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Learn how 2 of NM’s largest hospitals and various tribal organizations responded quickly to the pandemic in this event featuring 3 micro-presentations followed by a panel discussion. This virtual event is continuing our educational series on COVID resiliency, rapid response, and health equity. Open to ALL and brought to you by NM HIMSS and NM Healthcare Executives. NMHE members will receive 1.5 hours of qualified education credit.

November 13th, 12-1:30pm

Register here to attend live OR to receive the recording when it is available: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nkrqIFEASoOwS3_OSdSsAQ

In this event:
- Learn how Lovelace Medical Center rapidly deployed the first drive-through test site in New Mexico from Doug Johnson, Director of Quality
- Hear how UNM pivoted quickly during the crisis from Robert Perry, Director of Emergency Preparedness
- Learn about how tribal communities responded to support rural health from Dave Panana, Chief Clinical Operations Officer

 

COVID Emergency Response NM Case Studies

Learn how 2 of NM’s largest hospitals and various tribal organizations responded quickly to the pandemic in this event featuring 3 micro-presentations followed by a panel discussion. This virtual event is continuing our educational series on COVID resiliency, rapid response, and health equity. Open to ALL and brought to you by NM HIMSS and NM Healthcare Executives. NMHE members will receive 1.5 hours of qualified education credit.

November 13th, 12-1:30pm

Register here to attend live OR to receive the recording when it is available: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nkrqIFEASoOwS3_OSdSsAQ

In this event:
- Learn how Lovelace Medical Center rapidly deployed the first drive-through test site in New Mexico from Doug Johnson, Director of Quality
- Hear how UNM pivoted quickly during the crisis from Robert Perry, Director of Emergency Preparedness
- Learn about how tribal communities responded to support rural health from Dave Panana, Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Upcoming NM HIMSS and partner Events!
We are working diligently to streamline the webinar registration and attendance process. Thank you to everyone who has been joining us. We plan to continue our educational events into 2021.
 

  • November 4th: 
    NMTC's experienceIT with a brand new healthcare track by popular demand
    Register here: https://experienceitnm.com/

    You asked for more time with our CIOs after our August webinar, Digital Health & Data Sharing in a Post-Covid World. So check out this upcoming follow-up panel at the New Mexico Tech Council's experienceIT event on November 4th, debuting a brand new healthcare track!

    We will kick the conference's healthcare track off at 10:15am, again featuring Julie Bonello from Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Peter Ambs from Lovelace, plus now including James Brown from Rhodes Group (a subsidiary of TriCore Reference Laboratories).

    We will talk about how the 21st Century CARES Act/TEFCA will change the future of healthcare data interoperability, how these organizations are preparing for it, and what it may mean for health tech and innovation.

  • November 13th:
    COVID Resiliency Toolkit Panel, co-hosted by NM HIMSS & NMHE

    Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nkrqIFEASoOwS3_OSdSsAQ

    The topic is a COVID Resiliency Toolkit and we will have 3 guest speakers each doing a “micro” presentation of about 5-10 minutes, followed by an hour panel discussion.
    • Learn how Lovelace rapidly deployed a user-centered drive-up COVID testing site
    • Hear how UNM pivoted in a time of crisis,
    • See what Kewa Pueblo has done to support its community during this time.
    • NMHE members get 1.5 hours of qualified education credits!

 

  • ICYMI: in case you missed Friday October 23rd's Health Equity Webinar
    The recording is here: https://youtu.be/0Q0dY0HmLFA
    Gabe Mounce from AFRL and Jason Jarvis from Senator Heinrich's Office shared some very moving stories about how the COVID Emergency Supply Collaborative and its volunteers delivered PPE to communities in need around the state of New Mexico, how CNM and others rallied to begin 3D printing PPE, and more. 

Click here to register

Please join us to cap off our first ever Health Equity week, for an informative conversation about the New Mexico COVID19 emergency sourcing and collaboration, with Gabe Mounce, Director, Space Force Accelerators/Technology Commercialization Lead and Jason Jarvis, Field Representative, Senator Martin Heinrich.

We will also include our featured guests and community partners from the week - highlighting Tom East, CEO, Syncronys (New Mexico's Health Information Exchange),  Leigh Caswell, Vice President Community Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lilly Irvin-Vitela, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First. 

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 10am-11am

NM HIMSS Health Equity Week

Please join us to cap off our first ever Health Equity week, for an informative conversation about the New Mexico COVID19 emergency sourcing and collaboration, with Gabe Mounce, Director, Space Force Accelerators/Technology Commercialization Lead and Jason Jarvis, Field Representative, Senator Martin Heinrich.

We will also include our featured guests and community partners from the week - highlighting Tom East, CEO, Syncronys (New Mexico's Health Information Exchange),  Leigh Caswell, Vice President Community Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lilly Irvin-Vitela, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First. 

www.nm.himsschapter.org

Click here to register

10/23/2020 @ 10am-11am

 

New Mexico First determined the 2020 New Mexico First Town Hall topic by surveying New Mexicans from our 7,000 person database in the spring of 2019. We asked about public policy priorities that must be addressed to make New Mexico the best we can be. Health was the top priority. Concern regarding an adequate healthcare workforce for physical, behavioral, and mental health services figured prominently in 94% of the survey responses. Gaps in services for children and adolescent behavioral and mental health needs were identified in 78% of the survey responses, including promotion and prevention to intervention and treatment.

 

Additionally, 60% of responses indicated a concern about fairness in health access and quality, including awareness of health challenges for rural residents, mothers and children, elders, Tribal members, chronically ill people, special needs people, people experiencing homelessness, and veterans. There were also concerns raised about our communities' conditions that influence health and well-being outside of the healthcare systems. Specific concern had also been raised in past town halls about healthcare provider knowledge of language and culture and the health workforce's capacity to respond to diverse individuals, families, and communities. New Mexico First's Board of Directors and Town Hall Research and Planning Committees agreed to incorporate the spectrum of issues New Mexicans had identified and chose the overarching topic Health: Body, Mind & Spirit.

 

New Mexico First convened a planning committee and a research committee to help guide implementation of the town hall outreach and the town hall event. Members of the committees included leaders in health-related NGOs, philanthropy, former legislators, business leaders, academics, and grassroots leaders. These committees met every 4-6 weeks from October 2019-August, 2020. There was a shared commitment across committees to focus on equity and inclusion in every phase of the work.

 

With the work centered in equity, New Mexico First convened 17 community conversations leading up to the town hall across New Mexico with over 300 people representing diverse communities racially, ethnically, culturally, and geographically. There were groups that primarily included the voices of people experiencing homelessness, health leaders, youth, and people with disabilities as well as parents and advocates of people with disabilities. Reports from the convenings were recorded and shared with the communities to inform their own collective work and reported back perspectives about values, beliefs, community assets, challenges, and priorities. The dialogue also helped inform the framing of the town hall.

 

Due to a shared commitment to health and safety, the town hall shifted from the formal face-to-face format to a remote town hall series. Over 200 people were registered and participation included 17 hours of virtual meetings with people statewide. The launch session included a framing about health equity. Local experts shared information on health in NM on topics ranging from food security and local food systems, health workforce, and systems of care to the impact of toxic stress, trauma, and resilience to well-being across the lifespan. Together, participants arrived at recommendations and strategies that were grounded in shared values and commitment to building from our strengths while maintaining accountability to more just approaches to advancing health and well-being. To learn more about the recommendations and outcomes, visit http://nmfirst.org/event-details/healthcare-body-mind-and-spirit-town-hall#Reports

Please join us to cap off our first ever Health Equity week, for an informative conversation about the New Mexico COVID19 emergency sourcing and collaboration, with Gabe Mounce, Director, Space Force Accelerators/Technology Commercialization Lead and Jason Jarvis, Field Representative, Senator Martin Heinrich.

We will also include our featured guests and community partners from the week - highlighting Tom East, CEO, Syncronys (New Mexico's Health Information Exchange), Leigh Caswell, Vice President Community Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lilly Irvin-Vitela, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First.

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 10am-11am

Click Here to Register

www.nm.himsschapter.org

 

 

New Mexico First determined the 2020 New Mexico First Town Hall topic by surveying New Mexicans from our 7,000 person database in the spring of 2019. We asked about public policy priorities that must be addressed to make New Mexico the best we can be. Health was the top priority. Concern regarding an adequate healthcare workforce for physical, behavioral, and mental health services figured prominently in 94% of the survey responses. Gaps in services for children and adolescent behavioral and mental health needs were identified in 78% of the survey responses, including promotion and prevention to intervention and treatment.

 

Additionally, 60% of responses indicated a concern about fairness in health access and quality, including awareness of health challenges for rural residents, mothers and children, elders, Tribal members, chronically ill people, special needs people, people experiencing homelessness, and veterans. There were also concerns raised about our communities' conditions that influence health and well-being outside of the healthcare systems. Specific concern had also been raised in past town halls about healthcare provider knowledge of language and culture and the health workforce's capacity to respond to diverse individuals, families, and communities. New Mexico First's Board of Directors and Town Hall Research and Planning Committees agreed to incorporate the spectrum of issues New Mexicans had identified and chose the overarching topic Health: Body, Mind & Spirit.  

 

New Mexico First convened a planning committee and a research committee to help guide implementation of the town hall outreach and the town hall event. Members of the committees included leaders in health-related NGOs, philanthropy, former legislators, business leaders, academics, and grassroots leaders. These committees met every 4-6 weeks from October 2019-August, 2020. There was a shared commitment across committees to focus on equity and inclusion in every phase of the work.

 

With the work centered in equity, New Mexico First convened 17 community conversations leading up to the town hall across New Mexico with over 300 people representing diverse communities racially, ethnically, culturally, and geographically. There were groups that primarily included the voices of people experiencing homelessness, health leaders, youth, and people with disabilities as well as parents and advocates of people with disabilities. Reports from the convenings were recorded and shared with the communities to inform their own collective work and reported back perspectives about values, beliefs, community assets, challenges, and priorities. The dialogue also helped inform the framing of the town hall.

 

Due to a shared commitment to health and safety, the town hall shifted from the formal face-to-face format to a remote town hall series. Over 200 people were registered and participation included 17 hours of virtual meetings with people statewide. The launch session included a framing about health equity. Local experts shared information on health in NM on topics ranging from food security and local food systems, health workforce, and systems of care to the impact of toxic stress, trauma, and resilience to well-being across the lifespan. Together, participants arrived at recommendations and strategies that were grounded in shared values and commitment to building from our strengths while maintaining accountability to more just approaches to advancing health and well-being. To learn more about the recommendations and outcomes, visit http://nmfirst.org/event-details/healthcare-body-mind-and-spirit-town-hall#Reports

By Leigh Caswell, Vice President, Community Health

October 21, 2020

 

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to help improve health equity for the patients and members we serve.

 

Health equity is realized when every individual has the opportunity to achieve their full potential – and it is the foundation of Presbyterian’s approach to community health. Especially during this pandemic, we continue to see health inequities in communities across the country when it comes to access to care, quality of life and rates of disease.

 

One specific step we can take toward achieving health equity is to truly understand our patients’ social needs – and then do something to help.

 

In the next few months, all clinicians at Presbyterian will have access to a tool in our electronic health record to do just that.

 

This integrated resource directory, called NowPow – short for “Knowledge is Power” – will use screening questions to identify and provide tailored community resource lists to patients with unmet social needs. Patients will be screened for abuse/violence, food insecurity, housing and transportation every six months, and with each inpatient admission.

 

Clinicians often see the impact of social needs, like lack of healthy food or unsafe living environments, on their patients’ health and whether they seek the care they need.

 

But they haven’t always had a simple way to connect patients to resources.

 

We have been working on this approach since 2017, when we joined the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Accountable Health Communities innovations program, to test how the model can help communities as they address health-related social needs. Through this approach, we have screened over 18,000 patients for social needs, connected them to resources, and hired community health workers to follow up with patients who are most in need of additional support.

 

So far in 2020, we have completed 5,529 screenings and enrolled about 78 percent of high-need patients in a navigation program. Of those patients who wanted help, about 800 had their needs resolved. We have also made great progress in partnering with community service providers and developing closed-loop referrals to needed resources such as housing, food, and domestic violence services.

 

Take this recent example: a patient lost his job during the pandemic and was having trouble paying rent while awaiting unemployment benefits. A community health worker noted the issue during a screening, and then helped to track down temporary rent assistance.

 

Another patient was discharged from the Emergency Department. During the screening process, the patient said she was having trouble getting enough food. A community health worker found help for the patient through Presbyterian’s Food Farmacy program.

 

By expanding this program across our system, nursing and triage staff will now also perform this screening before the patient is seen by a provider. The patient will automatically receive a resource list tailored to their needs in their after-visit summary.

 

Providers will also have access to the searchable resource directory if additional issues arise during the patient visit. A social determinants of health (SDOH) wheel (see illustration) will be visible in every patient chart to easily identify when a screening has been completed and the risk identified for each domain.

 

With knowledge, partnerships, and the right resources, we are better able to address the social needs of our patients. And by addressing social needs, our goal is to tangibly improve health outcomes. By 2030, we aim to reduce food insecurity for our patients, members and community members, and to reduce prevalence of diabetes and hypertension, for example.

 

This effort to understand and address social needs moves us closer to achieving health equity for the people we serve.

 

www.phs.org

 

 

 

Please join us to cap off our first ever Health Equity week, for an informative conversation about the New Mexico COVID19 emergency sourcing and collaboration, with Gabe Mounce, Director, Space Force Accelerators/Technology Commercialization Lead and Jason Jarvis, Field Representative, Senator Martin Heinrich.

We will also include our featured guests and community partners from the week - highlighting Syncronys (New Mexico's Health Information Exchange),  Leigh Caswell, Vice President Community Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lilly Irvin-Vitela, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First. 

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 10am

Click here to register

www.nm.himsschapter.org

 

By Leigh Caswell, Vice President, Community Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

October 21, 2020

#healthequity

 

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to help improve health equity for the patients and members we   serve.  Health equity is realized when every individual has the opportunity to achieve their full potential – and it is the   foundation of   Presbyterian’s approach to community health. Especially during this pandemic, we continue to see health   inequities in   communities across the country when it comes to access to care, quality of life and rates of disease.

 

One specific step we can take toward achieving health equity is to truly understand our patients’ social needs – and then do   something to help.

 

In the next few months, all clinicians at Presbyterian will have access to a tool in our electronic health record to do just that.

 

This integrated resource directory, called NowPow – short for “Knowledge is Power” – will use screening questions to identify and provide tailored community resource lists to patients with unmet social needs. Patients will be screened for abuse/violence, food insecurity, housing and transportation every six months, and with each inpatient admission.

 

Clinicians often see the impact of social needs, like lack of healthy food or unsafe living environments, on their patients’ health and whether they seek the care they need.

 

But they haven’t always had a simple way to connect patients to resources.

 

We have been working on this approach since 2017, when we joined the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Accountable Health Communities innovations program, to test how the model can help communities as they address health-related social needs. Through this approach, we have screened over 18,000 patients for social needs, connected them to resources, and hired community health workers to follow up with patients who are most in need of additional support.

 

So far in 2020, we have completed 5,529 screenings and enrolled about 78 percent of high-need patients in a navigation program. Of those patients who wanted help, about 800 had their needs resolved. We have also made great progress in partnering with community service providers and developing closed-loop referrals to needed resources such as housing, food, and domestic violence services.

 

Take this recent example: a patient lost his job during the pandemic and was having trouble paying rent while awaiting unemployment benefits. A community health worker noted the issue during a screening, and then helped to track down temporary rent assistance.

 

Another patient was discharged from the Emergency Department. During the screening process, the patient said she was having trouble getting enough food. A community health worker found help for the patient through Presbyterian’s Food Farmacy program.

 

By expanding this program across our system, nursing and triage staff will now also perform this screening before the patient is seen by a provider. The patient will automatically receive a resource list tailored to their needs in their after-visit summary.

 

Providers will also have access to the searchable resource directory if additional issues arise during the patient visit. A social determinants of health (SDOH) wheel (see illustration) will be visible in every patient chart to easily identify when a screening has been completed and the risk identified for each domain.

 

With knowledge, partnerships, and the right resources, we are better able to address the social needs of our patients. And by addressing social needs, our goal is to tangibly improve health outcomes. By 2030, we aim to reduce food insecurity for our patients, members and community members, and to reduce prevalence of diabetes and hypertension, for example.

 

This effort to understand and address social needs moves us closer to achieving health equity for the people we serve.  

 

www.phs.org

 

Please join us the Friday @ 10am to cap off our first ever Health Equity week.

We will be meeting virtually for an informative conversation about New Mexico COVID-19 emergency sourcing collaborative with Gabe Mounce, Director, Space Force Accelerators/Technology Commercialization Lead and Jason Jarvis, Field Representative, Senator Martin Heinrich.

We will also include our featured guests and community partners from the week:

Synchonys (formerly New Mexico Health Information Exchange),  Leigh Caswell, Vice President Community Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lilly Irvin-Vitela, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First.

Click here to register for the event

Once you have registered, we will send the meeting information for this virtual event!

Friday, October 23, 2020, 10am-11am

#healthequity

We will check in with some of our NM Healthcare CIO's about their digital health roadmap post COVID-19.

Members and Non-members welcome! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nm-himss-presents-digital-health-data-sharing-in-a-post-covid-world-tickets-115931525313

 

About this Event

Please join us as we hear from our New Mexico Healthcare CIO's.

 

Our Panel Members:

Peter Ambs, Ardent/Lovelace

Julie Bonello, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Bindu Purushothaman, OptumCare

 

Other Special Guests:

Roy Sookhoo, CIO, UNM HSC

Justyna LaPay, CTO, Project Echo

Balaji Modhagala, Director, SiviSoft

 

About HIMSS

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations.

Healthcare friends, please join the NMHE and NM HIMSS for networking, food, and beverages at Rio Bravo Brewing Company!

Everyone welcome! We had a blast last year!

Where:
Rio Bravo Brewing Company
1912 2 nd Street
Albuquerque, NM 87102

When:
Thu, December 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM MST

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nmhehimss-holiday-party-tickets-80967498969

 

Healthcare friends, please join the NMHE and NM HIMSS for networking, food, and beverages at Rio Bravo Brewing Company!

Everyone welcome! We had a blast last year!

Where:
Rio Bravo Brewing Company
1912 2 nd Street
Albuquerque, NM 87102

When:
Thu, December 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM MST

Register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nmhehimss-holiday-party-tickets-80967498969

 

TEDxABQ Healthcare Salon Tonight!

Not too late to register!

2 Curated TED Talks
2 Fireside Chats on Bold Advances
3 Innovation Pitches
3 Seasoned Investors and Entrepreneurs
...and ideas worth spreading.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxabq-salon-shift-bold-advances-in-healthcare-tickets-76976762569

 

TEDxABQ Healthcare Salon Tonight!

Not too late to register!

2 Curated TED Talks
2 Fireside Chats on Bold Advances
3 Innovation Pitches
3 Seasoned Investors and Entrepreneurs
...and ideas worth spreading.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxabq-salon-shift-bold-advances-in-healthcare-tickets-76976762569

 

 

Tonight, 6pm-8pm!

2 Curated TED Talks
2 Fireside Chats on Bold Advances
3 Innovation Pitches
3 Seasoned Investors and Entrepreneurs
... and ideas worth spreading.


There is still time to register!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxabq-salon-shift-bold-advances-in-healthcare-tickets-76976762569

It's here!! The agenda you've all been waiting for: this year's Joint Fall Conference on October 14th and 15th, 2019.

If you haven't registered, you can do so here: http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-hfma-nm-nm-himss-nmhe-joint-fall-conference/location-f8972a4bd96643dda2a6ecda3e9d7448.aspx

 

Early bird registration ends on 08/31! Check out this packed agenda, including Physician Leaders' Panel, updates from our state information systems leaders, a showcase of healthcare technology companies headquartered right here in New Mexico, and more!

Visit our registration page for details or reply directly to this e-mail with any questions.

Note: NM HIMSS members select "Non-HFMA member" and you can then select the NM HIMSS registration option.

See you there!

Brainstorming Innovative Health Information Processes / NMHIC's 2nd Annual Users' Conference
 
 
 
When
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM MDT
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Where
EC Council University
101-C Sun Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Driving Directions
 
 
 
Dear April,
We need you!
 
Please don't miss the opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues to improve New Mexico's systems and processes for sharing patient information at the point of care. It's going to be an extraordinary day!
 
In addition to presentations and round table discussions, you can participate in focus groups with vendors, including Orion Health, (NMHIC's HIE platform), and eHealth Technologies (an image sharing vendor that has worked with other Orion HIEs across the country). You may also choose to attend demonstrations of Communicate Direct Secure Messaging, the NMHIC Health Information Exchange clinical portal, or a Data Analytics basics workshop.
 
Come on November 4th to get a new perspective on what is possible when we work together to overcome barriers to better-informed, well-coordinated patient care.
 
Click on the link below for more information or to register.
Our low standard registration rates
expire on Thursday, 11/2/17!
We look forward to seeing you on November 4th.
 
Sincerely,
 
April Salisbury, Director of Education and Training
LCF Research / NMHIC
(505) 938-9925
Only a few days left, don’t miss out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”! NMHE-NMHFMA-NMHIMSS 2017 Fall Conference
 
October 5, 8:00am - October 6, 8:00am, MDT

Registration

Non-member Price:
$300.00
Member Price:
$250.00
Student Price:
$150.00

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”!

 

Register now

 

The New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS is proud to announce our collaboration with the NM Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (NMHE) and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) in presenting a joint conference on October 5th and 6th, 2017: “Better Together”.

 

Several topics related to issues affecting healthcare in New Mexico will be presented such as: Legislative and Regulatory updates; a Behavioral Health/ Opioid panel discussion; a CEO panel discussion; HITRUST Common Security Framework; Population Health and Value-Based Purchasing; plus much more!

 

Our conference is also scheduled to occur the two days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins on October 7th. Come and join us for the conference and stay for Balloon Fiesta!

 

CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits will be offered.

 

Click HERE to see the agenda and register.

 

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”! NMHE-NMHFMA-NMHIMSS 2017 Fall Conference

October 5, 8:00am - October 6, 8:00am, MDT

Registration

Non-member Price:
$300.00
Member Price:
$250.00
Student Price:
$150.00

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”!

 

Register now to get Early Bird pricing!

 

The New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS is proud to announce our collaboration with the NM Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (NMHE) and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) in presenting a joint conference on October 5th and 6th, 2017: “Better Together”.

 

Several topics related to issues affecting healthcare in New Mexico will be presented such as: Legislative and Regulatory updates; a Behavioral Health/ Opioid panel discussion; a CEO panel discussion; HITRUST Common Security Framework; Population Health and Value-Based Purchasing; plus much more!

 

Our conference is also scheduled to occur the two days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins on October 7th. Come and join us for the conference and stay for Balloon Fiesta!

 

CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits will be offered.

 

Click HERE to see the agenda and register.

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”! NMHE-NMHFMA-NMHIMSS 2017 Fall Conference

October 5, 8:00am - October 6, 8:00am, MDT

Registration

Non-member Price:
$300.00
Member Price:
$250.00
Student Price:
$150.00

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”!

 

Register now to get Early Bird pricing!

 

The New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS is proud to announce our collaboration with the NM Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (NMHE) and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) in presenting a joint conference on October 5th and 6th, 2017: “Better Together”.

 

Several topics related to issues affecting healthcare in New Mexico will be presented such as: Legislative and Regulatory updates; a Behavioral Health/ Opioid panel discussion; a CEO panel discussion; HITRUST Common Security Framework; Population Health and Value-Based Purchasing; plus much more!

 

Our conference is also scheduled to occur the two days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins on October 7th. Come and join us for the conference and stay for Balloon Fiesta!

 

CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits will be offered.

 

Click HERE to see the agenda and register.

NMHE-NMHFMA-NMHIMSS 2017 Fall Conference

 

 

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”! 

 

Register now to get Early Bird pricing!

 

The New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS is proud to announce our collaboration with the NM Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (NMHE) and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) in presenting a joint conference on October 5th and 6th, 2017: “Better Together”. 

 

Several topics related to issues affecting healthcare in New Mexico will be presented such as: Legislative and Regulatory updates; a Behavioral Health/ Opioid panel discussion; a CEO panel discussion; HITRUST Common Security Framework; Population Health and Value-Based Purchasing; plus much more!

 

Our conference is also scheduled to occur the two days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins on October 7th. Come and join us for the conference and stay for Balloon Fiesta!

 

CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits will be offered. 

 

Click HERE to see the agenda and register.

 

Don’t Miss Out! Join your colleagues because we are all “Better Together”!

 

Register now to get Early Bird pricing!

 

The New Mexico Chapter of HIMSS is proud to announce our collaboration with the NM Chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (NMHE) and the Healthcare Finance Managers Association (HFMA) in presenting a joint conference on October 5th and 6th, 2017: “Better Together”.

 

Several topics related to issues affecting healthcare in New Mexico will be presented such as: Legislative and Regulatory updates; a Behavioral Health/ Opioid panel discussion; a CEO panel discussion; HITRUST Common Security Framework; Population Health and Value-Based Purchasing; plus much more!

 

Our conference is also scheduled to occur the two days before the start of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which begins on October 7th. Come and join us for the conference and stay for Balloon Fiesta!

 

CPHIMS and CAHIMS credits will be offered.

 

Click HERE to see the agenda and register.

 
Don't keep a good thing to yourself | HIMSS+1 Membership
HIMSS+1 program: Extend your membership to a colleague
Give the gift of HIMSS Regular Individual Membership to a colleague—totally free for one year, no strings attached—with the HIMSS+1 program.

Gift your membership as a thank you, you'll be entered to win a free membership renewal. Three (3) winners will be randomly selected for a one-year extension on their current HIMSS membership ($199 value).

Now think of a colleague who would benefit from HIMSS's resources, discounts, communities and chapters. Got him or her in mind?
NOTE: In order to offer this free gift, you must be a paying member (Individual Organizational Affiliates are not eligible to make this offer).

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We have two candidates for President-Elect for the 2017 NM-HIMSS Board. Kevin Carey and Vinnie Cardona. Please see the below profiles and an email will be sent from BallotBin for voteing. 

 

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Kevin Carey is a senior healthcare management and business development leader, whose career has spanned multiple settings; clinical care-giver and U.S. Navy veteran, hospital administrator with multiple not-for-profit health systems, and managed care consultant for payers such as Aon and BCBS plans.

For the past 15 years Kevin has been promoting and delivering all aspects of healthcare information technologies to Payers, Providers, and Government Contractors.

Kevin now serves as Executive Director Holy Cross Physician Hospital Organization in Taos, NM.

He holds an MBA and MHSA from the University of Kansas, board certified in healthcare management since 1997 and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Kevin is a CPHIMSS in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is looking forward to participating in, giving voice to and positioning NMHIMSS as an engaged, active and visionary chapter of HIMSS.

Active participation in Board and other meetings of NMHIMSS

- Secured multiple outstanding speakers for NMHIMSS events over course of past year

- Instrumental in fostering greater collaboration between NMHIMSS and NMHFMA and NMACHE/NMHE

 

-CARDONA, VINNIE DIRECTOR OF IT

Vinnie Cardona

EXPERIENCE 

ERNEST HEALTH, ALBUQUERQUE NM 

DIRECTOR OF IT 

DEC 2004 - CURRENT 

Provide technical guidance and executive leadership to the Information Technology department in an effort to effectively support the overall IT needs of Ernest Health 

EDUCATION 

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY, MBA 

Masters of Business Administration 

DEVRY UNIVERSITY, BS 

Bachelor of Science in Technical Management 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE, A.A.S. 

Associates in Applied Science in Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Technician 

THE CHUBB INSTITUTE, DIPLOMA 

Diploma in Network Engineering and Data Communication 

CHIME HEALTHCARE CIO BOOT CAMP 

Successful completion, 2016 

TECHNICAL CERTIFICATIONS 

Hold seven IT certifications

Lunch and learn with speakers Michael Herrick, Jonathan Sandmel and Ed Risley & Karin Osander - "Strategic Risk Management for Medical Practices"
HIPAA.host is participating in an upcoming lunch and learn event. HIPAA.host CEO, Michael Herrick, will be speaking, along with CEO of Steady Networks, Jonathan Sandmel , and Ed Risley & Karin Osander from Daniels Insurance.
Michael Herrick
Jonathan Sandmel
Ed Risley
Karin Osander
They will be speaking about risk management and cybersecurity for medical practices, centering specifically around data breaches. The talk will cover all sides of such an event, including measures that should be taken before, during, and after a breach.
The lunch and learn is Wednesday, May 2017 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at REDW LLC.
7425 Jefferson St NE
REDW Conference Room
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Tickets for the lunch are through Eventbrite.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Healthcare Cybersecurity: What to do before, during, and after a cyber-attack

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

12:00pm to 1:00pm

at the REDW Conference Room on Jefferson

Speakers from HIPAA.host, Steady Networks, and Daniels Insurance

Full info and to RSVP

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Join us for an exciting full day conference talking about bringing Albuquerque into the future as a Smart City! We'll enjoy an insightful Keynote speaker and a panel discussion from several of our community CIOs. This is a conversation you want to be part of!
Lunch and Happy Hour included.
"Things are not as they Appear"
presented by Kim Sassaman - Director, Information Security & HIPAA Security Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

This presentation will cover a range of topics from Phishing to Ransomware to Shadow Brokers, ending with some pragmatic steps for self-defense and a briefing on Cloud Access Security Broker technology.

Marina Daldalian, Clinical Intelligence Researcher with the Advocate Cerner Collaborative

Upcoming Showtimes

April 11, 2017 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Purchase tickets at-https://holdmyticket.com/tickets/274638  

Join us for April's NM-HIMSS Luncheon:

As the health care landscape changes, health care providers and health care IT vendors must continually innovate using data and technology to engage in effective population health management. The Advocate Cerner Collaborative (ACC) is a jointly staffed, interdisciplinary team working at the intersection of health care and IT; creating intelligence that expands population health understanding. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the tools, skillsets, and technology underpinning the ACC, examine how this work is being integrated into clinical workflows, and take a look at current research and development in population health.

About the Speaker:

Marina Daldalian is a Clinical Intelligence Researcher with the Advocate Cerner Collaborative. She’s a yogi and foodie, recent ABQ transplant, and spends most of her free time volunteering with TEDxABQ to bring the next generation of ideas worth spreading to New Mexico.

2119 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87107
505-322-2863

Come out and network with your fellow New Mexico HIMSSNew Mexico Healthcare Executives, and New Mexico Technology Council members.

Food, drinks and fun at Eclectic Urban Pizzeria & Tap House!

Thursday, March 16th

4-6PM

 

Graciously sponsored by:

 

 

 

www.carestream.com

 

Presentation: Deconstructing Enterprise Imaging

The ability to acquire, manage, archive and distribute all clinical data across the enterprise is no small task, especially when you have a diverse IT ecosystem to consider. HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup (http://siim.org/page/himss_siim_white_pap) has outlined several benefits including the elimination of redundant systems and costs and reduced HIPAA vulnerability. Interoperability is the foundation to successful data exchange and management. What elements of interoperability should you consider when you build an Enterprise Imaging strategy?

 

JANUARY 24, 2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
 ADD TO CAL
Time: 11:30am     Day: Tuesday     Doors: 11:15am     Ages: All Ages     Price: $15 - $25
 
Registration Link:       http://holdmyticket.com/event/265743
 

Interested in learning about population health, workforce needs, and the opportunities for technology to address the needs of population health?

UNM Professor and Dean, Deborah Helitzer, will lead a discussion of how the new College of Population Health can address the population health needs of the business community, and how the business community can work together with the College to provide opportunities for students to learn about technology-related business opportunities within the state. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how technology can address health needs and how they can use technology to improve the health of our community.  

 

Learn more about the University of New Mexico College of Population Health

 

Deborah Helitzer is a professor and the founding dean of the UNM College of Population Health.  She received her doctorate from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1989. She conducted her doctoral research in Malawi, Africa, on the barriers to malaria chemoprophylaxis in pregnant women. While in the Department of International Health, Division of Health Systems at John Hopkins, she also led a study on the predictors of AIDS among adolescent girls in Malawi. In 1995, she came to UNM as an assistant professor at the UNM Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. Over the years, she has held a number of posts and leadership positions within the university including: vice chair for research for the Family and Community Medicine program, assistant dean for research, assistant/associate dean for research education; and associate vice chancellor for research education. In 2011, she was asked by former UNM President Bob Frank to lead the development of a new College of Population Health.  At that time, the national focus on population health was growing and the importance of wellness and disease management became a primary focus.  Health system reform required improvements in quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of health care.  A new workforce is needed, one that can meet the needs of health system reform, which will include, in addition to health providers, experts in behavioral economics, data analytics and the incorporation of health technology into community health and well-being. In September 2015, the UNM Regents approved the College of Population Health.  It began its new Bachelor’s of Science in Population Health in the fall of 2016.

 

Lunch is included in the ticket price.

 

 
 
 

CNET Executive Forum with Hope McIntosh

"Authenticity is the Path to Leadership"

at The BioScience Center

November 3, 2016 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Please join the New Mexico Technology Council for our Quarterly CNet Breakfast meeting for C-Level executives and their direct reports.  Hope McIntosh of VMWare will present a stimulating discussion for executives:

"Authenticity is the Path to Leadership"  

We all believe authenticity is a desired trait for leaders, but often individuals feel they must hide parts of who they are to be included and accepted.  How as leaders do we see this in ourselves, as well as help our teams to uncover authenticity and get the best out of our organization.  Come discuss an interesting study published by the Stanford Clayman Institute on Authenticity and how Hope has used this approach to build her teams and her own leadership brand in a highly competitive industry; what worked and what didn't work based on her own personal and funny anecdotes as an executive in the technology arena.

 

 

 

Hope McIntosh is an executive at VMware, #39 on Forbes Most Innovative Companies, with 500,000 customers, 75,000 technology partners and 120,000 employees in 120 locations. Hope has been promoted five-times in her 7 years at VMware, with career highlights such as directing a National Organization of 45 direct and indirect technology professionals building the End User Computing segment into a $80 Million Annual Business in SLED and helped VMware become #1 in its product category.  In July, Hope became the Director of Sales Strategy and Business Development for the entire Americas Region (US, Latin America, Canada) in their mobile product line, a 300M annual revenue business supporting the 500+ direct/indirect sales resources.  Her favorite role thus far has been mother to three beautiful daughters CheyLee (12), Tayler (11), and McCarley (10) and supportive spouse to Chris Anderson, a small business owner in the Albuquerque area.  She loves and enjoys the great outdoors of New Mexico – a 5th generation New Mexican and graduate of Albuquerque High School and the University of New Mexico and loves hiking, biking, and fishing.  She’s also known to be “handy” having her own tool box and enjoys home-construction, remodeling, and plays the cello when she can grab a few moments to herself.

December 6, 11:30am, MST

The BioScience Center                                                                                                        

5901 Indian School Road NE

Albuquerque NM 87110

505.200.9500

 

BUY TICKETS - http://holdmyticket.com/event/261199

 

No one wants to discourage a good idea, and entrepreneurs make it a long way before someone sits them down and explains how long and expensive the engineering of a medical device product is. In this one hour seminar Eric will share the hard and cold realities of the process, not to discourage people, but to give them the facts they need.  This hour long seminar includes a review of Medical Device Development fundamentals, a look at the design process that all companies are required to use, a discussion about manufacturing and other down-stream steps, and then concludes with a blunt list of lessons learned and recommended next steps. There will also be time after for questions and an open discussion on the realities of medical device product development. 

Eric Miller is a co-owner of Tempe, AZ based PADT, Inc., where he is involved in providing tools and services to companies who design and manufacture physical products.  He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the UC, Berkeley and started his career focusing on the application Computer Aided Engineering to turbine engine components.  As a co-founder of PADT in 1994, Eric was able to also pursue his interests in IT, graphic design, 3D printing, database programming, and small business management.  Eric is often called upon to write and speak on simulation, design, and 3D Printing as well as on startups and the high-tech sector.  In addition, he is a member of the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors, the BioAccel Advisory Council, and the screening committee of Arizona Technology Investors. He enjoys traveling, history, cooking, running, and learning about new things.

About PADT: www.padtinc.com/medical

 

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES LUNCH

October 27, 9:00am - 3:00pm, AZOST
New Mexico Medical Society
316 Osuna Rd NE, Suite 501, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Registration

Non-member Price: 
$50.00
Member Price: 
$40.00
Early Bird deadline is October 19, 2016
Early Bird Non-member Price: 
$35.00
Early Bird Member Price: 
$25.00

Health Information Exchange (HIE) is an important tool to help you be successful in reducing redundant tests and procedures, facilitating efficient transitions of care, making diagnoses and care decisions based on more complete patient information at the point of care, and in supporting new accountable care and patient-centered medical home care models.  The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) invites you to attend our first annual HIE Users' Conference to participate in meaningful presentations and thoughtful discussions about the benefits, challenges, and solutions for interoperability and exchange of health information in New Mexico and surrounding communities. 

 
Who Should Attend?
 
  • Physicians and mid-level providers in any size or type of practice
  • Support staff, including nurses, MAs, and other clinical staff
  • Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency personnel
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Quality Assurance administrators
  • Office and practice managers
  • Health IT professionals
  • Public Health professionals
  • Case Managers
 
Why Attend?
 
  • Benefit from the experience of other HIE users
  • Review and research results about clinician stress and burnout related to poor interoperability
  • Learn about Big Data's potential to transform health care
  • Participate in thought-provoking user discussions
  • Learn how data sharing benefits patients and health care teams
  • Explore the National HIE Landscape
  • Get an update on the expansion of New Mexico's HIE
  • Discuss the HIE's role in Practice Process Improvement

 

 
Agenda
 
8:40
Check In 
9:00
WelcomeWilliam Ritchie, MD
President, NM Medical Society
9:05
Introduction/OverviewThomas D. East, PhD, CHCIO
CEO/CIO LCF Research/NMHIC
9:15
National HIE Policy LandscapeJoe Brisson
Chief Technology Officer,
Velocity Health Informatics, Inc.
10:00
Refreshment Break 
10:15
Poor Institutional Interoperability is a Cause of Physician Stress and Burnout Tendency: Results from the MS-Squared StudyPhillip J. Kroth, MD, MS
Director of Biomedical Informatics Research Training and Scholarship, University of NM School of Medicine
11:00
HIE - Real World Usage:  Now and in the Future - a panel discussionCurt Schatz, MBA, FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer, 
NM Health Plan at United Healthcare
12:15
Lunch Provided and Orion Future DirectionsBrad Hibbard and Jerry Rankin
1:00
HIE Process Improvements - Voice of the Customer -a panel discussionBenjamin J. Green 
General Manager, Quest Diagnostics
2:15
Big Data in Medicine:  Friend or Foe?Glen H. Murata, MD
Internist, VA Hospital

The Health Information Exchange for All New Mexicans

October 27, 9:00am - 3:00pm, AZOST
New Mexico Medical Society
316 Osuna Rd NE, Suite 501, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Registration

Non-member Price: 
$50.00
Member Price: 
$40.00
Early Bird deadline is October 19, 2016
Early Bird Non-member Price: 
$35.00
Early Bird Member Price: 
$25.00

Health Information Exchange (HIE) is an important tool to help you be successful in reducing redundant tests and procedures, facilitating efficient transitions of care, making diagnoses and care decisions based on more complete patient information at the point of care, and in supporting new accountable care and patient-centered medical home care models.  The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) invites you to attend our first annual HIE Users' Conference to participate in meaningful presentations and thoughtful discussions about the benefits, challenges, and solutions for interoperability and exchange of health information in New Mexico and surrounding communities. 

 
Who Should Attend?
 
  • Physicians and mid-level providers in any size or type of practice
  • Support staff, including nurses, MAs, and other clinical staff
  • Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency personnel
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Quality Assurance administrators
  • Office and practice managers
  • Health IT professionals
  • Public Health professionals
  • Case Managers
 
Why Attend?
 
  • Benefit from the experience of other HIE users
  • Review and research results about clinician stress and burnout related to poor interoperability
  • Learn about Big Data's potential to transform health care
  • Participate in thought-provoking user discussions
  • Learn how data sharing benefits patients and health care teams
  • Explore the National HIE Landscape
  • Get an update on the expansion of New Mexico's HIE
  • Discuss the HIE's role in Practice Process Improvement

 

 
Agenda
 
8:40
Check In 
9:00
WelcomeWilliam Ritchie, MD
President, NM Medical Society
9:05
Introduction/OverviewThomas D. East, PhD, CHCIO
CEO/CIO LCF Research/NMHIC
9:15
National HIE Policy LandscapeJoe Brisson
Chief Technology Officer,
Velocity Health Informatics, Inc.
10:00
Refreshment Break 
10:15
Poor Institutional Interoperability is a Cause of Physician Stress and Burnout Tendency: Results from the MS-Squared StudyPhillip J. Kroth, MD, MS
Director of Biomedical Informatics Research Training and Scholarship, University of NM School of Medicine
11:00
HIE - Real World Usage:  Now and in the Future - a panel discussionCurt Schatz, MBA, FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer, 
NM Health Plan at United Healthcare
12:15
Lunch Provided and Orion Future DirectionsBrad Hibbard and Jerry Rankin
1:00
HIE Process Improvements - Voice of the Customer -a panel discussionBenjamin J. Green 
General Manager, Quest Diagnostics
2:15
Big Data in Medicine:  Friend or Foe?Glen H. Murata, MD
Internist, VA Hospital

experienceIT New Mexico Conference

Presented by Comcast and the New Mexico Technology Council

Upcoming Showtimes

September 30, 2016 • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

- DOORS 7:15am • All Ages REGISTER please click: https://holdmyticket.com/tickets/253617?tc=hmt
Non-member Price: $55.00 Member Price: $45.00
 

Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque NM

-NM-HIMSS worked with NMTC to provide a bit of healthcare IT with this session

At 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM: Application Portfolio Optimization in Healthcare: Pete Shelkin with Encor (Bio Below) and Curt Schatz, MBA, FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer, NM Health Plan at United Healthcare.
 

Pete Shelkin has over 25 years of IT leadership experience as a CIO, CTO, and consultant to health systems, health plans, and academic research centers.  In these roles, Pete has been responsible for defining and executing IT vision and strategy activities to support organizational requirements, needs, and wants. 
In his role as a Managing Consultant for Encore, A Quintiles Company, Pete provides strategic advisory services for health systems around the US.  Using his deep industry insights and extensive experience, Pete works closely with healthcare executives to develop strategies that minimize the cost and complexity of their application portfolios, while maximizing value and efficiency.
In addition to working in consulting roles, Pete has served as VP & Chief Technology Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM, Deputy CIO and Chief Technology Officer at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH, Director of Information Technology for Swedish Health Services in Seattle, WA, and Director of Information Systems for First Choice Health Network, also located in Seattle, WA.  He also served as an instructor for the School of Allied Medical Professionals at the Ohio State University and as a guest lecturer for the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico. He is also the Past Vice Chair for HIMSS North America.

experienceIT New Mexico Conference

Presented by Comcast and the New Mexico Technology Council

Upcoming Showtimes

September 30, 2016 • 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

- DOORS 7:15am • All Ages To register, click here: https://holdmyticket.com/tickets/253617?tc=hmt

Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque NM

-NM-HIMSS worked with NMTC to provide a bit of healthcare IT with this session

At 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM: Application Portfolio Optimization in Healthcare: Pete Shelkin with Encor (Bio Below) and Curt Schatz, MBA, FHIMSS
Chief Information Officer, NM Health Plan at United Healthcare.
 

Pete Shelkin has over 25 years of IT leadership experience as a CIO, CTO, and consultant to health systems, health plans, and academic research centers.  In these roles, Pete has been responsible for defining and executing IT vision and strategy activities to support organizational requirements, needs, and wants. 
In his role as a Managing Consultant for Encore, A Quintiles Company, Pete provides strategic advisory services for health systems around the US.  Using his deep industry insights and extensive experience, Pete works closely with healthcare executives to develop strategies that minimize the cost and complexity of their application portfolios, while maximizing value and efficiency.
In addition to working in consulting roles, Pete has served as VP & Chief Technology Officer for Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, NM, Deputy CIO and Chief Technology Officer at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, OH, Director of Information Technology for Swedish Health Services in Seattle, WA, and Director of Information Systems for First Choice Health Network, also located in Seattle, WA.  He also served as an instructor for the School of Allied Medical Professionals at the Ohio State University and as a guest lecturer for the School of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico. He is also the Past Vice Chair for HIMSS North America.

 

September 15, 7:30am - 4:45pm, MDT

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town - 800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104

 

Registration

Non-member Price: 
$150.00
Member Price: 
$130.00
Student Price: 
$75.00
NMHIMA Fall Conference on September 15

Harwant Sethi will be our speaker for the session on "Technologically-enabled Longitudinal Patient Record".  While the topic of LPR is not new, delivering on the promise of one enabled with generally available, hardened, commercial grade technology in use across health systems and broad geographies  (e.g., Central Texas Baylor Scott & White, 14 U.S. regions of HCA, Southwest Pennsylvania UPMC, Province of Manitoba, Country of Isreal) is very exciting.  Harwant will provide a vendor neutral, product neutral presentation addressing challenges and opportunities associated with realizing the promise of LPR drawing in large part on specific use cases and case studies encountered at the above mentioned sites.  

Hello New Mexico HIMSS Chapter Members and Patrons:

 

I am extremely proud to announce your NM-HIMSS 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs!

 

NM-HIMSS Board of Directors (2016-2017)

 

President - Curt Schatz

Curt Schatz

Curt Schatz is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of management experience at the senior levels of IT with the last 10 devoted to healthcare. Mr. Schatz currently serves as Chief Information Officer - UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Mexico. Curt has a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Information Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. Curt is a Fellow (FHIMSS) of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, serves on the Advisory Committee for the New Mexico Health Information Collaborative, (the New Mexico Health Information Exchange, HIE), and the Board of the New Mexico Technology Council.

Curt is the Advocacy Chair for the New Mexico Chapter as well.

Secretary - Rose Marie Prince

Rose Prince

Rose Marie Prince is a Registered Nurse with over 33 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, focusing on clinical care, business management and information technology, ultimately serving as the Director of Clinical informatics, Education and Telemedicine at Presbyterian Home Healthcare. Rose has spent the last eight years in Information Technology at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in a variety of roles and functions including Systems Analyst, Configuration Management Analyst, IT Process Manager for Access Management and Request Fulfillment, Audit Coordinator, Policy Manager, and Systems Analyst for compliance, legal, audit and record archival management, allowing her to “blend her love of nursing with her new found inner geek”.  Rose has five ITIL certifications and is currently a Certified HIPAA Professional, Certified Security Compliance Specialist and a Certified TIPA® assessor for ITIL. In addition to her degree in nursing, Rose has an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Masters in Nursing with an Informatics specialization. Rose has an insatiable zest for learning and sharing her knowledge with others, and her high-energy and enthusiastic personality keeps her quite active in both her work and personal life.  She fully commits to any project or task in which she is working, striving to deliver quality services and products to those that she serves. 

 

Treasurer - Bindu Purushothaman

Bindu Purushothaman is a Healthcare IT executive with 20+ years of experience in technology. She is very passionate about Healthcare and believes that technology has a crucial role in transforming today’s health care delivery model, meeting the demands of today’s tech savvy consumers while improving the quality of care and effectively controlling the cost. She believes transforming healthcare requires us to accelerate value and innovation through the tremendous data set we have, we must strengthen our muscles in this area and it is up to us as leaders in our community to lead that transformation. Bindu is currently serving as the Market Chief Information Officer of DaVita Medical Group in New Mexico. Bindu has a Masters in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering.

 

NM-HIMSS Committee Chairs (2016-2017)

 

Programming and Education - Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey is a senior healthcare management and business development leader, whose career has spanned multiple settings; clinical care-giver and U.S. Navy veteran, hospital administrator with multiple not-for-profit health systems, and managed care consultant for payors such as Aon and BCBS plans.  For the past 15 years Kevin has been promoting and delivering all aspects of healthcare information technologies to Payors, Providers, and Government Contractors.  Kevin currently serves as Enterprise Sales Executive for the Rocky Mountain Region for Allscripts, Inc. (a $1.4B company exclusively focused on healthcare information technology operating world-wide with 20 offices and 8,000 employees). He holds an MBA and MHSA from the University of Kansas, board certified in healthcare management since 1997 and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Kevin is a CPHIMSS in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is looking forward to participating in, giving voice to and positioning NMHIMSS as an engaged, active and visionary chapter of HIMSS.

Sponsorships – Nicole Streu

Nicole Streu is currently an Account Manager for TEKsystems where she works as a business partner for IT staffing and services to healthcare clients throughout the State of New Mexico.. Nicole has a degree in Marketing and Business from the Anderson School of Management from UNM. She is heavily involved in volunteer work, serving as the President of the Albuquerque Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi, a delegate to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Alumnae PanHellenic Association, the TEKsystems ambassador to Albuquerque Economic Development and a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque.

 

Communications – Jim Ward

Jim Ward is a Senior medical device sales representative with 15 years of experience. Currently working with ConMed Surgical and on an opportunity with Allscripts. Graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree.

 

Member at Large – Michael Herrick

Michael Herrick is the founder of HIPAA.host, an Albuquerque based risk-management firm. He assists clients on issues of security, compliance, and process integration.

 

 

We are making great progress and are seeing year-over-year increases in growth, member involvement and the frequency and quality of our events. I see more of this growth in the next fiscal year and am anxiously looking forward to working with the extremely talented group listed above.

 

On a more somber note, Samantha Lapin, the NM-HIMSS Treasurer since 2008 is rolling off the Board this year. Her contributions to the Chapter, her business acumen and her leadership have been absolutely crucial to the Chapter. Personally, Samantha is easily one of the most generous, intelligent and delightful people I have had the opportunity to work with. I have the greatest respect and appreciation for Samantha and she will be sorely missed.

 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have.

 

Thank you!

 

Curt Schatz

New Mexico HIMSS Chapter President

 

The New Mexico HIMSS chapter has begun accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the 2016 NMHIMSS Board of Directors for the following positions:

  • President/President-Elect 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer
  • Member at Large
  • Committee Chairs:
    • Communications
    • Sponsorships
    • Advocacy
    • Membership

 

Candidate Requirement: Each candidate will be required to submit a Candidate Biography including all current contact information and a picture for the ballot.

 

Nomination Process: The current NMHIMSS Board of Directors will review all qualified candidates for each open position. The Board of Directors will select from these candidates and present to the membership a slate of nominated candidates for each open position on the Board.

Ballot: The election of the 2016 Board of Directors will be conducted electronically. All NMHIMSS members in good standing will be eligible to vote for the 2016 Board of Directors.

 

Election Schedule: The following are the important milestones in the 2016 candidacy and election process:

  • May 27th – June 3rd: Call for Board Candidates
  • June 8th – June 10th  Candidate review and selection
  • June 11th – June 15th: Election Site Configuration
  • June 16th – June 24th: Election
  • June 27th – Board of Directors Announcement
  • July 7th – 2016-2017 Board of Directors Induction meeting

 

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for one of the elected board positions of the NMHIMSS chapter, please email Curt Schatz at nm.president@himsschapter.org. You will receive a confirmation of your nomination from Curt within 48 hours.

 

To see an overview of the responsibilities of each position, please review the attached PowerPoint deck: 2016 NMHIMSS Board Positions

We look forward to having a full slate of nominations for our 2016 election!

The New Mexico HIMSS chapter has begun accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the 2016 NMHIMSS Board of Directors for the following positions:

 

President/President-Elect 

Secretary 

Treasurer

Member at Large

Committee Chairs: Communications, Sponsorships, Advocacy, Membership

 

Candidate Requirement: Each candidate will be required to submit a Candidate Biography including all current contact information and a picture for the ballot.

 

Nomination Process: The current NMHIMSS Board of Directors will review all qualified candidates for each open position. The Board of Directors will select from these candidates and present to the membership a slate of nominated candidates for each open position on the Board.

Ballot: The election of the 2016 Board of Directors will be conducted electronically. All NMHIMSS members in good standing will be eligible to vote for the 2016 Board of Directors.

 

Election Schedule: The following are the important milestones in the 2016 candidacy and election process:

 

May 27th – June 3rd: Call for Board Candidates

June 8th – June 10th Candidate review and selection

June 11th – June 15th: Election Site Configuration

June 16th – June 24th: Election

June 27th – Board of Directors Announcement

July 7th – 2016-2017 Board of Directors Induction meeting

 

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for one of the elected board positions of the NMHIMSS chapter, please email Curt Schatz at nm.president@himsschapter.org. You will receive a confirmation of your nomination from Curt within 48 hours.

 

To see an overview of the responsibilities of each position, please review the PowerPoint deck: 2016 NMHIMSS Board Positions

We look forward to having a full slate of nominations for our 2016 election!

 

Thank you.

 

Curt Schatz - NMHIMSS President

 

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