Georgia health IT leaders and MAC’s health IT team joined forces at the 2013 HIMSS conference March 3-7 in New Orleans to showcase why Georgia is the nation’s health IT capital.
More than 45 Georgia-based companies are represented this year and a special Georgia pavilion was created to highlight some of the state’s fastest-rising health IT stars, including Greenway Medical, BrightWhistle, SoloHealth and Clearwave. The pavilion also includes representatives from the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), Georgia Tech, MAC and the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS.
Dr. Denise Hines, president of the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS (GA-HIMSS) has been named the 2012 HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year. Dr. Hines was selected for her significant leadership, extraordinary contributions to GA-HIMSS and the Society, and her commitment to the health information technology industry.
“Dr. Hines continues to provide outstanding support to our community through her professional, governmental and industry leadership. Denise has served on the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Bioscience and Health IT Leadership Council and the Health IT Leadership Summit planning committee, and has spoken and shared her experiences at countless events and venues – including the national HIMSS conference when it was held in Atlanta. I salute Dr. Hines and thank her for her unwavering dedication – which, in great part, is why Atlanta is the nation’s health IT capital,” said David Hartnett, Vice President, Bioscience & Health IT Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Georgia is home to close to 250 health IT companies, approaching 30,000 employees.