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December 12, 2016 SUBSCRIBE | MEMBERSHIP
December 2016 Issue: HIMSS17 Sneak Peek
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights focuses on HIMSS17 and explores some of the different educational, networking and exhibition offerings for clinicians. Delve in and read about tips and tricks to make the most of networking opportunities and access links to conference resources to help you get the most out of your trip to HIMSS17!

Learn, Connect, Share: HIMSS17
By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc

The social and education events can inform you about new trends that your organization may be facing in the coming months and help you with planning - especially how to avoid the pitfalls others may have already discovered the hard way.

Networking at HIMSS Conferences
By Tammy Kwiatkoski, MBA, Director, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

Connect with your peers and thousands of industry leaders and health IT professionals at HIMSS17! Plan ahead and take full advantage of key networking opportunities
HIMSS17 Educational Programming
By JoAnn W. Klinedinst, MEd, CPHIMS, DES, PMP, FHIMSS, Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS North America

The line-up for both pre-conference and general conference education promises not to disappoint. Our topics are diverse and there's something for everyone.

Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

A number of interesting papers on mobile technologies were published recently. A systematic review of the impact of mobile health interventions on chronic disease outcomes in developing countries shows a positive impact on chronic disease outcomes, improved attendance rates, clinical outcomes, and health-related quality of life, and was cost-effective.


2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey
Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the Nursing Informatics Community to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurse professional. We need your feedback to complete the big picture for 2016. This survey will capture current professional status, salary and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the years in the Nursing Informatics workforce. Share Your Insights.

#AIM2INNOVATE: Find out what patients really want
The holidays are a time to reflect on the things that are most important to us, and that includes the needs of our consumers in the healthcare marketplace. Join the Aim2Innovate Twitter chat on Thursday, December 15 at 2:00 pm CT, where HIMSS leaders will discuss how providers can take a more consumer-driven approach to improving the patient experience as they offer expert insights into challenges and solutions for more personalized care. Learn more.

Preparing for MIPS - What Clinicians Can Do Now
Under the MACRA/Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule, the majority of providers will have some time to prepare for the changes introduced by MACRA.  CMS estimates fewer than 25 percent of eligible clinicians will be eligible to participate under an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM); all others will subject to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Read full details

Improving Patient Safety - Two Part Webinar Series
Learn from thought-leading provider organizations how to support patient safety initiatives. Part one of the series is on December 13th will define best practices to utilize health IT in patient safety initiatives and processes to incorporate into clinical workflows. Part two will continue on January 10th  and discuss how to improve the effectiveness of information governance in relation to patient safety and related change management.

HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar | Optimize Your Membership | January 9, at 3:00 CT
Interested in becoming more involved with HIMSS? Want to get the most out of your member benefits but unsure how? Join the HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar! Learn how to:

  • Get more involved with HIMSS North America
  • Take advantage of member benefits
  • Manage your membership with great tips and tricks
  • Find the right opportunities for you - attending events, volunteering, participating in a HIMSS community, advancing your career and more!

Take the next to step and register here.


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

Continuing Education Credits
HIMSS17 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Symposia is an excellent opportunity to earn continuing education credits toward annual licensure and certification for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, project managers and HIMSS, ACHE, and CHIME members.

Plan a trip to the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ Booth 9000 | Hall F
Explore a health ecosystem where standards-based health IT enables individuals to securely access, contribute to and analyze their own health data.

Discover helpful information about the Exhibit Hall at HIMSS17! Exhibition Hall Map & Hours

Cybersecurity Command Center
Visit the Cybersecurity Command Center to Help improve your organization's security posture.

Check out our prominent panel of Keynote Speakers at HIMSS17

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Delivering Health Informatics Education to the Workforce
December 13, 2016
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Ways to Improve the Effectiveness and Impact of Health Information Technology on Patient Safety and Quality and the Value of Health IT - Part 1: Leveraging Health IT to Improve Safety and Reduce Harm
December 13, 2016

HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar - Optimize Your Membership
January 9, 2017

Ways to Improve the Effectiveness and Impact of Health Information Technology on Patient Safety and Quality and the Value of Health IT - Part 2: Organizational Best Practices for Optimizing Health IT Safety
January 10, 2017

Winter 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
January 18, 2017

HIMSS Webinars and Audio Conferences

HIMSS17: HIMSS17 Preconference symposia. February 29, 2016 Orlando, FL. Arrive one day early. Continue with a competitive advantage. Get the details >>

December 11-14
Connected Health Conference
Washington D.C Area

February 19-23, 2017
Orlando, FL
Register now and book your hotel

AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians' Executive IT Symposium: Unlocking Value and Embracing Change
Feb 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

Nursing Informatics Symposium: Harnessing Disruptive Innovation
Feb 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

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