The 2nd Bi-Annual Health IT Fair

Release date: 

October 4, 2012

The second bi-annual Health Information Technology (IT) Fair will take place  Friday, October 5th in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil campus. 

Learn about the exciting field of health information technology by attending the Health IT Fair that will include an opportunity to meet and greet professionals from more than 24 national and local businesses and organizations, learn about current research and development and attend a special panel discussion by experts in the health IT field.

The fair begins at 1 p.m. with vendors on hand to answer questions and share information about the Health IT field. At 3:30 p.m. a special panel discussion about Health IT will take place featuring representatives from bioMerieux, Epic, Carolinas Healthcare, Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange, Community Care of North Carolina, McKesson and Mosaic. The panel will be moderated by Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) director and professor at the School of Information and Library Science, Dr. Javed Mostafa.

Companies represented at the Health IT Fair include:

  • Allscripts
  • Bioinformatics Core, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • bioMerieux
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Carolinas Healthcare System Panel discussion at the HIT Fair
  • Cerner
  • CliniPace
  • Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Community Care of North Carolina
  • EHR 2.0
  • Epic
  • IBM
  • Intra Health
  • LabCorp
  • McKesson
  • Merge Healthcare
  • Mosaic
  • North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • NC Health IT, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • RTI International
  • SAS Institute
  • Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.
  • TEKsystems

Be sure tHealth IT Fair UNC at Chapel Hillo attend all or part of this exciting afternoon of activities that highlights this important and emerging field!

The event is hosted by the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, School of Nursing, School of Public Health and School of Medicine partners through the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP).




Sponsors of the event include:

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Special thanks to our sponsors. We are grateful for your support.


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Allscripts provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. Our clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physician practices and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health™.

Open to the future of health
It seems the only constant in our healthcare industry is change. Regulatory issues, shrinking reimbursements and other market factors are creating big changes in the way we practice medicine.

Harvard business professor and acclaimed author Clayton Christensen stated “History shows that in all industries, as technology evolves, proprietary always gives way to open architecture.” We agree. To deliver on the vision of a Connected Community of Health, we have to promote an ‘Open’ platform.

Being Open is key to a thriving healthcare community because care must be coordinated across settings: from physicians’ offices to hospitals to post-acute settings and beyond. As a Healthcare Information  Technology provider to all of these settings, Allscripts  is Open to innovating and collaborating with industry partners and our clients because Open is not only our platform…it’s who we are.

Looking for top talent
Allscripts recruits and hires top talent who have a passion for healthcare information technology and who want to help build a connected community of health. Please visit our careers site at to learn what our current opportunities are. We are hiring for various positions in our Solutions Development, Professional Services, and IT/Information Services organizations.


Scientific and technological innovation is at the heart of bioMérieux's strategy. A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 45 years, bioMérieux designs, develops, produces, and markets diagnostic systems for medical and industrial applications. bioMérieux's solutions (reagents, instruments, and software) are used to determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

To fulfill its mission to improve public health worldwide, bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries through 39 subsidiaries. Its world headquarters are located in the Lyon area in France.



Health care is too important to stay the same. Ultimately, nothing matters more than our health and the health of our families Each of us wants a health experience designed for ourselves and our family. As our co-founder and CEO, Neal Patterson, often says, “Health care is personal.” At Cerner, we recognize the critical nature of health providers’ work, and we take patient outcomes seriously. Working with our clients, we develop cutting-edge information technology that unlocks new methods, treatments and cures.

That’s why Forbes magazine recently recognized us as one of the most innovative companies in the United States (#8). Making health care all it can be. Prior to joining Cerner, Jerry Chamberlain, MS, RN, was dedicated to his patients as critical care and transplant ICU nurse.

 “It’s humbling to think what I do on a day-to-day basis is really impacting patients in hospital beds all over the world,” said Jerry, the past president of a nursing informatics organization, ANIA-CARING. Jerry’s not alone. One in eight Cerner associates are clinicians. Their work is more than a job — it’s a chance to improve the quality and efficiency of care.

To change the state of health care, we’re looking for people like Jerry — people who want to make health care all it can be.

As a Cerner associate, you’ll have the chance to impact lives all over the world, starting with your own. Let’s see what we can do — together.

For more information about how you can advance your career with Cerner, please visit

“I don’t think there could be a better partner than Cerner. Our success has indicated we are in the cockpit with the right co-pilot.”
                                                                              Hugh Greene
                                                                              President and CEO
                                                                              Baptist Health
                                                                              Jacksonville, FL

As a worldwide leader in the development of software for healthcare organizations, Epic is driving change for an entire industry – and not just any industry – one that impacts the quality of life for everyone. We work with some of the nation’s most respected healthcare organizations and leading research institutions to develop, implement and support software to reduce medical errors, improve screening for diseases and increase the quality of patient care. Our software supports all the functions that orbit around the patient, and the systems we create work in unison to dissolve the informational boundaries that create inefficient, dangerous healthcare.

Epic has established itself as the vendor of choice for large and complex healthcare organizations. Our client base consists of privately held organizations and public facilities, including universities and local government healthcare organizations. We have set records for size, speed and amount of data integration per organization. We are at the forefront of real-time, patient record interoperability and are leading the revolution in giving patients access to their own electronic medical record.

Currently, organizations using our software care for about 140 million people across the United States. That means more than 1 in 3 people in the U.S. are directly affected by the work we do.
We’re searching for smart, passionate people who want to achieve great things. We’ve grown to a company of over 5,800 intelligent, driven and principled people who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the healthcare industry. You will work hard, collaborate with the brightest minds, and do things that make a difference, all while enjoying great benefits and a casual work environment (jeans, shorts, sandals). Located in Madison, Wisconsin, Epic is proud to be a privately-held software company with over 30 years of success.




Carolinas Healthcare System
Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), one of the nation's leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. Our diverse network of more than 650 care locations includes academic medical centers, hospitals, healthcare pavilions, physician practices, destination centers, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospice and palliative care. CHS works to improve and enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its communities through high quality patient care, education and research programs, and a variety of collaborative partnerships and initiatives.
Carolinas HealthCare System is an outgrowth of a community hospital originally founded in 1940. Since that time CHS has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive systems, with more than 48,000 employees, more than 6,200 licensed beds (acute care and post-acute care), and an annual budget exceeding $6.5 billion (comparable to many Fortune 500 companies).
Premier facilities include Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, CMC Neurology and The Transplant Center. Other specialties include maternity (regular and high risk), assisted reproduction, interventional oncology, radiation therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and many others. Through careful integration of services, CHS has built some of the nation’s largest accredited multi-hospital networks for treatment of stroke and heart attack.
Ultimately, our success is determined not by the buildings we construct, but by the investment we make in the people and programs that bring each new facility to life. We are providing a broad framework of support that enables extraordinary professionals to bring caring, commitment, integrity and teamwork to a vitally important healing mission. The motivating force behind all of this activity is fulfilling our duty to meet community needs.

McKesson Corporation
McKesson is in business for better health. As America’s oldest and largest healthcare services company, we provide pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and information technologies to customers in almost every segment of the industry. We advance our customers’ success by making their businesses run better and improving their connectivity while helping to deliver better care to millions of patients every day. Our vision is to create a healthcare system that leads to lower costs, fewer mistakes, higher quality, and better health for all.

As a McKesson employee, you can impact better health. With over 175 years in the business, we understand the past, present and future of this dynamic industry. McKesson supports over 30,000 employees through an environment where opportunity, creativity and responsibility grow. If you are interested in career opportunities, please visit our Web site .


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RTI International
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. Our mission is to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.

Established in 1958 as the Research Triangle Institute, RTI has a distinguished history of scientific achievement in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis. RTI’s staff of more than 2,800 supports projects in more than 40 countries.

RTI is working to advance the safe, effective, and efficient use of health IT and improve patient and population health both in the United States and worldwide. In addition, RTI brings multidisciplinary research and technical expertise to bear on the real-world challenges of adopting and implementing health IT and health information exchange to achieve meaningful use of health information. The Center for the Advancement of Health IT has been established at RTI to better support all of these efforts, organized around three focus areas: policy analysis and implementation, patient-centered tools, and system and outcome evaluations that promote better care while reducing unnecessary costs.


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IntraHaleht LogoIntraHealth International

For over 30 years, in more than 90 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. Our mission—to empower health workers to better serve communities in need around the world—also encompasses all of the individuals who support health workers in their jobs: from educators and software developers to health facility managers, lab technicians, and community leaders. Our approach to improving health care calls for listening, analyzing, and collaborating with leaders and communities to develop the most effective solutions for a particular environment. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private-sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers.


CapacityPlus, funded by USAID and led by IntraHealth International and partners, is a global project uniquely focused on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Placing health workers at the center of every effort, CapacityPlus helps countries achieve significant progress in addressing the health worker crisis while also having global impact through alliances with multilateral organizations. CapacityPlus serves partner countries and multilaterals by offering state-of-the-art expertise, models, tools, training, and analyses adapted to each context. These services help countries move closer to having the right health worker in the right place with the right skills and support.  


iHRIS, a facet of the CapacityPlus project, is a suite of web-based, open source software that supplies health-sector leaders with information to track, manage, and plan the health workforce. It is specifically designed for use by ministries of health, professional health councils, and other organizations in low-resource countries. Using iHRIS, managers and other decision makers can identify health workforce issues and plan interventions. Increasingly, many countries and organizations are joining the global iHRIS community in adopting and adapting the iHRIS software for their own needs.


Mosaic LogoMosaic Technology
Based in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Mosaic Technology combines various EMR’s into a single consolidated medical record. The focus is to increase quality of health care delivery while reducing overall health care cost.



People are at the heart of every successful business initiative.

At TEKsystems®, we understand people.

Every year we deploy over 80,000 IT professionals at 6,000 client sites across North America, Europe and Asia. Our deep insights into IT human capital management enable us to help our clients achieve their business goals – while optimizing their IT workforce strategies. We provide IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services to help our clients plan, build and run their critical business initiatives. Through our range of quality-focused delivery models, we meet our clients where they are, and take them where they want to go, the way they want to get there.

TEKsystems® supports all major segments of the healthcare industry including: Payers, Providers, Life Sciences, Public Health, and the Technology/Software Services verticals. Our dedicated team of technical recruiters and account managers maintain relationships with 81% of the IT workforce and deploy more than 4,500 healthcare IT professionals annually to help our clients accomplish their critical engagements.

Additional sponsors of the Health IT Fair are:

  • Coastal Connect HIE
  • Community Care of NC
  • SAS Institute