TAG Health, GHIE, & Georgia HIMSS
The Economic Stimulus Package and Healthcare Technology
How will the stimulus money flow, and how can you prepare?
As national and local leaders plan the
transformation of the delivery of health services through the adoption of
health information technology (HIT), stakeholders are still uncertain as
to how Federal stimulus monies will flow and ultimately impact Georgia
strategies, plans, policies, and economy.
This event will bring together key national, state, and local leaders to
provide insight into the HIT provisions within the American Recovery And
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) ---- specifically how ARRA is expected to
accelerate the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health
Information Exchanges (HIEs), and other technologies in physician offices,
hospitals and other care settings. Also represented will be the role and
views of additional key stakeholders including public health, employers,
and payors. The ARRA provides the largest influx of money from the Federal
government for HIT.
This program will feature Commissioner Dr. Rhonda Medows, from the Georgia
Department of Community Health, who will present the strategic vision for
how the state of Georgia is planning to use HIE and HIT to advance the
health of Georgians. This event will culminate by featuring success
stories from Georgia and across the country, including interactive
roundtable discussions that will address lessons learned, economic
feasibility, long-term financially sustainable models, and suggested
community next steps.