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Online Tech to Attend HIMSS Midwest Fall Technology Conference 2011

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HIMSS Fall Technology Midwest Conference
HIMSS Fall Technology Midwest Conference

Online Tech will be attending the Midwest HIMSS Fall Technology Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 13-15, 2011, hosted by the Midwest Area HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).

The conference theme is Building a Winning Team – Strategies for Healthcare IT Success with several keynote speakers and breakout sessions focusing on the topics of clinical, technology and business healthcare.

Todd Park, CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be speaking on Improving Healthcare through Technology Innovation.

Park co-founded a health IT company, Athenahealth in 1997. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on healthcare strategy, technology and operations. Park also volunteered at the Center for American Progress focusing on health IT and health reform policy.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • C. Martin Harris, M.D., M.B.A., FHIMSS; CIO of the IT Division of the Cleveland Clinic and Chair of HIMSS Board of Directors will speak on Beyond Meaningful use – Transforming our Healthcare System.
  • Chuck Christian, FCHIME, FHIMSS; CIO of the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana, and 2011 HIMSS CIO of the Year will speak on Building a Winning Team for HIT Success.
  • Nina M. Antoniotti, R.N., M.B.A., Ph.D.; Program Director of Marshfield Clinic’s Telehealth Network and past President of the American Telemedicine Association will speak on HIT and Accountable Care – the Role for Telehealth.

In addition to keynote speaker presentations, the conference will feature a large exhibition area for healthcare IT professionals and vendors, and serves as a great networking opportunity to share new technology and information on technology regulations, such as HIPAA compliance standards. Since Online Tech serves a number of healthcare and healthcare software organizations with HIPAA compliant hosting solutions (see our HIPAA compliant case studies), we’ll have our own booth at the exhibition (stop by if you’re around!).

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)

Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of IT and management systems to improve healthcare. With 50 chapters across the U.S., Canada and India and more than 38,000 individual members, HIMSS strives to be a local forum for healthcare system professionals.

Members consist of hospital and clinical organizations, IT system vendors, physicians, nurse and medical informatics professionals and more. Online Tech is a member of the Midwest HIMSS, which includes Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio chapters.

Online Tech recently passed a HIPAA audit by a Certified HIPAA Practitioner (CHP) and Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (CHSS) and was found to be 100% compliant across all 54 HIPAA citations and 136 audited components. That means we can verify we provide HIPAA hosting in our HIPAA compliant data centers with our private clouds, colocation, managed dedicated servers and IT disaster recovery solutions, for a variety of healthcare organizations and healthcare software companies.

Fall Technology Conference 2011

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