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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: HIMSS17 Emerging Professionals Call for Proposals Poster Presentations Open; Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum Brings all Hospitals to Forefront; HIMSS North America Nominating Committee Elections Open Oct. 14

What's New

HIMSS17 Emerging Professionals Call for Proposals Poster Presentations Open
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster session at the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be held Feb. 19 - 23. The Call for Proposals for a Poster Presentation will close on Oct. 24. Previous Emerging Professionals Poster Presenters are not eligible.

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum Brings all Hospitals to Forefront
When it comes to standing up an analytics program that delivers results, healthcare providers and administrators are often intimidated by the size and scope of implementing a program. In this session, Karen Reff, the manager of decision support at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia, will illustrate how it can be done at the Oct. 24-25 Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston. Register now.

HIMSS North America Nominating Committee Elections Open Oct. 14
Elections for the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee will open on Oct. 14, and will close on Nov. 14. The HIMSS North America Nominating Committee has created a slate of six qualified candidates. The membership will elect three of those candidates to the Nominating Committee. Each HIMSS member may cast one vote each for up to three different candidates for the Nominating Committee. Please follow the links below to view each candidate's bio. Bios on each of the six Nominating Committee candidates will be also be available beginning Oct. 14 on the ballot website.

HIMSS Raises Awareness of Changes in Healthcare
On Sept. 29, HIMSS participated
in Healthcare Access, a campaign that appeared in USA Today. Carla Smith, executive vice president, HIMSS North America, participated in an expert panel to discuss the current state of the field of healthcare. Learn more.

YourTurn at HIMSS17
YourTurn at HIMSS17 is a chance for you to lead the discussion! Is there a topic that you are passionate about, that you think others at HIMSS17 need to know about? These sessions will give you the chance to facilitate an open discussion session with your peers. The top proposals selected by a HIMSS team of reviewers will be posted on the HIMSS17 website and attendees will be asked to vote on the session they would like to attend at HIMSS17. The call for topics will be open Oct. 10 - 31 and can be found on the HIMSS17 website

WEDI-CON 2016: A Capital Priority
Join the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) for a look at regulations, implementation best practices, and the future of health IT in this country at this all-inclusive conference. Serving as a private and public industry solution to critical healthcare problems, WEDI is a coalition comprised of a cross-section of the healthcare industry: doctors, hospitals, health plans, laboratories, pharmacies, clearinghouses, dentists, vendors, government regulators and other industry stakeholders. View the agenda and register to attend.

HIMSS HIE inPractice Feature: West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN)
David Partsch, Chief Information Officer of the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN) shares his experiences in the world of healthcare as it evolves to rely on technological solutions. He discusses the importance of a defined sustainability model, integrating the provided information into clinicians' established workflows and a focus on providing solutions to stakeholders.

EU*US eHealth Work Project Kick-Off Meeting in Hamburg, Germany
The HIMSS Foundation joins other members of the EU*US eHealth Work Consortium to address the need, development and deployment of workforce IT skills, competencies and training programs. This new 18-month project, spanning from Sep. 2016 to Feb. 2018, is being funded from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant program, which awarded just under $600,000 dollars to the EU*US eHealth Work Consortium. Click here to read the full press release.

Innovation Matters

HIMSS Innovation Center Introduces the Cybersecurity Hub
HIMSS welcomes all to attend the debut of the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub
at the HIMSS Innovation Center on Oct 25. Learn more about the event. Learn more about the HIMSS Cybersecurity Center Hub.

Health Organizations Need More Holistic Internal Security
According to the second annual HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, 87 percent of acute care providers and 81 percent of non-acute care providers reported making information security a higher priority than it was the previous year. About 80% of respondents reported a recent "significant security incident". Learn more in an article published in the Cleveland Crain's Business eNewsletter.

Tools & Resources

November 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable: Improving the Quality of CDA Documents with Testing and Tooling
On Nov. 7 Didi Davis, from the Sequoia Project, and Nagesh "Dragon" Bashyam, contracting to the ONC, will introduce the community to new tooling being used to improve the quality of the digital content available within several types and versions of CDA Documents, and will provide details on the different aspects of quality that these tools can assess. Register now.

HIMSS Fall Quarterly 2016 Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable - Recording now available!
Kathy Frye, PMP, 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 Open APIs Improving Care and Lowering Health Care Costs. Watch now.

The Value of Listening: Pastoral Care & The Role of HIT
In this episode of HIMSS’ STEPS to Value podcast we are going to look at a component of patient engagement rarely discussed, exploring the role of health information technology in the pastoral care patients and clinicians receive with Judi Painter, health IT industry veteran, long-time HIMSS volunteer, and recently ordained hospital chaplain. Listen to The Value of Listening: Pastoral Care & The Role of HIT 


Join thousands of the brightest minds in health and IT at HIMSS17.
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Oct. 19 - 21 9th Annual Regional Conference | Delaware Valley and New Jersey Chapters of HIMSS

Oct. 19 Attracting and Retaining Top HIT Talent | Heart of America Chapter of HIMSS

Oct. 19 Health IT is a Marathon | Maryland Chapter of HIMSS

Oct. 20 Annual Maine Conference | New England Chapter of HIMSS

Oct. 20 Emerging Federal Health IT Acquisition Strategy | National Capital Area of HIMSS

HIMSS17 Career Fair | February 21, 2017 10am - 5pm.
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