HiMSS Oregon Annual Conference 2017

May 10, 8:00am, PDT - 6:00pm, PDT

Embassy Suites Downtown Portland - Mezzanine 
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204  


Non-member Price: 
Member Price: 
Riding the Waves of Change: Oregon Organizations Collaborating to Improve Healthcare

It is easy to liken the evolution of priorities in healthcare to an ocean tide where each wave brings new regulations and guidelines that hospitals must scramble to meet. There is a point where a retreating wave and a new wave intermingle, where remnants of the old blend with the new, bringing a sense of familiarity with the fresh incoming wave. That is where the healthcare industry stands now. While hospitals continue to struggle with familiar challenges like adoption and efficiency of EMRs and strengthening security protocols, fresher topics related to creative approaches for managing population health and the potential funding changes proposed by the federal government have dominated recent headlines.

Attend the HiMSS Oregon Annual Conference on May 10,2017, at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland to hear how national and local organizations are collaborating to try to manage the surge of waves that may break in the next year. Bring your questions and join us for an informative conference with industry leading speakers, panel members, and interactive breakout sessions.

General Sessions to include:
State of the State Report:  Susan Otter, Director of Health Information Technology, Oregon Health Authority, Lynne Saxton, Director of the Oregon Health Authority, Greg Van Pelt, Executive Director of the Oregon Health Leadership Council, 

Evidence Based Security:  Sumit Sehgal, Chief Healthcare Technical Strategist, McAfee  

What We Have Learned:  Healthcare Leadership Panel including:  David Strickland, Vice President, Care Delivery Technology Services, Kaiser Permanente, Valerie Fong, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Providence Health & Services, Lee David Milligan, MD, Vice-President Medical Informatics, Asante

Fighting Oregon's Opioid Epidemic with Technology:  Speakers to be announced.

Breakout Session to include:
Population Health, Nursing Informatics, and Security:
Capturing Data to Understand End User Efficacy:  Nursing Informatics Panel including:  Daniel Lima, RN, BSN, ONC, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Michelle Patterson, Clinical Informatics Specialist,  Lori VanMetre, Senior Clinical Informaticist,  Providence Health & Services

*Addtional details will be added soon.

 8-9:00 a.m.      Check-In, Vendor Visits-Passport Program
9-11:00 a.m.     Opening Remarks, General Sessions
11-12:00 p.m.   Break, Population Health and Security Breakout Sessions
12-1:30 p.m.     Lunch, Vendor Visits-Passport Program
1:30-3:45 p.m.  General Session, Break, Population Health and Nursing Informatics Breakout Sessions
3:45-4:45 p.m.  General Session
4:45-6:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks, Raffle Drawing, Networking Reception

This full day conference will include an exhibitor hall and networking opportunities during check-in, breaks, lunch, and an evening reception.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Rex Eads at 360-600-7193 or rex.eads@comcast.net  

CE Hours
This event has been approved for up to 7 hours in continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing edcuation requirements of the Certified Proefessional Healthcare Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Be sure to register in advance, the 2016 conference sold out weeks ahead of the event.  HiMSS Member $110, HiMSS Non-Member $159, Student HiMSS Member $30, Student Non HiMSS Member $60. Registration includes lunch and a networking reception with appetizers served. For additional cost savings become a member today and register for the conference at the member rate. If interested, sign up for your annual HiMSS membership at: http://www.himss.org/membership   

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.