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Clinical Informatics Insights - Practical Tools and Resources
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights examines how the use of IT enhances communication between caregiver and patient. Also, delve in and explore information on useful educational tools and various HIMSS community resources.

A Physician Informaticist
By David Yu-Kwong Ling, MD

My interest originated with my fascination with technology in the late 1990's. I started wondering what technology can do to help me take care of patients. Within a few years, I was at an organization where they were choosing their first integrated electronic medical record.
A Journey into the World of Nursing Informatics
By Bev Rhodes, BSc, BN, MSN, RN, CPHIMS-CA

The journey into the world of Nursing Informatics varies from person to person. I started in the technical world. Working as a computer programmer provided many challenges for my mind, but after seven years, I felt my spirit was missing something.

Improving Patient Communication to Improve Outcomes
By Margaret Schulte, DBA, FACHE, CPHIMS

In healthcare, communication between the caregiver and the patient is essential to high-quality outcomes and the improved satisfaction of both the provider and the patient.
Innovative Approach to Cyber Education Needed
By Rod Piechowski, Senior Director, Health Information Systems, HIMSS North America

When was the last time you had any training related to cybersecurity? Was it just a week ago? Perhaps a month ago? If you work at a typical organization, it is more likely that when training happens, it happens just once per year.


June 2017 HIMSS CMIO Roundtable - CMIO Solution Session: Cultivating Team Building and Engagement with Medical Staff
June 20, 2017 | 12:00pm -1:00pm CT 
Join us in open conversation as we discuss:

  • Moving from implementation to optimization;
  • Developing relationships with key providers to find your decision-making champions;
  • Exploring reporting requirements: how the CMIO reports with hospital executives.
Register Today!

HIMSS18 Call for General Education Proposals - June 12 through July 17, 2017
Each year, HIMSS's Annual Conference offers over 200 general education sessions that are selected from a peer-reviewed process. Visit the HIMSS18 Call for Proposals website for detailed information.   

Diverging Views on Health Information Exchange Organizations
Health information exchange (HIE) capabilities meet the demands for a more effective, efficient, and safer health care system. However, organizations and individual providers have pursued different strategies to meet their respective needs for HIE capabilities. Because effective information sharing is necessary to a learning health system, this study sought to explore the perceptions of different approaches' effect on key features of an effective health care system. Read more. 

Here's A Growing Job That Earns More Than $100K: The Nurse Technologist
Slowly but surely, technology is invading every workplace in America. Now it's nursing's turn.
Demand is growing rapidly for nurse informaticists, a role that combines traditional nursing with expertise in systems, analysis and design and has an average salary of more than $100,000. The explosion of tech in healthcare has spawned this surge in demand. Read full story. 

Connecting the Interoperability Puzzle Pieces in ONC Resource
By Katie Crenshaw, MPA, HIMSS Manager, Informatics
In April, I wrote a blog post introducing the new interactive Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and sharing HIMSS's first set of comments in response to ONC requests for feedback included in the document. The HIMSS Standards Advisory Task Force recently compiled a second set of comments, continuing the conversation about critical needs to improve interoperability within the health IT ecosystem. Read more. 

Sacred Heart University Seeking Adjunct Instructor for Online Emerging Technologies Course 
Course overview: Students will explore the concepts and latest progress on emerging technologies such as health exchanges, biometrics, biomedical, wireless, mobile, and web technologies. The course will examine trends and drivers of innovation in healthcare and will review ways in which emerging technologies are being adapted and evaluated. 

Qualifications: The ideal instructor will have daily interaction with cutting edge healthcare technology including a strong understanding of future directions. Online graduate instruction and course development recommended. Contact Stephen Burrows, DPM, MBA, CHIMS, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University, TIGER Committee Member, for more information and to share your CV. Sacred Heart University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. 

EHRA: Shaping Usability of Health IT 
Building on the success of the first usability summit in 2015, The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) is hosting a health IT usability event in Washington, D.C. The event will provide cross-functional stakeholders the opportunity to share ideas and develop solutions to the varied and complex challenges that are faced by clinicians and other end-users and software designers in their efforts to build systems that effectively support workflows for healthcare providers in organizations of varying sizes and specialties. Read full agenda and Register today! 


By Yvonne Patrick, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

HIMSS Health IT Value Suite
The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite & Value Score provides the resources to help your enterprise organize its value strategy and analyze its impact.

Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The HIMSS I&HIE Community serves as the central convening point for interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) professionals to promote meaningful education and thought leadership in the health IT industry. Learn more about the I&HIE Community here.

Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
Looking to better leverage clinical & business intelligence tools, technologies, and strategies to help you and your organization meet patient care delivery, clinical and health outcome, and business operation goals? The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing, and education.

The Career Institute
Whether you are new to the industry, new to your career or a seasoned professional, the HIMSS Career Institute is the one place you need as an HIT professional. 

Clinical Decision Support – HIMSS
All of HIMSS's resources on clinical decision support can be found here, including fundamentals, case studies, and MU.

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