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3rd Annual CHIMSS-CHIMA HIT Advocacy Day
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An innovative educational program for you to dialogue with your State Legislators about Health IT policies and priorities.

When: March 7, 2012
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Old Supreme Court Chambers/State Capitol
1370 Grant St
Denver, Colorado  80203
United States

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Register today to attend the 3rd Annual Colorado State Health Information Technology (HIT) Advocacy Day.  This educational event promises a full day of activities that includes panel discussions from executives leading key state healthcare agencies, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and the State legislators that are most involved in healthcare issues.  You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with legislators, tour the capitol building, and network with colleagues.  This educational program is designed to help to establish long-term relationships with legislators for continuing to advance Colorado as a leader in Health IT programs throughout the nation.  CEU credits will be applied for.

Why You Should Attend this Program

  • Meet with YOUR legislators in meetings set up for YOU at The State Capitol
  • Get an update from the Colorado Governor’s Office
  • Learn from top Colorado Healthcare Industry and Technology leaders 
  • Learn what’s on the minds of local CIO’s in panel discussion
  • Network with other healthcare-IT decision makers, while enjoying breakfast, lunch and a social hour at the end of the day
  • Hear from legislators on a legislative panel focused on healthcare and Health IT
  • Interact with experts and event sponsors

Individual Meetings with Legislators
There will be individual constituent meetings with legislators that are organized in advance (based upon participant registrations).  For this reason, it is extremely important to register for this event as soon as possible.  You can register at the website of either

There is a significant price break for early registrants.  CHIMA or CHIMSS members that register early save $50.00!  The early registration price for CHIMA/CHIMSS members is only $80 for the full program; members that register after February 28h will pay $130.  Non-members that register early pay $120; late registrations cost $160.  Students that register early pay only $50; and $70 for late registration.  Don’t hesitate, register TODAY!

Concurrent Capitol Building Tours
Public tours of the Capitol Building are available in the afternoons.  These tours last 45 minutes, and include your choice of a historical capitol tour, a legislative tour, or a climb to the top of the capitol dome.

Sponsors will be available to share their expertise at the conference, including, Zunesis, our Platinum sponsor; Just Associates, our Gold sponsor; and ICG, EMC, Coldfire and Oxford Healthcare IT as Silver sponsors.

Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building
200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

7:30 Registration /Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
8:05 Sponsor Introduction
8:15 2012 Legislative Outlook

       - Colorado Health Institute
8:45 ‘State of the State of Health IT’
       - Governor’s Office of Information Technology
9:15 Legislative ‘Asks" for 2012 (for discussion with Legislators)
       - Capitol Solutions
9:30 Break

* Concurrent Individual Meetings with Legislators will start at 10 am and go throughout the rest of the day

10:00 Sponsor Introduction
10:05 Chief Information Officer (CIO) Panel
       - HIT Topics/Current Challenges
11:20 Colorado Health Care Financing
       - Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Finance
11:50 Governor’s Welcome

Move to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center for Lunch (across street)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Working Lunch (Scottish Rite, Room: Consistory)
12:15 Legislative Committee Panel Discussion
       - Invited legislators and committee chairpersons

Return to Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

1:30 Health Care Exchange Panel Discussion
       - Colorado Health Benefit Exchange
2:30 Colorado Public Health Update
       - Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
3:00 Break
3:20 Legislative Leaders’ Panel
       - House and Senate Speaker/President/Majority Leaders

Move to Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 1370 Grant St. Denver, CO

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Legislative Reception/Networking at the Consistory (cost included in registration)

* Individual Legislator Meetings

All participants who request a meeting at registration will have the opportunity to meet with at least one legislator for a one-on-one meeting to discuss the "Asks".

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