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October 2007 - Volume 4 - Issue 4

South Florida Health Information Initiative (SFHII) 2nd Annual Educational Summit

Newt Gingrich Video Streamed for the Conference

The South Florida Health Information Initiative (SFHII) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Health Information Technology Summit on Thursday, November 8th at The Florida International University, Kovens Center, from 8:00 am until 5:00 p.m. SFHII envisions a healthcare community that maximizes its technological resources to establish and maintain a private and secure health information network that allows health care providers to access patient information when and where it is needed. The theme of this yearís summit is "Putting the Vision into Practice".

Executive Director, Carladenise Edwards, Ph.D. comments, "This yearís educational summit is an opportunity for the entire South Florida community to come together to explore the technological solutions available for improving health care quality, efficiency, and access." The summit will feature many eminent speakers, including Newt Gingrich, Ph.D., a Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and Founder of the Center for Health Transformation, John Rock, M.D., Dean, Florida International University College of Medicine and a respected endocrinologist, Aristides Pallin, M.B.A., CIO, Miami Childrenís Hospital, Bernd Wollschlaeger, President-Elect of Dade County Medical Association, and Dan Gaylin, Senior Vice President of the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago and a national expert on health information systems.

Topics on the agenda include how to develop a private and secure health information exchange, benefits and challenges related to the adoption and utilization of electronic health records in health care settings, identifying the return on investment and value proposition to providers, patients, and third party payors who utilize health information exchange, and the role of the health information in advancing knowledge through research and practice.

This will be a CEU accredited seminar where industry leaders from health care, academia, government, philanthropy and commerce will meet to share and exchange information that will move the South Florida community closer to its vision of a premier healthcare community that maximizes its technical resources to establish a cost-effective and secure system for exchanging health information.

To register, please call (305) 893-2916 or check out the event website:
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