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The Conversation Doesn’t End
This issue will highlight the #HIMSSSanity and provide unique HIMSS14 clinician attendee perspectives and top takeaways.
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HIMSS14 by the Numbers
Joyce Loftstrom, MS, APR, Director, Senior Director, Communications, HIMSS

The theme for HIMSS14 was framed with four carefully and consciously chosen words: impact, innovation, outcomes and onward. Those words convey the sense of a meaningful and purposeful journey toward a highly desirable goal. Here, the goal is the positive transformation of health and healthcare through the best use of information technology. 
Attendee Profile: Takeaways from HIMSS14
Willa Fields, RN, DNSc, FHIMSS, Professor, School of Nursing, San Diego State University

This year, the HIMSS Annual Conference had its largest attendance yet with over 38,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibitors. As a long-term annual conference attendee, I have provided my key takeaways.
Attendee Profile: HIMSS14 Wrap-Up
Keith Salzman, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer, CACI International Inc.

Dr. Keith Salzman, Chair, HIMSS Interoperability and Standards Committee, provides his highlights and thoughts from HIMSS14.
Attendee Profile: A Clinician’s Five Takeaways from HIMSS14
David Lee Scher, MD, FACC, FHRS, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Director, LS Healthcare Consulting

Each year after attending the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, I observe positive changes happening in the healthcare enterprise, information technology and consumer arenas. I will briefly discuss five observations important to me and I believe to the advancement of digital health.
HIMSS14 Attendee Profile
Kate Christensen, MD, Compliance Consultant at Hospice of Hawaii

Patient engagement was alive and well at HIMSS 2014. The pre-conference symposium, "Consumer and Patient Engagement," featured practical and inspiring presentations from patients, caregivers, providers and innovative thinkers. The needs and viewpoints of caregivers were well represented on the patient and family caregiver panel.

Leadership Survey Reveal at HIMSS14
Lorren Pettit, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics

I have a fantastic work team. They make my life easy because they are so high functioning and need little supervision, allowing me to focus on other things to help grow the business. This independence, though, can present a problem. There are times when I’m called to comment on a research finding and the team member most intimate with the study is unavailable. Such was the case at this year’s HIMSS Conference around the release of the 25th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey.


HIMSS Presents Regional Institute on Informatics May 16 in Denver, CO
This regional, in-person one-day program will introduce clinicians to informatics concepts that will advance their knowledge base, explore career opportunities and enhance their learning portfolio. Local and national leaders will explore the HIMSS Clinical Informatics Communities body of knowledge and thought leadership around nursing informatics, the physician IT community, pharmacy informatics initiatives, nutrition informatics and clinical engineering and IT. 

Complimentary Physician Webinar Series
On Thursday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT, Keith Salzman, MD and Russell Leftwich, MD, will discuss the need to promote the development, implementation and dissemination of semantically interoperable, standards-based health IT systems. The goal of seamless, effective and secure information exchange practices enabled by such standards-based systems will improve health outcomes and enhance efficient reuse of information. Register for Standards and Interoperability: the Key to Data today.

Join Us in Celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2014
HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2014. The purpose of this week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Join us in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare. Visit the HIMSS National Nurses Week website and learn of different opportunities to get involved!

Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use Education: Denver, CO
On May 8 in Denver, Colo., our experts will provide an overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria, as well as an in-depth discussion on Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), in order to ensure and realize the many benefits which can be recognized in the Meaningful Use Health IT journey. We will also offer a glimpse into local Health Information Exchange initiatives and Regional Extension Center services. Register today!

HIMSS and NCPDP Pharmacy 2014 Informatics Town Hall Series, sponsored by Surescripts
The purpose of the Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series is to increase awareness, identify the impact and promote the advancement of pharmacy and technology by bringing thought leaders and content to the Pharmacy Community. To download or stream a session of interest, please visit the HIMSS Pharmacy Town Hall website.

  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Case Study: Solving the Unstructured Data Dilemma with Enterprise Content Management. Read Now.

How Can We Equip Patients to be Proactive Members of the Care Team?
Patients are beginning to take control of their health with wearables and apps providing insight on their daily habits. This new wave of information gives patients a feeling of ownership in their own health, driving healthier behaviors. When combined with EHR data, patients and their care providers can discuss and create a more tailored treatment plan – together. A study from University of Oregon researcher Judith Hibbard even showed that patients who are more active in their own care tend to experience higher quality treatment and lower expenses. However, in order for the promise of patient-generated data to be realized, "The patient has to be a contributing member of the care team, not just a bystander," says Thompson H. Boyd, MD, physician liaison at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. As consumer-facing technology continues to evolve, how would YOU prepare patients to own lager roles in managing their own care?

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April 16-17
Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum

April 17
Physician Community Webinar Series
Standards & Interoperability-the Key to Data Exchange

April 28
Population Health Management, One Person at a Time

May 2
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute

May 15
Physician Community Webinar Series
Financial Quality Drivers-What's the Payer's Perspective?

May 16
HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute

June 2-3
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

June 13
ICD-10 Forum

June 13-14
HIMSS eHealth Forum 2014

June 17-18
Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition

HIMSS Chapter Events

Webinars and Audio Conferences

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