Person-centered care conference planned


DAVENPORT — Leaders in the rapidly evolving medical technology industry will present on the topic to regional healthcare industry leaders, practitioners, students and educators Oct. 1 at St. Ambrose University.

Registration for the daylong conference organized by the Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) of St. Ambrose University will begin at 8 a.m. The conference begins at 9 a.m. in the Rogalski Center on campus.

Topics and presenters include:

• The Future of Digital Health. Presenter: John Halamka, MD, chief information officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.


• OpenNotes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to medical record transparency and access for patients to notes written by their physicians.

• Improving behavioral healthcare from a military perspective. Presenter: Christopher Ivany, MD COL, MC chief, of the Defense Health Agency.

• Good to Great: Treating the disease to treating the person who has the disease. Presenter: Shehzad Niazi, MD, of the Mayo Clinic.
Conference attendees will also hear from several regional experts — Quartet Health, OSF Healthcare System and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation – on using innovation to address changing health and behavioral needs.

“Innovation in technology has endless opportunities to improve and further promote person-centered care,” said Ann Garton, interim director of the IPCC. “That’s why we’ve chosen speakers from the technology sector to speak at this year’s conference. Attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear from the top thinkers and change agents in this field, and we are honored they’re using the IPCC as their platform.”
Registration is available at
conference. CEUs also are offered.

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