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Interoperability & Standards Webinar: Addressing the Challenges to Achieve Secure Interoperable Exchange of Patient Data
June 14 2016 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
Did you miss the HIMSS16 Interoperability & Standards Breakfast Panel? Back by popular demand: Join us for this webinar to learn about this topic from the comfort of your own home or office! Join other like-minded health IT and medical professionals for a conversation with health information exchange and interoperability thought-leaders who are making an impact in data exchange through innovative and impactful ways.

FDA Releases New Draft Guidance for Use of EHR Data in Clinical Investigations
On Monday, May 15, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance on the use of electronic health record (EHR) data in clinical investigations to clarify FDA's expectations when EHRs are used as a source of data. FDA will accept comments and suggestions regarding the draft guidance through July 18, 2016.

Health IT Policy and Standards Committees Discuss MACRA and Task Force Recommendations
On Tuesday, May 17, the Health IT Policy Committee and Standards Committee, Federal Advisory Committees to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), convened for an in-person joint meeting. Read more.

Podcasts: STEPS to Value - Ten-minute MACRA: What you need to know about the proposed rule
The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) proposed rule represents a fundamental change in the way health care is paid for and is aimed at establishing the infrastructure for value-based reimbursement. These ten-minute, special report STEPS to Value episodes will provide high-level overviews for the key areas of the proposed rule and information on how you can participate in the HIMSS commenting process.

Look to HIMSS for Resources on the New MACRA Proposed Rule
With the release of the proposed rule on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), HIMSS has created a suite of resources to help the community understand the new rules.  More details are available on the HIMSS MACRA Resource Center on the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and alternative payment models (APMs).  Included there is an executive summary as well as fact sheets on specific provisions in the proposed rule.


HIE Highway

HIE inPractice Non-Profit Partner Feature: PDN HIE
Emily Hartmann, Deputy Director at the PDN HIE, joins us and shares her insights from the perspective of an HIE just beginning to share data with big goals for the future of the Paso Del Norte region. She talks about their interest in new advancements in technology and exploring how the HIE can best benefit the community. She also expresses her appreciation for the advice and direction PDN HIE has received from more established HIEs.

HIMSS HIE Measures and Enterprise Survey
Open through July 1, 2016
We are inviting all HIMSS members who are interested parties in Health Information Exchange to participate in an anonymous, 10-minute online survey about your organization's experiences with health information exchange. Click this link to complete the survey. We will be sharing aggregated statistical results to all HIMSS members as a thank you for your time and to help you better understand the national landscape of health information exchange.

HIMSS Shows Benefits of HIE During the Republican National Convention #EmpowerHIT
The Republication National Convention is quickly approaching. The convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, which is also the location of the HIMSS Innovation Center. Some of the visitors attending the convention may not fully understand the value of health IT to them as individuals. HIMSS is therefore preparing for this once in a generation opportunity by designing education for all visitors.

HIE Sustainability Models Survey Results and Analysis
From the HIMSS HIE inPractice Task Force: The goal of the HIE Sustainability Models Survey was to aggregate the collective wisdom of HIE organizations that have achieved sustainability and distill it into a set of guidelines for the HIMSS HIE Community, with the goal of identifying high-value services and conveying guidance on how to implement those services, drive their adoption and quantify return on investment (ROI).

Introductory Glossary and Brochure: Health Information Exchange
From the HIMSS HIE inPractice Task Force: This resource outlines some of the key terms all healthcare consumers should know as well as questions to ask about how their information will be used.

Become a member of the HIE Community
The HIE Community serves as the central convening point for HIE professionals to share ideas, make connections, learn best practices and leverage opportunities in a collaborative virtual community.  Each quarter we host a 90 minute HIE Community Roundtable open to all HIMSS members that choose to be a part of the HIMSS Community. HIMSS members can join the community by updating their HIMSS Participations or by sending an e-mail to interop@himss.org requesting to join.


HIMSS Exchange

HIMSS17 Call for Proposals
The HIMSS17 Call for Proposals is now open through June 13, 2016, 5:00 pm CT. The HIMSS Call for Proposals is the yearly request for proposals to be considered for the next HIMSS Annual Conference. Our Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC), consisting of 12 appointed volunteers from all membership constituencies, carefully designs the program to meet the needs of our audience. Submit your proposal today!

Connected Health Conference Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals is now open for the Connected Health Conference through June 24, 2016.
By driving to the forefront the importance of individuals engaging in their own health journey, the Connected Health Conference provides the platform for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities in connected health. And we're just getting started!

Exhibit at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at NI2016, June 25-29, Geneva, Switzerland
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ during Nursing Informatics 2016 offers health IT solution providers the chance to play a critical role in leading the evolution of healthcare while connecting with qualified, engaged decision makers. Explore how your organization can exhibit in areas ranging from Home Care, Connected Patients, Handoff, API, Telehealth and more. View a complete list of benefits and packages Questions? Contact Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 7-8th
IHE World Summit

June 13th
HIMSS17 Call for Proposals Deadline

June 14th
Interoperability and Standards Webinar

June 25-29th
HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at NI2016


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