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This Week's FGCU/SWFRTP Software Lecture Features Health IT

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • FGCU Academic Building 7, Auditorium 114

The second of this year’s Software Technologies Distinguished Lecture Series at FGCU is Thursday March 15. The subject is Health Information Technology.

The presenter is Michael W. Smith, Chief Information Officer of Lee Memorial Health System. Smith joined the system in 1997. LMHS is one of the largest public systems in the nation and a leader in health information technology, which is a key component of the new national health insurance reform law. Smith’s presentation is “Health Information Technology – Why Such National Interest Today.”

The program is presented at FGCU, Academic Building 7, Auditorium 114. The program begins with a reception at 6:00 PM; the featured lecture from 6:30-7:30; followed by an hour of “meet and greet” time with the speaker. The lecture is open to the public without charge.

We would like to thank Lee Memorial Health System for sponsoring the event and the reception catering.

This year's Lecture Series features six presentations, with a balance of focus on business and academic issues. The four remaining lectures are scheduled for March 22 & 29, and April 5 & 12.

The Lecture Series was established three years ago as a strategy to increase the visibility of the growing software development community in Southwest Florida. FGCU recently expanded its IT course offerings to include a degree in software engineering, one of the IT specializations in highest demand.

The series is presented by the FGCU Software Engineering/Computer Science Program in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, jointly with the Southwest Florida Technology Partnership. SWFRTP is a non-profit membership organization comprised of technology companies and technology users, economic development groups and higher education institutions united to promote and expand the regional technology sector in Southwest Florida.

Additional information about future speakers in the series can be viewed at http://lectureseries.fgcu.edu/.

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