Conversation Doesn’t End
This issue will highlight the #HIMSSSanity and provide unique HIMSS14
clinician attendee perspectives and top takeaways.
of the industry
|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
|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
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
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
|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
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.
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
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:
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!
and NCPDP Pharmacy 2014 Informatics Town Hall Series, sponsored by
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
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?
YOUR HIMSS MEMBERSHIP?
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continuation of your HIMSS member benefits, login to the Member Center
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one via e–mail to the Member Services department. You can also renew by
phone at 312-664-4467 (option 8, then 2).