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Big Data Healthcare Analytics Forum. November 20 - 21, 2014. Westin Waterfront, Boston - Space is Limited. Register Today.
WEEK OF October 8, 2014
What's New

HIMSS15 Pre-Conference Offerings Online
The 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition will feature 10 pre-conference symposia and two workshops. Register

Pres. George W. Bush to Speak at HIMSS15
The former president will offers his thoughts on eight years in the Oval Office, the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century, and other pressing issues. Read More...

Why Should Docs Care About Big Data?
When Robert Wachter, MD, speaks at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum next month, he will have provocative things to say about the responsibility physicians have to embrace the promise of business and clinical intelligence. Read More...

AWARDS: Final Days for Award and Scholarship Nominations
Oct. 10 is the deadline for submitting nominations for HIMSS Health IT Awards and HIMSS Foundation student member scholarships. Click the links to learn more or begin the nomination process.

HIMSS Provides a Home for TIGER
Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) transitioned to HIMSS in September, using this opportunity to reform clinician education, develop learning innovations and more. Read More...

Tools & Resources

HIMSS BOOKS: EHR Adoption—Big Bang vs Phased Approach
Save 20% on A Guide to EHR Adoption Implementation through Organizational Transformation. Based on the book, this blog post explores a ‘Phased’ vs. ‘Big Bang’ implementation approaches. Read More...

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on ‘Industry Essentials’ Bundle
Thru Oct. 31, save 20 percent on the ‘Industry Essentials’ collection, four titles selected by the editors of HIMSS Books as the must-have texts for any professional in the health IT industry. Read More...

VIRTUAL EVENT: State of Health IT for Medical Practice
This Oct. 23 event is an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges medical practices and community health centers face, including Meaningful Use, financial resources and workflow. Read More...

VIRTUAL EVENT: Reach the Full Potential of EHR
This Oct. 15 event provides guidance on EHR adoption and regulations, including a comprehensive study demonstrating the impact of EHR implementation on hospital performance. Read More...

VIRTUAL EVENT:  Trends in Payment Model Shifting
This Oct. 22 event explores new trends in payment models—from fee-for-service to the implementation of innovative expense strategies. Read More...

This series—Oct. 20, 23, 27, and 28—is ideal for those preparing for the CAHIMS exam or those who want to have a more solid grounding in nine core competency areas of health IT. Read More...

WEBINAR: HIT Hiring Trends and Barriers
This Oct. 10 event will feature highlights from the HIMSS 2nd Annual Workforce Survey, including whether or not organizations have the staff they need to carry out key IT initiatives. Read More...

CAREER SERVICES: University Discount Programs
Through a new collaboration, HIMSS members and their family members are eligible for scholarships on Brandeis University’s fully online Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics and Master of Science in Bioinformatics programs. Read More...

WEBINAR: Capturing Nontraditional Determinants of Health in the EHR
This Oct. 15 webinar will explore successful strategies of screening, management and referral processes in an EHR system. Read More...

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Rural Health IT Community
Areas of focus will include HIE, meeting incentive program objectives, quality initiatives and healthcare reform. Read More...

VOLUNTEER: Care Coordination Task Force
Develop care coordination and care transition resources and tools to improve patient outcomes and maximize cost-effectiveness with health IT. This task force meets monthly via WebEx. Contact Valerie Griffen...

VOLUNTEER: Value of HIT and Meaningful Use Task Force
Provide feedback to requests for public comments for eligible providers and publish business cases that highlight the improved efficiencies that can result from health IT implementation. Contact Valerie Griffen...

PUBLICATIONS: JHIM Seeks Abstracts on IT Infrastructure
JHIM seeks abstracts for its Winter 2015 issue on “IT Infrastructure & Implications: Cloud Computing, Security, Data.” Read More...

VOLUNTEER: Privacy & Security Toolkit Content Review Task Force
This task force maintains and updates the HIMSS Privacy & Security Toolkit. Contact Mike Kroll to learn more.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force
This task force monitors the healthcare privacy and information security policy environment to help HIMSS develop written responses to these items. Contact Mike Kroll to learn more.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Cloud Computing Work Group
This work group provides information on how to realize the benefits of cloud computing and developing updated guidance relating to developments in cloud solutions. Contact Mike Kroll to learn more.

EVENT: Physician Meaningful Use Dinner & NI Institute
HIMSS will host a Physician Meaningful Use Dinner Event and a Nursing Informatics Institute at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Dec. 11-12. Register for the MU dinner and the NI Institute here.

VOLUNTEER: New-to-Informatics Work Group
The HIMSS Physician Community New-to-Informatics Work Group is seeking volunteers who will help construct educational webinars, develop community resources and tools and provide guidance in this evolving field. Contact Lauren Kaderabek for more information.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Join the community’s next presentation, The Role of Data Governance in Enterprise Analytics at UPMC, on Oct. 23. Read More...

Sponsored Content

WHITE PAPER: Surescripts 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings
This report contains the 2013 Safe-Rx Rankings, which measure each state's progress in advancing healthcare safety, efficiency and quality through the adoption and use of e-prescribing. Read More...

WEBINAR: Complex Care, Cutting-Edge Tools: Using Patient Similarity and Predictive Analytics for Better Health Outcomes
View this webinar to see how innovative technologies make it possible to leverage massive amounts of data in order to drive insights that help deliver coordinated, patient-centered care. Get an in-depth look at the solutions that can improve patient experiences and increase the health of populations while reducing costs. View...

Corporate Member White Paper: 10 Payment Collection Strategies that Work
Read this HIMSS Corporate Member White Paper from Availity. Read More...


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Oct. 15
CPHIMS Review Course

Oct. 16
Delaware Valley
HIMSS Gala Event

Oct. 16
9th annual Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference

Oct. 16
Western Pennsylvania
Beyond Meaningful Use


Oct. 10
HIMSS Award Nominations

Oct. 10
HIMSS Scholarship Applications

Oct. 15
WEBINAR: Capturing Nontraditional Determinants of Health in the EHR

Oct. 20-21
FUTURE CARE EVENT: IBM Health and Social Programs Summit

Oct. 21
WEBINAR: Creating and Sustaining Patient Engagement

Oct. 27-29
2014 Medical Innovation Summit

Oct. 29
CPHIMS Review Course—Charlotte, NC

Nov. 20-21
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Dec. 7-11
mHealth Summit

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