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CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule
On Wednesday, April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule on implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Look for updated information from HIMSS in the coming days with more details on the MACRA proposed rule and how to get involved.

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ Comes to The HIMSS Innovation Center
In an effort to spread the message of the importance of health information exchange, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ has brought a booth to the HIMSS Innovation Center at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio.  Read the full article here.

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. Read more about the Immunization Integration Program.

HIE Highway

HIE inPractice Non-Profit Partner Feature: KeyHIE
Jim Younkin, Director of Information Technology at the Geisinger Health System, joins us and shares his insights and experience from the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE). In order to succeed, he emphasizes the importance of patient privacy, organizational representation, showing immediate value and the need for the ability to connect with technology at any level.

What's the Difference Between the eHealth Exchange and Carequality?
The Sequoia Project team at HIMSS16 was regularly asked, "What's the difference between the eHealth Exchange and Carequality?" Mariann Yeager, CEO of the Sequoia Project explains the difference to assist with any lingering confusion.

Become a member of the HIE Community
The HIE Community serves as the central convening point for HIE professionals to share ideas, make connections, learn best practices and leverage opportunities in a collaborative virtual community. Each quarter we host a 90 minute HIE Community Roundtable open to all HIMSS members that choose to be a part of the HIMSS Community. HIMSS members can join the community by updating their HIMSS Participations or by sending an e-mail to requesting to join.

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HIMSS17 Call for Proposals
The HIMSS17 Call for Proposals is now open through June 13, 2016, 5:00 pm CT. The HIMSS Call for Proposals is the yearly request for proposals to be considered for the next HIMSS Annual Conference. Our Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC), consisting of 12 appointed volunteers from all membership constituencies, carefully designs the program to meet the needs of our audience. Submit your proposal today!

HIMSS Applauds Nurses' Influence on the Culture of Patient Safety
HIMSS, the American Nurses Association (ANA)and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) acknowledges the role that nurses play in creating a Culture of Safety, “where nurses feel supported, listened to and understood. A culture of safety fosters transparency, accountability and results,” the theme during National Nurses Week, held May 6-12.

Exhibit at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at NI2016, June 25-29, Geneva, Switzerland
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ during Nursing Informatics 2016 offers health IT solution providers the chance to play a critical role in leading the evolution of healthcare while connecting with qualified, engaged decision makers. Explore how your organization can exhibit in areas ranging from Home Care, Connected Patients, Handoff, API, Telehealth and more. View a complete list of benefits and packages Questions? Contact Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford.

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