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Modern Healthcare Launches First-Ever Leadership Forum/Trade Show for Clinical and C-Suite Healthcare Executives and Vendors

Monday, October 13, 2008 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, Oct. 13 Modern Healthcare, the industry's leadinghealthcare business news source, announced today the launch of its first-everexecutive conference, "Modern Healthcare Leadership Forum: TransformingHealthcare through Clinical Informatics." This landmark technology conferenceis being produced in response to the industry demand for an event serving theunique needs of clinician leaders and senior-level healthcare executives fromprovider organizations.

Transforming Healthcare through Clinical Informatics will be held February16-18 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN for clinicalleaders, senior management executives and a select group of industry suppliersto network, participate in conference sessions and conduct unique one-on-onemeetings to address the critical issues regarding the use of clinicaltechnology and the role technology will play in the future delivery ofhealthcare.

This one-of-a-kind conference is being held in association with AMDIS(Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems), the premierprofessional organization for physicians interested in and responsible forhealthcare information technology. In keeping with the goal to create an eventby senior healthcare leaders for senior healthcare leaders, Modern Healthcarehas organized an Advisory Board comprised of leading healthcare executivesfrom some of the most powerful and influential institutions in the country.This prestigious Advisory Board will be chaired by Howard Landa, M.D., CMIO,Kaiser Permanente and AMDIS board member. The following executives will alsoserve on the board:

For sponsors and exhibitors, Transforming Healthcare through ClinicalInformatics is an unprecedented opportunity to meet, network and engageclinical leaders and C-suite executives. The event offers unparalleled accessto highly qualified healthcare decision-makers of clinical and informationtechnology hospitals, health systems, IDNs, medical groups, payerorganizations and more.

"Modern Healthcare's Leadership Forum: Transforming Healthcare throughClinical Informatics is going to be a truly groundbreaking event," said FawnLopez, vice president/publisher of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician."Never before has such an esteemed group of clinical leaders and seniorexecutives gathered in one place to discuss the unique issues and challengesthey face every day, and the solutions they need to achieve to transform thehealthcare system."

A very limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available forqualified industry suppliers. For information on these opportunities, contactModern Healthcare Advertising Sales Director, Ilana Klein, at 312-649-5311 orIklein@crain.com. For information on attending the conference please visithttp://www.ModernHealthcare.com/leadershipforum.

Modern Healthcare is the industry's most trusted, credible and relied-uponnews source. Modern Healthcare examines the most pressing healthcare issuesand provides executives with the information they need to make the mostinformed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's forthis reason Modern Healthcare is deemed a "must-read publication" by the who'swho in healthcare. In addition to our weekly magazine, we provide executiveswith the most up-to-date and valuable information through our website,ModernHealthcare.com; two daily e-newsletters, Daily Dose and Health ITStrategist; and breaking news email service, Modern Healthcare Alert. We alsoprovide news and information for physician executives via our sisterpublication, Modern Physician; website, ModernPhysician.com, and breaking newsemail service, Modern Physician Alert. To subscribe to our products, pleasecall Modern Healthcare at 888-446-1422 or email us at subs@crain.com.-- Joseph Swedish, President and CEO, Trinity Health -- Kevin W. McEnery, M.D., Professor, Diagnostic Radiology, Associate Division Head for Informatics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- John Doulis, M.D., Chief Operations Officer, Informatics center- Assistant Vice Chancellor-Vanderbilt -- Michele Norton MS, RN, INS-Director, Clinical Marketing, McKesson Provider Technologies -- Randi Rossman, CNO, Microsoft Corporation

SOURCE Modern Healthcare
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