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December 2017

Webinar: Before You Start Racing to Digital Transformation Success, First Fix the ‘Potholes’

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"In this webinar, David Delaney, M.D., Global Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of SAP Health, will examine where healthcare providers perceive they are in their digital transformations today, the obstacles they’re facing, the potholes they need to fix in their own infrastructures, best practices, and personnel training before they can roar ahead into the future.

Dr. Delaney will be joined by Mercy and Florida Hospital who will speak to where they are in their own digital transformations and provide examples of how they have been able to develop and scale new digital products. They will share their critical success factors towards digital transformation, provide advice on how to gain management support, and describe how they overcame their own challenges."

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Webinar: The Clinical Informatics Fellowship Explained

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

"This webinar is a one hour event to help answer questions about opportunities in the new clinical informatics fellowship. With the recent ACGME accreditation of a two-year fellowship at many programs around the country, many questions remain about the current state of the fellowship and the future.

The ACGME describes the clinical informatics specialty as 'the subspecialty of all medical specialties that transforms health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship.' We would like to use this time to answer questions about who we are, what the fellowships entail around the country through a panel discussion, what are possibilities after the fellowship, and how can individuals join the new subspecialty."

Note: Free to AMIA members, $50 to non-members

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Webinar: Coagulation Laboratory Studies Made Easy

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

"Coagulation testing methodologies are often challenging for new users to understand. Terminology may be confusing and the methodologies are sensitive to many variables. Consideration of biological, preanalytical, and analytical conditions is critical to reporting accurate results. This webinar will be focused on explaining methodologies, including tests used to screen for bleeding and thrombotic disease states, determining coagulation factor levels, confirming the presence of lupus anticoagulants, and tests utilized to diagnose von Willebrand Disease. In addition, platelet function testing and global hemostasis assays will be briefly covered."

Speaker: Meera Chitlur, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology & Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

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Webinar: Case Study: Building a Solid Technical Foundation for Your Health IT Strategy

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Sriram Bharadwaj is the Director of Information Systems at University of California Healthcare in Irvine. In his role as the Director of Information Services, Sri serves as the Chief Information Security Officer and oversees all clinical application development. He has more than 25 years of information management systems experience and is an expert in helping organizations build a technical foundation that is in service of their healthcare IT strategy.

During this webinar, Sri will discuss:

* How to build highly resilient, scalable and secure technology stacks that enable your healthcare organization to speed care delivery and enhance the patient experience
* How to develop long-term technology strategies that will continually enable organizations to deliver consistent and fast application performance, manage daily operations and help balance the varying needs of network functions
* Developing an application ecosystem and network management strategy using limited budget and resources"

Speaker: Sriram Bharadwaj, Director of Information Systems, University of California - Irvine

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Webinar: Enterprise Imaging: The Path Forward for Value-based Imaging

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"The way healthcare needs to be delivered is changing right before our very eyes, and healthcare delivery models that reward volume based care delivery are rapidly evolving to ones that reward value. These new care models entail a keen focus – not on the volume we generate out of our imaging centers and health systems, but on quality, outcomes, and costs across the entire care continuum, where continuous quality improvement is a linchpin that will enable better clinical outcomes at…

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Webinar: Developing Your Next Generation Infrastructure

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Audrius Polikaitis, PhD, Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems (UI Health Systems) is responsible for all applications, systems, analytics, and infrastructure that support the patient care, business and financial operations, and has management responsibility for the clinical engineering function at UI Health enterprise.

Dr. Polikaitis will join Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to discuss infrastructure management strategies, cloud services, data center management and how health systems are preparing to support their clinical applications of the future."

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Webinar: Practical Tips for Transforming Your Organization Through Cybersecurity Strategy

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Indiana University Health’s Chief Information Security Officer joins Healthcare Informatics to share his expertise in implementing cybersecurity strategy for two large healthcare organizations. At IU Health, Mitchell Parker leads a team within Information Services dedicated to protecting the organization's systems and data. IU Health has 15 affiliated hospitals and almost 30,000 employees. Prior to his position at IU Health, Parker served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Tenet Health." Speaker: Mitchell Parker, Executive Director of Information Security and Compliance,…

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Webinar: A Quick Guide to the Analytics Behind Genomic Testing

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

"This course features introductory information about the role of bioinformatics in clinical genomic testing by NGS from the perspective of a national reference laboratory. An overview of the various types of bioinformatics pipelines, variant detection methods, and the computational infrastructure supporting these analytical pipelines will be discussed. This course will end with an overview of the validation strategy for bringing a new bioinformatics platform online for clinical production."

Presenter: Elaine Gee, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics, ARUP Laboratories

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