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About the CHIMSS Scholarship Program for 2018

The CHIMSS organization is committed to supporting the professional development of health information technology professionals in Colorado. We offer scholarship awards to professionals pursuing a career in health information technology and those looking to expand their training in the health information technology field. 

  • Academic scholarship: CHIMSS Scholarship awarded to students/qualified professionals pursuing a degree in the field of health information technology, health informatics, biomedical informatics, and related fields.
    • Award: up to $2,000
  • Training scholarship: CHIMSS Scholarship awarded to students/qualified professionals pursuing advanced training and/or certification related to health information technology, health informatics, biomedical informatics, and related fields in a secondary education setting (i.e., community college, junior college, university).
    • Award: up to $1,000
    • Applicants must be a CHIMSS member
  • NEW! Career Enhancement scholarship: CHIMSS Scholarship awarded to qualified professionals pursuing certification related to health information technology, health informatics, biomedical informatics, and related fields (e.g. PMP or similar certification, AACN or other credentialed board certification, CPHIMSS or CAPHIMSS).
    • Award: up to $300
    • Applicants must be a CHIMSS member

Applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2018 and must be submitted by 11:59 pm MST, Sunday, May 6, 2018.   Awardees will be contacted by a Board member and announced at a subsequent CHIMSS 2018 event (location, date and time for that event to be announced soon).

Administrators and Teachers:  Please promote this opportunity at institutions of learning pertinent to health information technology education and professional development. If you have such contacts and would be willing to add them to the CHIMSS scholarship contact database, please send contact information to the amy_feaster@childrenscolorado.org to obtain the scholarship form.

Remember, all applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Click here to Download the Scholarship Application

Register Now for Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

Please join us for the 9th annual CHIMSS Health IT Advocacy Day on April 26th:  A day filled with educational and networking opportunities on key state-wide OEHI Health IT Roadmap initiatives and innovation in Colorado.

Online Registration Deadline is 4/19CHIMSS 2018 Advocacy Day Registration

AGENDA

Morning Sessions | 8:00AM-12:00 PM:  Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave.

Morning Theme:  Bringing Focus to the Colorado Health IT Roadmap

8:00-8:30 AM:  Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:35 AM:  Welcome & Overview of the Day – Bonny Roberts, MHA, CHIMSS Advocacy Chair
8:35-8:45 AM:  Health IT Day Proclamation & Introduction of the Roadmap – Lt Gov. Donna Lynne’s Office
8:45-9:05 AM:  Joint Technology Committee – Sen Martinez Humenik & Rep Jonathan Singer
9:05-9:25 AM:  The Physician Perspective - Primary Care Physician – Whitney Kennedy, MD
9:25-10:10 AM:  Panel - Patient Access to eHealth Information (Security & Blocking) – Roadmap Initiative #2
10:10-10:20 AM:  Break
10:20-11:00 AM:  Panel - Care Continuum (TEF&CA) - Roadmap Initiative #1
11:00-11:15 AM:  Panel - Unique Patient Identifiers – Roadmap Initiative #14
11:15-11:30 AM:  Colorado State Health IT Roadmap:  Key Points to Take With You
Speaker:  Mary Anne Leach, Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, Governor's Office

 

Lunch & Afternoon Sessions | 12:15-3:15 PM: Scottish Rite Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St.

Afternoon Theme: Are We a Disaster-Ready Community?

12:00-12:30 PM:  Lunch & Networking
12:30-12:45 PM:  Introduction of Legislators (1st half)
12:45-1:05 PM:  The Patient Perspective - Cancer Survivor - Rob Winter, BCH IT
1:05-1:20 PM:  Introduction of Legislators (2nd half)
1:20-1:40 PM:  Denver Public Health Emergency Preparedness – Explore the IT role in combating the opioid crisis and communicable disease
1:40-2:15 PM:  Mercy Health to speak on experience with Joplin, MO tornado
2:15-3:00 PM:  Disaster readiness panel - Providers respond to how they’ve prepared and where gaps in prep remain
  • Infrastructure Preparedness - High availability, Reliability, Resilience, Co-location, Redundancy in that case of complete destruction Communication plan (and backup plan)
  • Phone use, Practice and leverage SWAT calls and Incident Command
  • Innovation
3:00-3:15 PM:   Wrap-up
3:30-5:00 PM:   Continued Discussion & Networking (Restaurant TBD) - Optional

Register today!

Join the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS for the Annual CXO Breakfast

Agenda

7:30 – 8am:  Registration and Networking

 

8am – 10am:  CXO Breakfast – Ladies Lounge.  C-Suite and Alpine Sponsors, Plated Breakfast

  • Keynote Speakers:
    • Drex DeFord, Sustainability of Healthcare and How IT Plays a Part in Long-Term Viability of Healthcare

 

8am – 10am:  CHIMSS Breakfast – Dining Room, Buffett

  • Presentations from CHIMSS Board Members on Scholarship, Advocacy, Professional Development, Membership, HIE, Sponsorship, Programs, Committee Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities

 

10am – 11:30 am:  Keynote and Panel

  • Dr. Richard Zane, Innovation in Healthcare
  • Panel – “How Do We Realize the ROI of our IT Investment to Drive Long-Term Sustainability”

 

11:30 – 12pm:  Dismiss

 


Drexel DeFord

Recovering-CIO & Independent Consultant
drexio digital health (drexio, llc)

Founder at drexio digital health, and Board Director at Best-in-KLAS Security Consulting firm CynergisTek (NYSE: AUXO), Drex has a history of innovation and leadership at top health-systems across the country. As an independent consultant, he now shares his experience in the form of strategic advice, guidance and support to health systems, payers, associations, trusted vendor partners and investors.

Prior to launching his own firm, Drex was co-founder and CEO of NextWave Connect, a healthcare social collaboration solution. He’s also been the CIO at Steward Healthcare (Boston), Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, and Scripps Health (San Diego). Before that, he served as a military officer in various healthcare CIO and CTO roles with the United States Air Force during a highly decorated 20-year career.

Drex has led the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as Board of Trustees Chair, and has been a Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) National Board Member. He is currently a Fellow in CHIME, HIMSS, and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He holds Masters’ in Public Administration (Univ of Oklahoma) and Health Informatics (Univ Alabama- Birmingham).

 

Richard D. Zane, MD, FAAEM

George B. Boedecker, Jr. and Boedecker Foundation Professor, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Professor of Health Administration, University of Colorado Business School
Executive Director, Emergency Services, University of Colorado Health
Chief Innovation Officer,  UCHealth System

Dr. Zane has extensive experience in designing and implementing systems of quality, emergency care, access and clinical integration and has developed an international reputation for being able to apply modern industrial engineering and informatics practices to healthcare and science.  Dr. Zane recently led a complete care redesign of the new emergency department at the University of Colorado Hospital.  This new model of care has revolutionized emergency care delivery and is being recognized nationally and internationally and is being emulated across the United States as well as Asia. 

An expert on system of emergency preparedness and mass casualty care, he has been active nationally and internationally on issues related to emergency preparedness, surge and weapons of mass destruction and recently authored the World Health Organization Hospital Emergency Response Checklist. Surge capacity and mass casualty planning and response tools Zane designed were successfully deployed in response to hurricane Katrina and the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Japan as well as the Boston Marathon Bombing. He has also worked with and received funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Healthcare Resources Services Administration and the World Health Organization for projects on hospital and system emergency preparedness.

Zane comes to Colorado from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he served as vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and chair of the Medical Services Executive Committee and medical director for emergency preparedness and bio-defense for Partners Healthcare and medical director for MDConnect, a system-wide integration, referral, access and transfer program.

Zane received specialty training in emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he stayed on faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1998.

Are you going to HIMSS 2018?

Join CHIMSS as we celebrate HIMSS 2018 with our annual Chapter Reception. We look forward to celebrating our members in Las Vegas!

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Thank you to our event sponsors Infor and HCTec for sponsoring our 2018 Chapter Reception!

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

CHIMSS Advocacy Day at the Colorado State Capitol

Theme:  Bringing Focus to the Colorado Health IT Roadmap

 

Morning Sessions

8AM-12PM:  Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Bldg, 200 E. Colfax Ave.

Lunch & Afternoon Sessions

12:30-3PM: Scottish Rite Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St.

 

After a networking breakfast, attend our morning session where the OeHI and eHealth Commission will moderate panels on the following prioritized Roadmap Initiatives:

  • Patient Access to eHealth Information
  • Care Continuum

  • Unique Patient Identifiers

Conclude the morning with “Colorado’s Health IT Roadmap:  Key Points to Take With You.”

During lunch, our Legislators will speak to health IT-related activity and bills and we will listen to the personal stories of actual patients facing challenges in Colorado. Finally, we will wrap up with a panel that discusses “Are We a Disaster-Ready Community?”




 

       

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

You Are Invited to the Colorado Health IT Roadmap Launch Party

Hosted by the Office of eHealth Innovation, CHIMSS & CHIMA

 

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

5:30-7:30 pm

The Alliance Center

A one block walk from Union Station or find nearby parking here.

Please join us to celebrate a labor of love devoted to Colorado’s future healthcare.

  • Hear the Office of eHealth Innovation share their journey and why participation is so critical to success.

  • Meet members of the eHealth Commission & Harold (Hal) Wolf III, CEO of HIMSS.

  • Learn more about the Roadmap

  • Talk with other supporters and stakeholders over nosh and drinks.

  • Celebrate the future of healthcare in Colorado!

REGISTER HERE

Join the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS as we discuss Adoption Models and Overall Clinical Transformation

 

Feb 14, 11am – 12pm MST

 

Register

 

Speakers:

  • Michael Archuleta, CIO, HIPAA and ISO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital
  • Amy Feaster, ACIO, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Rebekah Luksik, Health IT Regulatory Program Manager, National Jewish Health

 

1 CE Credit Available

Extend your membership to a colleague by January 31. 
Give the gift of HIMSS Regular Individual Membership to a colleague—totally free for one year, no strings attached—with the HIMSS+1 program. Gift your membership by January 31 and as a thank you, you'll be entered to win a free membership renewal. Three (3) winners will be randomly selected for a one-year extension on their current HIMSS membership ($199 value).

Now think of a colleague who would benefit from HIMSS18 discounts, resources, communities and chapters. Got him or her in mind?

Invite your HIMSS+1 in three easy steps:

  1. Log in to your account here.

  2. Once you are in your "My Account — Dashboard," you can find the invitation for HIMSS+1 in the Membership Summary area, or select HIMSS+1 from the My Involvement tab drop-down.

  3. Enter your colleague's email address, and we'll send them a message with complimentary HIMSS membership.

Questions? Contact membersupport@himss.org

Date: February 12, 2018

Time: 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Location:

Dave & Buster's
2000 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80222

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Details:

Join CHIMSS as we host our first User Group Meet-Up to discuss Optimizing the EHR Experience.

Breakout Groups:

  • Inpatient
  • Ambulatory & Population Health
  • Revenue Cycle & HIM
  • Security
  • Technology & Infrastructure

This is a great opportunity to network with peers across organizations and applications while enjoying great conversation, food and fun!

CHIMSS Members,

 

The Colorado Health IT Roadmap - led by Office of eHealth Innovation (OeHI) and steered by the eHealth Commission - has been approved by both the eHealth Commission and the Governor's Office. The Roadmap was developed with input from over 1,000 stakeholders from many Colorado communities, both rural and urban. The effort now enters the transition planning and implementation phase. This Roadmap provides strategic direction for the state of Colorado to advance Colorado's Triple Aim - best health, best care and best value. 

 

One of the Roadmap Initiatives is to support care coordination in communities statewide by leveraging and aligning technology, projects, and processes. This particular initiative was prioritized by stakeholders as one of the top priorities to be addressed.

 

To better understand the challenges around care coordination, the Office of eHealth Innovation is asking for your help. Completing this brief 10-minute survey will provide valuable information to OeHI that will inform the planning and implementation of the Care Coordination Initiative. Thank you in advance!

 

Take Survey Here! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Office of eHealth Innovation

Colorado HIMSS is very pleased to announce the release of the State of Colorado's Health IT Roadmap!  The HIT Roadmap was spearheaded by the Office of eHealth Innovation and constructed out of input gathered from 1,000 stakeholders across the state, both rural and urban.  Over the next five years, it will serve as the guiding force driving Colorado's focus and initiatives.  In 2013, Governor, John Hickenlooper, set an audacious goal to become the healthiest state in the nation and we delight in the conclusion that healthcare IT plays an important role in reaching this objective.  

Please join us in congratulating and thanking the office of Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and Mary Anne Leach, Director of the Governor’s Office of e-Health Innovation, as well as those working at the state and local levels who contributed their progressive vision, open-minded awareness, and ongoing commitment to healthcare IT.  We appreciate you and support this Roadmap!

Addressing Physician Burnout: Improving Physician Resilience Within the EHR

Date:  December 13, 2017

Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Location:  UCHealth Bruce Schroffel Auditorium

12605 E 16th Ave.

Aurora, CO 80045

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Event Information:

Physician burnout as it relates to EHR continues to rise. Please join us for this highly anticipated event as we bring together industry leaders from national and local organizations to discuss how healthcare organizations can address this challenge through promoting Personal Resilience, Practice Efficiency and developing a Culture of Wellness.

Agenda

4pm - 5pm: Networking and Food

5pm - 6pm: Keynote: Christopher "Topher" Sharp, MD, CMIO, Stanford Healthcare

6pm - 6:45pm: Networking and Food

6:45 - 8pm: Panel Discussion, "The Three Components of Physician Wellness and Burnout"

CEU's Available: 2

Who Should Attend?

Addressing Physician Burnout and Improving Physician Resilience is a collaborative effort within all areas of Healthcare IT. How do we most effectively optimize our EHR? How do we as leaders create a Culture of Wellness for our Physicians within our organization? What are ideas on how to build better Practice Efficiency? What tools and resources are available to assist with building Personal Resilience? If you are interested in learning more about these topics, you will not want to miss this program.

Meet the Speakers and Panelists

Keynote: Christopher "Topher" Sharp, MD, CMIO Stanford Healthcare

Panel Moderator - Patrick J. Guffey, MD, CHIMSS Board President

Patrick is a pediatric anesthesiologist at the University of Colorado and the Associate Clinical Director of the anesthesiology department at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the IT clinical champion for perioperative services, and serves on numerous other IT committees at Children’s Colorado. Patrick’s research work centers on using clinical IT and the EMR to further healthcare quality and patient safety, and he has written many articles, abstracts, and lectures on the subject. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BSE in Chemical Engineering and an MD. He fulfilled his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco and his fellowship training was performed in pediatric anesthesiology at the University of Colorado.

Panelist: Patrick Kneeland, MD, Executive Medical Director for Patient & Provider Experience, UCHealth

In his role, Patrick develops and promotes organizational strategies and improvement efforts that enhance patient and provider experience and engagement. Patrick also serves as Director of Quality, Safety, and Experience for the Hospital Medicine Group at University of Colorado Hospital and is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency (IHQSE). After completing residency in internal medicine at the University of California - San Francisco, Patrick completed a fellowship in Academic Hospital Medicine where he focused on transformation of clinical delivery systems and the role of culture in improving patient safety. He subsequently completed a health systems leadership fellowship through the Institute for Physician Leadership at the Center for the Health Professions in San Francisco, CA. He is a certified Patient Safety Officer.

Panelist: David Whitling, MD, CMIO Boulder Community Health

Dr. Whitling is a practicing emergency medicine physician and also serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Boulder Community Health.  He is board-certified in Clinical Informatics and has worked as a consultant for a major EHR vendor - participating in implementation and optimization events around the country.  He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.

Date: November 15, 2017 at 11am to 12pm (MDT)

Join CHIMSS for our Wednesday Webinar Series as Dr. CT Lin and Dr. Jonathan Pell discuss Open Notes and Information Transparency.  

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The link to the Webinar will be sent out two days prior to the Webinar. Please include your email when registering.

About the Speakers

CT Lin MD, FACP

CT Lin MD is the CMIO at UCHealth, a 7-hospital, 400-clinic system in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2016, UCHealth achieved HIMSS Stage 7, indicating highest achievement in EHR effectiveness. 

He is a Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and board-certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He sees internal medicine patients and also facilitates workshops on "Physician-patient communication to improve health outcomes" for students, residents and practicing physicians. His national publications and talks include: Physician Adoption of IT, EHR Usability, Online patient communication and patient accessible records with Open Test Results and Open Notes. His national awards include "Healthcare IT innovator" and "Electronic Physician of the Year." He leads a team of 24 physician informaticians. "We improve physician and team resilience and effectiveness by building world-class relationships and innovative tools."

Jonathan Pell, MD

Jonathan M. Pell, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver and the Senior Inpatient Director of Informatics for the University of Colorado Health. He is a practicing hospitalist in the Hospital Medicine Group at University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Pell has helped direct the rollout of multiple IT projects, including the implementation of Epic at University of Colorado Health hospitals. He has a particular interest in IT solutions to challenges in resident and medical student education, as well as supporting patient safety and quality improvement initiatives through patient centered care and clinical decision support.

 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking to learn more about the importance of and the opportunity to better leverage Open Notes as a way to further information transparency.

CEU's Available: 1

National HIT Week Recap

Monday - CHIMSS introduced our new President, gave a voice to HIT here in Colorado and highlighted new Advocacy content on the Colorado CHIMSS website.

Tuesday - We encouraged you to explore as we provided access to the state political process with links to our State Assembly and the committees behind state HIT initiatives.

Wednesday - CHIMSS recognized those organizations around you that are moving the ball forward.

Thursday - We promoted community by encouraging members to read and/or share your story on #iheartIT or #NHITWeek and hosting the National HIT Event at the Denver Museum of Art.  See below for details and pictures from an educational, fun-filled evening.  

Friday - We encourage you to get involved!  CHIMSS is YOUR organization. Let's make it an awarding winning chapter once again. Visit the CHIMSS website to learn more.

     

    Promote

    • Read a personal health story submitted by Lynne VanArsdale, CHIMSS Secretary. Keep reading and you will be inspired by stories from across the nation of how HIT and the work you do make a difference in the lives of so many.
    • Make your voice heard by joining a Virtual March on Washington and supporting HIMSS Congressional asks!
    • Do you tweet? Download the logo below and send a message of your own to #NHITWeek or #iheartHIT.

    Event

    See you TONIGHT at the Denver Museum of Art from 5-9pm!

     

    Engage

    Tomorrow’s the night. It’s not too late to get a babysitter or a hall pass! Register for our 10/5 Thursday Night Event at the Denver Museum of Art from 5-9pm.

    • Be informed and inspired by Mary Anne Leach, Director of the eHealth Innovation Commission, Office of the Governor of the State of Colorado
    • Learn about National activitiy from HIMSS Senior Advisory on State & Federal Affairs, Jeff Coughlin.
    • Secure usable “I Change Lives Through Healthcare IT” promotional items
    • Visit various CHIMSS stations where you can learn what your chapter is doing for you and how to contribute more in areas that interest you.

    Recognition

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    Advocacy in Colorado

    • CHIMSS would like to educate the public and our State representatives and influencers on:
      • Growing and improving the Colorado network infrastructure for digital access to healthcare information
      • Expanding reimbursement for electronic telehealth that extend access to healthcare for less mobile and rural citizens
      • Requiring Electronic Health Record conformance with standards that allow providers to seamlessly exchange patient records
      • Funding cybersecurity support for providers to protect confidential patient information
    • Familiarize yourself with the current bills and resolutions sitting with the Colorado General Assembly.
    • Read HIMSS 2017 Public Policy Priorities and consider how these may translate for Colorado
    • Visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to send emails to your elected Federal and State officials to share your views on policy issues of high importance to our health IT community.
    • Visit the Advocacy tab on the CHIMSS website to:
      • See how you can become more involved with CHIMSS state and local advocacy
      • Review how you can successfully advocate for healthcare IT without lobbying
      • Learn more about Colorado State Government
      • Review how National HIMSS supports advocacy at federal, state and regional levels
      • Sign up for our National HIT Event on Thursday, October 5th, at the Denver Museum of Art from 5-9pm

    You will receive a daily email from CHIMSS throughout NHIT Week (Oct 2-6). Please do not unsubscribe. It is not our intent to bombard or irritate; instead we hope you embrace our desire to promote such an important cause, learn from what is available to you in Colorado, and join in on some of the activities CHIMSS has chosen to celebrate such an important focus to the advancement of healthcare in Colorado.  

    National Healthcare IT Week

    The Annual National Health IT Week is being held October 2-6, 2017. Join in support of this nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT for the U.S. healthcare system. There is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to raise national awareness! http://www.healthitweek.org/.

    Calendar for the Week

    Tuesday – Explore your backyard and review the multitude of legislative bills on the docket for the State Assembly in January. Take note of those legislative representatives who are pressing issues important to HIMSS. Visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to make yourself heard.

    Wednesday – Recognize those Davies and EMRAM Stage 6 & 7 level provider organizations in Colorado that are moving the ball forward.

    Thursday – Share your story on #iheartIT.com or #NHITWeek. Attend the CHIMSS Fall Event at the Denver Museum of Art from 5-9pm. Register for our 10/5 Thursday Night Event.

    • Be informed and inspired by Mary Anne Leach, Director of the eHealth Innovation Commission, Office of the Governor of the State of Colorado
    • Learn more about HIT happenings at the National level from HIMSS Senior Advisory on State & Federal Affairs, Jeff Coughlin.
    • Secure fun and useful “I Change Lives Through Healthcare IT” SWAG
    • Visit CHIMSS stations hosted by Board Chairs and learn what your chapter is doing for you and how to contribute more in the areas that interest you.

    Friday – Recap the week and consider your role with CHIMSS as outline this year’s future events.

    Why does advocacy matter?

    When done effectively, advocacy influences public policy by providing a conduit for individuals and organizations to voice an opinion.  These efforts can, in turn, sway public opinion, garner press coverage, and ultimately provide policymakers an opportunity to respond to constituents’ needs.

     

    Are nonprofits allowed to advocate? The answer is YES!  There are lots of ways nonprofits can advocate to improve policies, programs, and services for healthcare IT —without without running afoul of any federal laws or jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. Learn more to the right.

     

    CHIMSS advocacy efforts consist of two main events:

    • Promoting National Healthcare IT Week in the Fall, and 
    • Connecting with and educating the State Legislators during Advocacy Day in the Spring

    In between we:

    • Represent Colorado at a national level with other chapters that are part of CAR (Chapter Advocacy Roundtable).
    • Assess the impact of Colorado state bills that are up for review and connect with influencers in and around the State House to offer our viewpoint on their impact and potential.   
    • Connect with other healthcare and healthcare IT associations and organizations that have the mission of improving healthcare in America through IT.
    • Weave advocacy through all the educational events that CHIMSS offers.

    Interested in being a part of the Advocacy Committee? We could use your help. Please contact Bonny Roberts, CHIMSS Advocacy Chair, to learn more.  

    Chapter Advocacy Roundtable

    HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Program

    With over 50 HIMSS Chapters across North America including the United States, its territories, and Canada,   HIMSS serves as the connection point for members and policy-makers on key health information and technology priorities. The HIMSS Chapter Advocacy program provides an opportunity for each HIMSS chapter to elect or appoint one or more of its members to expand HIMSS priorities through grassroots and grass tops engagement.

    Collectively, HIMSS Chapter Advocates make up the HIMSS Chapter Advocacy Roundtable (CAR). The CAR was established in 2004 to expand HIMSS’ outreach beyond Congressional and federal activities and it is an essential part of the greater HIMSS advocacy network. HIMSS CAR members serve as a strong coordinated voice and respected source of information about health information and technology. CAR members, through Researching, Educating, Power Building, and Monitoring, are able to influence state and local health information and technology policies.

     

    Throughout the United States and its territories today, over 100 HIMSS Chapter Advocates are engaged in planning and facilitating advocacy and public policy activities within their state or region.

     

    To learn more about HIMSS Chapter Advocacy:

    Please contact Alana Lerer at alerer@himss.org  your local chapter for more information on becoming a Chapter Advocate! Find your local chapter here.

    Date: October 5, 2017 - 5:00 - 9:00pm

    Location:

    The Denver Art Museum
    Schlessman Hall
    100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
    Denver, CO 80204

    Register Now

    Details:

    National Health IT Week Membership Event

    Please join CHIMSS as we celebreate National Health IT Week! 

    This gathering will showcase leaders and movements taking place in Healthcare IT across Colorado, as well as highlight how the Colorado HIMSS Chapter intends to serve its members this 2017-18 year.

    Agenda:
    5-6pm:  Check-In, Networking & Station Browsing

    Browse CHIMSS stations to learn more about what the Chapter has to offer its members and how you can get involved. Stations include: Advocacy, Clinical Informatics, HIE, Membership, Professional Development, Programming, Scholarship & Academics, Sponsorship

    6-7pm:  NHIT Week Program & Presentations
    I. Welcome - Patrick Guffey, CHIMSS President
    II. Introductions - Bonny Roberts, Advocacy Chair
    III. HIT Activity at the Colorado Statehouse - Mary Anne Leach, Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, Governor's Office
    IV. HIMSS Federal Activity & the Importance of State & Local Advocacy - Jeff Coughlin, HIMSS, Senior Director, Federal and State Affairs

    7-9pm Dining, Networking & Station Browsing, Sponsor Presentations

    CHIMSS members here is a chance to influence the State of Colorado’s approach to Health IT.  

    The Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation invites health care professionals, medical providers, nurses, care coordinators, health IT professionals, other technology professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs, payers, consumers, social services, and other agencies and individuals involved in Colorado’s healthcare ecosystem to participate our

    Colorado Health IT Roadmap: Public Forums

    Wednesday, August 23rd,
    8:30 - 10:00 AM,
    St. Mary’s Medical Center - SLC

    Friday, August 25th,
    2:30 - 4:00 PM,
    Denver Health Sabin Conf Rm

    Tuesday, August 29th,
    2:30 - 4:00 PM,
    Lamar Public Library -
    Cultural Events Center

    Wednesday, August 30th,
    8:30 - 10:00 AM,
    San Luis Valley Health Regional
    Medical Center

    Thursday, September 7th,
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM,
    North Range Behavioral Health,
    2nd floor Boardroom

    Events coming in June

    CHIMSS Board of Directors for 2017-18

    An Invitation to Attend a Celebration of the Life of Roger Reeves

     

    June Events

    CXO Breakfast and Panel Discussion, June 13th

    CHIMSS would like to celebrate the leaders of the Colorado Healthcare Community for their outstanding contributions. Please join us for a CXO breakfast and panel discussion (CIO, CTO, CISO, CNIO, CMIO, Clinical Application Directors, etc) from 7:30-11:00 AM on June 13th. Location: Southern Hospitality, 1433 17th St., Denver CO 80202

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

     Agenda:  

    7:30 am - 8:30 am   Networking Breakfast 
    8:30 am - 9:00 am   Announcements and Scholarship Presentation 
    9:00 am - 10:00 am   CXO Panel - Strategic Initiatives and Staying Ahead
    10:00 am - 11:00 am   Keynote - Dave Trevathan, IT Director of Rose Hospital - Innovation for Patient Engagement. 

    Implementing Clinical Informatics to Leverage Technology, June 20th

    Please join us on June 20th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at Boulder Community Health for an informative session presented by Anita Harris, RN, MSN, MHA to discuss "Implementing Clinical Informatics to Leverage Technology." Tickets are complimentary. Please click on the link below to register. Location: Boulder Community Health, 4747 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303

     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

     Anita Lynn Harris RN, MSN, MHA, earned her undergraduate degree at Thomas Jefferson University while working as a pediatric critical care nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Anita then went on to earn both a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled as a Doctoral candidate at The Chamberlin School of Nursing with a focus on organizational leadership with a dissertation in transforming a informatics business model to support the end user workforce. As the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Director of Nursing Informatics at Children’s Hospital Colorado, she is leading the organization’s first clinical nursing informatics department, implementing its first clinical nursing shared governance venue, informatics super user program and is transforming clinical informatics to drive technology

     2017-18 CHIMSS Board of Directors

    Many thanks to all of you who participated in the CHIMSS Board of Directors election. We appreciate your support! The Board of Directors for the 2017-18 term are:

    President  --  Patrick Guffey, MD
    Past President -- Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs
    President Elect  --  Sarah Sample-Reif
    Sponsorship  --  Steve Bell
    Program Chair  --  Melissa Pettigrew
    Program Chair-Elect  --  Marijo Rugh
    Membership Chair  --  Sara Getz
    Treasurer  --  Mary McMahon
    Informatics Chair  --  Judy McCarthy
    Informatics Chair-Elect  --  Sherri Hess
    HIE Liaison  --  Justin Aubert
    Professional Development  -- Jill Sutton
    Academic Chair  --  Amy Feaster
    Advocacy Chair  --  Bonny Roberts
    Advocacy Chair-Elect  --  Michael Jefferies
    Communication Chair  --  Minal Patel
    Secretary  --  Paige Stocks
    Physician Board Member at Large  --  CT Lin, MD
    Board Member at Large  --  Sharon Kirby

    An Invitation to Attend a Celebration of the Life of Roger Reeves

    Please join a Celebration of the Life of Roger Reeves on June 17th at 9:30 am in the Ben Nighthorse Campbell Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus located at 1300 East 17th Street, Aurora CO, 80045. Following the service, there will be a reception in the Memorial Garden enjoying Roger's favorite Southwestern cuisine, live music, and closing with a "letting go" baloon releasing. This will be at time to share your love, joy and sorrow, hear known and unknown stories with a community who joins together to honor the life of a colleague, mentor and friend, Roger Reeves.

    In preparation for this event, please share your stories and desire to speak, or have your story read. Please RSVP to: Laurra.Aagaard@ucdenver.edu (720-435-5614).

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    CXO Breakfast and Panel

    CHIMSS would like to celebrate the leaders of the Colorado Healthcare Community with a CXO  breakfast and panel discussion  (CIO, CTO, CISO, CNIO, CMIO, Clinical Application Directors and others). Please join us on June 13th from 7:30 - 11:00 AM at 1433 17th St, Denver, CO 80202.

    The collaboration and work of our Health IT community is outstanding and should be recognized!

    Agenda:

    7:30 am - 8:30 am Networking Breakfast

    8:30 am - 9:00 am Announcements and Scholarship Presentation

    9:00 am - 10:00 am CXO Panel - Strategic Initiatives and Staying Ahead

    10:00 am - 11:00 am Key Note - Dave Trevathan, IT Director of Rose Hospital - Innovation for Patient Engagement.

    REGISTER HERE

     

    CHIMSS Board of Directors Election:  

    Voting ends tomorow for the CHIMSS Board of Directors 2017-18 term. We have 9 positions to fill, and your vote is important! Please use the link below to access the ballot. Voting ends May 19th.

    CHIMSS BOARD ELECTION

    To all Colorado HIMSS chapter members,

    Voting for the CHIMSS Board of Directors for the 2017-18 term is now open. We have 9 positions to fill for the next term. Your vote is very important to the ongoing success of CHIMSS, and we encourage you to vote. Please use the link below to access the ballot. Voting ends May 19th, so please vote today.

    CHIMSS BOARD ELECTION

     

    Measuring Nursing Value and Performance Using EHR Data

    Please join us on April 25th from 6:00 PM - 8PM for a timely and important presentation from John Welton, PhD, RN, FAAN University of Colorado College of Nursing, who will discuss national efforts to use big data and methods to identify, and compare and contrast the input, performance and value of nursing. Two case studies will address national efforts to create data structures and data extraction techniques to identify unique nursing data that can be linked directly to patients. New metrics are being developed using time-referenced data as well as link individual nurses to each patient to measure nursing care systems of care.

    This event will be held at National Jewish Health 1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206 in the Molly Blank Building, J104/J105. Parking is free, in the main lot off Colfax, west of Colorado Blvd. The Molly Blank building is to the right of the main entrance.

    Tickets are complimentary! Please register today:  Measuring nursing value and performance using EHR data 

    John Welton Bio:

    What is the value of nursing care or the added value of each nurse? The question is compelling in an era of value-based healthcare payment and new quality and cost emphasis. This is the focus of research for Dr. Welton. He started his career at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill investigating the use of nursing diagnosis and DRG to explain outcomes of hospital care. Further work at the Medical University of South Carolina examined better costing models for nursing care. In the past few years, Dr. Welton has been the co-leader of a national expert panel to devise methods to measure the value of nursing care and develop new performance metrics to measure care performance using existing data in the EHR using order entry and bar code medication administration time-referenced data. Dr. Welton obtained his PhD in nursing and minor in medical informatics from UNC, and MSN in Nursing administration. He has had faculty appointments at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing, the Medical University of South Carolina, Florida Southern College and currently is Professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing

    Dear Colorado HIMSS Members,

    As you may know, our Colorado Chapter of HIMSS (CHIMSS) is overseen by a Board of volunteers that dedicate their time and expertise to identify and create networking and educational opportunities for our members.

    It is the time of year when we plan for Board transitions. There are a number of positions that will be coming open for the July 1, 2017-July 20, 2018 year and I wanted to reach out to share the roles where we are actively seeking candidates for the upcoming ballot.

    Upcoming open ballot opportunities:

    • President-elect (2019-2021 term)
    • Sponsorship Chair
    • Program Chair-elect
    • Membership Chair
    • Treasurer-elect
    • HIE Liaison
    • Professional Development Chair
    • Academic Chair
    • Advocacy Chair-elect
    • Communications Chair

    The ability to be considered as a candidate for a CHIMSS Board position is contingent upon being a member in good standing of both HIMSS and the Colorado Chapter for at least one (1) year. If you do not currently meet those requirements, please remember we will be seeking candidates again this time next year!

    If any of the positions above are of interest to you, please reach out to me at colorado.president@himsschapter.org to talk further and share the position description. Ballots are targeted to go out May 1, 2017.

    Look forward to connecting!

     

    Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs

    CHIMSS President

    Please join us for two timely and important events:

    Colorado Health IT Advocacy Day on April 20th and Measuring Nursing Value and Performance Using EMR Data on April 25th.

    Advocacy Day at the Capital

    Join us for the 8th annual Advocacy Day -- a day filled with educational and networking opportunities on key state-wide HIT initiatives and innovation in Colorado. Brought to you by the Colorado chapter of HIMSS (CHIMSS)

    Online Registration Deadline is 4/18: CHIMSS 2017 Advocacy Day at the Capitol

    Agenda:

    Morning Sessions | 8:00-12:00 PM: Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

    Lunch & Afternoon Sessions | 12:15-3:15 PM: Scottish Rite Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St., Denver

     

    8:00-8:30 AM: Registration / Continental Breakfast

    8:30-8:45 AM: Overview of the Day, Welcome & Health IT Day Proclamation

    8:45-9:45 AM: eHealth Commission Update - Moderator: Mary Anne Leach, Dir. Office eHealth Innovation

    • Marc Lassaux, CTO, Quality Health Network

    • Morgan Honea, CEO, CORHIO

    • Jason Greer, CEO, Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN)

    9:45-10:05 AM: Update from the Lt. Governor’s Office - Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor

    10:05-10:50 AM: Colorado’s Innovation Labs - Moderator: Jeffrey Pelot, CHCIO, CIO Denver Health

    • Kimberly Muller, Managing Director, CU Innovations Children’s Hospital Colorado

    • Julie Reisetter, VP Innovation, UC Health

    • Terri Casterton, Director, Innovation & Virtual Health, SCL Health

    • Christi Zuber, Principal, Innovation and Design, Kaiser Permanente

    • Craig Dahl, Division Director of Healthcare, Dell EMC

    10:50-11:05 AM: Break

    11:05-12:00 PM: Making Communities Healthy - Moderator: Sherri Hess, MS-IS, RN, FHIMSS Assoc Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Denver Health

    • Dr. Ken Bellian, AiHealth

    • Todd Evenson, COO, MGMA

    • Bob Goodman, CEO, RxAssurance

    • Christine Savoie, BSN, RN, Call Center Nurse Manager, NurseLine Services Denver Health

    • Jennifer Bishop BSN, RN, Nursing Program Manager, Women’s Mobile Clinic Denver Health

    12:15-12:40: Lunch & Networking

    12:40-1:20 PM: Introductions of Legislators & Presentation of Bills

    1:20-1:50 PM: The Patient’s Perspective, stories from the fi eld

    1:50-2:50 PM: Transforming Healthcare Together: Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst HTI

    2:50-3:00 PM: Wrap-up

     

    Measuring Nursing Value and Performance Using EHR Data

    Please join us on April 25th from 6:00 PM - 8PM for a timely and important presentation from John Welton, PhD, RN, FAAN discussing national efforts to use big data and methods to identify, and compare and contrast the input, performance and value of nursing. Two case studies will address national efforts to create data structures and data extraction techniques to identify unique nursing data that can be linked directly to patients. New metrics are being developed using time-referenced data as well as link individual nurses to each patient to measure nursing care systems of care. Event will be held at National Jewish Health 1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206 Molly Blank Building, J104/J105

    Tickets are complimentary, please register today:  Measuring nursing value and performance using EHR data

    In this newsletter:

    • Advocacy Day at the Capitol

    • Professional Development

    Colorado Health IT Advocacy Day is April 20, 2017!

    Please join us for the 8th annual Advocacy Day! A day packed with educational and networking opportunities focused on key state-wide HIT initiatives, innovation and making communities healthier. Brought to you by CHIMSS - Colorado Chapter of HIMSS.

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chimss-2017-advocacy-day-at-the-capitol-tickets-32936814900?aff=eac2

    Morning Sessions | 8:00-12:00 PM: Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

    Lunch & Afternoon Sessions | 12:15-3:15 PM: Scottish Rite Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St., Denver

    Agenda:

    8:00-8:30 AM: Registration / Continental Breakfast

    8:30-8:45 AM: Overview of the Day, Welcome & Health IT Day Proclamation

    8:45-9:45 AM: eHealth Commission Update - Moderator: Mary Anne Leach, Dir. Office eHealth Innovation

    • Marc Lassaux CTO, Quality Health Network
    • Morgan Honea, CEO, CORHIO
    • Dr. Greg Reicks, Family Medicine, Foresight Family Physicians
    • Jason Greer, CEO, Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN)

    9:45-10:00 AM: Update from the Lt. Governor’s Office: Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor

    10:00-10:45 AM: Colorado’s Innovation Labs - Moderator: TBA

    •  Kimberly Muller, Managing Director, CU Innovations/Children’s Hospital Colorado
    •  Julie Reisetter, VP Innovation, UC Health

    11:00-12:00 PM: Making Communities Healthy - Moderator: Sherri Hess, MS-IS, RN, FHIMSS Assoc Chief Nursing Informatics Officer Denver Health

    •  Dr. Ken Bellian, UHC Innovation Lab
    •  Todd Evenson, COO, MGMA
    •  Bob Goodman, CEO, for RxAssurance,
    •  Christine Savoie, BSN, RN, Call Center Nurse Manager NurseLine Services
    •  Jennifer Bishop BSN, RN, Nursing Program Manager Women’s Mobile Clinic

    12:15-12:45: Lunch & Networking

    12:45-1:15 PM: The Patient’s Perspective, stories from the field

    1:15-2:00 PM: Introductions of Legislators & Presentation of Bills

    2:00-3:00 PM: Transforming Healthcare Together: Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst HTI

    3:00-3:15 PM: Wrap-up

     

    Professional Development: A Letter from Michael Archuleta, Development Chair

    Dear fellow members of the Colorado HIMSS Chapter,

    Allow me to take a brief moment to introduce myself. My name is Michael Archuleta and I’m your chapter’s professional development chair. I would like to shed light on a few of the areas within HIMSS that will enable you to enhance your careers through member advancement. Learning how to effectively navigate and utilize your membership advancement will maximize your professional development. I look forward to future opportunities where I can speak with you personally and provide assistance and guidance when needed. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email me at marchuleta@msrhc.org or call me at 719-859-0741.

    HIMSS offers a wide range of online educational opportunities including the eLearning Academy, a variety of self-paced eLearning courses as well as past recordings of virtual events such as the HIMSS National Conference and webinars. Also available are a number of cost effective online education events focusing on ICD-10, mobile health, meaningful use, privacy and security, and much more. Below you will find information on membership advancements and the certification process on why it’s important to become certify and how to become certified through HIMSS.

    Michael Archuleta

    CHIMSS Professional Development

    Member Advancement

    CPHIMSS/CAHIMSS is a separate program that is obtained via a proctored test. It is accredited and requires ongoing training and accreditation.

    HIMSS Fellows and Senior Member Advancement Process & Application
    On-line Application – email marchuleta@msrhc.org to receive electronic application
    In addition to the Application Form, please email us and attach these supporting documents:
    1. Current job description
    2. Organizational chart, with position circled
    3. Proof of highest degree, if applicable
    4. Proof of current certification credential, if applicable
    5. Letter of recommendation from current Fellow (if applying for Fellow)
    6. Letter of recommendation from CXO (optional)

    Apply for Member Advancement
    We strongly encourage our members to contribute to the health IT industry through presentations, publications and volunteer participation. Active HIMSS members are recognized for their dedication to our society and industry when they become a Senior or Fellow member. Advancement criteria is based on professional capability, experience, leadership and service. Senior and Fellow Members are leaders within HIMSS and the industry. Advanced Membership recognizes past contributions, but also comes with expectations for continuing participation and contribution.
    https://www.himss.org/get-involved/member-advancement

    Why Get Certified?

    http://img3.cdn.himsschapter.org/sites/himsschapter/files/ChapterContent/kentucky/CPHiMS.jpghttp://img2.cdn.himsschapter.org/sites/himsschapter/files/ChapterContent/kentucky/CAHiMS.jpg
    Certification demonstrates that you meet a standard of professional body of knowledge and reach a milestone in your professional development. Many organizations require that candidates have certification and encourage current employees to obtain certification.

    CAHIMSS: https://www.himss.org/health-it-certification/cahims
    CPHIMSS: https://www.himss.org/health-it-certification/cphims

    By getting certified, you can:
    • Distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive marketplace
    • Expand your career opportunities
    • Validate your knowledge, competency and credibility
    • Gain skills and tools to help you make a difference in your organization and your community
    • Demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development
    • Gain a sense of personal and professional achievements
    What are the HIMSS Certifications?
    HIMSS administers two professional certification programs for healthcare information and management systems:
    • CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) is designed for emerging professionals who may or may not have experience within the industry. CAHIMS is designed to be a pathway for careers in health IT.
    • CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) is a professional certification program for experienced healthcare information and management systems professionals.

    I Eligible for Certification?
    Eligible candidates can earn certification by taking the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.
    Please view our eligibility requirements overview page to find out whether you qualify to take the CAHIMS and CPHIMS exam.

    CAHIMS Eligibility Requirements
    To qualify to take the CAHIMS examination and earn CAHIMS certification, you must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    For detailed information on CAHIMS eligibility requirements, refer to the CAHIMS Candidate Handbook.

    PHIMS Eligibility Requirements
    To qualify to take the CPHIMS examination and earn CPHIMS certification, you must either:
    • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Have five years of information and management systems experience, with three of those years in a healthcare setting.

    OR
    • Hold a graduate degree or higher from an accredited college or university and
    • Have three years of information and management systems experience, with two of those years in a healthcare setting.

    What are the Certification Fees?
    For a detailed breakdown of fees associated with the HIMSS Certification program – including application, renewal and review material fees – please see our certification fees overview page.


    Fee Reimbursement for Veterans

    HIMSS Certification is a natural complement to many positions that veterans hold during or after active duty. Fee reimbursement eliminates a potential barrier veterans face to becoming certified in healthcare information and management systems, and may open the doors of opportunity for further advancement. In order to be reimbursed for the HIMSS Certification Program, you must be eligible for the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP), Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) or Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) programs.

     

    Colorado Health IT Advocacy Day is April 20th, 2017

    Join us for the 8th annual Advocacy Day -- a day packed with educational and networking opportunities focused on  key state-wide HIT initiatives, innovation and making communities healthier. Brought to you by CHIMSS -- the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS.

    Morning Sessions | 8:00-12:00 PM: Old Supreme Court Chambers, Capitol Building, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

    Lunch & Afternoon Sessions | 12:15-3:15 PM: Scottish Rite Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St., Denver

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chimss-2017-advocacy-day-at-the-capitol-tickets-32936814900?aff=eac2

    Agenda:

    8:00-8:30 AM: Registration / Continental Breakfast

    8:30-8:45 AM: Overview of the Day, Welcome & Health IT Day Proclamation

    8:45-9:45 AM: eHealth Commission Update - Moderator: Mary Anne Leach, Dir. Offi ce eHealth Innovation

    • Marc Lassaux, CTO, Quality Health Network

    • Morgan Honea, CEO, CORHIO

    • Dr. Greg Reicks, Family Medicine, Foresight Family Physicians

    • Jason Greer, CEO, Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN)

    9:45-10:00 AM: Update from the Lt. Governor’s Offi ce: Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor

    10:00-10:45 AM: Colorado’s Innovation Labs - Moderator: TBA

    • Kimberly Muller, Managing Director, CU Innovations/Children’s Hospital Colorado

    • Julie Reisetter, VP Innovation, UC Health

    10:45-11:00 AM: Break

    11:00-12:00 PM: Making Communities Healthy - Moderator: Sherri Hess, MS-IS, RN, FHIMSS

    Assoc Chief Nursing Informatics Offi cer Denver Health

    • Dr. Ken Bellian, UHC Innovation Lab

    • Todd Evenson, COO, MGMA

    • Bob Goodman, CEO, for RxAssurance,

    • Christine Savoie, BSN, RN, Call Center Nurse Manager NurseLine Services

    • Jennifer Bishop BSN, RN, Nursing Program Manager Women’s Mobile Clinic

    12:15-12:45: Lunch & Networking

    12:45-1:15 PM: The Patient’s Perspective, stories from the field

    1:15-2:00 PM: Introductions of Legislators & Presentation of Bills

    2:00-3:00 PM: Transforming Healthcare Together: Mike Biselli, President, Catalyst HTI

    3:00-3:15 PM: Wrap-up

    Professional Development Update -- A letter from Michael Archuleta, Professional Development Chair

    Dear fellow members of the Colorado HIMSS Chapter,

    Allow me to take a brief moment to introduce myself. My name is Michael Archuleta and I’m your chapter’s professional development chair. I would like to shed light on a few of the areas within HIMSS that will enable you to enhance your careers through member advancement. Learning how to effectively navigate and utilize your membership advancement will maximize your professional development. I look forward to future opportunities where I can speak with you personally and provide assistance and guidance when needed. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email me at marchuleta@msrhc.org or call me at 719-859-0741.

    HIMSS offers a wide range of online educational opportunities including the eLearning Academy, a variety of self-paced eLearning courses as well as past recordings of virtual events such as the HIMSS National Conference and webinars. Also available are a number of cost effective online education events focusing on ICD-10, mobile health, meaningful use, privacy and security, and much more. Below you will find information on membership advancements and the certification process on why it’s important to become certify and how to become certified through HIMSS.

    Michael Archuleta

    CHIMSS Professional Development

    Member Advancement

    CPHIMSS/CAHIMSS is a separate program that is obtained via a proctored test. It is accredited and requires ongoing training and accreditation.

    Fellows and Senior Member Advancement Process & Application
    On-line Application – email marchuleta@msrhc.org to receive electronic application

    In addition to the Application Form, please email us and attach these supporting documents:
    1. Current job description
    2. Organizational chart, with position circled
    3. Proof of highest degree, if applicable
    4. Proof of current certification credential, if applicable
    5. Letter of recommendation from current Fellow (if applying for Fellow)
    6. Letter of recommendation from CXO (optional)

    Apply for Member Advancement
    We strongly encourage our members to contribute to the health IT industry through presentations, publications and volunteer participation. Active HIMSS members are recognized for their dedication to our society and industry when they become a Senior or Fellow member. Advancement criteria is based on professional capability, experience, leadership and service. Senior and Fellow Members are leaders within HIMSS and the industry. Advanced Membership recognizes past contributions, but also comes with expectations for continuing participation and contribution.
    https://www.himss.org/get-involved/member-advancement

    Why Get Certified?

    http://img3.cdn.himsschapter.org/sites/himsschapter/files/ChapterContent/kentucky/CPHiMS.jpghttp://img2.cdn.himsschapter.org/sites/himsschapter/files/ChapterContent/kentucky/CAHiMS.jpg
    Certification demonstrates that you meet a standard of professional body of knowledge and reach a milestone in your professional development. Many organizations require that candidates have certification and encourage current employees to obtain certification.

    CAHIMSS: https://www.himss.org/health-it-certification/cahims
    CPHIMSS: https://www.himss.org/health-it-certification/cphims

    By getting certified, you can:
    • Distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive marketplace
    • Expand your career opportunities
    • Validate your knowledge, competency and credibility
    • Gain skills and tools to help you make a difference in your organization and your community
    • Demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development
    • Gain a sense of personal and professional achievements
    What are the HIMSS Certifications?
    HIMSS administers two professional certification programs for healthcare information and management systems:
    • CAHIMS (Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) is designed for emerging professionals who may or may not have experience within the industry. CAHIMS is designed to be a pathway for careers in health IT.
    • CPHIMS (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems) is a professional certification program for experienced healthcare information and management systems professionals.
    Am I Eligible for Certification?
    Eligible candidates can earn certification by taking the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.
    Please view our eligibility requirements overview page to find out whether you qualify to take the CAHIMS and CPHIMS exam.

    CAHIMS Eligibility Requirements
    To qualify to take the CAHIMS examination and earn CAHIMS certification, you must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent.
    For detailed information on CAHIMS eligibility requirements, refer to the CAHIMS Candidate Handbook.

    PHIMS Eligibility Requirements
    To qualify to take the CPHIMS examination and earn CPHIMS certification, you must either:
    • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Have five years of information and management systems experience, with three of those years in a healthcare setting.

    OR
    • Hold a graduate degree or higher from an accredited college or university and
    • Have three years of information and management systems experience, with two of those years in a healthcare setting.

    What are the Certification Fees?
    For a detailed breakdown of fees associated with the HIMSS Certification program – including application, renewal and review material fees – please see our certification fees overview page.

    Fee Reimbursement for Veterans

    HIMSS Certification is a natural complement to many positions that veterans hold during or after active duty. Fee reimbursement eliminates a potential barrier veterans face to becoming certified in healthcare information and management systems, and may open the doors of opportunity for further advancement. In order to be reimbursed for the HIMSS Certification Program, you must be eligible for the Montgomery G.I. Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP), Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP) or Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) programs.

    Please Note:

    The CHIMSS Educational Session, The Connected Patient has been rescheduled for Nov. 10, 7:30am - 11:30am, MDT.

    LOCATION:

    770 Pennsylvania St.

    Denver, CO 80203

    Learn more about the connectivity of the patient across the Acute care setting, Ambulatory, Home Health, Patient Portals and HIE.  Come listen to some fantastic speakers on all aspects of this topic.  Networking will be from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and educational event will follow. Breakfast will be provided

    Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chimss-the-connected-patient-tickets-28464605401

    Date: October 13, 2016, 7:30-11:30 AM

    Location: 770 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203

    Description:

    The connectivity of the patient across Acute care setting, Ambulatory, Home Health, Patient Portals and HIE.  Come listen to some fantastic speakers on all aspects of this topic.  Networking will be from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and educational event will follow.  Breakfast will be provided

    Registration:

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chimss-the-connected-patient-tickets-28464605401

       

    Please join us at Jazz at Jacks for the CHIMSS Fall Social on September 27th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Registration is limited, and we have a few openings left, so please register today!! It will be a great kick off to a new year of netoworking, education and growth.

    Register Here

     

     

    Save the Date:

    OCTOBER 13TH :

    THE CONNECTED PATIENT” October 13, 7:30-11:30 AM

    Grant Humphries Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO.

    Registration Coming Soon.

     

     

     
      

     

     

    President’s Welcome Address:

    We are very excited about the 2016-17 year and are looking forward to continuing to build partnerships and relationships with other professional organizations in Colorado and surrounding areas to continue to expand access to knowledge for our Members.

    The Board of Directors has worked diligently to identify and create ideas for Programs this year that will feature leaders both in our area and also outside of Colorado that are leading the way to share their experiences.

    2016-17 Goals:
    Continued establishment of CHIMSS as the educational and promotional body and “go to” organization for Healthcare Information Technology in the State through partnerships and collaboration with other professional organizations in order to expand access to networking and knowledge for our Members

    Increase CHIMSS level of National Recognition through

    • Delivery of top level Programs

    • Featuring high-level national speakers

    • Spotlight Colorado Success Stories

    • Facilitating partnerships to drive programs with high value

    As always, we welcome the input and involvement from our Members. If you have program suggestions or feel the drive to become involved, please reach out to one of the Board Members and let us hear from you!

    Registration is currently open for our Fall Social (9/27/2016), and we look forward to seeing you there!
    Best to you for this exciting year!


    Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs
    Colorado President

     

    Upcoming Events

    September 27th

    Chimss Fall Social: September 27, 4:00-7:00 PM

    Please join us at the CHIMSS Fall Social for an evening of networking, music and fun!

    Jazz@Jacks
    500 16th Street, #320
    Denver, CO 80202

    Registration

     

    October 13th

    “THE CONNECTED PATIENT” October 13, 7:30-11:30 AM

    Grant Humphries Mansion, 770 Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO.

    Registration Coming Soon.

     

    SAVE THE DATE:

    WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP (JOINT PROGRAM WITH HCFA), OCT 27

    SECURITY EVENT, DEC. 6.

    DETAILS COMING SOON

     

    CHIMSS Board of DIrectors 2016-2017

    President - Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs

    Past President - Sherri Hess

    President-Elect - Patrick Guffey, MD

    Treasurer - Sara Getz

    Treasurer-Elect - Mary McMahon

    Secretary - Minal Patel

    Sponsorship Chair - Frank Biondolillo

    Program Chair - Sarah Sample-Reif

    Program Chair-Elect - Melissa Pettigrew

    Membership Chair - Joe Bajek

    Informatics Chair - Elsa Nervik

    Informatics Chair-Elect - Judy McCarthy

    HIE Liaison - Becky Jessen

    Professional Development - Michael Archuleta

    Academic Chair - Amy Feaster

    Advocacy Chair - Angela Duncan

    Communication Chair - Jill Sutton

    Physician Board Member-at-large -  Ann Boyer, MD

    Board Member-at-large - Marijo Rugh

    Board Member-at-large - Michael Jefferies

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