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Collaborative Health Consortium Announces eCollaboration Forum Final Agenda for HIMSS 2012
Date:2/15/2012

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Collaborative Health Consortium, formerly known as the Clinical Groupware Collaborative, announced a new round of speakers and the final agenda today for the first-ever eCollaboration Forum, part of HIMSS12 on February 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. HIMSS12, this year's conference and exhibition from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society being held at the Venetian Sands Expo Center, is expecting record attendees. This eCollaboration Forum marks the first partnership between HIMSS and an outside organization in developing a program for the annual event. "We've put together an incredible program around Collaborative Platforms in conjunction with HIMSS," said Steve Adams, EVP of Collaborative Care and Health Improvement at Alere and Chairman of the Collaborative Health Consortium. "We have an amazing group of people who have committed to this movement, and this Summit, and we are excited to see it come to fruition."

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This year's eCollaboration Forum explores collaborative platforms as foundations for transformation to accountable care.  Attendees and others can follow hashtag #eCollab12 on Twitter for Forum highlights.

The eCollaboration Forum is excited to announce the addition of the following to the agenda:

  • Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Northeast Business Group on Health, leading a discussion on the role of payers in interoperable health IT infrastructure
  • Meg McCabe, Vice President of Consumer Marketing & Product, Aetna
  • Sherri Zink, Vice President, Medical Informatics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

These newly confirmed speakers will be joining an agenda already packed with thought-leader, including Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, Robert Kolodner, former National Coordinator, John Mattison of Kaiser Permanente, Esther Dyson of EDventure, ePatient Dave deBronkart and others.

The Collaborative Health Consortium would also like to thank its sponsors:  Microsoft, Humetrix, ElasticHealth and SureScripts.

Due to limited seating at the forum, the conference will also be broadcasting the sessions in an all-day webinar.  Details and registration can be found on the eCollaboration Forum website.

About Collaborative Health Consortium

The Collaborative Health Consortium, formerly known as the Clinical Groupware Collaborative, is a not-for-profit industry group of passionate individuals and organizations devoted to enabling collaborative care and the businesses, technology and care delivery ecosystems that support collaboration for better health. www.collaborativehc.org

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share their mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join them and their members in advancing their cause, please visit their website at www.himss.org.

Media Contact:

Nathan DiNiro, Collaborative Health Consortium, 503-449-9943, pr@collaborativehc.org

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