SOURCE: Collaborative Communications Summit

April 17, 2007 11:00 ET

Senior Leaders From Provider Groups to Address Evolving HIT Landscape at Collaborative Communications Summit During National Health IT Week

Transforming Health Care Through Health Information Technology

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- The Fourth Annual Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology ( will take place May 17-18, 2007 at the Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C. The CCS is a proud partner of National Health IT Week (

The CCS will bring together some of the most accomplished healthcare executives to address rapid growth, changing business models, and the transformation taking hold in health information technology. The summit will feature keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, networking receptions and innovative product demonstrations.

Healthcare executives from Partners Healthcare, Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Mesa Quality Health Network, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, GE Healthcare, IBM, National Defense University and more will discuss how HIT is currently being utilized and the challenges of widespread adoption.

The Opening Keynote Presentation, "Connecting the Dots: How the Right Information Can Transform Healthcare," will be presented by Glen Tullman who is the Co-Chair of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative and is also the CEO of Allscripts.

Day two's Keynote, "Connecting with Patients at Partners HealthCare: The Patient Gateway Experience," will be presented by Blackford Middleton who is Corporate Director of Clinical Informatics Research & Development and Chairman of the Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL) at Partners Healthcare System.

Sponsors and Partners of the summit include Alcatel-Lucent ( who is the Gold Sponsor, ADVA Optical Networking (, ADVANCE for Health Information Executives (, Allscripts (, Amcom Software (, AMDIS - Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (, CareData Patient Tracking Systems ( who is a Silver Sponsor, Corporate Research Group (, Delmarva Foundation (, Federal Telemedicine News (, GE Healthcare (, Healthcare Informatics (, InterCall (, Microsoft (, National Healthcare IT Week (, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems (, Russell Reynolds Associates (, Security Stock Watch (, Wolters Kluwer ( and Yipes (

About CCS:

The 4th Annual Collaborative Communications Summit: Transforming Health Care through Health Information Technology is designed to help top-level executives, legislators, physicians, regulators and technologists come to grips with the swirling forces of technology change, policy development and changing business models, giving you unparalleled insight into the forces that shape tomorrow's healthcare information technology markets.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Waco Hoover