|Editor's Note: The February 2016 issue of the HIMSS Information Xchange eNewsletter is geared towards the HIMSS16 Annual Conference. Jumpstart your conference experience and check out some of the events we are looking forward to.
Connecting the Information Ecosystem
Throughout the HIMSS conference, join us in the Cerner booth (#2032) to see how we're sharing data, connecting devices and developing on open platforms across the information ecosystem. We'll have demonstrations on how our solutions can help you connect to your community locally or nationwide via CommonWell Health Alliance services. In addition we'll highlight our SMART® on FHIR® capabilities, demos of SMART on FHIR apps that work within Cerner platforms and an overview of the new Cerner Open Developer Experience, or code for short.
In the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Theater™ on Tuesday, March 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Cerner Senior Vice President, John Glaser shares Cerner's interoperability approach, its collaboration efforts across the industry, the impact of legislation and how the Internet of Things is contributing to the advent of a connected healthcare. For more information on Cerner's presence at HIMSS, check out our HIMSS event site.
Also, don't forget to join us on Tuesday, March 1st from 7-9 am PT for the HIMSS16 Interoperability & Standards Networking Breakfast Panel. Kick off your day with other like-minded health IT and medical professionals for a conversation with health information exchange and interoperability thought-leaders who are making an impact in data exchange through innovative and impactful ways. Register today!
Leveraging the Best Available Standards for Today, Tomorrow and the Future
Joyce Sensmeier, HIMSS VP of Informatics, writes about the guidance given by the 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory and advocates that now is the time to take advantage of opportunities to implement ongoing efforts to advance the goal of interoperability.
MetroHealth System Receives 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award
Cleveland, Ohio-based MetroHealth System has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient by HIMSS for the health system's use of health information technology (IT) to substantially improve patient outcomes and achieve return on investment. Read the MetroHealth System's Diabetes Population Management Case Study.
Dell Joins HIMSS Innovation Center as an Industry Collaborator
Dell has joined major players in health information technology (IT) by participating in the HIMSS Innovation Center as an industry collaborator.
The Sequoia Project and RSNA Set to Launch New Pilot Program to Improve Medical Image Sharing
The Sequoia Project, RSNA, and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University, St. Louis, are expanding on its success to introduce a rigorous validation testing program that will set the standard for consistency in the marketplace. Read more about the new RSNA Image Share Validation project.
HIMSS16 HIE Community Networking Breakfast
Join the HIMSS Health Information Exchange Community for a networking breakfast to meet other like-minded health IT and medical professionals and learn about the HIE Community's opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, problem solving and education through this central convening point for HIE. Register here to join us on Monday, February 29th from 7-8 am PT for this face-to-face networking event at HIMSS16!
HIE inPractice Non-Profit Partner Feature: Hawai'i HIE
In this HIE Non-profit Q&A, Christine Sakuda discusses her experience as Executive Director of the Hawai'i Health Information Exchange, where the need for physicians to connect is one of the few constants in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
Interested in featuring your non-profit HIE organization? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIMSS16 Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Symposium
Join us for the HIMSS16 Interoperability and HIE Preconference Symposium entitled On the Road to Interoperability: Accelerating through the Curves on Monday, February 29th from 8:15am - 4:15pm PT. Health information exchange and the characteristics of interoperability are being shaped through a variety of business models, use cases and technical standards. Discover the impact of uses of HIE and Interoperability across the spectrum of healthcare and their implications for providers, payers, exchanges, consumers, and investors. Register today!
In case you missed this...
This HIMSS Winter 2016 HIE Community Roundtable highlighted policy updates happening in the government sector and the impact of health information exchange. Get caught up and listen to past HIE Community Roundtable events.
Healthcare Connectivity Set to Take Off with Value-Based Care
Progress being made on several fronts, including secure messaging, e-prescribing and the exchange of continuity-of-care documents, but leaders such as Micky Tripathi of the Massachusetts E-Health Collaborative say there's still work to be done.
HIMSS16 HIE and Interoperability Education Sessions and Events
View all of the events and education sessions with an emphasis on Interoperability and HIE happening at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference. You can learn more about these sessions on our HIMSS event site as well.
Connected Health Experience
Connected health has evolved and expanded - and so have we. Visit us in the Marco Polo ballroom at HIMSS16 to explore the latest technology for connected patient, telehealth, remote patient monitoring and games for health. Sessions will take place on 2 stages with frequent presentations. Check out the session schedule for more information!
Visit the Informatics Community Table at the HIMSS16 Communities Open House
Join us on Wednesday, March 2 from 5:30-6:30 pm PT to explore the Informatics community table at the HIMSS16 Communities Open House as we tap into the spirit of Las Vegas to showcase our latest and greatest programs:
Stop by the HIMSS Spot to have a cup of coffee, chat with HIMSS staff about key health IT topics, and learn about HIMSS resources. Review the full list of HIMSS Spot sessions.
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HIMSS16 Interoperability Showcase™
Experience an ecosystem where all stakeholders can securely, effectively and efficiently contribute, share and analyze data at the HIMSS16 Interoperability Showcase™. From home to hospital, birth to death, and PCP to EHR, health IT and interoperability are changing the future of healthcare. With 36,000 square feet and 100 systems and devices connecting in one space, the showcase will explore how interoperability enables the full spectrum of care.
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