SF holds health information technology summit Aug. 13

On August 13, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., in Building S, room 29, Santa Fe College’s Health Information Technology Program (HIT), in collaboration with representatives from the college’s Information Technology Services department, will present a free health information summit to support local healthcare and information technology professionals.

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals, IT personnel, healthcare providers and all interested clinicians are encouraged to attend for updates on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Information governance.
  • Privacy and security.
  • Data management.
  • An update on population health from Community Health IT.

HIT Program Assistant Diane Rowe listed networking opportunities, career resources and continuing education certificates among the benefits of attending the summit. In addition there will be information on Health Information Exchange (HIE).

“HIE is the highway over which the information can travel to providers,” said Julie Shay, director of Health Information Technology Programs at Santa Fe College. “For example, when we are in Georgia seeking care, and our health info is at UF Health, ideally, the information can be shared so that I can be treated timely.”

With the world of big data and health information constantly evolving, managing it can present quite a challenge for healthcare and information technology professionals. While advances in HIT drive innovation and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care, providers must be proactive in developing safeguards to protect patient data against misuse and the constant threat of cybercrime.

“With the big push for electronic data someone has to manage it, so it [attending the HIT Summit] would be beneficial for the healthcare community and the IT world,” Rowe said.

Those interested in attending can RSVP here or contact Julie Shay at 352-395-5024 or julie.shay@sfcollege.edu.

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