HIT Conference Wrap Up

One of the reasons for attending a conference is networking and meeting new people. We attended the Inaugural Digital Medical Office of the Future Conference in Las Vegas last week and thought we’d share some of the interesting people we met there.

The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) has over 98,000 members and is the largest training and credentialing organization for the business side of medicine, medical coding and auditing. Dan Schwebach is a VP of Practice Management for the association. Look for AAPC to be a leader in the needs of physicians and practice administrators in moving to successful implementations and meaningful use of EHRs.

Noteworthy Medical Systems Inc. is the maker of the NetPractice suite of EHR solutions. Rob Liguori and Justin Niehus are Business Development Executives for this leader in EHR software. With the equity investment from German based CompuGROUP Holding AG last April, Noteworthy has positioned itself to grow its market share in the US. Rob and Justin, thanks for the great dinner and we look forward to working with you in the near future.

Proteus Duxbury is a Managing Consultant for PA Consulting Group. He is working in the HIE arena these days – a subject we know our readers need help navigating. We are hoping he will join our contributing experts soon, stay tuned.

In this cyber world we all have friends we know but have never actually met.  John Lynn and his EMR and HIPAA Blog is just one of those friends. It was fun meeting John and continuing our bantering in person instead of through his blog. See you next time we are in Vegas John.

Mark Anderson the CEO and Healthcare IT Futurist for AC Group, Inc. was our first contributing expert when we started HITECH Answers. Another one of our cyber connections that was great to finally meet. If you get a chance to hear Mark speak at an upcoming conference be sure to take it.

Ingenix CareTracker is a web-based practice management, electronic medical record (EMR), and revenue cycle management service in one system. Anne Hillow is a Physician Office Client Executive for Ingenix and was exhibiting at the conference.