Health Information Technology Bulletin Board

If you would like to suggest an item for the HIT bulletin board please email CHIC@aap.org.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics to Appear at HIMSS15

Chicago welcomes the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 12-16, 2015, at McCormick Place. More than 38,000 healthcare industry professionals are expected to attend to discuss health IT issues and view innovative solutions designed to transform healthcare.


AAP is proud to support this annual event that helps health IT professionals find the right solutions for their organizations. Conference education sessions include preconference symposia on clinical and business analytics, HIEs, innovation, mobile health, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT and more. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS15.


George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, leads a strong roster of speakers that also includes Gregory D. Wasson, President and CEO, Walgreens; Bruce  D. Broussard, President and CEO, Humana; and Jeremy Gutsche, Founder of Trendhunter.com and Author of “Exploiting Chaos.”

The HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall will feature the Connected Patient Gallery, Federal Health IT Solutions Pavilion, HIMSS First-Time Exhibitors Area, HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, Intelligent Health™ Pavilion (formerly known as Intelligent Hospital Pavilion), and three Knowledge Centers focused on clinical and business intelligence, disaster preparedness and mobile health.

For more information about HIMSS15 and to register, visit www.himssconference.org. AAP members receive member discounts on conference registration.

 

2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, California

Health Information Technology Educational Sessions

 

Children’s EHR Format Moved to United States Health Information Knowledgebase

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’S) Children’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format has moved to the United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK).  The transition to USHIK helps align the Children’s EHR Format with related knowledgebase information associated with Meaningful Use, health IT standards, and related clinical quality measures.  The transition also offers a more user-friendly interface. 

The Children’s EHR Format is a set of child-specific requirements (and other requirements of special importance for children) that an EHR should meet to perform optimally for the particular health care needs of children. The Children’s EHR Format, developed by AHRQ and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with input from the American Academy of Pediatrics, was released in February 2013.   

The Children’s EHR Format can be accessed at https://ushik.ahrq.gov/ under the tab “Child EHR Format.” 

Additional information can be obtained at healthit.ahrq.gov/childehrformat.

Questions can be directed to cehrformat@ahrq.hhs.gov.

ePROS

PROS, the practice-based research network of the AAP, invites interested practitioners to join our newly established ePROS project. 

About ePROS:

For more information about signing up to participate in this groundbreaking research, please contact the ePROS team at epros@aap.org or via phone at 800/433-9016 ext 4978.

 

AAP Publications

The Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT) identifies article topics and authors for the following AAP News columns:

Health IT Trends (members only)
Health IT Trends is a regular column that appears in AAP News. If you are interested in submitting a topic for consideration, please view the author instructions.

Tech Tip (members only)
Tech Tip is a “sidebar” column that accompanies the Health IT Trends column in AAP News. If you are interested in submitting a topic for consideration, please view the author instructions.

 

If you would like to suggest an item for the HIT bulletin board please email CHIC@aap.org.