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New Industry-Changing Interoperability Certification Unveiled
ConCert by HIMSS™ is a new comprehensive interoperability testing and certification program announced in this press release on April 12 at the HIMSS15 Annual Conference. The new certification program is governed by HIMSS and built on the work of the EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup and IHE USA.
Contact HIMSS Staff to learn more about the ConCert by HIMSS™ program or visit our website.

IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) International and IHE USA
We are moving interoperability forward in a number of ways, including documenting successful implementations of interoperability. The IHE International Eyecare Domain has been added to the HIMSS State HIT Dashboard. There you will find summaries of case studies for the Lahey Eye Clinic and Daniel Benson, MD, as well as contact information to learn more about these implementations. Both effectively used IHE Integration Profiles to build key parts of their practice workflow and infrastructure, connecting multiple systems from different vendors.

Health Information Technology: Where We Stand and Where We Need to Go
Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, discusses her view of the health information technology landscape.

Case Study: Duke Medicine and Remote Patient Monitoring
Duke Medicine conceptually integrates the Duke University Health System, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Duke University School of Nursing. Duke Medicine is a world class academic medical center and health care system.

HIE Highway
ONC Offers HIE Grants
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is making available $1 million in grant funds to support community projects for the Community Interoperability Health Information Exchange Program.

Case Study: Grand Canyon State – Behavioral Health Data Exchange Gets Steeper
Laura Young, Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona (BHINAZ), recently gave an inspiring interview detailing how Arizona is leading the way in bringing this complex and sensitive health information into the world of health data exchange.

HIE inPractice Non-Profit Partner Feature
Anne Marie Robertson, Director of Operations for HIE Non-Profit Partner Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange (CCHIE), shares a positive look at the rewards of seeing a successful HIE in action, and offers advice on the importance of understanding the needs of the end user before investing in exchange technology. Interested in featuring your non-profit HIE organization? Contact Julie Moffitt!

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Concert by HIMSS™ Advisory Committee Members Sought
HIMSS is establishing an Advisory Committee to guide the ConCert by HIMSS™ program and set the future direction. HIMSS is seeking key stakeholder representatives and industry thought leaders to serve on the Advisory Committee. Applicants should be well-respected thought leaders from the health IT community with an understanding of the importance of standards-based interoperability. The call for participation is open now until May 10, 2015. Apply today.

AAMI HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™
Join us to learn about the newly reimaged AAMI HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at the AAMI 2015 Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado on June 5-8, 2015. Please register for our sponsor calls on our website. Also, see our sponsor prospectus and sponsor contract.

HIMSS15 Presentations
Accelerating Interoperability through Collaboration: A Fireside Chat
IHE Cyber Security and Interoperability
Joyce Sensmeier – IHE USA

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