SOURCE: Washington G-2 Reports, div. of IOMA

October 27, 2005 12:55 ET

Washington G-2 Reports Reveals Its Web-Connectivity Symposium

The Nation's Most Respected Lab Information Company Continues to Build Stronger Connections Between Labs & Physicians

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2005 -- Washington G-2 Reports, the front-runner in independent news and information specializing in the healthcare industry, responds to the increasing adoption of web-based communication systems by hospitals and independent labs by presenting its Web-Connectivity Symposium to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 9-10, 2005, at the world renowned Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

The first Web-connectivity systems for lab order entry and test result reporting hit the scene in the mid-1990s, and after 10 years of fits and starts, it looks like the use of these systems is finally catching on. However, connecting to physician clients via the Web is no easy feat. Labs face numerous challenges, including physician-office apathy, complicated interfaces with LIS systems and physician practice management systems, and the added costs of expanding their IT departments.

Washington G-2's Web-Connectivity Symposium: Building Stronger Connections between Labs & Physicians will showcase informative, practical sessions including a cross-section of dynamic case studies that highlight the latest developments in the fast-changing web-connectivity arena. Key topics to be discussed include: deciding between EMR vs. third-party Web systems; learning how Web-connectivity is a primary tool for capturing new clients; installing connectivity systems based on realistic budget projections; making interfacing easier, quicker and less costly; and effectively structuring payment for Web-connectivity software and services and much more.

Heavy hitting keynoters like Dr. Raymond D. Aller, Director of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response of Los Angels County Public Health, and Paul Park, formerly a strategic planner with Atlas Medical, promise to unveil insights into this rapidly changing industry. G-2's Web-Connectivity Symposium also touts an impressive line-up of speakers such as Jeff Beamsley, President of Hilgraeve; Charles Halfpenny, President of Halfpenny Technologies; Tricia Hugley, CEO of Unipath; and Mark Johnston, Director of Physician Connectivity of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, just to highlight a few. Additionally, the Web Connectivity Symposium is expected to be approved for up to 9.5 continuing education credit hours for the PACE and 9.0 hours for ACCENT.

Washington G-2 Reports/IOMA is the leading source of information on government policy, compliance, business and competitive intelligence for diagnostic testing services, laboratories, hospitals, medical imaging services and providers, and physician practices. G-2 Reports/IOMA's publications include: National Intelligence Report, Laboratory Industry Report, G-2 Compliance Report, Diagnostic Imaging Intelligence Report and Diagnostic Testing & Technology Report. Washington G-2 Reports also publishes major industry studies, holds frequent audio conferences and puts on five conferences each year.

Professionals working within the Laboratory, Pathology and Hospital sectors are encouraged to attend. Attendance is only $745 for non-G-2/IOMA subscribers and $645 for Washington G-2/IOMA subscribers. Please reserve a seat today as limited space is available. For reservations or more information call IOMA/G-2 Reports at 800-401-5937 ext. 2 or visit G-2 Reports/IOMA online at www.ioma.com/g2web.

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