Saturday, October 31, 2009

HIMSS Virtual Conference coming up soon

Planning on pursuing a career in health information technology (Health IT)?

You'll want to get plugged in with HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). There's a HIMSS Virtual Conference and Expo coming up in a few days (November 3-4) and it's a great way to meet people and learn more about the industry. You don't have to go anywhere. The conference comes to you! I've participated in this several times and I look forward to this event. If you happen to miss the live lectures, then you'll have a chance to view them on-demand after the conference ends.

Here's a small summary of the event:
The HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo is not a Web Seminar; it is a fully interactive event that incorporates online learning, live chat, active movement in and out of exhibit booths and sessions, vendor presentations, contests and more. Because the conference is 100 percent virtual, you can experience the expo from the comfort of your own desk. Save yourself the travel expenses and get right to the industry information and solutions you seek.
I'm particularly looking forward to the keynotes:
Opening Keynote:
ARRA HITECH and Health Information Exchange: Opportunities and Pitfalls

John Kansky, MS, MBA
Vice President -- Business Development, Indiana Health Information Exchange
Indianapolis, IN
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
9:00-10:00 CT

Closing Keynote:
Understanding the Landscape of EMR Usability: Implications for ARRA and Beyond

Jeff Belden, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
University of Missouri - Columbia
*Qualified individuals receive complimentary registration. Non-qualified individuals can register for $99.00 HIMSS members/$119.00 non-members.

You can also earn CME and CE credits towards continuing nursing and physician education, renewal of CPHIMS or PMP credentials, as well as earn credit towards HIMSS Member Advancement to Senior Member or Fellow.

To learn more and to register for this event, visit:
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