Nursing home administrators to hold 47th annual meeting

The American College of Health Care Administrators will open its 47th Annual Convocation & Exposition a week from today at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. Top long-term care managers from around the country will gather to learn about top staffing, regulatory, administrative and legislative issues. Keynote speakers include Neal Petersen on Saturday and Jason Kotecki, LD, HR, AL, on Sunday. Attendees can earn up to 19.5 continuing education credits from the 41 sessions.

Care transitions, re-admissions to be examined during 23rd Institute for Healthcare Improvement quality forum

Long-term care officials will have a stake in the 23rd annual National Forum of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement from Sunday through Wednesday in Orlando, FL. Nearly 6,000 healthcare professionals from more than 40 countries are expected to take part. Sessions will focus on providing more effective patient care while lowering costs. Resident- and family-centered care, transitions and hospital re-admissions will be among the conference's focal points. Top speakers will include Michael J. Fox, the acclaimed actor and Parkinson's research advocate, and Eric Greitens, a Navy Seal officer and the CEO of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization focusing on wounded and disabled veterans. Maureen Bisognano, the president and chief executive of the host group also will present.

Healthcare information will be plentiful for providers at this meeting

The Healthcare Information Management Systems and Society is hosting its annual conference Sunday through Wednesday in Orlando, FL. More than 400 educational sessions will be offered at HIMMS11, covering topics such as the HITECH Act, standards, interoperability, Meaningful Use provisions, and more. More than 29,000 individuals are expected to attend.