GCC HIMSS Webinar: How to Create a Life-Giving Culture in Your Healthcare Organization
The best culture in a health care organization is a "connection culture." Connection is defined as a bond based on shared identity, empathy and understanding that moves individuals toward group-centered membership. One prominent neuroscientist describes connection as a superpower because it makes people more productive, healthier and happier. Patients and their families benefit from connection cultures, too, as the feeling of connection among the healthcare professionals extends to them and helps reduce the stress and anxiety that accompany illness.
Women’s Leadership Event
Network & learn how achieve your maximum personal & professional potential on January 7th at the Linder Center in Oak Brook
GCC HIMSS Webinar: Optimizing IT Infrastructure Through Converged Technologies
Enterprise IT infrastructure plays a critical and ever increasing role in the ability for premiere health care organizations, hospitals, and providers to provide the high level of patient care expected by both patients and physicians/staff. While pressured to provide the best healthcare experience possible - enabled by IT - most IT organizations supporting hospital operation workloads are continuously under pressure to reduce expense, to be more responsive and flexible, and to provide more value than ever before. Understanding the changes facing the infrastructure market and evaluating new technologies/concepts to run data center operations is critical to helping IT adapt within healthcare. To help move patient care and experience, to increase capabilities for health care providers, and to reduce operating cost, IT must look to smart capital investment and implementation of new technologies. This session will look at how the IT infrastructure landscape is changing and ways with which IT can begin providing "Healthcare IT as a Service" instead of just providing and managing back office infrastructure.
Welcome to GCC HIMSS!
We are a diverse group of experienced healthcare professionals working in the greater Chicagoland area. We work at hospitals, corporate health systems, consulting firms, vendor organizations, universities, and a wide variety of other organizations. Many of us are the decision makers in our organization. Our members range from CEOs, CIOs, and other senior executives to analysts and students. We have technical members and clinical members. The majority of GCC’s members have well over ten years of experience in the healthcare field.
As part of the FY14 HIMSS Chapter Level of Advocacy Awards, the GCC Chapter was awarded the Presidential Level of Advocacy Award. A HIMSS Chapter Level of Advocacy Award is presented to the Chapter as a direct result of their Chapter Advocate's leadership and commitment to health IT advocacy. A special thank you goes out to chapter member and former Advocacy HIE Chair Lauren Wiseman MSN, RN- BC at the Central Illinois Health Information Exchange and her team for all their hard work on the Chapter’s HIE Advocacy Day program.