Friday, August 20, 2010

TechAmerica Invites you to join a discussion impacting jobs inFlorida

Partnership II Building

3100 Technology Pkwy, Room 208, Orlando, FL 32826

As Florida's unemployment rate continues to hover above that of the nation's, what can Florida do to encourage economic growth and prepare for tomorrow's jobs? One sector forecasted for growth is healthcare and within healthcare a new specialty is emerging - health IT. TechAmerica and the Career College Association invite you to join a discussion on building the Health IT workforce of the 21st Century.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Senator Mike Haridopolos, Opening Remarks
  • Duane Steward, DVM, MSIE, PhD, Chief Computer Scientist for Health Informatics, Nemours
  • Khalid Moidu, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Informatics Advisor, Information Services Administration, Orlando Health
  • Gary J Earl, President/CEO, Workforce Central Florida
  • Harris N. Miller, CEO / President, Career College Association
  • Curtis Austin, Director of State Government Relations, Keiser University
  • Farimah Fleschute, Ph.D., Faculty, Division of Information Technology College of Technology & Innovation University of South Florida Polytechnic

Moderated by Dr. Richard Foglesong, George and Harriet Cornell Professor of Politics at Rollins College and the author of Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando.

President Obama has set aside nearly $19 billion for Health Information Technology in government spending plans, with $17 billion through Medicare and Medicaid and $2 billion in direct funding. With this action, combined with the passage earlier this year of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, America has the tools to begin a major transformation in high quality, affordable American health care. The change is made possible through the creation of a secure, interoperable nationwide health information network, upgraded hospital and clinical information systems, and millions of intelligent devices, on the edge of the network and at the heart of care delivery. But a critical piece of this puzzle remains:

What new talents and skills will be required to implement, maintain and use these resources?

How will it change the state of practice?

How will healthcare delivery models evolve?

Will the human capital be readily available to assure successful implementation and longer term maintenance?

Will healthcare practitioners from physicians to technicians have the education and skills necessary to realize the upside potential?

Click here to join leaders in Higher Education, Healthcare, and Technology in this important conversation

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