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5th Annual Golf Classic and Fundraiser - May 2014
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp - June 7 & 8, 2014
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9th Annual Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference - October 16, 2014, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

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Welcome to the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS!

The Georgia Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (GAHIMSS) provides statewide leadership for the advancement and management of healthcare information and technology. In support of our Georgia HIMSS Community, we are now featuring Community Updates from local provider members and Chapter sponsors. Please visit Community Updates today!

We were glad to see so many of you at our National HIMSS Conference, and missed those of you who could not join us.  We would like to express our great appreciation to the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce for making a GA-HIMSS presence at HIMSS14 possible.  See you next year!
GHA Webinars

• April, May, June 2014

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GHA Healthcare IT Summit

• May 7th
• Macon, GA
• No cost

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GAHIMSS 5th Annual Golf Classic

• May 12, 2014

Visit our tournament web page

1st Annual Interdisciplinary Clinical Informatics Day Conference

• June 6, 2014

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Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

• June 7th & 8th, 2014

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9th Annual Healthcare Trade Faire and Conference

• October 16, 2014
• Georgia World Congress Center

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GA-HIMSS Updates


GA-HIMSS Radio Pilot Episode

We are proud to annouce the completion of the very first episode of GA HIMSS Radio.  We'd like to send a special thank-you to ISARMS for bringing the latest studies on SARMS to our attention.

Episodes will be used to share research information with members, announce chapter events, and provide education on hot topics in the industry. You may listen using the player below or you may go to: http://dreamlandinteractive.com/ga-himss-radio/  . We are eager to hear any feedback you may have.


9th Annual Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference

Sponsored by GA-HIMSS

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
7:30am to 4:30pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Building C – 3rd floor - Georgia Ballroom
Atlanta, GA

*For more information on this year’s annual Fall season event, please contact Robert Glanville robert@healthcaretradefaire.com

Awareness of mHealth puts focus on patient engagement at HIMSS 2014

These days, everyone is talking about patient engagement. Whether you are a provider, a payer or a pharmaceutical company, you want to make sure that patients are engaged with their treatment plans so that healthcare resources are being used effectively and efficiently. A patient who refuses to take medications or patients who do not understand how to self-manage their conditions will use the healthcare system more heavily. So how is health IT playing a role in patient engagement?  More



Nursing Informatics Boot Camp In June - Register Today!

Please join us for this intensive two day course which focuses on issues in health and other current informatics trends.  It includes content for nurses who are interested in becoming ANCC board certified Informatics Nurses.  Other clinical professionals working in informatics may wish to take the course to maintain certification with CAHIMS/CPHIMS contact hours.  Please see additional details below:

When: June 7-8, 2014

Where:  Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta Campus, 1968 Peachtree RD Atlanta, GA  

Cost:  $400, late registration $450 after May 15.

Registration Details:   Click here to register for this course or contact Deb Mastin, MS, RN, CNOR, at Deb.Mastin@piedmont.org678-982-3100

Community Updates

Emory Healthcare: Using organization governance to guide technology decisions

When it comes to making decisions on prioritizing technology project, how can you be sure you are moving forward strategically – doing what is best for your patients, the organization and its team members? At Emory Healthcare, this is where a well-defined governance model is important. Having checks and balances and governing bodies in place ensures that technology decisions are made thoughtfully and with input across disciplines. More >

Emory Healthcare: Creating a project structure that supports functional areas through go-live of technology systems

In the past year, the Emory Healthcare Information Services team has been immersed in transitioning hospitals within the system to Emory Healthcare technology. One hospital has already migrated, and another partner hospital is in the pre-work phase now. That said, this is not the first time the Emory Healthcare team has participated in such a large-scale technology transition. For example, a few years ago, Emory Healthcare transitioned to a shared computerized provider order entry system that standardizes care across multiple hospitals. More >

Beacon Partners Roundtable - An Integrated Approach to Strategic Enterprise Initiatives:  Perspectives from Leading Healthcare Organizations
Hospitals and health systems have invested significant funds and redirected staff and other resources to
meet numerous strategic enterprise initiatives under the umbrella of healthcare reform. Simultaneously
transitioning to ICD-10, trying to meet Meaningful Use (MU) criteria for the adoption of electronic health
records (EHRs), upgrading to comply with new HIPAA requirements under the Affordable Care Act
(ACA), and determining whether to form or join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), among other
initiatives, is a tremendous challenge to healthcare organizations of all sizes.  More
Beacon Partners - Seven Steps to Meaningful Use Stage 2
What You Need to Know and Need to Do Now

When it comes to Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 implementation, Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People lends itself well as a guide for strategies to consider.  This white paper focuses on the top seven steps you should take now to prepare for MU Stage 2.  More
QTS – An Industry Perspective
While compliance with HIPAA/HITECH requirements has become routine in the Healthcare Industry, much of the focus recently has shifted to ensuring that all entities involved in the lifecycle of PHI, including entities such as the data center provider hosting this data, are held to the same compliance standards. More

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