Austin HIMSS Newsletter - April 2017: Lunch & Learn, HIT Advocacy Day, Texas Regional HIMSS Conference

Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Automating Texas’ Unique Disclosure Requirements - April 11th

We are pleased to announce our upcoming April Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn event. You can register by clicking the link below. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th.

Session Title - Strategies for Automating Texas’ Unique Disclosure Requirements

Session Presenter: Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly, Director of Taylor Healthcare

Texas is the only state with an active Medical Disclosure Panel. This results in a consent process that is a challenge for providers while being beneficial for patients. This session will examine strategies for automating this process with a goal of allowing providers to focus on disclosure; not on documentation. Recommendations for leveraging technology to enhance safety will also be presented.

Timothy Kelly serves as director at Taylor Healthcare, where he is responsible for patient information management solutions. His areas of interest include safety, shared decision-making and patient engagement. Tim has presented at five national HIMSS conferences and the 2016 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference. His latest articles on this topic are; “Six Best Practices for Informed Consent” (For the Record, September, 2016) and “Shared Decision-Making: Reexamining the Role of Patient Preference” (Becker’s Hospital Review, March 9)

Meeting Details:

April 11, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, TX 78712

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HIT Advocacy in 2017


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 Health IT Day will include visits with Texas legislators to introduce and discuss important topics in the morning, speaker and panel presentations in the afternoon, and will wrap up with a networking social that evening.

We need you to join us and participate in a variety of activities planned for the day that include everything from meetings with our legislators to helping with our programs and social. We look forward to you and your colleagues joining us for a productive day in our state's capitol.

Topics of critical importance to Texans include:

  • Texas Healthcare IT Update
  • Federal Update
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telemedicine
  • Zika Syndromic Surveillance

Speakers will also participate in a panel to discuss topics such as the Immunization Registry Bill, Opioid Abuse, Precision Medicine, the Cancer moonshot and the 21st Century Cures Act.

Following the event, we will hold a social gathering at the The DoubleTree Suites nearby. The Double Tree is our preferred hotel, to make reservations, call the hotel at 800-222-8733 or use this link: Texas Health & Information Technology. Use the code THI to get our discount.



2017 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference

The 2017 Texas Regional HIMSS Conference will be held May 25-26, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. This is our 9th year for this exciting conference that brings together over 700 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the state of Texas that focus on new innovations, opportunities and progressive solutions to improve healthcare technology. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking opportunities are hallmarks of this Texas flavored conference.


Jason Siegel

Austin-Texas Chapter of HIMSS

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