"No Matter Where" Documentary Screening

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"No Matter Where" Documentary Screening

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A screening of the No Matter Where documentary, will be free and open to the general public on Monday, June 29 from 4 - 6 pm at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS.

The No Matter Where documentary brings alive the concept of health information exchange and its importance to effective and safe health care. To assume that doctors always have access to your medical information, no matter where it is needed, is wrong. Your medical information may be trapped behind a closed door--unable to be retrieved when you are in the emergency room, or the victim of a natural disaster, or even when you are traveling. However, thanks to ordinary citizens exhibiting extraordinary tenacity, we have begun to witness a transformation in the healthcare system, where patient information is available no matter where it is needed. This transformation has been slow, at times painful, occasionally dramatic, unfortunately, traumatic to some, and not universally supported. This 76-minute documentary follows the journey of pioneers who have shepherded us into this era and provides a glimpse into the lives of patients, healthcare providers and advocates and adversaries from the public and private sectors. Follow a team of crusaders -- doctors, nurses, widows, parents, and spouses -- working to fix this problem.

The event will be free and open to the public at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. The documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS, Chief Informatics Officer and Professor Bioinformatics and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

No tickets are required and there is no admissions fee. Registration or RSVP is encouraged to help us plan how many people to expect at the movie theater. The first 200 people to RSVP will receive a complimentary water bottle the evening of the screening.

The following morning, June 30, there will be a panel on health information exchange hosted at the University of Michigan.

For more information, please visit http://medicine.umich.edu/dept/learning-health-sciences/events/201506/documentary-no-matter-where

To view the movie trailer, please visit https://vimeo.com/99071132