LA HIMSS Special Event (Free Admission)

October 8, 5:00pm, CDT - 7:00pm, CDT

University Medical Center
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112


Non-member Price: 
Ten Years Later: How Healthcare IT Has Evolved Since Hurricane Katrina

As we celebrate the 10th National Health IT Week in October, we also take time to reflect on the recent 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, an event that forever changed the landscape of New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana, as well as the lives of its citizens. Please join us at the newly opened University Medical Center New Orleans as we take a look at how far we have come in Healthcare IT over the last decade. Our reception begins at 5pm with light refreshments, followed by our panel of New Orleans area Healthcare IT leaders who will discuss the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina, advances made by their organizations to improve patient care in our region, and some of the challenges that remain.  

Speakers for the event include:

Lynn Witherspoon, MD, System Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer at OchsnerHealth System

Tanya Townsend, MSMI, CHCIO, System Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer atLCMC Health

Bettina Owens, Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT at LSU Health Sciences Center.

The event will be held in Conference Room J which is near the hospital cafeteria on the first floor.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the program at 5:45 p.m.