Program Contact: 

Quang Ngo
(512) 873-0045

Registration Contact: 
Rose Valenzuela
(512) 873-0045

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Thursday October 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday October 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Omni Colonnade 
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78230

A block of rooms at the special conference rate of $151 per night (single/double) is reserved for HITCON17 participants.

**Reserve your room reservation online by clicking here.  The hotel cut-off is October 11, 2017.** 




Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) and the TORCH Foundation will be hosting our 12th Annual Rural Hospital Information Technology Conference & Exhibition (HITCON17) on October 26-27, 2017 at the Omni Colannade in San Antonio. You can download the program agenda here.

With the accelerated use of information technology systems and the growing number of devices and applications working within a complex, multi-layered network environment, the same forces that enable new efficiencies are also opening doors to new and emerging vulnerabilities like never before!  The IT threat landscape is today's newest healthcare battleground.

HITCON is a premiere education and networking event and solutions marketplace designed specifically for rual and community hospitals.  These session topics are of critical financial, operational and clinical relevance to hospitals and providers and focus on the key issues and challenges your IT departments are facing day in and day out.   We hope you can join us!

Please make sure to reserve your hotel room before October 11, 2017 online by clicking here.

Now Seeking Nominations for 2017 HIT Awards! 

These awards will be presented during the HITCON Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  

2017 Rural Hospital IT Award of Excellence:  This award recognizes facilities that implemented innovative technology solutions for operational efficiency, profitability and sustainability.  Click here for the application. 

2017 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: 9 hours of CE units for CPAs from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: sponsor # 04763, no preparation required; and 9 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

CANCELLATION OF ATTENDANCE: Cancellation of attendance must be in writting (email is acceptable) by TORCH prior to October 11, 2017 to receive a refund (less a $25 administrative fee.) Refunds for cancellations will not be issued for cancellations after this date.