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February 2015: True Data Exchange
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights will set the stage for true data exchange – interoperability – by providing leading perspectives on barriers to interoperability, the right types of information and patient generated data. And how we as informaticists must be prepared to utilize all of these data points in a meaningful way.
state of the industry
The Quest for Interoperability in Healthcare
By Molly K. McCarthy, RN, MBA, Chief Nursing Strategist, Microsoft US Health & Life Sciences

In 2015, it is imperative that health IT efforts in both public and private sectors begin focus on creation of a more interoperable, open ecosystem to bridge care providers and healthcare consumers across care settings, in sickness and in health.

Meet an Informaticist
mHealth and Wearables: Is the Info Getting to the Right Place?
By Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown & Director, Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation Program

By this point in the Gartner Hype Cycle, hopefully we’re all well aware of the forecasted rise in use of health-related wearables and apps.

resource in practice
Recording Accurate Time and Date in Healthcare
By Paul Sherman, CCE, PACCE, Technical Program Manager, IHE PCD

As more healthcare systems move down the road to interoperability, coordinating time and date recording is more vital than ever.

The Right Information Tells the Story
By Lorren Pettit, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics

Have you ever had a "TMI moment"? You know, those times when someone you don't know intimately shares "too much information" about themselves in the course of telling a story. I have.


Register for the Physician Meaningful Use Dinner Event
The upcoming Physician Meaningful Use Dinner will be taking place on March 5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Cypress Ballroom in Wichita, Kansas. During this in-person dinner event, experts will address the required Meaningful Use criteria and provide you with the resources, tools, guidance and the practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria and beyond. Earn GME and network with your peers. Learn more and register today!

Make the Most of Your Experience at HIMSS15
Make the most of your HIMSS15 conference experience by attending not to miss sessions like the Nursing Informatics Symposium: Guiding Patients to Health, Anytime and Anywhere and the the Physicians’ IT Symposium: The Journey from Data to Transforming Health on April 12, 2015. Network with colleagues and learn firsthand how you can get more involved with HIMSS and have a greater impact on the health IT community as a whole at the HIMSS Block Party.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers is Open!
The HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers is open and will be accepting applications through March 9, 2015. We strongly encourage you to apply for the Nursing Informatics Committee, Physician Committee or TIGER Committee. By serving as a Committee member you will provide leadership and guidance to HIMSS activities, initiatives, and collaborations. Committee participation is open to all HIMSS members who are not serving in other leadership positions within the Society and have been members in good standing for at least 12 consecutive months. Apply today!

HIMSS Informatics Community Quarterly Government Relations Update
The HIMSS Government Relations Team is excited to welcome the HIMSS Informatics Community to a 45 minute update on Provider Engagement in Public Policy for 2015; focusing on Engagement with Congress & Federal agencies in Washington D.C. and State> Join us on Feb. 17 at 11 AM CT.

Stay In the Know with Recent HIMSS Blogs
The most recent HIMSS blogs offers unique perspectives from health IT leaders in Informatics. Read the most recent blogs and reflect on key lessons learned throughout ones career in “Clinical Empowerment in Health IT", read recent developments on health IT standards and interoperability and what’s ahead in 2015 in “The Future of Health IT Standards and Interoperability", and gain insights on Direct as a promising first step towards meaningful information in “Information follows the patient – is Direct a viable approach?"

View most recent ANI Innovator Profile: Tom Clancy, American Academy of Nursing
The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) continues its ANI Innovator Profile series. Listen to our most recent ANI Innovator Profile interview with Tom Clancy, MBA, PhD, RN, FAAN, who serves as co-chair on the Expert Panel of Nursing Informatics and Technology at the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
Listen to the Innovator recording or view the transcript.

Call for Manuscripts: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
Online Journal for Nursing Informatics is currently seeking manuscripts that represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice and are of interest to a nursing informatics audience. All manuscripts must represent original, unpublished material. Please note OJNI strongly encourages student submissions as well. Visit the ONI webpage to learn more about the submission process.


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

Genomics pose 'daunting' test for EHRs
This article discusses how terabytes of data mean unprecedented storage and interoperability issues. A fully sequenced and analyzed genome contains about a terabyte of information and has a much longer “shelf life” than other data such as vitals and test results.

EHRs Aren't Ready For Genomics-Driven Healthcare
Article from Information week that looks at the reason for integrating EHRs and ancillary systems that incorporate individuals' genetics into clinical decision support decisions.

Patient-Generated Health Data
Definition and related resources from ONC: patient-generated health data are health-related data created, recorded or gathered by or from patients to address a health concern and can help fill the gaps in the medical record.

Assessing The Value Of Patient-Generated Data To Comparative Effectiveness Research
Article that assesses the need for, uses of, and strengths and weaknesses of patient-generated data.

Connecting care Coordination Teams. Anywhere, Anytime. Find Out How.

Implementing Information Security in Healthcare: Building a Security Program
This HIMSS best-seller offers a critical and comprehensive look at healthcare security concerns in an era of powerful computer technology, increased mobility, and complex regulations designed to protect personal information. More than two dozen healthcare security experts provide a deep dive into information security frameworks, risk analysis, senior management oversight and involvement, network security and more. Get your copy today.

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Feb. 17
Quality Improvement: From Reporting to Real Change

Feb. 17
HIMSS Informatics Community Quarterly Government Relations Update

Feb. 25
The Power of Technology: Driving the Next Generation of Care Transitions

Feb. 26
Physician Dinner Series

Feb. 26
Nursing Informatics Institute

Feb. 27
Remote Patient Monitoring and EHR Integration | mHealth Open Mic Series

March 5
Physician Dinner Series

March 5-6
Privacy & Security Forum | San Diego

March 6
Clinical Informatics Institute

March 11
What to expect while attending a HIMSS conference

April 12-16

April 12
Physicians’ IT Symposium: The Journey from Data to Transforming Health

April 12
Nursing Informatics Symposium: Guiding Patients to Health, Anytime and Anywhere

April 12
Physician Community Reception

April 12
Nursing Community Reception

HIMSS Chapter Events

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