Published on December 19, 2008
Ambulatory Healthcare Information Systems Steering Committee : Ambulatory Healthcare Information Systems Steering Committee August 12, 2008 “Relationship is enabled or disabled by the way a system is designed and the technological and other tools supporting the systems.” : “Relationship is enabled or disabled by the way a system is designed and the technological and other tools supporting the systems.” Leadership : Leadership Dr. John Maese, Quality Physician Services, Brooklyn, NY, Chair Person to the Ambulatory IS Steering Committee. Gambel Heffernan, MISYS, Senior Vice President Management, Vice Chairperson. HIMSS Staff : HIMSS Staff Mary Griskewicz, Senior Director Ambulatory Information Systems, Jill Redenius, Coordinator Ambulatory Information Systems Pat Wise, RN, Vice President, Health Information Systems 2008-2009 Ambulatory IS Steering Committee Members : 2008-2009 Ambulatory IS Steering Committee Members John Maese,MD Gamble Heffernan Doug Blair Joe Castelli, MD Jeffery Daigrepont Marilyn Lamar, JD Tony Linares, MD Chuck Parker Babette Peach Susan Pouzar Phil Rosen James Sorace, MD John Wade Holly Miller, MD, Board Liaison Cheryl Pabich, Ambulatory Roundtable Chair Mike Matull, Community Health Organizations Task Force Chair Jim Gaddis, Business Systems Integration Task Force Chair Vision & Purpose Statement : Vision & Purpose Statement Mission: The importance of ambulatory care in our healthcare delivery system and the need to accelerate the adoption of Information technology continues to be increasingly important for the healthcare industry and HIMSS. HIMSS is dedicated to strengthening its Ambulatory Care Initiative by continuing to work with providers, clinicians, practice managers, communities and the military to identify and demonstrate how Information technology can promote clinical and business integration solutions in the ambulatory care setting. Purpose:The Ambulatory Information Systems Steering Committee leads the Society by creating pragmatic resources, tools, and education, on health information technology adoption to improve the quality of care in the ambulatory care setting. Working with leaders from, medical practices, military health system, community health organizations, large healthcare enterprises ambulatory clinics, consultants and vendors, the Ambulatory Information Systems Steering Committee assists in transforming the delivery of care in the Ambulatory care setting to increase quality and effectiveness of patient care. The Ambulatory Care Information Systems Committee’s initiatives are focused on; removing barriers to IT adoption, increasing the use of EMR/EHR to improve the quality of care and promote business systems integration in the ambulatory care setting. Vision & Purpose Statement (Cont) : Vision & Purpose Statement (Cont) Areas of Focus: The committee is dedicated to growing our membership with representation from ambulatory care experts and promoting the use of information technology to allow for practice transformation by identifying, educating and participating with our members in the areas of: Communicating industry and government updates and trends related to information technology adoption Health information technology best practices and lessons learned Change management best practices and lessons learned Process and workflow improvement resources and tools CCHIT product certification for ambulatory electronic health records Business information systems lessons learned and best practices Community health center initiatives, best practices and lessons learned HIMSS Committee Structure : HIMSS Committee Structure HIMSS North America : HIMSS North America HIMSS Committee Structure : HIMSS Committee Structure Ambulatory IS Steering Committee Task Forces Work Groups Roundtable What is a Steering Committee? : What is a Steering Committee? Highly skilled volunteers. Execute the strategic plans of the society. Approved by the Board of Directors. What is a Task Force ? : What is a Task Force ? A Group that works on a narrow issue for a specific time frame. Form with approval from the Board of Directors. Always serves under a Steering Committee. They disband when the work is completed. What is a Work Group ? : What is a Work Group ? Group that works on one specific project/ issue that is time sensitive. Form with approval from the Board of Directors. Always serves under a Steering Committee. They disband when the work is completed. What is a Roundtable ? : What is a Roundtable ? Roundtables are Board-created groups focusing on strategic subjects and/or audiences for the Society. Each Roundtable has a specific core constituency – for example, chapter liaisons focusing on state legislative and regulatory issues. Roundtables, and their Chairs, serve at the discretion of the Chairperson of the HIMSS Board of Directors. Ambulatory Committee Groups : Ambulatory Committee Groups Community Health Organizations Task Force : Community Health Organizations Task Force Chair: Mike Matull Staff: Mary Griskewicz and Jill Redenius Purpose Statement: Provide a forum for the providers of the nation's 30,000 Community Health Centers to meet, network, and develop an outreach effort that allows the providers to explore topics of common interest, learn from best practices and provide a collective voice advocating for information technologies for populations at risk. Development of an online database of CHO (community health organization) health information technology (electronic health records, practice management systems, etc) Discover potential synergies and collaborations for Community Health Organizations in HIMSS Provide awareness to CHOs of the value of HIMSS tools and resources Explore collaboration with HRSA with the focus of HIT and community health centers. Business Systems Integration Task Force : Business Systems Integration Task Force Chair: Jim Gaddis Staff: Mary Griskewicz and Jill Redenius Purpose Statement: Identify and publish best practices in ambulatory business integration; possibilities include practice management systems integration with clinical ambulatory systems, devices an revenue cycle improvements. Publish a checklist highlighting considerations of ambulatory integration when acquiring a new application or upgrading an existing one. Publish an in-depth analysis identifying best practices, leading practitioners, key planning requirements, and ROI for at least two ambulatory integration areas. Identify key regulatory and compliance areas for FY08 that will have implications to medical practice revenue cycle. Publish tools and resources. The Digital Office Task Force : The Digital Office Task Force Chair: Chuck Parker Staff: Mary Griskewicz and Jill Redenius Purpose Statement: Work on content and design of the Ambulatory eNewsletter – The Digital Office Ambulatory Roundtable : Ambulatory Roundtable Chair: Cheryl Pabich Staff: Mary Griskewicz and Jill Redenius Purpose Statement: The Ambulatory Roundtable - will provide a forum for our HIMSS Corporate members and Organizational Affiliate participants to discuss and learn about emerging and current issues and trends in the Ambulatory Care setting to specifically address the adoption and use of health information technology. This group will serve as a new benefit for the Corporate and Organizational Affiliate Members. Member Participation : Member Participation Participate, Participate, Participate Attend meetings Identify additional resources to help Share your ideas Select one activity to participate on for 2008-2009 Think outside the box Contact Information : Contact Information Please contact for additional information: Mary Griskewicz, Senior Director Ambulatory IS email@example.com To join one of our groups: Jill Redenius, Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you : Thank you
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