Program Contact: 

Quang Ngo
(512) 873-0045

Registration Contact: 
Rose Valenzuela
(512) 615-6273

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Thursday October 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday October 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM CDT

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The Westin Dallas Park Central 
12720 Merit Dr.
Dallas, TX 75251

A block of rooms at the special conference rate of $135 per night (single/double) is reserved for HITCON14 participants.

**Reserve your room by calling the hotel at (888) 627-7032 and mentioning the "TORCH-HITCON Conference 2014" for the special rate or make your reservation online by clicking here.** 

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Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) and the TORCH Foundation will be hosting our 10th Annual Rural Hospital Information Technology Conference & Exhibition (HITCON14) on October 9-10, 2014 at The Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas. Download the program agenda here.

We know that you are confronting a myriad of technology-related issues and mandates, and are asked to balance multiple priorities when it comes to implementing health IT. This year’s event will cover many topics of high relevance and interest to hospitals and providers—from the connected community-connected patient, to the role of IT leadership, to biggest challenges in meeting meaningful use (security, patient engagement, health information exchange), to health IT legal and compliance issues, to a “futuristic view” of cutting edge technologies, to BYOD, to telemedicine and IT workforce, and much more! 

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.

Reserve your hotel room before October 1, 2014, by calling the hotel at (888) 627-7032 and mentioning the "TORCH-HITCON Conference 2014" for the special rate. Or make your reservation online by clicking here. 

Now Seeking Nominations for 2014 HIT Awards! 

These awards will be presented during the HITCON Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 9, 2014.  

2014 Rural Hospital IT Award of Excellence: This award recognizes facilities that have demonstrated successful adoption and meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) technology in healthcare. Click here for the application. 

2014 Outstanding HIT Partnership Award: This award recognizes a consortium or network that has worked collaboratively and progressively to expand its HIT infrastructure and/or services that has resulted in improved patient care for the local communities or region. Click here for the application. 

2014 Rural Health IT Leadership Award: This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the advancement and adoption of health information technology. Click here for the application.  

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.