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Georgia Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Leadership Summit 2010
The Metro Atlanta Chamber, TAG Health and the Georgia Department of
Economic Development announce a Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
Leadership Summit was held on November 9, 2010 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Attendance at this summit was critical in light of the national spotlight
on healthcare, available federal funding, current economic conditions and
the urgent need for jobs. It provided an opportunity to showcase Georgia’s
HIT market and career growth in one of the country’s fastest growing
Georgia ranks as the leading state for total HIT revenues according to the
Healthcare Informatics HCI-100 list. Over the past decade, Georgia has
attained the premier nationwide leadership position as an HIT cluster.
This notable achievement is due to the vast assets of the state’s numerous
HIT corporations and healthcare providers, served and supported by the
diverse resources of multiple companies located in Georgia. Another vital
component of this recognition is the highly trained professional HIT
workforce provided by nationally prominent university medical schools,
technical colleges and other training programs throughout Georgia.
The primary purpose of the November 9th event was to unite business
community leaders, healthcare providers and educators to further advance
Georgia as the national leader in HIT. The specific focus of the event is
to address current and future industry requirements necessary to expand,
equip and sustain the professional workforce required to maximize HIT
growth in Georgia.