HealthTECH Workforce Forum Coming to University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus, May 19, 2011

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30+ Senior-Level Heatlh IT Executives Will Discuss Electronic Health Records Implementation Solutions and Job and Career Advancement Opportunities.

Connecticut public and private sector healthcare organizations have begun to accelerate the implementation of the HITECH Act (aka Electronic Health Records adoption).

And, the White House, and federal departments including the IRS, Department of Labor, and Health and Human Services, are moving forward with their plans to implement healthcare reform (aka Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act).

Each of these two Acts contain extensive workforce funding focused on educational programs and training incentives, as well as job placement services to ensure that EHR implementation is timely and effective, and will effectively maximize the return on the government’s investment.

On May 19, 2011, The WorkPlace, Inc., led by the Forum’s producer, Human Resource Marketing Services (HRMS), will present a major health technology workforce event bringing together local and state stakeholders to be affected by this sweeping legislation. The forum will be held at the Stamford campus of the University of Connecticut.

The 2011 HealthTECH Workforce Forum will address the workforce planning and development needs for an array of constituencies including:

  •     Healthcare providers
  •     Medical device manufacturers
  •     Universities, colleges and career training institutions
  •     Members of the workforce investment system
  •     Public health agencies
  •     Nonprofit community-based agencies
  •     Federal, state and local officials
  •     Professional associations, medical societies and advocacy groups
  •     Foundations

Joseph Carbone, President & CEO of The WorkPlace, Inc., Southwestern Connecticut’s Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB) stated, “The upcoming Healthcare Technology Workforce Forum will be an effective tool to support the preparation of a qualified workforce to meet the demands of current and emerging health technologies in the Connecticut area.”

The conference will be comprised of two programming tracks:

1.    For healthcare and medical stakeholders: educators, human resource professionals, clinicians, and IT technologists will provide keynote presentations, breakout sessions and panels affording an opportunity for attendees to network, collaborate and share workforce planning and development challenges from a “360 degree” perspective.

2.    For the health and medical industry worker: afternoon sessions will be devoted to professional career advancement advice, including school and employer recruiting exhibits and job search workshops

HRMS will lead the design and production of the conference. Richard Katz, President of HRMS, states that, “The two federal health Acts contain many pages of regulations providing billions in authorized funding to support electronic health records adoption and healthcare reform. The architects of these two historic laws believe in the need for a skilled workforce to achieve program objectives, and those public and private sector agencies selected to support workforce planning and development will be extensively funded.”

More information about the Forum can be found at the HealthTECH Workforce Forum web site at http://www.hrms.net and then click on “Event.”

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