ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - The third annual Health IT Leadership Summit will showcase the latest innovations and approaches to meeting the future needs of healthcare, from improving the population's health to addressing the quality and cost of healthcare (www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org). Join the industry's top thought leaders at the 2012 Summit Dec. 4 at the Fox Theatre from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., hosted by Verizon Wireless.
The Summit ranks as one of the nation's premier health IT events. Last year's Health IT Leadership Summit brought together a sell-out crowd of more than 600 business leaders, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations.
Highlights for 2012 include: featured speaker Lee Aase, Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media; a blue-ribbon roundtable of healthcare executives who will address the impact of the recent election; and industry experts addressing healthcare transformation and innovation topics. Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to vote for the student innovation award and visit the Intel Hall of Innovation to see the latest advances in health IT.
"The Summit highlights Georgia's role as the nation's capital of health IT," said Carol Henderson, Director of the Health Sciences & Advanced Technologies team at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "Georgia is the perfect place for a gathering of national thought leaders to discuss the issues that affect the future of health IT, and the Summit provides a unique opportunity to hear from them and all stakeholders in the HIT industry."
Georgia is the nation's health IT capital and is home to more than 225 health IT companies and seven companies on the HCI-100, including McKesson Technology Solutions, which is ranked the world's largest by Healthcare Informatics. Georgia's health IT companies employ approximately 16,000 people in the state, and thrives due to the concentration of best-in-class health IT vendors, nationally recognized care providers, global public health organizations such as CARE and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a continuum of workforce development programs that ensure trained employees at all levels.
The Health IT Leadership Summit was founded in 2010 by three organizations to support the growth of the health IT industry: the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Health.
Additional information/registration: www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org.