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Beth Walsh, Editor

If your schedule allows, you might want to consider arriving at the HIMSS Conference & Exhibition early. There are 10 different symposia scheduled for Sunday, April 12.

The Physicians' IT Symposium

Physician leaders are championing efforts to improve the care experience, improve population health and help reduce the per capita cost of healthcare. This leadership program will focus on the diverse roles of the physician leader and will discuss data-driven decisions that affect population health, the challenges and opportunities of integrated clinical networks, the promise of mobile health and clinical transformation as achieved through interoperable health systems. The day includes an opening keynote address by Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, vice presedent and CMIO of Sparrow Health System and closing keynote by Stanley Huff, MD, CMIO of Intermountain Healthcare.

The Innovation Symposium

Industry leaders will share their lessons learned in taking products and services from ideation to market introduction, all the way through the innovation lifecycle. Robert Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association, will deliver the opening keynote.

The Health Information Exchange Symposium

This program will focus on information exchange's relationship to innovation, interoperability, transitions of care and consumer access.

Other symposia topics include patient engagement, nursing informatics, quality and mobile health. HIMSS' Preconference Plus option allows attendees to design their own program by attending sessions of interest from any of the symposia.