The Patient, the Practitioner, and the Computer

Holding on to the Core of Our Healing Professions in a Time of Technological Change

Friday, March 17, 2017 through Sunday, March 19, 2017

Friday: Providence Biltmore Hotel,
11 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903
Saturday and Sunday: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University,
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912 

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Conference Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth Toll, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University and attending physician at The Medicine-Pediatrics Primary Care Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Shmuel Reis, MD, MHPE

Professor & Academic Director of The Center for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University /Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel. Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University. Family Physician, Gilon, Israel

Program Description: 

 As technology enters all aspects of modern medical care, the presence of the computer in the exam room has profoundly affected the relationship between patients and their practitioners and between practitioners and their work. This first international symposium will bring together leading researchers from around the world to examine what modern science has learned about the impact of the electronic record on the patient-practitioner relationship, how human relationships figure in software and device design, and current best practices for successfully integrating computers into clinical practice, while keeping the patient at the center of care. 

This Conference is Intended For: 
• Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, mental health professionals, and patients
• Interested members of the general public and officials involved in healthcare technology
• Educators of health professionals who teach the incorporation of technology into patient care
• Researchers studying rapport, attention, multitasking, practitioner satisfaction and burnout, and best practices for EHR implementation in clinical settings
• EHR and device designers
• Leaders of medical organizations involved in information technology implementation and clinician satisfaction