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Connecting collaborating and leading an insider s view of himss

Connecting, collaboratingand leadingAn insider’s view of HIMSS

Iowa HIMSS Chapter Meeting, April 16th, 2004

Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN, BC, CPHIMS

Director of Professional Services

Himss vision mission

HIMSS Vision & Mission

Our Vision is advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

Our Mission is to lead the healthcare information and management systems field through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, and community affiliations.

Himss changes

HIMSS Changes

  • 1961 – Mgmt engineering personal membership society

  • 1980s – Added information services professionals

  • 2001 – Included corporate members (CHIM)

  • 2002 – Enhanced content expertise (CPRI-HOST)

  • 2003 – Expanded communities (MS-HUG, Sun users)

  • 2004 – New research-based subsidiary (Dave Garets CEO)

Society today

Society Today

  • 215+ Corporate Members

  • 14,000 Individual Members

  • 42 Chapters

  • 70 Staff

  • Locations:

    • Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI;

      Washington, DC

Individual member profile

Individual Member Profile

  • Professional level

    • CIOs/senior management46%

    • Director/dept head25%

    • Senior staff/managers19%

    • Other10%

  • Work site

    • Providers80%

    • Vendors11%

    • Consultants 9%

Strategic audiences


U.S. hospital enterprise focused Providers, Suppliers, Consultants

Senior management: CXOs via CIOs

IS/ME middle management & staff



Non-enterprise based clinicians

Ambulatory care




Life sciences

Strategic Audiences

Strategic subjects



HIPAA, privacy, security, patient safety, emergency preparedness


Revenue enhancement, cost reduction, clinical systems, CPOE, ROI, quality of care, Auto-ID & bar coding, standards, process improvement, project mgmt


EHR, ERP/Supply Chain, PACs, best practices, wireless, outsourcing, system integration



Genomics, national health information infrastructure


Changing insurance models, worker shortages



Strategic Subjects

What is our personality

What is our personality?

The Six C’s -

  • Credible, not biased

  • Current, not dated

  • Change agents, not change resisters

  • Collective good, not self interest

  • Comprehensive, not concentrated

  • Connected, not exclusive

The himss model

The HIMSS Model

  • Industry Intelligence

    • Provide credible industry intelligence that enables healthcare professionals and organizations to drive improvement, change and innovation

The himss model1

The HIMSS Model

  • Industry Affairs

    • The expertise and knowledge of healthcare information and management systems professionals frame and lead healthcare legislation, regulations, policies, standards, and practices

The himss model2

The HIMSS Model

  • Professional Development

    • Equip healthcare information and management systems professionals to achieve individual and organizational success

The himss model3

The HIMSS Model

  • Communities

    • Foster primary connecting points among healthcare professionals through HIMSS communities

What have we done what are we planning

What Have We Done? What Are We Planning?

Connecting collaborating and leading an insider s view of himss



# Exhibitors









San Diego








San Antonio








San Diego
















New Orleans








San Diego

Annual Conference History

Results orlando 2004




# Exhibitors



NSF Exhibit Space



Non Exhibiting Attendees



Total Attendees



Results…Orlando 2004

Staggering statistics



Hotel room nights:

10,600 (Peak) 44,500 (total)




397 (including all education sessions)

Exhibiting booths


Pounds of freight shipped

2,674,000 pounds (550 elephants)

Gallons of coffee consumed

11,521 cups of coffee (576 gallons)

Miles of carpet

16 (Twice the size of length Mackinac Island)

Conference publications


AC web site views

1,521,775 (yes, that’s 1.5 million!)

Average views per day

(trend increasing)


Top 3 visited pages

1.Conference Home Page

2. Exhibition Home Page

3. Conference Exhibitor Guide

Total trade shows conventions

13,400 per year !!!

Staggering Statistics!!!

Annual himss conference february 22 26 2004 orlando fl education sessions

Annual HIMSS ConferenceFebruary 22-26, 2004, Orlando, FlEducation Sessions

HIMSS Contact: Deb Clough, Joanne Bartley, Gail Rice

Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC)

150 + Education Sessions:

  • 85 sessions selected through the Call for Proposal Process

  • 30 Views from the Top and Invited Sessions

  • 30 CoSponsored Sessions

  • 10 Roundtable Discussions

  • 25 e-Sessions

  • 20 Workshops

Communications department products services

Communications DepartmentProducts/Services

  • Public Relations/Media Relations

  • Press Releases (as needed)

  • E-News-Individual Members (weekly)

  • E-News-Corporate Members (weekly)

  • Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM)

  • HIMSS Insider (monthly, as part of Healthcare IT News)

  • Books

Connecting collaborating and leading an insider s view of himss

Industry Affairs

2003 – 2004


Ambulatory care

Ambulatory Care

  • Welcomed Mark Leavitt, MD, Ph.D, FHIMSS as Medical Director & Director of Ambulatory Care

  • Released Ambulatory Wireless Study

  • Ambulatory Care Committee launched

  • Environmental Assessment complete

The full spectrum of care settings

The Full Spectrumof Care Settings

Large Group Practices

Hospital Outpatient Departments

Small Physician Offices

Inpatient Med/Surg Units

Critical Care Units

Ambulatory care vs acute care

Ambulatory Care vs Acute Care

Large Group Practices

Hospital Outpatient Departments

Small Physician Offices

Inpatient Med/Surg Units

Critical Care Units

Ambulatory Care

Acute Care

Contrasts ambulatory care vs acute care

1 Billion

Volume of Encounters (Annual, U.S.)


8 Million


Revenue per Encounter


Contrasts: Ambulatory Care vs Acute Care

Large Group Practices

Hospital Outpatient Departments

Small Physician Offices

Inpatient Med/Surg Units

Critical Care Units

Ambulatory Care

Acute Care

Sources: Health Affairs W4-79, 2003; NAMCS Report, CDC, 2002

Health expenditures comparison

$518 Billion6.4% growth

$578 Billion8.6% growth

*Includes physician services $339 Billion, 6.6% growth, plus prescription drugs/equipment $237 Billion, 11.5% growth

Health Expenditures Comparison

Strategic Bottom-Line: Ambulatory Care is as big as Acute Care and growing even faster

Large Group Practices

Hospital Outpatient Departments

Small Physician Offices

Inpatient Med/Surg Units

Critical Care Units

Ambulatory Care

Acute Care

Source: “Health Spending Projections,” Health Affairs W4-79, 2003

Electronic health record

Electronic Health Record

  • National Health Information Infrastructure

  • National Preparedness & Response

  • Nicholas E. Davies Award Program

  • Continuity of Care Record

  • HL7’s Standard for the EHR

  • Patient Safety

  • Voluntary Patient Identifier

National health information infrastructure

National Health Information Infrastructure

  • Task Force chaired by C. Martin Harris, MD of the Cleveland Clinic

  • Submitted ePrescribing grant proposal

  • Relationship with Health & Human Srvcs

  • Considering grant proposal opportunity through Robert Wood Johnson

  • NHII Survey underway

Privacy security

Privacy & Security

  • CPRI Security Toolkit v4.0

  • Professional Certification Programs – Security, Privacy, and Privacy & Security

  • Security Features of the EHR Workgroup

  • CPRI Toolkit Workgroup

  • Medical Device Security Workgroup

Auto id and bar coding

Auto-ID and Bar Coding

  • Coming Soon!

    • Auto-ID Virtual Tour: Delivering Safe, Efficient and Effective Patient Care

    • A brief, interactive presentation, available on HIMSS’ Web site and via CD-ROM


  • Implementation Guide for the Use of Bar

    Code Technology in Healthcare

    • Provides a general understanding of the use of bar coding technology in the healthcare enterprise

    • Go to Bar Coding Hot Topics

National preparedness response

National Preparedness & Response

  • Task Force chaired by Col. Rosemary Nelson, RN (Ret.)

  • Resource Grid on our website

  • NPR Survey released this week

  • Coordination with Federal Gov’t and private sector

Nicholas e davies awards

Nicholas E. Davies Awards

  • Organizational

    • 2004 Winner is Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

  • Primary Care

    • 2004 Winners are:

      • Roswell Pediatric Center

      • Evans Medical Group

      • Cooper Pediatrics

  • Public Health Launched in January

Patient safety

Patient Safety

  • Clinical Decision Support Workbook

  • Implementation Tools underway

  • Don’t Count the Errors – Prevent Them

  • ROI White Paper



  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)

    • Making interoperability possible by bridging the gap between standards and their implementation

  • HIMSS is the Secretariat for ISO/TC 215 Health Informatics and Administrator for the U.S. TAG for TC 215

    • International and national standardization in health informatics and communications technology

Integrating the healthcare enterprise

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise

  • IHE is a joint initiative to improve systems integration

    • Process for coordinated adoption and implementation of standards

    • Clinicians/IT staff define needs

    • Vendors and IT Professionals develop solutions

      • Technical Framework

    • Professional societies supervise documentation, testing and demonstration/promotion

    • Vendors consistently deploy standards into products

    • Sponsored by HIMSS, RSNA and ACC

    • More info at:

Connecting collaborating and leading an insider s view of himss

IHE 2004 achievements and expanding scope

Over 80 vendors involved world-wide, 4 Technical Frameworks

24 Integration Profiles, Testing at yearly Connectathons,

Demonstrations at major exhibitions world-wide

Provider-Vendor cooperation accelerates standards adoption

International organization for standardization iso

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

  • ISO/TC 215 Technical Committee

  • Develops standards for health informatics

    • Comprised of 26 countries working together

    • Standards development areas

      • Health Records and Modeling Coordination

      • Messaging and Communications

      • Medical and Nursing Terminology

      • Privacy and Security

      • Smart Cards

      • Pharmacy

What is the u s tag technical advisory group for iso tc 215

What is the U.S. TAG?Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 215

  • Each member country represented on the Technical Committee organizes a TAG

  • The U.S. TAG develops U.S. positions and identifies the need for new work

  • HIMSS is the U.S. TAG administrator

Himss connects you

HIMSS Connects You

  • Be a visionary

    • Use your knowledge and expertise to assist in the health information standards development activities

  • Be a change agent

    • Collaborate with national and international producers, vendors and end users in the health informatics domain

  • Be connected with HIMSS and 26 countries developing health informatics standards

  • Contact us at:

Public policy

Public Policy

  • Two Branches: Legislative Affairs & Federal Affairs

  • Focus on Congress, DHHS, DoD, VA, and Homeland Security

  • White Papers, Position Papers, Draft Legislation, Testimony, Comments

  • Chapter Advocacy Liaison Roundtable

Advocacy resources

Advocacy Resources

  • Committees of Volunteers

    • Chapter Advocacy Liaison Roundtable (CALR)

    • HIMSS Government Relations (Diamond) Roundtable (HGRR)

    • Advocacy Committee

    • Special Projects Work Group

    • Chapter Outreach Work Group

    • Legislation/Regulation Work Group

  • Tools

    • Legislative Action Center

    • LegAlert

    • Speakers Bureau

    • eNews

    • Chapter Leaders Newsletter

    • Chapter Advocacy Workbook

Legislative affairs

Legislative Affairs

Himss certification programs

HIMSS Certification Programs


Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems

AHIMA & HIMSS Collaboration

Certified in Healthcare Privacy (CHP)

Certified in Healthcare Security (CHS)

Certified in Healthcare Privacy & Security (CHPS)

Professional development

Professional Development

Promotes healthcare information and management systems professionals by:

  • Recognizing individuals who meet the eligibility requirements and pass the exam

  • Encouraging continued personal and professional growth

  • Providing a national standard of knowledge

About the cphims exam

About the CPHIMS Exam

  • Designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge representative of professional practice.

  • Content was defined by a national role delineation study.

  • Developed through a combined effort of qualified subject-matter experts and testing professionals.

Cphims self assessment exam

CPHIMS Self-Assessment Exam

  • New in 2004! Take the CPHIMS Self Assessment Exam (SAE)

  • 100-question online practice examination designed to match the cognitive and content areas of the CPHIMS examination.

  • Offered as a benefit of membership, the price of this online SAE is:

    • HIMSS Members$115

    • Non-members$150

Renewal of cphims certification

Renewal of CPHIMS Certification

Attaining certification is an indication of

mastery of a well-defined body of knowledge

at a point in time. Renewal is required every

three years.

  • Documentation of 45 contact hours of continuing professional education over the three-year period. Renewal fee:

    • HIMSS Members$100

    • Nonmembers$175

  • Successful re-examination

Who is taking the cphims exam

558 Tested

465 Passed

93 Failed

Director – 31%

CxO – 19%

Senior Staff/Manager – 23%

Consultant – 4%

Other Senior Staff – 12%

RN 9%

Who is taking the CPHIMS Exam?

Chp chs chps certification

CHP, CHS, & CHPS Certification

  • Demonstrates dedication to quality healthcare and to the high standards for managing confidential healthcare information.

  • Presents solid evidence to implement best practices and apply current technology solutions.

  • Sets a person apart from un-credentialed job candidates and augments career development.

  • Ensures current knowledge through continued education.

Sponsoring organizations

Sponsoring Organizations

  • AHIMA and HIMSS have joined forces to develop these unique certification programs for healthcare privacy and security.

Who s taking the chp exam

227 Tested

132 Passed

95 Failed

Director – 38%

CxO – 30%

Consultant – 5%

Vice President – 5%

Other – 22%

Who’s taking the CHP Exam?

Who s taking the chs exam

28 Tested

20 Passed

8 Failed

Manager – 31%

Director – 28%

Information Security Officer – 14%

Consultant – 10%

Vice President – 7%

Other – 10%

Who’s taking the CHS Exam?

Who s taking the chps exam

51 Tested

16 Passed Both

7 Passed Privacy Only

3 Passed Security Only

25 Failed

CxO – 42%

Director – 29%

Manager – 10%

Vice President – 10%

Other – 9%

Who’s taking the CHPS Exam?

Continuing education program

Continuing Education Program

  • HIMSS encourages chapters to offer continuing education credit for their sponsored programs

  • Applicable to CPHIMS and CHS criteria

  • Each 50 minute program qualifies for 1 contact hour

  • $150 fee per contact hr. is waived for chapters

  • Contact or download form at Go to Certification

Exam administration

Exam Administration

  • Primary mode of delivery is via computer at over 120 AMP Assessment Centers throughout the United States.

  • No application deadlines (computer admin only)

  • Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Exams are also offered in paper-and-pencil format in conjunction with HIMSS Annual Conference

Community affiliations

Community Affiliations

  • A Growing Membership

    • Individuals

    • Corporations

    • Organizations

  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Chapters

  • User Groups

Nursing informatics

Nursing Informatics

  • New collaborations with National and Regional groups

    • Nursing Informatics Collaboration Task Force

  • Nursing Informatics Symposium

    • 311 attendees

    • 681 nurse attendees at Annual Conference

  • First national Nursing Informatics Survey

    • 539 respondents

Contact information

Contact Information

HIMSS Website

Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN, BC, CPHIMS

Director of Professional Services

Direct: 312-915-9281

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