It’s not too late to register for the CSO HIMSS Fall Conference “Interoperability: The Holy Grail of Healthcare” on October 13th at the Savannah Center in West Chester, OH.
It’s a day filled with awesome networking, education, community engagement and interesting sessions that pulls in individuals from different provider organizations around the region. Don’t forget the prizes at the end of the day that many people have won from both CSO HIMSS and the 24 sponsors we have this year supporting our community.
Every year, we have interesting and thought provoking speakers that give you a glimpse of what providers do in the 21st century healthcare ecosystem. We have been fortunate that our community has been engaged and enthusiastic when it comes to participation at our events. I look forward to seeing many of you there to connect and reconnect. Check out the agenda at http://wp.me/p1XSxy-ks and register now. The keynotes are awesome; from Lisa Esch Chief Population Health Innovation Officer from DXC, formerly CSC flying in from Colorado and Stew Wolfe Associate Principal Cisco Global Security from Cisco, coming in from Canada to present to our community. See you there to grab the world of healthcare IT and take it to the next level!
For those of you that follow this blog, you’ll be happy to hear that the Central & Southern Ohio HIMSS Chapter’s Fall 2017 conference on October 13th at the Savannah Center in West Chester OH is all about our favorite topic.
The title is “Interoperability: The Holy Grail of Healthcare.” Register here for Early Registration discounts. See you there!
News from on the ground at HIMSS 17 is that the current tone coming from the regulatory and policy sessions has been one of reluctance in discussing potential changes possible my due to the ambiguity due to new administration”
Ginni Rometty the Opening Keynote speaker also spoke to the audience and was received enthusiastically from the news on the ground folks. Healthcare IT News said that Rometty said that the ‘cognitive era is a profoundly hopeful moment in time’ and also announced solutions for value based care and Watson Health Consulting Services. She also reportedly mentioned projects that was ongoing with the Cleveland Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering to advance ‘cognitive computing’ per Healthcare IT News.
More from Healthcare Interoperability’s roving reporters on the ground! Thanks all.
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We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at the OCLC Conference Center in Dublin, OH on May 20th, 2016. AHIMA members get 4 AHIMA CEUs for attending so make sure to be there in force and get education and have a great time networking and interacting with the best of our community.
Please go to http://csohio.himsschapter.org to register!
From the opening keynote of HIMSS16, I’m always enthralled with the size of the event and what the HIMSS team based out of Chicago has to work on all year to make the event a great one. From making sure that the speakers are great to working on the logistics and the events within the event, it is a spectacle like no other. This time, I had a few newbies to the event that were more enthralled than I was (which is certainly something to behold). I must say though, that the opening keynotes were interesting as the audience first heard from Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of Health & Human Services and Michael Dell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dell Inc who spoke in a “fireside chat” between him and Mark D. Barner, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ascension; Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Information Services. Right after the opening keynote, we went to the vendor area on the first floor for the reception that allowed us to mingle with the smaller vendor booths, which for startup organizations or those that wanted to have conversations with their potential buyers, was a great idea by HIMSS. Kudos to whomever thought of it.
The Interoperability Showcase this year, which was what I was most eager to see, didn’t light up my interest as it had done last year. During my conversations with the team at HIMSS at the HIMSS Spot location (it’s usually located at the center of it all), I understood that the conference had probably attracted somewhere around forty three thousand people which is on par with what I had expected.
On Tuesday March 1st, one of the first sessions I attended was titled “Actionable Analytics: From Predictive Modeling to Workflows” which was presented by the awesome team of Ari Robicsek, MD (Vice President, Clinical Analytics) & Chad Konchak, MBA, (Director, Clinical Analytics) from Northshore University Health System in Illinois. They really fired up the imagination of the audience when they were able to show the progression of flu on a map on the screen that had the audience very impressed with the work that they did. This session was so packed that there were people sitting on the stairs as it was so in demand. From sessions on analytics, process improvement, Office365, constructing a new hospital organization from the ground up where Sajid Ahmed, CHCIO, (Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital) in a neighborhood that needed it badly presented a great story of personal and community achievement in”A Connected Hospital and Connected Community Partnership”, visiting the exhibit hall and getting in some networking while we were at it, this conference was one to remember. Oh and the DeLorean below was one that I’d like to take back to Monday, February 29th, 2016 and try and go to HIMSS16 over again and try and see some of the sessions that I would have liked to if I was able to be two places at once!
Sylvia Mathews Burwell from HHS spoke at the Opening Reception of the HIMSS16 conference and talked about some of the great work that organizations like Davies Award Winner OSUMC are doing along with saving nearly $7.7 million.
The Dell fireside chat did not go as well as was expected with a number of people walking out of the session in the middle due to what I heard was, sadly not a very interesting conversation that captured the spirit and enthusiasm of the conference. It seemed like more of an advertisement for Dell than anything else.
In addition, today I’m heading through the Interoperability Showcase which I enjoy going through. The basis for everything this blog is all about