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Strengthening APEC's Innovation Agenda

APEC is the only Asia-Pacific multilateral organization in which the U.S. participates at the summit level. Since President Clinton hosted the first APEC Leaders’ meeting in 1993, the forum has grown to address a wide range of important trade issues and has facilitated closer linkages and rapid economic growth among its members.

To support APEC Leaders’ and Ministers’ goal of leveraging health information technology (HIT) advances to prevent and combat infectious diseases, in NBR coordinated an interactive seminar in August of 2009 for the APEC Health Working Group and in cooperation with the Life Sciences Innovation Forum. NBR has extensive experience in convening outcome oriented, cross-sectoral meetings on leveraging HIT advances for better outcomes. NBR also serves as the Secretariat for the Pacific Health Summit, which seeks to connect science, industry, and policy for a healthier world.

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For more information, please contact:

Meredith Miller
Senior Vice President, Trade, Economic and Energy Affairs & Outreach and Director, Washington D.C. office
202.347.9767 eta@nbr.org

APEC Health IT Report: Leveraging Advances in Health IT

“Leveraging Advances in Health IT” by NBR highlights observations and recommendations from leaders gathered at the August 2009 workshop on how health IT can help combat infectious diseases and improve health care delivery in the Asia-Pacific.

2009 APEC Workshop: Leveraging Advances in Health IT to Prevent and Combat Infectious Diseases

On behalf of the APEC Health Working Group and in cooperation with the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum, NBR in association with the HiMSS Asia Pacific convened this seminar to identify how health IT can help combat infectious diseases and improve health care delivery in the Asia-Pacific.