Rachel Harkness, Senior Data Analyst, and Ed Smith, Executive Director, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center will present at the World Health Congress Summit in January of 2010, on two different topics. Rachel is recognized as a pioneer in the new global data standardization effort (GS1). Her participation in this global effort is positioning the UMMC to be a forerunner when the new data standards are mandated after 2012.
Legislators in the U.S. Congress have focused their attention on the impact that Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) have on the cost of healthcare. UMMC has received national recognition for it's effective use of GPO solutions and contracts through it's affiliation with The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Novation.
Mr. Smith has been asked to present an overview of UMMC's successes and the benefits of accessing the full portfolio of GPO solutions.