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DeviceWorks at CHC

This year, the DeviceWorks organizations and our clients will lead 40 sessions in the Technology Solutions & Devices track and the Medication Process track.

The Technology Solutions and Management track (Follow Cerner Devices on Twitter) is designed for IT professionals interested in understanding the broad spectrum of technologies and management tools available for Cerner Millennium® systems. Non-Cerner Millennium clients interested in using CareAware™, RxStation™, Cerner Smart Room and other innovative technologies are also encouraged to attend.

Track highlights include:

  • Device Strategy: Using a Role, Condition, Venue Approach – Wellspan Health
  • iCommand Alerting–Going Beyond Connectivity – St. Thomas
  • Vital Signs: Out of Your Pocket and into Your EMR – Detroit Medical Center
  • Clinical Access to Data During Outages – Penn State Hershey
  • Device Connectivity Across Healthcare – UAB (Power Session)

In the Medication Process track (Follow Cerner Meds Process on Twitter) you can learn how Cerner solutions support the medication process from the initial order through pharmacist verification, dispensing and administration. Learn how to improve medication safety and support clinical pharmacy activities at your organization.

Highlights of this track include:

  • RxStation Conversion and Implementation – Uniontown Hospital
  • Integrating BPOC with IV Smart Pump Technology – Lancaster General
  • CareMobile Improvement Initiative – Lawrence Memorial Hospital

In addition to the tracks, you can see how we are going “beyond connectivity” throughout the Smart Rooms and pod demonstrations in the Solutions Gallery. We look forward to seeing you in a few days.

Tom Herzog
Vice President
DeviceWorks

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Women’s Health at CHC

It is an interesting time in Women’s Health, indeed, and Cerner’s Women’s Health business unit is anxiously awaiting this year’s Cerner Health Conference to highlight what we and our clients have been up to in the past year. After last year’s introduction of things to come within this area in Neal’s keynote address, there will be big buzz around seeing how those futures have come to fruition.

Women’s Health events will kickoff prior to the CHC launch, with a pre-conference workshop Friday, October 2, for clients interested in learning more about preparing for PowerChart Maternity build.  This half-day session is a must for any clients considering this implementation in the short-term. Prior to the Solution Gallery reception, the annual Women’s Health SIG group will be meeting to get a preview of the educational track, as well as talk about some exciting new areas of development.

The education track this year is chock full of great content, with several sessions receiving CNE credits for participants.  Six different clients will be telling their stories, including UAB Medicine, who will be talking about their implementation of the new PowerChart Maternity and FetaLink solutions. Along with our clients, we also are excited to have a state of the industry session by the chairperson of the 2010 National AWHONN conference, Catherine Ivory, who will review meaningful use criteria and the relevance to Women’s Health.

Add to this our Women’s Health Smart Room on the gallery floor, and the excitement is almost too much to contain…hope to see you there.

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About the Government and Policy Track

The Government and Policy track at the 2009 Cerner Health Conference is designed to help attendees make sense of the many different changes occurring in healthcare through the federal and state governments.  Participants of this track will hear about topics related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as the current federal health care reform being debated in the House and Senate right now.  We will have speakers available to talk through the complicated issues of Meaningful Use, health information exchanges, global perspectives of health reform and many more.

If you are interested in learning more about reform, please consider attending one of the sessions in this track.  Of particular note is the power session, “The State of American Healthcare,” featuring speaker Len Nichols, Director of Health Policy at the New America Foundation.  Nichols will offer a full overview of all the reform initiatives taking place in 2009 and how hospitals, health systems and industry partners can make sense of all the changes coming their way.

For a more global perspective, please join members of the National Health Services’ Connecting for Heath program as they discuss how their country has navigated major reform.

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About the Pediatric Care Track

Every fall, I look forward to seeing all of Cerner’s partners in pediatric care, both old and new, at CHC.  This year is no exception… as the “build your agenda” process is well underway, I see many familiar, and a few unfamiliar, names populating the list of attendees for each session within the Pediatric Care track.

Participants in this year’s pediatric care track will enjoy a variety of professional and social activities.  The conference begins with the Pediatric SIG meeting at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, when attendees will hear about the latest developments in pediatric care.  Participants then have the opportunity to attend the general session and tour the Solutions Gallery Sunday night.

Monday morning will continue the excitement, with more general sessions and a Power Session, building to the Pediatric Care keynote address at 10:30 am.  Dr. Sajjad Yacoob, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles chief medical information officer, will share CHLA successes with automation.  Since implementing the Cerner Millennium system in 2004, CHLA has saved $22 million in efficiencies. More importantly, the EMR system, known as Knowledge Information and Decision Support, or KIDS, has led to greater patient safety and quality care.

Monday evening, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other pediatric clients while enjoying appetizers at our pediatric reception.

The conference culminates Tuesday night with The Bash.   Some of you may be too young to remember Three Dog Night, but many of us recall their music as the finale to the decade of Peace and Love.  The sentiment “joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea” inspires children and adults alike to celebrate the moment.  I hope you can join us in that moment.

Update by Lisa Franz, Segment Specialist

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