NMIS 2012: Bringing IT All Together


The Northwest Medical Informatics Symposium (NMIS) titled ‘Bringing IT All Together’ will be held next week on September 24-25.  The event is taking place at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, where the theme will be “Strategies for Confronting the Challenges of Health Information Technology.”

The two-day event will be addressing topics like:

 Preparing to meet Meaningful Use 2
 New payment reform models
 Understanding Accountable Care
 Transitioning to ICD-10
 Getting to a Paperless EMR

Among those speaking this year is State of Reform host DJ Wilson, who will be giving a talk titled “State of Health Policy: The Revenue Implications of Expanding Medicaid, Medicare Changes and the Future of Provider Networks.”  Featured speakers include:

Daniel KraftDaniel Kraft, MD – Daniel Kraft is a physician-scientist, inventor and innovator. He chairs the FutureMed program at Singularity University, exploring the impact and potential of rapidly developing technologies as applied to health and medicine.

Robert WahRobert M. Wah, MD  – Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. A nationally recognized expert in health information technology, Dr. Wah practices and teaches at the Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Md. and the National Institutes of Health. He is chief medical officer for Computer Sciences Corporation – Public Sector organization.

The following event objectives are located online at the NMIS website:

Provide an opportunity for participants to hear firsthand from industry experts about how new regulations and market trends could affect hospitals, including: meaningful use, ICD-10 transition, accountable care and other health IT initiatives.

Explore innovative approaches for using health IT to engage patients, improve provider satisfaction and create efficiencies.

Provide an overview of strategies for providers to maximize their health IT dollars in the current environment and economy.

You can take a look at the full agenda by clicking here.