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November 2014 Issue: Security & Informatics
Our November issue will focus on Security and delve into what should informaticists be aware of. We are intending to have his issue serve as an informational newsletter on security issues.

state of the industry
Healthcare Data Breaches – You Can Make a Difference!
By James Brady, Area CIO, Kaiser Permanente Orange County

Healthcare is in a time of rapid transformation. Healthcare reform is driving marketplace changes and new technologies are emerging daily.

Meet an Informaticist
Encrypt Your Data – REACT
By Marlowe Shaeffer-Polk, JD, DO, Physician Implementation and Documentation Support, DoctorsDoDigital

"Encrypt your data to make it unreadable, and you'll be in line with key HIPAA privacy and security regulations." This quote is from Leon Rodriquez, the former head of the HHS Office of Civil Rights from 2011 to 2014. The statement arose when commenting on the first settlement involving a breach of unsecured electronic protected health information affecting fewer than 500 individuals.

strategies for success
The New Avenue of Patient Care: Taking Care of Patient Data
By Lee Kim, BS, JD, FHIMSS, Director, Privacy and Security, HIMSS North America

Who wants a data breach? If you work for a healthcare provider, chances are that you want to avoid a data breach like you want to avoid the plague.

Resource in Practice
Observations on the Risk Management of Medical Device and Software Cybersecurity
By Jeff Bell, Director of IT Security and Risk Services, CareTech

Many healthcare organizations have worked hard to reduce cybersecurity risks in recent years. Annual risk assessments have been completed, often by third-party security professionals.

Exploring HIMSS Leadership & Security Surveys
By Jennifer Horowitz, Senior Director, Research, HIMSS North America

As technology advances, clinicians have ever increasing options to access the clinical information needed to support patient care. Securing data available in EHRs – while at the same time ensuring that the data is readily available to clinicians – is a top concern for many healthcare organizations.


Physician Community Complimentary Webinar "Challenges and Preparation for Meaningful Use Stage 2"
In order to demonstrate Meaningful Use under Stage 2 criteria, providers must either meet or be exempt from each of the Core and Menu Objectives. With the introduction of new objectives and changes from Stage 1 criteria, it can be problematic from the perspective of the provider. This in-depth view will comb through the details, highlight essential elements and prepare providers for attesting to Stage 2 criteria. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at 7 PM CT

Hot off the Press! Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) releases Fall 2014 Issue
View OJNI's most recent issue, which contains articles and editorials geared towards the latest emerging trends and hot topics is nursing informatics. Launched in 1996 with readership spanning over 49 countries, OJNI is a free, peer-reviewed publication that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.

Check out the HIMSS Blog
Interoperability and health information exchange come up frequently and in many different contexts. They are critical to how healthcare will be transformed. Mari Greenberger, MPPA, Director, Informatics, HIMSS North America, dives into how to grasp these terms and why they are critical to understand in "Getting Back to the Basics."

Dr. David Schlossman, Medical Oncologist/Board, Certified Clinical Informaticist, Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center, dives into effective clinical decision support, highlights alert fatigue and provides his perspective in "Usability and Clinical Decision Support Parts 1&2."

The Conversation Doesn't End - National Cybersecurity
On Nov. 12, 2014 from 7:30 AM – 10 AM CT, the National Cybersecurity Policy Forum: Revisiting the Cybersecurity Framework – Progress, Challenges & Next Steps will feature a panel discussion on the status and evolution of the framework since its release in February by the NIST leadership team. On a related note, HIMSS recently submitted comments in response to the request for information from NIST which asked for feedback on user experience with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. HIMSS celebrated National Cyber Security Awareness Month during the entire month of October by creating deliverables (including a tip sheet, podcast, facilitator guide and infographic) jointly with the National Cyber Security Alliance for healthcare organizations to safeguard patient information. These resources can be used year round as educational tools for your healthcare organization. HIMSS will be continuing to work with NCSA on deliverables for the rest of the year, including for Data Privacy Day and for STOP.THINK.CONNECT.TM

IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015
Learn from healthcare IT’s top thought leaders and organizations as they converge at the on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Global Center for Health innovation and HIMSS Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Register today for this one day education and networking conference with focus on the emerging ONC Interoperability Roadmap and advancing health information exchange.


By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc

Privacy & Security Toolkit
The HIMSS Privacy & Security Toolkit offers new insights and up-to-date information in many areas, including a timely discussion of some national-level initiatives.

Privacy & Security Training Games
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC) Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) has released its first and second web-based security training module, CyberSecure: Your Medical Practice with two games: (1) Privacy and Security and (2) Contingency Planning.

Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security
Physicians, healthcare providers and other healthcare professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips and information to help you protect and secure health information patients entrust to you when using mobile devices.

AHIMA: Ensuring Security of High-Risk Information in EHRs
Highly sensitive health data involves certain conditions, tests and records of vulnerable or high-profile patients and minors. Implementing security features for such categories can present challenges in EHRs because specific functionality may not be present in all systems or be fully evolved.
A compilation site of privacy and security information, blogs, infographics and interviews.

Privacy & Security Symposium at the mHealth Summit
Whether it is a new app, smart phone operating system, or medical device, advances in mobile technology are accelerating at warp speed.

Cheryl D. Parker, RN, MSN, PhD, FHIMSS, is chief nursing informatics officer at PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

Mon. Dec. 18 12:30 - 2 PM. Complimentary Lunch and Panel Discussion. Mobile Health Success Stories. Supported by: Dell Software. Intel. Microsoft.

The HIMSS November book of the month, IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems, offers a first-hand view of a clinical data warehouse development project, from inception through implementation and follow-up; and an inside look at how healthcare organizations can use business intelligence to consistently monitor and improve upon patient outcomes, workload and costs. Get your copy today!

Where do you see the Health IT Consulting Job Market heading?
Cassie Sturdevant has a great post up on Healthcare IT Today titled "The New Health IT Consulting Skill Set." In the post, she talks about the changing Health IT market for consultants.

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