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The South Florida and Central North Florida HIMSS Chapters are proud to announce we have joined forces in developing and executing a state HIT Day at our state capitol in Tallahassee, April 7 & 8, 2014.
HIMSS nationally recognizes the value of grassroots education and advocacy programs which mobilizes support for the improved use of health information technology and management systems for improved healthcare and patient care delivery. The Florida State Health IT Day provides Florida HIMSS advocates and volunteers with a structured process to educate state elected officials and other government officials on the key role Health information Technology plays within our ever evolving health care delivery system.
As an element of social mobilization, the end results of our work as front-line advocates are policies that protect, promote and sustain the use of healthcare information technology and management systems. Our goal in defining the State HIT days is to organize individuals and institutions that have the best interests of healthcare and knowledge of the use of healthcare IT and management systems to transform healthcare to educate our policy makers. HIMSS recognizes that we need short- and long-term planning and changes in policies, regulations and laws. Any member of HIMSS can be an advocate, but it is essential that he or she has the best interests of healthcare IT and management systems at heart.
The State of Florida will be recognizing the week of April 7-13 as
"Health Information Technology Week"
in the form of a resolution sponsored by Senator Rene Garcia & the Florida Senate with Rep. Gayle Harrell & the Florida House of Representatives.
Monday April 7th (5:30p) - Welcome Reception and Dinner, Andrew's Capitol Bar and Grille, 228 S. Adams St.
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Welcome Reception and Dinner: Andrews Restaurant, 228 Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL
6:00 Opening Remarks, Paul Salmon & Lisa Rawlins, Chairs of the Florida Advocacy Committee
6:30 Guest Speaker: Robert M. Levy “Communicating Effectively with Elected Officials”
Tuesday April 8th - Jacobs Restaurant, Double Tree Hotel, 101 S. Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL (7:15AM) http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-tallahassee-THLAPDT/dining/index.html
7:30- HIT Policy Breakfast for HIMSS Members and Legislators & Staff
8:15-8:30 Introductions - Recognitions
8:30-10:00 Janet Marchibroda, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC, “National HIT Policy Issues and the correlation between federal initiatives and advocacy needs at the state level” http://bipartisanpolicy.org/program/health-program
10:00-11:00 Dr. Willis, MD "What If? Why Not? A Tangible Future with Health Information Technology"
11:15-11:45 Governor Scott’s Health Policy Chief of Staff Mr. Geoffrey Becker “Florida Healthcare landscape and how Health IT will facilitate change”.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch –TBD
1:00 - 5:00 Recognize HIMSS members in the Florida House and Senate Chamber/Announcing the Healthcare Information Technology Week Resolution
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
Address: 316 W Tennessee St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Health Information Management Systems Society Advocacy Program (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
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