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We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the

Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
Knowledge Management Summit, November 16, 2002, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Blackford Middleton, Director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development for the Partners Healthcare System, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Middleton will be discussing knowledge management innovations at Partners.  This includes the concept of "baked knowledge" within the workflow of the professional staff, and the critical, even life and death, need for knowledge management within the medical and health care profession.

Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Partners is developing an integrated health care delivery system throughout the region that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities.  Partners is a nonprofit organization.

For more information on the Knowledge Management program at Partners HealthCare, see

"Just-in-Time Delivery Comes to Knowledge Management"
Thomas H. Davenport; John Glaser
Harvard Business Review
July 1, 2002
Pp 107-111

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