Health 2.0 promotes healthcare technology through a global series of conferences, code-a-thons and more targeted at tech and startup communities. The New Orleans meetup (March 18) will be held at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) along with their Director of Health Systems, Dr. Anjum Khurshid.
LPHI is rolling out the Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (LACDRN), which received nearly $7 million in funding. The network is expected to drive new opportunities in health information technology through its infrastructure for clinical reporting with a focus on diabetes, obesity, sickle cell, and rare cancers.
The funding comes from the National Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and LPHI will collaborate with Tulane University, the Pennington Biomedical Research Institute and Ochsner Health Systems.
“Healthcare has unique technological, regulatory, and economic considerations,” said Co-Founder Rahlyn Gossen. “A specialized group can foster new opportunities, here in New Orleans, by tapping into the Global Health 2.0 resources for new ways of thinking.”
Julia Stewart, Programs Manager for Propeller, will also be in attendance to discuss PitchNOLA 2014: Living Well, the nonprofit’s latest competition focused on healthy living.
Limited seating available so register early at http://health2nola-mar2014.eventbrite.com