I’m in a PDMP State of Mind

By Karen R. Clark, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, chief information officer, OrthoTennessee; part of the HIMSS Health Information and Technology User Experience Committee and the HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition Success Stories initiative

The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition doesn’t end when the convention center doors close. Attendees leave with knowledge from educational sessions, speakers and networking that can be applied to the real world, creating an ongoing, year-round experience. HIMSS asked attendees to share the personal and professional successes that stemmed from attending conference – from challenges faced to changes made. Read on to learn about the value of attending HIMSS19 from the unique perspective of our members and partners.

Like many of you, I’ve been in healthcare for years and have seen the “next new thing” come and then fade away – in place of the next new thing. I’ve seen whitepapers, and journey maps, mind maps, environmental scans; you name it.

While these are interesting and useful ways to expand one’s understanding of a topic, I yearned to do something practical. Something that clinicians can really use in their daily life – to help their patients and their practices.

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