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Professional development

New, Toronto-based healthcare IT conference announced

TORONTO – HIMSS Ontario Chapter has partnered with Diversified Business Communications Canada to launch itHealthcare Canada - an annual event to promote and explore the use of information technology and innovation  in healthcare.

The inaugural itHealthcare Canada Conference & Exhibition will be held at the International Centre, (near Pearson International Airport), Toronto, October 4-6, 2010.

HIMSS is the healthcare industry’s membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems. HIMSS-Ontario leadership will plan and develop a high quality core education component specifically designed to meet the needs of healthcare providers.

“HIMSS brings together outstanding educational opportunities for its membership,” said Edith Gorman (pictured), President of HIMSS-Ontario. “Our partnership with Diversified allows us to expand these opportunities rapidly into the market place for the benefit of all healthcare providers.”

itHealthcare Canada Conference & Exhibition will be held annually in Toronto. Diversified, a conference and trade show producer, will execute the promotion and plan all operational logistics including a large trade show component for vendors to showcase the latest in healthcare technology and systems management.

“Together with HIMSS, we have identified a strong need in southern Ontario for a healthcare event focused on I.T., said Bob Macgregor, Managing Director of Diversified Business Communications Canada. “And our extensive experience in medical education events will serve the healthcare IT community very well.”

Besides itHealthcare Canada, Diversified also produces three other flagship events: Primary Care Today, Symposium francophone de médecine and I-Tech Infrastructure Technology Summit.

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Posted Jan. 14, 2010