Physician's Virtual Brown-Bag-Lunch Webcast

The Virtual Brown-Bag-Lunch Webcasts provide members of the Physician Community the opportunity to interact with, and learn from their peers. The webcasts will feature healthcare IT topics of importance to physicians and are 60 minutes or less. Questions from the audience are addressed to augment the discussions. Look for new episodes quarterly.

Interested in participating?
Physicians interested in attending these webcasts should contact physiciancommunity@himss.org. All are welcomed to listen to recordings of past webcasts below.

Latest Episodes:

Episode #3: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Healthcare Information Systems (HIEs)

Dr. Richard Gibson, Chief Health Care Intelligence and Informatics Officer at Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon and Dr. Russell Leftwich, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the Office of eHealth Initiatives in Nashville, TN share insights on: deriving the benefits of HIEs, overcoming potential challenges and analyzing which model would work best for their institution. This episode was moderated by Patricia Wise, VP Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS.

Discussion topics:

  • HIE landscape and growth and what models of HIE exist in different states
  • Direct Project and what is needed to make it operational
  • Characteristics and advantages/disadvantages of Direct
  • Importance of interoperability and standards
  • Features of HIEs that have shown the most progress toward sustainability
  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and HIEs
  • Biggest challenges to HIE adoption

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Past Episodes:

Episode #2: Navigating Organizational Initiatives as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)

Dr. Richard Gibson, Chief Health Care Intelligence and Informatics Officer at Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon and Dr. Glenn Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer at Sisters of Mercy Health System in Chesterfield, MO provide helpful tips and best practices to navigating organizational initiatives as a CMIO. This episode was moderated by Patricia Wise, VP Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS.

Discussion topics:

  • Important skills sets
  • Best practices to overcome challenges in a multi-tier organization
  • Hot topics
  • Tactics to encourage CPOE/EHR adoption
  • Advice for new CMIOs
  • Tips for a successful EHR implementation



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Episode #1: The Role of the CMIO in 2011

Dr. Brian Jacobs, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer and Executive Director, Center for Pediatric Informatics at Children's National Medical Hospital and Dr. William Bria, CMIO at Shriners Children's Hospitals discuss the roles and responsibilities of CMIOs. The discussions include: reporting structures, clinical care time, required IT backgrounds, as well as the challenges of meshing technology and workflow. This discussion was moderated by Patricia Wise, VP Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS.



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