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EVERYTHING INTEROPERABILITY

ConCert by HIMSS™
The Interoperability testing Tool was commissioned in late summer 2013 by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), which was at the time leading the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG), an industry alliance of 19 States and over 40 EHR and HIE vendors. There are exciting developments ahead for ConCert by HIMSS™, as we expect the program to evolve into an established brand for a variety of certification initiatives in our industry.

Taking Immunization Workflow Mainstream
CNI Advantage, LLC (CNIADV), HIMSS, and ICSA Labs made and announcement at 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, a collaborative effort to publish, disseminate and advance implementation of immunization–related software capabilities to improve better outcomes, reductions in healthcare costs, and higher levels of productivity.

C-CDA® Direct Messaging-Are We There Yet?
Laura Bryan MT (ASCP), CHDS, AHDI-F - Vice President, MedEDocs Transcription has written this blog about the Winter 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable. As part of the HIMSS Health Story Project's goal to promote implementation of the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) standard, the C-CDA implementation team from Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) joined the Roundtable. BSWH's team described their journey to implement C-CDA and Direct Messaging to exchange clinical and administrative information for transitions of care.

Call for HIMSS FY17 Committee Volunteers
The Annual Call for Committee Volunteers is open from January 18 to March 14, 2016. Service on a HIMSS North America Committee, focused on specific constituencies and key industry topics within health IT, is an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking and active engagement. Apply now!


HIE Highway

Improving Patient Care through an HIE
This infographic illustrates the work effort and information differences between an HIE-enabled provider and one who is not. The contrast is designed to stimulate the reader on how access to patient information is critical to providing the best possible care and outcomes. We encourage you to view and share our infographic throughout your network of colleagues.

Spring 2016 HIE Community Roundtable
Join us on Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 12:00-1:30 pm ET to learn about Meeting the Demands for Interoperable HIE presented by David Kibbe, MD, MBA and to discuss the Learning Health System with Joshua Rubin, JD, MBA, MH, MPP. Register today!

Health Information Exchange, 1st Edition
Authored by Brian Dixon, PhD, FHIMSS, this new book from Academic Press offers health professionals, as well as health IT students, offers a foundational guide to HIE. The book covers the policy, governance and technical aspects of HIE informing readers not only about what HIE is but how HIE is developed, implemented and used to improve individual and population health. Get your copy today!


HIMSS16 recap

HIMSS16 Recap: Final Thoughts from Carla Smith
As HIMSS16 closed with almost 42,000 attendees in Las Vegas, HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, shares highlights of the week.

A Deeper Dive into the Connected Care Survey Results
Take a moment to catch up with John Sharp, Senior Manager for PCHA of HIMSS, to get his reactions to the findings of the HIMSS 2016 Connected Care Survey released on Wednesday, March 2nd at HIMSS16. See the press release and infographic for more detail on the results.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Mar 17th
FY17 Annual Call for Committee Volunteers - Closing

Mar 17th
Predictions for Health IT Usability

Mar 22nd
Enterprise-Wide Strategies for Optimizing Population Health Outcomes

Apr 5
CPHIMS Online Review Course - Part 1

Feb 29th - Mar 4th
HIMSS16

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at NI2016

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