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HIMSS11 attendance is all-time high CONFERENCES

A record-breaking 31,225 attendees found their way

to sunny Orlando, Fla., for the 2011 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition, which was held Feb. 20-24. Total professional registration at the conference also saw an increase to 14,639 registrants, compared to 13,672 regis- trants in 2010. HIMSS11 featured more than 400 education sessions and more than 1,000 exhibiting com- panies and organizations. Keynote presenters included: Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and member of President Obama’s economic tran- sition board; the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Michael J. Fox, actor and founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research; and Richard Boyd, chief architect for Lockheed Martin Virtual World Labs. For more information about HIMSS events, visit www.himssconference.org.

EVENTS April

8th annual World Healthcare Congress (WHCC), April 4-6, 2011, Washington, D.C., is World Congress’ fl agship event that gathers more than 1,800 healthcare, government and corporate leaders to formulate solutions to the challenges of healthcare cost, quality and delivery.

www.worldcongress.com June

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2011 Annual Meeting, June 2-5, 2011, Washington, D.C., is the place to discover today’s imaging informatics essentials and trends. Educational sessions, exhibit hall hours and networking opportunities provide plenty of opportunities for dynamic interaction between practitioners and vendors.

www.siim2011.org

HFMA’s 2011 ANI Healthcare Finance Conference, June 26-29, Orlando, presents how- to solutions for pressing challenges like reform, value, clinical transformation, accountable care and revenue cycles in 82 best-practices sessions. Exhibit hall includes 400 solutions providers and boundless networking opportunities.

www.hfmaconference.org

A growing number of healthcare orga- nizations are turning to Xerox Corpo- ration for technology and consulting services in support of electronic health records (EHRs). In the past year alone, more than 50 clients hired Xerox to advise them on everything from secur- ing meaningful-use funding to building health information exchanges (HIEs). Healthcare providers and states are also working with Xerox to comply with regulations put forth under the HITECH Act and American Recovery and Rein- vestment Act.

Xerox healthcare success hard to copy EHRS

On the electronic medical record (EMR) front,

ACS, A Xerox Company, consults with hospitals like Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., and Cooper University Hospital (CUH) in Cam- den, N.J., on EMR solutions to get the most from meaningful-use stimulus funding. ACS is leading implementation strategies for McKesson’s Paragon solution at Botsford and Epic’s EMR clinical infor- mation system at CUH. When it comes to HIEs, Wyoming is one of several states that ACS is helping to implement a Web-based EHR/HIE system. Working with the Wyoming Department of Health, ACS is helping to integrate the solution with the state’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), other EHR systems, designated laboratories and the state’s immunization registry.

And as for state-level registries (SLRs), fi ve states are currently working with ACS to estab- lish SLRs, which allow providers that participate in Medicaid programs to apply for and receive meaningful-use federal funding via a secure Web site. To learn more about ACS solutions, go to:

www.acs-inc.com.

www.healthmgttech.com

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