Members of the Clinical Business Intelligence Network to Present at HIMSS Conference

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Participants to Learn Techniques to Kick-Start Their Clinical and Business Intelligence Efforts to Transform the Healthcare Industry

This symposium gives HIMSS attendees and industry leaders a chance to get a greater understanding for what their peers are doing in the C&BI space.

On Feb. 23, members of the Clinical Business Intelligence Network (CBIN), will present at a pre-conference symposium leading up to the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, which takes place Feb. 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.

The symposium, entitled “Linking Clinical Analytics & Business Intelligence (C&BI) to Improve Clinical Care and Operational Performance,” will provide participants with the contextual, practical and actionable information to kick-start and accelerate their Clinical and Business Intelligence efforts. Participating CBIN member presentations include:

--The Important Role of Governance in Building and Deploying a C&BI Strategy
Cort Garrison, MD, MBA, CIO
Salem Health, Salem, Ore.

--Building an Agile C&BI Workforce: Staffing, Staff Development and Organizational Structure
Chris Elfner, team lead, Decision Support
Bellin Health, Green Bay, Wis.

Brian Veara, Clinical Business Intelligence Program Manager, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value
Appleton, Wis.

--C&BI Workflow Management and Communication: Capture, Prioritization and Implementation
Douglas C. Stahl, PhD, MBA, vice president, Enterprise Business Intelligence
City of Hope, Duarte, Calif.

--Aligning Clinical Analytics and Performance Excellence to Deliver Highest Value to the Enterprise
Chealsea Nather, MSc, director, Analytics & Clinical Effectiveness
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif.

Julie Bartels, executive vice president of National Health Information for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, which facilitates CBIN, will moderate the session beginning at 8 a.m. EST. In addition to presentations by CBIN members, the symposium also features advice from industry experts at The Data Warehousing Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Gartner and Mike Orzen & Associates.

“Clinical business intelligence is a cornerstone to transformation of the larger healthcare system,” said Bartels. “This symposium gives HIMSS attendees and industry leaders a chance to get a greater understanding for what their peers are doing in the C&BI space.”

Participants will learn about the critical role C&BI plays in the transformation of an organization’s clinical and financial performance, as well as tips about the governance structure, staff skillsets and workflow processes needed to launch and sustain a successful C&BI program.

“My membership in the Clinical Business Intelligence Network has accelerated the development of our Business Intelligence program, and I’m happy to contribute what we’ve learned to help others on the same journey,” said Stahl, with City of Hope.

To learn more about the 2014 HIMSS Conference, visit

CBIN, a peer-to-peer learning community, brings together healthcare leaders in performance improvement, clinical analytics, business intelligence and IT. This collaboration accelerates the spread of clinical business intelligence throughout the healthcare community, assisting members in realizing greater value from their data, and supporting the performance improvement journey of their organizations.

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