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In This Issue — April 3, 2013

HIMSS publishes 2013 Annual Report of the U.S. Hospital IT Market • Government Health IT Conference call for proposals closes April 15 • Save the date for HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit

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What's New
Government Health IT Conference Call for Proposals Closes April 15
HIMSS invites presenter proposals for the 2013 Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition. The submission period will close April 15th. This year's event will feature two tracks of programing: Delivering Better Care at a Lower Cost and Engaging with Consumers as a Care Partner. Potential track topics include health insurance exchanges/health insurance markets, ACOs, clinical and business analytics, fraud and compliance, system interoperability, mobile health, patient safety, and consumer engagement. Share your expertise through case studies, lessons learned, and best practice examples. Proposals should be free of commercial bias and should have no more than two presenters. All proposals will be reviewed by an advisory committee.

For further information, please contact Kerry Amato.

Save the Date for HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit
As part of National Health IT Week (September 16-20, 2013), HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit will be held September 18-19, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Policy Summit is HIMSS' annual Capitol Hill "fly-in" which includes expert speakers, discussions on the most important current health IT public policy issues, and visits with your Members of Congress or their senior staff to present HIMSS' top three Congressional Asks for the year.  Member involvement in the Policy Summit is crucial in shaping the message that we carry to Capitol Hill. Click the link above to learn more.

HIMSS Publishes 2013 Annual Report of the U.S. Hospital IT Market
HIMSS recently published the latest edition of its long-running and best-selling Annual Report of the U.S. Hospital IT market. Get valuable new insights into the world of health IT and the latest analysis on the penetration of IT applications in various sectors (e.g., bed size, hospital type, and census regions). Information gathered from more than 4,200 American hospitals on about 100 applications and technologies is provided. This edition evaluates the financial and clinical application environments in U.S. hospitals, and provides real-world examples of the benefits and the value propositions of EMRs. Newly included in the report is a status of key laboratory applications, including anatomical pathology and microbiology. Click the link above to order the softcover edition of the report, as well as the PDF site license. Click here to order the eBook.

Belmont Confirmed as Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum Keynote
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum announced Chris Belmont, System Vice President & CIO of Ochsner Health System as keynote speaker and NetApp as platinum sponsor. Presented by HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News on June 4-5 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside of Washington, DC—the Forum will convene leading providers, industry experts, solution suppliers and key government officials to explore the role of analytics and data capture, integration and interpretation in transforming healthcare. Registration open and hotels are limited. Click the link above for information on the program, exhibiting, sponsoring or attending.

Presentation Videos From the mHealth Summit Available
Missed a session at the 2012 mHealth Summit? Click the link above to view keynotes, Corporate Spotlights, Super Sessions and all general and special sessions. Hear what speakers from across the ecosystem had to say in the areas of global health, research, technology, privacy and security, policy and regulatory, and much more. Exhibiting opportunities are also now available. Please visit www.mhealthsummit.org to secure your exhibit space.

CPHIMS Training Class in New York—Prepare for CPHIMS Certification!
On Thursday, April 25, 2013 a CPHIMS training class is being held at Lighthouse International in New York City. Join other health IT professionals at a half-day course to review the skills and knowledge you've gained through experience. Interact with a certified CPHIMS Review Course instructor to get answers to your questions. The course features lecture, discussion, practice questions, and the most current study materials - available exclusively to Review Course participants. Registration is required for this event. Visit the HIMSS NY State Chapter website at the link above to register. Please also visit the HIMSS Bookstore to secure your copy of the CPHIMS Review Guide—available in softcover and as an eBook.

mHIMSS, HIMSS Analytics to Conduct Survey of How Providers Use Healthcare Apps
The University of Delaware is collaborating with HIMSS Analytics and mHIMSS to assess provider attitudes toward apps in healthcare settings. Mobile devices hold great promise for reshaping the time and place where an individual receives care. The survey evaluates a number of key topics emerging in the healthcare space: Opinions on integration apps into the Meaningful Use program, characteristics important to users downloading an app, assessing desirable pricing structures, etc. Providers, physicians, nurses, and IT staff are invited to take the survey. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and all responses will remain confidential. The results may be published in a scholarly journal or industry research publication. Click the link in the headline above to complete the study. For questions, contact Thomas Martin.

Register for the AHIMA 2013 ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit
HIMSS is honored to join the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a collaborating organization for this year's ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit, April 22–24, in Baltimore, MD. This year marks the first year the ICD-10-CM/PCS Summit and the Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) Summit are being held together, allowing participants to receive an additional day of ICD-10-CM/PCS sessions or a combination of both ICD-10-CM/PCS sessions and CAC sessions. More than 600 senior executives and healthcare leaders including providers, payers, vendors, consultants, and secondary data users, will engage in open discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities represented in the transition to the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems and the application of CAC technology. AHIMA's ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC Summit is the premier healthcare industry event dedicated to the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC technology. Participation in this year's summit is critical as the October 2014 compliance date grows closer. Organizations should be focusing on implementation strategies and staff preparation. The summit will help organizations leverage their ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC investments and gain a strategic advantage, rather than simply achieve compliance. HIMSS members get a 10 percent discount. Register today at www.ahima.org/events, using coupon code: ICDSUMHIMSS.

JHIM Seeks Abstracts for Fall Issue on Mobile Health
JHIM, the quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of HIMSS, has just opened a call for abstracts for its Fall 2013 issue on mobile healthcare. JHIM is seeking 250-word proposals on mHealth and its impact in the evolving healthcare environment. Proposed papers may include case studies, literature reviews and original research. JHIM is also accepting feature topic papers on a wide variety of health IT concerns. Abstracts are due on Wednesday, May 1. Please send a 250-word summary of your proposed paper, as well as a working title and complete contact information for all potential authors to Matt Schlossberg, Managing Editor, HIMSS Media Group, at the e-mail link above.

HITECH Final Omnibus Rule Bootcamp Webinar and Roundtable Discussion Series
HIMSS is proud to be a collaborator of the American Health Lawyers Association six-part bootcamp webinar and roundtable discussion series on the long-awaited Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Final Omnibus Rule. The speakers will help you understand the new regulatory dynamics facing healthcare providers, health plans, and organizations that handle health information and information technology on their behalf. Join the panel of government speakers and industry experts to discover what these rules mean in your everyday practice, as well as how to handle cutting-edge situations at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Register for the last two sessions on April 9 and April 16. HIMSS members register at the AHLA member rate. Click the link in the headline above to register.

IHE Announces First Worldwide Summit—April 16-18
Join IHE for the first global gathering of leaders from IHE's twenty-five national deployment committees and learn more about interoperability in Health IT and the role IHE plays within the industry! IHE International World Summit will take place at the Haliç Congress Center in the legendary city of Istanbul, Turkey. IHE is offering (3) group tracks to target specific interests of managers, developers, and key decision makers:

  • Track 1: Panel track—Representatives of IHE Development Committee's, government and national/regional projects. IHE specialists and consultants
  • Track 2: Management track—CEO's and CIO's of hospitals and hospital providers
  • Track 3: Development track—CIO's, Lead developers and testing groups planning to create or test IHE software in the future

While at the Summit, take the opportunity to tour the IHE Europe Connectathon. The Connectathon provides an opportunity for vendors to interact and test the interoperability and connectivity of their developed Health IT systems. Register and see the full conference agenda on IHE's website.

Save the Date for HIMSS Media's ICD-10 Leadership Forum
Save the date for the ICD-10 Leadership Forum, presented by HIMSS Media, June 17-18, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in the Washington DC area. This forum was designed to help its primary audience—Chief Information Officers—not only meet the October 2014 ICD-10 deadline but also reap the business and clinical benefits that ICD-10 promises. The ICD-10 Leadership Forum will provide the information, education and networking opportunities that CIOs and other healthcare leaders need to get ICD-10 firmly in place by the deadline. The Forum will be interactive and present high-level strategies, management insights, processes and procedures, best practices and case studies that help our C-suite attendees lead the ICD-10 implementation charge at their facilities. Content will focus on strategic planning; preventing problems before they occur; risk mitigation; setting goals and expectations and generating staff buy-in; testing for ICD-10; and assessing vendor readiness. The Forum also will show how mastering ICD-10 will help healthcare facilities bill more successfully, employ effective BI&CI tools and techniques, and, overall, improve organizations business and clinical performance. Please click the link above for more information about this event.

HIMSS13 Online Continues On-Demand Access Through June 7
HIMSS13 Online provides access to select on-demand events from the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans for only $39. Participants can gain actionable information and engage with peers as they seek out practical solutions to healthcare's most demanding challenges. On-demand access to select portions of HIMSS13 Online will be available until June 7. Please click on the link above to learn more.

Tools & Resources
NEW! Download Episode 4 of the Meaningful Use for Medical Practices Podcast Series
Download episode 4 of the Meaningful Use for medical practices podcast series—Operational Challenges for ACO Providers Demonstrating Meaningful Use. Tim Young, CEO of Summit Medical, discusses the operational challenges facing providers who demonstrate Meaningful Use while participating in (or considering participation in) an ACO. The interview was conducted by Karen Clark, CIO, OrthoTennessee. Click the link above to access.

New! Patient Engagement Podcast Series
HIMSS has launched a new podcast series on e-engaging with patients through health IT. Available episodes include "Creating, Implementing and Evaluating a Web-Enabled System of Care to Transform Substance Abuse Treatment," and "Patient Engagement for Pediatrics–Asynchronous Communication. Click the link above to access the podcasts.

Get the Latest News on Business Practices and IT in Healthcare
HIMSS Business Edge is your source for the latest news on business practices and information technology in healthcare. Published the third Tuesday of each month, this complimentary resource is for HIMSS members, providers, payers, clearinghouses, vendors, consultants and anyone involved in the business side of healthcare. Subscribe today and read the HIMSS Business Edge archives by clicking the link in the headline above.

Online Presentation: Clinical Concerns with Medical Device Integration
A Virtual Town Hall meeting, presented by the HIMSS CE-IT Community, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, at 12 pm ET. The Town Hall will feature presentations by Sheree Stephens, RN, CCNS; Ricky Bass, MD, CMIO; and Mindy Tortorich, Lead Clindoc Analyst of LSU Health Sciences Center. The presentation will explore human factors, morale, failure planning and unintended consequences of a real implementation by a facility that sees 50,000 patients annually; dissect the needed background build and infrastructure required for implementation; and discuss the validation process for the integration with stakeholders and how to address troubleshooting. Click the link above to register for this complimentary program.

Online Presentation: Meaningful Use in Action—Exploring the Possibilities of Nutrition Informatics
HIMSS and the Academy of Nutrition and Dieticians announce the next in a series of new free Virtual Town Hall series. Earn one complimentary hour of CPEU and/or CPHIMS credit for each of the webinars in this Town Hall series. For more information on Nutrition Informatics, please visit the HIMSS Nutrition Informatics website. Register for the presentation today by clicking the link in the headline above.

HIMSS Analytics and TEKsystems Healthcare Survey Identifies Key Factors in Electronic Health Record Adoption
HIMSS Analytics and TEKsystems Healthcare Services, a provider of workforce planning, human capital management and IT services to the healthcare industry, released the results of a joint survey regarding health organizations' readiness pertaining to the implementation of EHR systems. The survey reveals valuable insights into the status of EHR implementations, the challenges healthcare organizations face and areas of improvement organizations must resolve for successful EHR implementation and use. Some key themes that the research focused on include the current status of EHR implementations and how organizations were faring with end user adoption of the new or updated EHR systems. The research revealed that, in order to achieve successful EHR implementation and adoption of new or updated EHR systems, several critical benchmarks must be met. For more detail on this informative research, please find the white paper here and the official press release here.

Annual HIMSS Analytics Health IT Trend Report Moves Toward Quarterly Releases
In an attempt to keep industry leaders abreast of the latest developments within the ever changing health information technology landscape, HIMSS Analytics announced that the annual Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market, 8th Edition, will now be released on a quarterly basis. Based on data reported in the HIMSS Analytics Database, the revamped quarterly reports will focus on select sectors of the HIT industry on a rotating basis. In addition to the revised release schedule, the information and analysis on each application profiled in the reports will be much "deeper" than previous annual editions. Click the link above to learn what the Essentials reports will contain.

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Click the link above to access this white paper from Merge. Free registration is required.

Going Beyond Meaningful Use
With the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, organizations that adopt EMR software in a meaningful way may claim thousands of dollars in incentives for a limited period of time. But getting through over 1,000 pages of Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations isn't easy. This informative white paper helps practices understand what they mean and how to respond. Click the link above. Free registration is required.

Improving Patient Care and Reduce Costs
This white paper discusses how to "cloud-enable" medical imaging and optimize vendor neutral archive investments. It illustrates how EMC Atmos cloud storage consolidates PACS silos, reduces storage costs, uses metadata-driven policies to automate image lifecycle management, and provides instant access to images from EMRs, mobile apps, and any viewer across modalities.

Creating and Testing Your IT Recovery Plan
Testing at least once per month is important to maintain engineering best practices, to comply with stringent standards for data protection and recovery, and to gain confidence and peace of mind. In the midst of disaster is not the time to determine the flaws in your back up and recovery system. Backup alone is useless without the ability to efficiently recover, and technologists know all too well that the only path from "ought to work" to "known to work" is through testing. Read this white paper to learn more about protecting your data through a proper backup system.

Taming Complexity—A New Solution for In-House Healthcare EDI
If hospitals and providers are the body of the healthcare industry, healthcare electronic data interchange is the heartbeat. This white paper compares the different solutions and costs for achieving HIPAA-compliant EDI, explains the specific technical challenges in the way of successful implementations, and explores new avenues for bridging the gap to an in-house implementation.

Size Up Your Cloud Options - Is Now the Time?
Will you be left at a competitive disadvantage if you fail to deliver SaaS-enabled solutions in the Cloud? Read this guide to the rise of Cloud computing in healthcare and learn how to rapidly SaaS-enable your organization today.

HIPAA Compliant Hosting
Healthcare providers must assure patients the utmost security, confidentiality, and integrity of sensitive information. This means maintaining total HIPAA compliance within their organization, including healthcare IT infrastructure. This white paper elucidates HIPAA compliant IT infrastructure, from physical and environmental controls, to appropriate guidelines between a Covered Entity and data center provider when outsourcing. It also helps clarify key points including service provider qualifications, and why Business Associate Agreements are integral for establishing accountability with partners.

The Need for Data Loss Prevention Now
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is powerful technology that can be used to plug the holes in the data leakage dam affecting organizations worldwide. In the healthcare industry the consequences of leakage are particularly dire. This white paper offers an introduction to the topic of DLP, which is one of the most important and powerful tools in the information security industry.

Blood Systems Expands Remote Access Connectivity to Prepare for Disaster
For more than 60 years, Blood Systems has been offering its life-giving services throughout the Western U.S. Blood Systems wanted to optimize its network for business value, migrating to the latest WAN services. Read this white paper to learn how Blood Systems increased flexibility and now support business continuity requirements so the nation's blood supply wouldn't be interrupted in the face of a natural disaster or pandemic.

Calling All Members
NEW! HIMSS Congressional Asks Work Group
During the annual HIMSS Policy Summit, this year September 18-19, 2013, participants will visit with Members of Congress and their staff to raise awareness for various topics concerning health IT policy. The Congressional Asks Task Force makes recommendations on HIMSS' top three Congressional Asks for the year. Click the link above to learn how you can participate in this short-term work group.

HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards Task Force Seeks Volunteers
Every year during National Health IT Week (September 16-20, 2013), HIMSS presents the HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards in recognition of federal leaders and state legislators who have made significant contributions to the advancement of health IT to improve healthcare, meriting national recognition. Nominees for the Federal and State Health IT Leadership Awards are selected by the HIMSS "Health IT Leadership Awards Work Group." Click the link above to learn more about serving on this short-term work group.

NEW! HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Seeks Members
HIMSS is accepting members for the newly formed Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Community. The goal of the C&BI Community is to bring together thought leadership and share knowledge that will support the future success of our members by improving their ability to understand and form partnerships to manage C&BI as a part of doing business and providing accountable and quality care to their members. The community will support activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Please join the Community on the fourth Thursday of the month, 1-2 pm (ET). Our next meeting will be April 25, 2013. Participation is open to all current HIMSS members. If you are interested in participating in the community or presenting a use case, join now. For more information, visit the C & BI Website

NEW! HIMSS Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable is Accepting New Members
The Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable works to improve individual patient care, quality, and outcomes in a cost–effective manner by fostering collaboration and trust between providers, payers and vendors through the development of interoperable health IT. This year, the Roundtable is exploring key themes of creating better collaboration between payers and providers to support improved care and outcomes, and creating a holistic view of payer-provider IT solutions. Our next Payer Roundtable meeting will be on April 18, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm (ET). Our guest speaker will be Andrew Casertano, VP of SAN Business Consultants. The presentation "Building a New IHE Profile: Lessons Learned from the ADA" will focus on the lessons learned from this group on their efforts to create a new IHE and how it is relevant to Payers. Participation is open to all current HIMSS members. Contact Nancy Devlin to join the Roundtable.

Latino Community Membership—Get Involved
The HIMSS Latino Community is the newest and up-and-coming professional membership groups at HIMSS. This collaborative network fosters information sharing, fresh ideas and unique solutions to improve healthcare delivery in the Latino Community using Healthcare IT. This community meets monthly via teleconference, as well as one-off special projects and meetings to address relevant Latino issues throughout the year. If you wish to join the Latino Community, just update your member profile in the Members Center under "Manage Communities" to include the HIMSS Latino Community and start receiving updated information. HIMSS welcomes you to leverage your knowledge and expertise in the Latino Community to benefit the HIMSS community at large, so join today. For more information about joining the HIMSS Latino Community, contact us at himsslatino@himss.org. You may also contact HIMSS Staff Liaison Tammy Kwiatkoski at 312-915-9516.

Nominations Open for CEO IT Achievement Awards
Modern Healthcare and HIMSS are seeking nominations for the 11th annual CEO IT Achievement Awards. The 2013 award, a collaboration between HIMSS and Modern Healthcare, honors one or more healthcare industry CEOs who demonstrate leadership and commitment to using information technology to advance their organizations' goals. CEOs from healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, health insurers, physician groups, clinics and post-acute-care providers, are eligible for the award. CEOs from healthcare vendors and suppliers are not eligible. Entries can be submitted online through March 21. A panel of CEOs and CIOs will judge the competition. The winner(s) will be announced in the April 15 issue of Modern Healthcare, and award recipients will be profiled in a special section of the June 10 issue. For more information, contact John D. Thomas, Chief of Editorial Operations, Modern Healthcare.

HIMSS Interoperability Maturity Model Work Group Seeks Members
The Interoperability Maturity Model Work Group has been recently established by the Interoperability & Standards (I&S) Committee. This work group will examine applicable maturity models and develop an Interoperability Maturity Model to accelerate our industry's interoperability goals and promote the adoption of electronic medical records. Participation is open to all active HIMSS members and the work group will meet monthly via teleconference. If you are interested in volunteering for the Interoperability Maturity Model (IMM) Work Group, please e-mail the I&S Committee liaison, Mary-Ellen Devitt Johnson.

HIMSS eConnecting with Consumers Committee Seeks Members
The HIMSS eConnecting with Consumers Committee is now accepting new members for the following Task Forces:

  • Patient Engagement Task Force: This group will create a compendium of business cases highlighting best practices and lessons learned from providers' use of health IT to engage patients. This group meets the third Monday of the month at 12 pm (ET).
  • Provider Value Proposition Task Force: This group will be responsible for the identification and creation of resources and tools related to personal health IT for all HIMSS providers, including business cases, best practices and lessons learned for technologies, including (but not limited to) PHRs, portals and mHealth. This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 3 pm (ET).
  • Social Media Task Force: This group will create resources and tools as well as opportunities around social networking at HIMSS, including the Social Media Center at HIMSS13. This group meets the first Thursday of the month at 12 pm (ET).

All groups will meet monthly via WebEx. Participation is open to all active HIMSS members. For more information contact Valerie Knoke.

HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force Seeks Members
The HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force is accepting members for this new Task Force. The Task Force will be focused on the adoption and use of Health Information Technology for Accountable Care organizations and will be co-chaired by Paul Oates, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, IT Architecture, Cigna and Lee Lemelson, RPh, System Vice President, Clinical Applications, Banner Health. The Task Force will work to provide valuable tools and resources to the industry, specifically, use cases and best practices for Accountable Care Organizations. The meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, 1 pm-2 pm (ET). To sign up for the Task Force, and to help us get to know each other's background, skill set and interest, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. The Task Force is open to all current HIMSS members. Contact Nancy Devlin, for further information.

HIMSS Now Accepting Applications for Advanced Membership!
If you have been a member of HIMSS for at least three years, you are eligible to apply for advanced membership. You can become a Senior Member or Fellow Member of HIMSS depending on years of membership and number of points. Points are earned for education and certification; experience and professional responsibility; presenting or publishing on health IT topics; and serving as a HIMSS volunteer on committees, work groups, chapter leadership, etc. See our Member Advancement webpage for more information, or email questions to the e-mail link in the headline above.

Participants Needed for New I&S Committee Work Groups
The new Interoperability & Standards (I&S) Committee is looking for volunteers to serve on a variety of work groups including: HIMSS Interoperability Policy Section (HIPS) Work Group; Enterprise Architecture (EA) Work Group; I&S Section of the mHIMSS Roadmap (ISS mHealth) Work Group; I&S Toolkit & Web Resource (Toolkit) Work Group (TBD); Health IT Standards (Standards) Work Group (TBD); and the Technical Information Exchange (Tech-IE) Work Group (TBD). If you would like to volunteer to serve on any of the I&S Committee Work Groups please contact Mary-Ellen Devitt Johnson at the e-mail link above.

Mobile Security Forum. Best Practices for Securing Mobile Devices. With four out of every five clinicians using smart phones and/or tablets, mobile devices are a fact of life in healthcare. Ensure your mobile health environment is safe and secure! April 30th Atlanta. Sign Up Now.

Chapter Events

April 25
Lunch & Learn Event

April 26
New York
2013 Annual HIMSS NYS Conference: Health IT—When Disaster Strikes

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

March 14
Creating a Comprehensive Mobility Strategy in a Changing Healthcare World

March 22

March 27
Health Information Exchange, Interoperability and Standards: Enablers to Health IT Transformation

April 9
HITECH Final Omnibus Rule Bootcamp Webinar and Roundtable Discussion Series

April 16
HITECH Final Omnibus Rule Bootcamp Webinar and Roundtable Discussion Series

April 16-18
IHE International World Summit

June 4-5
Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

June 11-12
Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition

June 17-18
ICD-10 Leadership Forum

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