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Press Release -- February 27th, 2011
Source: Verizon
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Verizon Executive to Address 2011 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference on Feb. 22

NEW YORK - Verizon's top security and health care technology expert will address the 2011 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference on Feb. 22. In an address titled "Prescriptions for Health IT: What's Holding Us Back," Dr. Peter Tippett, Verizon vice president of security and industry solutions, will assess the current state of U.S. health IT and highlight key transformational elements needed to help advance medicine, improve patient outcomes and control health care costs.
Following the address, Tippett will participate in a media-only Q&A session.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 9:45 a.m. EST.
Media Q&A, 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2011 Annual Conference
Theater Room 320
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Fla. 32819

The media Q&A session will be an in-person event. Contact Kevin Irland (details below) for information.

WHO:
Peter Tippett, Verizon vice president of security and industry solutions

BACKGROUND:
HIMSS 2011 is a one-of-a-kind forum to address the critical challenges facing the U.S. health care system. The conference offers the opportunity to discuss approaches to solving health IT issues and explore innovative products and solutions. Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, the company's health care practice group, offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services for the health care industry that help transform patient care delivery, enhance access to care and better manage costs.

Media Contacts:
Kevin W. Irland
+1-703-886-1117
kevin.w.irland@verizon.com

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