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Next Generation Workforce Development and Diversity in Health IT July 22, 2014. A HiMSS Virtual Briefing. Register Now.

JULY 14, 2014
In this Issue: Informatics Impacting and Transforming Communities
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights discusses care coordination and how informaticists are impacting and transforming their communities.

State of the Industry
Food for Thought
Lindsey Hoggle By Lindsey Hoggle, MS, RD, PMP, Director, Nutrition Informatics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Health Project Partners, LLC

Any clinician caring for patients has a few patient events that likely haunt them. Most consider food and nutrition to be a fairly “safe” area of patient care. While I no longer practice in acute care clinical nutrition, I have inherited continued worries from colleagues.

Meet an Informaticist
Seamlessly Sharing Information Across Communities of Care
Ida Androwich By Ida M. Androwich, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Of great importance to patients, nursing, and thus to nursing informaticists (NI), is the ability to seamlessly share information form one setting to another. There are two aspects to optimal information sharing.

Special Feature
Big Data & Science for Transforming Health Care
Joyce Sensmeier By Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS North America

I am assuming that you, like me, attend a number of conferences each year. Some are good, some are OK, and few are memorable. But one of the more memorable events I attended this year was the 2014 Nursing Knowledge: Big Data & Science for Transforming Health Care Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing.

Trend Spotter
Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market Report Findings
Lorren Pettit By Lorren Pettit, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics

This month marks the release of the Clinical Services volume of HIMSS Analytics’ Essentials of the U.S. Hospital IT Market (9th edition). In this report, our researchers analyzed the utilization of hospital based clinical information technologies not intimately associated with HIMSS Analytics’ EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM).


Register for the July Physician Webinar “Improving the Health of High Risk Populations with Mobile Technology”
ED visits represent only 2-7% of healthcare spending in the US. While the ED visit is not the issue, some patients do not have other sources of care or have unmanaged chronic problems that forces them to become users of high cost healthcare resources. To improve the health of these high-risk populations, utilizing mHealth has shown strong potential to prevent long-term healthcare use of these patients. Join us on Thursday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. CT for this complimentary webinar.

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) releases June 2014 issue
View OJNI’s most recent issue, which contains articles and editorials geared towards the latest emerging trends and hot topics in nursing informatics. Launched in 1996 with readership spanning over 49 countries, OJNI is a free, peer-reviewed publication that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.

IHE International’s Patient Care Coordination Committee (PCC) Domain Update 2014
Join IHE International’s PCC domain for a complimentary educational webinar on July 31, 2014 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. CT, as we provide an overview of the domain including current activities and roadmap items, profiles and a white paper developed for Trial Implementation in 2015.

AHDI Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference
HIMSS is proud to announce its support for the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) Conference. At AHDI’s conference, July 23-26, 2014 in Las Vegas, you will find engaging education that is content-rich and focused on current issues facing the health information profession today. HIMSS Members save $50 off the list price of registration. Use coupon code HDIC1450 at checkout. Download the full conference brochure for complete session descriptions, speaker biographies and conference information.


Compiled by Cheryl D. Parker

Improving Care Coordination: The Impact of Interprofessional Education & Practice on Healthcare Technology
This Powerpoint presentation explores how the ‘right’ integration of HIT by a multi-member clinician team can improve care coordination for patients.

Patient Engagement: Lessons on Care Coordination from Professional Sports
Hear sports-inspired care coordination strategies designed to ensure patients with complex or multiple chronic problems receives comprehensive care from all members of the patient-centered team.

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
Check out the Patient Care Coordination (PCC) Domain of IHE. IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals that deals with general clinical care aspects such as document exchange, order processing and coordination with other specialty domains.

The Future of Nursing and Health IT: The Quality Elixir
Written in 2011, this article is a good overview of the IOM report, the use of healthcare IT to improve quality and the impact of technology on nursing practice.

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

#FutureCare Twitter Chat Wed. July 23, 2014 12 pm ET. Addressing Social Determinants and the Impact on Healthcare. Join the conversation.

Book of the month
The HIMSS Books July Book of the Month, Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction, provides a clear, straightforward roadmap to achieving your goals within the domain of healthcare analytics. Whether you are a student looking for a career path or a staff member within a healthcare organization needing to apply the value that your institution’s data can provide, this manual will give you direction. Get your copy today!

How can we improve your HIMSS LinkedIn Group experience?
Over the past six years the HIMSS LinkedIn Group has evolved in to a vibrant community of forward-thinking and passionate professionals from across the healthcare ecosystem. With 143,000+ members, ensuring all Group members are getting a valuable experience is equally important to HIMSS.

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July 17
Improving the Health of High Risk Populations with Mobile Technology

July 22
Challenges For The Next Generation Workforce Development and Diversity in Health IT

July 25
Demonstrating Value in Mobile: C Suite Interactions & mHealth

July 29
Acing the Audit: How Medical Devices Impact Your HIPAA, Meaningful Use and FDA Compliance

July 30
GNavigating Changes that Impact Financial Information Systems and Health Insurance Marketplaces

Aug. 6
Innovation is the Cornerstone of Launching a New Hospital – The Rebirth of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

Sept. 8-9
The Privacy & Security Forum

Sept. 15-19
National Health IT Week

Sept. 17-18
HIMSS Policy Summit

HIMSS Chapter Events

Webinars and Audio Conferences

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Members of HIMSS Informatics Team:
Joyce Sensmeier, RN–BC, MS, CPHIMS, FAAN, FHIMSS, Vice President, Informatics
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