December 2018 Issue – Clinical & Business Intelligence

Delve into this month's issue of Clinical Informatics Insights as we provide information on useful resources and educational tools within the HIMSS C&BI Community. Enjoy!

State of the Industry

Today, hospitals depend on key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure performance outcomes. Yet application implementation projects continue to follow tradition and focus solely on the installation of needed system features.


We are in a new world awash with data, which is starting to change the way we think and act. By looking back and detecting patterns, one can theoretically predict the future is driving a whole series of initiatives within health and care. This is being played out in a series of dimensions.

Tools and Resources

Take the stress out of finding the right technology partners at HIMSS19 with MarketConnect, a collaboration between HIMSS and Health 2.0 that matches pre-qualified executives with today’s leading health tech market suppliers. Meet one-on-one with organizations of choice through the one portal designed to help you develop new, relevant commercial partnerships. Interested? Learn about the five easy steps it takes to sign up. To learn more, contact Patrick Ryan.


The Implementation Guide for Electronic Health Records was created to help a healthcare organization's information technology department efficiently and effectively operationalize the CDC's guidelines within the EHR to improve opioid stewardship in clinical practice. EHRA proposes insights and solutions, noting that they should be tailored to each provider organization's practice, protocols, and state laws. Learn more.


HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader in health information and technology, announced today that Denise W. Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS will join its Executive Leadership Team as Chief Americas Officer (CAO) in January. With nearly 25 years of experience, Dr. Hines is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert in healthcare technology, particularly the role of state government in health information exchanges (HIE). Read full press release.


The health ecosystem continues to undergo massive transformation and innovative technology like blockchain are a big part of what’s driving it. Despite the endless innovations illustrating the digital health landscape, at times it can feel like we’re always stuck in traffic. The hype factor, like smog blanketing the air on a crowded road, can make it difficult to see what’s ahead and navigate the impending terrain. Read more.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs and asked the community to provide its ideas and recommendations on how best to address burden issues and position clinicians to provide effective care to their patients while maintaining an appropriate work-life balance. Read full details.


Enterprise Agility in Healthcare explains why agility is vital to organizational survival. It details the critical variables that only executive leaders can address in a way that ensures success. It uses the experiences of two major healthcare organizations in order to frame the situational context surrounding the variables and then explains why and how the leaders in those organizations made choices that proved to be extraordinarily successful. To learn more, click here.

Tool Box Picks
Big Data Symposium: Insights and Actions to Reshape the Healthcare Environment
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 | 8:00am-4:00pm ET | Orlando, FL
Big data and analytics are rapidly changing the healthcare industry. Explore the latest on big data market drivers and success stories from industry leaders and providers; gain insights on adapting and integrating big data into your organizational culture and governance structure; and discover practical, technical and actionable information to real-world challenges. Learn more | Register now

Making Big Data Accessible to Your Business: How to Staff & Support Distributed Analytics Teams
Big data presents substantial opportunities to organizations with the goal of being a data-driven business with aligned analytics into their strategic planning and implementation process. Learn more.

Conversations on Data Sharing for Clinical and Business Intelligence Applications
The HIMSS Clinical and Business Intelligence Committee spoke with three organizations in different stages of the data sharing journey and asked them to share some key insights into their experiences. Read full details.

HIMSS Value Guide
Population Management – Build & Deploy a Rightsized Population Health Management Program
This guide supports healthcare stakeholders making decisions on their organization’s population health management strategies. Learn how to help bring clarity to your population health efforts with the HIMSS Population Health and Capabilities Model.

C&BI module to the STEPS to Value Podcast Series

Clinical & Business Intelligence Webinar Series
The Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar archive provides a series of informational sessions on topics ranging from data warehousing and lifecycle management, to technology support. Download past webinars and virtual events to watch on the go!

C&BI Library
Tools and resources to help you on your C&BI journey to turn data into action. Check out the Library.


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