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National Health IT Week

September 26-30, 2016

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A Message from President Obama Commemorating National Health IT Week

 

“During National Health IT Week, we recommit ourselves to improving the health of our citizenry using the breakthrough technologies of our time and reaching for the next frontier of innovation…Because of our collective efforts, 97 percent of our Nation’s hospitals and three-quarters of doctors are using electronic records to care for their patients…These efforts help advance our Administration’s goal of fostering the seamless and secure flow of electronic health information when and where it is needed most. Though there is more to be done to realize a healthcare system that fits each of our needs, I am confident that if we continue working together, we can build a future of greater health and prosperity for coming generations.”

President Barack Obama, commemorating National Health IT Week

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Here are some of the events. View daily for updates

  • New resources: Health IT Playbook, EHR Contract Guide
  • Blockchain white papers posted
  •  Newest survey on hospitals using certified EHRs
  • Dr. Vindell Washington will be available on Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 am ET using #AskVindell for Twitter Chat
  • Twitter Chat on Model Privacy Notice on Thursday, September 29th at 2:00 pm ET using #MPNchat

Monday, September 26

A Message from President Obama Commemorating National Health IT Weekobama-message-2016-v2

Promote the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Get involved and do your part! This is a job for everyone, make an effort to care! The theme for this year is “Our Shared Responsibility”. NCSAM will be observed in October, but make it part of your practice to start today.

Top 5 Reported Cyber Scams

 

 

Staff can do

 

For more information on keeping current on cybersecurity, vulnerabilities, data loss prevention, managing risks, and workforce members training, Contact RISC Management and Consulting, LLC at 800.648.4358 or visit www.RISCsecurity.com

To learn more about Cyber Security visit: https://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam/landing-page/

 

On behalf of the Greater Chicago Chapter of HIMSS, the Health Information Management Systems Society, RISC Management and Consulting is sharing an invite to a unique opportunity and premier event to be held in Chicago on November 12th through the 14th as a Member Outreach team for the 2014 MFTC.

This is a great opportunity to receive continuing education while learning and networking.

Nursing CEUs have been approved for the 2014 Midwest Fall Technology Conference:

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014:  1.5 contact hours

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014:  5.5 contact hours

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014:  5.75 contact hours are provided by Genesis Medical Center, Davenport Iowa, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #59.

Nurses licenses outside of Iowa may use the certificates and conference brochure to submit to their state for license renewal.

Attendance at the entire sessions each day are required for credit. No partial day credit will be given.

This Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) event will feature nationally recognized and regional speakers to address some of the most relevant and compelling topics of our time: innovation and leadership, analytics, health information exchanges, clinical engagement / patient engagement / mobile health and industry trends. In addition to industry leaders such as yourself, your students will benefit from an amazing lineup of speakers, including local and national leaders in health information technology.  You will have an opportunity to discuss issues with colleagues from across the Midwest, to network, enjoy authentic Chicago nightlife at the House of Blues and for your students to learn from industry veterans.

We invite you to choose from the following events during the conference:

  • Select from 30 education sessions over two days,
  • Students benefit from professional development sessions for early / mid-career HIT professionals, mid-career HIT professionals seeking to advance their career to executive positions, and Veterans transitioning to our industry,
  • 2 social events, and
  • 4 bonus, pre-recorded, education sessions.

Highly discounted student rates are available that include student memberships to HIMSS.

In addition, if you wish to bring several of your peers and / or other professionals, we offer group registration discounts that include one free attendee for every five registrations. Call our Midwest Fall Technology Conference Registration Desk at 630-433-4515 to coordinate your Group Registration or email:  registration@midwestftc.org .

For more Information please visit: http://www.midwestftc.org/registration/registration.html

For student’s registration please visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=yky9drcab&oeidk=a07e9u12nv775802259

Our organization, RISC Management and Consulting, is involved from a purely volunteer standpoint to assist in reaching Clinicians, Nursing professionals, educators, and students regarding this unique, local, and exceptional opportunity to learn and share.

As part of the FY14 HIMSS Chapter Level of Advocacy Awards, the GCC Chapter was awarded the Presidential Level of Advocacy Award. A HIMSS Chapter Level of Advocacy Award is presented to the Chapter as a direct result of their Chapter Advocate's leadership and commitment to health IT advocacy. A special thank you goes out to chapter member and former Advocacy HIE Chair Lauren Wiseman MSN, RN- BC at the Central Illinois Health Information Exchange and her team for all their hard work on the Chapter’s HIE Advocacy Day program.

As part of the FY14 HIMSS Chapter Level of Advocacy Awards, the GCC Chapter was awarded the Presidential Level of Advocacy Award. A HIMSS Chapter Level of Advocacy Award is presented to the Chapter as a direct result of their Chapter Advocate’s leadership and commitment to health IT advocacy. A special thank you goes out to chapter member and former Advocacy HIE Chair Lauren Wiseman MSN, RN- BC at the Central Illinois Health Information Exchange and her team for all their hard work on the Chapter’s HIE Advocacy Day program.

The 2014-2015 Board Election Results are in for the HIMSS Greater Chicago Chapter and RISC Management & Consulting is pleased to announce that our Practice Leader, Chris Heuman, has been elected as the Member At Large for the HIMSS Midwest Fall Technology Conference!

Thank you to everyone who helped elect Mr. Heuman to this position. RISC is excited to become a bigger member of the HIMSS community. If you would like to join us at the Fall Technology Conference and meet Mr. Heuman and the RISC team, register here. The conference will take place Nov 12, 2014 – Nov 14, 2014.

HIMSS 2014-2015 Board Election Results