Our fourth annual user group conference Corepoint Connect kicks off tomorrow at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas. It's the highlight of our year because we get to spend time with hundreds of our customers in one place, discussing what we all know best – the importance of health data interoperability and Corepoint Integration Engine.

New for 2015 we have not one, but two keynote speakers: Ed Marx, tomorrow's opening keynote, will be followed on Thursday by David Chou. Ed and David are our first CIO keynote speakers.

For those keeping count, artist/patient advocate extraordinaire Regina Holiday (@ReginaHolliday) spoke in 2012, Business Innovation Factory's Elizabeth Stefanski helped us think about human-centered design in 2013, and the now-defunct GeekBeat.tv duo (say it ain't so!) of Cali Lewis and John P. had the crowd laughing last year as they explored the future "Internet of Things."

This year, Ed Marx will share 10 life principles that have helped him – "an average guy" – lead an extraordinary personal and professional life, which includes his recent role as CIO of Texas Health Resources and his current role as CIO of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. Conference attendees will also receive a copy of Ed's 2014 book, "Extraordinary Tales form a Rather Ordinary Guy." 

For customers and readers of this blog who are not able to attend the conference, you can follow along on Twitter by searching for "#Connect." We will also attempt to provide a live stream on Periscope of both keynote presentations. Follow @CorepointHealth at the time of each keynote for a link!

Let's take a look at what attendees can look forward to for the rest of Corepoint Connect 2015 (other than the phenomenal food and Friday's now-famous ice cream social):

Wednesday

Corepoint Connect 15 Opening Session – Market Trends and Product Roadmap 

Corepoint Health CEO Phil Guy, VP of Client Services Sonal Patel, and VP of Marketing Jon Mertz will address where the company and our products are headed and what industry trends are shaping the future of health data interoperability.

Keynote Presentation 

The HIMSS/CHIME 2013 CIO of the Year Ed Marx will talk about how he, the youngest of seven born of holocaust survivors in Bavaria, has developed a formula for an extraordinary life… even for those extremely average, just like him. For some background, read, Leadership, Parties, and Healthcare Technology: Edward Marx Q&A.

*For those not at the conference, be sure and follow the @CorepointHealth twitter account for a live stream of Ed's keynote, via Periscope!

Welcome Reception 

Get to know other conference attendees and get your book signed by Ed Marx during our kick-off reception. Food and drinks will be served.

Thursday

Corepoint Integration Engine 2016.1

Overview and demonstration of the exciting new features in the latest release of Corepoint Integration Engine.

Customer Presentation: Scott Adair from North State Radiology

Scott will describe how he uses Corepoint Action Lists to parse and transmit structured report data.

Product Demonstration Huddles

Attendees will divide into three groups to see demonstrations of three different product features, including: 

  • Action Lists

  • Graphing, Flags, and Derivatives

  • Configuration Management

Disaster Recovery and High Availability

Product Manager Rob Brull and Director of Client Support David Li will discuss how the Corepoint Disaster Recovery feature in Corepoint Integration Engine provides peace of mind for the IT team that health data will remain flowing and secure should a natural disaster occur. 

2016.1 Database Infrastructure

Corepoint Health SQL experts Dan Hermann and Alexander Yeh will discuss how and why Corepoint Integration Engine utilizes Microsoft SQL technology.

Keynote: David Chou

"The Mind of a Digital CIO" is the title of David Chou's Thursday keynote. David will provide his thoughts on where the future of health IT headed, as well as some useful advice as you prepare for your next big "go live."

*We will stream David's keynote via Periscope. Be sure and see the @CorepointHealth twitter feed for the link! You can also read a Q&A I conducted with David: CIO Q&A: David Chou on Go Lives, Data Overload and Telemedicine.

Friday

New World of Healthcare : , RESTful & Corepoint Health

Hear firsthand about health IT's hottest interoperability standard, , from Corepoint Health CTO Dave Shaver. Dave is deeply involved with the development of FHIR as the co-chair of the HL7 FHIR Governance Board.

Customer Presentation: David Vazquez from Diversified Radiology of Colorado

David will discuss how his team have gained control of the health data and eliminated the hassles of dealing with various vendors to manage their interfaces and connections. 

Q&A: Corepoint Health Executive Leadership Panel

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