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Welcome to the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals


The Washington DC Chapter is the local community of members of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. The AITP DC Chapter typically meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Alfio's La Trattorio Restaurant in Chevy Chase, MD.

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Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) DC Chapter Dinner Meeting and Speaker Presentation September 10, 2015 Thomas "Pete" Petry gave an excellent and informative talk on Electronic Medical Records. Pete started off with a reference to George Carlin's observation/question, "Why do they call it "Practice"? In 2008-2009 fiscal year the enumerated 2.9 million health providers with a new National Provider Identification (NPI). Pete talked about fee-for-service and billing systems using ICD-9 and ICD-10. He gave us a brief but enlightening explanation of epigenetics. Pete told us that data can be structured, unstructured, or semi-structured. He spelled out for us the three Vs in Big Data: Volume, Velocity, and Variability. The new field of automated records will have a huge demand for medical informaticists, as well as data scientists. Storytelling will be a valuable skill. In today's medical world, race and ethnicity are significant variables in risk factors for certain conditions. Stepwise improvements are the nature of the game. Finally, Pete got into CDC vital signs (= "age" of heart); for example, liver and muscle cells are two of the signs for diabetes. He had much more to show from his prepared slides, but perhaps he would honor and entertain us using some of the other information in a future talk. Thanks to Howie Harrell for his report on the presentation. To see Pete’s presentation go to :
Posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: On August 5 there will be a Special MEMBERS ONLY Meeting to honor those with Service pins, and to plan for the coming year. Cost is FREE to reward our members. The reservation cutoff is Monday, 3 Aug NOON. Contact: Jack Roof, for reservation and information.
Posted Friday, July 31, 2015
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: The DC chapter is 60 years old and is in need of new leaders and ideas to decide the future of the chapter. The current board has served long and hard and some have retired. We are holding a Members only meeting to collect ideas and programs topics. Any ideas for increasing involvement and meeting attendance will be greatly appreciated. There are no regular meetings in July and August. Contact: Jack Roof
Posted Friday, July 17, 2015
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: There is no meeting on June 11. We had scheduling conflicts and did not have a speaker. Upcoming topics are on Cybersecurity issues and Robotics. We need volunteers to join the board so come join the fun....
Posted Monday, June 01, 2015
Jack K. Roof wrote on the Washington DC: DC - Washington DC wall: Thanks to Debbie DeChambeau for her May 14 presentation on Email/Social Media Marketing. Focus was on Constant Contact capabilities to make your business more successful. Several took advantage of the early RSVP option and brought a friend for half price.
Posted Monday, June 01, 2015
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