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February 5, 2015 ISSUE ARCHIVE |SUBSCRIBE | MEMBERSHIP
EVERYTHING INTEROPERABILITY
The Future of Health IT Standards and Interoperability
Joyce Sensmeier, HIMSS Vice President of Informatics, shares her perspective on health IT standards and interoperability – what’s happened in 2014 and what’s ahead in 2015.

ONC Releases Interoperability Roadmap—Strives to Enable Interoperability Functions on a Nationwide Level by the End of 2017
The Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0 document describes the actions and roles of a variety of health IT stakeholders needed to achieve the vision presented in ONC’s 10-Year Interoperability Concept Paper.

Cleveland's first "Connectathon" showcases potential of Global Center for Health Innovation: the Mix
People understand convention centers. Big cities need big spaces for meetings and boat shows. But what's a Global Center for Health Innovation for?

HHS and ONC invest $28 Million in Health Information Exchange Grants
This new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will invest $28 million to increase the adoption and use of interoperable health IT tools and services to support the exchange of health information.


HIE Highway
We Need Your Help!
The State HIT Dashboard is being upgraded! As one of our most popular resources highlighting critical health IT initiatives, it is important that we hear from you to ensure that this resource is meeting your needs. Please take 2 minutes and complete this brief survey.

HIE inPractice Non-Profit Feature: Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
HIE Non-Profit Partner Q&A: Deb Hemler, Director of Engagement for Indiana Health Information Exchange and member of the HIMSS HIE Committee, shares her thoughts on health information exchange, building and sustaining an HIE organization, and the value of active engagement with HIMSS. Interested in featuring your non-profit HIE organization? Contact Julie Moffitt.

The State HIE Program Four Years Later: Key Findings on Grantees’ Experiences from a Six-State Review
To understand the effects of the State HIE Program on HIE progress, ONC contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) to conduct a multi-year evaluation of the program.

HIE inPractice Podcast – Episode #9: Creative Sustainability (Part 1)
In this informal and engaging podcast series, HIE Committee member and CMS Health IT Specialist, Katy Dyer talks with the Kentucky Health Information Exchange's, Polly Mullins-Bentley about how KHIE has approached everything from onboarding to state-wide collaboration in their ongoing mission to bring reliable and responsible health information exchange to the state of Kentucky.

Making Progress: A 2013/2014 Comparison of HIE Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2
Charlie Rogers, CEO of Core Health Technologies and HIMSS HIE Committee Chair; and Mari Greenberger, HIMSS Director of Informatics shares their perspective on the results of the 2013 and 2014 surveys, showing the progress in which Meaningful Use-related services are being offered to participating stakeholders.

January 2015 HIE Community Roundtable – Recording and Slide Decks Available Online
Listen to our Winter 2015 HIE Community Roundtable, featuring an update on HIMSS Government Relations from HIMSS Senior Director of Congressional Affairs, Rich Hodge, followed by a lively discussion on Vendor Operability with CHIRP's Elliot Sloane and the University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Ross Koppel.


HIMSS Exchange
HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
In this key role, available for a term of two fiscal years, HIMSS Committee volunteers play an instrumental part in leading and executing the strategic initiatives of HIMSS, all while building a strong network and enhancing professional development opportunities. The call for applications closes on March 9, 2015. Apply today!

HIMSS15 Health Information Exchange Symposium: Interoperability Driving Innovation
Join a lineup of outstanding faculty and get a head start on networking with like-minded peers as you dive deeply into the subjects that interest you most.

HIMSS15 Registration
April 12-16, 2015 | Chicago IL
Join over 35,000 healthcare IT professionals for four days of education, innovation and professional networking.


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UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb. 9
Big Data, Big Management

Feb. 11
8th Annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day

Feb. 20
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

April 15
HIMSS15 Block Party


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