Georgia Health IT Day Luncheon and Program – Unifying Health IT in Georgia

January 26, 11:30am, EST - 1:30pm, EST

Empire Room, Sloppy Floyd Building
200 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30334

Online Registration is closed - Registration in person / on location is available.


Georgia HIT Events for the day:



Health IT Day at the Capitol

TAG Health and Georgia HIMSS have teamed up to co-sponsor Health IT Day at the Capitol 2017. You’re invited for a reading of the Health IT Day proclamation in the Georgia Senate at 10 AM, and then join us for lunch and a panel discussion by providers, payers, industry leader and legislators.

The panel discussion will focus on identifying the resources we have in Georgia as well as the barriers to achieving success. We’ll also address the value health IT brings to the state and resources needed to support and encourage industry growth.

Your presence is important – the health IT industry is a leading driver of Georgia's high tech economy and we want to make sure that the voices of the health IT community are heard. 



David D Harvey, III, Healthcare Entrepreneur
David Harvey is a seasoned entrepreneur and healthcare technologist. As the CEO of Heal
Healthcare, Mr. Harvey currently invests in and consults with innovative healthcare technology
start-ups. From 2008 to 2015, Harvey served on the executive team at athenahealth in which he led product strategy, successfully launched two new service offerings and served as the general
manager for athena’s Atlanta, GA office.  Harvey’s time with athenahealth began in September 2008 as a result of athena’s acquisition of, the Company that Harvey co-founded and led as CEO. Harvey co-founded in 2001 intent on solving two fundamental challenges that he and his family had personally experienced in the U.S. healthcare system; A Patient’s limited access and visibility to their own health information, and the lack of information sharing between healthcare professionals regarding the Patients that they share in common.

In addressing the first challenge at both and athenahealth, Harvey and his team built, launched and matured the Country’s premier Patient Engagement solution including the #1 Patient Portal in the United States as ranked by the KLAS rating service. This service has grown into a $100MM business line for athena and has serviced more than 30 million Patients around the country.  In addressing the second challenge, Harvey led the creation, launch and adoption of athena’s care coordination offering, athenaCoordinator; enabling any healthcare professional in any healthcare setting access to the critical and essential health information for the patients that they share in common with other healthcare professionals on athena’s national network. As of 2016, approximately 80 million Patient records reside on the athena network and 128,000 athenaCoordinator end points had connected to athena’s cloud based care coordination offering.



Patricia A. Lavely (Patty)
Patty, Sr. Vice President and CIO for Gwinnett Health System is a leader in healthcare information technology with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. She has served as Chief Information Officer for several regional health systems in Georgia and as an interim in New Jersey, developing each organization’s IT strategy and implementing operational improvements and technology-related regulatory compliance policies. She has maintained memberships and industry involvement in national organizations, such as HIMSS, ACHE and CHIME. Patty holds an MBA from Florida State University, is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer. She currently sits on the Board for the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS, the Advisory Board for Technology Association of Georgia’s Health IT Board, and the Advisory Board for Gwinnett Tech’s HIT Program.

James R. Morrow, M.D.
Dr. Jim Morrow is CEO of Morrow Family Medicine, a new state-of-the-art family practice in Cumming, Georgia. He is a past winner of the HIMSS Primary Care Davies Award for Implementation of an EHR, and also was named the Physician IT Leader of the Year by HIMSS.  Dr. Morrow recently served two years as Medical Director and Vice-President of Medical Affairs for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions before returning to full-time practice. 

Having served two terms as a commissioner to the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), he also has served HIMSS as a member of the Ambulatory Davies Selection Committee, the Ambulatory Information Systems Steering Committee, the Katrina’s Phoenix Task Force, and chairman of the Practice Leadership Task Force. He is the HIT mentor to the Common Ground Clinic in the greater New Orleans area, a free clinic started post-Katrina to care for the indigent in that area. Dr. Morrow is on the board of directors of the Physician’s Institute for Excellence, is Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Health Information Exchange and is an advisor to the Board of the Technology Association of Georgia for Health. (TAG Health).


Baha Zeidan Bio, Azalea Health
Baha Zeidan is the leading force behind new technology development and is responsible for driving the strategic direction for Azalea Health, a leading provider of fully integrated, technology-enabled healthcare solutions and services. As co-founder and CEO, Zeidan’s mission is to lead and oversee Azalea Health’s team and daily corporate operations, as well as set the corporate vision and strategy to navigate healthcare providers through the future of healthcare.  Zeidan proactively cultivates strategic relationships with partners and shareholders who can aid in the advancement of Azalea Health and its mission. He is a strong proponent of health IT, cloud computing, mobile development, device computing, big data analytics, and is an active board member in several local academic and regional chamber groups. Zeidan is a Valdosta State University graduate and received the GOLD Award Alumni Award.  Baha has led Azalea Health to be a high-growth innovation leader by developing a comprehensive, interoperable health IT platform for practices and hospitals that integrates every aspect of innovation and managed services for what an organization needs today to survive but will also need tomorrow to thrive.