The main focus of this year's annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference will be Stage 2 of the meaningful use program.
The conference -- which takes place Feb. 20 to Feb. 24 --will offer several town hall meetings where HHS officials will outline their health IT-related goals and take questions from attendees.
In addition, attendees will be able to choose from hundreds of workshops, new product demos and industry networking events on a variety of health IT issues including mobile health, ICD-10 and accountable care organizations.
In an iHealthBeat Special Report by Deirdre Kennedy, conference officials discussed what attendees can expect from HIMSS12.
The Special Report includes comments from:
- Lisa Gallagher, HIMSS senior director of privacy and security;
- Tom Leary, HIMSS senior director of federal affairs; and
- Martin Kohn, IBM's chief medical scientist (Kennedy, iHealthBeat, 2/15).
The complete transcript of this report is available as a PDF.
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