More Than 40 Cerner Clients to Share Best Practices in HIMSS15 Education Session Presentations

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forty-one Cerner EHR client speakers across 28 organizations will present as part of 26 education sessions and four nursing informatics pre-conference symposium sessions during HIMSS15, April 12-16, in Chicago.

Clients will present on topics that cover a range of health care information technology themes, including health information exchange, provider and patient engagement, population health, and interoperability.

In addition, Cerner senior vice president of medical informatics, Dr. David McCallie, Jr., will join Intermountain Healthcare's Stan Huff for a presentation titled Extending the EHR Platform with Open Apps and Services. Cerner and Intermountain Healthcare recently announced its iCentra implementation at two Intermountain Healthcare hospitals and 24 clinics across northern Utah.

Education sessions are selected through a peer-reviewed process. The sessions involve attendees in intimate discussions and settings designed to encourage faculty–attendee interactions.

More than 300 education programs, including keynotes, thought leadership sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops, are scheduled during the five-day conference.

A full view of HIMSS15 Cerner-related education sessions are below. Please visit for more information and details.

Session Title Speaker Speaker Organization
A National Pediatric Health Information Network Wes Wright Seattle Children's Hospital
Advancing Telemedicine through an Adoption Model Natasa Sokolovich University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Aligning IT Operations with Functional HIM Requirements Judith Gash CentraState Healthcare System
Suzanne Layne Main Line Health System
Applying Analytics to Population Health Management Kori Krueger Marshfield Clinic
Kate Konitzer Marshfield Clinic
Avoiding Near-Miss Medication Order Safety Incidents Jonathan Bickel Boston Children's Hospital
Beyond the Hype: Achieving True Semantic Interoperability Ranga Chandra Gudivada University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Rasu Shrestha University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Case Study: Improving Clinical Communications & Workflow+ Breen Feistel Palomar Health
Meghan Jaremczuk Palomar Health
Clinical Integration and the Continuum of Care+ Ellen Harper Cerner Corporation
Data-Enabled Strategic Resource Allocation in ACOs Rishi Sikka Advocate Health Care
Tina Esposito Advocate Health Care
Davies Award Case Study: The Role of Nursing Informatics in Advancing Quality Care+ KC Lorfting Truman Medical Center
Engaging Patients Online in Rural Wisconsin - A 10-Year Journey Edna DeVries Marshfield Clinic
Rohini Hebbar Marshfield Clinic
Enterprise Collaboration for Patient On Boarding Wes Tidwell Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Extending the EHR Platform with Open Apps and Services Stanley Huff Intermountain Healthcare
David McCallie Cerner Corporation
Healthcare in the Cloud: Solutions for Transformation Carol Jones Billings Clinic
Health Systems Define Employees as First At-Risk Population Ralph Lawson Baptist Health South Florida
How to Get User Community and Technology Ready for ICD-10 Jennifer Lewis Temple University Health System
Improved Patient Engagement, Lower Readmissions with mHealth Thompson Boyd Hahnemann University Hospital
Richard Imbimbo Hahnemann University Hospital
IT Internships and the ROI and Recruitment that Drives Theme Andrew Grimm IU Health La Porte Hospital
Model of Care for Observation Patients - A Growing Population Mary Ellen Bucco Banner Health
Diannette Figueroa Banner Health
Opening Our Notes and Our Data+ Jen Walker Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Marcie Brostoff Boston Children's Hospital
Portfolio Management in a Complex Hospital Environment Rance Clouser Advocate Health Care
Preparing for Population Health: The Mission Experience Eileen Lipham Mission Health System
Robert Fields Mission Health System
Seven Opportunities for Stronger Information Governance Maria Muscarella Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Social Service Integration Strategy for Medicare Patients Arumani Manisundaram Adventist HealthCare
Ten for Patient Safety: Healthcare Optimization in Ontario Robin Walker London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London
Glen Kearns London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph's Health Care London
The Power of Hyperspecialization in Denial Management Adam Gobin Emory Healthcare
Transforming Process Improvement through RTLS Data Sarah Kadish Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Uncharted Meaningful Use Territory: Patient Portal Rollout Steve Margolis Adventist Health
Using Data Analytics for Improving Productivity and Revenue Richard Nagengast Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Using Perioperative Analytics to Reach the Triple Arm Lori Beucler Susquehanna Health
Shailesh Patel Susquehanna Health
* Sessions subject to change. Sessions are based on primary EHR vendor by CDR in HIMSS Analytics
+ Denotes nursing informatics pre-conference symposium sessions

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