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Today, the HealthTech Council, a sister organization of the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) is announcing a call for papers. Determined by the HealthTech Councils research, the need for health IT solutions and budgets seen in nearly all hospitals and health organizations have increased dramatically.
Submissions for the call for papers should include information on Interoperability, EHR, Security, mHealth in the areas of Health IT.
According to Information Weeks article, Healthcare IT Spending To Reach $40 Billion the market for health IT solutions is expected to grow around 24 percent annually. A significant amount of the growth is expected to be related to the mandatory use of EHRs. The adoption of such technologies in health IT software has been a focus of decision-makers in the health IT field due to the effective cost and better care for patients involved which is expected to grow by 30 percent within the next two years.
Another significant contributor to the need for health IT solutions is the mobile health market. On average, the annual growth for mobile health is 17 percent and is expected to grow to nearly 22 percent.
The upcoming HealthTech Council meeting, taking place at the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt, in Cambridge, Md. on October 21-23, 2012. The Health IT Council consists of an elite group of Health IT leaders from health care provider organizations, industry, academia and government who believe in the importance of executive-level collaboration and information exchange to support the modernization of the healthcare industry though IT.
Speakers and Council Members with HealthTech Council include Deanna Wise, EVP, CIO, Dignity Health; Richard Pollack, VP and CIO, VCU Health Systems, Heidi Albright, Director, Institute for Cancer Care Excellence, University of Texas, John Teeter, Former Deputy CIO, HHS; Tim Barker, Privacy Compliance Officer, Vanguard Health Systems, Rick Moore, CIO, National Committee for Quality Assurance; Bre Jackson, CIO, California Health Information Partnership and Services Organization.
Topics in the curriculum of the HealthTech Council Meeting include using EHR to drive value and decision making, security and privacy of health records, information knowledge and exchange, cloud computing strategies, big data/informatics, access management to secure data, mHealth strategies, compliance and more.
Please submit your call for papers to Annieh@healthtechcouncil.org before August 17, 2012.
<strong>About HealthTech:</strong> HealthTech is a sister organization to the well-known and widely respected Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), a 10,000+ member organization serving the government IT community by providing executive-level opportunities for collaboration and the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in areas such as information sharing, enterprise architecture, cyber security and infrastructure modernization. Through its close relationship with executives at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, GTRA leadership quickly identified a need for targeted, focused dialogue to support the needs of the Health IT community. Using their experience and proven track in bringing together world-class thought leaders, GTRA executives launched the HealthTech community in 2011, with the mission of providing high impact forums for executive level collaboration and information exchange on technology issues facing the Health Care community.
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