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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: Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum Days Away; Call for Proposals: HIMSS Digital and Connected Health Event; HIMSS Revenue Cylce Solutions Summit Call for Proposals Open

What's New

Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum Days Away
The Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, Monday and Tuesday, brings together thought leaders from across the nation to show you how they did it, highlight their roadblocks and successes and answer your questions. Join us for two highly targeted days of healthcare-focused insights and discover how to get ahead of the curve in the transition to value-based care. Registration is still available.

Call for Proposals: HIMSS Digital and Connected Health Event
HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for the Digital and Personal Connected Health @ HIMSS 17 event in Orlando on Feb. 19-20.The event is a collaboration between MobiHealthNews and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA). The two-day event will include keynotes, leadership panels and case studies. Sessions will explore the promise of digital/connected health and demonstrate how innovative healthcare organizations are using apps, patient generated health data, telemedicine and remote patient-monitoring initiatives to improve care, reduce the cost of healthcare and engage patients. Click here to submit a speaking proposal. The deadline is Oct. 28.

HIMSS Revenue Cylce Solutions Summit Call for Proposals Open
HIMSS is accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit in Orlando, Feb. 19. This event will focus on the key issues and challenges that healthcare providers and payers face as the industry transitions to Obamacare and other new value-based/risk-sharing reimbursement models. A key focus will address how providers are using health IT to drive improvement and efficiency throughout the revenue cycle, especially with data and analytics. Best Practices. Case Studies. Solutions. Case studies and real-life solutions are a priority for the audience to 200+ payer and provider revenue cycle leaders. The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 4.

HIMSS Cloud Computing Forum: Call-for-Proposals
Calling all healthcare payer and provider organizations with a great story to tell about cloud computing: HIMSS and Healthcare IT News are accepting speaking proposals for the inaugural Cloud Computing Forum on Feb. 19 at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando. How does cloud computing allow healthcare organizations to, among other things, better manage limited resources, reduce costs, enhance workflow, improve patient care? When it comes to the cloud, what's fact and what's fiction? What key factors figure into moving or not moving to the cloud? Is the cloud right for everyone? The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, Nov. 4.

Connected Health Conference Program Online Now! The 2016 Connected Health Conference will take place on Dec. 11-14 at the Gaylord National Resort in the Washington D.C. Area.

Make sure your Company is part of the CHC16 Exhibition Experience! Showcase your company at this year's Connected Health Conference (formerly the mHealth Summit). With newly designed pavilions and turnkey options, exhibiting at CHC16 is easier and more engaging than ever before.

Checkout the Global Digital Health Forum. Co-located at the Connected Health Conference, the Forum attracts over 500 attendees with 2 days of programs focused on global digital health innovation in LMICs.

Share Your HIE Organization's Story: Participate in a HIMSS HIE Case Study
The HIMSS FY17 HIE Case Studies Task Force is looking for representatives from Health Information Exchange Organizations interested in being interviewed for HIE-focused Case Studies this fiscal year. This is an opportunity to showcase your HIE Organization's successes and lessons learned with the greater Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Community. To volunteer to be interviewed for an HIE Case Study, please complete the short survey by Friday, Nov. 4.

HIMSS17 Call for Posters
HIMSS17 poster sessions are a great way to catch up on the latest research on a wide assortment of select topical issues! Submit a proposal by filling out a brief submission form. Submissions will close Oct. 25. Following a peer review selection process, selections will be announced in mid-November. Physician Executive IT Symposium, Nursing Informatics Symposium and Emerging Professionals Posters will be displayed at HIMSS17 in Orlando, Florida, and the primary presenter will receive complimentary symposium or conference registration. More details can be found here.

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.

Tools & Resources

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.

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.


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


Oct. 24-25 | Boston, MA
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Dec. 5-7 | Boston, MA
Privacy & Security Forum

Dec. 11-14 | Washington, D.C.
Connected Health Conference


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

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

Oct. 24 Northwest Technology & Education Symposium | Washington Chapter of HIMSS

Oct. 24 12th Annual Fall Conference | Virginia Chapter of HIMSS

Oct. 25 Collecting & Managing Project Requirements | Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of HIMSS


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


Cal Optima
Capsa Solutions
Cherwell Software
Comcast Business
Corepoint Health
Cox Business
Credible Behavioral Health
Dictum Health
Enli Health Intelligence
Institute for Health Technology Transformation
MD Vision
Medsphere Systems Corporation
Milestone Consulting Group
Siemens Healthineers
Summit Healthcare

Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

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Note: The inclusion of an organization name, product or service in this publication should not be construed as a HIMSS endorsement of such organization, product or service, nor is the failure to include an organization name, product or service to be construed as disapproval.


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