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Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care (Harvard School of Public Health)

Harvard School of Public Health offers Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care, a two week, executive education program designed to provide participants with the skills and strategies necessary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health IT. IMIA members or colleagues may be interested in this offering; please feel free to forward the information to others.

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care
January 2-7,2014 and June 2-6, 2014 in Boston, MA, USA
https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/Health-IT
Improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology and gain the leadership skills you need to drive results. You will learn to design an effective health IT strategy and gain the tools to implement this strategy effectively. Topics explored during this program include IT strategy and governance, electronic health records, patient safety and quality of care, and clinical informatics. Leadership for Health IT is designed for mid- to senior-level health care leaders in clinical or administrative positions who have responsibilities for health information technology. Executives from EHR vendors, health plans, and consulting firms will also benefit.

All communications should be directed to the Harvard School of Public Health, not to IMIA – see https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/contact.cfm

November 12, 2013 Posted by | education, profession, USA | , , | Leave a comment

AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium: Washington DC, 16-20 November

John Holmes, AMIA 2013 SPC Chair, on behalf of the 2013 Scientific Program Committee, extends a warm welcome to informatics researchers, practitioners, students, and the curious to the 2013 AMIA Annual Symposium. The event will be held on November 16-20, 2013 at the Washington Hilton, Washington DC, USA. Full information is on the AMIA 2013 website at http://www.amia.org/amia2013 with the Schedule-at-a-Glance giving an overview.

John notes that the “AMIA Symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field — translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. But that’s not all: computer scientists, information scientists, computational biologists, social scientists, and any others who work with information in health domains are very much welcome to attend!”

Follow @AMIAinformatics for updates on Twitter, use the official hashtag  #AMIA2013 and follow on Twubs

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September 18, 2013 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition

The HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on February 23-27, 2014 in Orlando, FL, USA. Full information will be available via the event website and will be updated frequently – see http://www.himssconference.org

Registration is now open – http://www.himssconference.org/#registration – and the Early Bird rate applies before December 10, 2013.

IMIA is pleased to continue as an Endorser for HIMSS14, and we will provide updates for members and the wider community as they become available.

You can also follows HIMSS14 updates via:

https://www.facebook.com/HIMSSpage
https://twitter.com/himss

September 9, 2013 Posted by | conference, HIMSS, USA | , , | Leave a comment

AMIA 2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science : Call for Participation Closes 03 Oct.

AMIA announces that the Call for Participation for the 2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science is open. The submission deadline is October 3, 2013. The 2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science will be held at the Hotel Parc 55, San Francisco, California on April 7 – 11, 2014. See http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2014 for all information.

Joshua Denny, Chair, TBI Scientific Program Committee and Rachael Richesson, Chair, CRI Scientific Program Committee invite AMIA members and translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics professionals and students to submit proposals. There is a Translational Bioinformatics Call and a Clinical Research Informatics Call – full information on both are available via the website at http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2014

The TBI Scientific Program Committee and CRI Scientific Program Committee members are also pleased to introduce a new Student Paper Competition in 2014. Please review the TBI and CRI call descriptions for details.

The TBI and CRI Summits are the premier forums for interacting with leaders in informatics at the interface of biology and health care. Translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics are the informatics domains that support translational research in the context of human health and disease, and touch nearly all areas of biological, biomedical, and clinical research. Translational bioinformatics includes innovative methods and discoveries applied to biologic data, with special focus on human application, including personalized medicine. Clinical research informatics focuses on innovations related to the management of information related to clinical trials and includes informatics related to secondary research use of clinical data.

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July 25, 2013 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , | Leave a comment

AMIA2013 – Early Bird Registration Open; Panels, Tutorials, Schedule-at-a-Glance

amialogoEarly bird registration is open for the AMIA2013 Annual Symposium, to be held in Washington DC, USA on November 16-20, 2013. Full information on all aspects of the symposium is at http://www.amia.org/amia2013

Early bird registration closes on 29 August. See http://www.amia.org/amia2013/registration

The website also has information on panels, tutorials, keynote speakers, and links to booking hotels.

In addition, there is a Call for Late-Breaking Research Abstracts  – Deadline: July 31 – see http://www.amia.org/amia2013/call-for-late-breaking-research-abstracts and the Student Design Challenge: Reinventing Clinical Documentation – Deadline: July 31 – http://www.amia.org/amia2013/student-design-challenge

Follow @AMIAinformatics for updates on Twitter, use the official hashtag  #AMIA2013 and follow on Twubs

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July 22, 2013 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NextMed/MMVR21 Conference: Call for Presentations Open Until 01 August

The NextMed / MMVR21 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality) conference Call for Presentations is now open. Participation options include lectures, posters, panels, workshops, focus sessions, and tutorials. Exhibits are also invited. The submission deadline is August 1.

Information on the event is at http://www.nextmed.com NextMed/MMVR21 will be held on February 20 – 22, 2014 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, Manhattan Beach, California, USA.

“Medicine Meets Virtual Reality” was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Two decades later, the curriculum has expanded beyond virtual reality to encompass a broader range of healthcare topics. The rebranded “NextMed” continues to unite experienced researchers with tomorrow’s leaders while they share current breakthroughs and strategize new directions. Their multidisciplinary expertise generates a unique perspective on what’s now and what’s next in medicine.

The Organizing Committee welcomes innovative research in areas including (but not limited to): Medical simulation and modelling; Data visualization and fusion; Imaging devices and methods; Wearable and implantable electronics; Human-computer interfaces; Virtual and augmented reality; Simulator design and validation; Patient and public health monitoring and education.

Full information on the Call, conference, etc is at http://www.nextmed.com or via email: MMVR21-at-NextMed-dot-com

June 4, 2013 Posted by | conference, USA | , , | Leave a comment

85th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit – Atlanta, 26-30 October 2013

The 85th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit will be held on 28-30 October, 2013 (with pre-convention events on 26-27 October) in Atlanta, GA, USA. The event will draw health information management (HIM) thought leaders and professionals and healthcare executives from all areas of health informatics and information management for a weeklong focus on HIM’s global transformation.

See http://www.ahima.org/events/convention/default.aspx for more information.

AHIMA is an Institutional member of IMIA.

March 14, 2013 Posted by | AHIMA, conference, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

HIMSS13 is Almost Here – New Orleans, March 03-07

The 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans (www.himssconference.org). More than 36,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

IMIA is pleased to support this annual event, as it has done for many years, and encourages its members and colleagues to participate. Conference education sessions include pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13.

President Bill Clinton leads a keynote roster that also includes James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush. The Meaningful Use Experience, new to HIMSS13, is designed to help providers find EHR solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. The exhibition also features knowledge sharing that focuses on usability and proven implementations.

Visit the HIMSS13 web site at www.himssconference.org for full information on the conference, including registration for in-person attendance and online participation. The online brochure is at http://12.70.126.70/h13

February 27, 2013 Posted by | conference, HIMSS, USA | , , | Leave a comment

SINI 2013, July 17-19, Baltimore – Abstract Deadline March 01

The 23rd Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI 2013) will be held on July 17-19, 2013. The theme will be “Beyond Stage 7 and Meaningful Use: What’s Next?”

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 01 March, 2013 – see http://nursing.umaryland.edu/sini/call-for-abstracts.php

The event will be held, as in recent years, at University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Full information is on the website at http://nursing.umaryland.edu/sini/ Pre-conference tutorials will be on July 15-16.

SINI remains one of the largest nursing informatics conferences in the USA, with more than 400 participants annually. SINI is renowned for the quality of its educational offerings and its unparalleled opportunities to network with informatics professionals and national and international leaders in the field.

January 22, 2013 Posted by | conference, nursing, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA will be at HIMSS13

New Orleans welcomes the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (www.himssconference.org). More than 36,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health information technology issues and review innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.

IMIA is proud to support this annual event, as it has done for many years, that helps HIT professionals make the right decisions for their organizations. Conference education sessions include pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13.

President Bill Clinton leads a keynote roster that also includes James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush. The Meaningful Use Experience, new to HIMSS13, is designed to help providers find EHR solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. The exhibition also features knowledge sharing that focuses on usability and proven implementations.

To learn more about IMIA, visit http://www.imia.org (we will not have a booth this year, but IMIA CEO Dr Peter J Murray will be attending). Visit the HIMSS13 web site at www.himssconference.org for more information on the conference.

About HIMSS
HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himss.org

(Copy adapted slightly from HIMSS article)

January 21, 2013 Posted by | conference, HIMSS, USA | , , , | Leave a comment