Have a Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Here’s wishing all the readers of Healthcare Interoperability a very Happy Thanksgiving 2018. Stay healthy during the holiday season.

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Honoring our Veterans

One hundred years ago, World War I, the war to end all wars ended. Great advancements in Healthcare occured, from facial surgery to anesthetics to the precursor of the modern ambulance.

Give a thought to all those that have sacrificed on behalf of our nation today and thank them for their service. The news clip below from NBC has some amazing footage from the early 20th Century that is indeed fascinating.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/exclusive-on-board-an-american-missile-destroyer-as-it-pursues-russian-submarines-1367787075585

Breaking News: Cerner President Zane Burke to step down this fall

Breaking news from Healthcare IT News that Cerner President, Zane Burke will step down this fall. After having spent two decades at the organization, starting in 1996, Burke plans to step down sometime this fall.

John Peterzalek, Cerner’s executive vice president of worldwide client relationships, will take on Burke’s responsibilities. In recent years, Burke was instrumental in helping the company win the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs EHR modernization contracts.

More in the article here

CSO HIMSS Fall Conference 2018 – The Future of the Healthcare C-Suite

CINCINNATI, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Central and Southern Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (CSOHIMSS) announced its annual fall conference titled The Future of the Healthcare C-Suite. The conference will take place Friday, September 28 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati.

The conference has a great lineup of healthcare IT industry speakers with a wide range of future-focused topics including population health, analytics, IT leadership and HITRUST. Attendees will have a chance to network with peers during the event and learn about the latest technology and products from participating vendors including Cisco, Imprivata, Leidos, Path Forward IT and PC Connection.

The event will open with a welcome from CSOHIMSS Program Chair, Caitlin Graham and President Ajay Sharma. Attendees will then hear a keynote presentation from Cerner Vice President of Population Health, Ray Herschman, on the evolution of population health technologies and capabilities.

The afternoon keynote session will be presented by Dr. David Butler, Founder/CEO of Calyx Partners, LLC. Dr. Butler has over 15 years of experience working with leadership teams at health systems on strategic advising, electronic health record optimiation and efficiency, and training and communication. His Keynote, “Health 2.X: Days of Future Past” is sure to be engaging for the membership.

 
The conference will conclude with a popular CIO panel discussion focusing on the future of the healthcare CIO.

“Each year, the Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Conference is a wonderful way to learn what’s next for our ever-changing industry,” Graham said. “Our speakers for the fall event are some of the top healthcare IT leaders and are paving the way for the future of healthcare. While our theme is the Future of the Healthcare C-Suite, the agenda covers a wide range of topics for anyone looking to stay ahead of the industry curve. We’d like to thank our platinum sponsor Cisco, and our premier sponsors. We hope you’ll join us in Cincinnati!”

Interested participants can register for the conference at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cso-himss-presents-the-future-of-the-healthcare-c-suite-tickets-46076778886. Early bird registration is open until September 3.

CSO HIMSS supports careers in healthcare information systems in Ohio. CSO HIMSS has representation from the provider, consultant and vendor healthcare industry segments and works to enhance communication and education among its over 1,100 local chapter members!

Additional information is available on the CSO HIMSS website at http://csohio.himsschapter.org/ and via social media on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSOHIMSS and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Csohimss.

Media contact:
Samantha McCarthy
614-300-1599
200798@email4pr.com

Article about Emergency Room Experiences

All of us have been to the ER for either our own ailments or those of our families. I read an article here that details some of the unfortunate experiences of some people who seemed to have received the raw end of the stick. This is the article posted today, May 1st, 2018. It’s worth the read. Think about your own Emergency Room experiences. How do we get better over time? How frequent is this experience?

 

Understanding the Healthcare Landscape 2018

Much about the American healthcare ecosystem has to do with the personalities of the professionals that shape that landscape. One of the  ways that people keep track of that is by checking out Becker’s Hospital Review.

From the CEO, CIO to the CMO & CMIO, we are able to gain insight into how a healthcare provider organization will function based on the mindset that the leadership brings with them. I’ve been at companies when the culture of the new leader has transformed the organization entirely. For some, it’s to wake a sleeping giant and for others, it has stretched it’s capabilities beyond the limit in the pursuit to be #1. There was one organization I worked at where the VP of Revenue Cycle was a consultant and brought in his consulting firm to run the department. That changed the culture of that organization so much so that people could not recognize the company from the one that they had worked in even a few months earlier. This was a radical and fundamental change to the way that that organization had worked for as long as anyone remembered and was quite a shock to the system as a whole. That’s why I encourage you to check out the Becker’s link above and keep that as essential reading for a healthcare professional.