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NOVA to host regional conference on health information management and technology


Northern Virginia Community College will host the Northern Virginia Regional Conference for Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Information Technology (HIT) on Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will take place in the Ernst Cultural Center of the Annandale Campus.

Items on the agenda include a review of HIM/HIT educational programs, health information career mapping, and NoVaHealthFORCE study update on jobs for the future. There are several breakout sessions scheduled after the program.

Aneesh Chopra is the keynote speaker for the conference. Chopra is the former United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and previously served as the Secretary of Technology of Virginia. During his tenure as CTO, Chopra was charged with promoting innovation to address some of the nation’s important priorities, from creating jobs to reducing health care costs.

Other featured speakers include:

  • Brian Foley, provost of NOVA’s Medical Education Campus
  • Mat Kendall, director of Provider Adoption Support at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Toni Mariani, program manager of Health Information Systems (HIS) Center of Excellence at NOVA
  • Donald Rouse, program director of Health Information Management at Marymount University
  • Janusz Wojtusiak, coordinator of the Health Informatics Program at George Mason University

Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

Free admission.

Seats are limited and pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to Gerry Hofler at ghofler@nvcc.edu.

Media Contact:  Jessica Baxter  |  703-323-3288 | jbaxter@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.