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March 2015 – Global Impact of Informatics on People
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights will explore the impact of informatics on people in a global case study format.
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Global Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Informatics
By Ognjen Gajic, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

In every country critical care support for potentially reversible acute illness or injury is one of the most cost-effective fields of medicine. However, incomplete knowledge and delayed, error prone care delivery greatly minimizes its impact worldwide.

Meet an Informaticist
A Personal Opinion Regarding Patient Involvement in Spain
By Vicent Moncho Mas, Director of Organization and Information Technology, Hospital de Denia

Awareness of the cost of healthcare does not exist in Spain. In our public healthcare system, the end users do not value the effort than is necessary to cover all these services; when something is free it is prone to abuse.
The Potential Impact of Informatics on Maternal Health: A Global Perspective
By Olivia Vélez, PhD, MS, MPH, RN, Senior Technical Specialist with ICF International and the eHealth Team Lead for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Maternal Child Health Survival Program, Adjunct Professor, Department

Ninety-nine percent of pregnancy-related deaths occur in developing countries with about 800 women dying each day.
The Changing Landscape of Patient Engagement in Australia
By Kylie Ward, RN, MMgt, Acute Care Cert., FACN, Wharton Fellow, MAICD, Adjunct Professor, Managing Director, Kylie Ward Enterprises Pty Ltd

Australia is a diverse and dynamic country and our vast landscape provides many challenges, one of those particular to the Health and Aged Care industry is patient (or consumer) engagement.

Go Global or Risk Being a Health IT "Deadhead"
By Lorren Pettit, MBA, Vice President, Market Research, HIMSS Analytics

I found out the other day that I am no longer an "alien"… well at least to the government that is. I am now what you call an "LPR", a Legal Permanent Resident.


Complimentary Webinar "ACOs supporting Physician-led Chronic Disease Management"
The first in a two part webinar series on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs have many loft goals including: saving money by helping patients maintain their health and steer clear of hospitalization; reduce unnecessary use of the emergency department; and better manage chronic and complex health problems. Join us as we explore the reality of these goals being met. Join us on March 18 at 3:00 PM CT.

Complimentary Webinar "Pharmacy Leads the Way with ePrescribing of Controlled Substances"
In collaboration with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, the Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series purpose 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.

The vast majority of pharmacies are now capable of receiving electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Find out why EPCS utilization by prescribers is low and what is being done to advance progress. Explore current initiatives and practical approaches to start (or enhance) your EPCS activities. Join us on March 24 at 11:00 AM CT.

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. We are actively seeking student submissions. Visit the ONJI webpage to learn more about the submission process.

Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing: Using Big Data to Improve the Quality of Care and Outcomes
Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics - HIMSS and Ellen Harper DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer - Cerner Corporation, recently presented “Guiding Principles for Big Data: Using Big Data to Improve the Quality of Care and Outcomes” to the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force. This presentation discussed deliverables stemming from the HIMSS Big Data Principles Workgroup and defined big data principles, explored barriers and challenges and discussed recommendations for using big data in nursing. Click here to view the recording and slides.


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

Global Public Health Informatics Program (GPHIP)
GPHIP assists countries to develop and apply innovative solutions to public health challenges by developing and implementing standardized information management tools and services.

Healthcare IT: A Global Strategic Business Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Healthcare IT in regard to Third Party Payors and Healthcare Providers.

Health Informatics Building Blocks (HIBBs)
The HIBBs are educational lessons that give critical knowledge and skills needed by workers to carry out their jobs. This project has begun to provide practical tools to help educate applied informaticians, public health workers, policy makers, and healthcare practitioners in low-resource settings.

HIMSS Asia Pacific
Enhance your professional development, network with colleagues and anticipate business trends in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand by engaging with HIMSS Asia Pacific.

HIMSS Europe
Explore analytics, engage in educational webinar sessions, access the Patient Engagement Library and network at upcoming events. Explore HIMSS Europe and how HIMSS Europe can enhance your professional development.

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Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement
This award-winning best-seller from HIMSS Books explores the benefits of digital patient engagement, from the perspectives of physicians, providers, and others in the healthcare system. Chapters and 23 case studies present the changing landscape of patient engagement, explore social media and mobile as tools, present guidance on privacy and security challenges, and provide helpful advice on how providers can get started.

What is the healthcare data security model of the future?
Another week, another breach. In one of the biggest data breaches ever reported, Anthem, the nation's second largest health insurer, is notifying as many as 80 million of its members that hackers penetrated its IT systems and swiped personal data.

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March 18
ACOs supporting Physician-led Chronic Disease Management

March 24
Pharmacy Leads the Way with ePrescribing of Controlled Substances

March 24
Nursing Informatics Task Force Presentation: Preparing Your EHR for Bioinformatics

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

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

April 12
Nursing Informatics Community Reception

April 12
Physicians Community Reception

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