March 6: Investing in Health Information
Technology to Improve Public Health

Kwame Kitson, MD

Vice President of Quality Improvement
Institute for Family Health

Thursday, March 6, 2008
6:00- 8:00 PM
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

3033 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa

Dr. Kitson will join SHAC for a dialogue about investing in health information technology exchange to improve the health of our community. Dr. Kitson is best known for his work on developing innovative strategies to treat and prevent AIDS/HIV, and for using technology to reduce health disparities. He will share how New York City physicians and other health providers are using technology to monitor and improve the health of their community.

Widespread electronic health record (EHR) adoption throughout Sonoma County and beyond carries with it the potential for significant health improvement beyond the immediate benefits to local practices or individual patients. This forum will provide us with an opportunity to come together to talk about how we can work together to improve the health of our community.

Dr. Kitson is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and completed his family practice residency in social medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York. He has worked on various quality improvement initiatives, including one that explores how electronic medical records can help eliminate racial disparities in health outcomes.

The program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Pedro Toledo, RCHC Director of Community and Government Relations at

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