Bill Clinton to speak at medical IT conference in NO

Bill Clinton to speak at medical IT conference in NO

Bill Clinton to speak at medical IT conference in NO

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and a cardiologist-geneticist are keynote speakers for a medical information technology conference March 3-7 in New Orleans.

Dr. Eric J. Topol of Scripps Health in La Jolla, Calif., has written a book that says social networking, smartphones and new tools to map each patient's DNA will give people control of their own genetic and medical information.

He will speak March 5 at the conference, which is called HIMSS13.

Clinton's speech on March 6 will be streamed on the Internet. So will 10 educational sessions. Another 11 pre-recorded educational sessions will be available through the web for participants who can't get to New Orleans.

The exhibition floor will include an area where doctors can view and directly compare a variety of electronic health record programs.

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