Hosted on Sunday, Feb. 19 and Monday, Feb. 20, HIMSS12 Workshops topics include:

Attendees of the full day Clinical and Business Intelligence Workshop: Unlocking Tomorrow’s Forecast Today: Driving Healthcare Decisions through Intelligence will learn from industry leaders and experts about the skills and tools needed to maximize current analytical methodologies, and learn best practices of utilizing IT and management systems to improve the efficiency and quality of care delivery.


During the interactive, full-day EHR Vendor Evaluation, Selection and Implementation: Mission Possible: Choosing and “Meaningfully Using” Health IT for Quality Care Delivery, healthcare providers and staff will learn how to develop a roadmap for meeting organization-specific goals in conjunction with meaningful use and other incentive programs.


Through the Integrating Virtual Worlds into Healthcare half-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the potential uses and benefits of virtual worlds, with suggestions for how their own organizations might use these services. Learners will be taken through the process of creating a free account and avatar in the virtual world Second Life,® and navigate and explore the thousands of simulations available.  


In the half day Riding the Wireless Wave Workshop, the presenters will share the most important advancements in healthcare wireless technologies with attendees, and show the clear benefits and pitfalls associated with the technologies and approaches.


The Usability 101: Applied Methods and Insights will focus on real-world scenarios in measuring the effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of the user experience with an EHR. This full day workshop will cover usability research methods across the software design and development spectrum that can be adapted to any organization’s EHR development, customization or implementation process.


The half day Health IT in the Latino Community—From Concept to Practice will discuss unique problems and strengths of the Latino community as they relate to healthcare, leveraging technology for success, and new technology initiatives.


Other Pre-conference Workshops include: Change Management Strategies Workshop: Essential Tools for Leading Clinical Transformation; Health IT 101: An Introduction to Healthcare and IT Enabling Technologies; Privacy and Security Workshop: Seven Indicators to Determine if Your Information Security Program is Real or Fantasy; Project Management Workshop: Measurement, The Next Frontier of Healthcare Projects; and Understanding the True Meaning of Meaningful Use for Medical Practices.


The full agendas and registration for HIMSS12 Pre-conference Workshops are available on the HIMSS12 website