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Military Health Services (MHS) has always been at the vanguard of healthcare technology, in both the clinical and data management settings. As a system, it is focused on innovation and teamwork. HIMSS07 has collaborated with MHS to bring you exciting educational sessions on how EHRs are helping troops on the battlefield, business process re-engineering in a military setting, the reorganization of the Air Force medical service, and more.

The EHR's Role in Transforming Military Medicine

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

Gale Pollock, Major General
Education Session Number: 5

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

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Description:
The presentation will address how military medicine is transforming and how battlefield medicine and care at military treatment facilities are relying on healthcare information technology to achieve high standards in quality and timely access for all beneficiaries.

Speaker Information:
Gale Pollock, Major General
Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Department

Level:
Advanced

Room:
288

VA-Navy Joint Federal Health Care Facility Great Lakes: IM/IT Interoperability Planning

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

Christine Boltz, CAPT NC USN
Joseph Nelson, LT, MSC, USN
Education Session Number: 23

Topic Information:
Interoperability, Standards and Health Data Exchange - Primary Topic

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Description:
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) share health information today. We are challenged to pursue enhancements to information management and technology initiatives to significantly improve the secure sharing of appropriate health information. These initiatives have expanded to a focus on complete facility integration. The VA-Navy Joint Federal Health Care Facility Great Lakes IM/IT Task Group was charged to evaluate, establish policies, procedures and identify barriers for this highly visible joint integration between facilities, a transformational and cutting edge project. Key areas of focus enabling project success:

Speaker Information:
Christine Boltz, CAPT NC USN
Program Manager, M3B - Operations IM/IT Integration/HIPAA
Joseph Nelson, LT, MSC, USN
CIO / Head, Management Information Department Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes

Level:
Advanced

Objectives:

  • Managing the development of functional requirements
  • Facilitating local site integration efforts
  • Facilitating enterprise solutions
  • Consolidating and communicating project status, risks, mitigations and lessons learned

Room:
288

Business and IT Alignment

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

Vaseal Lewis, COL, MSC, MS, BS
Education Session Number: 41

Topic Information:
Business Management Systems - Primary Topic

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Description:
The Army Medical Department has embarked on a systemic redesign linking business and technology development processes with strategic planning and governance. The goal is to improve accountability for selection, financing, and development of automated systems.

Speaker Information:
Vaseal Lewis, COL, MSC, MS, BS
Chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Department

Level:
Advanced

Objectives:

  • Examine the difficulties with current processes and structure that lead to redundant systems meeting overlapping requirements
  • Explain newly designed processes with attention to synchronization between business processes and system development processes
  • Explain linkages between system development work at local medical activities, the Army Medical enterprise, and the larger Department of Defense Military Health System
  • Discuss governance processes and leadership responsibilities to maintain and enforce alignment

Room:
288

Electronic Health Records & Technology on the Battlefield Helping Troops

Tuesday, February 27, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Claude Hines, Jr., MS Health Service Administration, B.S. Biology
Education Session Number: 60

Topic Information:
Enabling Technology - Primary Topic

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Description:
Military medical personnel manage war-fighters' healthcare with mobile, flexible software systems, designed for low-to-no communications environments. Learn

Speaker Information:
Claude Hines, Jr., MS Health Service Administration, B.S. Biology
Lieutenant Colonel, TMIP/OSD(HA)

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Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Examine the challenges faced by the military medical community in Iraq, Afghanistan and discuss how technology provides solutions
  • Explain how the military's health information technology operation in low-to-no communications areas can be applied to homeland security
  • Diagram the transfer of data from hand-held devices in the battlefield to a central data repository to any military treatment facility

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

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
288

Knowledge Management in the Air Force Medical Service

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

J.D. Whitlock, MPH, MBA, CPHIMS
Education Session Number: 78

Topic Information:
Process Improvement - Primary Topic

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Description:
According to the Gartner Group, 80% of business is conducted using unstructured information (i.e. documents rather than transactional databases). How can healthcare organizations effectively store, disseminate, and exploit this unstructured information? When no documentation exists, how can employees easily locate subject matter experts in order to ask questions? How should these efforts interface (or not interface) with eLearning and clinical decision support? This session will propose some answers based on the experience of the Air Force Medical Service.

Speaker Information:
J.D. Whitlock, MPH, MBA, CPHIMS
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, MSC, Air Force Medical Service

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Level:
Advanced

Objectives:

  • Review the imperatives for effective Knowledge Management (KM) in healthcare, including the integration of KM, eLearning, and clinical decision support
  • Survey lessons learned implementing a large-scale KM intranet (integrated web content management, document management, discussion forums, and search suite)
  • Learn how to build an enterprise taxonomy that automatically categorizes documents into taxonomy nodes (without adding keyword metadata to documents)

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
288

Business Process Re-engineering with an EHR in a military setting

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

Michael Hoffer, CDR MC USN
Education Session Number: 96

Topic Information:
Business Management Systems - Primary Topic

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Description:
By presidential executive order electronic medical records will be a required part of all health care before 2014. This timetable is even more accelerated in the federal system with most agencies currently committing to an electronic system for medical records and for health status monitoring. The implementation of the military's electronic health record, AHLTA has been the largest electronic medical record adoption project in the world involving every medical facility in the United States Military. The scope and magnitude of the project allowed for individual medical treatment facility variation in implementation processes. Presenters will discuss lessons learned from the Naval Medical Center San Diego will discuss:

Speaker Information:
Michael Hoffer, CDR MC USN
Co-Director Department of Defense, Spatial Orientation Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Level:
Advanced

Objectives:

  • Commitment to business process re-engineering and associated policies and procedures
  • Techniques used to define "current state," the scope of initiatives that were utilized in many of the clinics, and the "outcome measures" we examined to evaluate the effectiveness of the project
  • Highlight some case studies of particularly novel and successful strategies

Room:
288

The Power of Centralized Informatics as Demonstrated by the Air Force Medical Service

Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

John Hyzy, LtCol, , MSC
Education Session Number: 114

Topic Information:
Business Management Systems - Primary Topic

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Description:
This session will delve into updates on initiatives and data tools utilized by the Air Force Medical Service corporate structure for decision support by enterprise senior leadership.

Speaker Information:
John Hyzy, LtCol, , MSC
Chief, Data Modeling, Air Force Medical Service

Level:
Advanced

Objectives:

  • Understand how to engineer the foundation for a centralized informatics capability
  • Identify potential strategies for producing products/utility from a centralized informatics model to promote the goals and objectives of your organization
  • Study successful/specific examples of products in use by the Air Force Medcial Service that capitalize on this model

Room:
288

The Evolution of a Privacy Program - What's Next?

Wednesday, February 28, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Sam Jenkins, BS in Healthcare Management, MBA in Management and Healthcare Management
Education Session Number: 132

Topic Information:
Leadership and Communication - Primary Topic

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Description:
Beyond HIPAA 101, this session will discuss the management challenges in navigating and balancing the myriad of privacy requirements in the current federal healthcare environment and beyond.

Speaker Information:
Sam Jenkins, BS in Healthcare Management, MBA in Management and Healthcare Management
Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Defense, TRICARE Management Activity (TMA)

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Level:
Intermediate

Objectives:

  • Review holistic understanding about federal privacy best practices and keys to success that can be replicated and leveraged in your healthcare environments
  • Describe the key considerations for designing and implementing an enterprise-wide privacy compliance program in diverse healthcare environments
  • Evaluate each phase of a privacy program evolution--from inception, implementation, to monitoring and compliance
  • Predict potential legislative, political and sociological issues and drivers that may impact privacy in the next 3-5 years for federal agencies

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

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
288

Risk Assessment--Key to A Successful Risk Management Program

Thursday, March 1, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Timothy Rearick, MBA, PMP
James Lieupo, Certified Public Manager
Education Session Number: 151

Topic Information:
IT Infrastructure and Architecture - Primary Topic

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Description:
Successful risk management programs start with a successful risk assessment. Presenters discuss how some organizations use risk assessments to determine the extent of potential threats and the risk associated with IT systems.

Cosponsor:
In collaboration with PMI

Speaker Information:
Timothy Rearick, MBA, PMP
Program Management Consultant, Integrated Computer Solutions
James Lieupo, Certified Public Manager
Chief Information Officer, Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

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Level:
Introductory

Objectives:

  • Define a risk assessment
  • Identify why organizations need to complete a risk assessment
  • Describe how a risk assessment works
  • List the deliverables an organization should expect when the risk assessment is completed

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

Location:
Convention Center

Room:
288