Automation Alley Offers Health Care IT Conference: Troy-based Automation Alley will present a two-part conference on The Potential of Health Care IT on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Walsh College Troy Campus. As a way to understand the impact of Health Care IT and the benefits it would bring to Southeast Michigan, the conference will raise awareness on how to use this significant opportunity and reap business for members and non-members alike.The need to use health information technology to improve patient care, health care quality and clinical outcomes emerged with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009. As a result, an ample amount of ARRA money (in billions) will be spent to provide incentives to physicians for HIT adoption and to recruit students and train them in the field. The theme of the first conference will focus on “Important Facts to Know about Health Care IT.” It will cover critical HIT information (focusing on “what”) at the national, state and county levels and how it can be applied to business. An open discussion on “meaningful use” and the legal realms of HIT will also be held. Registration on Oct. 20 begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program will run from 9 a.m. to noon. The pre-registration cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. The walk-in price is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Pre-registration closes at the end of business on Oct. 18. The first conference is sponsored by Davenport University, Macomb Community College, Michigan Health Information Management and Stout Systems. The Oct. 27 event will cover “Implementation and Know-How,” giving practical ideas on how to use HIT knowledge and corner it to grow business and gain rewards. The day will feature HIT panelists talking about real-life experiencing using HIT implementations, and a panel discussion with representatives from local academic institutions will cover how one can get trained in the industry. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to noon. The pre-registration cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. The walk-in cost is $30 for members and $50 for non-members. Pre-registration closes at the end of business on Oct. 25. The second conference is sponsored by Beaumont Hospitals, ChangeScape Technologies LLC, Davenport University and Macomb Community College. Please note that to attend both days, you must register separately for each conference day. For additional information or to register for the event, visit Automation Alley’s Web site at www.automationalley.com or contact the Resource Center at (800) 427-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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