Past Events

8 Aug
Understanding RTLS and Its Impact on Healthcare Effectively Control Costs and Manage Assets with Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) Technology While Maintaining High Quality Patient Care Please join...
11 Jul
What are Some of Austin’s Hot Young Health Tech Companies Talking About? Please join us for the Austin HIMSS annual Lunch and Learn Health Tech Entrepreneurs panel. It's July in Austin so it is...
12 Apr
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Join fellow health care technology professionals as we advocate for key Health Information Technology issues to help create safer and more efficient health care systems. Texas...
8 Dec
Please join us for the HIMSS Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday December 8th, at Athena Health in the Seaholm. Time: 5.30pm-8.00pm Address: Athena Health, 800 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701 Parking...
11 Oct
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22 Sep
Happy Hour The Austin HIMSS Chapter will also host our quarterly networking event Thursday, September 22 nd , 5pm-7pm, at Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery. For our members who live or work on the...
9 Aug
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14 Jun
Informed Choices: Taking the Guesswork out of Technology Procurement - IT professionals who play a key role in the daunting task of health IT procurement know too well that despite months of due diligence comparing features, prices, and service level agreements, a technology – EHR, CDSS, patient portal or analytics platform – may fail to achieve the intended results. Technology implementations can disappoint for a variety of reasons with unexpected costs and interoperability issues being common challenges. One often overlooked and misunderstood problem, however, is poor “usability,” or the ease and intuitiveness of the technology’s interface. Poor usability slows adoption, complicates training, and can lead to declines in productivity, staff and patient satisfaction, and patient safety. A usability analysis prior to buying a technology can bring to light small differences in organization or labeling that make big differences in the ease of use. Using brief video clips, error examples, and results of previous usability studies, we will highlight the practical significance of making usability criteria an integral component of an organization’s technology procurement process and will demonstrate six basic criteria that attendees can employ immediately in their next procurement decision. Presenter: Julie Rennecker, PhD, BSN, Founder of The Management Doc, LLC
11 May
The Future of Work in HealthCare: David Smith, President of SocialCare by Health Symmetric, was named a top global futurist in the Businessweek Millennium Issue feature article, "What Technology will be like in 100 years." In May’s Lunch & Learn, Mr. Smith will discuss The Future of Work in HealthCare including trends and predictions in growth, demographics, education, training, technology, work style, work/life balance, and worker satisfaction. He will focus this discussion on healthcare, bioscience, and health information technology across setting, size, and specialty while drawing from trends in other industries and his experience with organizations such as Bank of America, Boeing, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Coca-Cola, Compaq, IC2, US Department of Defense (DoD), Embraer, Hughes, Intel, Kodak, Kyocera, Lockheed Martin, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (formerly NIMA), National Security Agency (NSA), SEMATECH, and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Smith has recently delivered similar Future of Work presentations to Stanford’s MediaX, InnoTech/MedTech, and the Society of Design & Process Science.
13 Apr
High-Precision Predictive Analytics:Case Studies for Providers and Payers. Session Description: In this talk, we will present case studies that illustrate how sophisticated predictive analytics can improve both care management and overall risk management within the healthcare ecosystem. As the line that divides payers and providers dissolves, it is exceedingly important to all of us to understand, comprehensively and predictively, risk patterns and future changes within them. In this talk, I will present two case studies: The first case study is provider-centric, on predictive post-acute care management for patients, and the second case study is payer-centric, on predictive risk and quality management. In both case studies, prediction enables a common goal: to identify patients, physicians and facilities where proactive engagement and targeted interventions can significantly reduce costs while improving health-outcomes. Presenter: Sriram Vishwanath, Ph.D., Professor at UT School of Electrical Engineering
9 Mar
Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy - Many healthcare systems face challenges putting their strategy into operation so they can realize the intended value. Causes can range from high-level visionary statements with no detailed tactics, to detailed ‘wish lists’ of requirements with no over-arching goals or objectives. Another cause is the lack of a common language to specify, understand and modify capabilities in order to understand operational implications and technology requirements. Successful healthcare transformations must be planned and must be driven by healthcare professionals using the existing strategy. Such strategic planning requires a fundamental change in the conversation between your architects and clinicians. Mr. Baker will discuss how to use Business Architecture to engage the business, drive detail into the strategy, and bridge the gaps that exist between the strategy and the enabling operations and technology. Presenter: David C. Baker, Chief Architect, Enterprise Architecture of Ascension Information Services
2 Mar
Y’all please join us to celebrate Texas Independence Day and for the 3rd Annual Texas HIMSS Chapters Networking Reception at HIMSS16. This ain’t our first rodeo, but will be our first time at the ROCKHOUSE! Texas HIMSS Chapter members from the great state of Texas will gather at ROCKHOUSE – The Palazzo in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian on the second level to enjoy two hours of socializing with peers and meeting new folks while enjoying brews and light supper snacks.
10 Feb
Bridging the Data Gap: Emergency Medicine & Pre-Hospital Integration Presenter: Allen Johnson, Vice President for Health Data Exchange and Analytics, ESO Solutions The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan cites emergency medical services as one area lagging in health IT adoption and promotes interoperability strategies to connect hospitals with other areas of emergency care, including EMS, public health, and disaster response. This presentation will explore the use cases and value proposition for EMS and hospitals desiring to bridge the data gap.
13 Jan
Health Information is the Key Nutrient Lacking for Ecosystem Transformation / When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas / Presenter: Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin / Since March 2014, Clay Johnston has served as the inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. His ambitious vision includes building a world-class medical school by creating an ecosystem that supports new and innovative models of education and healthcare delivery – all with a focus on improving health. / Session Sponsor: Leidos
11 Dec
Join us at athenahealth Austin for our Holiday Social Happy Hour and networking event!
9 Dec
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER PANEL DISCUSSION Please join us for the Austin HIMSS Chapter’s annual December CIO panel discussion on Tuesday, December 8th. Four luminaries in their field have agreed to participate in what should be a stimulating discussion and lively Q & A. We hope to see you there for this special event!
11 Nov
FHIR: The Emerging HL7 Data Exchange Standard Presenter: Darrell Woelk, Chief Data Scientist, SocialCare Join us for a session about the emerging HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR – pronounced “FIRE”) data exchange standard and how it will enable a new generation of innovative healthcare applications that will lead to the US Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) goal of a Learning Health System... Sponsored By: Dell
14 Oct
Medicaid Super-Utilizers: 1% of Members = 25% of Costs Opportunities for Improvement Presenter: James A. Cooley, Healthcare Quality Analytics, Research and Coordination Support, Health Policy & Clinical Services, Health & Human Services Commission, State of Texas Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
30 Sep
Please join us for networking and lively discussion with the local Delivery Systems, Entrepreneurs and VCs. We look forward to seeing you there! WHEN: September 29th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm WHERE: The Grove (downtown) - 800 West Sixth Street, Austin, TX 78701
9 Sep
The Post Texas Legislative Session Wrap-Up Health information exchange is the cornerstone of health care transformation. Join us for our September Lunch and Learn and hear from Tony Gilman what is occurring at the state and local levels in Texas to support interoperability and the secure exchange of patient health information. Also, learn what actions the Texas Legislature took in 2015 to support interoperability and greater use of health information technology. You don’t want to miss this Texas legislative wrap-up! Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
12 Aug
The High Alert Program - How Coordinated Care Plans for SPECIFIC ED Patients Can Benefit Patients, Providers and Hospitals: Please join Dr. Christopher Ziebell for an informative session on the innovative and effective High Alert emergency department overutilization program. SETON’s High Alert Program is a specialized, focused case management program where individualized care plans are developed based on the particular circumstances of individuals. These care plans can be electronically pushed into future clinical encounters to ensure the individualized plan is followed, resulting in consistent care directed at the specific patient. In this session, he will discuss the origins of the program, the implementation, and some examples of outcomes created within the program. Presenter: Dr. Christopher Ziebell, Emergency Department Medical Director at the University Medical Center Brackenridge Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
15 Jul
Choosing Wisely: Toward Quality Healthcare Please join Dr. Donald Wesson, immediate past chairman of the ABIM Foundation, for an informative presentation on the Choosing Wisely Campaign. The Choosing Wisely Campaign of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation helps patients and their providers collaboratively choose the right care, based on the best available evidence... Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
17 Jun
Please join us for networking and lively discussion with the local Delivery Systems, Entrepreneurs and VCs. We look forward to your attendance Appetizers on us! WHERE: Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery (Austin’s leading Brew Pub) Address: 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78752 http://www.blackstar.coop/
10 Jun
Austin HIMSS Educational Event | June 9, 2015 Featured Speaker: Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Special Advisor to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Texas System ... Click the link above to view a live recording of this event!
13 May
Using Data to Drive Action and Outcomes Using GIS mapping as a tool in understanding population health will be the focus of Dr. Susan Millea’s HIMSS presentation on May 12, 2015. Dr. Millea is a Community Systems Analyst for Children’s Optimal Health (COH), an Austin area non-profit that provides data stewardship and analysis to support community collaboration to improve outcomes for children, youth and families. While the mission of COH is focused on child health, broadly defined, the organization can apply their tools to adult population health as well. Dr. Millea will describe the types of data sets used, an overview of the process, and an assortment of maps to demonstrate the utility, challenges and results in applying GIS technology to an understanding of population health. Please attend this Austin-HIMSS presentation to learn more! Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
11 Mar
Accountable Care Organizations: Realities & Challenges of Building a Clinically Integrated Network Accountable Care Organizations have been promoted as a potential solution to many challenges facing the US health care system: rising costs, misaligned incentives for providers, care fragmentation, and lack of emphasis on quality and measurement. While there is still debate about the efficacy and sustainability of the ACO model, case studies in the popular and academic media often put forth neatly packaged success stories. While there are certainly victories to be celebrated and replicated, the public-facing narrative often glosses over the day-to-day challenges of creating and operating an ACO. Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
11 Feb
Building Bridges with North Korea: Engaging through Healthcare - This groundbreaking presentation offers an in-depth look at a remarkable partnership ongoing since 2008 between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK's) Ministry of Public Health, Stanford University's School of Medicine and the Bay Area TB Consortium, and Christian Friends of Korea (CFK) to establish North Korea's first-ever National Tuberculosis (TB) Reference Laboratory. A short documentary-style video will be shown, and the talk will include background and a historical summary of this engagement, the need and role of the National TB Reference Lab in TB treatment and disease control efforts, the overall context and underlying factors for the resurgence of TB and other health issues in the DPRK, challenges faced in the project along the way, and the role of the lab as a center for excellence for the TB program and as an exemplar for other disease control programs in DPRK. The Austin HIMSS Chapter has been afforded this extremely rare opportunity and we are excited to share this presentation with the community. We hope you can join us for this special session! Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
14 Jan
Legislative Preview: What Does the 2015 Session Mean for HIT in Texas? The upcoming session of the Texas Legislature is shaping up to be a very busy one for the health information technology community. The entire health and human services system is undergoing Sunset review for the first time since its consolidation in 1999, a process which tends to create both chaos and opportunity for different interest groups. The members are going to be considering a host of policy topics, from telemedicine to health information exchanges to privacy of health care data. In this session, Nora Belcher, executive director of the Texas e-Health Alliance, will identify emerging trends in the policy conversation and preview critical decision points and topics for the upcoming Legislative session. Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
10 Dec
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER PANEL DISCUSSION - The Austin HIMSS Chapter’s annual December CIO panel discussion has been finalized. Five luminaries in their field have agreed to participate in what should be a stimulating discussion and lively Q & A. Please join us for this very special event and unique networking opportunity! Click for details. Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
12 Nov
"Medicaid Eligibility Health Information Services (MEHIS)", Presented by Lillian Prince, Medicaid Eligibility Health Information Services (MEHIS) Program Manager and Project Director for the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in Austin, Texas Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121
25 Oct
Join in the celebration by attending our networking event at the Winflo Osteria at 1315 W 6th St,Austin, TX 78703. We hope to see you there!
15 Oct
"HIPAA: Then and Now, Breaches and Denial",Presented by Robert Felps, Vice President of Consulting for Third Rock and Gordon Taylor, VP Business Solution Architect for Third Rock Location: Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712, (512) 471-3121