vRad CTO, Rick Jennings, to Participate on mHealth Panel at iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle

vRad CTO, Rick Jennings, to Participate on mHealth Panel at iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2011

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that vRad Chief Technology Officer, Rick Jennings, will participate and speak on the “Accelerating the Adoption of mHealth: Strategies and Sustainable Business Models” panel at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle, taking place August 15-16, 2011.

The panel will discuss existing and forward thinking mHealth applications that are being used by healthcare providers today. Jennings has led the development of vRad’s technology platform and its mobile health application, which delivers real-time radiology results to physicians at the point of care.

Also participating on the panel are Gary Baldwin, Editorial Director, Health Data Management; Joseph Tracy, VP, Telehealth Services, Lehigh Valley Health Services; Orlando Portale, Chief Information Officer, Palomar Pomerado Health; Benjamin Kanter, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Palomar Pomerado Health; and Nick van Terheyden, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance Communications.

“We are excited to share how radiology practices are embracing mHealth and cloud solutions to enhance the delivery of patient care,” explained Rick Jennings, Chief Technology Officer of vRad. “These solutions are truly transformative, giving physicians immediate access to important patient information to speed accurate diagnosis and treatment.”

vRad will be joining over 200 CIOs, VPs, and Directors of IT from hospitals, health systems, and larger physician practices at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle. Attendees will network and discuss the latest trends and challenges in health IT. Topics to be discussed will include: Telehealth, mHealth, Meaningful Use, Privacy & Security, Interoperability, Health Information Exchange, Cloud Computing, and more.

Sponsors and Partners for the 2011 iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle include: Absolute Software, Apixio, Catalyst Solutions, Carematix, Comcast, Drager, ICA, Intel, MMR Global, Nuance, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Rubbermaid Healthcare, Sago Networks, Vidyo, VoCare, vRad, AMDIS, CMIO, Continua Health Alliance, eHealth SmartBrief, Executive Insight, Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Washington State Chapter, IDC Health Insights, MarketsandMarkets, ReportsandReports, Mobile Healthcare Today, and SearchHealthIT.com.

About vRad

Virtual Radiologic (vRad) is a technology-enabled national radiology practice working in partnership with local radiologists and hospitals to optimize radiology’s pivotal role in patient care. vRad’s more than 350 radiologists serve 2,700+ facilities, reading 7 million studies annually. Delivering access to extensive subspecialty coverage, vRad contributes to improved quality of patient care. And with its next-generation technology, vRad enhances productivity, helping to lower the overall cost of care while expediting time to accurate diagnosis and treatment. For more information, visit http://www.vrad.com. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter (@vRad), or “like” us on Facebook.

About Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. http://www.ihealthtran.com

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