8th Annual Health IT Leadership Summit

ONC Director Steve Posnack to Feature at Health IT Leadership Summit

ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2015) – Steve Posnack, Director, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will join an impressive lineup of speakers at this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

Posnack is responsible for leading ONC’s HIT Certification Program, Standards and Interoperability Framework and advising the National Coordinator for Health IT on all matters related to health IT standards and technology. Prior to serving in this role, Posnack headed ONC’s Federal Policy Division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In this capacity, Posnack led ONC’s regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, and several federal policy development and coordination activities.

“We are thrilled to have Steve Posnack as a keynote speaker this year,” said Tino Mantella, President of the Technology Association of Georgia, one of the Summit’s founding organizations. “Steve is one of the leading experts in interoperability and will share insights from a policy perspective.”

The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Department of Economic Development are also founders and sponsors of the summit.

Other featured speakers include John Bardis, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, MedAssets; Reid Coleman, MD, FACP, CMIO, Nuance; and Matt Gove, Chief Consumer Officer, Piedmont Healthcare.

In addition to these speakers, more than 20 other HIT professionals, including representatives from Epic, Cerner, RelayHealth and Greenway, will share their insights in a jam-packed day of informative sessions on healthcare and technology.

About the Health IT Leadership Summit

Now in its sixth year, the Health IT Leadership Summit brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovation to enable better healthcare delivery at lower costs to more people. Supported by a founding partnership that includes the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society, the event will offer attendees a full day of informational sessions, innovative exhibits, and networking opportunities centered around the theme of “Connecting Healthcare…Making IT Work for You.” Key presentation topics will focus on interoperability, IT security, clinical applications, and funding.

To learn more about this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit — including information regarding sponsorship and registration — visit http://www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.com, or follow @HealthITSummit on Twitter.

Contact: Wendy Alpine

Alpine Communications