HIMSS launches health IT diversity roundtable for businesses

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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has created a Diversity Business Roundtable for Health IT to enable businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans the opportunity to network as the health IT market prepares for rapid expansion over the next decade.

The Chicago-based healthcare organization announced that the roundtable will be co-chaired by Peggy McShane of Net New Growth, Rick Blake of Strategic Health Resources and Keith Moore from Martin-Blanck.

“The health IT business community has an unprecedented opportunity to make an impact with innovative solutions and services, job growth, and overall transformation of the health industry,” said Roundtable Co-Chair Peggy McShane. “Business leaders understand that this fundamental change can only occur when there is collaboration and partnership, which diversity-owned businesses deliver every day.”

An inaugural conference call of the Diversity Business Roundtable will be held Nov. 13 and networking opportunities will be held at HIMSS10 in Atlanta, March 1-4, 2010.