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Simplifying Digital Health Data Exchange
HIMSS, IHE USA and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup announce a plan to streamline and strengthen how electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) share patient data.

C-CDA Review
A detailed review of the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) prepared by the HIMSS Interoperability & Standards Practices Task Force.

Innovation Matters at IHE North American Connectathon 2015
Focused on the secure and seamless exchange of patient health data across information technology systems , more than 100 health IT organizations will gather in Cleveland, Ohio on Jan. 26-30, 2015 at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American (NA) Connectathon 2015 to test the interoperability of their systems.

In Case You Missed It…
IHE USA President, Joyce Sensmeier, provided comments to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) as part of the public record for the upcoming Joint HIT Policy and Standards Committee meeting.

HIE Highway
Hot Off the Press
The 2014 HL7 Interface Technology Survey Results provide a current view of the HL7 interface market within healthcare.

Public Health HIE Toolkit
This Toolkit seeks to help public health departments understand HIE services and the types of organizations providing them; how a health department might use or support such services; and to assess if the value of participating in HIE will be worthwhile.

Guide to Evaluating Health Information Exchange Projects
This guide describes what is needed to evaluate an HIE project and develop a realistic evaluation plan. It consists of six sections to assist users in all steps of the HIE project evaluation planning process.

Volunteer for HIMSS North America Committees
Calling all volunteers! On Jan. 12, 2015, HIMSS will announce the open application period for HIMSS North America Committees.

HIMSS15 Unveiled
A sneak peek at Annual Conference Education, Exhibition and Networking.

HIMSS15 Health Information Exchange Symposium: Interoperability Driving Innovation
Join a lineup of outstanding faculty and get a head start on networking with like-minded peers as you dive deeply into the subjects that interest you most.

HIMSS15 Registration is Open
April 12-16, 2015 | Chicago IL
Take advantage of early bird registration, book your hotel in advance and get ready for the annual HIE Symposium and I&S Breakfast Panel!

Dec. 11
The Meaningful Use Paradigm: Connecting Providers, Engaging Patients and Transforming Healthcare

Dec. 12
Nursing Informatics Institute

Dec. 13
CPHIMS In-Person Review Course | Global Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland, OH

Jan. 15, 2015
Winter 2015 HIE Community Roundtable

Jan. 26-30, 2015
IHE NA Connectathon

Jan. 28, 2015
Explore the Path Forward to Standards-Based, Sustainable Interoperability

Feb. 3-5, 2015
eHealth Initiative Annual Conference 2015

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Information Xchange
features extended coverage of all aspects pertaining to interoperability and standards leading to health information exchange. Published on the first Thursday of the month, this newsletter provides the latest industry news, case studies and expert interviews. Information Xchange is a complimentary resource for HIMSS members, organizations, government agencies and anyone involved and interested in today's interoperability, standards and information exchange activities.

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Information Xchange Team
Joyce E. Sensmeier, MS, RN, BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President, Informatics,
Jessica Hout, Senior Manager, Interoperability & Standards
Mari Greenberger, MPPA, Director, Informatics,

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