SFLHIMSS Fall Event: IntegraTe 2014

November 6, 12:30am, UTC - 10:00am, UTC

Signature Grand
6900 W State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317


Non-member Price: 

Previously known as SFLHIMSS Fall Technical Event

IntegraTe, the Annual SFLHIMSS Fall Event (previously called SFLHIMSS Fall Technical Event), is back, revamped and bigger than ever! This year, South Florida Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (SFLHIMSS) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) are collaborating together to host this exceptional Conference.

This year, the one-day event will focus on the latest Health Information Technology and Finance issues with an emphasis on where these areas converge. The agenda features an exciting mix of panel discussions and educational tracks, including:

  • CIO/CFO Panel Discussion
  • Business of Healthcare
  • Population Health
  • Leadership Development
  • Future of Healthcare Technology



March 23, 2015

5:30-9:30pm                                                       Reception at the Governors Club, Tallahassee, FL

5:30pm                                                                 Attendee Registration

6:00 pm                                                                Welcoming Remarks

Lisa K. Rawlins, Sr. Vice President, SRG Technology,

Advocacy Chair of the South Florida HIMSS Chapter

Paul Salmon, Sr. Consultant, Lee Memorial Health System, Advocacy Chair, Central and North Florida HIMSS Chapter

6:15-6:30pm                                                       “How A Bill Becomes a Law,” Lucretia Shaw Collins, Founder Collins Consulting, LLC” Tallahassee, FL

7:00pm-7:30pm                                                “Hot Policy Topics moving through the legislative process that affect you, your family, & your business,” Robert M. Levy, Founder, Robert M. Levy and Associates, Tallahassee, FL


March 24, 2015


7:30am- 12:00pm                                             Educational Sessions, Doubletree Hotel, Tallahassee Florida

                                                                                Hear from thought leaders regarding the advances in HIT adoption.



7:30am                                                                 HIT Policy Breakfast for HIMSS Members, Legislators, and Legislative Staff


8:00 am- 8:15am                                               “Introductions and Recognitions” Krista Potthast-Haynes,

Candidate, Master of Science Health Informatics USF Morsani College of Medicine; VP Education & Chairperson Florida ANIA advocacy & Regulation; Co-Chair CNFL HIMSS Advocacy & Public Policy Committee, Tampa, Florida


8:15am- 9:15am                                                “The State of Florida’s Advances in Supporting the Use of HIT,”

                                                                                Elizabeth Dudek, Secretary, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, FL


9:15am- 10:15am                                              “How the Nation’s leading Pioneer Accountable Care Organization achieved Clinical and Financial Results,”   Adrian Zai, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Informatics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 


10:15am - 11:15am                                          “Reimbursement Methodologies Changing the Way Medicine is Practiced,” Dr. Thomas Prewitt, Jr. Director of the Healthcare Delivery Institute at HORNE LLP, Ridgeland, MS


11:15am – 12:00pm                                         “Review and prepare for the journey over to the State Capitol to meet with Senator and State Representatives,” Lisa K. Rawlins, Sr. Vice President, HealthCare, SRG Technology, Fort Lauderdale, FL


12:00pm - 1:30 pm                                           Lunch at the Capitol


1:30 -5:00 pm                                                     Guided Tour of the Capitol

                                                                                Attend Senate and House Committee Meetings

Meeting with Senate Members

                                                                                Meeting with House Members


Senator Rene Garcia & Representative Gayle Harrell presenting the Senate and House Resolutions

recognizing March 23-29, 2015 as the HIT Week in Florida.

This initiative mirrors, on the state level, efforts executed since 2006 by the national parent organization, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), at the federal level. The National Health Information Technology (HIT) Week and State Recognized HIT weeks have emerged as landmark occasions for bringing together diverse healthcare stakeholders, who partner in developing neutral, common ground for the advancement of health IT adoption with "One Voice, One Vision.

Each year, HIMSS creates policy principles for all stakeholders to consider for inclusion as provisions in legislation proposed by the U.S. Congress or state legislatures, or for inclusion in federal and state regulations, to foster enhanced healthcare using IT. HIMSS addresses its policy principles in eleven separate categories:

1. Funding and Incentives

2. Quality and Outcomes

3. Organizational Structure

4. Safety, Standards, Infrastructure, and Innovation

5. Privacy and Security

6. Legal

7. Patient Empowerment

8. Equity and Access

9. Population Health

10. Workforce Development

11. Administrative Simplification

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership so that lives can be saved, outcomes of care improved, and costs reduced by transforming the delivery of healthcare through the appropriate use of information technology (IT) and management systems. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations have offices in Chicago, Washington, DC, Brussels, Singapore, Leipzig, and other locations across the United States. HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 470 corporate members and more than 85 not-for-profit organizations that share our vision.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities are Available

IntegraTe's agenda was planned with both attendees and exhibitors in mind. Our 15,000 square foot exhibit hall has been redesigned to encourage networking, boost traffic in the trade booths, and spark provider interest in the main stage speaker presentations. To take a look at the exciting exhibit opportunities, click here to download the sponsorship prospectus.