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Editor's note: The March 2015 issue of the HIMSS Information Xchange eNewsletter is geared towards the HIMSS15 Annual Conference. Jumpstart your conference experience and check out some of the events we're looking forward to.

Interoperability & Standards Networking Breakfast and Panel Presentation: Accelerating Interoperability through Collaboration: A Fireside Chat
Kick off your morning and join your interoperability-minded colleagues for this networking breakfast and panel discussion. Register now!

Latest Funding for Health Information Exchanges – Creating a Glide Path to Interoperability
Mari Greenberger, HIMSS Director of Informatics, shares her perspective on the latest ONC funding opportunity for HIEs that continue to play an essential role in our country’s healthcare system.

HIE Highway
Health Information Exchange (HIE) Community Reception
The HIE Community provides networking and education opportunities for healthcare and health IT professionals interested in health information exchange. Join us for this face-to-face networking event at HIMSS15!

HIE inPractice Non-Profit Partner Feature
Doug Dietzman, Executive Director for HIE Non-Profit Partner Great Lakes Health Connect, shares his thoughts on building a successful and sustainable HIE network by focusing on the needs of the individual provider, and finding solutions that support intelligent, community-based exchange.
Interested in featuring your non-profit HIE organization? Contact Julie Moffitt!

New Mobile Health Trends and their effect on HIEs - Part 1
HIE Committee member, Erik Pupo, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Deloitte and Sandy Dolabany, Deloitte share their perspective on new mobile health trends that continue to evolve and become increasingly important for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

HIMSS15 Registration
April 12-16, 2015 | Chicago IL
Join over 35,000 healthcare IT professionals for four days of education, innovation and professional networking.

HIE and Interoperability Sessions of Interest at HIMSS15

HIMSS Spot Exhibit
Stop by the HIMSS Spot to have a cup of coffee, chat with HIMSS staff about key health IT topics and learn about HIMSS resources. Connect with the Health IT Social Media Community – convene and engage during daily #HIMSS15 meet-ups.

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.

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, in partnership with IHE, is a live interactive demonstration where health IT solution providers collaborate to maximize the collective impact of their technologies.

HX360™: Fostering Collaboration in Technology-Enabled Healthcare Delivery
HX360™invites health system leaders to reinvent care delivery in our time by harnessing the potential of next generation technologies. Participate in the HX360 Inaugural Event, an add-on program at HIMSS15.

Visit the Health IT Value Suite at HIMSS15
Explore provider success stories and meet with HIMSS Davies award winners that will highlight the proven benefits of health IT within the five HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS.

Nursing Informatics Symposium
Be part of a dynamic platform of nurse leaders who will come together to address the most current issues facing informatics nurses today.

Patient Engagement Symposium
Analyze the role of federal incentives, patient demands, access to data, technology enhancements and collaborative care models that enable or create obstacles to IT adoption, and discover best practices and strategies to optimize patient engagement technology adoption.

Jumpstart your HIMSS15 experience with our e-brochure
HIMSS15 will be here before you know it. Get a jump on your conference experience today with our e-brochure – it’s full of details on all HIMSS15 has to offer.

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March 9
FY16 Annual Call for Committee Volunteers closing

April 12
HIMSS15 Opening Reception

April 12
CIO Forum

April 12
Physicians Community Reception

April 13
HIMSS15 Women in Health IT Networking Reception

April 13
HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM Stage 7 Cocktail Reception

April 14
HIMSS Davies Awards

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