Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology

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Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM EDT - Friday, September 18, 2015 2:00:00 PM EDT

Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology (HIT): User-Driven Research and Actionable Strategies Responsive to People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Caregivers

A free event sponsored by the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), Interagency Committee on Assistive Technology (ICAT)

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 18, 2015, 8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Location:
U.S. Department of Education,
Potomac Center Plaza
550 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20202
10th Floor Auditorium

Purpose:
To advance the accessible HIT agenda from a compliance-focused paradigm toward one that is user-driven and responsive to human-centered consumer experiences and contributes to improved health and wellness for individuals with disabilities, older adults and caregivers.

Objectives:
• To elevate the importance of accessibility and usability in the nation’s HIT agenda to better meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, and providers.
• To exchange perspectives among diverse stakeholder groups and identify barriers and potential levers of change for creating an accessible HIT ecosystem.
• To highlight the latest research findings and identify best practices and actionable strategies that advance knowledge about health care methods, models, and tools associated with accessible, interoperable and person-centered health IT systems.
• To catalyze new research and development initiatives and collaborative partnerships that move the accessible HIT agenda forward to achieving the Triple Aim of improved patient care, reduced costs, and improved health outcomes for individuals with disabilities, older adults and caregivers.

Who Should Attend?
Disability, aging, accessibility, and HIT researchers and developers, policymakers, government and industry representatives, aging and disability advocates, providers, people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers. Seating is limited so please register early and plan to participate in the entire conference.

Register here


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