Health Information Technology (HIT) Leadership Summit
November 9, 2010
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Registration Opens at 7:30 AM)
Program will examine Georgia’s leadership in healthcare information technology and how we will build and sustain our premier Healthcare IT workforce
The Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and TAG Health have announced that they will jointly host the Health Information Technology (HIT) Leadership Summit on November 9, 2010. This event, which will run from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, will examine the national spotlight on healthcare, available federal funding, current economic conditions and the urgent need for jobs in Georgia. This critical event will also provide an opportunity to showcase Georgia’s HIT market and career growth in one of the country’s fastest growing industries.
Georgia ranks as the leading state for total HIT revenues according to the Healthcare Informatics HCI-100 list. Over the past decade, Georgia has attained the premier nationwide leadership position as an HIT cluster. This notable achievement is due to the vast assets of the state’s numerous HIT corporations and healthcare providers, served and supported by the diverse resources of multiple companies located in Georgia. Another vital component of this recognition is the highly trained professional HIT workforce provided by nationally prominent university medical schools, technical colleges and other training programs throughout Georgia.
The primary purpose of the November 9th event is to unite business community leaders, healthcare providers and educators to further advance Georgia as the national leader in HIT. The specific focus of the event is to address current and future industry requirements necessary to expand, equip and sustain the professional workforce required to maximize HIT growth in Georgia.