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Clinical Informatics Insights Digest: Volume 2
The Editorial Team at Clinical Informatics Insights has been hard at work and has developed our second ever Digest issue. Reread some of your favorites or browse a new section. Enjoy!

state of the industry
The Circle of Life
By Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer and Director, Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

One of the specific technology breakthroughs that are making a significant impact on health and health care is what I like to refer to as the ‘Circle of Life’.
Educational Shift in Informatics
By William Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

The last five years have seen unprecedented change in the field of clinical informatics, including its educational programs.
Clinicians Bridging the Paper to Electronic World

By Brett Stauffer, MD, MHS, FHM, Director of Clinical Decision Support, Baylor Health Care System and Lynn Finck, MAOM, SCPM, CPM, Director of Medical Informatics Administration, Baylor Health Care System

Over the past five years, health information technology (IT) infrastructure has continued to evolve as electronic health record (EHR) deployment becomes more ubiquitous.
Healthcare Data Breaches – You Can Make a Difference!
By James Brady, Area CIO, Kaiser Permanente Orange County

Healthcare is in a time of rapid transformation. Healthcare reform is driving marketplace changes and new technologies are emerging daily.

Informatics in Design/Architecture
By Debbie Gregory, RN, BSN, Senior Clinical Consultant, Technology Planning Group at Smith Seckman Reid

It is important to have a clinical voice at the design table in order to understand work flow, the patient experience and clinical outcomes.
School Nurses
By Erin Maughan PhD, MS, RN, APHN-BC, Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses; Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow 2013 Cohort

I became involved in informatics by accident as my background and research interests are in public health and school nursing.

special feature
The Value of the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
By Toria Shaw, MSW, Manager, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

I joined HIMSS in September 2014 as Manager, Clinical Informatics. In this role, I oversee and manage the day to day operations of Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER).

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.


Horizons Spring 2015 Issue – Risk in Healthcare Technology: How Do You Manage It Effectively?
The rapid influx of increasingly complex and sophisticated technology poses many challenges for healthcare delivery organizations. In this environment, comprehensive risk management is essential for determining whether the benefits of a given product outweigh any potential risks to patients. In this issue, experts provide insight into critical areas of risk management, including dispelling myths and misunderstandings, best practices in applying terminology, and embracing new paradigms to identify, analyze, and control risks effectively. Dive into the latest issue today.

Call for Vignettes – National Nurses Week 2015
In honor of National Nurses Week 2015, we are kindly requesting your participation to submit a vignette, a short written description no longer than one page, demonstrating the value of nurses in HIT at the local level. Vignettes will be proudly displayed on the HIMSS National Nurses Week website. Please submit vignettes to Maria Thornblad.

Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2015
Join HIMSS in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2015. 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. Celebrate the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare. Visit the HIMSS National Nurses Week webpage and learn of different opportunities to get involved!

HIMSS Clinical Informatics Community Engagement with HIMSS Analytics: Continuity of Care Model
Created to help optimize outcomes for health systems and patients alike, the Continuity of Care Maturity Model™ goes beyond Stage 7 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)sm. This global maturity model addresses the convergence of interoperability, information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement and analytics with the ultimate goal of holistic individual and population health management. Learn how the Continuity of Care Maturity Model helps those responsible for healthcare Measure and understand their ability to provide continuity of care….across care types, settings, and populations. Click “Add to Calendar” to save your spot on April 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. CT

Pharmacy’s Role in Interoperability
Interoperability is at the center of the national conversation about healthcare IT. Find out what is happening with interoperability in healthcare today, and learn more about the role pharmacy is playing today and can continue to play into the future. Click to save your spot for May 15, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. CT.

Physician Led ACOs – Opportunities and Challenges
The second in a two part series on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) featuring Farzad Mostashari, MD. ACOs have many loft goals including: the effective use of quality of care and cost data to promote high quality health services; helping to identify strategies to reduce unnecessary expenditures and improve overall population health. Join us as we explore one ACO model – physician led. Click “Add to Calendar” to save your spot on May 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. CT.

HIMSS15 Insider's Notice: An industry-changing interoperability certification unveiling!
This interoperability certification program offers a one-of-a-kind, vendor-independent seal of approval for EHR and HIE systems. Setting a bar higher than Meaningful Use, products that pass this robust, highly automated certification program will verify that, once certified, a health IT system is capable of exchanging health information securely and reliably with other certified systems.

Learn how your organization can achieve secure and reliable data exchange:
Speak with the Certification Experts
Monday — Wednesday | Exhibition floor hours vary by day

IHE USA Update: Advancing the Adoption of Standards-based Interoperability
Monday, April 13 | 2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

The Path to Interoperability through Testing and Certification
Tuesday, April 14 | 3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Interoperability: Your Path Forward
Wednesday, April 15 | 2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.

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Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction
The HIMSS Book of the Month for April is the 2014 HIMSS Book of the Year—Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction. This best-seller offers a clear, straightforward roadmap to achieving your goals within the domain of healthcare analytics. Get your copy today! For course adoptions, contact Matt Schlossberg. For bulk sales, contact Nancy Vitucci.

Does your organization aim for something beyond meaningful use?
Are you a meaningful user of health IT? We know what it means to CMS and ONC, but what does meaningful use of information technology mean at your organization?

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