NY State Department of Health, National Committee of Quality Assurance, Jackson Health, Broward Health, CliniComp, Intl., and MEDai to Discuss Meaningful Use

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers and moderator for their Meaningful Use panel at their Spring Health IT Summit taking place May 12-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Ritz-Carlton.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers and moderator for their Meaningful Use panel at their Spring Health IT Summit taking place May 12-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Ritz-Carlton.

The panel will be moderated by Roberto Martinez, MD, Medical Director, Office of HIT Transformation, New York State Department of Health, and speaking will be Rick Moore, Chief Information Officer, National Committee for Quality Assurance; Kevin Andrews, VP, Quality & Patient Safety, Jackson Health System; Doris Crain, VP & Chief Information Officer, Broward Health; Alan Portela, President, CliniComp, Intl.; and Swati Abbott, President, MEDai.

Their presentation entitled, "Meaningful Use: Preliminary Review and Analysis," will focus on discussing the results and feedback from providers who are leading the implementation movement. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: how the continuous flow of government programs and regulations are affecting healthcare providers' abilities to achieve meaningful use, the clinical and logistical priorities for meaningful, and the key obstacles in achieving meaningful use.

Dr. Robert Martinez serves as senior manager addressing health information technology to support quality and population health goals and initiatives. He brings more than twenty years of experience in leading medical management and quality in the health plan industry.

Rick Moore is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the Information Services, Information Technology, and Information Products. He also works closely with NCQA's stakeholder partners and represents NCQA on leading several national health information technology initiatives, and panels.

Kevin Andrews is currently developing an integrated process to improve quality and patient safety including implementation of an integrated IT system to manage a monitor key performance metrics for the system. Kevin has, through his career, consistently used his technical expertise with information systems and his understanding of the hospital process to pull together different disciplines to create successful quality improvement departments.

Doris Crain has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare operations and consulting. She most recently was the vice president of information technology and telecommunications departments for Holy Cross Health Ministries. She has also held the position of regional vice president of information technology in Southeast Florida for Catholic Health East.

Alan Portela has more than 20 years of leadership experience in IT as a strategic advisor for both prestigious medical centers and top-tier healthcare companies. As president of CliniComp, Intl., he is responsible for defining and managing the company's operating plan and ensuring the effective and timely allocation of all company resources to support client needs and achieve overall business goals.

Swati Abbott is a recognized expert in the predictive modeling field and is on the editorial advisory board of Predictive Modeling Magazine. As President, she has expanded the company's markets to include providers, which it serves with solutions that identify and improve clinical performance; collect, report and submit data to the Joint Commission, and generate evidence-based alerts at the point of care.

The Spring Health IT Summit will be bringing together over 200 CIO's, VP's, and Directors of IT from hospitals, health systems, and larger physician practices to discuss Health Information Exchange, Electronic Medical Records, Security & Privacy, Meaningful Use, and more.

Sponsors and Partners for the Spring Health IT Summit include AdvancedMD, Availity, CliniComp, Intl., DigitalPersona, DSS, Inc., EDIMS, GuardianEdge, Health Market Science, Intel Health, InteliChart, IntraNexus, Level 3 Communications, MMR Information Systems, Inc., MEDai, RelayHealth, SafeNet, Vidyo, MedApps, CMIO, mobihealthnews, Markets & Markets, Healthcare IT News, Health Management Technology, South Florida Hospital News, South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association, South Florida Technology Alliance, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, WITI, Broward County Medical Association, and more.

The Spring Health IT Summit is designed to bring together C-level, physician, practice management and IT decision-makers from North America's leading provider organizations and physician practices. For two full days, executives interact with a national audience of peers, national leaders, and solution providers featuring the latest solutions for practice management, mobility, telemedicine, outsourcing, IT infrastructure, next-generation electronic medical records, disease management, and more.

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and meaningful use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

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