Chicago may see return of prominent healthcare information management trade show

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Healthcare reforms are requiring medical institutions to upgrade their record keeping practices to the electronic medium by 2015. As a result, the federal government is authorizing incentives to hospitals and physician’s offices that obtain and implement these new systems.

In an effort to show medical facilities the latest in health information technology, more trade shows are taking place throughout the nation.

For instance, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting may be coming back to Chicago in the near future, according to the Chicago Tribune. The technology group met together for the first time in 2009, which accounted for an nearly $55 million in spending for the city. Recently, the trade show left the city due to the rising exhibitions costs in Chicago forcing the officials to choose other cities, such as Las Vegas and Orlando.

Many industry experts told the news source that the meeting’s arrival is being seen as a way for the city to establish itself as a health information meetings headquarters.

Prospective health informatics students may be interested in attending trade shows such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting, where they can find the latest technology to affect their industry.

If you are ready to take the next step in your HIM career, consider enrolling in a degree or certification program.