February 2014, marked the second year for SMART attending HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Annual Conference and Exhibition.
Of SMART’s attendance at the conference, Paul LeBeau, SMART’s Vice President of Product and Technology, explains that “We attend because the mission of the HIMSS is to drive healthcare forward through the use of technology. With Meaningful Use, HITECH, the Affordable Care Act and other regulations spelling out major change in healthcare and, therefore, healthcare information systems, there is no better source of information than HIMSS. The conference provides us the opportunity to learn, network and keep current on new products.”
SMART’s conference goals were concentrated around learning more about the ONC Certification road map and how behavioral health and substance abuse treatment are being integrated into meaningful use initiatives. Moreover, the team found the educational sessions to be extremely beneficial.