How Will You Celebrate National Nurses Week?
HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Visit the HIMSS National Nurses Week webpage and learn of different opportunities to get involved.
New Interoperability Certification Unveiled
ConCert by HIMSSTM is a new comprehensive interoperability testing and certification program, offering a one-of-a-kind, vendor-independent seal of approval for EHR and HIE systems. Products that pass this robust program will verify that a health IT system is capable of exchanging health information securely and reliably with other certified systems.
2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey Results Revealed
HIMSS released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey at HIMSS15, which evaluates the impact that informatics nurses have on the healthcare IT environment. Read the results at the link above.
Save the Date—HIMSS16 in Las Vegas
Save the date for HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, Feb. 29-March 4, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Attendees can book their hotel and vendors can begin planning for their exhibit hall space. Learn more at the link above.
HIMSS16 Call for Proposals
The search is on for education presenters at HIMSS16. Submissions should demonstrate a case study approach on the adoption and optimal use of health IT and management systems. The call opens May 1. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education at the link above.
HIMSS16 Call for Reviewers
The search is on for HIMSS16 education proposal peer reviewers. Reviewers act as content experts, speaker mentors, and session moderators. The call opens May 1, and you must be a HIMSS member. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education at the link above.
You can enjoy HIMSS15 in the comfort of your home or office. Register for HIMSS15 Online and take part in this engaging, interactive and educational platform. For only $49, you gain access to select portions of HIMSS15 through July 12.
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation
HIMSS Books’ new title An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation is the May Book of the Month. This book offers the next generation of nurse informaticists a keen understanding of the discipline, best practices, and its scope of influence in healthcare. Save 20% on print and eBook editions in May.
BOOKS: HIMSS Media Publishes Four New Books
HIMSS Media published four new books during HIMSS15, including titles on nursing informatics, CAHIMS, a new edition of the best-selling Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer, and a medical device integration book, which was the best-selling title at HIMSS15. All of these new titles are available in print and eBook formats.
BLOG: Innovation as a Business Imperative
Have we reached a tipping point where innovation is no longer viewed as the ‘sexy’ addition to leadership meeting agendas, but instead a true business imperative? Explore with blog post by Leslie Wainwright, PhD, AVIA, Chief Strategy Officer.
Future Care: Is the Internet of Things the Ultimate Source of Health Data?
While the Internet of Things may be the Holy Grail of data sources, it comes with questions attached, too. Get the Future Care weekly e-newsletter at the link above.
WEBINAR: Physician Led ACOs—Opportunities & Challenges
The second in a two-part series on accountable care organizations occurs on May 20. 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.
WEBINAR: Understanding a Career in Project Management
This session on May 8 will cover both an understanding of the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®), and information on course preparation to get you ready to sit for the exam.
WEBINAR: Nursing Informatics 101
On May 12, Melissa F. Barthold, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS; Ruth MacCullum, BS, RN-BC, and Patty Guinn, RN, will address factors contributing to the growth of nursing informatics, highlight key findings from the 2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey and identify benefits of implementing nurse informatics.
WEBINAR: Register for Nursing Informatics Pioneers
On May 7, Susan Newbold, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS, CHTS-CP, will identify the work of innovators and leaders whose work contributed significantly to the development of nursing informatics.
TOWN HALL: Pharmacy’s Role in Interoperability
Interoperability is at the center of the national conversation about health 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 at this May 15 town hall.
PUBLICATIONS: 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.
WHITE PAPER: Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing
Stemming from the HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable, the Big Data Principles Workgroup developed this white paper to identify big data guiding principles. Click the link above to view the white paper and the work group’s recommendations.
LIVE EVENT: HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute—Dallas
The HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute is a one-day, on-site educational program that will provide attendees with the guidance, concepts, and principles needed to help attendees achieve the pinnacle of one's career. Join this May 15 event at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas.
LIVE EVENT: HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute—Birmingham
The HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute is a one-day, on-site educational program that will provide attendees with the guidance, concepts, and principles needed to help attendees achieve the pinnacle of one's career. Join this June 19 event at University of Alabama—Birmingham.
PUBLICATIONS: Call for Manuscripts: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
Online Journal for Nursing Informatics is 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. Please note OJNI strongly encourages student submissions as well. Visit the ONI webpage to learn more about the submission process.
ConCert by VOLUNTEER: HIMSSTM Advisory Committee Members Sought
HIMSS is establishing an Advisory Committee to guide the ConCert by HIMSSTM program. Applicants should be well-respected thought leaders from the health IT community with an understanding of the importance of standards-based interoperability. The call for participation is open until May 10.
VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Through membership, you will obtain practical knowledge and guidance to help you effectively manage and use data. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events. The next event is on May 28.
Key Drivers of Analytical Maturity Among Healthcare Providers
Lying at the heart of the “analytical hospital” is a commitment to treating data as a valuable asset that must be managed over time and constantly improved. Read more in this whitepaper from Informatica, a HIMSS Corporate Member.
Business Intelligence in Healthcare: Strategies to Ensure Financial Success
This white paper will discusses the importance of leveraging data in light of new healthcare models. Read more in this whitepaper form Meridian Medical Management, a HIMSS Corporate Member.
Healthcare Cybersecurity Themes for 2015
Healthcare is clearly a growing cyberattack target. To address these risks in the industry a combination of people, information, and technology must be employed. Read more in this whitepaper from OpenSky, a HIMSS Corporate Member.