Create a customized agenda that maximizes your Annual Conference education experience.

HIMSS14 offers education for all

By Healthcare IT News
09:05 AM

Whether you best absorb information through traditional sessions, virtual education or highly interactive and collaborative programs, HIMSS14 has the program style that fit best for your style of learning. Take a look at the session formats below; then be sure to visit the HIMSS14 web site to find and create a customized agenda that maximizes your Annual Conference education experience.

Pre-conference symposia and workshops. Ideal for the learner who desires a highly interactive and collaborative immersion on a major topic within health IT, HIMSS Pre-Conference Symposia and Workshops, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23, allow attendees a dive deep into topics critical to their success. Topics include patient engagement, rural healthcare, nursing informatics, physician IT, new models of fee-for-value, patient safety, privacy and security, project management, meaningful use, quality measures, usability, innovation and health IT implementation. Click here to browse Symposia and Workshop selections.

Views from the Top. A long-time staple of the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, Views from the Top sessions provide attendees with insights and inspiration from nationally acclaimed speakers on topics such as the value of health IT, consumer health, patient engagement, innovation and more. This year’s sessions will be delivered by healthcare innovators, The New York Times bestselling author, CIOs and the chief physician of Disney Parks. These experts have offered their insights on possible 2014 healthcare IT trends and how they will affect the industry. Click here to learn more about these sessions.

eSessions. Explore computer-based, 20-minute education modules available onsite during conference hours in a relaxed and quiet environment. Topics include, interoperability, software testing, adverse-event management and much more.

Roundtables. Get in-depth knowledge through discussion with facilitators and other attendees in these interactive group education sessions. Sessions will be held Monday, Feb. 24 through Wednesday, Feb. 26 and include such topics as privacy and security, patient engagement, healthcare analytics and much more. Click here to learn more.

Poster sessions. Explore a wide assortment of topical issues with peer-reviewed poster sessions. Poster display schedules and locations vary for each community. Scheduled poster sessions include physicians, nursing and emerging professionals. Click here to learn more.

Knowledge centers. HIMSS14 Knowledge Centers offer real-world expertise, education, vendor products and services and resources all in one place. The focused areas feature peer-reviewed education sessions, exhibitor case study presentations, a meet-the-experts area and networking. See below for more on these sessions. Also, learn more on the Exhibition page of the HIMSS14 web site.

General education. Continuing education is the best way for you and your business to stay competitive and up-to-date on the latest topics in the ever-evolving world of health IT. At HIMSS14, you have your pick of more than 300 general education sessions provided in a variety of formats. Core topics at HIMSS14 include clinical & business intelligence, ICD-10, meaningful use, mHealth, patient engagement, and the value of health IT. Use our Education Search function to find the sessions that best suit your needs.

Specialty programs offer 'uncommon education opportunities'

Explore emerging healthcare models and seek out new investments and market potential—HIMSS14 has a wealth of uncommon education opportunities for you.

BeaconNation Live: Tuesday, Feb. 25. The Beacon Community Program, part of Office of the National Coordinator’s innovation portfolio, is building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure and testing innovative approaches to support improvements in healthcare and cost. This event features an agenda that includes lessons learned, policy insights, accountable care, strategies and investments from the 17 Beacon Communities.

CIO FORUM Presented by CHIME and HIMSS: Sunday, Feb. 23. With more than $16 billion in incentive payments made to date to those who have demonstrated the ability to achieve the meaningful use of health IT, it is logical to question what actual value has been achieved. Gain critical knowledge and understanding to supplement your current practice by examining the work of internationally recognized thought leaders at the CIO Forum.

Cisco’s 7th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit: Tuesday, Feb. 25. This half-day meeting, which includes a complimentary lunch, provides a forum for networking, innovation and best practice sharing unlike any other. You’ll have a front row seat to the latest innovations improving care delivery. The agenda will feature thought leaders from some of the most prominent healthcare organizations in the world.

Healthcare Transformation Project: Sunday, Feb. 23-Monday, Feb. 24. The Healthcare Transformation Project event convenes senior provider executives to forge solutions to healthcare’s most pressing challenges in a highly interactive format. Attendees will come away inspired, energized and empowered to transform their own organizations and the health of their communities through IT. By invitation only.

Lake Nona Medical City Tours: Sunday, Feb. 23 and Tuesday, Feb. 25. Nemours Children’s Hospital at Lake Nona Medical City is honored to host two tours during HIMSS14. NCH stands as a testament to innovation and collaboration—the kind that leads to healthier futures for children and families.

The TIGER Institute: Monday, Feb. 24-Wednesday, Feb. 26. Explore exemplars from leading institutions that have advanced the integration of health informatics to transform practice, education and consumer engagement. National and international teams will share how they used an inter-professional approach to support patient-centered care through technology and informatics. A wide variety of exemplars — "TIGERs in Action" — from academic, technical, and clinical practice will be shared.