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HIMSS Virtual Events: Nominations for HIMSS Awards now open through August 29th.
Population Health
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights discusses health IT and population health management as well as legislations and regulations related to population health.

Applying the Principles of Population Health Management to Achieve Better Health and Improved Care at a Lower Cost
by Nadia Adams, MHA, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, Network Director, Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network, Indiana University School of Medicine and Catherine A. Alder, JD, MSW, Director of Business and Research Operations Center for Brain Care Innovation, Eskenazi Health  

Over the last 60 years, the healthcare landscape in the United States has undergone substantial change. The incidence of chronic disease has risen rapidly creating new demands for prevention and health management versus episodic acute care.
Three keys to population health management and value-based healthcare
by Rohan Kulkarni, Vice President of healthcare strategy and portfolio at Xerox Healthcare Business Group  

Legislation and regulations continue to hit the healthcare industry faster than it can keep up. Top of mind for many right now is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate that 50 percent of payments be value-based by 2018, meaning healthcare providers will be compensated for healthy outcomes rather than the volume of services rendered.


Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics, #4
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

Our monthly digest of recently peer-reviewed publications in the area of applied clinical informatics covers a couple of interesting publications that drew attention in June.


Value-Based Healthcare through Health IT and Population Health Management

By Shelley Price, HIMSS Director, Payer and Life Sciences

Podcast: Shelly Price shares her insight into Population Health Management and how healthcare organizations can leverage technology to meet this new paradigm of caring for our communities and the individuals within them.


Applications Open for HIMSS Health IT Awards and Scholarships, July 5 - August 29
HIMSS is now accepting nominations and applications for awards and scholarships that recognize significant professional contributions to the field of health IT, from outstanding industry service and leadership, service to HIMSS, chapter activity, and publications. Read full listing, including the HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award and HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award.

Health IT In Action Podcast -The Role of Research Informatics in the Care of Children
Dr. Michael Miller, director of research informatics, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discusses how as a research informaticist, he uses data for clinical care as well as research. Dr. Miller is interested in learning how to use information entered into EHRs for the maximum benefit of individual patients, as well as overall population health. Click here to download podcast

HIMSS & NCPDP Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series
HIMSS, in collaboration with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs encourage you to register for the 2016 Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series. The purpose is to increase awareness, identify the impact and promote the advancement of pharmacy and technology by bringing thought leaders and content to the Pharmacy Community. Mark your calendar for July 19 - Part 1 - Fighting Opioid Abuse with E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances, August 11 - Part 2 - Electronic Prior Authorization: Helping Patients Get the Medications they Need, and August 23 - Part 3 - e-Prescribing Quality: Current Progress and the Path Ahead. Learn more and register today.

Institute for e-Health Policy Hosts Briefing on Health IT Implications Under MACRA
The HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy will be holding a lunch briefing on Thursday, July 14th titled "MACRA: Understanding the Implications for Health IT." The briefing will take place on Capitol Hill and will be hosted by Congressman Diane Black (R-TN), a member of the Institute’s Capitol Hill Steering Committee. Read more.

One Voice, One Vision: Show Your Commitment to Health IT
National Health IT Week 2016 (Sept. 26-30) is an independent, partner-driven virtual awareness week made up of local, regional and national events that offer all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite in support of the benefits that health information technology (HIT) can bring to US healthcare. Show your support and passion for realizing the value of health IT. We hope you will support the week. Mark your calendars and learn more.


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

We all know that government agencies collect a wealth of data about population health but have you ever gone exploring in those data mines? It is amazing what can be found with a bit of work. A tip for all students--check out these data sources before you plan that next research paper!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides even more datasets that can be accessed and used.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
This website provides a wealth of data about healthcare related topics. CDC FastStats
provides quick access to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Topics include diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, health care and insurance, births, and deaths.

Health Data Interactive (HDI)
Presents tables with national health statistics for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Tables can be customized by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and geographic location to explore different trends and patterns

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Advanced Digital Imaging Strategies
July 12, 2016

HIMSS-NCPDP Pharmacy Town Hall Series: Part 1 - Fighting Opioid Abuse with E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances
July 19, 2016

Evolving Payer-Provider Collaboration, What’s next on the Horizon?
July 27, 2016

HIMSS Webinars and Audio Conferences


August 4, 2016
AHDI Annual Conference
Milwaukee, WI

August 21, 2016
Public Health Informatics (PHI) Conference
Atlanta, GA

February 19 - 23, 2016
HIMSS17 - Save the Date!
Orlando, Florida

September 26 - 30, 2016
National Health IT Week

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