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Contact: Zubair Hossain                                                                                               
Technology Association of Georgia


McKesson commits as Exclusive Summit Host

Our theme this year focuses on, “Who is Driving Healthcare Today? Consumers, Providers or Payors?”


ATLANTA (June 24, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry announced the 7th annual Health IT Leadership Summit. Health IT leaders and innovators in Atlanta and across the nation will come together Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre for. More than 1,000 attendees representing industry, government and healthcare providers are expected to attend.

The theme this year focuses on healthcare delivery model changes in the consumer space. Jodie Braner, Summit Chair and Senior Consultant, Human Capital Benefits at Willis Towers Watson explains, “We will be asking questions such as “How are healthcare organizations thinking about practicing medicine? How are we using the data and tools to connect the dots between the clinician, consumer and payor? Is consumerism shifting the healthcare delivery?  Are we at the tipping point of healthcare technology innovation with consumer empowerment? These and other issues are at the forefront of healthcare and will drive the Summit’s discussion.”

McKesson, a long time Sponsor host is honored to be able to be present the event as the exclusive host. Robert Hendricks, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer at McKesson Technology Solutions, said, “Healthcare reform has forever changed the way we do business and as it continues to evolve, the focus on better health and the transition to value-based care is more important than ever before. The Health IT Leadership Summit inspires attendees to explore innovative new solutions and to challenge one another to improve quality of care and patient  outcomes, which is what we strive for everyday at McKesson.”

Several companies and organizations have signed up to sponsor the event, including signature sponsors McKesson and Intel, as well as Grady Hospital, Georgia State University, Arnold, Golden, Gregory, Morris, Manning & Martin, BioiQ, and Azalea Health. More information about sponsorship opportunities are available at

The Summit will offer attendees a full- and half-day informational sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities. It will also include special awards such as the Intel Innovation Award and a showcase of up and coming Atlanta Healthcare Technology Companies special “start-up” area.  

The Health IT Leadership Summit was created in 2010 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDED), the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), and the Technology Association of Georgia's Health Society (TAG Health). The Summit brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovations that enable better healthcare delivery at lower costs to more people.

Proceeds from the event will go to support the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology (IHIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare through the advancement of technology and education in Georgia.




About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)


TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.


The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at


About the Health IT Leadership Summit

Now in its 7th year, the Health IT Leadership Summit brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovation to enable better healthcare delivery at lower costs to more people. Supported by a founding partnership that includes the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society, the event offers attendees a full day of informational sessions, innovative exhibits, and networking opportunities. Key presentation topics focus on interoperability, IT security, clinical applications, and funding.

To learn more about this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit — including information regarding sponsorship and registration — visit, or follow @HealthITSummit on Twitter.

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