SCC Soft Computer and IBM Partner Together for Healthcare Information Technology Summit

September 9, 2008

Clearwater, FL- SCC Soft Computer® and IBM® are partnering together to host the 2008 SCC/IBM Healthcare Information Technology Summit (HIT Summit) in October. This exclusive event for healthcare information technology VIPs will be held October 2 at the W Los Angeles Westwood, Los Angeles, California, and October 9 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut.

The Healthcare Information Technology Summit will bring together influential healthcare IT decision-makers and leading industry experts, providing engaging educational topics, as well as the opportunity to share ideas and network. “The purpose of the HIT Summit is to formally educate attendees about the future of healthcare information technology in a relaxed setting,” said Don Keller, Vice President, Global Education and Training, SCC Soft Computer. We’ll use case studies, along with sessions led by industry experts, to help attendees learn how to stay informed, confident in their actions, and positioned for success. We are pleased to be partnering with IBM on this summit because this gives us an opportunity to meet face-to-face with key clients and demonstrate the product features they can use to streamline their workflows, improve turnaround time, and do more in less time with fewer FTEs. Hosting this event with IBM enables us to provide information on topics that are top of mind for healthcare IT professionals and show them how to get the most from their IBM and SCC solutions.”

Representatives from IBM will share their insights on the business of going green, with the focus on the benefits of using IBM’s new p6 system and showing ways labs can use the IBM p6 system to increase operational efficiency in the clinical environment. IBM’s new p6 series is energy efficient and uses half the power of other competing hardware suppliers. The new IBM p6 series also takes 50% less processing time, enabling labs to access vital information faster than ever. At the Healthcare Information Technology Summit, IBM will also demo the latest hardware solutions SCC clients can use to get peak performance from their SCC systems.

Gilbert Hakim, CEO, SCC Soft Computer, will discuss the paradigm shift from traditional clinical information systems to an integrated genetics information system. He will focus on how information technology applications have narrowed the gap between diseases and cures, and how these tools are helping to usher in a new age of personalized medicine. Attendees will learn how they can keep their organizations on the cutting edge of personalized medicine and the genetics LIS so they can evolve with this rapidly-changing field. Sessions will also stress the importance of industry changes and understanding how these changes will affect the lab. At the HIT Summit, attendees will learn how the right clinical information system – along with a convenient interface to instruments – can increase operational efficiencies by allowing fewer FTE’s with instrument automation and robotics. The focus will be on how laboratories can use technology to do more with less. For nearly 30 years, SCC Soft Computer has been meeting the needs of the healthcare industry by providing powerful, clinical information solutions to hospitals, large IDNs, and laboratories. SCC's SoftLab has been recognized as the market standard for its robust functionality and ease of instrument interfacing, including robotics. SCC offers full suites of Web-enabled clinical information management system solutions for the Laboratory, Genetics, Outreach, Blood Services, Radiology, and Pharmacy.

The 2008 SCC/IBM Healthcare Information Technology Summit will be held in two locations: October 2 in Los Angeles, California and October 9 in Stamford, Connecticut. Attendees should be within driving distance to attend this one-day event. For more information on the HIT Summit please visit www.softcomputer.com/hitsummit2008/ or contact Don Keller by phone at (727) 789-0100 or by e-mail at donk@softcomputer.com.

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