· The 10th Annual Quest for Quality and Productivity in Health Services (QQ&PHS) will be held September 13-16, 1998, in Memphis, TN. QQ&PHS is sponsored by Society for Health Systems of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and co-sponsored by the Healthcare Division of the American Society for Quality.

The four-day event includes pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses, concurrent educational sessions, and a vendor marketplace. For more information, access the organization's site on the World Wide Web:, E-mail: Telephone: (770) 449-0460, or (800) 494-0460.

· The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will hold its 70th National Convention and Exhibit Oct. 3-8, 1998, in New Orleans.

This year's theme is "At the Crossroads: Tools for the 21st Century." For more information about attending or exhibiting, and to register, call AHIMA at (312) 787-2672. Or visit the association's Web site at

· The Introduction to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Workshop - Where Concepts Converge will be held October 21-23, 1998, in Dallas.

The program was specifically designed for managers and other professional staff who are assuming new or enhanced roles in information and management systems within the health care sector.

For a registration brochure, request the fax- on-demand: (800) 446-7711 ext. 2005. Or visit the Web site: