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HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition

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ACCE Education Session #155 - CAVEA EMPTOR: Decision Making on Clinical Technology Acquisitions

Time: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: McCormick Convention Center, Room W194
Description: Capital budgets for clinical technology acquisitions today is often 8 to 10 times larger than what same organization spent 10 years ago. This session provides a description of a structure, process, and tools that decision makers (CEOs, COOs and CFOs) should avail themselves of when determining which clinical technologies to adopt and how to measure a successful implementation.

Speakers: Stephen Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FACCE CCEStephen Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FACCE CCE
Chief Technology Officer
ABM Healthcare Support Services


Jacob Johnson, MS, CCEJacob Johnson, MS, CCE
Manager, Clinical Technology, Integrated Environment Management
Kaiser Permanente


Clinical Engineering & IT Community/ACCE Awards Reception

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 PM– 9:00 PM
Location: River Roast Chicago, 315 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654, map

Network with ACCE members, leaders of the Privacy & Security Steering Committee, participants in the Clinical Engineering & IT Symposium, and experts from the Interoperability Showcase/IHE Patient Care Device Domain – all are welcome to attend!

Special Thanks to our Sponsor
ABM Healthcare Support Services

ACCE Booth

Location: E6
Date: Monday, April 13 & Tuesday, April 14: 9:00 AM- 6:00PM, Wednesday, April 15, 9:00 AM – 4:30PM

Stop by to check out the ACCE Booth and learn more about ACCE.

  • Learn about current teleconference/webinar series
  • Learn about the upcoming new website
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities
  • Learn about the CCE exam
  • Learn about the membership programs
  • Learn about ACCE International activities
  • Connect with old and new friends


HIMSS15 Awards Banquet

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM,
Location: The Chicago Hilton Grand Ballroom

The HIMSS awards Banquet is a time for celebration & recognizing members who have added their unique sparkle and verve to the industry. Come toast their accomplishments at this year’s elegant event.

Join Paul Sherman, ACCE President in congratulating the 2014 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award recipient: Erin Sparnon, MEng

2014 ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and information Technology Synergies Award Recipient: Erin Sparnon, MEng
Erin Sparnon, MEng 

Erin Sparnon joined ECRI Institute in 2002, and as an Engineering Manager in ECRI Institute's Health Devices Group, Erin Sparnon leads staff in testing and evaluating medical devices, conducts accident and forensic investigations involving device failures, and provides consulting services for hospitals. She has spoken on infusion safety and medical device integration at HIMSS and AAMI, and also contributed research to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, co-authoring a landmark survey analysis of safety events related to the electronic health record (EHR). Ms. Sparnon has a Master's Degree in Systems Engineering from Penn State University and Bachelor's Degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.

Over the last several years, Erin has developed a tremendous amount of expertise in the area of infusion technology and focused her efforts to help make ensure industry adopts safer ways to use and deploy this technology. She is an excellent presenter and has educated countless healthcare professionals on a wide variety of topics related to safety and medical technology, particularly in the area of infusion technology and medical device connectivity. Erin especially excels in imparting her practical judgments about medical technology use throughout her very active support of IHE PCD and other standards-related efforts. I've been fortunate to work with her on ACCE activities as well as IHE PCD and the HIMSS Patient Safety Task Force and find her willingness and insight very helpful. -Paul Sherman, President, ACCE

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