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Clinical Informatics Insights HIMSS16 Sneak Peek
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights focuses on HIMSS16 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 HIMSS16.

Meet an Informaticist

Tips for First Time HIMSS Annual Conference Attendees

By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic and Philp Bernard, MD, Director of Physician IT Services, University of Kentucky

We are pleased to hear you are coming to HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. And it will be your first time at a HIMSS Annual Conference. Congratulations!

Learn, Connect, Share: HIMSS16

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

HIMSS is always a highlight of my professional year--ever since my first HIMSS back in 1995 in San Antonio TX.

Strageties for Success

Networking at HIMSS Conferences

By Tammy Kwiatkoski, Director, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

Connect with your peers and thousands of industry leaders and health IT professionals at HIMSS16!

Join us for the HIMSS16 Interoperability and HIE Preconference Symposium:
On the Road to Interoperability: Accelerating Through the Curves
Monday, February 29, 2016 | 8:15am - 4:15pm PT | Sands Expo Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV
Health information exchange and the characteristics of interoperability are being shaped through a variety of business models, use cases and technical standards. These encompass a diverse range of practical, innovative, and essential uses which drive new partnerships, sustainability, and opportunities; addressing the economic and technical barriers to data exchange and data re-use. Discover the impact of these uses across the spectrum of healthcare and their implications for providers, payers, exchanges, consumers, and investors at the Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Symposium.

Complimentary Webinar: Population Health Management
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 12:00pm CST/1:00pm EST
First presented at the HIMSS15 Physician IT Symposium (and the highest rated session), join us for a deeper dive into the population health conversation. Brian Jacobs, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Information Officer Children's National Health System will provide attendees with an overview of practical examples, challenges, and lessons learned from using location-specific data intelligence, supplied by global geo-mapping technologies, that can contribute to a healthy population. Register today.

Gain first-class education led by Physicians at the IHE NA Connectathon Leadership Conference
January 27, 2016 at 9:00am - 5:00pm ET
Explore success stories and best practices from physicians enabling health information exchange and improving better patient care at their organizations. This one day, interactive, educational conference will inspire and educate. Join IHE USA as we welcome the opening keynote Michael J. McCoy, Chief Information Officer at the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, plus other industry experts on January 27. Register today.

Improving Patient Experience by Engaging and Delighting Throughout the Continuum of Care
Join this informational webinar where Dr. Seth Bokser, CMIO at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Betty and Irene Moore Womens Hospital, will provide a firsthand account about how technology was employed to improve the patient experience at his organization. Explore UCSFs experience in using technology to connect and empower consumers, including the Oneview interactive patient care platform.

2015 HIMSS Salary Calculator & Compensation Survey
The HIT Industry - What can you expect to earn in HIT? The HIMSS Compensation Survey provides health information technology (IT) professionals with a tool to compare salaries and compensation packages. This overview provides summary information on the salaries that IT professionals earn, and whether or not they have received a raise or bonus in the past year. View survey results.

It's Official - TIGER Website Migrates to
Are you an academic professional, student, adult learner, or clinical educator seeking tools/resources for curriculum and staff development, or to advance your skill set? Then, TIGER can help you! We are so excited to share that the TIGER website has officially migrated to! You can now find us at The site includes an expansive landing page, a virtual learning environment and several TIGER initiative reports. Explore the TIGER initiative today!


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

Continuing Education credits
HIMSS16 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™ in collaboration with IHE in Exhibit Hall G, Booth 11954. Tour one of four health journeys to experience a clinically accurate continuum of care that explores multiple use cases for standards-based health information exchange.

HIMSS16 Digital Brochure
Explore more details on education sessions and additional networking events.

Exhibition Hall Map & Hours
Discover helpful information about the Exhibit Hall at HIMSS16!

Fun Facts: HIMSS Conference Past and Present

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