UHIMSS December 2014

UHIMSS Presidents Message - Julie Beard

It has been a whirlwind of membership opportunities in November and in December. While we typically do not schedule multiple events in the same month, the unique invitation to participate at no cost in the first ever Tri-chapter collaborative luncheon event with the Utah Healthcare Executives, Independent Chapter of the American College Healthcare Executives and the Utah Medical Group Management Association was an incredible opportunity. Members were able to enjoy the Gartner Village holiday atmosphere, enjoy a wonderful lunch, network with other administrative and executive leaders in our healthcare community and learn from an informative executive panel addressing healthcare IT decisions. While our motivational speaker could not attend our Holiday Luncheon due to a serious accident, members were able to enjoy a complimentary wonderful lunch, network and listen to a quick update on committee progress. We will be looking for the possibility of rescheduling our motivational speaker next year. It is exciting what the committees are working on and are making fantastic progress.

Please refer to the UHIMSS website for more details on 2014 committee objectives. We do have some exciting events coming up. Make note of the upcoming Dec. 19, IC3 Beacon webinar on the project outcome, benefits and next steps as Utah is one of a few states that received this federal grant. The 360 Encompass: Clinical Documentation Improvement, Computer Assisted Coding & Quality Analytics Webinar is now rescheduled for Jan. 15. Also, we have an exciting Day on the Hill planned on Feb. 25. It will not be long before our May Spring Conference and we are actively planning for that event. We appreciate our two new Board Members, Mike Nelson, Director Leavitt Partners and Keith Tintle, CEO of Timpanogos Regional Hospital who will serve as Chair and Co-Chair of the Spring Conference Committee.

More details on our upcoming events are available on the UHIMSS website. If you were unable to attend an event or want to review what you heard, events hosted by UHIMSS are broadcast to remote members with the recording posted on the UHIMSS website. The broadcasting and recording has been made possible through IHC.

November has been an exciting time to recognize some of the amazing accomplishments of national healthcare leaders right here in our community. Dr. Stanley Huff and Dr. Nancy Staggers who recently received national recognition through AMIA. We also want to congratulate Dr. Nebeker for passing his Clinical Informatics Boards.

Some chapters have created groups to help in CPHIMSS certification for members. If you are interested in being part of a group to aid in this process, please contact Rudy Matthes at Rudy.Mathes@hsc.utah.edu.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your President, work with such a talented Board and welcome your feedback at jgbeard1@gmail.com. I extend a warm welcome to our new members. I wish each of you a peaceful and cherished holiday season.

Individual Member Accomplishments:

Stanley M. Huff, MD, FACMI receives the Donald A. B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.

Dr. Huff has been a pioneer in structuring healthcare data to promote better outcomes. We congratulate Dr. Huff on receiving this hard earned award from AMIA. A primary theme of Dr. Huff’s career has been the representation of medical data and information in coded and structured form so that it can be processed algorithmically by a computer. Dr. Huff was one of the participants in the early UMLS (Unified Medical Language System) contracts. He has worked in the area of medical terminologies and medical database architecture for the past 20 years. He teaches a course in medical vocabulary and data exchange standards at the University of Utah. He is currently leading the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI), and is a member of the Board of Directors of HL7, a member of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Committee, and the chair of the Clinical LOINC committee. He was previously the Chair of the Board of HL7, a former member of the Lister Hill Center Board of Scientific Counselors and a past member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Dr. Huff is a fellow of the American Board of Pathologists (ABP) and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

Jonathan R. Nebeker, MS, MD passes Clinical Informatics Boards.

Congratulations to Dr. Nebeker who recently passed his clinical informatics boards. Dr. Nebeker also serves on the UHIMSS Board as the Physician at Large Member Chair. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), was the first sponsor of the application for subspecialty certification in Clinical

Nancy Staggers, PhD, RN, FAAN receives The Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award, a signature AMIA award.

Congratulations to Nancy Staggers for her career accomplishments over the past number of years in recognition of the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award. This Award recognizes a distinguished career with significant impact permeating the care of patients and the discipline of nursing. The Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award is given to someone who has demonstrated the use of informatics to transform patient care; visionary leadership; an impact on patient outcomes; enduring contribution to professional practice, education, administration, research, and health policy; and a commitment to AMIA demonstrated through membership. Nancy also is a contributing UHIMSS Board Member and serves as Co-Chair of the Communications

We like to recognize the accomplishments of our members at the individual level or organizational level in future monthly newsletter and would appreciate your recommendations.

Please contact Austin Cameron, Chair Communications Committee or Nancy Staggers, Co-Chair by the last week of each month with your suggestions at austin.cameron@klasresearch.com or staggers@son.umaryland.edu

New Spring Conference Chair and Co-Chair Board Member

Please extend a warm welcome to Mike Nelson, Director Leavitt Partners and Keith Tintle, CEO Timpanogos Regional Hospital who have graciously agreed to serve on the UHIMSS Board as the Chair and Co-Chair of the Spring Conference Committee. These two new Board members were presented to the UHIMSS membership at our recent Dec. 6 Holiday luncheon and received a unanimous confirming vote. Mike has worked both in Washington DC at HHS for Governor Leavitt and locally with GE Healthcare. At HHS, Mike was involved in promoting HIT standards through CCHIT, and also ran a CMS project promoting adoption of certified HIT. Keith has also served in numerous community activities which have included: President of the Utah Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Governing Board Member of the Utah Hospital Association. He was appointed by the Governor to be on the State Health Facility Licensing Committee and has served as its Chairman. He currently serves as a member of the Utah Health Data Committee. Keith has also served on the Provo-Orem Chamber board.

Committee Volunteers:

Become involved and have some fun getting to know some of your peers by working closely with them on one of the committees. We have the following UHIMSS Committees for your consideration: Advocacy, Communication, HIE, Membership, Programming, Sponsorship, Spring Conference, Student Liaison and Physician Member at Large. In addition, we are looking to further enhance our webpage and social media communication capabilities and our looking for volunteers with expertise in Web, Twitter, Facebook and or LinkedIn as part of our Communication Committee. If you are interested in learning more about one of the committees, please contact Rudy. Matthes@hsc.utah.edu.

Upcoming Events:

 Dec. 19: IC3 Beacon – Solutions, Success, Sustainability Webinar, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

 Sponsored by HealthInsight and Utah Health Information Network

 Sarah Woolsey, MD board-certified Family Medicine and the Medical Director  HealthInsight. 
 Clinical  Lead Utah Beacon Communities Project

 Deepthi Rajeev, PhD, MS, MSc, Medical Informaticist at HealthInsight

 Jan. 15: 360 Encompass: Clinical Documentation Improvement, Computer Assisted Coding & Quality Analytics Webinar, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

 Sponsored by University of Utah with IHC hosting the broadcast and recording

 Speakers: Shawn Wells, BS, RHIT, ICD-10 Coordinating Manger, UUHC
 Michelle Knuckles, RHIT, Manager CDI and Inpatient Coding, UUHC
 Stephanie Mazza, CCS, I-10 AHIMA Approved Trainer

 Feb. 25: ACA Impressions Post Implementation – Advocacy Day on the Hill 7:30 – 10:00

 Sponsored by Deloitte & Touche LLP

 Speakers: Brian Schizawa, MD, HHS committee member Brandon Brown, Deloitte

 Pending speakers from Office Health Care Statistics, Dept. of Health.