HIT '12: Healthcare Information Transformation - I will be attending. Will you?

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I am heading down to Jacksonville Florida at the beginning of April for the HIT '12 conference for Healthcare Information professionals. Let me know if any of you will be attending. If you are a HIMSS member you can apply for one of the free spots.

Details follow:

HIT '12: Healthcare Information Transformation

Leveraging IT to improve healthcare delivery

April 3-4, 2012
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, FL

Today's dynamic IT healthcare professionals face unprecedented opportunities for providing new and improved services in support of increasing efficiencies, improving patient care, and decreasing cost. However, with these opportunities come challenges: ensuring security and privacy, complying with the numerous regulations and "meaningful use" guidelines. Looming deadlines and various projects are competing for IT's time. The HIT '12: Healthcare Information Transformation Conference will help you prioritize and optimize your limited resources.

For the HIT '12: Healthcare Information Transformation Conference we've isolated the top 12 issues that are keeping healthcare IT executives up at night and what can be done to tackle these critical issues. Our top 12 hits will include (not including the bonus tracks):

1.Prioritizing HIT issues in 2012 and beyond
2.IT innovation in the time of compliance
3.The challenges of ICD-10 implementation
4.Storage growth; keeping up with demand
5.Moving from data to analytics/business intelligence
6.Health information exchanges: architecture, applications, connectivity
7.Creating a mobile plan and infrastructure
8.Making information available anytime, anywhere
9.Meaningful use stage 2 and beyond-optimizing IT strategies
10.Considering the cloud for EHRs-or not
11.Integrating inpatient and outpatient information systems
12.Protecting data and privacy
and more.

Industry leaders and senior executives from the healthcare community with
the following job titles:
.CIO
.CMO
.CMIO
.Physician
.Practice Manager
.VP and Director of IT

Overview:
Today's dynamic IT health professionals face unprecedented opportunities for providing new and improved services in support of increasing efficiencies, improving patient care, and decreasing cost. However, with these opportunities come challenges: ensuring security and privacy, complying with the numerous regulations and "meaningful use" guidelines. Looming deadlines and various projects are competing for IT's time. HIT '12 will help IT departments prioritize and optimize their limited resources.

Summary of the event:
In this agenda, I've isolated the top 12-14 issues that are keeping healthcare IT executives up at night and what can be done to tackle these critical issues. Although other events, focus on just mobile and healthcare, cloud and healthcare, EHR/EMR, we are helping senior healthcare
officials to create an IT roadmap with increased demand, but limited resources. We'll discuss prioritization and governance in light of the following issues keeping senior health IT decision makers up all night:
. 5010/ICD10 and how it causing other IT projects to be deferred
. Analytics/Business Intelligence
. Compliance/Regulatory Pressures
. Healthcare Reform and how that will create new investments in healthcare information exchange and analytics.
. Mobile devices/consumer IT
. Security and privacy
. Storage growth
. Vendor product quality: Proprietary vs Open Source software
. Workforce recruitment/retention