Austin HIMSS October 8th Lunch & Learn - Nora Belcher Executive Director at Texas e-Health Alliance
Joe C Thompson Conference Center
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas 78712
Learn how Health IT legislation in Texas is driving change within healthcare systems across the state!
Integrating technology within healthcare systems is fast becoming the singular most effective path to improving patient care. With a nationwide movement towards value-based care it is vital for businesses to understand an important driver of change; legislation. In this session you will learn about Health IT plan and how information technology has and will impact multiple facets of healthcare across the state. Find out how Texas is implementing healthcare information technology to solve public health problems from disasters to opioid abuse!
Nora Belcher is the Executive Director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, a non-profit advocacy group that she started in 2009 to give health information technology stakeholders a voice in public policy. The Texas e-Health Alliance serves as the state’s leading advocate, from local communities to the national level, for the use of information technology to improve the health care system for patients. Prior to starting the Alliance, Ms. Belcher worked in the private sector as a consultant advising health information technology companies on how to do business with government. She also served in Governor Perry’s office for five years as deputy director in the Governor’s Office of Budget, Planning and Policy, where she was responsible for managing the policy and budget issues for the Texas health and human services system. Ms. Belcher holds a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and owns a hardcover, autographed, first printing, first edition of Game of Thrones.