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Health Information Technology Leaders Gather at Collaborative Communications Summit to Address Current Industry Trends and the Future of Health Information Technology

March 12, 2007

The Fourth Annual Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology, (www.ccsexpo.com), will take place May 17-18, 2007 at the Ritz Carlton Washington, DC.

The theme for this year’s summit, “Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology,” is geared toward provider, healthcare system, government agency CIOs, CMIOs, CTOs, and VPs of IT. The summit is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models.

The opening keynote will be presented by Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health & Human Services, who will share her vision and perspective for the impact HIT has and will continue to have on healthcare.

“Most industries in America have used information technology to make their businesses more cost effective, more efficient and more productive — and the truth of the matter is health care hasn’t,” President Bush said in his 2007 State of the Union.

Some of the in-depth case studies and presentations that will be featured include the National Defense University, Department of Veterans Affairs, Johns Hopkins University, Charleston Area Medical Center, Center for Health Transformation, and the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates.

Key themes include: President Bush’s goal of universal EMRs, which organizations are key players in HIT, key privacy and security considerations affecting HIT, as well as case studies and success stories.

Sponsors and Partners of the summit include Alcatel-Lucent (www.alcatel-lucent.com) who is the Gold Sponsor, ADVA Optical Networking (www.advaoptical.com), Amcom Software (www.amcomsoft.com), AMDIS – Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (www.amdis.org), CareData Patient Tracking Systems (www.caredata.med.pro) who is a Silver Sponsor, Corporate Research Group (www.corporateresearchgroup.com), Delmarva Foundation (www.dfmc.org), InterCall (www.intercall.com), Northrop Grumman (www.northropgrumman.com) who is a Silver Sponsor, Security Stock Watch (www.securitystockwatch.com), and Yipes (www.yipes.com).

About CCS:

The 4th Annual Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology” is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models, giving you unparalleled insight into the forces that shape tomorrow’s healthcare information technology markets. www.ccsexpo.com

 Contact: Waco Hoover CCS +1.646.502.7563  

SOURCE: Collaborative Communications Summit




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