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David Ellis is corporate director of planning and future studies at the Detroit Medical Center. A former "China watcher" for the British government, he emigrated to the United States in 1983 and went on to become managing editor of a demographic journal, found a successful US regional Internet service provider, win the HIMSS Book of the Year award for “Technology and The Future of Health Care” (AHA Press, 2000), publish the monthly online publication, “Health Futures Digest” (hfd.dmc.org), and co-found MEMRI (www.memri.us), the Michigan Electronic Medical Record Initiative.
His role at the DMC is to help its physicians, nurses, and management be aware of the accelerating trends in health-related technologies and to position DMC to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by those trends to advance its goals and fulfill its mission to improve the health of the people it serves.
He has made numerous presentations about technology and its impacts on the future of health care to policymakers, health professionals, non-profit organizations, and corporations. In 2006 he was a keynote speaker at Microsoft’s “Imagine Cup” awards ceremony in New Delhi.
He was educated in England, Hong Kong, and the United States, and holds degrees in business studies, Chinese, and the information and communication sciences.
H&HN Daily Columns by David Ellis:
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