How Can Building Georgia’s Health IT Community Enhance Revenue, Productivity and Innovation?
 

July 22, 2010
8:00-9:00am Mark Reiboldt, Coker Capital Advisors
Hodges Room, 3d floor, Centergy Building
75 - 5th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

TAG Health will consider the healthcare IT (HIT) industry in Georgia and how business,
education, healthcare, and technology leaders have been laying the foundation to
position Georgia as the center of Healthcare IT in a way that achieves the benefits of an
economic cluster including enhanced innovation, productivity, access to capital,
economic growth, and jobs.

How did “Silicon Valley” become the center of the technology world? Why is Detroit home to the auto industry? Perhaps you’ve never considered the clustering of certain industries and why related companies are located closely together. The primary characteristic that these regions share is explained in an economic theory known as “Cluster Economics,” which was coined by the famous strategy expert Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School. But what does this have to do with healthcare technology in Georgia? During this informative TAG Health Society event, we will consider the healthcare IT (HIT) industry in Georgia and how business, education, healthcare, and technology leaders have been laying the foundation to position Georgia as the center of Healthcare IT in a way that achieves the benefits of an economic cluster including enhanced innovation, productivity, access to capital, economic growth, and jobs.

The presentation will be led by Mark Reiboldt, an economist and Vice President of the healthcare-focused investment bank Coker Capital Advisors. Mr. Reiboldt will explore the potential benefits of such a model for Georgia’s private business sector as well as the social and community benefits that ultimately make clusters so valuable to a region’s economic infrastructure and growth.

As federal funding continues to be directed to healthcare initiatives, there is an immediate opportunity for Georgia to build on the assets we have in the HIT space, including improving the workforce to meet the rapidly growing HIT needs in Georgia and throughout the country.

Mark Reiboldt is an economist and Vice President at Coker Capital Advisors, a middle market investment bank specializing in the healthcare industry, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions for healthcare technology and healthcare services companies throughout the US. Previously, Mr. Reiboldt worked in the public policy sector in Washington DC and Atlanta. Reiboldt received an MSc from the University of London and a BA in political science from Georgia State University. He is a FINRA-registered securities dealer with Series 7, 63, 65 and 79 licenses.

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