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Northern Ohio HIMSS Spring Conference

On Thursday, May 26th over 250 attendees attended the Northern Ohio Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference held at the Huntington Convention Center & HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland OH.

Attendees were initially greeted by Robert S. White, MD, FAAFP NOHIMSS Chapter President which then led into a keynote discussions panel led by Jonathan Levoy, NOHIMSS Board of Directors member and Executive Vice President of HIMSS Innovation Center Founding Collaborator Alego Health.  The four Ohio Hospital/Health System/Medical Clinic CIO’s participated in the panel included Terri Barber, Southwest General, Sue Schade, University Hospitals, Robin Strusa, Sisters of Charity and Don Reichert, MetroHealth. They discussed what’s next after core EMR, leading through mergers, acquisitions and divesture, and outsourcing in the HIT environment. The rest of the day was filled with numerous workshops centered on a variety of Healthcare IT topics ranging from Cybersecurity to Innovation to Prescription Abuse. 

"Did you know that Cleveland will be the largest connected urban area within the USA by the end of 2016? Why? Because we are the health champions"; stated Dan Paoletti, CEO, from the Ohio Health Information Partnership.

After the workshops, over 100 attendees headed up to the HIMSS Innovation Center for a cocktail networking reception sponsored by Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.