Semantic Technology and Healthcare Reform: How to Decrease the Cost of Healthcare with Semantic Technologies
  Bill Victoria   Bill L. Victoria
Senior Technology Solution Architect
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Health Care Services Corp.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010
07:30 AM – 08:20 AM
Level:  Business / Non-Technical

Location:  Franciscan A

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight a few ways to leverage Semantic Technologies in order to pave the way for the next generation healthcare systems, now being coined as Health 3.0.

This session will provide an overview on healthcare reform and how semantic technologies can address key strategic areas in order to decrease the overall cost of healthcare. It will present an introduction into the complex world of ‘healthcare informatics,’ as well as provide insights into the latest industry initiatives and the standards and frameworks that dictate the flow of health related information.

Our goal is to stimulate more dialogue and more collaboration between the semantic community and the healthcare informatics communities toward the ultimate end of reducing the cost and enhancing the overall effectiveness of our healthcare systems.

Bill Victoria has 18 years of experience in the IT industry and served as an IT Architect in various capacities over the past 12 years in industries such as aerospace and defense, manufacturing, telecommunications and healthcare.

He is currently a Senior Technology Solution Architect for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (a subsidiary of Health Care Services Corp., Chicago, Illinois). His key areas of focus are enterprise data and information architecture, semantic technologies, enterprise decision management systems and autonomics. He has an educational background in Healthcare, with a B.S. Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida, and graduate work in Molecular Biology.

Bill provides a unique ability to bring his knowledge of medical science and healthcare, together with his years of experience in IT Architecture, to communicate principles of enterprise architecture to the healthcare industry and to communicate the complexities of the healthcare industry to the IT community.

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