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June 4, 2015 ISSUE ARCHIVE |SUBSCRIBE | MEMBERSHIP
EVERYTHING INTEROPERABILITY
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HIMSS Response to the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory
Take a moment to check out our comments to ONC on the open draft of the 2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory.

FHIR could be a game-changer for mHealth
Russ Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP, and Stuart Hochron, MD, share their thoughts on how RESTful interfaces based on FHIR will be an mHealth game-changer by commoditizing EHR data and reducing the cost of customized apps that providers have needed, wanted and haven’t yet imagined.

HIMSS Statement on the Markup of the 21st Century Cures Act
HIMSS and its members are on the frontlines ensuring that innovative solutions to healthcare’s challenges have the chance to positively transform our nation’s healthcare system.

HIE Highway
Using Standards for Nationwide Health Information Exchange and Interoperability
Rick Edwards, Director, Integration Strategy, Iatric Systems Inc., and Stacey Lee, MS, Workflow Redesign and EHR Implementation Specialist, shares their thoughts on standards use case success and standards for nationwide interoperability.

HIE inPractice Non-Profit Partner Feature
Jeff Messer, Chief Development Officer, and Pamela Russell, Long-Term Care Program Director, for HIE Non-Profit Partner Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), describes their community approach when developing and implementing HIEs, and offers advice on the importance of creating a return on investment to bring value to the stakeholders.
Interested in featuring your non-profit HIE organization? Contact Jess Hout!

Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 1)
This is the beginning of a three-part blog series exploring the benefits and use of health information exchange and supporting vulnerable populations. This post discusses what it means to be a part of a vulnerable population and how an HIE can support the care for these individuals.

HIMSS Exchange
Call for IHE USA Implementation Committee Applicants
IHE USA needs your experience and expertise to provide leadership and support to drive and quantify the adoption of IHE Profiles in the US. Learn more about how you can join IHE USA’s inaugural Implementation Committee.

In case you missed this…
ConCert by HIMSSTM is a new comprehensive interoperability testing and certification program announced in this press release on April 12th at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference. The new certification program is governed by HIMSS and built on the work of the EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup and IHE USA.
Contact HIMSS staff to learn more about the ConCert by HIMSS™ program or visit our website.

10 Nurse Executives at the Top of Their Game
Our very own, Joyce Sensmeier, Vice President of Informatics, was selected by the American Nurses Association and featured in Healthcare IT News as top 10 nurse executive. In this very influential list, 9 out of the 10 nurses profiled are very active HIMSS members.

Share Your Nursing HIT Usability Story with HIMSS
Make your voice be heard. Please submit your story, highlighting key details in 500-700 words. All submissions are due by close of business on Monday, June 15.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Risk Management and Compliance in Healthcare

June 10
Healthcare’s “Dirty” Secret: Item Master Data Quality

June 15
IHE – Patient Care Device Domain Update

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Ingredients for a Healthier Population

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Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

June 25
How to Hack Healthcare

June 30 - July 1
The Privacy & Security Forum: Chicago

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