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November 4, 2016

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The 2016 Election Results Webinar: Exploring the Impact on Health IT Policy
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Congressional

Congress Returns November 14th
Congress will be returning to Washington post-election on November 14th. Stay tuned for updates on potential "lame duck" legislative activity.

Federal

CMS Hospital OPPS Rule Finalizes 90-Day Meaningful Use Reporting Period in 2016
On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, which finalizes changes to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, and the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program.

HIMSS Responds to National Cyber Incident Response Plan
HIMSS strongly supports the basic principle in the NCIRP, that education and readiness are shared responsibilities to ensure greater public awareness against cyber-attacks.

HHS Offers New Resources to Help Providers Maintain Access to Protected Health Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two resources to help improve the awareness of EHR vendors' obligations to make health information available to their health care provider customers.

ONC Announces Winners of Move Health Data Forward Challenge
The ten Phase 1 winners now move to Phase 2, where up to five finalists will be awarded $20,000 each for prototypes and test performance of their solutions.

News

How to Avoid Business E-mail Compromise and Spear Phishing Attempts #CyberAware #HITSecurity
Every organization and employee needs to know about Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), including what it is, how to spot it, and how to avoid it. Raise the level of awareness by incorporating BEC into education and training of employees—not just one time (such as during orientation), but on a regular basis #HITsecurity

Economics Driving Innovation in HIE and Taking Advantage of Opportunities at HIMSS
In my opinion, the challenges facing exchange are more economic than technical. Sure, there are issues with standard specificity and issues with vendors, but I think that the economics of stakeholder viability in a Fee-for-Value world will force solutions very quickly...

Young Professionals in Health IT Success Stories Series:
Jenny Sabol president of the Western PA HIMSS chapter, shares her experience as a young professional in the field of health IT. GenY4HIT

CMS Hospital OPPS Rule Finalizes 90-Day Meaningful Use Reporting Period in 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, which finalizes changes to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, and the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program.

Women in HIT Special Series: Cathy Petrozzino
In this episode of Code Red, our Women in HIT special series continues with HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee member Cathy Petrozzino, Principal, Cybersecurity Partnerships and Information Privacy at MITRE Corporation. Cathy describes her experiences as a cybersecurity pioneer, the importance of confident leadership, and the power of "hidden mentors". Listen to Women in Health IT special series: Cathy Petrozzino

Code Red™ focuses on cybersecurity challenges facing health care today & tomorrow, featuring the voices of the people on the front lines. The goal of the podcast is to explore the interplay between the people, processes & technologies that make up an organization's cybersecurity posture from both a leadership & skills-based perspective.

Listen to previous episodes of Code Red™

 

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November 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable: Improving the Quality of CDA Documents with Testing and Tooling
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CPHIMS Body of Knowledge - An Introduction
November 7, 2016

2016 Annual Fall Conference | South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS
November 9, 2016

HIMSS Analytics Essential Knowledge Series: A Look at Trends in Precision Medicine
November 9, 2016

Networking Happy Hour | Western Pennsylvania Chapter of HIMSS
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Joint HFMA Chapter Meeting | Midwest Gateway Chapter of HIMSS
November 10, 2016

Advancing Care through Telehealth
November 10, 2016

CPHIMS Body of Knowledge - An Overview of the Implementation Development Life Cycle, Part 1
November 10, 2016

November 2016 Educational Event | New England Chapter of HIMSS
November 10, 2016

2016 Open House | Montana Chapter of HIMSS
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2016 Fall Event | West Virginia Chapter of HIMSS
November 11, 2016

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