e-News April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012
April 2012 VOL 4 ISSUE 14  AMIA Twitter AMIA Linkedin AMIA Scribd

     Education/Events Policy & Government Affairs Member News
NI 2012 NI2012 educates health and health informatics professionals about emerging trends and lessons learned from around the world. The program offers sessions about what’s important in your office, your community – and your world. Take the opportunity to network with your peers from countries like Brazil or France or South Africa.
Join us in Montreal, June 23-27, to learn and share best practices in health and health informatics. You can expect to meet a variety of professionals with different interests at NI2012.
Professions represented include:
  • Nurses, other health professionals, and health workers
  • Administrators, managers, and executives
  • Informaticians
  • Educators
  • Government officials and policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Consultants and industry professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Students/Trainees
Don’t wait any longer, register for the biggest nursing informatics gathering in the world! Registration is open online at www.ni2012.org 

Distinguished guests Dr. Martin Kohn, Chief Scientist at IBM, and Dr. Charles Friedman, Director, Health Informatics Program at the University of Michigan, are among the 20 leading informatics experts and highlighted speakers at the 5th Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium on April 27 presented by the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). A representative from AMIA will present information about Clinical Informatics Subspecialty credentialing at a morning breakfast session. To review the agenda and 12 peer-reviewed paper presentations, click here. Registration is $150.

10x10 Nova Southeastern University’s 10x10 course will introduce students to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving and utilizing biomedical information at the molecular, biological system, clinical and healthcare organization levels. The virtual course targets individuals with varied backgrounds including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, information technology and computer science. The course begins May 7. Register here
Upcoming 10x10 programs:
  • April 9 - 10x10 with University of Minnesota School of Nursing – registration is still open!
  • April 25 - 10x10 with OHSU in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • May 25 - 10x10 with University of Illinois Chicago – Patient Safety and HIT
  • June 27 - 10x10 with OHSU in conjunction with the American College of Emergency Physicians
To view course descriptions and register, visit the 10x10 website

AMIA and Philips Healthcare will host a free hour-long CDS webinar event titled, “Decision Support for Mechanical Ventilation,” at 1 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, April 18, presented by Dr. Adam Seiver, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Philips Hospital Respiratory Care. The webinar series is hosted by Dr. Joe Frassica, Philips’ chief medical information officer and senior consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
Follow this link to register for this free event: Decision Support For Mechanical Ventilation Webinar. The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing.

The “AMIA KR+S WG Webinar Series on Standard Biomedical Terminologies” continues Tuesday, April 17, with a session led by Dr. David J. Berglund of CDC.
  • Title: An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • Date: Monday, April 17, 2012
  • Time: 3-4 p.m. (EDT)
Space is limited so register now!

International Conference on Information Systems Dec. 16-19, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. 
IT for Healthcare Management Track: Submit completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, teaching cases and/or panel proposals. Submission details.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a proposed rule that would delay the compliance date for ICD-10 from Oct. 1, 2013 to Oct. 1, 2014. The ICD-10 compliance date change is part of a proposed rule that would adopt a standard for a unique health plan identifier (HPID), adopt a data element that would serve as an “other entity” identifier (OEID), and add a National Provider Identifier (NPI) requirement. More information on the proposed rule is available on fact sheets and in an online document.

AMIA joined the mHealth Alliance, an organization that champions the use of mobile technologies to improve health throughout the world. Working with diverse partners to integrate mHealth into multiple sectors, the Alliance helps members share tools, knowledge, experience and lessons learned.

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) released a report that details steps being taken by the public and private sectors to create and implement the key building blocks necessary to develop an interoperable HIE. The report, titled Health Information Exchange Roadmap: The Landscape and a Path Forward, may be accessed online. 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are co-hosting the 5th annual conference, Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security, June 6 -7, 2012, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. Registration information is available online.

The Obama Administration unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to protect individual privacy rights and give individuals more control over how their information is handled.  
In another move by the federal government to protect consumers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect American consumers’ privacy and to give them greater control over the collection and use of personal data. The report, titled Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations For Businesses and Policymakers, is available online.

Ted Shortliffe, AMIA’s former President and CEO, joined the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) as a Scholar in Residence. In addition to working on the fourth edition of his textbook on biomedical informatics, Shortliffe will provide support for several NYAM initiatives. 

In a recent post, Life as a CIO blogger Dr. John Halamka mentions the 2012 Deloitte-AMIA Health Informatics Industry Maturity Survey. Visit the site and take the survey. It closes April 20. 

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