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HIMSS Announces Advisory Panel for Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition

Arlington, VA. (May 15, 2013) – National government health IT leaders are shaping the program for the 9th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for June 11-12 in Washington, DC, for the 9th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. This year’s Honorary Advisory Committee members include:

James Peake, MD – Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Surgeon General of the Army;
Roger Baker – Former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs/Chief Information Officer;
Gayle Harrell – State Representative, Florida House of Representatives;
Dave Poisson, Esq., CAE – Former Delegate, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates;
Aneesh Chopra – Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer;
Ann Kenny, National Capital Area HIMSS Chapter President; and
Chris Panagiotopoulos, Maryland HIMSS Chapter President.

Invited members of the Honorary Advisory Committee offered their insights into the theme for this year’s conference, “The Intersection of Care Delivery: Empowering Patients and Providers to Achieve Better Healthcare,” as well as proposals for presentations on two featured tracks: “Delivering Better Care at a Lower Cost,” and “Engaging Consumers as a Care Partner.”

“We’re delighted and grateful to be able to call upon the expertise and vision of these health IT leaders for this year’s Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Vice President for Professional Development at HIMSS. “At this two-day gathering, influencers and executives from the federal government, federal contractors, and state and regional organizations will benefit from the contributions of our planning committee with a program focused on tools, resources, and real-life situations using health IT to transform care delivery and connect providers and patients.”

Full conference registration for government employees is $50. Visit the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition website for updated information and to register.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of health and healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 52,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 600 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the best use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

June 3, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HIMSS13: New Offerings and Programming for Health IT Professionals

Enhancing the In-Person and Virtual Experience, HIMSS Unveils Several New Conference Features Focusing on Industry Trends Including Meaningful Use and Mobile Health

CHICAGO – January 24, 2013 – HIMSS, the cause-based organization devoted to improving healthcare delivery through health IT, today announced new programming and educational offerings that will be part of the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference &Exhibition (HIMSS13) in New Orleans from March 3-7. This year’s latest offerings will be infused throughout the education sessions, exhibit hall programming and live-streaming sessions to provide attendees with the latest health IT content and enhanced networking opportunities.

“We are at the pivotal moment in healthcare we’ve all been waiting for,” said Carla Smith, Executive Vice President, HIMSS. “Technology mandates and quality healthcare have finally come together in a way that we’ve never seen before, and in response, we’ve created specific content around the coming trends in 2013, with a particular focus on meaningful use, mobile health and consumer engagement.”

For example, the Meaningful Use Experience is a special interactive area on the exhibit floor for providers to view demonstrations of certified EHR solutions – including complete EHR and EHR modules for acute and ambulatory settings. Providers will have the unique opportunity to view these solutions side-by-side, listen to vendor presentations and evaluate products based on their specific needs in a credible setting.

Additional new programming for HIMSS13 includes:

  • ·         Expanded Workshop Program As part of educational offerings, HIMSS has added hands-on sessions around the mHIMSS Roadmap, Clinical Workflow Analysis, Health IT Adoption and Mobile App Development
  • ·         HIMSS13 Online – Registered attendees can access six on-demand sessions and 12 e-sessions; interviews with top speakers, broadcast live
  • ·         The Patient Experience through HIT Forum – Features three new sessions dedicated to the value of enhancing the patient experience
  • ·         Top 25 Education Sessions Roundtable Forum
  • ·         Clinical & Business Intelligence Symposium
  • ·         Extended Learning Webinars and Events
  • ·         Global Health Forum
  • ·         Public Policy Events and Educational Sessions

HIMSS13 keynote speakers will include President Bill Clinton, Warner L. Thomas, Eric J. Topol, M.D., Karl Rove and James Carville.

With over 300-plus general education sessions and networking events, attendees will also have many, outstanding opportunities to earn continuing education credit at HIMSS13. This year, the Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) has been added to the certification list. HIMSS13 will also be expanding ways to access these materials as well via its new virtual offering: HIMSS13 Online.

“Quality education comprises a majority of the conference agenda, and to make that programming more accessible, we are offering HIMSS13 Online,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS. “Due to budget and staffing realities, we understand that many health IT professionals cannot join us in New Orleans. For them, HIMSS13 Online offers conference access – anywhere, anytime – allowing registered attendees to participate virtually in on-demand learning, interact with exhibitors in the virtual setting, and attend selected live simulcast sessions.”

For more information regarding the conference and for a full description of all the latest updates, please the conference website at www.himssconference.org.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

February 7, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HIMSS Announces 2011 Award and Scholarship Recipients

Recognizing outstanding contributions to HIMSS and the healthcare industry, HIMSS named its 2011 award and scholarship recipients. The HIMSS Foundation and four HIMSS chapters provided nine scholarships to students enrolled in health IT and management systems degree programs.

“The HIMSS award recipients are individuals and organizations who have succeeded in ensuring high quality and consistent delivery of healthcare with the use of information technology. Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients for their achievement and willingness to share their expertise with HIMSS and throughout the industry,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, PMP, Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS.

Award winners are nominated in four award categories:  industry service, HIMSS service, publications and chapters. All award and scholarship recipients will be honored at the HIMSS Awards Banquet on Feb. 23, 2012, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. During the2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased on the HIMSS12 website.

The 2011 HIMSS award and scholarship recipients appear below with a description of each award and scholarship on the HIMSS website.

2011 Award Recipients

CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. /CIO of the Year Award   
Rick Schooler, MBA, FACHE, FCHIME

ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award
Paul Schluter, PhD

Board of Directors Service Award
Howard Burde, JD, FHIMSS
David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC
C. Martin Harris, MD, MBA, FHIMSS
Carol Selvey, MHSA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Book of the Year Award – The Health Information Exchange Formation Guide: The Authoritative Guide for Planning and Forming an HIE in Your State, Region, or Community
Laura Kolkman, RN, MS, BSN, FHIMSS
Bob Brown

Chapter of the Year – Large:
Southern California HIMSS Chapter

Chapter of the Year – Small:
North & Central Florida HIMSS Chapter

Chapter Leader of the Year Award
David Butler, BS, MBA, FHIMSS
Jon Melling, FHIMSS, UKCHIP, Level 3

Distinguished Fellows Service Award
Mimi Hassett, RN, MSN, FHIMSS

Founders Leadership Award
Martha Dameron, RN, MSN, FHIMSS

John A. Page Outstanding Service Award
Barbara Demster, MS, RHIA

Life Member Award
Edward H. Burnet, LHIMSS
William Delamar, LFHIMSS
Fred Green, LFHIMSS
Walt Menning, LFHIMSS
Kathryn Smith, LFHIMSS
Bill Vrooman, LHIMSS

Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
Carol Bickford, PhD, CPHIMS
Kathleen Smith, RN, FHIMSS

Physician IT Leadership Award
Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP

HIMSS Evelyn Award
June St. John, CTP

SHS-HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award
James Benneyan, PhD, FHIMSS
Special Interest Group Leader of the Year
Jodi Bloom, RN, MBA
Tammy Grygar

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Healthcare Information Management Systems:
Undergraduate Scholarship
Roman Minyaylyuk
University of Illinois at Chicago

Master’s Scholarship
Justin St-Maurice
University of Victoria

PhD Scholarship
Aaron Baird, RN
Arizona State University

Richard P. Covert, PhD, FHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems
Laura Sims
Georgia Institute of Technology

South Florida Chapter Scholarship
Mohammed Islam, MS
Nova Southeastern University

New England HIMSS Dvora Brodie Chapter Scholarship
Vlad Anthohi
Northeastern University

New York State Chapter Scholarships (2 awarded)
Rodney Harrington
Columbia University

and

Karthik Natajaran
New York University

Northern California Chapter Scholarship
Katherine Kim, MBA, MPH
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 38,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 540 corporate members and more than 120 not-for-profit organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org.

January 27, 2012 I Written By