Health innovations

Health Department Deputy Commissioner Janis Valmond, Health Department Director for Epidemiology Esther Ellis, Frederiksted Health Care Chief Executive Officer Massarae Sprauve-Webster, St. Thomas East End Medical Center Executive Director Moleto Smith Jr., and University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing Research Director Noreen Michael share information on how electronic medical records can improve the territory’s health system at the National Health IT-Virgin Islands Health Innovation Summit on Monday.

ST. CROIX — Local and visiting health care advocates gathered Monday for a daylong conference to discuss the state of health, particularly as it relates to electronic health records.

During the summit, which was attended by health care leaders, ordinary residents and politicians, participants discussed “creating a resilient 21st-century health system” and learned about electronic medical record systems and medical data exchange between health care facilities.

— Contact Brandy Brookes at 340-714-9131 or email