Reducing Risk in Healthcare IT Purchases:

Reducing Risk in Healthcare IT Purchases: Avoiding and Resolving Disputes

Sunday, February 28, 2010 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET | Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

Fee: $140

In collaboration with American Arbitration Association

The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the nation’s largest health IT membership association, is dedicated to advancing health care through information technology. It is the premier membership association for over 25,000 HIT professionals and 380 corporate members.  Avoiding vendor disputes is essential to a successful health IT implementation. Generally, contract negotiation and project planning phases determine a project's fate. Participants will learn how to reduce the risk of disputes through effective contract negotiation techniques and ongoing project management. This workshop will focus on how to avoid disputes and how to use mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes as alternatives to litigation.


  • Identify essential key terms and red flags when building a contract in efforts to avoid disputes
  • Evaluate when mediation and arbitration can be effective alternatives to litigation
  • Identify when to engage in the mediation or arbitration process to maximize your changes for a costeffective resolution of a dispute

Moderator:  Alan Lash, Esq., Partner, Lash & Goldberg, LLP

Joseph Addiego III, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Andrew Fletcher, Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Sharon Klein, JD, Attorney/Partner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP

Marilyn Lamar, JD, Principal, Liss & Lamar, PC

To register, visit http://www.himssconference.org/education/sessiondetail.aspx?eventID=3956. You may register for this workshop only. Or, you may choose to register for the entire conference.