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DHITS 2018

One Team – One Mission: The Future is Now!

The 2018 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS), being held July 24-26 at the Caribe Royale Convention Center in Orlando, FL, provides the venue for critical information management and information technology knowledge sharing, innovative ideas, discussion of lessons learned and new developments. Most importantly, this symposium provides a unique opportunity for leadership to communicate effectively and proactively the Department of Defense's strategy to update, sustain, and integrate legacy systems while modernizing the electronic health record.

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Plenary Session: Mr. Pat Flanders, Deputy Assistant Director for Information Operations, Defense Health Agency
  • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Keynote Address: Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Plenary Session: Mr. Barclay Butler, Acting Assistant Director for Healthcare Administration, Defense Health Agency
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. – MHS GENESIS Lessons Learned: Vice Adm. Raquel Bono and Ms. Stacy Cummings, Program Executive Officer, Defense Healthcare Management Systems

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

  • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Plenary Session: Dr. Terry Adirim, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Thursday, July 26, 2018

  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Plenary Session: Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Considerations
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Plenary Session: Digital Care Delivery and the Future of Virtual Care

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