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A Look at Practical Tools and Resources
Delve into this month's issue of Clinical Informatics Insights and explore information on useful, educational tools and resources. Also, read a nursing informaticist's perspective of working remotely as we proudly celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2016!

Meet an Informaticist
The Yin and Yang of Working Remotely - An Informaticist's Perspective
By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc. 

Just to give you an idea of why I think I'm qualified to write this piece - for the past nine years straight and a total of 14 years, I have worked remotely. This time period has covered six different positions-some simultaneously since I have been adjunct faculty online at two different universities while having a full-time position based from home as well.


HIMSS Celebrates World Password Day: Tools and Information You Can Use
By Lee Kim, Director, Privacy and Security, Technology Solutions, HIMSS North America

HIMSS and the National Cyber Security Alliance have jointly developed an infographic, entitled the "2016 Healthcare Organization's Guide to Keeping Passwords Safe & Secure Infographic." This infographic has practical tips on how your organization and workforce members can keep passwords safe and secure.
Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics, #2
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

Applied clinical informatics is a scientific discipline that has drawn a lot of attention in recent years. We continue our digest of recent peer-reviewed publications in the area of applied clinical informatics.


Impatience for Change

By John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS, Senior Manager, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS North America

At the HIMSS 16 conference in Las Vegas in March, I heard several attendees talk about impatience for change in health IT. We have heard many calls for quickening the pace of enabling interoperability but other calls for change abound.


Join HIMSS for National Nurses Week 2016!
Get involved with HIMSS for National Nurses Week from May 6-12 to celebrate our nurses and to recognize their impact on the delivery of healthcare! HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association, Alliance for Nursing Informatics, and numerous other partners in celebration of this year's theme: "Culture of Safety: It Starts With You." Every day throughout Nurse's Week, inspiring stories about the leadership in the field of Nursing Informatics will be released through the HIMSS Blog as well as the personal stories of eight nurses who share how Nursing Informatics impacts their lives in a series of vignettes. Registration for the next complimentary webinar is now open for May 12 entitled Nursing Informatics 101. You don't want to miss this! Click here for more information.

Look to HIMSS for Resources on the New MACRA Proposed Rule
With the release of the proposed rule on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) last week, HIMSS has created a suite of resources to help the community understand the new rules.  More details are available on the HIMSS MACRA Resource Center on the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and alternative payment models (APMs). In addition, HIMSS is hosting a Webinar Series in the coming weeks to dive deeper into the proposed rule and ensure greater understanding of  the important and complex changes that will impact the entire community. Read more

HIMSS17 Call for Proposal Open May 2 - June 13
The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition seeks compelling stories - demonstrating insight, thought leadership, diversity, expertise and lessons learned on the optimal use and value derived from health IT to be presented at HIMSS17. Apply to be a HIMSS17 speaker, and share your success and challenges with our attendees. Visit the HIMSS Annual Conference Call for Proposal Webpage for full details.

HIMSS17 Call for Reviewers Opens May 2 - June 13
Help shape the education for thousands of health IT professionals. The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition - health IT's largest event - is known for its exceptional education. The search is on for peer reviewers to ensure the quality, integrity and relevance of 250+ education topics at HIMSS17. Peer reviewers must be HIMSS members in good standing. Read more

Expand Health IT Knowledge and Skills with the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Powered by HIMSS, the VLE is a dynamic and unique one-stop portal for academic professional, students, adult learners, and clinical educators. The VLE contains vetted resources reflective of core International competencies to take you from A to Z in health IT.

  • Easily integrate health IT modules and resources into your curriculum
  • Resources/materials can be viewed within the environment or downloaded anywhere, anytime as long as there is internet connectivity
  • $40 subscription includes unlimited access along with the webinar series/archive for one year

During the month of May, we are offering 20% off VLE subscriptions! Please contact TIGER for more information. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!


By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

The following list includes my personal favorite tools for working remotely and do not imply a recommendation from HIMSS or my employer, PatientSafe Solutions. These are ones that I find so valuable, that I pay for them myself.

TripIt Pro
If you travel in your job, this is a great application.  It consolidates all my travel information into one place that is easy to read. It also gives my husband one place to check for my travel information rather than various emails. The alternate flight information with current number of empty seats is invaluable.

Last Pass
Too many passwords and multiple devices to use them on?  I love Last Pass to generate and/or store our very large numbers of password.  My husband and I use the same account.  Also have the logon information for this application in our estate paperwork for our heirs.

Phrase Express
Find yourself typing the same things again and again?  My academic self loves Phrase Express--think autocorrect on steroids.  When I am grading, I can create drop down menus by categories like APA formatting comments, writing style and by assignment.

Pixie: The Ultimate Colour Picker
I create a fair number of presentations and I like to match colors properly.  This freeware is so easy to use--get the hex, RGB, HTML, CMYK, and HSV values that you can use in PowerPoint, Word etc. to get those colors just right.

Explore the Clinical Informatics Insights Archive
Explore the Clinical Informatics Insights Archive
Missed an issue? Have a favorite you haven’t read in a while? Explore the archives which go back to 2012.

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HIMSS Webinars and Audio Conferences


May 19-20
Pop Health Forum 2016
Boston, MA

May 24
Association Of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Nurse Executive Leadership Series
HIMSS Innovation Center – Cleveland, OH

June 7-8
IHE World Summit 2016
Amsterdam the Netherlands

June 14-15
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
San Francisco, CA

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