The following article is an excerpt from the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s blog:
Last week I had the good fortune to travel to warm and sunny Orlando – not for the typical kid-friendly reasons, but for the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. HIMSS is an organization made up of healthcare providers and technology suppliers (vendors) with chapters across the nation. It was, in fact, founded at Georgia Tech in the early 1960s. The Georgia chapter won the Chapter of the Year distinction in 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Denise Hines, and continues to set an example for other chapters under its new chair, Christopher Kunney.
For the third year in a row, the state of Georgia – the only state to do so – has had a pavilion in the exhibit hall to showcase just a few of its many health IT companies. This year’s companies included Brightwhistle, PointClear Solutions, QTS, Velocity Medical Solutions, Patientco, Digital Assent, Automation Control Products and ACR 2 Solutions. Georgia Tech and Georgia HIMSS were also represented. (I might also add it was the place to pick up brochures on the fifth annual Health IT Leadership Summit, which will be held November 20th in Atlanta.)