MARCH 8-9, 2012: Canada-US Healthcare Technology Summit: Improving Care through Innovation

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Thursday evening networking 3/8/12 & Educational Seminar Friday 3/9/12 Doubletree Pittsburgh

As total annual U.S. healthcare costs continue to soar, the role of healthcare and technology has taken over discussions in Washington and on Wall Street – and now Pittsburgh. On March 8 and 9, the Consulate General of Canada in Buffalo and The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, along with the Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (WPHIMSS) are partnering to present the inaugural Canada − United States Healthcare Information Technology Summit − “Improving Care Through Innovation” – which will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh.

The summit aims to foster partnerships and identify opportunities for synergies among Canadian healthcare technology companies and U.S. hospitals, health insurers and healthcare delivery partners, to identify and accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions – ultimately leading to improved outcomes and lowered costs.

The event will kick off on March 8 with professional networking, speakers and an interactive discussion session, while the following day’s events will include educational sessions and a keynote speaker. Representative discussion topics include:

– Surviving the conversion to ICD-10 codes
– Use of SMS/Text Messaging for successful health management
– Health IT Security Concerns & How to Protect Your Data and Patients
– Use of Social Media in Healthcare

To register, visit www.wphimss.org and click on the blue Register Information button. Registration deadline is Monday, March 5th at 5 p.m.