SOURCE: World Congress

December 11, 2007 06:30 ET

Adam Bosworth, Google Health Architect and Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of World Wide Web, to Conclude 3rd Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress Today in Washington

Conclusion of Three-Day Conference Features Use of Semantic Web Technologies in Healthcare

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - World Congress, the leading provider of global healthcare forums, will conclude its 3rd Annual World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress in Washington, D.C. today with a featured morning keynote address by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and, and a closing keynote by Adam Bosworth, the architect of Google Health and co-founder and CEO of Keas, Inc., a new San Francisco-based Health 2.0 company.

Both Berners-Lee (9 a.m. keynote) and Bosworth (3 p.m. keynote) will bookend the final day of the conference with their unique perspectives on how the intersection of technology and healthcare can improve the delivery and quality of healthcare.

WHIT 3.0 has convened 400 senior-level leaders from healthcare, technology and government. Today's other featured presenters include Steve Case, CEO of Revolution Health and Andy Slavitt, CEO of Ingenix. Visit for the day's complete agenda.

WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Today, Tuesday, December 11, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CONTACT: Patrick Golden, World Congress Director of Communications, 617-372-1802

Bosworth, Google's former Vice President of Product Management and architect of Google Health, a planned online platform for organizing the world's abundance of healthcare information, left Google earlier this year and serves as co-founder and CEO of Keas, Inc., a new Health 2.0 company based in San Francisco, California. He will deliver his unique perspective on how America's Healthcare System can be fixed through an alignment of physics, speed and psychology.

In January 2007, Adam Bosworth addressed the team at Google's New York Office on why AJAX (a web development technique used for creating interactive web applications) failed. Now, nearly a year later, Bosworth has left Google, and is helping people to live healthier lives by working with the health community. Bosworth will discuss how America's healthcare system, analogous to AJAX, can be successful through an alignment of physics, speed and psychology.

Tim Berners-Lee will speak on the use of semantic web technologies in the Life Sciences including healthcare specific applications, how the next generation of W3 will reshape how healthcare is delivered. In addition he will address the issue of data privacy in healthcare information exchange, the mobile web initiative and say a few words about net neutrality.

The semantic web is a vision of information that is understandable by computers, so that they can perform more of the tedious work involved in finding, sharing and combining information on the Web.

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