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Pharmacists

Information Technology has transformed the way your pharmacy works, and the way you work in the pharmacy. As pharmacies and the health systems that they are a part of change, you know how important it is to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and methods. HIMSS07 meets your needs with educational sessions on lowering costs through e-prescriptions, the effectiveness of closed loop medication management, successful implementation of the latest infusion technologies, and more.

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

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: Improving Outcomes with CDS

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

Dean Sittig, PhD
Jerry Osheroff, MD
Roundtable: 301

Topic Information:
Clinical Informatics - Primary Topic

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Description:
A continuation of work presented at earlier roundtables (e.g. at HIMSS '06), this session summarizes the ongoing dialogue on HIMSS's CDS Listserve, which fosters learning and collaborations on CDS implementation best practices.

Speaker Information:
Dean Sittig, PhD
Director, Applied Research in Medical Informatics, Northwest Permanente
Jerry Osheroff, MD
Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Thomson Micromedex

Contact speaker Jerry Osheroff

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Review practical strategies for (and answers to questions about) improving outcomes with clinical decision support
  • Critique how HIMSS is helping to build and support the community of CDS implementers
  • Discuss the implementation of a roadmap for national action on clinical decision support

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

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
271

Save Time--Lower Costs: e-Prescriptions

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

Michael Coleman
Education Session Number: 33

Topic Information:
Business Management Systems - Primary Topic

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Description:
The Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of one of the nation's top e-Prescribing programs presents strategies for dramatically increasing generic utilization among physicians, reducing pharmacy costs and cutting prescription-refill time using an EHR.

Speaker Information:
Michael Coleman
Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Southwest Medical Associates

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Apply lessons to dramatically increase generic fill rates and lower pharmacy costs for MCO, PPO and HMO physician groups
  • Describe how an HER can increase physician utilization of ePrescribing tools and improve formulary compliance
  • Illustrate how an EHR can drive reductions in time devoted to prescription refills, enhance patient care and improve a practice's bottom line
  • Discuss how an EHR with e-Prescribing capabilities can improve patient safety by providing formulary information at the point of care, automated alerts, clinical decision support and cross-checking for dosage, allergies or drug interactions

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
283

Operating at the Sharp End: Error and Safety and the Future of the patient safety movement

Monday, February 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Richard Cook, MD
Education Session Number: 38

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

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Description:
With surgical precision, Dr. Cook will identify the gap that exists in patient care continuity and its consequences, as well as definition and impact of error and a failure and between and accident and an incident. Finally, the implication of hindsight bias on post-accident assessments of human performance in complex systems.

Speaker Information:
Richard Cook, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, University of Chicago Hospitals

Level:
Intermediate

CEUs Information:
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
LaNouvell AB

Closed-Loop Medication Management: The Big Payback

Monday, February 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Ronald Small, MBA, FASHP, FAPHA
Jerry Kubej, MSHA
Education Session Number: 51

Topic Information:
Process Improvement - Primary Topic

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Description:
Learn how Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center improved patient safety, staff efficiency and reduced costs thorough implementing a closed loop medication management process in the inpatient setting.

Speaker Information:
Ronald Small, MBA, FASHP, FAPHA
Vice President of Quality Outcomes, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Jerry Kubej, MSHA
Senior Consultant, Value Management, GE Health Integrated IT Solutions

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Create a recommended best practice for the medication management process
  • Describe the process improvement assumptions and supporting information technology required to support the recommended best practice
  • Summarize the process of identifying and selecting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are aligned with your organization's strategic success factors
  • Explain the approach and methodology utilized to measure and demonstrate improvement in the medication management process using KPIs

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
283

Electronic prescribing - Why you should be using it NOW!

Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Patricia Hale, MD, PhD, FACP
Education Session Number: 81

Topic Information:
Electronic Health Record - Primary Topic

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Description:
Electronic Prescribing update-Why and how to successfully implement electronic prescribing from a small medical practice to a regional health information network to improve efficiency and patient safety

Speaker Information:
Patricia Hale, MD, PhD, FACP
CMIO, Glens Falls Hospital

Contact speaker Patricia Hale

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Describe how the electronic prescribing process specifically works to transmit medication information from the physician office to the pharmacy and within a regional health information network.
  • List specific opportunities electronic prescribing provides to improve patient safety, office efficiency and control of health care costs.
  • Specify challenges and barriers to implementation of electronic prescribing and how to address these issues.
  • Evaluate resources available to assist in evaluation of electronic prescribing options and successful implementation.
  • Discuss national electronic prescribing initiatives and how they may affect implementation.

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
293

DIY Technology Streamlines Data Collection

Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Edward Martinez
Education Session Number: 89

Topic Information:
Clinical Informatics - Primary Topic

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Description:
Enhancing the quality of data collected for clinical trials can yield incredible advances in medical treatments. This session presents ways patient self-service technology can improve clinical trials and ultimately patient care.

Speaker Information:
Edward Martinez
Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Evaluate tips for selecting and implementing patient self-service technology in a clinical trials setting
  • Identify strategies to boost patient and staff acceptance of self-service technology
  • Discuss ways self-service technology can enhance subject recruitment efforts for clinical trials
  • Review how the use of patient self-service technology automates the informed consent process and supports regulatory reporting requirements
  • Explore how standardizing data collection via patient self-service technology increases the amount of data available for future research and analysis

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

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
273

Connected Hospitals - The Arras Hospital Project

Tuesday, February 27, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Arnaud Hansske, MD
Education Session Number: 100

Topic Information:
Electronic Health Record - Primary Topic

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Description:
Learn about the integrated platform for the "connected" medical community that now links Arras Hospital with more than 100 general practitioners in its region and ambulatory care services. Hear how the "connected hospital" approach has enabled "connected hospital" access to information for mobile clinical staff, enhanced patient care, increased patient satisfaction, reduced operational and administrative costs and has ultimately grown towards a fully operational digital hospital campus.

Speaker Information:
Arnaud Hansske, MD
Chief Information Officer and Manager of the Medical Information Department, Arras Hospital

Level:
Intermediate

CEUs Information:
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Room:
395

A Dynamic Duo: Barcoding & RFID Prevent Errors

Tuesday, February 27, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Tom Ague, RPh, MPM
Richard Schaeffer
Education Session Number: 106

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

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Description:
Learn how St. Clair Hospital has realized great success using of a combination of barcoding and RFID technologies to prevent 5,000 medical errors annually, measurably improve medication administration and lab specimen collection processes.

Speaker Information:
Tom Ague, RPh, MPM
Executive Vice President and COO, St. Clair Hospital
Richard Schaeffer
Vice President & CIO, St. Clair Hospital

Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Examine how bar code and RFID technologies can work together to eliminate medication errors
  • Formulate a strategy for reducing errors associated with mislabeling lab specimens
  • Demonstrate how to close the medication loop with wireless integration of PDAs and Smart Pumps
  • Establish metrics for measuring error prevention and identifying areas for improvement
  • Report lessons learned on how to drive nurse adoption of patient safety systems

CEUs Information:
ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives )
ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
CME (Continuing Medical Education)
CNE (Continuing Nurses Education )
CPHIMS (CPHIMS Certification)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
283