. He and his team have conducted research in the broad area of health informatics with specific focus on computational health care, and also have enabled software and services in the area of data-driven analytics and big data for healthcare and life sciences applications.

Lunch Speaker: This year's lunch speaker will be David Glickman, delivering A Dose of Healthcare Humor. David Glickman works with healthcare organizations that want to add some comic relief to their events in order to make them really fun and memorable. With a portable keyboard slung over his shoulders on a strap, he combines humor and music for an exciting presentation. In 1985, David left a career in healthcare to become a fulltime speaker and entertainer. He has presented more than 2000 programs since that time, specializing in finding humor in the hectic healthcare environment. David has also worked with everyone from The Beach Boys to Steve Martin and has made several national television appearances.

Registration Fees

Click the link below or the orange Register button in the right column to register for Summit '15.
*We cannot apply multiple discounts to registrations.

  • Regular price for individual attendees =  $129
    • Early Bird rate for individuals only = $99 (until July 31)
  • Groups of three or more = 25 percent off
  • College student discount available - contact summit@vitl.net for more information.