Bus journey from New Jersey starts early morning at NJHA, Princeton: June 17, 2010
Starting the day’s journey to Capitol Hill in early morning, June 17, 2010, members boarded a bus at NJHA in Princeton. Stopping in Cherry Hill to pick up additional HIMSS members, the bus sped (within speed limits) to Washington, DC.
Lunching at Top of the Hill Reserve Officers Association, near the nation’s Capitol, the New Jersey chapter welcomed guests from the Hill, and listened to updates on New Jersey initiatives in Health IT.
Bill O’Byrne, the new executive director of NJ-HITEC, New Jersey’s Regional Extension Center, spoke about the challenges facing the center in bringing 5,000 New Jersey physicians and other clinicians on to meaningful use of Electronic Health Records.
The night before, O’Byrne received HIMSS State Official of the Year award, one of only three presented this year, for his work supporting Healthcare IT initiatives in New Jersey.