Keynotes Announced for CBMi 2012 Healthcare Informatics Symposium

CBMi is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 2012 Healthcare Informatics Symposium. Save the date – the symposium will be held on April 27, 2012, again at The Sheraton Downtown/City Center Philadelphia Hotel. More information about registering for the symposium will be available in early 2012. Save the date.

Keynote Speakers

Martin Kohn, MD

Martin Kohn, MD
Chief Medical Scientist
Care Delivery Systems, IBM Research
IBM’s Watson and the Future of Healthcare

The DeepQA technology behind IBM’s Watson natural language processing (NLP) computer system is not just for game shows like Jeopardy! Watson’s ability to understand the meaning and context of human language, and rapidly process this information holds enormous potential for the healthcare industry, particularly as we move toward patient centered healthcare. Dr. Kohn will discuss the role Watson might play in the future of healthcare.

Charles Friedman, PhD

Charles Friedman, PhD
Director, Health Informatics Program,
University of Michigan Schools of Information and Public Health and Former Chief Scientific Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Dr Charles Friedman discusses how a learning healthcare system can generate new knowledge as an ongoing, natural by-product of the care experience, and seamlessly refine and deliver best practices for continuous improvement in health and health care.

Abstracts are currently being accepted.
Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on informatics topics including:

  • Technical innovations and creative solutions in informatics
  • Mobile health applications and solutions
  • Data management insights
  • Personal health data privacy and security
  • Informatics policy and governance issues
  • Workforce development and education

To submit your abstract,

For more information about the 5th Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium,
contact Donna Vito at


About Donna Vito

Outreach Manager, Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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