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The Learning Center: Clinical Impact: MACRA and the quality payment program. A HIMSS webinar. December 6. Sign up now.
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Utah Health Information Network

Teresa Rivera, President & CEO of The Utah Health Information Network (UHIN) joins us to discuss the history of UHIN. She emphasizes the importance of keeping up with the pace of changing technologies and urges HIE organizations to work together to improve care for patients regardless of where they seek treatment.


EVERYTHING INTEROPERABILITY

Winter 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
Wednesday, January 18 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD from the University of Michigan will present A National Perspective on Interoperability Progress and Challenges, and Brian Behlendorf from Hyperledger will present on The Potential for Blockchain Technology in HIT. Register Now!

ONC tells Congress: Interoperability must be a priority
In its annual report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT touts widespread EHR usage and an increase in health information exchange. But the agency says there's still work be done to make true interoperability a success.

It's Time to Disrupt The $3 Trillion Healthcare Industry
Numerous major players - from Silicon Valley innovators to healthcare professionals to government leaders - are looking to use technology to transform healthcare.

November 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable: Improving the Quality of CDA Documents with Testing and Tooling
Didi Davis, from the Sequoia Project, and Nagesh "Dragon" Bashyam, contracting to the ONC, introduced the community to new tooling being used to improve the quality of the digital content available within several types and versions of CDA Documents, and provided details on the different aspects of quality that these tools can assess. Recording now available.


HIE Highway

Removing Barriers to Behavioral Health Information Exchange
Two briefs published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology identify strategies for enabling behavioral health information at work in Arkansas and South Carolina.

CMS launches API to help providers share Quality Payment Program data
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a tool that allows providers to automatically share electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP).

Ambra Health and San Diego Health Connect Partner to Image-Enable HIE Provider Portal
Ambra Health, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced a partnership with San Diego Health Connect to image-enable their health information exchange (HIE) network and offer providers a streamlined way in which to exchange and view medical images such as x-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Now, providers for over 3.5 million patients on the exchange will have seamless, digital access to their patients’ imaging data.

How to Solve the Core Problem of Patient Record Matching
Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly sensitive about the problems involved in matching multiple patient identities within the healthcare system, and most solutions rely on record linkage. However, there’s another way to look at it: what we ultimately need are tools that intelligently adapt and learn variations in ID record fields, and can take advantage of all the available information to properly identify someone.


Interoperability & HIE at HIMSS17

HIMSS17 Interoperability and HIE Symposium | Making It Work
Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 8:00am - 4:30pm | Orlando, FL
Continued adoption of value-based payment models, an expanding number of health IT applications implemented across care settings, evolution of available technical standards, and attention from federal policymakers all underscore and align with the need for semantic interoperability and exchange of data, information, and knowledge across the health system. This symposium provides an integrated understanding of the opportunities and challenges affecting diverse stakeholders stemming from confluence of new policies, evolving standards and certification programs, applications, and coordination required to realize a Learning Health System (LHS) that is patient-centered and improves population health. Register now!

HIMSS17 Interoperability & Standards Breakfast Panel | Tearing down Interoperability Barriers: Real Life Impact on Business, Technology, & People
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 07:30AM - 09:30AM ET | HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Theater™
Interoperability in healthcare can be a vexing concept.  Are we talking about how information is exchanged or are we really speaking about how stakeholders and systems across the health ecosystem interact to create a complete picture of an individual’s health? Stay tuned for registration information for this session.

Participate in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase
In the Interoperability Showcase, you can join the demonstration of an ecosystem of standards-based health IT enabling individuals to securely access, contribute and analyze their own health data. The Showcase is guaranteed to be one of the largest draws throughout the HIMSS17 exhibition. Contact HIMSS to get involved!


HIMSS Exchange

Experience the IHE North American Connectathon Education and Networking Opportunities
The IHE North American (NA) Connectathon is a powerful industry event that unites 550+ health IT professionals and industry's leading organizations to partner to advance health IT interoperability in North America. Check out the networking and educational sessions taking place all week.

The Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award as Presented by HIMSS North America
As IT becomes increasingly recognized as a pivotal tool to improve the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access to outstanding care, HIMSS is committed to ensuring a high-touch / high-tech relationship between clinicians and patients. If you know someone who exemplifies these qualities in the care that they provide, consider nominating them for this award. Recipients will be honored during HIMSS17 at an awards dinner on Feb. 21. The call for nominations is open now through Dec. 12. Nominate yourself or someone deserving of this recognition today.

2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey
Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the nursing informatics community to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurse professional. We need your feedback to complete the big picture for 2016. This survey will capture current professional status, salary and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the years in the nursing informatics workforce. Share Your Insights.

Interview Captures the Evolution of the TIGER Initiative
HIMSS President and CEO, Stephen Lieber, CAE, and Elsevier's Chief Professional Practice Officer, Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, discuss at length the TIGER Initiative: its beginnings, evolution, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and what the future holds for inter-professionalism. This interview was taped during the HIMSS Asia Pacific conference in Bangkok, Thailand this August 2016. Click here to access the interview.

Improving Patient Safety - Two Part Webinar Series
Learn from thought-leading provider organizations how to support patient safety initiatives. Part one of the series is on December 13th will define best practices to utilize health IT in patient safety initiatives and processes to incorporate into clinical workflows. Part two will continue on January 10th  and discuss how to improve the effectiveness of information governance in relation to patient safety and related change management.


 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 2nd
HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar: The Next Link in the Healthcare Chain

December 8th
Successful Value-Based Care with Patient and Provider Identity Management

December 11th-14th
Connected Health Conference

December 13th
Improving Patient Safety - Part 1

December 13th
HIMSS LTPAC Roundtable - Care Coordination and Analytics

December 14th
The Healthcare Cybersecurity Pulse - Part 2: Tools and Resources You Can Use!

January 10th
Improving Patient Safety - Part 2

January 18th
HIMSS Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

January 23rd-27th
IHE North American Connectathon

February 19th-23rd
2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition


HIMSS17: HIMSS17 Preconference symposia. February 29, 2016 Orlando, FL. Arrive one day early. Continue with a competitive advantage. Get the details >>


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