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Join us for Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA keynote address “Healthcare 2.0: Why we must reboot healthcare to create our future”…

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Andrew R. Watson MD, MLitt, FACS will share his experience and insights in integrating health information technologies such as telemedicine, mobile applications and voice recognition, into his clinical practice as a fourth-generation surgeon specializing in colorectal and inflammatory bowel disease.

His talk illustrates how all professions need an occasional reboot in order to be relevant and to shape their destiny. Our profession illustrates this in the following recent publications: Publishing frontiers: The library reboot (As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.) Nature 27 March 2013 ; Five Ways Academic Libraries Support Higher Education’s Reboot and even How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world: Partner with people in unlikely places, be sensitive to users’ cultural needs and share ideas on social media!

Andrew Watson is Vice President, International and Commercial Services Division, UPMC, Executive Director, Telemedicine, UPMC,  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical director of the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) in Pittsburgh. CCM is a joint venture between founding organizations of UPMC, IBM, GE, ALU and Verizon and eight other strategic partners representing global leaders in health care. CCM promotes a new model of health care that seamlessly integrates information technologies which put patients at the center of their care.

Andrew attended Trinity College and received his Masters degree at the University of Oxford. His thesis studied 17th Century English baroque architecture. He attended medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and was elected class president all four years. He returned to Pittsburgh and  UPMC for his surgical training and completed a minimally invasive surgical fellowship.

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