Program Contact: 

Dawn Haberkorn
(512) 615-6275

Quang Ngo
(512) 615-6267 

Registration Contact: 
Rose Valenzuela
(512) 615-6273



Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday October 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230

A block of rooms at the special conference rate of $105 per night (single/double) is reserved for HITCON12 participants. Reserve your room before October 2, 2012 for the special rate by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-843-6664 or online. There is free parking and complimentary shuttle service from the San Antonio Airport. 

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HITCON12 Conference & Exhibition: Leading the Waves of Change 

Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) and the TORCH Foundation will be hosting our 8th Annual Rural Hospital Information Technology Conference & Exhibition (HITCON12) on October 17-18, 2012 at the Omni Colonnade Hotel in San Antonio. Download the Program Agenda here. [1MB PDF]

Sessions for this year’s event include:

  • Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements
  • CMS Meaningful Use Audits
  • ICD-10 Conversion - Education/Training, Clinical Documentation and Systems Testing
  • Health Information Exchange - Direct Protocol and Beyond
  • HIT Security and the Mobile Challenge/Strategy
  • Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
  • Patient Engagement - Cutting-edge Technology
  • 1115 Waiver and Health IT - Investments and Outcomes
  • The CIO Imperative

With so much going on and at stake, don't miss this great opportunity to stay abreast with current developments, issues and requirements in health IT so that you can take the lead in the wave of change (and not be merely swept by them). These sessions will be delivered by nationally recognized experts from around the country. 

The event will also include a tradeshow with many important vendors showcasing their quality products, services and solutions. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about them and make important contacts.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS - A certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants, which can be used to claim CE credits from professional associations and state licensing boards. This program provides: 10 hours of CE units for CPAs from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: sponsor # 04763, no preparation required; and 10 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. 

Register Now!Member Cost: $150 per person
Non-Member Cost: $200 per person
TORCH Student Cost: $50 per student
Non-Member Student Cost: $75 per student 
(Must be attending as an undergrad or graduate student)

NOTE: If you wish to pay by credit card, please check PayPal.

Now Seeking Nominations for 2012 HIT Awards!
Get more information and nomination forms here.

This registration form is for attendees ONLY. All other participants may attend the conference only as an exhibitor and/or as a sponsor (refer to the Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities for more information). To help us plan properly and ensure optimal processing of conference materials, complete and submit your registration as early as possible. You may pay by check or credit card. If paying by credit card, complete the form on the back. Cash is accepted for on-site registration only (receipts will be provided). Your registration cannot be processed without payment in full. Registrants unable to attend may send an alternate; please notify TORCH of any changes prior to the event. For cancellation, notify us in writing prior to October 26. Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee, will be available for notices received by this date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date. TORCH reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event if deemed necessary; or should a situation beyond the control of TORCH arise to prevent holding the conference, TORCH will not be held liable for any expenses incurred by the registrants, except for the registration fee, which would be refunded.