GaHIN Invites Members to Participate in the 9th Annual Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire and Regional Conference

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Executive Director, Dr. Denise Hines, to Present Two Sessions on GaHIN

The Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) is pleased to invite its current and future members to the Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference, which takes place on October 16, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Partnering with the Georgia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (GAHIMSS), GaHIN will host two sessions specific to Georgia’s Health Information Exchange (HIE).

In its ninth year, this signature event is free to the staff members of provider organizations. The Conference focuses on Information Technology within the Healthcare Industry and the state of Georgia, to include Health Information Exchange, Meaningful Use, Emerging Technologies and Clinical Informatics. The conference provides a day-long immersion into Healthcare Information Technology through panel sessions, speakers and vendor presentations. Local thought leaders discuss issues, trends and the future direction of health information technology.

During the conference, GaHIN Executive Director, Dr. Denise Hines, will present information on Georgia’s HIE landscape and will lead a team of experts in discussions and demonstrations around maintaining a secure Health Information Exchange, supporting Meaningful Use requirements and facilitating improvements in health outcomes.

GaHIN will present two sessions:

11:45 A.M.
The “State” of Georgia’s Health Information Exchange – GaHIN
Dr. Denise Hines, Executive Director of GaHIN, will provide an overview and update on the Network’s latest activities and accomplishments statewide, GaHIN’s national Healtheway connection and plans for GaHIN during the upcoming year.

Attendees will learn more specifically about GaHIN’s GeorgiaDirect secure messaging product and Georgia ConnectedCare, its query-based exchange product. A panel will discuss how Georgia’s Health Information Network is improving coordination of care by connecting regional HIEs, healthcare organizations and medical professionals across the state, in addition to facilitating Meaningful Use (MU) information exchange requirements.

3:45 P.M.
Demonstrating Health Information Exchange through Georgia’s Health Information Network – GaHIN
Connected Members of GaHIN will provide demonstrations of information exchange through the network, and will lead a discussion on statewide and national health information connectivity. Attendees will learn how GaHIN can support Meaningful Use (MU) efforts and activities around the coordination of care in Georgia and across the nation.

Please see the website for room number assignments at http://www.healthcaretradefaire.com/Georgia/14/.

The 9th Annual Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference is hosted by GAHIMSS and is Georgia’s largest annual Health IT (HIT) conference. This event draws more than 500 attendees annually from the nation’s leading solution providers, Georgia-based hospitals, health systems, medical clinics and other places of patient care throughout the state. The event fosters networking and collaboration, education and perspective covering an array of HIT-related topics specific to Georgia.

Half of the one-day event consists of conferences—timely educational presentations and sessions—including two keynote sessions/presentations, as well as a wide range of smaller breakout meeting room sessions on a variety of key topics. The other half of the day consists of a trade fair, which historically has featured more than 50 HIT vendors exhibiting their latest HIT-related products and/or services. For updated information on the day’s agenda, visit http://www.healthcaretradefaire.com/Georgia/14/.

Colleagues, clients and members of GaHIN may contact the GaHIN office to receive a special member event VIP pass, which waives the $200 registration fee. Included is a buffet breakfast and buffet lunch, beverages at all breaks and a special conference guide. In order to receive the VIP pass, members must pre-register for the event online and then email GaHIN at info@GaHIN.org to ensure placement on the guest VIP event pass distribution list.

We hope to see you there! To pre-register for the event, visit http://www.healthcaretradefaire.com/Georgia/registration/.

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