HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL
February 19-23, 2017
HIMSS17 is right around the corner and things couldn’t be any busier for those of us involved in ensuring this year’s conference is another huge success. There is a lot that goes into ensuring one of healthcare’s largest annual meetings goes off without a hitch, and I, for one, am continually impressed by the skill, dedication and energy of my colleagues in pulling this off year after year.
One of the activities for conference I am most involved in surrounds the release of various HIMSS-commissioned research reports. And this year is no exception.
2016 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey: We are poised to release our 2016 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey during the Nursing Informatics Symposium. This survey is always well received, as it provides fantastic insights into the dynamics of this growing profession. Yet, it is the 28th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey that I am most personally interested in releasing.
HIMSS 2017 Health IT Leadership and Workforce Survey: The HIMSS Leadership Survey has proven to be a fascinating and valuable HIMSS-conference deliverable. Last year, for example, we leveraged the findings from the survey to highlight the emerging ascension of clinical IT executives in healthcare provider organizations. This year, we abbreviated the survey instrument to capture the most historically salient issues from the Leadership Survey as well as incorporating key questions from the biennial HIMSS Workforce Survey.
Added to the instrument changes, we have made a concerted effort to include long term / post-acute care (LTPAC) providers and vendors into the pool of survey participants. Widely recognized as one of health IT’s growth areas, this year’s HIMSS Leadership Survey will allow us to compare and contrast the IT interests and experiences of various provider groups to one another, as well as explore how these responses align with the perceptions of vendors/consultants.
Take the HIMSS 2017 Health IT Leadership and Workforce Survey
I am very excited about the insights this year’s survey will yield. The opportunity to participate in this survey and have your insights be counted is still open, and I strongly encourage those involved in the healthcare IT field to take our survey now before it closes in the early part of the new year.