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August 4, 2016

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Institute for e-Health Policy Hosts Briefing on Healthcare Cybersecurity on August 10th
Join our panel of leading hospital Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and healthcare data security experts as they discuss their real-world experience with cyberattacks and the unique cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare providers.


DHITS Conference Highlights MHS GENESIS and Health IT Awardees Across Military Health
Tremendous collaboration opportunity in delivering successful rollout of MHS GENESIS highlighted by key stakeholders.

US Commercial Service Sponsoring the 3rd Annual Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil
Explore opportunities in one of the world's largest health care markets.

Practice Applications Open for CMS CPC+ Model
The CPC+ model is CMS's largest investment in primary care transformation to date and its goal is to support primary care practices to deliver better care, smarter spending, and healthier people by rewarding value and quality through an innovative payment structure to support comprehensive primary care.

CMS Issues Final IPPS Rule with Major Change for eCQM Reporting
The final rule, which would apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and approximately 430 LTCHs, would affect discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2016.


Data Visualization Tool on Broadband Connectivity’s Impact on Health
The goal is to highlight areas most at disease risk because of low broadband access and better allocate resources in the public and private sectors and communities themselves.

States Driving Innovation by Using APCDs
APCDs are operating in 18 states currently providing fair and equal access to independently validated data.


New HIMSS Analytics research shows nearly universal adoption of practice management and electronic health record tools after eight years of steady growth
The 2016 Outpatient PM & EHR Solution Essentials Brief offers insight from 436 physicians, practice administrators and managers, practice CEOs/Presidents, PAs, NPs, and practice IT directors/staff on their current practice management (PM) and EHR usage as well as future plans for PM and EHR solution adoption.

Meet our Member: Christopher Kunney, CPHIT, CPHIMS, MSMOT
The newly updated column is an extension of the HIMSS’s IHeartHIT campaign, which takes place during National Health IT Week.

Why Gender-Based Pay Gaps Exist
2nd in a series of three posts on gender-based pay gaps #WomeninHIT


HIMSS Virtual Events: Nominations for HIMSS Awards now open through August 29th.

HIMSS Events

HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value-Season 2 Opening Episode- The Value of "People" vs. "Patients": Understanding Long-Term, Post-Acute Care (LTPAC)

This episode looks at the health IT landscape in the long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) marketplace.  It explores the considerations needed when integrating care between acute care providers, who often measure patient interactions in minutes, and LTPAC providers, who often measure patient interactions in years.  What can both segments of the health care industry learn from another as they both work to excel in a value-based reimbursement environment? 

Listen to the episode here: STEPS to Value Season 2, Episode 1: The Value of "People" vs. "Patients": Understanding Long-Term, Post-Acute Care (LTPAC)

Decoding Information Privacy, Security, and the Law in the Healthcare Sectords
August 9, 2016

HIMSS-NCPDP Pharmacy Town Hall Series: Part 2 - Electronic Prior Authorization: Helping Patients Get the Medications They Need
August 11, 2016

2016 Birmingham Networking Reception | Alabama Chapter of HIMSS
August 11, 2016

Connected Health Conference: Connected Health Conference | December 11-14 | Gaylord National Convention Center | Washington D.C. Register Now

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