CSRA Chapter of ARMA Workshop
April 25, 2002
The Partridge Inn - 2110 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia

Thursday, April 25, 2002

8:00 - 8:30        Registration

8:30 - 12:00        deCommunications Challenge
                Speaker: Dan Wood
Dan has taught several courses covering the many aspects of 
communications.  For twenty years, he has tackled communications in a wide 
variety of situations ranging from nuclear facility engineering, safety 
analysis, maintenance, United Way and even in the "Secret Cities" of 
Siberia. His professional experience includes every phase of facility 
operations from pre-conceptual design of the Plutonium Disassembly and 
Conversion Facility, to final design of a plutonium storage vault, to 
startup of a waste incinerator, to operations and shutdown of plutonium 
production reactors in both the United States and Russia.

Dan's current position is Nuclear Material Strategic Planning and 
Integration Program Manager at Westinghouse Savannah River Company.  He is 
currently responsible for strategic planning for a wide range of nuclear 
materials for the Savannah River Site.  This scope includes both uranium 
and plutonium shipping, stabilization, and storage.

Dan graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University 
and lives in Aiken with his wife and two sons.  His presentation promises 
to be entertaining, insightful, and applicable to the every day challenges 
we face in communicating with others.

12:00 - 1:00        Lunch (included in the registration)

1:00 ? 3:30        Technology Trends in Healthcare
                Speaker: Sherry P. Smith, MSA, RHIA 

The presentation includes a discussion on the history of the use of 
information systems in healthcare, why the healthcare industry has been 
relatively slow to adopt technology compared to other industry, and the 
issues that are forcing an increased use of technology today.  Further 
discussions focus on the hot trends in the use of technology and 
challenges facing healthcare, including implementation of Health Insurance 
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and reduction of medical 

Sherry Smith is an instructor at the Medical College of Georgia where she 
teaches information systems courses in the Health Information 
Administration program.  Ms. Smith received her BS in Health Information 
Administration from MCG and is a registered health information 
administrator (RHIA).  She has a Master of Science in Administration from 
Central Michigan with concentrations in Information Resource Management 
and Health Services Administration.

Ms. Smith has published in several educational and management journals, 
presented to groups at the local, state and national level, and has served 
as a healthcare consultant.  She holds memberships in a number of 
professional organizations.  In 1999, Ms. Smith received both the Augusta 
Area Outstanding Member Award and the Georgia Health Information 
Management Association (GHIMA) Distinguished Service Award for her 
development of the state association's Web site. 

Come join us for this exciting learning experience. 

Registration is $60.00 and includes coffee, lunch and snack break. 

To request additional information or a registration form:

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or call Marge Jones at 803-725-2412

Registration is limited and must be received by 
April 16, 2002.

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