As you may know - we are working with the White House Rural Council and the Department of Health and Human Services to host a forum focusing on the future of health information technology and job creation in the Delta. We will be live streaming tomorrow's events in partnership with ConnectARTV at www.dra.gov. If you can't join us in person - I hope you will take some time to check it out.
Please check out the information below released last week that includes important details for tomorrow.
Delta Regional Authority
DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2012
CONTACT: Amanda M. Richardson, 501.912.5722
NEWS: Delta Regional Authority to Host Health IT Jobs Forum in Dyersburg
The White House Rural Council, the Delta Regional Authority, and the Department of Health and Human Services host forum on the future of health information technology and job creation in the rural Delta
DYERSBURG, TN – On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the Delta Regional Authority, in conjunction with the White House Rural Council, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will host a workshop featuring national and regional leaders discussing the future of the health information technology (health IT) workforce and the role of community colleges in the Delta.
The Health IT Jobs Forum will include topics such as Health IT workforce training, the future outlook of health IT job growth, demands and challenges for health IT workforce development specific to institutions in the Delta region, among other issue areas important to the health provider community.
The White House Rural Council Health IT Jobs Forum in Dyersburg is one of two forums being held in the Delta Region this week. They are designed to connect our education, economic development and health care provider communities with the information needed for a real understanding of health IT workforce training and the supply and demand associated with health IT job growth.
This event is open to the Media. Media interested in covering this event should RSVP to Amanda M. Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday July 18th, 2012 at 5pm CDT. The event will also be streamed live at www.dra.gov.
Due to limited space, those still interested in attending must RSVP to Millicent Dixon at email@example.com or (202) 434-4870 with your name, title, organization, website, email address, and phone number.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
9am – 5pm
The Glover Education Center - Room 204B
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg State Community College
Mike Marshall, Alternate Federal Co-Chairman, Delta Regional Authority
Aaron Fischbach, Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS
Mat Kendall, Office of the National Coordination for Health Information Technology, HHS