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Edward Marx named CHIME-HIMSS 2013 CIO of the Year

Edward W. Marx, FCHIME, FHIMSS, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award. Marx is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Offi cer at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofi t healthcare delivery systems in the United States and the largest

in North Texas in terms of patients served. He will receive the award at the Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Orlando on Feb. 25, 2014. T e award, sponsored by the College of Healthcare Informa-

tion Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), recognizes healthcare IT executives who have made signifi cant contributions to their organization and demonstrated innova- tive leadership through eff ective use of technology. T e boards of directors for both organizations annually select the award recipient. T e award is named in honor of the late John E. Gall Jr., who pioneered implementation of the fi rst fully integrated medical information system in the world at California’s El Camino Hospital in the 1960s. Marx’s distinguished career in the healthcare industry spans

24 years, 16 of which have been spent as CIO. Concurrent with his career in healthcare, he served 15 years in the Army Reserve, fi rst as a combat medic and then as a combat engineer offi cer. He has been leading Texas Health’s Innovative Technology Services professionals in developing and implementing strate- gies to enhance the patient and provider experience through the application of IT since 2007. Before joining Texas Health, Marx was CIO of University

Hospitals Health System of Cleveland. He previously served in a variety of IT leadership roles with healthcare organizations such as HCA (Tennessee), Parkview Episcopal Medical Center (Colorado) and Poudre Valley Health System (Colorado).

KUDOS Angela Kennedy is AHIMA’s new Board President/Chair

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) members have elected Angela Kennedy, Ed.D, MBA, RHIA, as President/Chair of the organization’s 2014 board of directors. Kennedy’s offi cial one-year term began Jan. 1, 2014. Dr. Kennedy has been serving in this role since June 29, 2013, following the passing of President/Chair Kathleen A. Frawley, JD, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA. Dr. Kennedy is a professor and Chair of the Department of

Health Informatics and Information Management at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Her professional experience includes working in health information, cancer registry and medical staff services, as well as quality management and

quality and project management consult- ing for rural health information systems implementation. She has 14 years of higher education experience in areas of instruction, administration and research. In her AHIMA role, Dr. Kennedy will work with the

board and CEO Lynne T omas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, to provide strategic direction to the non- profi t association for health information management (HIM) professionals. T e 71,000-member organization aims to protect the accuracy of patient health information as well as safeguard and preserve its privacy.


HIMSS14 RESOURCES Optimize your HIMSS14 experience

With the HIMSS14 show just around the corner (February 23-27, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando), there is no shortage of resources that can help you get the most from the event.

Plan to hear awesome keynote speakers: Potential 2016 presi- dential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton; Aetna Chairman, CEO and President Mark T. Bertolini; and CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner impart their wisdom.

Check out the Enhanced HIMSS Interoperability Showcase: The big news this year is that HIMSS has expanded its Interoperability Showcase by merging it with the Meaningful Use Experience. Get involved in this interactive environment where health IT solution providers collaborate to maximize their technology offerings and connect with clinicians, technicians and key decision makers. See firsthand the realization of connected health and patient empower- ment across the U.S. healthcare landscape.

Spend some time in the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion: Featur- ing the Intelligent Medical Home, watch real-time data flow from the patient at home back to the local hospital.

Get your hands dirty: The Hands-on Connected Patient Learning

Gallery will showcase HIT products and services that address e-engagement with providers and patients.

Get a front row seat at BeaconNation Live: Learn about 17 selected Beacon Communities that are using health IT as a foundation for improvement and innovation.

Take a tour: Explore Nemours Children’s Hospital at Lake Nona Medical City, an innovative, Davies Award-winning Stage 7 hospital.

Use the planning brochure: Target and locate key sessions, vendors, exhibits and events ahead of time so you can make the most of your time once you get to the event.

Be there even if you can’t be there: If you are unable to attend HIMSS14 in person, you can still get in on the action. HIMSS14 Online provides access to select portions of both live and on-demand events – for up to 90 days past the event close – for a one-time fee of $49. Participants get myriad ben- efits, including conference highlights in “news broadcast” format, access to a networking lounge and social media center, and opportunities to earn continuing education credits. If you plan to attend the conference in person, add HIMSS14 Online to your registration so you won’t miss a beat.

Stop by the Career Services Center: Explore this centralized location on the show floor for recruiters, job seekers, consultants and others who contribute to the development of the health IT workforce.

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