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National Health IT Week Proclamation

Nebraska Chapter of HIMSS is excited to announce Mariah Hlavaty as the 2019 Nebraska Chapter of HIMSS Scholarship recipient.

Mariah Hlavaty is the 2019 Nebraska HIMSS Scholarship award winner, pictured here with Scholarship Chair, Brandon Fleharty.

Mariah is a current MSN-Informatics student at the University of Colorado – Anschutz. During her graduate program, she has maintained a 4.0 grade point level and is highly recommended by leaders, professors and peers. Her application essay describes a motivated individual seeking assistance funding a graduate degree that will enhance her ability to impact nursing workflows through the use of technology.

The scholarship is designed to promote the development of emerging leaders in healthcare information management technology or nursing informatics. The scholarship is awarded to HIMSS members who are enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university.

 

Meet your Nebraska HIMSS leaders and find out all the latest happenings. Plan now to attend a special proclamation at Nebraska's State Capital celebrating National Health IT Week!

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Watch the interview with President-Elect, Connie Ganz, RN and Program Chair, Wanda Kelley, RN as they discuss your Nebraska HIMSS Chapter on Nebraska TV

Catch-up on the special HL-7 roundtable report and the quarterly interoperability report!

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A letter from the president, recap of the fall meeting, and more! Download your copy of the NE HIMSS December Newsletter today!

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A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Happy Holidays! With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror and a busy holiday season ahead of
us all, it’s good to take a few minutes to take stock of what we’ve accomplished this year and
what are goals are for 2018.

One thing I am very grateful for is the people of Nebraska HIMSS and my healthcare informatics colleagues across the country. We are all so fortunate to work in an industry that makes
such a huge difference in people’s lives every day. The work you all do is so important. And
it has never been more important that we do it well. I like to think that the cooperation and
comradeship that the Nebraska HIMSS chapter supports makes it just a little easier for us all
to succeed.

Read more in the Winter Newsletter in the attached HIMSS Newsletter PDF
 

Nebraska HIMSS Fall Meeting - Registration Available!

2 for 1 pricing - first person at organization is full price, second person from same organization is free!

This year’s Fall Meeting will have a strong focus on the clinical application of health IT concepts. Topics include:

  • National HIT Landscape

  • Behavioral Health Impacts to the Primary Care Setting

  • Making Data Driven Decisions

  • Patient Engagement in a Digital World

  • Clinical Informatics: Are you the CHANGE?

  • EHR Usability Project

  • Security Awareness & Training: Your First Line Defense

  • MU & MIPS Reporting to NDHHS

  • Moving MACRA Forward

  • Healthcare IT and Management is a Marathon

Registration Cost:

  • $90 per person

This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding contact hours, please contact Wanda Kelley at 888.848.9876 ext 702.

 
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Message from George Reynolds:  On September 6th, Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley presented members of the Nebraska Chapter of HIMSS with a proclamation declaring October 2-6 Health Information Week. This is the second year we’ve attended this ceremony. It’s a fun event that takes place in the Warner Chamber of the State Capital Building. The Warner Chamber was originally the chamber of the Nebraska House of Representatives when the Nebraska legislature was bicameral. In 1937, the legislature became a unicameral body (the only one in the country), and the Warner Chamber wasn’t needed by the legislature anymore. The names of the last group of representatives in 1937 are still on the voting tote board at the front of the room.

The ceremony takes place once a month. About a dozen different groups representing businesses, charities and public organizations across the state are represented. One by one, a group of people gather around the Governor or Lt Governor, a group member reads a brief statement, the proclamation is presented, and a few pictures are snapped.

From L-R: Lianne Stevens, Cindy Arnold, Wanda Kelley, George Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Foley, Denise Mainquist, Connie Ganz, Krisha Ellinger, Mark Criner

In my very brief remarks, I talked about the role of HIT and the NE HIMSS members in all aspects of healthcare delivery from scheduling to patient portals to decision support and therapeutic reminders to interoperability and access to clinical information across the spectrum of care.  Please remind your teams and co-workers about Health Information Technology week. It’s a great opportunity to recognize them and educate people about all that they do.

Program Committee Update: 

Leaves are falling…kids are back in school…Husker football is in the air…and registration for Nebraska HIMSS 2017 Fall Meeting is open at http://nebraska.himsschapter.org/  This year’s Fall Meeting will be on October 25 and 26, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in La Vista, Nebraska.

As an added feature for the 2017 Fall Meeting, we will have 2-for-1 pricing. For one paid registration, one other person from your organization can be registered for FREE!

This year’s Fall Meeting will have a strong focus on the clinical application of health IT concepts. Topics include:

  • National HIT Landscape

  • Behavioral Health Impacts to the Primary Care Setting

  • Making Data Driven Decisions

  • Patient Engagement in a Digital World

  • Clinical Informatics: Are you the CHANGE?

  • EHR Usability Project

  • Security Awareness & Training: Your First Line Defense

  • MU & MIPS Reporting to NDHHS

  • Moving MACRA Forward

  • Healthcare IT and Management is a Marathon

Nursing contact hours are being applied for this meeting. And, of course, we will have our semi-annual business meeting.

Don’t miss out!

Sponsors please contact me if you would like to participate in this years Fall Meeting!

Wanda Kelley, MSN, RN-BC

Program Committee Chair

 

Communications Committee update:

Just like the race for the pennat this October, the Communications Committe is in FULL SWING to provide updates on the NE HIMSS web site and social media.  As you may have noticed registration for the NE HIMSS Fall meeting is open through the web site.  I encourge you to register ASAP.  The Committe has been improving the web site and social media experience every week so please interact on those sites!  We look forward to seeing you in October.

Matt Rau

Communications Chair

 

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