Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM PDT
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DoubleTree Hotel - Holladay Ballroom 
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232

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Oregon Chapter of HIMSS Annual Conference 2018
Leveraging Data to Improve Access and Care
Online Registration Closed
Registration Available at the Conference Check-In

Attend the Oregon Chapter of HIMSS Annual Conference May 17, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland to learn how local organizations are innovating in the areas of Population Health, Informatics, and Technology Risk Management.

Bring your questions and join us for an informative conference with industry leading speakers, panel members, interactive breakout sessions, and the opportunity to network with hundreds of other Health IT professionals.  Learn more about the annual conference agenda, presentations, and presenters.

Conference Panel and Presentations Include:

  • Transforming Health Care Delivery in Oregon through Technology and Robust Health Information Exchange, Susan Otter, Director of Health Information Technology, Oregon Health Authority; Dr. Andrew Zechnich, Chief Medical Information Officer, Oregon Region, Providence St Joseph Health; Liz Whitworth, PreManage Project Manager, CareOregon.
  • Decision Support: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Moderator: Joseph Lassiter, President, The Robertson Group (TRG); Brett Downen, Lead Manager of Imaging Informatics, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center; TJ Anderson, Director of Knowledge Management and Decision Support, Department of Medical Informatics, Northwest Permanente; Bill Dussin, PharmD., CPHIMS, Informatics Pharmacist, Providence St. Joseph Health; Ruth Schleyer, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Legacy Health.
  • Social Determinants of Health – How Data Demonstrates Their Impact on the Health of a Population, Juliana Wallace, Director Unity Services, Unity Center for Behavioral Health; Matthew Mitchell, Data Strategist, Central City Concern; Yelena Rozenfeld, Senior Data Scientist, Providence St. Joseph Health; Craig Rusch, Chief Information Officer, Albertina Kerr.
  • Process and Technical Infrastructure for Data Science ROI.  Case Study: Predicting and Preventing Clinic No Shows, Tristan Markwell, Principal Strategic Scientist, Providence St. Joseph Health;  Lindsay Mico, Senior Data Scientist, Providence St Joseph Health.
  • Healthcare Leadership Panel:  One Big Problem We Solved and How,  Moderator:  Laureen O’Brien, Principal, LOB Consulting; David Strickland, VP / Regional CIO for Kaiser Permanente – Northwest; Maili Boynay, Vice President of Applications, Information Systems & Services, Legacy; Michael I. Lieberman, CHIO, OHSU, Valerie Fong, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Providence Health & Services; and Charlie Earle, Chief Information Officer, Unity Care Northwest.
  • Live! Live! Live!  A Patient's Perspective, Lisa Layton, M.S. - CCC 
  • Are You Vaccinated Against Risk? Cultural, Technological, and Process Tools, Matt Beland, CEO, Smooth Sailing Solutions; David Strickland, VP / Regional CIO, Kaiser Permanente – Northwest.
  • Who Should Attend:  Health IT Professionals, Security, Risk Management and Compliance Officers, Informaticists, Health IT Project Managers, Healthcare Industry Program/Project Directors and Managers, Analytics and Data Science Leaders, CEO, CFO, Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer, Marketing/Patient Engagement, Application Analysts, Operations Leaders and others providing clinical and business technologies and services. 

Sponsorship:  The conference will include an exhibitor hall and networking opportunities during check-in, breaks, lunch, and an evening reception.  Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.  Please contact Rex Eads or  additional sponsorship information.

Obtain CE Hours:  This event has been approved for up to 7 hours in continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) and Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).

Scholarships Available:  The Oregon Chapter of HIMSS is excited to announce the launch of our event scholarship program.  The Oregon HIMSS Scholarship Program creates 32 event scholarships designed for a mix of health IT students, military veterans and individuals interested in career growth and professional development.  To apply for an event scholarship complete the short application.   For more information contact Scott Zacks. 

Registration:  Register today to ensure your attendance, previous conferences have sold out weeks ahead of event. Registration includes lunch and a networking reception with appetizers served.  Registration fees: HIMSS Member $110, Non-Member $159, Student HIMSS Member with valid ID $30, and Student Non-Member $60.  RSVP for the Annual Conference by clicking on Register Now below.

For additional cost savings become a member today and register for the conference at the member rate.  If interested, sign up at annual membership.  

Register Now! Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.