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Now Seeking Nominations for 2012 HIT Awards!

September 24th, 2012

The TORCH Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2012 Rural Hospital Information Technology Conference (HITCON) & Exhibition, HIT Awards. This year HITCON will be at the Omni Hotel Colonnade, San Antonio scheduled for October 17-18, 2012.

Three awards will be presented during the HITCON Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17. If you know of a rural/community Texas hospital, person at one of those facilities, or consortium/rural health IT network deserving of any of these awards, we are now accepting nominations. This is a great opportunity to showcase your facility and staff and get the well-deserved recognition for your accomplishments. For details, see the award descriptions below and the attached nomination forms. Please submit all nominations by October 5!

2012 Rural Hospital IT Award of Excellence
Award recognizing a rural or community Texas healthcare facility that has successfully adopted or is currently implementing an EHR system, and has made significant progress towards achieving MU leading to improved patient care.

2012 Rural Health IT Leadership Award
Award recognizing an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the advancement and adoption of health information technology in his/her facility and progress towards meeting MU Requirements. The individual may be any member of the hospital staff who played an instrumental role in or supported IT implementation/improvement.

2012 Outstanding HIT Partnership Award
Award recognizing an HIT/EHR consortium or a regional health information network (that consists of three or more participating healthcare facilities) that has worked collaboratively and progressively to expand their HIT infrastructure and/or services that have resulted in improved patient care for their communities.

And don’t forget to register for HITCON/12!

Register NOW to Attend HITCON12 Conference & Exhibition: Leading the Waves of Change!

September 18th, 2012

We are proud to announce this year’s HITCON Conference, the only conference in Texas dedicated solely to Hospital Information Technology. The line-up of presenters is top notch and the trade show is shaping up to be one of the best HIT showcases available to rural hospitals. I hope that you will all make plans to attend or to send your IT staff. With the rapid pace of change and adoption that hospitals and other healthcare providers are facing these days, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to get all the timely, relevant and affordable information that HITCON has to offer.

Download the Program Agenda here.
Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio.

Quang Ngo
TORCH Foundation President/CEO


Dawn Haberkorn
TORCH Education & Member Services

Rural Hospital Information Technology Conference (HITCON/12) & Trade Show: Leading the Waves of Change

August 30th, 2012

Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) and the TORCH Foundation will be hosting our 8th Annual Rural Hospital Information Technology Conference & Exhibition (HITCON12) on October 17-18, 2012 at the Omni Colonnade Hotel in San Antonio. TORCH represents more than 150 rural and community hospitals in Texas, and this is premier education and networking event for them and a great place for you to strategically showcase your business to key people who make and influence hospital buying decisions.

We invite you to exhibit and sponsor at HITCON12. Exhibitor & Sponsor opportunities can be downloaded here. [1.18MB PDF]. Space is limited, so sign up today. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Quang Ngo at (512) 615-6267 or via e-mail. Hope to see many of you there again.

HITCON12 will be held at Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, located at 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78230. A block of rooms at the special conference rate of $105 per night (single/double) is reserved for HITCON12 participants. Reserve your room before October 2, 2012 for the special rate by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-843-6664 or online. There is free parking and complimentary shuttle service from the San Antonio Airport.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Deadline: October 5, 2012
Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 2, 2012

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