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Save The Date: Lessons learned from COVID-19 & Reimagining the Future 10/14

Lessons learned from COVID-19 & Reimagining the Future

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Event Summary: Panel discussion with IT leaders of New York State

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Event Panelists:

John Bosco Sr. Vice President & CIO of Northwell Health. He oversees the information technology function of the largest integrated healthcare network in New York State – and one of the largest in the nation. In his current role, he is responsible for aligning Northwell technology deployment and business strategies; overseeing technology purchases; facilitating communication to effectively plan, budget and implement technology solutions; establishing IT policies, standards and procedures; ensuring security, privacy and regulatory compliance of all technology systems; and providing leadership to the IT team.

Daniel Barchi is SVP and CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the largest healthcare providers in the US and the university hospital of Columbia and Cornell.  He leads 2,000 technology, pharmacy, informatics, artificial intelligence, and telemedicine specialists who deliver the tools, data, and medicine that physicians and nurses use to deliver acute care and manage population health.  Daniel previously led healthcare technology as CIO at Yale and earlier as CIO of the Carilion Health System. 

Tom Moore is SVP of Innovation at HealthIx. Tom has worked in information technology for over 20 years including software development, business process re-engineering and management in government, life sciences and health care. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Innovation for Healthix, a leading health information exchange (HIE) providing services in metro New York City to millions of patients. In addition to leading several major interoperability initiatives, Tom works closely with Healthix members to design information services to support improvements in care coordination.

Robert Freeman is the Vice President of Clinical Innovation at the Mount Sinai Health System. He is passionate about leveraging technology to improve quality, patient safety and care delivery. Over the past 9 years, Robbie has held several leadership roles within the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS).  He is Co-Director of the Clinical Data Science Team, tasked with building predictive models that leverage AI to improve patient safety and hospital operations; to-date, the team has deployed predictive models addressing falls, patient deterioration, delirium, discharge planning and malnutrition. Robbie is the administrator for the Mount Sinai Hospital Emergency Department, Express Care, and Respiratory Care Services, and also leads the Hospital of the Future initiative, which is centered on technology to keep patients digitally engaged.

Uri Bettesh, VP of Datos Health.  Uri Bettesh brings over 18 years of experience as a technology executive and a passionate entrepreneur with a proven track record of success in leading business operations and technology implementations. Uri is a visionary leader with the ability to initiate and execute innovative strategies, engage with highly professional management teams, and lead to results in a fast-changing business environment. Prior to founding Datos, he served in various executive positions, including General Manager of NCR’s Food, Drug and Mass Merchandising division, VP Product for Retalix, and more. Uri holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Joe Carr joined the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) in February of 2020 as the Senior Vice President of Information Services.  Carr has responsibility for all corporate software development, technical infrastructure, and telecommunications technologies.  Before joining HANYS, Mr. Carr was the chief information officer for the New Jersey Hospital Association for over 19 years.  Prior to NJHA, Mr. Carr was the senior vice president of software development at QuadraMed Corporation where Mr. Carr helped complete QuadraMed’s first and secondary public NASDAQ offerings.  Mr. Carr is a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS) by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).  Mr. Carr helped form the NJ HIMSS Chapter in 2005 and served on the Board from 2005 to 2014, and served as Board chair in 2014. 

 

9/16 Event Recording - REIMAGINING HEALTH FACILITIES USING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

REIMAGINING HEALTH FACILITIES USING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES 9/16 @12PM

Reimagining Health Facilities Using Disruptive Technologies

Event Date: September 16, 2020

Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Summary: We will take a look at some of the latest cutting edge innovations that are being integrated into health care facilities. These innovations enhance the patient experience, control infections and are used to effectively leverage telemedicine. Hear from a panel of expert engineers, facilities managers and industry specialists who will share their perspective of how these innovations are being currently used, especially in the face of the pandemic.

 

 

An HEC Webinar: A Reflection on the COVID-19 Experience: One Health Care Organization's Front Line Challenges and Strategies - The Gurwin Healthcare System 9/29

A Reflection on the COVID-19 Experience: One Health Care Organization's Front Line Challenges and Strategies - The Gurwin Healthcare System

Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 7:30PM

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A Contemporary Educational Program presented by

 

 Stuart B. Almer, President and CEO, Gurwin Healthcare System

We look forward to having you join us for this meaningful program as our professional association continues to service the professional development of its membership.

 

Save The Date: Monthly PCS Committee Meeting Oct 5th @9am

Monthly PCS Committee Meeting

Date: October 5, 2020

Time: 9:00 -10:00am

Event Summary:

Cybersecurity is challenging on a normal day. It is now even more difficult due to COVID-19. Kroll experts will discuss cyber-related challenges organizations and its employees are facing in today’s environment. Kroll will focus on strategies orgs can use to establish and maintain a strong security program, meet regulatory requirements and reduce the risk of suffering an incident or breach.

Spearker: Gregory Michaels - Managing Director Kroll Security

Greg as Managing Dir. partners with clients at all levels to build proactive info security programs helping them to comply with regulatory requirements & reduce risk. He has deep experience collaborating across functional units and communicating technical matters to executive stakeholders. He manages a global team of technical, operational and strategic cybersecurity specialists and leads engagements across industries, including audit engagements for CIFUS.

Event link still to come.

 

Reimagining Health Facilities Using Disruptive Technologies 9/16 @12pm

Reimagining Health Facilities Using Disruptive Technologies

Event Date: September 16, 2020

Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Event Summary: We will take a look at some of the latest cutting edge innovations that are being integrated into health care facilities. These innovations enhance the patient experience, control infections and are used to effectively leverage telemedicine. Hear from a panel of expert engineers, facilities managers and industry specialists who will share their perspective of how these innovations are being currently used, especially in the face of the pandemic.

Event Speakers:

John Barto - Healthcare Evangelist Director - Microsoft

John is an inspiring storyteller with as rich history of applying technology to improve health and healthcare in the United States and globally. Weaving technology together with industry changing influences such as consumerization, payment reform and regulation, John advises Microsoft’s clients to help them change their culture so they can thrive in the new landscape

Beth S. Muller - Senior Associate at JB&B

Beth Muller is the IT Dept Lead & Sr Assoc @ JB&B, With 24 years of experience she has distinguished herself in the healthcare & life science sector, integrating robust wireless systems into a coordinated IT infrastructure platform & negotiating the interface of innovative technologies such as AI, RTLS and wearables to help create the patient care continuum. Her recent projects include NYU Langone Health’s Kimmel Pavilion, and Columbia University’s Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

Roger McClean - Director, Design + Construction- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Roger McClean is a Director in the Design and Construction/Facilities Mgmt Div. at MSKCC. He has managed over $3B of HC planning/construction in the NYC & Tri-state area. He is responsible for managing capital projects from conception through patient occupancy. He works with key stakeholders to develop functional design and construction based on the needs of MSK’s patient populations. He has over 10 years in construction management. He is responsible the David H. Koch Center at MSK.

Jaimie Fox - Senior Technology Strategist - Microsoft

Jaimie Fox is a Sr Acct Technology Strategist at Microsoft for the HC industry. He has helped customers by aligning various technical solutions to their priorities and initiatives. Jaimie has over 20 years’ experience with various organizations including Tableau Software, Deloitte, CSC & with Microsoft. He is the co-founder/lead of the NJ SQL Server User Group & the Advisory Board of Rutgers’ Disruptive Innovation program Jaimie is currently on the BOD NJ HIMSS Chapter.

 

VR/AR in Healthcare 2020 Snapshot Presentation Recording Aug 19, 2020

On August 19, 2020, the NYS HIMSS chapter held an event called VR/AR in Healthcare – A Summer 2020 Snapshot. Hear industry leaders talk about how Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are changing healthcare. Our panelists will discuss their unique applications of some of the latest and most advanced VR technologies to improve the delivery of health. Register today!

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July 22nd Event Recording: Bringing the Future into Now: Checking Temperature While Social Distancing in the COVID-19 Era

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NY & NJ HIMSS PCS Committee Chapter Event

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 12 -1 PM

Subject:  Bringing the Future into now: Checking Temperature while Social Distancing in the COVID- 19 era

This will be a collaborative virtual event with both the NY & NJ Chapters.

The discussion will summarize the benefits of the thermal scanners:

  • Mass volume reducing the need for resources required for handheld screening, cleaning, battery changes, re- calibration etc.
  • Safe as no human contact
  • at a high rate with incredible accuracy - within 0.5 degrees
  • scanned in a matter of seconds which moves 6-7 thousand people through entrances everyday
  • drawn and concealed weapon detection (safety)
  • an overview Ai (artificial intelligence) technologies using visual and thermal cameras and future trends.

 

Click Here to register for the event.

Featured Speakers:

 John Calhoun

John Calhoun is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black-Belt in Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center’s Transformation Hub.  Prior to his current role he served as Project Manager for MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Institute for Cancer Care Innovation.  After receiving degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Biomedical Informatics, John completed his certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black-Belt and Master Black-Belt with the George Group.  During the same period, he served as a Space Shuttle Mission Controller, Crew Trainer, and International Space Station Operations Manager in NASA’s Mission Operations Directorate.  While in the aerospace industry John led projects in engineering, personnel management, training certification and Six Sigma.  He also served as a contract proposal manager for United Space Alliance.  After transitioning to MD Anderson, John partnered with clinical leaders in the Divisions of Surgery, Anesthesiology, Nursing, Cancer Medicine, and Radiation Oncology to implement pathways in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery and in Time Driven Activity Based Costing.  In his current role at Memorial Hermann, and throughout his career, John’s continued to focus on understanding what it takes to manage change effectively, what it takes to develop high performing teams and what it takes to effectively integrate technology into lean and efficient processes. 

 Chris Ciabarra 

Chris is CTO and Co-Founder of Athena Security, Inc a Texas based artificial intelligence company that uses computer vision to detect active shooter threats and with the onslaught of COVID 19 elevated temperature detection. From 2010 – 2017 Chris was co-founder and CTO of Revel Systems. Chris developed the technology behind Revel’s award-winning POS system made for Apple iPad. Chris designed Revel Ethernet Connect, which provides failover connections between Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

In 2016, Revel Systems was named the Leading iPad Point of Sale Company during Apple’s Q4 Financial Results Conference Call. Chris also founded Network Intercept, a Los Angeles security software. Chris is also an anti- hacking expert and has provided internet security advice worldwide including the United States Department of Homeland Security. Chris is also a certified Thermographer which is the study of infrared devices and how they work and should be operated. Chris is an award-winning innovator, published author, and member of the Forbes Technology Council.

 Dr Michael Chang

Michael Chang, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, specializing in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He also serves as the director of antimicrobial stewardship for pediatrics at UTHealth McGovern Medical School and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Prior to his current position, for 5 years he was the lone pediatric infectious diseases provider for Eastern Oklahoma based at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, Oklahoma, leading the pediatric infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship efforts there. During that time, the Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit was the first unit within the hospital system to achieve zero central-line associated bloodstream infections for over 1 year. Since joining UTHealth and Memorial Hermann, Dr. Chang has actively participated and developed quality improvement projects and educational programs for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and for UTHealth. He also serves as a core member of the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, which is dedicated to the study of the intersection of medicine and technology. Dedicated to education, Dr. Chang developed and facilitated the first-ever “crash-course” in human-centered design at McGovern Medical School. Dr. Chang was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award for Pediatric Subspecialties in 2016, 2017, and 2019, and was awarded “Attending of the Year” for 2020 by the Pediatric Residency Program. Further highlighting his focus on education, Dr. Chang frequently represents UTHealth and Memorial Hermann for local and national media outlets, including appearing live on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, to discuss complex topics for the general public. 

 

Event Recording now available on our YouTube Channel (How are FHIR-based APIs Changing Healthcare?)

Thank you for attending our webinar on How are FHIR-based APIs Changing Healthcare? 

A recording of the event is now available on our YouTube channel.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay informed of future recordings, and visit our Events Page to register for future events. Upcoming events include:   

July 22, 2020 @ 12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT Bringing the Future into now: Checking Temperature while Social Distancing in the COVID- 19 era

August 03, 2020 @ 9:00 AM EDT - 10:00 AM EDTPSC Virtual Meeting: Redefining Secure Communications in a Pandemic World

HIMSS New York State

 

How ARE FHIR-BASED APIS CHANGING HEALTHCARE? July 15th @12pm

How ARE FHIR-BASED APIS CHANGING HEALTHCARE?

Audience: Health providers, nursing, IT staff & leadership, CFOs, DoH, students

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the state of development of open-access APIs within healthcare
  2. Understand how regulatory requirements affect open-access APIs in New York State
  3. Understand the business implications of the availability of open-access APIs

Agenda:

Our moderator will facilitate an interactive discussion on three novel use cases of the HL7® FHIR® standard between our panelists who bring different expert perspectives on the health data exchange standard and its implications. The sessions will then pivot to addressing audience questions on FHIR-based APIs from a regulatory, business and technical perspectives.

Panelists and Moderator

Lloyd McKenzie, P. Eng.

Senior Consultant & Industry Thought Leader, Centers of Excellence

Gevity Consulting

Lloyd McKenzie is a Senior Consultant within Gevity Consulting’s Centers Of Excellence group where he acts as the Industry Thought Leader on health data standards. He is a globally recognized expert in HL7® and FHIR® data modeling, design and implementation, with 20 years of experience as an information architect.

Lloyd was one of the three initial developers of the HL7® FHIR® standard and is a co-chair of both the FHIR Management Group and FHIR Infrastructure work group at Health Level Seven International.  He has provided implementation expertise and guidance to numerous clients across the globe on matters of interoperability, including the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator, U.S. Federal Drug Administration, U.S. National Cancer Institute, Canada Health Infoway and with HL7’s Da Vinci project.

 

Lloyd’s recent focus has been on novel implementations and uses of the FHIR standard. Lloyd regularly teaches on health data standards like FHIR to a wide range of audiences, including on behalf of standards organizations themselves. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

Virginia Lorenzini, FHL7, CPHIMS

Senior Technical Architect

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics

 

 

Virginia Lorenzini is a champion of standards-based interoperability and is especially proud of her 26 years of active service to Health Level Seven, an international developer of healthcare interoperability standards.  She also serves as a test monitor for the IHE North American Connectathon.

 

Virginia has been working in health informatics for almost 3 decades.  As senior technical architect at NewYork-Presbyterian, she has a long history of using standards to solve interoperability problems and serves as subject matter expert on health IT regulations and standards. 

 

As a faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, she provides expertise on standards-based interoperability, co-chairs the HL7 FHIR Lab, and directs the Health IT program.

 

She loves being a part of our NY HIMSS community.

 

Helen Oscislawski, Esq.

Founder & Managing Partner

Attorneys at Oscislawski LLC

 

 

Helen is a corporate and regulatory attorney whose practice for over the last 20 years has focused almost exclusively on advising and representing clients in the health care industry. She cemented her reputation as a prominent privacy and health information technology attorney through decades of developed experience and working hand-in-hand with C-suite executives and in-house general counsels on how to structure and manage complex data-sharing arrangements in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. She is known to many as a “go to” attorney for legal guidance and advice on HIPAA privacy, security and breaches; 42 CFR Part 2; telehealth & telemedicine; as well as laws regulating the access, use and sharing of medical, health and genetic information, generally. In 2008, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine appointed Helen to the New Jersey Health Information Technology Commission (NJ-HITC) to fill the seat designated by statute for “an attorney practicing in this State with demonstrated expertise in health privacy.” In 2010, Governor Christie reappointed Helen to the NJ-HITC for another 2-year term and she was tapped to serve as Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee for the New Jersey HIT Coordinator. Helen is selected to the 2020 “Super Lawyers®” list for Health Care Law in New Jersey issued by Thomson Reuters.  Her firm was also included on the “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law, Princeton New Jersey list issued by Best Lawyers for 2018-2020. Helen is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Arizona.

Mike O’Neill

CEO

MedicaSoft

 

Mike is an IT industry leader with global entrepreneurial leadership embodied in decades of successful products and programs that are now the cornerstone of healthcare technology practice. Mike is Founder & Chairman of the Board of the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), and CEO MedicaSoft, overseeing solutions for both government and commercial healthcare clients.

Mike has an extensive background with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Previously was senior leader in private and public technology companies such as IBM introducing new products while invigorating legacy product lines.  Mike holds a BS, MS in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech.

 

Tom Hallisey

Director, Health Information Technology Strategy

Healthcare Association of New York State

As HANYS’ director of healthcare information technology, Thomas Hallisey formulates and executes HANYS’ state and federal HIT regulatory and legislative advocacy agenda and provides education and collaboration to New York health systems.  This includes working with government agencies, lawmakers and other organizations to advance HANYS’ HIT agenda on behalf of New York’s hospitals and health systems.

 

Tom’s career includes extensive HIT work in the hospital setting, beginning at EMR vendor MEDITECH and culminating in spending nearly 20 years as the CIO at several New York state and Washington, D.C. hospitals. He served as CIO at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, Cortland Regional Medical Center and United Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was executive IT adviser and CIO at Hartman Executive advisers, an IT consulting firm in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

 

PCS Virtual Meeting: Redefining Secure Communications in a Pandemic World 8/3

Title: Redefining Secure Communications in a Pandemic World

 Abstract:

It’s an unprecedented time for the healthcare/home health industry. During this time organizations/agencies are looking for cost savings options, but now, more than ever, equipping workers with the right tools to stay productive and compliant must be a priority. MultiLine, powered by Movius, provides a HIPAA-compliant texting and calling solution through a separate mobile number, allowing secure and compliant communications between caregivers and patients. So workers are provided the right tools and organizations can save budget by shifting to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model. In this session you will hear two MutliLine customer’s, The Counseling Source and The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, discuss why they shifted to a BYOD model, how healthcare and home health organizations are adapting to the new working environment and how MultiLine application set them up for success.

CIick Here to register

Speakers:

Sean Winter, VP Global Client Success, Movius, <[email protected]>

Kevin Rinn, Director of IT, Lighthouse Youth Services, <[email protected]>

Paul Schmid, The Counseling Source, <[email protected]>

 

Security, Privacy and Compliance Webinar - Unique COVID-19 Legal Issues: The Beginning of the Aftermath 7/17

Security, Privacy and Compliance Webinar - Unique COVID-19 Legal Issues: The Beginning of the Aftermath

Date: Friday July 17th 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT

Registration Link -  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5411408512106195469

Description: 

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world by surprise. Healthcare organizations, providers and vendors in the healthcare space have been forced to adapt to the new and rapidly-changing landscape that the public health emergency has forced upon all of us. This webinar will identify and touch upon some of the legal issues unique to healthcare that have arisen from the pandemic, including credentialing and privileging; HIPAA guidance on contacting former COVID patients about blood and plasma donation; telehealth reliance; remote monitoring; litigation issues; and more. The healthcare industry needs to review and understand these important issues as they reflect upon their handling of the pandemic thus far, preparation for a possible second wave and the new normal facing all of us as we move into the second half of the year.

Speaker: 

Deborah A. Cmielewski is a partner with the law firm of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP in Florham Park, New Jersey. Debbie advises and counsels healthcare providers and vendors in the health care space in corporate and transactional work, HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, Medicare/Medicaid, fraud and abuse, regulatory and administrative matters and employment counseling. She lectures and publishes frequently on healthcare topics and provides compliance education and training to her clients and various trade associations.

Debbie previously worked as the General Counsel and Compliance Officer of a group purchasing organization for specialty pharmaceuticals, where she was a member of the senior executive team and oversaw the human resources function. She was recognized by NJBIZ in 2015 as a Finalist for General Counsel of the Year in healthcare organizations. Her experience also includes serving as the former Chief of Regulatory Affairs for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. She has numerous years of experience in commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Once again, Debbie has recently been named to the 2020 list of New Jersey Super Lawyers® list, featured in New Jersey Monthly magazine, in the field of Healthcare Law.

 

Webinar: The Cybersecurity Implications of Telehealth 7/24 @12pm

The Cybersecurity Implications of Telehealth: Safeguarding the New Normal of Virtual Care

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In this webinar, the deputy director of NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, the chief information security officer of Sentara Healthcare and a UK-based physician and cybersecurity consultant will offer their unique perspectives on providers' privacy and security responsibilities, now that telehealth and remote monitoring have become a fundamental new modes of care delivery.

Join to learn:

  • How to conduct an effective telehealth risk assessment
  • How NIST's Securing Telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring Ecosystem can help
  • Frontline perspective from a major U.S. health system
  • How evolving federal policies impact security compliance
  • How patients and clinical staff should be educated about telehealth

 

Bringing the Future into now: Checking Temperature while Social Distancing in the COVID- 19 era Wednesday 7/22

NY & NJ HIMSS PCS Committee Chapter Event

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 12 -1 PM

Subject:  Bringing the Future into now: Checking Temperature while Social Distancing in the COVID- 19 era

This will be a collaborative virtual event with both the NY & NJ Chapters.

The discussion will summarize the benefits of the thermal scanners:

  • Mass volume reducing the need for resources required for handheld screening, cleaning, battery changes, re- calibration etc.
  • Safe as no human contact
  • at a high rate with incredible accuracy - within 0.5 degrees
  • scanned in a matter of seconds which moves 6-7 thousand people through entrances everyday
  • drawn and concealed weapon detection (safety)
  • an overview Ai (artificial intelligence) technologies using visual and thermal cameras and future trends.

 

Click Here to register for the event.

Featured Speakers:

 John Calhoun

John Calhoun is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black-Belt in Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center’s Transformation Hub.  Prior to his current role he served as Project Manager for MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Institute for Cancer Care Innovation.  After receiving degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and Biomedical Informatics, John completed his certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black-Belt and Master Black-Belt with the George Group.  During the same period, he served as a Space Shuttle Mission Controller, Crew Trainer, and International Space Station Operations Manager in NASA’s Mission Operations Directorate.  While in the aerospace industry John led projects in engineering, personnel management, training certification and Six Sigma.  He also served as a contract proposal manager for United Space Alliance.  After transitioning to MD Anderson, John partnered with clinical leaders in the Divisions of Surgery, Anesthesiology, Nursing, Cancer Medicine, and Radiation Oncology to implement pathways in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery and in Time Driven Activity Based Costing.  In his current role at Memorial Hermann, and throughout his career, John’s continued to focus on understanding what it takes to manage change effectively, what it takes to develop high performing teams and what it takes to effectively integrate technology into lean and efficient processes. 

 Chris Ciabarra 

Chris is CTO and Co-Founder of Athena Security, Inc a Texas based artificial intelligence company that uses computer vision to detect active shooter threats and with the onslaught of COVID 19 elevated temperature detection. From 2010 – 2017 Chris was co-founder and CTO of Revel Systems. Chris developed the technology behind Revel’s award-winning POS system made for Apple iPad. Chris designed Revel Ethernet Connect, which provides failover connections between Wi-Fi and Ethernet.

In 2016, Revel Systems was named the Leading iPad Point of Sale Company during Apple’s Q4 Financial Results Conference Call. Chris also founded Network Intercept, a Los Angeles security software. Chris is also an anti- hacking expert and has provided internet security advice worldwide including the United States Department of Homeland Security. Chris is also a certified Thermographer which is the study of infrared devices and how they work and should be operated. Chris is an award-winning innovator, published author, and member of the Forbes Technology Council.

 Dr Michael Chang

Michael Chang, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, specializing in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He also serves as the director of antimicrobial stewardship for pediatrics at UTHealth McGovern Medical School and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Prior to his current position, for 5 years he was the lone pediatric infectious diseases provider for Eastern Oklahoma based at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, Oklahoma, leading the pediatric infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship efforts there. During that time, the Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit was the first unit within the hospital system to achieve zero central-line associated bloodstream infections for over 1 year. Since joining UTHealth and Memorial Hermann, Dr. Chang has actively participated and developed quality improvement projects and educational programs for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and for UTHealth. He also serves as a core member of the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University, which is dedicated to the study of the intersection of medicine and technology. Dedicated to education, Dr. Chang developed and facilitated the first-ever “crash-course” in human-centered design at McGovern Medical School. Dr. Chang was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award for Pediatric Subspecialties in 2016, 2017, and 2019, and was awarded “Attending of the Year” for 2020 by the Pediatric Residency Program. Further highlighting his focus on education, Dr. Chang frequently represents UTHealth and Memorial Hermann for local and national media outlets, including appearing live on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, to discuss complex topics for the general public. 

 

HIMSS NYS welcomes two new Board Members!

The HIMSS New York State Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Azmat Z. Ahmad and Mary Joy Garcia-Dia to its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2020.

Azmat Z. Ahmad currently serves as a Vice President of Clinical Systems at Albany Medical Center. Azmat is a driven senior leader and clinical systems subject matter expert with over 19 years of global experience in healthcare technology consulting, as well as on the vendor and provider side.

Mary Joy Garcia-Dia currently serves as the Program Director of Nursing Informatics in the Information Technology Department at New York-Presbyterian. Mary Joy brings over 18 years of nursing informatics experience and 14 years in critical care nursing.

The appointments were confirmed after a chapter-wide vote from June 8th, 2020 to June 19th, 2020. These appointments will fill two Board Member positions that are up for renewal this year. The New York State Chapter would like to thank Ryan Burke and Terri Couts for their contributions as a Chapter Board Member over the past two years, and all of the candidates that were involved in the election.

HIMSS New York State

 

June 18th: Harnessing Innovation to Rethink Your Ambulatory Care Environment Webinar - Recording

Click here to access the recording from this event.

 

Polls are OPEN...2020 Board Member Election - Vote Today!

As a member of the HIMSS New York Chapter, Your Vote Counts!

  • The New York Chapter has two (2) open Board Member-at-Large positions for 2020.
  • Members may submit one vote for each open position (you cannot vote twice for the same person). 
  • We encourage you to review the profiles and watch the Q&A recording below to get to know the candidates.

Click here to begin the voting process! 

 

 

2020 Board Member-at-Large Candidates - Webinar & Profiles

On Wednesday, May 27th, our chapter's Board of Directors held a Q&A session with this year's candidates. To learn more about these candidates for the upcoming election, please listen to the Q&A recording on our 2020 Election Page

Thank you to all those that submitted a nomination for our upcoming Board Member-at-Large election. We are excited to follow up and introduce your 2020 Candidates. 

As a reminder the 2020 Election timeline is as follows: 

Timeline Date
Election polls Open:  Monday, June 8, 2020
Election polls Close:  Friday, June 19, 2020
Election results announced:  Friday, June 26, 2020

 

PCS Webinar June 1st @ 9am: How the Final Rules on Information Blocking Will Affect Your Organization

On May 1, 2020, the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) simultaneously published their final rules implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.  On April 24, 2020, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Proposed Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) to be imposed against actors who engage in prohibited “Information Blocking.” These new rules and standards will turn on their heads certain policies and procedures that covered entities and business associates may have adopted in accordance with HIPAA and permitted business practices, and now all need to be updated to ensure that they do not violate these new 21st Century CURES’ Act rules.  There is a lot on everyone’s minds these days, but deadlines loom around the corner and implementation cannot be completed hastily.  Join us for this Webinar to get a lean and focused overview of what you need to do to comply.  All types of Healthcare Providers, Health Information Exchanges, Health Information Networks, and Health IT vendors will benefit from this Webinar.

Our speaker will be Helen Oscislawski, Esq

Click here to join the event.

 

 

 

HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar a Project Management Series

HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar
a Project Management Series

Thursday, May 28 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT

Virtural Webinar | Free for Members

Register Today!

Telehealth and associated technologies are changing the way care is delivered to underserved individuals and populations. The number of telehealth projects has grown from approximately 350,000 in 2013 to over 7 million in 2018. Telehealth visits have skyrocketed by over 340% in the last few years alone, and video consultations are estimated to be a $34B market by the year 2020. As the number of telehealth projects skyrockets, the need to understand the telehealth management in healthcare is urgent.

Telehealth project failures can pose significant financial, patient safety, and quality of care consequences for healthcare organizations. In this presentation, the speakers will discuss the challenges and success factors in the management of telehealth projects. Using research and experience, he will describe practical, pro-active steps that institutions can take to mitigate telehealth project failures and increase success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the landscape of telehealth projects including the varying types and levels of projects
  • Analyze the unique issues and challenges facing telehealth projects and governmental regulations
  • Define success factors and components of telehealth projects
  • Examine evidence and Insights on best practices and lessons-Learned for successful Telehealth Project Implementation

 

Guest Speaker: 

Patrick Mattis, DNP, MSN, MSCS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CNE, is a Chair and Professor at Lincoln University, and the Chief Nurse Administrator.

 

HLNY/HIMSS Webinar: Harnessing Innovation to Rethink Your Ambulatory Care Environment 6/18 @1pm

Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY) & the New York State Chapter of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is proudly co-hosting: Harnessing Innovation to Rethink Your Ambulatory Care Environment

Organic growth and acquisitions have rendered existing Ambulatory Care Networks obsolete and inefficient. Healthcare systems are focusing on developing ideal geographic distributions of new and current sites of care that optimize access, capital costs, operational costs, and population health management goals. They are creating standardized templates for the “Medical Office Building of the Future,” including a common vision for the end-to-end flow of patients, staff, and providers in the new facilities, and space requirements to support lean operations, and virtual care. Healthcare executives and ambulatory care managers must understand how to deploy ambulatory care to best support their organizations’ strategic, financial, and operating goals.

Agenda:
1:00 -2:00 Panel Discussion
2:00 – 2:30 Breakout Session / Q&A

Receive ACHE Qualified Education Credit by attending this program. Click here to register.


Panelists:

Dr. Steven Goriah, VP of IT and CIO for Corporate Services at Westchester Medical Center Health

 

 

Jennifer Tota, Senior Director, Ambulatory Care, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 


Mary Ellen Connington, RN MA
Executive Vice President of Village Care Max

 

Moderated by:

Nicholas Christiano Jr., CEO at Aris Radiology & President of NYS HIMSS Chapter

 

 

Introducing... The HIMSS NYS Chapter LinkedIn Page!

HIMSS NYS Members –

Our Chapter is SO EXCITED to launch our new LinkedIn Page!

Please click here and follow us on LinkedIn.

The new LinkedIn page will allow us to stay better connected with you regarding our chapter and committee events, announcements,  educational resources, and career/networking tools. Our legacy LinkedIn group will be closed after June 1. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.

 

NYS HIMSS Chapter makes donation to support COVID-19 response through New York Community Trust Emergency Fund

In an effort to help our Healthcare community facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the NYS HIMSS Chapter made a $10,000 donation to the New York Community Trust Emergency Fund (info listed below) on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. The Board felt this fund could address those areas of need best, whether it be N95 masks, respirators, food or shelter. We sincerely hope you feel this was a worthy expression of our willingness to help where it is needed most.

As we move forward, the NYS Chapter will look to provide other means of assisting our communities until this epidemic becomes a thing of the past. We wish all of you the best as you continue to be our frontline in this epic battle. Our thoughts and prayers go with you;

Sincerely,

HIMSS NYS Chapter, Board of Directors 

 

 The New York Community Trust Emergency Fund

This fund will help New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting a wide array of nonprofits providing critical services on the ground now and in the future. Your donation to this fund will help our city’s most vulnerable, including people whose jobs have disappeared, and are threatened by losing access to food, shelter, health care. The Fund will also be able to pivot and support nonprofits addressing unforeseen needs in the future as the pandemic continues to overturn people’s lives. The Trust’s own professional grantmaking staff will oversee financial support to vital organizations that provide health care, housing, food, job training, and other support to those in need. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nycommunitytrust.org/about/our-work/