Thursday, August 4, 2011

HIMSS Volunteer Opportunities - Ambulatory and Public Health

Ambulatory Community Health IT Task Force Seeks Volunteers
This task force provides a forum for providers, vendors, consultants and other industry leaders to meet, network and engage in outreach efforts. Providers explore topics of common interest, learn from best practices and provide a collective voice advocating for information technologies for the underserved and populations at risk. This group consists of Community Health Centers (CHCs), Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), free clinics behavioral health and those providing services to the homeless. This Task Force will meet on the first Friday of the month at 1 p.m. ET and will be chaired by Lynn Sherman, CFO, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke.

The Digital Office Task Force…Needs a Canadian Perspective
The Digital Office is a complimentary monthly e-newsletter for HIMSS members, physicians, and the media, providing timely, comprehensive coverage and analysis of how EHRs are used in independent physician practices. The e-newsletter’s task force is seeking new volunteers, including Canada. The task force will be chaired by Randy Pinnow, Healthcare Consultant, Kolb+Co, SC, and will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. ET. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke.



NEW! Join the Continuity of Care Task Force
The Continuity of Care Task Force will create resources and tools that promote and utilize IT to coordinate care amongst healthcare providers to provide better patient outcomes. This group will examine the role of health IT in the primary care setting as it relates to coordinating care with acute setting, ACOs and within patient-centered medical homes. The Continuity of Care Task Force will be led by Antonio Linares, MD, RVP, and Medical Director, WellPoint, and will meet on the second Monday of the month at 2 p.m. ET. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke.

NEW! Join the Personal Health IT Task Force
The Personal Health IT Task Force will demonstrate, through the development of resources and tools, how widespread consumer adoption of online tools and channels of communication can improve healthcare. Focus areas include meaningful use, new and innovative health IT, development of value models and ROI use-cases for personal health IT, and emerging and available technologies, including social media. Beginning in July, the PHIT Task Force will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. ET. The PHIT Task Force will be led by David Rowe, Clinical Business Solutions, GE Healthcare. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke.

To volunteer or to learn more,  click here.

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