07.20.06

Burr to Co-Sponsor North Carolina Economic Development Summit on Health Care in Charlotte

U.S. Secretary of Labor Chao to deliver keynote address

Senator Richard Burr will co-sponsor a North Carolina Economic Development Summit on Health Care on Monday, July 24 in Charlotte. The summit will focus on health care information technology and workforce issues. U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will deliver the keynote address.

WHERE: Central Piedmont Community College
West Campus
Harris Conference Center
Full Conference Hall
3216 CPCC West Campus Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina

WHEN: Monday, July 24, 2006
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

10:00 AM Panel I, Health Care Information Technologies
Panel Moderator: Carolyn C. Allison, CEO, C. W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc.
Linda Fischetti, Director of Healthy People, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Information

Ginny Wagner, Project Executive, National Healthcare Information Network Architecture Prototype, IBM
Dr. John Loonsk, Director of Interoperability and Standards, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jonathan Handler, MD, Director of Development for the Azyxxi Information System, Washington Hospital Center

12:00 PM Senator Burr to deliver opening remarks

12:20 PM Secretary Chao to deliver keynote remarks

1:00 PM Senator Burr and Secretary Chao to participate in a press availability in the Ash Room

1:00 PM Panel II, Health Care Workforce Development
Panel Moderator: Carolyn C. Allison, CEO, C. W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc.
Tanya Pagan-Raggio, Senior Medical Officer, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration
Ruth Hedgpeth, Director of Nursing, Central Piedmont Community College
Mary Tonges, Vice President, University of North Carolina Health Care

2:30 PM Summit Concludes

Any media wishing to cover this event or schedule an interview with Senator Burr MUST contact Senator Burr's office prior to the event. Press check-in will be located in the lobby of the Harris Conference Center.

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