Clinical Informatics Institute

Mar 6, 2015 8:30am - 4:00pm CST
Hyatt Regency | Wichita, KS
Member Cost: $
Non-Member Cost: $

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This is one of several HIMSS Regional Event Offerings being held in Wichita, KS on March 5-6, 2015.  Please see attached "HIMSS RE Flyer" for a listing of all events.

A discounted hotel room rate is available for attendees at $118/night + tax by contacting Gina Avant at the Hyatt directly:

Continuing Education credits are being offered.  Please see attached "CE Information" flyer for additional information.

Student discount available with .edu email. Please contact

Hyatt Regency
Cypress Ballroom
400 W Waterman St
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 293-1234

Event Description

The HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute is an educational program which addresses the functions, roles, responsibilities and standards of practice for providers, nurses and other clinicians reflecting on current HIMSS informatics resources. Participants will also explore the HIMSS informatics bodies of knowledge and thought leadership, which clinicians can quickly apply to their daily practice. Additionally, participants will be connected with the major initiatives and activities impacting health informatics today.

Event Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices related to key informatics and Health IT topics
  • Identify local initiatives, challenges, lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter experts
  • Network and engage with peers



8:30 – 9:00 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am     Welcome and Opening Remarks

                              Moderator:  Mary Griskewicz, HIMSS HIS Sr. Director

                              Opening Remarks:  Kenneth Mishler, R.Ph., Pharm.D, President and CEO, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

9:15 - 10:15 am    Session 1: HIE & Interoperability: Roadmap to Continuum of Care Download Presentation

Health Information Exchange (HIE) addresses both public and private HIE organizations supporting electronic sharing and interoperability of administrative and clinical information across care settings. This session will focus on all aspects of HIE ranging from, technical strategy to business sustainability focused on all levels of exchange including: nationwide HIE, regional HIE, state level HIE, enterprise HIE and private HIE initiatives, and how interoperability and Health Information Exchange are transforming transitions of care.

Session 1 Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the governance structure, implementation progress and future initiatives of the Kansas Health Information Network
  • Discuss the national interoperability roadmap to HIE success and how KHIN is achieving those goals
  • Demonstrate the value of continuum of care for HIE and interoperability within the state of Kansas and surrounding areas


  • Michelle McGuire, CPHIMS, Sr. Project Manager, KHIN
  • Michael McPherson, Deputy HIT Coordinator, Office of HIT, KDHE

10:15 – 10:30 am    Break

10:30 – 11:30 am    Session 2: Care Delivery Using Telehealth and Mobile Health Download Presentation

Advances in and access to mobile, wireless and remote technologies provide unprecedented opportunities to change patient access and engagement while supporting providers and caregivers in the delivery of healthcare. This education session will address technical, workflow and adoption success stories and challenges that cover the plethora of wellness and care environments from home, to wellness centers, ambulatory and acute care settings as well as remote, virtual environments.

Session 2 Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the components of telehealth and its impact on patient care delivery
  • Examine case studies where care was delivered using telehealth and mobile health technologies
  • Identify lessons learned from a clinical perspective


  • Ryan Spaulding, PhD, Director, Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth, KUMC
  • Tony Nunn, BSN, MA, RN, CNRN, Operational Lead TeleStroke/TeleHealth, University of Kansas Hospital
  • Joy Jacobsen, MHSA, Ambulatory Quality Program Director, University of Kansas Hospital

11:30 – 12:30 pm    Session 3:  Privacy & Security:  What You Need to Know Download Presentation

Privacy and Security of patient data is becoming even more of an issue as security breaches are often a daily news item. This session will provide attendees with the facts surrounding patient privacy and security laws, real-life examples of privacy and security breaches, and how clinicians and staff can be at risk to such threats.

Session 3 Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss recent changes to federal patient privacy and security legislation
  • Provide real-life scenarios of patient privacy and security breaches and why clinicians may be at risk
  • Review legal record issues and corresponding tools available


  • Trisha Harkness, Senior ISS Services Consultant, Synovim/KFMC
  • Brenda Olson, MEd, CHP, RHIA, VP for Health Information Management, Great Plains Health Alliance

12:30 – 1:30 pm    Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 pm      Session 4:  Keeping Quality & Patient Safety on the Forefront Download Presentation

Healthcare reform and the integration of technology into clinical workflow, has placed an increased emphasis on data capture and data analysis, but is there too much reliance on technology now and have we truly improved efficiencies, quality of care and patient safety as a result?  This session will provide proven and successful methods for keeping quality on the forefront of healthcare delivery and address how to incorporate data-driven clinical decisions into patient care. 

Session 4 Learning Objectives:

  • Review healthcare reform initiatives that focus on improving patient quality of care and safety.
  • Discuss best practices and successful case studies which integrate clinical data into everyday patient care and clinical decision support.


  • Sarah Irsik-Good, MHA, KFMC Director of Quality Improvement, Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership
  • Kendra Tinsley, MS, CPPS, KHC Executive Director, Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership
  • Sarah Hoy, RN, BSN, Director of Quality Improvement, Risk Management and Compliance Officer, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center

2:30 – 2:45 pm    Break

2:45 – 3:45 pm    Session 5: Practice Transformation:  Using Technology to Improve Models of Care and Transitions in Care Download Presentation

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, CMS has launched numerous programs and models to help health providers achieve large-scale transformation. Programs and models, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Accountable Care Organizations, and the Partnership for Patients initiative with Hospital Engagement Networks, have resulted in fewer unnecessary hospital readmissions, reductions in healthcare-associated infections and hospital-acquired conditions, as well as achieving improvements in quality outcomes and cost efficiency.

Session 5 Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the goals of various programs and models designed to transform healthcare
  • Identify the importance of peer-based learning networks that facilitate large-scale practice transformation
  • Recognize ways to facilitate the recruitment of clinician practices serving small, rural and medically underserved communities.


  • Mat Kendall, Executive Vice President Provider Networks, Aledade, Inc.

3:45 – 4:00 pm                   Closing Remarks



Kansas Chapter LogoKFMCsynovim

Heartland Alliance for Nursing Informatics KHIN

University of Kansas  KU Health Education CenterJohnson County Community College


Kansas Hospital Association

Event Contact Information

General Event Information: Kerry Amato
Manager, Specialty Education
Professional Development
Direct Phone Number: 
Sponsorship Opportunities: Jim Collins
Senior Manager
Direct Phone Number: 

Additional File(s):

Kansas CII Sell Sheet (308.34 KB) Kansas RE Flyer (221.65 KB) CE Information (90.06 KB) CAHIMS/CPHIMS Tracking Form (236.13 KB)