Austin here we come! OpenNotes hits the mainstream when Executive Director Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, and Senior Strategist Liz Salmi present at the 22nd Annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Conference in Austin, TX, on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
For the first time, OpenNotes will be featured as part of the Health & MedTech track. Notable personalities such as Michael Pollan, Maria Shriver and Edward Ellison of The Permanente Federation will also be featured in this track.
Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Atrium Health, and Bryan Vartabedian, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine join DesRoches and Salmi in the session Transparency in Healthcare, One Note at a Time. The four showcase diverse perspectives within the health transparency movement.
“We are entering an era of prolific innovation in health technology—from apps to AI—many aimed at improving patient-clinician communication,” says DesRoches. “Medicine is having a hard time figuring out how to integrate these innovations into current tools such as the electronic health record. The OpenNotes movement has a simple premise: Patient-clinician communication is powerful whether you use high tech or low tech to share that information.”
Salmi adds, “It makes sense for us to be at an event so well-known for cutting edge art and music because OpenNotes is the most punk rock thing happening in medicine.”
Founded in 1987, SXSW is an annual conference and festival celebrating the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. Event programming is split into 25 tracks featuring sessions, showcases, screenings, and exhibitions, all with an ethos that “the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.”
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