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A P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E H E A LT H C A R E I N F O R M AT I O N A N D M A N A G E M E N T S Y S T E M S S O C I E T Y ■ VOLUME 4 ■ NUMBER 10
Online election for Board
Nominating Committee HIMSS Virtual Conference & Keynote speakers
Kicks off Oct.15 Expo Less Than a Month Away bring healthcare
HE ANNUAL ELECTION of the Board of
revolution to HIMSS08
TDirectors and Nominating Committee speakers
begins Oct. 15. This exclusively electronic
election will run through Nov. 15.
ThaveHIMSS confirmed for Exhibition,
WO OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE
All members whose e-mail addresses are on Feb. 24-28, 2008, in Orlando, Fla.
record with the national office will receive an Recognized for the caliber and content of the
e-mail from SBS, HIMSS’ third-party elec- educational sessions at its annual conference,
tion services provider, outlining the voting HIMSS maintains this standard for its open-
process. Eligible voting members in HIMSS’ ing keynotes at HIMSS08.
database who do not have an e-mail address
will receive online voting instructions in the Steven D. Levitt—Best Selling Author
mail. Steven D. Levitt, with co-author Stephen J.
To ensure the election’s integrity, SBS will Dubner, a New York Times reporter, published
track who has voted. All votes are confiden- NY Times best-seller Freakonomics - A Rogue
tial and will not be linked to members’ iden- Economist Explores the Hidden Side of
tification. Everything in 2005. At
Members with questions regarding this HIMSS08, Levitt, the
year’s election should contact HIMSS’ Alvin Baum Professor
Executive Office at 312-915-9268 or via e-
mail at email@example.com. ■ T he second HIMSS Virtual Confer-
ence & Expo, Nov. 6-7, is rapidly
approaching and attendees can antici-
Dr. Robert Crone and Dr. John
Helfrick on the explosive growth of
medical tourism and what it means in
of Economics and
director of the Becker
Center on Chicago
pate the event’s new program offerings terms of establishing global standards Price Theory at the
and educational sessions to provide for patient care and health informa- University of Chicago,
Candidates for healthcare IT solutions to everyday tion exchange. Cleveland Clinic CIO Graduate School of
HIMSS Board of Directors challenges right from their computers, and Chairman, IT Division, C. Business, will discuss
Steven L. Arnold without time away from the office. Martin Harris, MD, FHIMSS, will his freakonomics the-
VIP Health Plan, Next month’s conference features kick-off day two with a discussion on ories—economics is the study of incen-
Lagrangeville, NY two high-level keynote sessions eEnabled medical practices. tives—in the context of healthcare.
Jack Corley, Fellow including an opening presentation The conference’s educational pro- KEYNOTE [continued on page 37]
Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) from Harvard Medical International’s VCE [continued on page 39]
North Charleston, SC
Texas Children's Hospital, IT Staffing in Healthcare Members Vote on
Holly Miller, FHIMSS Summary: A recent report suggests that the healthcare indus-
try may suffer shortages of qualified information technology staff.
Revisions to HIMSS Bylaws
University Hospitals, The respondents to this survey suggested that they are indeed LONG WITH THE BOARD and
Cleveland, Ohio experiencing staffing shortages. For both those working at vendor Nominating Committee election bal-
Guillermo Moreno, FHIMSS and provider organizations, respondents were most likely to indi- lot all members will receive this
Courtyard Group cate that they are experiencing a staffing shortage with regard to clinical applications such as month, members will receive information on
Kissimmee, Fla. CPOE, eMAR or PACS. Respondents were most likely to identify training people after hiring voting for revisions to HIMSS’ bylaws.
Carol Selvey, FHIMSS
as the best solution for maintaining appropriate staffing resources within the organization; they Amendments to the Society’s bylaws require
were less likely to identify outsourcing and use of consultants or temporary help as a solution.
The Revere Group Respondents also felt it important to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. membership approval.
Chicago, Ill. With an expansion of programs and addi-
Charlene Underwood, FHIMSS Best Solution For Maintaining Appropriate IT Staffing Resources tion of members over the past number of years,
Siemens 61% the Board of Directors formed a work group
Train People Internally After Hiring
Malvern, Pa. this past year to ensure that the Society’s gover-
Ray Zambuto, FHIMSS Using Temporary/Contract Help 32% nance was keeping pace with these changes
Technology in Medicine and to review bylaws and determine if changes
Use Consultants Where Possible 23%
Holliston, Mass. were needed. After thoroughly reviewing the
Candidates for HIMSS Only Hire Full Time Employees 18% entire set of bylaws and concluding modifica-
tions should be made to ensure the HIMSS
Nominating Committee 14% governance structure is designed to best lead
Lyman Dennis, FHIMSS the Society, the work group presented their
Partnership Health Plan Outsource Wherever Possible 14% findings to the Board of Directors, who unan-
Fairfield, Calif. imously approved them for submission to the
Steve Escamilla, FHIMSS Other 6% membership. The board-recommended bylaw
MedAmerica Physician Practice amendment includes changes pertaining to the
Emeryville, Calif. Don’t Know 5%
size of the Board of Directors; the length of
ELECTION [continued on page 39] For more information, visit www.himss.org/vantagepoint.
BYLAWS [continued on page 39]
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utumn is for me, and I suspect many ing the ‘right’ reformulation of Stark to asynchronous curves—wavelet theory, if you
of you, the favorite season of the year. encourage e-prescribing; the ‘right’ P4P, e.g., will. The models are not very useful for long-
While spring brings new diagnostic-related groups; term planning, but rather are frameworks for PUBLICATIONS STAFF
promise, autumn provides a sense STANDARDS and new present-on-admission assessing the current status. They are static VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS
of satisfaction. Both, of course, coding, so Medicare could observations of today about tomorrow. They
are transition seasons in contrast
to winter and summer’s defining
characteristics. Such were my
INSIGHT identify the errors for which not
to pay. In addition, these efforts
would identify the ‘right’ busi-
simply suggest, in trying to model change,
that change is the norm. We have little insight
today into the right decisions for five or ten
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERS
Sharolyn Rosier Hyson
reflections as I reviewed the state by Ed Larsen ness plan for moving AHIC years in the future. Thus, efforts to find the SENIOR EDITOR
of interoperability standards after a summer of into the private sector. When viewed as final ‘right’ standard, the ‘right’ EHR system, and Matt Schlossberg
activity. solutions, many stakeholders and vested inter- the ‘right’ NHIN architecture are useful for COORDINATOR, COMMUNICATIONS
The most striking “insight” is how little we ests see these as of major importance worth those that make decisions now; however, those BOARD OF DIRECTORS
focus on planning transitions and how much significant effort to influence and shape. But efforts are hardly useful if viewed as the solu- CHAIR
we emphasize defining final solutions. In a when viewed as transitions, they offer differ- tion for everyone hence forth. John Wade, FCHIME, FHIMSS
sense, the injection of Washington-centralized ent “insights.” And so how do these observations yield a Vice President/Chief Information Officer
Saint Luke’s Health System
thinking may be responsible. There are IT In 1962, Everett Rogers in Diffusions of season of satisfaction? Our summer saw VICE CHAIR
solutions to all problems; there are standards Innovations described a theory to explain the progress made: some standards were adopted, Victoria Bradley, DNP, RN, FHIMSS
Director of Patient Information
to recognize; there are ambulatory EHR sys- diffusion of technology. He explained the some new EHR systems became certified, and University of Kentucky HealthCare
and there is a pay-for-performance (P4P) pro- mal distribution of adopters that is plotted as important is the continued pursuit of long- Charles E. Christian, FCHIME, FHIMSS
Director, Information Systems/Chief Information Officer
gram that will ensure quality care, if only we a cumulative curve from innovators to lag- term goals through short-term actions even Good Samaritan Hospital
could find the right decision-making formula gards. In the mid 1990s, Gartner published its when we know they are neither final nor will VICE CHAIR ELECT
or authority. hype cycle curve to explain IT adoption from they ever be fully adopted. And there may be Liz Johnson, FHIMSS
Vice President, Applied Clinical Informatics
Thus, this summer we saw the continuing inflated expectations to plateaus of productiv- the golden moment when the asynchronous Tenet Healthcare Corp.
efforts by the Office of the National ity. These models could be viewed as ways of waves of IT and new standards innovation Margret Amatayakul, RHIA, CHPS, FHIMSS
Coordinator and its initiatives to guide us to improving predictions about the future. But overlap and, for a while, produce a transition President
Margaret A. Consulting, LLC
the ‘right’ lab message standard, the ‘right’ funny things happen along the way to full in synch. ■
Barry Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS
ambulatory and inpatient EHR systems, the adoption and plateaus of productivity, things Associate Chief Medical Officer
the nationwide health information network changes in science, policy and incentives. No who tracks interoperability standards for HIMSS. Maj. John H. Daniels, FACHE, CPHIMS, CHPS, FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer
(NHIN). Similarly, we saw the Department of one, even the most laggard among us, adopts For the full article, go to Standards Insight on the U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital
Health and Human Services and the Centers information technology from 17 years ago. HIMSS Member start page. Comments or questions John Hansmann, FHIMSS
for Medicare & Medicaid Services determin- Rather, there is actually a series of overlapping, can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Regional Manager, Management Engineering
Intermountain Health Care
C. Martin Harris, MD, MBA, FHIMSS
Requests for HIT data from Dorenfest Institute grow in FY2007 Chief Information Officer and Chairman
Information Technology Division
T he Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology
Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation,
provides at no charge a variety of detailed historical data, reports,
further the interest in and benefits associated with ongoing research in
Of the 248 total requests the Dorenfest Institute received, almost
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Joy G. Keeler, MBA
Principal Health Information Technology
and white papers about IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare half, or 47 percent, of the approved applicants were associated with a The MITRE Corp.
delivery networks to: 1) universities; 2) students under university university. All requests were reviewed; they were accepted, if they fell Jay Srini, FHIMSS
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
license; 3) US governments (local, state and federal); and 4) govern- into one of the four categories (listed above). Of the university University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
ments of other countries that will be using the data for research pur- approved requests, 38 percent were university students; university fac- Jonathan M. Teich, MD, PhD, FHIMSS
poses. As the quest for credible and current data on health informa- ulty and university other were each 6 percent. Government totaled 3 Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Elsevier Health Sciences
tion technology and management systems continues, the Dorenfest percent of the total accepted requests. Of all requests, 85 percent were
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Institute received 248 total requests for information database access from the United States; 15 percent from outside the United States. H. Stephen Lieber, CAE
from July 1, 2006 – July 30, 2007 (HIMSS fiscal year 2007); this Academic-related requests, which totaled 69 percent of all requests, HIMSS
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
represents an increase of 190 percent from the previous fiscal year. ranked as the main reason for access to the data.
Formed in January 2005, the Dorenfest Institute furthers the inter- The complete listing of databases, white papers and publications Partner
est in and benefits associated with ongoing research in HIT. This fol- available from the Dorenfest Institute is available at Pepper Hamilton LLP
lowed a generous donation of his company and its historical data assets http://www.himss.org/DorenfestInstitute/default.aspx, including an Miriam Paramore
Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business
to the HIMSS Foundation by Sheldon I. Dorenfest, former presi- online registration form for access to all of the data. Contact founda- Development
dent/CEO of Sheldon I. Dorenfest and Associates, Ltd. in Chicago, to email@example.com for more information on the Dorenfest Institute. ■ Integra Professional Services
HIMSS08 registration and travel available Speakers reflect on role at HIMSS08
at www.himssconference.org; early–bird registration open through Dec. 17
IMSS08 REGISTRATION is now
open at www.himssconfer-
E ach year, hundreds of organizations and
thousands of individuals submit presen-
tation proposals in the hopes they are accept-
vide the best possible health and wellness serv-
ices to a rapidly aging population, with less
resources,” he said. “To survive and thrive in
PHOTO COURTESY OF ORLANDO/ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
ence.org/registration, with early– ed for the HIMSS Annual Conference. From the future, we need everyone's input, and
bird registration rates available more than 600 proposals submitted, 125 HIMSS offers one of the few opportunities
through Dec. 17. The were selected to be developed into sessions to each year to come together, in a collaborative
HIMSS08 Web site also fea- be presented at the 2008 Annual HIMSS forum, to share our thoughts and successes.”
tures hotel information. Hotels Conference & Exhibition. Christi Rushnell, VP of HFHP Information
are expected to fill up quickly, This year’s accepted speakers were asked two Services at Healthfirst, Inc. in Rockledge, Fla.,
so attendees are encouraged to questions upon their acceptance: “What does highlighted different aspects of the honor she
make hotel reservations early. speaking at HIMSS mean to you?” and “How felt surrounding her proposal’s acceptance.
Hotel reservations can be made did you react when you found out you were “Speaking at HIMSS is a unique honor,” she
through Ambassadors, HIMSS’ speaking?”. explained. “Being selected to share our story is
official housing and travel James Albert, CIO at Masonicare in only part of the honor. Being able to con-
bureau, at www.himssconfer- Wallingford, Conn., noted the importance of tribute to my peers’ education as well as learn
ence.org/travel or via phone at the collaboration HIMSS facilitates. “We, as from them through interaction during our ses-
877-517-3038. In addition, Universal Studios, Orlando, Fla. leading healthcare technologists, are challenged sion is a special experience, and I’m humbled
details on booking flights with HIMSS’ two airline partners, Delta and American like never before to help our industry and our by the selection.”
Airlines—the official carriers of HIMSS08—are available online. ■ society redefine and retool themselves to pro- HIMSS08 SPEAKERS [continued on page 37]
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Through IT, public health agencies
Track communicable diseases, improve
population health for underserved community WELCOME NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS
he Illinois-National Electronic Disease ning and policy making throughout the
T Surveillance System (I-NEDSS)—one of
two 2007 Nicholas E. Davies Public Health
At the Institute for Family Health (IFH)
CSI Leasing Nortel
Award recipients—is a Web-based in New York City, also a 2007 www.csileasing.com www.nortel.com/healthcare
disease reporting and surveillance Davies Public Health Award Ecompex, Inc. Quammen Group
system designed to prevent, inves- recipient, an electronic health www.ecompex.com www.quammengroup.com
tigate and control communicable record and practice management
diseases and events in Illinois. system has enhanced the services To learn more about the benefits of corporate membership, please visit www.himss.org or
Developed by the Illinois provided at a network of primary contact HIMSS Senior Director of Business Development Kelly Laidler 312-915-9285.
Department of Public Health care practices serving the home-
(IDPH), I-NEDSS is the central repository less, minority, uninsured and disadvantaged
for disease reporting, surveillance, case man- communities throughout the Bronx and how people approach their overall health and
agement, outbreak detection and manage- Manhattan. Dedicated to developing innova- KEYNOTE wellness. Known to most as the co-founder
ment processes of data from all five sections tive ways to provide primary health services [continued from page 35] of America Online (AOL), Case now chairs
of IDPH’s Division of Infectious Diseases: to underserved urban populations, IFH Revolution Health’s Board of Directors. Case
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV/AIDS, treats patients who suffer disproportionately Steve Case— will discuss Revolution Health’s focus on the
Communicable Diseases, Vaccine from an array of health problems prevalent in Chairman and CEO/Revolution Health Group individual, who is truly in charge of his or
Preventable Diseases and Tuberculosis. low income, urban areas, such as diabetes, Steve Case will bring his healthcare vision to her own healthcare.
Utilized by all 95 local health departments hypertension, mental illness and substance HIMSS in his presentation on Revolution Visit www.himssconference.org for more
and healthcare providers and laboratory staff abuse. Health Group, a leading consumer-centric information on HIMSS08 and to register. ■
throughout Illinois, I-NEDSS is designed for With its Electronic Public Health health company he founded to transform
browser-based data entry and electronic Information Project, IFH became one of the
importation of laboratory data. The system first community health center networks in 2008 Interoperability Showcase:
reduces the reporting burden on providers the nation to implement an EMR and prac-
and improves the ability of state and local tice management system in its network of Demonstrating the benefits of connectivity
health departments to identify and track ambulatory clinical sites. With its EMR sys- The 2008 Interoperability Showcase during
emerging infectious diseases and potential tem in place, IFH significantly enhanced the HIMSS08, Feb. 24-28 in Orlando, is the place
bio-terrorism threats; investigate outbreaks; quality of patient care through tracking sys- to see interoperability in action. By linking
monitor reportable communicable diseases; tems, best practice alerts (BPAs), and print- vital health information across clinical care
and provide data to improve stakeholders’ able “visit summaries” and increased compli- settings, this interactive demonstration will
abilities to prevent and control diseases. ance with preventive care guidelines. Much illustrate the benefits of managing personal
Through the system’s Analysis, Visualization of this improvement resulted from imple- healthcare and show how interoperability
and Reporting functionality, state and local menting BPAs, or clinical decision supports, can improve patient care. HIMSS08 atten-
health department staff and providers access triggered by evidence-based practice guide- dees will track their EHRs using cutting-edge
reports—for both transactional (new) cases lines, such as annual pap smears, flu vaccines technology and standards.
and historical cases—in real-time against all and blood sugar testing for diabetics. For The Interoperability Showcase is the
data within their jurisdiction; data access is example, a BPA for at-risk diabetic patients nation’s premier forum highlighting the
based on a user’s role, jurisdiction and disease resulted in a 55% increase in the rates of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise’s com-
access level. referrals for ophthalmology appointments. mon framework for delivering interoperability HIMSS07 Interoperability Showcase
Prior to the development of I-NEDSS, IFH’s leadership recognized that, when across local, regional and national health
disease reporting and surveillance were utilized within the care of underserved com- information exchanges. The 2008 Interoperability Showcase will
paper-based and not integrated throughout munities, EHRs improve health outcomes, More than 3,600 attendees visited the also feature a series of interactive theatres
IDPH. Now, all I-NEDSS users have access aid in the reduction of racially- and ethnical- HIMSS07 Interoperability Showcase. presenting education, success stories and
to data that is accurate, consistent, complete ly-based disparities and illustrate the impor- New to the Interoperability Showcase at information on national interoperability initia-
and accessible as soon as a case is entered, tance of consistent, preventive care. HIMSS08 will be an expanded clinical look tives, including expanded, more integrated
allowing local and state health department The Davies Awards recognize excellence in and feel. As attendees walk through this participation from the Healthcare Information
staff to report and track events at the earliest the implementation and use of health infor- more customized exhibit, they will come upon Technology Standards Panel (HITSP).
point possible. In addition to day-to-day dis- mation technology in three categories: orga- plasma screens displaying photos of familiar For more information on the 2008
ease surveillance and control activities, I- nizational, ambulatory and public health. settings within a physician’s office, such as Interoperability Showcase, visit www.himss-
NEDSS data is utilized for research, plan- DAVIES AWARDS [continued on page 40] the registration desk and examination room. conference.org/exhibition/interop.aspx.
Attendees will then track their personal EHRs Information about IHE is available at
feeling of being humbled to realize that selec- through a cardiac care scenario. www.ihe.net. ■
HIMSS08 SPEAKERS tion carries a responsibility to make a presenta-
[continued from page 36] tion that is conspicuously excellent.”
Patricia Pritchett, general counsel at the
University of Alabama Health Services
Jonathan Manis, Sr. VP and CIO of Sutter
Health in Sacramento, Calif., is excited by the
Applications now being accepted for 2008
Foundation, P in Birmingham, received some dialog his and other presentations will create at
feedback from her colleagues. “My colleagues in the conference. "More than a venue to show- MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation Awards
the IT Department here at our university told case accomplishment or simply share knowl- Each year, MS-HUG and the Microsoft Healthcare organizations are uniquely
me I’ll be talking nonstop about all the things I edge, a presentation to a HIMSS audience pro- Corporation partner to produce an awards positioned to improve the quality and deliv-
learned at HIMSS08 for months and months vides the ideal forum for professional peer program recognizing healthcare organiza- ery of healthcare through innovations based
following the conference,” she reported. review and often exposes new ideas to spirited tions and individuals who exhibit the best on evidence-based medicine and smart tech-
Thomas R. Clancy, clinical professor at the discussion, reasonable debate and honest dis- use of Microsoft-based products, as well as nology solutions. The MS-HUG Healthcare
University of Minnesota and VP of agreement—all for the advancement of our dis- independent software vendors Innovation Award Program is an
Professional Services at Mercy Hospital in cipline,” he said. and systems integrators who opportunity to showcase how
Iowa City, Iowa, described the HIMSS These speakers represent only a small portion develop solutions on Microsoft organizations are using technolo-
Annual Conference as a “truly transdiciplinary of the informative speakers who will present the technology for the healthcare gy to enhance and transform the
conference." latest information for the industry at industry. Applications for the quality of patient care; reduce
Lyman Dennis, CIO at Partnership HIMSS08. To find out more about the exciting 2008 MS-HUG Healthcare costs; streamline clinical and
HealthPlan of California in Fairfield, had a two- educational opportunities available at this year’s Innovation Awards, which must be submit- business processes; drive interoperability;
fold response to finding out his presentation Annual Conference, visit www.himssconfer- ted online, are now being accepted at improve productivity and workflow; and
was accepted. “The first reaction was pleasure, ence.org. Complete education program descrip- www.mshug.org/awards. The Web site also enable informed decisions.
as many abstracts are submitted but few are tions will be posted to the HIMSS08 Web site features the official entry form and rules and For more information, contact Monika
chosen,” he pointed out. “The second was a in mid-October. ■ regulations. Skibeness at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■
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HIMSS08 Extends Programming to New Niche Audiences
T o meet the needs of HIMSS’ diverse
and growing audiences, the Society
announced it will offer education program-
For those who work in the financial and
business side of healthcare, HIMSS08 offers
education sessions on data management, regu-
For supply-chain professionals, HIMSS and
its Supply-Chain Management SIG, and the
Association for Healthcare Resource and
facility’s post-operative bed census and the
improvement of indigent care while still con-
trolling costs. The education programming for
ming for four new niche audiences at the lation and compliance, outsourcing, practice Materials Management designed the pre-con- emergency responders includes sessions on
2008 Annual HIMSS Conference & management and return on investment. ference symposium, Optimizing Supply-Chain leveraging mobile, emerging and enabling
Exhibition in Orlando. HIMSS has devel- HIMSS will also host a pre-conference sympo- Performance in the Enterprise, which covers the technologies to improve patient care.
oped unique education sessions for business sium titled, Real-Time Financial Transactions: gamut of topics impacting those who work For more information on the new niche
financial systems professionals, emergency What This Means to You, which will explore closely with CIOs. education programs, visit www.himssconfer-
responders, supply-chain professionals and the significant changes occurring in the way Critical-access hospital providers can attend ence.org/education. ■
critical access hospital providers. healthcare is being delivered and paid for. sessions highlighting the optimization of their
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gramming is applicable to all healthcare Janet Dillione, president of Health solutions providers and distributors, The Newsmakers column features news about HIMSS
professionals—though, CIOs, nurses Services, the healthcare IT division of as well as vendor channel executives. members, highlighting significant professional
and RHIO stakeholders may find Siemens Medical Solutions, was recently Dillione, the only representative of
changes, industry-wide activities and industry awards
some sessions particularly valuable. named one of the most powerful women the healthcare industry on the
CIOs can learn proactive in the technology channel by CMP VARBusiness list, currently directs and recognition. Announcements for possible publica-
approaches to streamline IT integra- Channel’s VARBusiness Magazine. CMP Siemens’ global healthcare IT busi- tion in Newsmakers should be submitted via e-mail to
tion, enhance emergency response Channel editors selected 50 women who ness, including strategy and portfolio
email@example.com. Some news may appear in the
through healthcare IT and buy inter- epitomize success in the IT channel, honoring management, profit and performance, and busi-
operable systems; while nurses can top-level executives of value-added resellers, ness development. ■ Members’ Section of the HIMSS Web site.
learn data mining techniques, patient
identification strategies for EMR
implementation and the latest on IT
mobile devices. RHIO stakeholders
can discover how to develop a sus-
tainable business model, and learn
valuable lessons from a study pub-
lished by AHRQ.
In addition to these exclusive edu-
cational sessions, attendees can
observe an emergency response tech-
nology demonstration, as well as HIT
suppliers demonstrating interoper-
ability among their disparate systems
and technologies at the HIMSS
The virtual exhibit hall offers
attendees access to today’s top health-
care IT tools and solutions, as well as
the opportunity to speak, using
instant messenger, with exhibitors.
The virtual lounge allows users to
interact via chat rooms and instant
messenger. Attendees easily connect
with industry colleagues who share
professional interests and expertise
through a profile matching tool.
Registration for the exhibit hall
and networking lounge, as well as the
Tuesday and Wednesday keynote ses-
Your patient records
are too important
sions is free; registration for the edu-
cation program is $175 for HIMSS
members and $225 for nonmembers.
For more information about the
HIMSS Virtual Conference & Expo,
to put on paper.
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Janet Stanek, FHIMSS
Stormont - Vail Healthcare
Kathleen Kimmel, FHIMSS
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, Pa. ARIA oncology information system
Carlos Munoz, FHIMSS
White Memorial Hospital If you still maintain paper records because you haven’t
Downey, Calif. ■ found software comfortable enough to use and com-
plete enough to trust, you should learn more about
BYLAWS ARIA™. Its chemotherapy and radiation oncology
[continued from page 35] management functions give you new levels of accuracy,
board members’ terms and officers’ completeness, and confidence. And ARIA is based on
terms; processes for filling vacancies
in officer positions; requirements for the HL7 interface, so it can work with almost any other
running for officer positions; and software in your facility. New capabilities. Familiar
external tabulation of director and
officer elections. procedures. Two more reasons to partner with Varian.
Members with questions regard-
ing the vote on bylaw revisions
should contact HIMSS’ Executive
To see how one facility upgraded from paper records,
Office at 312-915-9268 or via e- visit www.varian.com/ARIA.
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■
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Two Members Grow Participation in HIMSS Communities
for more than three years. The CALR provides their particular state. Additionally, Ms. healthcare and IT experience, expansive
AU G U S T SPIRIT OF HIMSS AWARD networking and educational opportunities for Cartmell worked with the Society’s knowledge of the industry and a diverse back-
The “Spirit of HIMSS” Award recipients for member advocates to promote Chapter advo- Government Relations team to develop and ground working with her community. Ms.
August have provided exceptional leadership, cacy programs at the grassroots level in coor- plan the CALR off-site training during Cartmell was recently promoted to vice presi-
commitment and enthusiasm to HIMSS and dination with the Society’s Advocacy and National Health IT Week. Due to her tireless dent of healthcare advanced programs at
HIT efforts. The recipients for August are Public Policy agenda. volunteer efforts, Ms. Cartmell brought many Science Application International Corp.
Emma Cartmell and Charles Parker. She has been actively involved in improving state advocacy representatives to the CALR As a nine-year member of HIMSS with
Ms. Cartmell assumed the role of chair of training and education for the CALR, and has training and grew the CALR membership more than 18 years of experience in technolo-
the Chapter Advocacy Liaison Roundtable in been committed to helping all Chapter exponentially over the last three years. gy, Mr. Parker has shared his expertise through
July 2006 and has been active on the CALR Leaders develop an advocacy plan specific to Ms. Cartmell has more than 10 years of presentations at the Annual HIMSS
Conference & Exhibition and its pre-confer-
ence Physician and Pharmacy Symposia, and
the first-ever HIMSS Virtual Conference &
t r a n s f o r m i n g h e a l t h c a r e t h r o u g h I T
Expo. Additionally, he is a member of the
HIMSS Ambulatory Information Systems
Steering Committee and is the chair of
HIMSS’ monthly e-newsletter, The Digital
Innovation with a shared vision isn’t for everyone. With Mr. Parker’s guidance, The Digital
It’s for people who need tomorrow’s solutions…today. Office connects HIMSS members with timely,
comprehensive coverage and analysis of the
It’s for people who have a stake in the future. use of electronic medical records in independ-
ent physician practices. Through his dedica-
It’s for innovative thinkers seeking same. tion to ensuring a monthly newsletter is creat-
ed, he has been able to bring valuable business
information right to the clinical practice
It’s for people like you. owner and business manger’s office on the use
and implementation of health information
Come and share the vision…. technology.
Mr. Parker is vice president and chief tech-
nology officer for Masspro, the federally desig-
nated quality improvement organization for
Massachusetts. His primary duties include
oversight of the Doctor’s Office Quality-
Information Technology (DOQ-IT) project
focused on increasing the adoption of elec-
tronic health records in Massachusetts along
with increasing adoption of computerized
physician order entry in acute care settings,
and developing healthcare information systems
in home health and long-term care facilities. ■
Nominations for the “Spirit of HIMSS” Award are sub-
mitted to the Membership Committee for considera-
tion. Nominations should be submitted to HIMSS
Member Services Program Manager Jessica Bird at
email@example.com, and should include a brief descrip-
ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION tion explaining the accomplishments of the member
FEBRUARY 24–28, 2008 / ORLANDO and how he or she earns the recognition of the “Spirit
of HIMSS.” Recipients will be selected and
announced in the HIMSS Insider and HIMSS Weekly
Insider. One annual honoree is selected from the
recipients each year.
Explore exciting, thought-provoking and controversial Discover the absolute
issues and emerging trends— best-in-class in the DAVIES AWARDS
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The rise of healthcare consumerism—retail health clinics, pharmacies in retail today and take away Originally created by CPRI-HOST in 1995,
real-world solutions you the Davies Award program honors Dr.
outlets and more Nicholas Davies, an Atlanta-based physician
who was committed to improving patient
“E-iatrogenesis”—the cause-and-effect of HIT generated errors and the newest care through the use of health information
Come and experience— technology. The November issue of the
HIMSS Insider will profile the 2007 Davies
300+ educational Award recipients in the organizational cate-
The new Stark Rules and its industry-wide impact sessions taught by the gory; the Ambulatory Award recipients will
industry elite be featured in the December HIMSS Insider.
For a look at all of the Davies recipients to
Leveraging healthcare IT to improve care for the poor and uninsured
date, visit the HIMSS HIT Dashboard at
900+ vendors www.himss.org/StateDashboard/.
Steven D. Levitt Steve Case cutting-edge solutions HIMSS is currently seeking members inter-
Bestselling Author, FREAKONOMICS Chairman and Chief Executive ested in applying for a Davies Award com-
Alvin Baum Professor of Economics Ofﬁcer
mittee appointment. Applications will be
Director of the Becker Center on Revolution Networking events accepted between October 15 and
Chicago Price Theory Co-founder and former Chief
University of Chicago Graduate Executive Ofﬁcer and Chairman throughout the week November 15. For more information,
School of Business of America Online (AOL)
including eligibility requirements, contact
David Collins, senior manager, Davies
Register Now Visit www.himssconference.org Award Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ■