Winter 2017 Newsletter
Message from the President
How Do You Innovate What You Can’t See? Searching for the Unknown
Are You A Savvy Marketer? Great Opportunity To Position Yourself in the Northern California Healthcare Community
Our chapter is actively seeking savvy-experienced marketers to help form our Chapter Marketing Group that will elevate and leverage the Northern California Chapter of HIMSS brand within our region. Our challenge is to find a number of amazingly talented, passionate and gracious people who can help form and lead marketing teams that:
- Develop our overall messaging that promotes the mission of our chapter and events by reaching out to our unique audience in a separate and distinctive manner from traditional news media
- Regularly produce new content on healthcare and health IT issues through original works of the membership, curation of previous “must read” resources or cultivating topical online discussions...
Introduction to MACRA
By Larry Ozeran, President, Clinical Informatics, Inc.
Now that the elections are behind us, most of us in healthcare are focused on MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015). MACRA was how Congress replaced the SGR (Sustainable Growth Rate) after years of unsuccessful legislative alternatives. In the last 20 years, only the 2010 ACA (Affordable Care Act) is likely to have a bigger impact on our healthcare system than MACRA. (If the ACA is repealed . . well, that is a story for another day.)
National HIT Week - Advocacy Committee
2017 ePatient Summit
The Northern California HIMSS Chapter continues its annual patient-centered HIT learning and networking event. The ePatient Summit planning committee is excited to be orchestrating an amazing conference for 2017, in collaboration with El Camino Hospital and The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, to focus on the latest digital innovations, big impact trends and most prominent challenges shaping patient experience and care in Northern California and beyond. We will have a full spectrum of industry leaders, experts and patients weighing in on consumer driven approaches in healthcare and offering tactical insights on how technology can help build loyalty by winning over patients. The full-day event is being strategically organized into two tracks to address the positioning of patients both as “consumers” and as “partners”.
Why St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Mayo Clinic, and Leading Pharma and Medical Device Companies Have Digital Advisory Boards
In our work leading a digital health IT company, we are intrigued by the stated digital ambitions of leading health systems. We look at the actual path to execution for digital transformation. We are fascinated by this challenge, which affects all companies, including technology companies. Difficulty driving digital transformation is not unique to healthcare. For digital leaders, the ability to drive transformation shows how much leadership is actually required of their teams, together with their innovation partners to overcome the biases that digitally challenged firms will impose to defend against the changes of digital transformation.