Final agenda as well as breakout session presenters at the conference, taking place at the Governor Hotel in Portland, Oregon on Monday, November 14–11 am – 7pm; Tuesday November 15 7am–2pm.
Keynote speakers at the conference will include Jack Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health Plans, Brian DeVore Director of Industry Affairs from Intel Corporation, and Dr. Alan Bates, Oregon State Senator and Practicing Physician.
Breakout sessions will focus on Clinical/Quality, Technology and Business Healthcare topics from the following delegates:
• Florence Change-Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of MultiCare Health System
• Joseph Ronzio and Tracy Dekelboum from VA Northwest Health Network's Telehealth Network
• Dick Taylor-Chief Program Officer – EPIC Providence Health and Services
• Dana Lewis -Interactive Marketing Specialist at Swedish Medical Center
• Shelly McDermott and Brenda Ding from OTB Solutions
• Sandy Kennedy- RN, BSN, Healthcare Consultant, Vancouver Coastal Health, Blue Zone Consulting
• David Finn-Health IT Officer Symantec
• Michael Mills-VP of Technology AppSense
• Deepa Saldana-Senior Security Officer Coalfire Systems
For times and event agenda: nwhimssconference.com/speakers/SpeakerSchedule.pdf
“The HIMSS NW Technology and Education Symposium is an exciting opportunity to network with peers and stay abreast of the latest developments in health IT,” said Brian Ahier, Health IT Evangelist from the Mid-Columbia Medical Center. “Whether you are a healthcare provider trying to navigate the shifting landscape of health reform, or a vendor providing innovative technology solutions to the pressing problems we all face, this conference is critically important. The future of healthcare is technology enabled, so don't miss this first ever event” he added.
This conference will give attendees the chance to hear from business, clinical and technology experts about the current state and future road map of delivering health care in the Northwest.
“From telehealth to social media, from payment reform to ICD-10, this conference has something for everyone,” added Mr. Ahier. “With important keynotes from Jack Friedman of Providence, Brian DeVore of Intel, and Senator Alan Bates, MD, you don't want to miss this.”
Registration for the conference is $125 for HIMSS members, $175 for non-members, and $50 for students.
Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities are still available. Visit nwhimssconference.com/.
Raina McSherry 503-970-9105
About HIMSS Oregon
The Oregon Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (himss-oregon.org) is a professional organization dedicated to the development of healthcare information technology professionals throughout the state Oregon and southwest Washington. Our mission is to bring healthcare professionals together with their clinical and business partners in educational settings to explore issues of common concern, network with peers, and grow professionally by sharing knowledge and experience and by learning about new tools, methods and technologies.
About HIMSS Washington
The Washington Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (himsswa.org) is focused on providing leadership in healthcare for the management of systems, technology and information. The Chapter promotes an organized forum for continuing education and exchange of ideas amongst its members to improve healthcare information and management systems that support patient care and wellness.
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.