The HIMSS Physician Committee provides domain expertise

The HIMSS Physician Community is comprised of 2100+ physician members and was formed to create a clear unified Physician IT voice in the industry. The HIMSS Physician Community strives to influence public policy, impact EHR usability and improve the way in which physicians interact with their patients, staff and other physicians.

Goals of the Physician Community:

  • Engagement in focused activities to impact the direction of Health IT in the workforce
  • Learn and keep current on HIT & Informatics education
  • Network with other Physicians
  • Access to educational presentations on HIT & Informatics from content experts

The HIMSS Physician Committee provides domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS physician & medical informatics activities, initiatives and collaborations.  This effort was intended to build a community within the HIMSS membership for those individuals with a role in medical informatics as physicians experiencing new requirements to adopt and use information technologies.  Each year, the HIMSS Physician Committee, led by its chair and comprised of eleven total committee members, meets in person with HIMSS staff for a full day of dialogue.  The purpose of this meeting is to set the agenda that drives education and resources to the HIMSS Physician Community members.  Key topics included MACRA, usability, the value of HIT, and the need for continual education on the best use of health IT for physicians.

During a full-day meeting in December, the HIMSS Physician Committee toured the HIMSS Innovation Center and had an opportunity to take the quiz in the Cyber Security Command Center and take a group photo. 

2016 – 2017 Committee Members:

  • David E. Danhauer, MD, FAAP (Chair) System VP/CMIO, Owensboro Health

  • Sarah Corley, MD, Internal Medicine Associates

  • Ashutosh Goel, MD, VP/CMIO, Bronson Healthcare Group

  • John Lee, MD, CMIO, Edward Hospital and Health Services

  • David Yu-Kwong Ling, MD, Associate CMIO, University of Virginia Health System

  • Lisa M. Masson, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Informatics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • David Michael, MD, CMIO, Vidant Health

  • Joseph C. Nichols, MD, Principal, Health Data Consulting

  • Karl Poterack, MD, Medical Director, Applied Clinical Informatics, Mayo Clinic Hospital

  • Milisa Rizer MD, MPH, CMIO

  • Luis Saldana, MD, CMIO, Texas Health Resources

Among the many resources provided by the HIMSS Physician community is a complimentary webinar series. The Physician Community webinar series targets key hot topics and top areas of interest pertinent to physicians with regard to health information technology and medical informatics.

The Physician Community recently hosted a two-part webinar series on the topic of cybersecurity and featured the Cybersucurity HUB at the Global Center for Health Innovation:

“The Healthcare Cybersecurity Pulse – Part 1: What’s Happening and What’s Next?”

“The Healthcare Cybersecurity Pulse – Part 2: Tools and Resources You Can Use!”

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