Healthland Honors Rural Hospitals at Annual Client Conference

Healthland to host clients at Connect 12 in Orlando, Oct. 22-25

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Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced it will host Connect 12, a premier event for Healthland clients, in Orlando, Fla., October 22-25. Covering topics from Meaningful Use to ICD-10 and physician adoption, Connect 12 will provide clients with the opportunity to learn how to best use Healthland product and service offerings, gain expert assistance with future HIT (healthcare information technology) planning efforts, and collaborate and network with their colleagues and peers. Connect 12 will also offer: courses to help clients prepare and manage their transition to Centriq; technology sessions on offerings such as Healthland Cloud Services, continuing education credit courses; client-led sessions by rural hospitals; and partner-led sessions and solution exhibits. Of special interest to Healthland clients at Connect 12, are Centriq product demonstrations including Healthland’s newest offering, Centriq Clinic.

In addition, Mat Kendall of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will join Healthland President and CEO Angie Franks in a keynote address. Kendall is a public policy veteran and currently leads the ONC’s Meaningful Use acceleration efforts. During Connect 12, he will discuss how his office is working to accelerate EHR adoption in critical access and rural hospitals. This year’s conference will also feature speakers from the National Rural Health Association, Eide Bailly, McDermott Will & Emery and Sano Capital Group.

“Our message at Connect 12 is ,” said Tracey Schroeder, Healthland Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Our clients are faced with the incredible responsibility of not only providing quality care to their communities, but to keep moving forward with technology advancements and legislative mandates – all within a challenging and changing climate. With over 1,500 years of cumulative healthcare experience and many of us living in small towns, Healthland employees understand the demands these hospitals face to provide safe, quality care to family, neighbors and friends. Our goal for this conference is to arm our clients with information and insights that will build their confidence for the mission ahead.”

The Connect 12 conference provides over 100 sessions to help clients: learn about current issues facing rural healthcare; gather information about solutions that help hospitals survive and thrive in today’s environment; and network with their peers. During the event, Healthland will feature its second annual award to recognize extraordinary healthcare providers making a difference in their communities. This year’s finalists include Desert View Hospital in Pahrump, Nev., James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg, Ky., and Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka, Alaska.

Healthland’s partners also play a key role for rural healthcare professionals, providing the solutions they need to be successful. Some of the partners attending Connect 12 include: 7 Medical Systems, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, Accent on Integration, Avreo, and FileBound.

Connect 12 will take place October 22-25 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. More information is available at .

Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With more than 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for family, friends and neighbors. The organization currently has offices in its founding city of Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, as well as its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. More information is available at: .