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May 12, 2014
In this Issue: Clinical Informatics Digest
The Editorial Team at Clinical Informatics Insights has been hard at work and has developed our first ever Digest issue. Reread some of your favorites or browse a new section. Enjoy our first ever digest!

Simulation in Informatics Education and Health IT Testing
In this issue of HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights learn how simulation centers across the country are giving clinicians and other healthcare staff the opportunity to face real-world scenarios before experiencing them on the job.
We’ve Come a Long Way
October 2013 marked the 5-year anniversary of the e-newsletter. This issue focused on how far informatics has come in the past five years, since the inception of HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights.
HIT Unintended Outcomes
Unintended consequences are part of an ongoing Commonwealth Fund/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported project to develop new frameworks for measuring and promoting quality and safety within the HIT context. This issue explored three different positive unintended HIT outcomes, highlighted in case study form.
Mitigating Legal Risks
In this issue of HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights learn how to protect your informatics department, how to mitigate risk when negotiating cloud contracts, and access a patient's perspective on EHR Data Integrity.


HIMSS15 Call for Proposals
The search is on for thought leaders to present educational content at HIMSS15. Submissions should demonstrate a case study approach on the adoption and optimal use of health IT and management systems. Share your insights and expertise with thousands of attendees. Submit your HIMSS15 proposal through June 16, 2014. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education with any questions.

HIMSS15 Call for Reviewers
The search is on for peer reviewers to ensure the integrity and relevance of 300+ education topics at HIMSS15. Peer Reviewers must be HIMSS members. Reviewers are more than just content experts — they are mentors to speakers throughout their presentation preparation and moderators for the sessions they mentor. Share your expertise and decision-making skills. Apply to be a HIMSS15 proposal reviewer today.

May Book of the Month Focuses on Mobile Health
The May 2014 Book of the Month from HIMSS is mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier. The book includes a comprehensive survey of the current-state ecosystem and 20 results-driven, world-spanning case studies covering behavior change, patient engagement, patient-provider decision making, mobile gaming, mobile prescription therapy, home monitoring, mobile-to-mobile online delivery, access to care, app certification and quality evaluations, mixed media campaigns, and much more. The book is available in print, eBook and Kindle formats. Resources related to this book include:

  • Read a blog post on fostering a foundation for mobile business
  • Read an article on the impact mobile health delivery may have on the telehealth market
  • Watch an interview with book author, Rick Krohn, at HIMSS14 in Orlando
  • Read an excerpt on Amazon mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier
  • Read an excerpt of Amazon mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Celebrates 10th Anniversary During National Nurses Week
In 2004, HIMSS and the Midwest Alliance for Nursing Informatics (MANI) announced the two organizations would unify. The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community was created to establish a clear and unified nursing informatics voice in the industry. With over 6,000 nurse members, the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community collaborates to impact EHR usability, influence public policy, discuss emerging trends and hot topics and promote peer-to-peer networking. Read more and visit the HIMSS National Nurses Week Website.

Complimentary Physician Webinar: "Health Story Project"
The Health Story Project began in 2006 as an alliance of healthcare vendors, providers and associations that pooled resources in a rapid-development initiative. In a span of three years, the Project produced eight Health Level Seven (HL7) data standards for the flow of information using common types of healthcare documents. Learn from experts how Health Story can improve care through collaboration and analysis on May 22 at 1 p.m. CT.

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EHR purchasing: A surge or business as usual?
As a market researcher, I don’t like to be too critical of the efforts of my research peers. After all, there is an ART and a SCIENCE to our profession. But when it comes to informing the market re: future trends, we need to be extra careful. Our pronouncements (supported by data) have the potential of redirecting significant corporate resources.
How do YOU define today’s rock star health IT professional?
"Due to the convergence of government regulations, mobility, and emerging technologies to improve patient health information as well as patient care, a robust health IT market has been created that's hungry for good talent and willing to offer attractive remuneration to get it," noted health IT staffing expert Frank Myeroff, President, Direct Consulting Associates, in a recent HIMSS Blog post.

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