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Nurses

Nurses have always been on the frontline of healthcare delivery. As more information technology makes its way into the clinical setting, nursing informatics is on the cutting-edge of integrating computers and care. As a nurse, HIMSS07 meets your needs with educational sessions on medication reconciliation, CCHIT requirements and its effects on patient safety, TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform), and more.

Pay for Performance: How Did They Do That?

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stephanie Alexander
Caroline Piselli, RN, MBA, CHE
Education Session Number: 10

Topic Information:
Public Policy Initiatives - Primary Topic

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Description:
The CMS/Premier HQID project is the first national project to measure hospital performance and offer additional Medicare payment for quality care. Take an in-depth look the benefits and challenges in pay for performance programs.

Speaker Information:
Stephanie Alexander
Sr. Vice President, Health Informatics, Premier, Inc.
Caroline Piselli, RN, MBA, CHE
3M APR DRG Program Manager, 3M Health Information Systems

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Determine the national issues underlying current pay for performance initiatives
  • Analyze the relationship between cost and quality in the design of the national CMS/Premier Hospital Quality Initiative Demonstration (HQID)
  • Evaluate lessons learned from top performers operating in a pay for performance environment and how to use data to identify clinical opportunities for improvement
  • Review the classification methodologies employed in pay for performance initiatives to ensure fair and equitable measurement
  • Identify the strategic/operational benefits, the challenges and disadvantages for hospitals participating in pay for performance programs

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
252

Life After Go-Live: A Metrics-Driven Evaluation Process Approach

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Beverly Rolston-Blenman, RN
Robert Bayly, MD
Education Session Number: 14

Topic Information:
Business Management Systems - Primary Topic

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Description:
Solaris Health System proves IT can generate quantifiable improvements. A new approach rooted in establishing metrics and redesigning processes scores high marks in medication safety and nursing documentation. Learn how Solaris Health System achieved this success.

Speaker Information:
Beverly Rolston-Blenman, RN
Vice President, Nursing, Solaris Health System
Robert Bayly, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Solaris Health System

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Develop an approach to technology implementation that achieves measurable results through process redesign and established metrics
  • Recommend improved medication safety results through barcoding, process redesign, nursing and pharmacy collaboration
  • Design processes for documentation and medication use to enable nurses to spend more time on direct patient care and administering medications safely
  • Manage clinician adoption and trouble shoot CIS challenges with routine feedback from clinicians and automated monitoring of key inputs and outputs
  • Establish and meet post-implementation outcome metrics and success criteria

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
356

The Aging Population: The Need for Chronic Disease Management

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Catherine Turner, BSN, MBA, RNC
Education Session Number: 15

Topic Information:
Community Health Initiatives - Primary Topic

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Description:
Our aging population makes it clear that managing their healthcare is a priority. Chronic disease management including patient education, PHR, health maintenance and the EHR will all play a role. Learn how this will effect your organization and what you can do to prepare.

Speaker Information:
Catherine Turner, BSN, MBA, RNC
Director, Implementation and Nursing Informatics, MEDITECH

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Level:
Introductory

Objectives:

  • Discuss current programs in place at your organization to serve your patient community
  • Identify tools that can be put into practice from your healthcare organizations website
  • List other initiatives in the industry that will assist your organization in meeting the needs of the population that your healthcare organization serves

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
283

A Humongous Organizational CHOR(E)

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Howard Landa, MD
Pamela Hudson, RN
Education Session Number: 16

Topic Information:
Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management - Primary Topic

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Description:
EHRs provide unprecedented access to data and clinical decision support, but applications are complex and downtime can occur. Prepare for downtime readiness with CHOR (Communication, History, Operations, Recovery).

Speaker Information:
Howard Landa, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Pamela Hudson, RN
Vice President, KP HealthConnect, Kaiser Permanente

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Plan a communication strategy for system downtimes
  • Provide historic information for continued administrative functions and patient care during system downtimes
  • Prepare for ongoing operation during system downtimes
  • Formulate a plan for data recovery after a system downtime

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
273

Perspectives and best practices from a global CIO

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Andre Spatz
Education Session Number: 3

Topic Information:
Leadership and Communication
Process Improvement
Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management - Primary Topic

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Description:
Delivering value to customers, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, globalization, innovation, risk, security, technology without borders, all challenging issues a CIO has to deal with. This session will give some insights into the evolving and crucial leadership role of the CIO in IT enabled business transformations. Also lessons and best practices "from the CIO deck" will be highlighted in the areas of : IT governance, business and IT process changes, IT infrastructure, as well as IT risks and operations.

Speaker Information:
Andre Spatz
CIO, UNICEF

Level:
Advanced

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
La Nouvell C

Roundtable: Informatics Solutions-The Invisible TIGER

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Marion Ball, FHIMSS, FCHIME
Donna DuLong, RN, BSN
Roundtable: 300

Topic Information:
Clinical Informatics - Primary Topic

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Description:
This Roundtable highlights findings from the Fall 2006 summit to interweave enabling technologies transparently into nursing practice and education, in what is known as Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER).

Speaker Information:
Marion Ball, FHIMSS, FCHIME
Fellow, IBM Center for Healthcare Management
Donna DuLong, RN, BSN
Program Director, The TIGER Initiative

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Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Examine the exemplars of excellence presented at the summit, identifying key differences and similarities among/across them
  • Present guidelines for your organization to follow as you integrate informatics into practice settings
  • Describe action plans developed at the summit by participating organizations/institutions for implementation
  • Summarize lessons learned from an invitational summit using a facilitated process with graphic recordings, audience response technology and experiential gallery walk process

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
271

Telesurgery: The Convergence of Telecommunications, Informatics and Robotics

Monday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Timothy Broderick, MD, FACS
Charles Doarn, MBA
Brett Harnett, BS
Education Session Number: 7

Topic Information:
Emerging Technologies - Primary Topic

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Description:
The ability for a surgeon to perform surgery on a patient in a different location on is fast becoming a reality. This session will discuss telesurgery concepts and challenges to implementation, including communication and information systems.

Speaker Information:
Timothy Broderick, MD, FACS
Director, Advanced Center for Telemedicine and Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Charles Doarn, MBA
Deputy Director, Advanced Center for Telemedicine and Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati
Brett Harnett, BS
Association Director, Experimental Information Technology, Advanced Center for Telemedicine and Surgical Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Understand the convergence of telecommunication, informatics and robotics that have enabled telesurgery
  • Understand the needs, opportunities and challenges of telesurgery
  • Understand current and future research in this rapidly emerging field
  • Understand the impact that advanced networks and information system will have in improving the quality of and access to surgical care

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
383

Davies Organizational Award Winner: Center for Behavioral Health (CBH)

Monday, February 26, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Dennis Morrison, PhD
James Stewart, CPA
Education Session Number: 24

Topic Information:
Electronic Health Record - Primary Topic

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Description:
The combination of scarce EMR options available for the behavioral health industry, onerous compliance documentation requirements, and the multi-tiered patient treatment plan far different from the med-surgical, CBH has customized their electronic system to meet its clinical and financial needs, with the ability to mine its data for research.

Speaker Information:
Dennis Morrison, PhD
CEO, Center for Behavioral Health
James Stewart, CPA
CFO, Center for Behavioral Health

Level:
Intermediate

Room:
345

CCHIT Practically Speaking: What it means to the Clinician at the Point of Care-Patient Safety, Medication Management and ePrescribing

Monday, February 26, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Robin Raiford, RN, BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Pat Hale, PhD, MD, FACP
Jim Morrow, MD
Education Session Number: 26

Topic Information:
Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management - Primary Topic

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Description:
Discussion of Patient Safety aspects of CCHIT requirements co-presented by the current Chair of the HIMSS Patient Safety and Quality Committee and the MD CMIO member of CCHIT Interoperability workgroup.

Speaker Information:
Robin Raiford, RN, BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
Director, Governmental Initiatives, Eclipsys Corporation
Pat Hale, PhD, MD, FACP
CMIO, Glens Falls Hospital
Jim Morrow, MD

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a master patient index, data repository, and decision support as it relates to patient safety.
  • Recognize the most significant categories of criteria related to the clinician at the point of care
  • Describe the process used to evaluate and certify an electronic medical record system and the advantages of this process to the practicing physician
  • Define the meaning and importance of the CCHIT requirements
  • Locate the URL for the final documents for CCHIT

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
293

Improving Efficiency through Telemedicine: The Alaska Experience

Monday, February 26, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

A. Stewart Ferguson, PhD
Education Session Number: 28

Topic Information:
Emerging Technologies - Primary Topic

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Description:
The Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network (AFHCAN) develops and manages "cutting-edge" telehealth technologies to improve access to health care in remote communities. The presentation will focus on the technical design, impacts on care delivery, and clinical outcomes of 40,000 encounters involving 700 providers.

Speaker Information:
A. Stewart Ferguson, PhD
Director, Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Appreciate the complications and obstacles to health care delivery in remote regions
  • Understand the differences and possiblities of the different models of telemedicine
  • Learn about the technical challenges and potential solutions to designing a telehealth system that serves remote sites
  • Learn about the impact of store-and-forward telemedicine on the delivery of health care services

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Room:
252