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In This Issue — May 29, 2013

HIMSS publishes third edition of best-selling Dictionary • HIMSS Media launches Future Care community • CMS Releases Funding Opportunity Announcement for Health Care Innovation Awards • Register for several upcoming events in Washington DC—Big Data and Health Analytics Forum, the ICD-10 Forum and the Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition • HIMSS14 Call for proposals closes next week

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What’s New
HIMSS Publishes Third Edition of Best-Selling Dictionary
Hot off the presses, HIMSS just published the third edition of its best-selling Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations. This significantly expanded and timely dictionary has been developed and extensively reviewed by more than 50 industry experts. The HIMSS Dictionary contains more than 2,900 health IT and related terms and acronyms, and includes mission summaries and contact information for more than 330 healthcare organizations and associations. The HIMSS Dictionary is the ideal quick reference for health IT professionals and the essential resource for executives, clinicians, academics, consultants, government staff and other professionals who need a reference tool for understanding the terminology and acronyms for this growing field. Click the link above to order the softcover edition of the book. Click here to order the eBook.

Authors, Researchers Invited to Contribute to Upcoming Book on Mobile Health
HIMSS is seeking authors and researchers to submit case study abstracts on mobile healthcare, which if accepted, would be included in a major mobile healthcare book, scheduled to be published in Spring 2014. The book, edited by Rick Krohn, MA, MAS, and David Metcalf, PhD, will examine mHealth's growth and trajectory, with an emphasis on practical applications and measurable successes. To frame this narrative HIMSS is seeking case studies as primary content to illustrate creative and adaptive mHealth tools and solutions. Krohn and Metcalf previously edited mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (HIMSS, 2012). Click the link above to learn the criteria for submission.

HIMSS14 Call for Proposals Closes Next Week
The call for proposals for the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition closes next week, June 3. Each year, the HIMSS Annual Conference offers over 200 general education sessions that are selected from a peer-reviewed process. To ensure that our program’s content is timely, relevant, and optimally targeting our attendees’ needs, the ACEC selects from the submissions received during the “Call for Proposals” and may supplement programming by inviting speakers to fill any gaps identified. If you have any questions regarding involvement in this process, click the link above for more information. For questions, contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

HIMSS Media Announces Launch of Future Care Community
HIMSS Media recently announced the launch of Future Care, an online community of news, information, and thought leadership dedicated to chronicling the impact of coordinated care, resulting in the improvement of individual and population health and well-being. Future Care includes original news content along with relevant news from Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, Government Health IT, Healthcare Payer News and other HIMSS Media news outlets, in addition to blogs by industry subject-matter experts and other information resources. A key component of the site is the ability of members to share ideas, comments, and outcomes examples. Currently, user profiles, commenting and sharing are available on the site. In the coming month, features will be added that enable members to upload video and share their own coordinated care stories. Click the link above to tour the site.

CMS CIO Trenkle To Deliver Keynote Address at the Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum
Tony Trenkle will deliver a keynote on Day 2 of the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C., June 4-5. In his presentation, Trenkle will share how CMS plans to use big data and analytics to improve the U.S. healthcare system. He'll highlight how much data CMS currently has and how fast this data is growing; the kinds of data CMS collects; how CMS views data management and its critical role in achieving the mandates of the Affordable Care Act; and the intelligence CMS expects to extract from big data, and how this intelligence will drive better clinical and business decisions. In addition, sessions will cover key topics related to big data and healthcare analytics: strategic planning; hiring and retaining experienced staff; tools and technology; IT leadership; predictive analytics; data sharing; EHRs and population health; and more. Click the link above for more information and to register.

2013 mHealth Summit Call for Presentations Closes in 9 Days
The 2013 mHealth Summit is the premier international forum connecting the mobile health ecosystem to mHealth research, education, thought leadership, exhibits and panel discussions — and you could be an integral part of it. We're looking for transformational, groundbreaking submissions that deliver evidence that mHealth is moving from theory to adoption and from pilot to scale. We're interested in cutting-edge content, usage and cross-collaborative cases, as well as discussion of drivers, challenges, impact and opportunities. Topics include business and funding opportunities, Big Data, care settings, consumer/patient and physician/provider engagement, emerging technology, payers/health plans; pharma and life sciences, global health, international perspective, regulatory & policy, privacy and security, and research. The deadline for submissions is June 7. Click the link above to learn more about the submission process.

ICD–10 Forum–Register Today
The ICD-10 Forum, presented by HIMSS Media, on June 16-18, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in the Washington DC area, is 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 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. Click the link above for more information and to register.

Registration Opens for Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop
HIMSS will again offer its popular Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop on June 13, in conjunction with this year’s Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. The all day workshop—designed for beginning and experienced health IT and federal business development professionals—is an “insider” seminar into the federal health IT market, advising participants on growing their business, strategies for breaking into a new agency, and techniques for beating an incumbent/influencing the RFP. Registration is now open.

Government Health IT Conference to Feature Review Course for New Health IT Certification
The Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition, June 11-12, in Washington DC, will feature a Review Course of the new HIMSS credential Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS). The CAHIMS certification demonstrates knowledge of health IT and management systems, facilitating entry-level careers in health IT. The highly interactive Review Course at the conference serves as a gauge for your preparedness for the CAHIMS exam. Click the link in the headline above to register and to learn more.

Tools & Resources
New! Patient Engagement Podcast Examines Adoption Curve for Online Mental Health Services
In the new Patient Engagement podcast, Michael Laskoff, founder and CEO of AbilTo, explains how engagement through online mental health platforms help patients manage depression and allows health plans and customers eliminate avoidable medical utilization. The interview was conducted by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, Health Economist and Management Consultant, THINK-Health, Health Populi Blog. To download this and other podcasts in the patient engagement series, click the link above.

New! Register for Webinar on Finding Employment in Health IT
Register today for a June 10 webinar on “Job Search Strategies for Finding Employment in Health IT.” Learn how to effectively focus your job search efforts; identify the types of organizations likely to hire individuals with clinical and/or IT background; the language you will need to document your job readiness on your resume and during your interview; sources of additional training; and how to tap into the public and private EHR adoption employment and training infrastructure. Click the link above to register.

New! Webinar: Accelerate IT Effectiveness
Effective management of IT human capital is critical to the success and effectiveness of IT organizations. The changing technology landscape poses significant challenges for organizations as they acquire, retain and develop their talent. In this June 14 Emerging Professionals’ webinar, attendees will learn to identify the challenges facing organizations as they strive to acquire and retain top IT talent, assess your organization to identify critical IT skills gaps; and create effective employee development plans. Click the link above to register.

How to Work with Governors and Their Offices
The HIMSS State Government Affairs team recently attended a breakfast briefing on "How to Work with Governors and Their Offices." Two experts, Fred DuVal, Principal Consultant, DuVal & Associates; and Philip A. Musser, President, New Frontier Strategy; who have spent their careers working with governors spoke. The presentation focused on the political landscape following the 2012 Presidential election. Click the link above to learn the criteria for submission.

Watch the Most-Talked About HIMSS13 Sessions
The HIMSS eLearning Academy released a recordings package of the most talked about HIMSS13 Education Sessions. The Social Media Collection was mined from the 38,972 tweets posted during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans on March 3-7. Sessions focus on some of the health IT industry's most challenging topics: Big Data, Patient Engagement, Usability and mHealth. View and purchase the seven most-talked about education sessions at HIMSS13.

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.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Optimizing Cardiovascular Operations and Services
Ascendian Healthcare Consulting presents a white paper shaped to serve a single purpose: To educate the healthcare providers of the available Cardiology Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (CPACS) and Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) and their ability to streamline the delivery of today’s extremely complex Cardiology operations and services.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: The Roles of Hospitals in Health IT Implementation in Their Communities
The adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or Electronic Health Records (EHR) has long been a focus for hospitals. With robust and powerful EMRs/EHRs, hospitals have been able to integrate systems, improving record keeping and the quality of care delivery. Hospitals are in a unique position to drive EHR adoption. Ambulatory physicians recognize hospitals as healthcare leaders, and may consult with hospital IT teams to determine the best ambulatory technologies. EHRs are also a factor in physician affinity strategies. Hospitals can recommend EHRs for affiliated physicians and even help subsidize the cost of implementation.

Sponsored Content
Benefits of Image-Enabling the EHR: MU2 Implications for Hospitals, Imaging Providers and EHR Vendors
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.

Healthcare Legacy Systems: How to Retire Them, Reduce Costs, and Maintain Access to All the Data Using Active Data Archiving
As new HIT systems are implemented, multiple legacy systems are left behind, requiring an overworked IT staff to provide internal support and maintain access to this complex combination of platforms. This briefing provides an overview of how active data archiving technology can be employed to address the many problems associated with healthcare legacy data management.

Calling All Members
NEW! Business Edge eNewsletter Seeks ICD-10 Authors
The HIMSS Business Edge, a monthly eNewsletter on business practices and information technology in healthcare, is calling for authors to write articles on ICD-10 topics. Contact Joanne Bartley or 312-915-9251, if you are interested in contributing an article.

HIMSS Business Edge Operating Rules Survey
Based on the CMS Health Care Electronic Funds Transfers and Remittance Advice Transactions Interim Final Rule posted on April 19, HIMSS Business Edge invites you to complete this short survey by May 31. Responses will be posted in the June issue of HIMSS Business Edge. Problems accessing the survey? Contact Joanne Bartley.

Eligible Professionals: Have You Been Audited?
Share your or your colleague's journeys through the Meaningful Use auditing/attestation process: the good, the bad and everything in between. The Meaningful Use Center of Excellence is building resources to help prepare and guide other EPs through the Meaningful Use attestation process and would like to gain your insights. All contributors will be acknowledged in the online postings on the HIMSS web site. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail link above.

HIMSS G7 Task Force Seeks Volunteers
HIMSS G7 is a thought leadership and strategic solutions forum comprised of healthcare industry organizations and professionals focused on defining the healthcare financial network of NOW and the future. The HIMSS G7 is the platform for Medical Banking ideas and discussions. The purpose of the HIMSS G7 Task Force is to plan the 36-month road map, select the HIMSS G7 event topics in collaboration with the HIMSS Business Centered Systems and the HIMSS G7 Sponsors, and communicate the G7 Advisory Report recommendations to organizations and policy makers. HIMSS is looking for task force members to represent the following areas: Banks and financial institutions, payers, providers, health IT firms, government, employer groups or those serving employer groups, and consumer groups or those service consumer groups. The HIMSS G7 Task Force will meet once per month for one-hour conference calls. The Task Force Charter for FY14 and conference call schedule will be determined once the task force is formed. If interested, contact Ebony Morgan at the link above.

ICD-10 NPP Physician Engagement and Communications Work Group Seeks Volunteers
The HIMSS/WEDI ICD-10 National Pilot Program is establishing the ICD-10 NPP Physician Engagement and Communications Work Group. This group will primarily be focused on answering questions and addressing the concerns of the physician community. They will also be responsible for advising the National Pilot Program Leadership Team on communications that should be pushed out to the physician community. Participants must be practicing physicians, in any environment, and available to attend weekly/bi-weekly teleconferences during the initial launch period. Frequency of meetings will change over time as directed by the WG chair. If you’d like to learn more about the HIMSS/WEDI ICD-10 National Pilot Program, attend an information session on May 22. If interested, contact Ebony Morgan at the link above.

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. Please join the Payer Roundtable on the third Thursday of the month, 4-5pm Eastern. The next Payer Roundtable meeting will be on May 16, 2013. Participation is open to all current HIMSS members. To join, contact Nancy Devlin at the link above.

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.

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.

Meet Our Members

Learn more about this week's featured member

Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSSTodd Klein, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS, CCNA serves on the CPHIMS Technical Committee and is also a delivery service executive with Dearborn Advisors LLC.

Klein has over 17 years in healthcare and information technology, providing strategic planning and project management office leadership in healthcare. He has extensive experience in managing large implementations associated with Epic, Eclipsys and McKesson solutions. Klein has also been responsible for managing large programs as a project director and executive program manager and has served as the chief information officer for a healthcare organization, and has served as the area vice president for a major healthcare vendor. Current, Klein is responsible for managing engagements and new business relationships.

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Chapter Events
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South Carolina
SCHIMSS Public Policy Day 

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Central and North Florida
ACHE/HIMSS Joint Panel Discussion: The Healthcare Organization’s Role in Formulating Public Policy

June 14
New Jersey
Doing More with Less, Organizing HIT Chaos

Upcoming Events & Deadlines
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HIMSS14 Call for Proposals Deadline

June 4-5
Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

June 7
Deadline: 2013 mHealth Summit Call for Presentations

June 11-12
Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition

June 17-18
ICD-10 Leadership Forum

Sept. 16-20
National Health IT Week

Sept. 18-19
HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit

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Corporate Member Spotlight

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