HIMSS17 in Orlando Florida

himss17-2002017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition
February 19–23, 2017
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL
Event Hashtag: #himss17

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

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The EHR Incentive Program is in its final stage but what should hospital and physicians be reporting and transitioning in 2017? Cyber security has been a big challenge this past year. What should hospitals and physicians know moving forward using more and more devices and systems? Here are some informational sessions and exhibition booths you may want to visit to help get your questions answered.

Cybersecurity Command Center
Location: Booth 376 | Hall A
According to the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, two-thirds of respondents experienced a recent significant security incident but reported only an average level of confidence in being prepared to defend against cyber attacks. The Cybersecurity Command Center provides a plethora of information and opportunities to help protect your organization.

Securing the Next-Generation Healthcare Enterprise
February 21, 2017 — 08:30AM EST – 09:30AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: W303A
This session will explore the unique set of cybersecurity challenges in healthcare today, distinguishing true threats from simple noise. Recognizing the difference is crucial for IT leaders to provide hardened, yet flexible data protection measures to ensure the safety and usefulness of patient data without getting in the caregivers’ way.

Does Your Organization’s Security Posture Stand Up
February 22, 2017 — 02:30PM EST – 03:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 376|Cybersecurity
To reduce security threats and ensure data-security and regulatory accountability, organizations must be able to quickly identify threats and close security gaps. Attend this session to learn how to measure the true regulatory and security posture of your enterprise.

Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion
Location: Booth 230 | Hall A
Come and visit federal agencies with health IT portfolios in one area on the show floor. Explore federal resources and products on display, and attend education sessions from our federal agencies in the pavilion’s theater.

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Clinical Decisions Support, and Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use
February 20, 2017 — 01:30PM EST – 02:30PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: 307A
This session will demonstrate how collaborative efforts between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and close partnerships with the healthcare and health information technology sectors, were instrumental in the development and deployment of critical clinical decision support tools to address the emerging public health threat of Zika virus. CDC, and ONC worked, in-collaboration with software vendors to develop resources to support rapid deployment of critical information through EHRs and other clinical software. The session will also discuss how this collaboration established repeatable processes to support the current response and future crises and how vendors and local sites can use the content.

MIPS: Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities
February 21, 2017 — 01:00PM EST – 02:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: 230A
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will discuss two of the four performance Merit-based Incentive Programs categories. CMS subject matter experts will discuss key program deadlines, how each performance category is weighted, and reporting requirements. A segment of the session will be dedicated to attendee engagement and feedback regarding the performance categories.

Interoperability Testing and Certification
February 19, 2017 — 09:30AM EST – 10:30AM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: 331A
This session describes methods that EHR vendors, HIEs and healthcare organizations can use to improve certification of health-IT products for Meaningful Use and MACRA. The session also provides lessons learned from previous certification activities and identifies testing tools that facilitate consistent adoption of standards such as C-CDA.

Achieving Triple Aim with Agile Reporting and Dashboards
February 19, 2017 — 08:00AM EST – 04:30PM EST
Achieving triple aim of better care, lower cost and transformation of the health care system is no easy task. Combining the Kaizen philosophy of small-step improvement and the Agile mind-set, data can easily be transformed into information that can be acted upon through dashboards and reports. These informational dashboards can lead to meaningful use point of care and transformation of patient care.