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Dr. Scott Fowler to speak at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Chicago

February 20, 2015

HMG President Dr. Scott Fowler brings his take on the value of health IT to the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, April 12-16, 2015. Dr. Scott Fowler will present "Technology Drives Quantifiable Shared Savings Success" on Wednesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm. More than 38,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected at the conference, where they will learn about and discuss health IT issues, and view industry solutions.

During his presentation, Dr. Scott Fowler will analyze the strategies and steps undertaken by Holston Medical Group to transition to a value-based care model and achieve success with shared saving payer initiatives. Holston Medical Group, relying on innovative HIE and analytics strategies, founded an ACO and achieved remarkable results. Within 18 months, HMG realized double-digit reduction in readmissions rates and saved about $2,000 per patient across a population of 5,000 Medicare shared savings members, adding millions to its bottom line.

Proposals under review by the Annual Conference Education Committee have gone through a peer-review selection process for enhanced efficiency and quality in selection of the educational offerings at the conference. The HIMSS Annual Conference Education Committee evaluates and selects all candidates with those representing an organization or non-commercial interest given preference, a guideline followed to achieve Continuing Medical Education or CME requirements.

The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition ranks as one of the largest health IT gatherings in the world, with more than 300 peer-reviewed education sessions, a 467,000 square-foot exhibit floor and numerous networking events.

About Holston Medical Group

As one of the largest multi-specialty providers within the Southeast, Holston Medical Group's "Family of Care" consists of more than 800 employees, including 150 physicians and mid-level providers in its provision of 24-hour medical/surgical coverage. Regarded as a national leader in clinical research as well as electronic health record integration and utilization, Holston Medical Group provides convenient locations throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, offering two Urgent Care Clinics (Bristol & Kingsport) and state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities. On-site ancillary services available include digital x-ray and mammography, CT, MRI, ultrasound and cardiac services. Additionally, HMG provides the patient convenience of on-site laboratory services.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.