The Waiting Room – week of 10/4/09

Industry events will highlight the upcoming week. All the big names will be out, visible, and speaking.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Conference, October 3-8 is happening in Grapevine TX. ONC David Blumenthal will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday the 6th. Look for him to speak on meaningful use and EHRs.

Secretary Sebelius will be keynote speaker at the 24th annual Cerner Health Conference in Kansas on Tuesday the 7th. She is expected to address more than 6000 attendee on health care reform. The event is not open to the public. In attendance will be Cerner clients, employees, exhibitors and public officials. Cerner is a health care information technology company. It ranks No. 12 on the Kansas City Business Journal’s list of area public companies. Follow the conference on Twitter.

The Health 2.0 Conference will be held in San Francisco on the 6th and 7th. And who isn’t speaking here would be easier to report. Assistant to Obama and CTO for the Office of Science & Technology Policy, Annesh Chopra will give his remarks on the role of Health 2.0 as health care reform begins. Look for one of our favorites, David Kibbe to be speaking on the emerging clinical groupware movement. See all the speakers here.

And finally, CCHIT will launch new and updated 2011 Certificaton Program on October 7th. Read about the requirements for both CCHIT Certified® 2011 and Preliminary ARRA 2011. “The ARRA certification component of both programs is considered Preliminary because the definitions of meaningful use, criteria, and standards have been proposed but not yet finalized by the US Department of Health and Human services (HHS).”

Have a good week!