South Dakota’s 5th Annual e-Health Summit To Be Held in Sioux Falls

Dakota State University announced details today on South Dakota’s 5th Annual e-Health Summit.  The event, which focuses on the most up to date health information technology happenings, will be held in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota Hotel.  This is the only summit of its kind within the region dedicated to advancing the role of health information technology (HIT) and the topic of health information exchange (HIE).

The conference, which will be on November 9, will draw participants from the public sector, private industry, health plans, hospital administration, healthcare vendors, healthcare providers, and many others to showcase the latest technologies, celebrate achievements, inspire collaboration, and support the advancement of healthcare innovation. Dakota State University invites exhibitors and sponsors to take part in this exciting opportunity.

"This conference will bring together local, regional, and national innovators in the adoption and integration of HIT and HIE," said Kevin DeWald, the state's Health Information Technology Coordinator.  "We plan to create an opportunity to exchange ideas and information from hospitals, provider offices, and other professionals to foster new ways to use technology to change the way health care is delivered."

The conference is being supported by numerous resource groups within the state in addition to Dakota State University, including South Dakota Health Link, HealthPOINT (South Dakota’s Regional Extension Center), and the Department of Social Services.  Additional collaborators include the South Dakota State Medical Association, the South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations, the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, the South Dakota Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the South Dakota Health Information Management Association.

The conference will consist of educational sessions and recent updates to the stages of Meaningful Use and Health Information Exchange. The event’s keynote speaker will be internationally known patient advocate and artist, Regina Holliday, whose husband died of cancer in 2009 and was denied timely access to his medical records.  Dr. Jan Lee of Delaware’s Health Information Network will also speak as well as Kim Lynch, National Director of the Regional Extension Center program.

Last Updated: 2/21/13