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Hello {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}} welcome to this week's edition of The HIMSS North America Weekly Insider.

In this issue: HIMSS Women in Health IT reception; New STEPS to Value episode; Fall community rountable on interoperability

What's New

HIMSS Women in Health IT Reception: Celebrating Accomplishments, Advocating Change
Join us at the Summit of the Southeast, Sept. 13 in Nashville, Tenn., for the Women in Health IT Reception.  Be a part of a powerful gathering of women innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs shaping and transforming health through technology today. Share stories, recognize and celebrate your peers - form valuable connections that will last a lifetime. Come join your female colleagues for cocktails, networking and thought leadership. 

New STEPS to Value Episode: The Impact of Long-Term Post-Acute Care’s Digital Divide
We conclude our exploration of the long-term post-acute care health IT marketplace. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the space’s own digital divide, the implications of that on care delivery in one of the fastest growing segments of the industry, and hear from an industry thought leader on what these organizations are doing to bridge the LTPAC digital divide. Listen to STEPS to Value Season Two, Episode Three: The Impact of Long-Term Post-Acute Care’s Digital Divide

Fall 2016 Quarterly Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
Joining us Sept. 28 will be: Kathy Frye, Senior IT Consultant, HealthTech Solutions on the topic of HIE Funding Opportunities available through State Medicaid Agencies and Brian Ahier, Director of Standards and Government Affairs, Medicity speaking about Interoperability to Improve Care and Lower Health Care Costs. Register now.

Call for C-CDA Presentations
The HIMSS Health Story Project is collecting real-life Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation stories that demonstrate direct impact on your organization and patient care from the viewpoint of implementation teams, clinicians and the staff’s unique experiences. Share your story today!

One Goal; One Contract:How a Nationwide Health Data Sharing Framework is Revolutionizing Interoperability
Think of a highway where there is no guidance to regulate how drivers must operate while on it. It would be chaotic and dangerous, to say the least. The same is true for the information networks that health care providers and patients traverse daily. Learn more from Mariann Yeager, MBA, CEO of The Sequoia Project.

Innovation Matters

HIMSS Innovation Center Hosts Hackathon to Battles Cyber Crime
On Oct. 22-23, the HIMSS Innovation Center, at the Global Center for Health Innovation, in Cleveland, Ohio, will hold the Cleveland Medical Hackathon. This event will help stakeholders identify challenges and create solutions that will help medical providers maintain cybersecurity. Lee Kim, director, privacy and security, technology solutions, HIMSS North America will discuss cybersecurity during the event. Learn more about the Cleveland Medical Hackathon.

Tools & Resources

Generating Better Care Insights with an Enriched Data and Technology Toolbox
Blog: Health information technology has had a good run for the past decade. This story now becomes even more intriguing as health IT taps into new data to develop new patient care insights, enriching the toolbox for delivering better care. Read more.

Trends in Outpatient Practice Management and EMR Solution Adoption
Using insights from HIMSS Analytics LOGIC, a healthcare IT market intelligence tool designed to help you gain insights to improve technology and your overall healthcare IT strategy, our experts will discuss the most recent essentials brief from HIMSS Analytics, and assess challenges and solutions for vendors in outpatient practice management and EMR solution adoption. Register now.

Provider-Payer Collaboration and the Impact on Population Health
A virtual briefing on Sept. 14 will dive into ways that provider-payer collaboration, IT infrastructure and quality can make your organization's transition to value-based care as simple as possible. Explore trends and discover useful tools to transform your existing population health management strategy, prepare for emerging trends and move toward better care outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Leveraging Telehealth to Advance Healthcare Transformation
A virtual briefing on Sept. 26 will focus on how organizations encountered obstacles to advancing telehealth. Taking place during National Health IT Week, two experts will discuss telehealth's changing role in healthcare delivery and how you can use the HIMSS Legislative Action Center to help policymakers revolutionize telehealth guidelines and regulations. Register now.

Evolving Payer-Provider Collaboration: What's Next on the Horizon?
An on demand virtual briefing focuses on providing organizations a choice in selecting the most comprehensive and innovative provider-payer service. Transform value-based care initiatives by exploring solutions that modify care for patients and improve healthcare technology for your organization. Register now.

Advanced Digital Imaging Strategies
An on demand virtual briefing focuses on helping organizations develop enterprise-wide medical imaging strategies through use of technology and resources that capture digital images. Get the tools and solutions to share healthcare information across multiple devices to improve workplace efficiency, cut costs, and improve the quality of patient engagement. Register now.


Join thousands of the brightest minds in health and IT at HIMSS17. Registration is open! Save up to $400 now. Conference & Exhibition | February 19-23 | Orlando


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Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

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Privacy & Security Forum

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Connected Health Conference


Women in Health IT reception at Summit of the Southeast. Register today >>


Allied Telesis
AMC Health
DataCart by LUND
Fifth Third Bank
Ontario Government
Practice Fusion
Santa Rosa Consulting
Velocity Technology Solutions
Vitec Group

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