PLANO, Texas, Sept. 14, 2009 Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) today announced that it will conduct a free webinar Wednesday, September 16, from 2:00-3:00 pm (CDT) on Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), providing an industry perspective and highlighting recent activities and trends. The webinar will help healthcare leaders and state officials better understand how to establish and evolve HIEs. The webinar will be hosted by Tim Quigley and Dave Marchand, leaders in the Perot Systems Healthcare group.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provides nearly $600 million in start-up money for the creation of HIEs, which are expected to help healthcare providers better exchange critical patient health information and improve the interoperability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
During the webinar, participants will learn:
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About Perot Systems
Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2008 revenue of $2.8 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/.
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-- The market conditions driving the need for HIEs, including federal grants and incentive payments -- Key issues and challenges states, regional entities, and healthcare providers must consider when implementing HIEs -- Technology, privacy, and security issues regarding health data exchange -- Different HIE deployment models and evolutionary paths -- How HIEs enable "community based" services -- Perot Systems approach to improving the adoption rate and lowering the costs and risks associated with implementing HIEs/EHRs.
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