BGHIMSS Spring Conference at Belterra

April 12, 8:00am - April 13, 5:00pm, EDT

Spring Conference

April 12 & 13, 2018

Belterra Casino Resort & Spa

Registration is $139.00 




Join us as we bring together health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the state for thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities to spark innovation and progress within the industry. Attending provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to learn and experience the latest developments and trends in healthcare information technology. In addition, you will receive 9 CEU hours for attending the pre-conference workshop and conference.

Healthcare Crisis Management - Culture and Communication Workshop

Thursday, April 12

1:30 pm-5:00 pm

Pre-registration required.  This event is inclueded in your conference registration.

How a Healthcare organization responds to an unexpected event or crisis is critical. Those most affected by crisis come first but the longer term impact to organizational reputation and brand cannot be overlooked. Organizations that encourage a mindful and resilient organizational culture that promotes stakeholder awareness, responsibility and communication path knowledge will be better prepared to manage an unexpected event, crisis, and brand reputation.

In this afternoon workshop, we will discuss organizational resiliency mindsets and scenarios related to your industry and organizational structures. Participants will become versed in assessing communication architectures designed to reduce uncertainty and encourage positive action. Useful workshop activities will entail assessing resiliency aspects of your organization and developing more assured communication practices that can be applied to negotiate crisis and brand maintenance.

Featured Educational Sessions

Regional Focus AND National Connectivity: HIEs, National Frameworks, and TEFCA

Keith Kelley, Indiana Health Information Exchange


Data Governance NOW!

Dr. David Danhauer, Owensboro Health


Quality Measures: Improve Scores/HIT Best Practices

Trudi Matthews & Mary Luvisi, Kentucky Regional Extension Center


Using Project Management to Reduce HIPAA Risk

Derrick Hill, Kentucky REC


Integrating EMG Machines at the Louisville VA

Dr. David Haustein, University of Louisville


The Big Picture for Improving Quality and Value

Kevin Nortrup, Sugar Creek Solutions


Interoperability / Adaptability-Update from HITAC

Dr. Brett Oliver, Baptist Health


Persuasive Leadership - Sell, not TELL

Crinda Francke, ExecuTrain


How to Securely Manage Printing and Output in Your Organization

Mitchell Parker, Indiana University Health


Virtual Reality Used for Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Smoot, Baptist Health


Applying NLP Solutions to Socioeconomic Determinants

Gary Ozanich, Ph.D., Northern Kentucky University


Cost Effective Ways for IT to Support EMRs

Mitch Bryant, Norton Healthcare

 Make your hotel reservations.

Belterra Casino Resort & Spa

777 Belterra Drive
Florence, Indiana 47020
812.427.7777 / Group code S0418KH


Closest Airports:

Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport- 47.7 Miles

Louisville International Airport- 70.1 Miles

*** Bluegrass Kentucky HIMSS Chapter reserves the right to cancel an event due to weather, attendance or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. You are entitled to a full refund of the event fee. We are not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.




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Additional Materials: 

This document offers up a short synopsis of each of the selected presentations. 

This is the 'tentative' schedule for April the 12th and 13th.