February is American Heart Health Month, which reminds us to pay attention to cardiovascular health. It’s also Black History Month, a time to acknowledge key African American figures of the past and present.
Did you hear? On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter during the annual Groundhog Day celebration. Enjoy the spring-like weather we are having across North Carolina!
In this Newsletter
Upcoming Events, Winter Webinar Recap, SIGs, HIMSS Certification, NC HIMSS Scholarship, Healthcare News, Sponsor/Sponsorship
We will continue to provide updates on these events as dates, times, and locations become available. Look for updates on our website, Twitter, LinkedIn and membership emails.
CPHIMS Certification Review Course:
February 28, March 2, 7, 9 | 6:00–8:30 pm
A virtual review course to help prep for the CPHIMS exam. To be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00p – 8:30pm on 2/28, 3/2, 3/7, 3/9 (Register Here)
HIMSS23 Southeast Chapters Networking Reception
April 17 | 8:00-10:00 pm
Connect with other NC, SC and VA chapter members during HIMSS23 at Fatpour Tap Works in Chicago—$10 for members. (Register Here)
HIMSS23 Mid-Atlantic Chapters Networking Reception
April 19 | 8:00-10:00 pm
Connect with other GA, MD, NC and VA chapter members during HIMSS23 on the showroom floor—$10 for members. $20 non-members. (Register Here)
May 17 | 4:00-8:00 pm
Cybersecurity SIG event and Drive Shack, Raleigh-—$29 for members. $49 for non-members. $19 for students. (Register Here)
Planning is underway for the Summer Education Offering and 2023 Fall Conference. Stay tuned for details!
Recap: Standing out in Virtual Interviews
On February 22 Isabel Seifert, Senior Recruiter at Intellect Resources, and Joe Arlotto, Senior Account Executive – Healthcare IT & Digital at Gravity IT Resources, provided tips and tricks to land that next position by standing out in a virtual interview. For those unable to attend the session was recorded and can be viewed on our NC HIMSS Media Channel Here.
The Latest: Special Interest Groups
The Cybersecurity SIG will hold a panel discussion titled “Healthcare Cyber Resiliency: Lessons Learned from the Moore County Power Grid Attack” on May 17, 2023, in coordination with the NCHIMSS Spring Social. Our panelists – from a local health system, the FBI and DHS – will share best practices for anticipating and navigating ongoing cybersecurity risks and challenges. Audience engagement will be encouraged through Q&A. (Read more and Register Here).
The Informatics SIG held its first meeting on February 20th, where the group brainstormed topics for educating the NCHIMSS members about how healthcare technology can impact patient care. Look for more updates about opportunities to learn and collaborate on this important topic.
The DEI SIG also held its inaugural meeting this week (February 23rd). The group continues to look for more members so please check out opportunities to be a part of this important discussion.
How do I prepare for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification exam?
The most effective methods to prepare include performing an assessment to identify the domains where you may be weak, setting an individual learning plan to address those areas, and practice, practice, practice. Those who answer a lot of practice questions tend to have the highest rates of success. These links can help with each strategy listed:
CAHIMS Competency Gap Assessment | CAHIMS Learning Plan | CAHIMS Practice Exam
CPHIMS Competency Gap Assessment | CPHIMS Learning Plan | CPHIMS Practice Exam
Last month: How do I obtain CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification?
Review courses are an EXCELLENT way to prepare!
NC HIMSS is offering a free CPHIMS Certification Review Course beginning February 28. Learn more and register.
NC HIMSS Scholarship
NC HIMSS will be offering a 2023 scholarship of $2500 to a master’s level college student. This scholarship is being renamed in memory of Linda Hoover who passed away in late December. Learn more here.
Healthcare News to Know
National HIMSS updates and other important healthcare news in our state:
- What’s coming in 2023 in NC’s health care scene?
- Two Atrium Health Hospitals Become the Only Hospitals in North Carolina to Receive Prestigious Surgery Verification
- Duke Names Health System Chief Executive Officer
- Debra Hernandez named senior vice president of System Emergency Services
- Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap | HHS.gov
- All About Valves – Everything You Need to Know About Valve Disease
Become an NC HIMSS Sponsor
Our sponsors help us bring valuable programs to our members. Each month, we’re proud to showcase sponsors in this newsletter to share the value they bring to our community and two of our newest sponsors are highlighted below. Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting healthcare IT, healthcare delivery, and the health of all of us across North Carolina! Click hereClick here to learn more about sponsorship.
Sponsor Spotlight: IMO-Intelligent Medical Objects
IMO is a healthcare data enablement company that focuses on ensuring clinical data integrity and quality by making fit-for-purpose patient information available across the healthcare ecosystem, from hospitals to health information exchanges to payers, and beyond. IMO’s footprint in EHRs powers its ability to capture and preserve clinical intent at the highest level of specificity. Secure technology platforms and products help clients transform and extract value from their data. Learn More.
We hope you are enjoying the nice weather, spring is just around the corner!
NC HIMSS Board of Directors