Healthcare Leaders Gathering in Kansas City to Collaborate on Future of Healthcare
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Fred Thompson will speak to 7,000 conference attendees in keynote address
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oct. 3, 2008 — Healthcare professionals from five continents, representing 13 countries, will have the opportunity to share insights and best practices in healthcare information technology (HIT) at the 2008 Cerner Health Conference. More than 7,000 people are expected to attend the conference, which runs from Oct. 5 to 8 at the Kansas City Convention Center.
“The insights we take away from the Cerner Health Conference each year help us improve the way we use technology at Lawrence Memorial Hospital to provide first-rate care for our patients,” said Gene Meyer, Lawrence Memorial Hospital chief executive officer.
Members of Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be presenting at the Cerner Health Conference about how the hospital is using Cerner® solutions to improve its pharmacy processes and incorporate ECG images into the electronic medical record (EMR).
The Cerner Health Conference will include more than 400 education sessions about the ways healthcare organizations throughout the world use Cerner solutions to improve operations, efficiency and patient care. Keynote speakers for the conference include former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., Neal Patterson, Cerner founder and chief executive officer, and Anthony Williams, co-author of the book “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.”
“The Cerner Health Conference is an opportunity for us to bring together many of healthcare’s brightest leaders and to learn from their experiences. It is a unique opportunity to share in conversations that will ultimately improve the future of healthcare,” said Neal Patterson, Cerner chairman and CEO.
The conference is expected to have an economic impact of more than $4.5 million for the Kansas City area. To learn more about the Cerner Health Conference, visitwww.cerner.com/chc.
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