News Corner: The Importance of Nursing Informatics to Be Covered at HIMSS

Though HIMSS has traditionally catered to an IT/informaticist audience, technological innovations are shifting some of the focus to nurses.

At HIMSS16, longtime CIO, Edward Marx, Vice President of the Advisory Board Company, will present why he believes nurses should be the most recognized stakeholders in healthcare. In his closing keynote to the Nursing Informatics Symposium, “Looking Towards the Future; Imagine the Possibilities,” Marx plans to examine how emerging tools, technologies and innovations will impact healthcare delivery in the future. Marx will also define the “Internet of Things” and discuss its implications for healthcare.

Marx’s keynote speech reflects the growth of nursing informatics in healthcare. As a hands-on user of technology in a patient-facing role, nurses need to prepare for the challenges ahead. They should understand what disruptions will be brought about by new technologies and how to optimize IT tools at their disposal.

“There is no profession that I have more respect for than nursing,” Marx said. “Nurses are where the healthcare rubber meets the road. To be part of this conversation is a dream come true – to share ideas with the nurses about how technology and nursing will intersect down the road – wow.”

Previously, Marx was awarded the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall CIO of the Year Award in 2014 when he was with Texas Health Resources. Since 2010 he has served as the governor-appointed chairman of the Texas Health Services Authority.

Event Details:

Title: “Looking Towards the Future; Imagine the Possibilities”

Date: February 29, 2016

Time: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.

Location: Sands Expo Convention Center, Marcello 4404

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