November 2018 Issue – Data Science

In this issue of Clinical Informatics Insights, we read a data scientist’s journey to informatics and explore machine-based learning in healthcare. Enjoy!

Meet an Informaticist
Sita Kapoor

By Sita Kapoor, CIO, HealthEC

As a data scientist, I don’t expect to walk on the moon anytime soon. But with the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” hitting theaters, I can’t help but draw some comparisons between the first lunar landing and the progress of healthcare IT in the digital age.

State of the Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) represents one of technology’s most important priorities and healthcare is perhaps AI’s most urgent application, but finding clarity amidst the current signal-to-noise ratio can be difficult.


HIMSS is proud to be a partner of Canada Digital Health Week, an annual celebration and recognition of how digital health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada through faster, more efficient care, virtual visits and increased access to personal health information.

Tools and Resources

Creating a more sustainable future for healthcare starts with dedicated, well-educated executive leadership that are adequately prepared to address growing business challenges facing the industry. By equipping leaders with the appropriate educational resources to implement data, insights, and strategies, healthcare executives can learn how to further position their organizations for success. 


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule. The agency finalized several health IT-related provisions, including measures to pay separately for two newly defined physicians’ services furnished using communication technology: brief virtual check-ins between clinicians and Medicare beneficiaries; and, remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images submitted to a clinician by an established patient. Read more.


Listen to our Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Steve Wretling, talk with the What 2 Know podcast about how health IT can have a positive influence on the industry by bringing together data and health.


HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology, today announced the launch of regional editions of and for Asia Pacific, Europe and the United Kingdom. Both publications will combine regional news and analysis, with curated thought leadership and insights on the challenges facing the healthcare ecosystem. Read full details


The pace of change in today’s healthcare ecosystem is constant. Exciting, disruptive innovations abound at every turn, accompanied by the struggle to acquire, implement and optimize them for the greatest value. There is a health revolution on the horizon – and we all must prepare. As a global advisor and thought leader, HIMSS has a responsibility to lead this movement to help you create change at your organization. Learn more.

Tool Box Picks

HIMSS Executive Institute

The HIMSS Executive Institute is a community of executives at Davies Award-winning and high-performing EMRAM organizations. The Institute brings these executives together to understand, achieve, and promote optimal value from the use of digital health and IT in a health setting.

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.

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.

HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center

Uncover a world of health innovation at the HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center. A state-of-the-art facility that convenes thought leaders, hosts innovative events, and educates the health information and technology fields and the public on disruptive technologies. 

Apply for HIMSS Member Advancement

Active HIMSS members are recognized for their dedication to our society and industry when they become a Senior or Fellow member. Interested in applying? Click here to learn more.

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