04-20-12 | Blog Post

Online Tech to Attend Chicago HIMSS Event on Health IT

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Online Tech will be attending the Greater Chicago HIMSS event next week, April 26, on health IT innovations. HIMSS, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, is one of the nation’s known leaders in facilitating discussions about information technology (IT) and management systems for healthcare improvement. With a chapter in every state, the organization is at the forefront of the latest developments in health IT.

HIMSS Greater Chicago Chapter
HIMSS Greater Chicago Chapter

The event, Health IT: What’s Next in Digital Health?, will feature speaker Kareem Saad from Dell to present on key health IT innovations changing the healthcare landscape, as well as Steve Lieber from HIMSS to provide insight on the widespread national adoption of health IT, and related topics from HIMSS ‘12.

GCCHIMSS.net describes the event topics:

Health IT is transforming our healthcare system. Healthcare reform, industry consolidation, and demographic changes have spurred a significant increase in the U.S. healthcare industry’s use of technology to improve health and enhance the patient experience while trying to help control the ever-increasing cost of care. New players are emerging and cloud computing, social media, and mobile technology solutions targeting patients and healthcare providers are creating new opportunities.

We’re one of those cloud computing providers, continuously improving and developing our solutions to achieve optimal security delivered with responsive management and client service. Online Tech provides fully compliant HIPAA hosting solutions for healthcare organizations, healthcare SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) providers, and other related organizations in our HIPAA compliant data centers.

We invested in and passed a third-party audit designed to test everything –  including our technology, policies, procedures, employee training, security measures, access controls and more, in order to ensure we can offer fully compliant HIPAA cloud hosting, colocation and managed servers. And, we’ll sign the business associate agreement (BAA) with every healthcare client. For a comprehensive guide to HIPAA compliant data centers for covered entities and business associates, read our recently published HIPAA Compliant Data Centers White Paper.

The meeting will be held at the Tripp Lite World Headquarters at 1111 W. 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois. Register online and view directions to the headquarters here.

We are a diverse group of experienced healthcare professionals working in the greater Chicagoland area. We work at hospitals, corporate health systems, consulting firms, vendor organizations, universities, and a wide variety of other organizations. Many of us are the decision makers in our organization. Our members range from CEOs, CIOs, and other senior executives to analysts and students. We have technical members and clinical members. The majority of GCC’s members have well over ten years of experience in the healthcare field.

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