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The New Jersey Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management System Society (NJ HIMSS) is a consortium of healthcare professionals who are committed to promoting constant improvement in the use of information technology within the healthcare industry.

Call for Presentations PDF Print Share

Call for Presentations

HIT – The Politics of Healthcare

8th Annual Conference

A regional meeting sponsored jointly by the New Jersey and Delaware Valley HIMSS chapters

   When: October 28 – 30th, 2015

                 Where: Harrah’s Resort Hotel and Casino
  Atlantic City, NJ

Requested Presentation Tracks

The general categories for submission are:

  • Clinical Informatics
    (e.g. Clinical Quality Measures management, Predicative Analytics, Registries)
  • Advanced Technologies and Business Intelligence
    (e.g. Mobile/virtual health, Telemedicine, HIE, Interoperability)
  • Financial/Revenue Cycle
    (e.g. ICD-10 and Emerging financial models)
  • Applied Technology Solutions for Special Care Settings
    (e.g. Behavioral health, LTPAC, Homecare, Urgent Care Centers)
  • Healthcare Transformation
    (e.g. Population Health, ACO’s, Care Coordination, Patient Engagement, Consumerism, Meaningful Use)
  • Privacy and Security
    (e.g. PHI, Medical devices, Cyber threats and Data breach)

Submit presentation proposals via the online form by July 17, 2015.

Speakers will be notified of selection by August 17, 2015.

Those speakers selected to present in the break sessions will receive free admission to the conference excluding the CPHIMS prep course, golf and exams. Travel costs are not covered for those speakers located within a reasonable driving distance.

Interoperability Demonstration Registration PDF Print Share

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DATE:  October 28-30, 2015              

              [New Jersey and Delaware Valley HIMSS Annual Fall Conference]

PLACE: Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Again this year, the 2015 NJHIMSS Interoperability Demonstration will be comprised of two types of demonstration opportunities. 

  1. Demo’s which will be assembled as interoperable teams from the vendor / provider organizations that register themselves as interested parties to participate in this demo event
  2. Complete scenarios that have been submitted and pre-approved as a result of the “Call for Demonstration Scenarios” as announced at the Spring NJHIMSS Conference   

In both cases, you are requested to register your HIT system vendor name and/or the health care organization you will represent for participation in the annual NJHIMSS Interoperability Demo event. 

Registration is available via the online form by Friday August 14, 2015.

DEMONSTRATION SCENARIOS OPPORTUNITIES – The interoperability demonstrations are reflective of some specific foci of healthcare interoperability that are deemed pertinent to the health care delivery transformation in the NJ & DV HIMSS region.  In this regard, the following general themes are proposed for demo participation:

  1. Transitions of Care across a single or multiple communities of care that involve multiple types of care provider organizations (acute, ambulatory, l, home health) and / or health care services (lab, imaging).
  2. Provider-Patient Information Exchanges that not just provide portal access to the patient but highlight actual transactional exchanges of data between the patient’s health record system or application/service and the care provider/team system.
  3. ACO Care Models or Other New Care Coordination Solutions leveraging health IT and health data exchanges between the care delivery stakeholders, e.g. care team, payers, ancillary services, patient, including those coordination solutions facilitated by care managers.
  4. Provider-Public Health Information Exchanges supporting population health registry updating and utilization, syndromic surveillance, care protocol guidance, etc [including any exchanges to federal public health entities].
  5. Provider-Payer Administrative Information Exchanges that highlight new tools for clinical terminology translation, e.g. ICD-10, SNOMED-CT, LOINC) to simplify or facilitate claims processing transactions and/or revenue cycle management between these entities.
  6. Clinical Decision Support / Population Health Analytics Solutions highlighting the exchange of clinical operational data and care guidance in the interest of enhanced automation in support of clinical decisions and population health management.

The use of recognized interoperability standards sponsored by the NJ DOH, NJHIT, the ONC, or the ConCert by HIMSS program should be emphasized to the highest degree practical given the current state of system readiness in the industry.  In addition, new this year, systems or solutions highlighting new HIT innovations that would favorably impact current clinical workflows and potentially be on the HIT standards glide path are equally desirable.  

By registering your system as a participant in the Interoperability Demo, you are committing that your organization has the system readiness and resource availability to work with your team partners to test the defined interoperability demo steps in the August - October timeframe and support its execution at the NJ/DV HIMSS Conference event indicated above.  

Children’s Specialized Hospital wins Microsoft Health Innovation Award PDF Print Share

Children’s Specialized Hospital, NJHIMSS member and the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country, is revolutionizing and improving the flow of communication among patients, caregivers and health care providers using a CRM-enabled technology platform that includes mobile. At HIMSS15 in Chicago, Children’s Specialized Hospital was awarded the Microsoft Health Innovation Award in the Patient Engagement category for 2015 for its implementation of BluePrint Healthcare IT’s Care Navigator in Children’s Specialized Hospital’s largest primary care practice as part of its medical home. See Microsoft Health blog link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/health/blogs/winners-of-the-2015-microsoft-health-innovation-awards/  and article in (NJ) Daily Record http://ow.ly/NHTkb