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In This Issue — June 12, 2013

JHIM seeks abstracts on patient engagement • Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop starts tomorrow • Now accepting nominations for Board and Nominating Committee positions

Have a question, comment or idea? Please send them to Matt Schlossberg.

What’s New

HIMSS Statement on EHR Developer Code of Conduct
"HIMSS congratulates the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) on the release of the EHR Developer Code of Conduct.  The creation and publication of this document demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity on the part of EHRA and its members to the healthcare community.  HIMSS applauds the efforts of the Code of Conduct Workgroup, and supports the goals of the Code: improved patient safety; expanded information exchange and patient/provider engagement; optimized usability; increased documentation accuracy; and enhanced security and patient privacy protections.  As these critical issues continue to advance, HIMSS is committed to providing resources and feedback to EHRA as the Code of Conduct evolves to adapt to the changing health IT landscape." Click the link above to learn more.

JHIM Seeks Abstracts on Patient Engagement
The Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) has opened the call for abstracts for its Winter 2014 issue on patient engagement. JHIM is actively seeking case studies, literature reviews and analysis on how health information technology can be used to facilitate better patient care, improve communication between patient and provider, and empower patients to become advocates for their own health. If interested, send a 250-word abstract summarizing the scope of the proposed article. Please include a working headline and contact information for all potential authors. The deadline is July 15. Send all abstracts to Matt Schlossberg, Manager, HIMSS Publications, at the e-mail link in the headline above.

HIMSS Best-Seller Shows Mobile’s Value to Healthcare
mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems provides a high-level and comprehensive survey of the emergence of mobile technology healthcare. This book looks beyond the already-popular devices and apps associated with mhealth, exploring the major role this technology could play as healthcare steers inexorably toward an architecture in which key decision making occurs at the point-of-care. In its fullest flowering, mHealth will serve as the catalyst that effectively addresses healthcare's most intractable problems--quality and cost--and will form the centerpiece of healthcare programs aimed at chronic disease management, population health, wellness and prevention. This book covers a variety of topics, including an industry assessment of mHealth solutions, clinical and business applications, privacy and security concerns, stakeholder involvement, infrastructure issues and much more. Also included are 10 case studies that highlight how some organizations have moved forward with their own mHealth initiatives. Click the link above to order the softcover version of the book. Click here to order the eBook.

Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop Starts Tomorrow
The Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop starts tomorrow, in conjunction with the 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. This workshop is designed to help participants grow their business in the federal sector, help them break into new agency funding opportunities, and strategize winning requests for proposals to obtain grants and contract. Click the link in the headline above to register.

New Data from HHS to Spur Innovation
On June 3, Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, announced new federal healthcare and technology data, along with new competitions for using IT to better manage personal health. At Health Datapalooza IV, Sec. Sebelius said that "A more data-driven and transparent healthcare marketplace can help consumers and their families make important decisions about their care." She further emphasized that the Obama administration "is committed to making the health system more transparent and harnessing data to empower consumers." Click the link above for details on the recently released data, and for more information on government activities, subscribe to HIMSS' Health IT Policy Update.

Now Accepting Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee Positions
Nominations are now being accepted for the positions on the HIMSS Board of Directors and on the Nominating Committee. Nominees must be a Regular or Life Member or the senior executive representative of an Organizational Member who has achieved Senior* or Fellow status. Please send all nominations to Tara Little, or if you would like to mail it, please send to the address below. Nominations must be received by August 1, 2013.
Tara Little
33 W. Monroe, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603
*To obtain further information on the advancement process and/or access the application please go to http://www.himss.org/ASP/advancement.asp on the HIMSS website.

HIMSS14 Opens Call for Pre-Conference Proposals
HIMSS is accepting abstracts for pre-conference programming for the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition through July 22. Program topics include career services, clinical and business intelligence, consumer engagement, data warehousing, HIE, ICD-10, Meaningful Use, mobile health, privacy and security, and more. For more information, click the link above. For questions, contact Gail Rice.

One Week Until the ICD–10 Forum–Register Today!
One week remains until the start of the ICD-10 Forum, June 17-18, in Washington, DC. In addition to keynotes from Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, and Ms. Denise Buenning of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a new workshop was recently added to the June 16 kick-off that will focus on "Fast-tracking the Planning and Implementation of Late Adopters." View the full agenda online. Join members of the ICD-10 National Pilot Program, HIMSS, WEDI, CMS and NGS at this two-day event and gain valuable insights into the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code set. For more information, click the link in the headline above.

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 mHealth book, scheduled for publication in Spring 2014. Topics of interest include wellness (fitness, gaming, prevention); mobile growth sectors (remote patient monitoring, mobile imaging, HIEs, chronic disease management, population health); mHealth issues (patient safety, standards and interoperability, security, ROI); trends (consumerism, telehealth, mobile wallet, patient engagement, user experience, global perspective); next-generation technology (artificial intelligence, body area networks, convergence). Submit a 250-word abstract to Matt Schlossberg, Manager, Publications, by Friday, June 28. Abstracts should contain a working headline and contact information for all potential authors. The abstract’s synopsis should contain a concise summary of the subject’s problem/challenge/opportunity, the solution process, the solution implementation, and the results.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Offers Presentation on Analytics
The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community of Practice on June 27, will host a special presentation on "DELTA-Powered Analytics Assessment&trade." This is a new maturity model that assesses the analytical capabilities of healthcare organizations. This survey and certification program provides a roadmap to gauge how effectively your organization leverages data and analytics in order to empower intelligent decisions and drive strategy across multiple facets, measuring five critical analytics competencies, including data, enterprise, leadership, targets and analysts. Register at the link above.

HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Continues Social Media Series
The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community continues its series on social media this month and in July with three sessions designed to show the community how to best use social media to network, search for a job, engage with patients, and more. This three-part series will spend time on each of the three most popular social media channels. Click the following links to learn more and to register for one or all of the programs in the series: Let’s Learn LinkedIn - Social Media Part 2 Series, June 13, 1 pm CT, register here; Let’s Talk Twitter - Social Media Part 2 Series; June 27, 1 pm CT, register here; and Let's Hoot about Hootsuite - Social Media Part 2 Series, July 11, 1 pm CT, register here.

Registration Open for the June Emerging Professionals Webinar
Registration is open for "Accelerate IT Effectiveness," an Emerging Professionals Webinar scheduled for June 14. Hosted by James A. DiIanni, BA, MS, MEd, Head of Consulting and Implementations, BCS-North America, this webinar will explore how effective management of IT human capital is critical to the success and effectiveness of IT organizations. Register for the webinar by clicking the link above.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Clinical Analytics and Health Information Exchange
According to a new ICA white paper, healthcare is awash in data, but starved for information. The advent of electronic and digital processing has only accentuated the problem by enabling and encouraging the creation and storage of more data. However, storing, transferring and, above all, making that data usable remains the key nagging issue as ever more data is created and stockpiled. And while even today, many, if not most, physician offices contain vast shelves of handwritten clinical notes on their patients, the relentless advance of electronic clinical information will eventually make those hand-written mountains look like mole-hills by comparison. And what will we have gained? Click the link above to read this white paper.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Reimbursement—The Role of Hospital IT Solutions to Support Population and Outcomes-Based Models
According to this Care360 white paper, the most revolutionary change that healthcare enterprises face today is in future reimbursements and payments received – hitting the core of most hospitals/IDNs, and threatening their ability to survive. The fee-for-service payment model is under attack by reform advocates from a variety of backgrounds and political viewpoints. But the payment model that might replace it is not clear, so payers, the government and private insurance companies are searching for solutions. Hospitals and other healthcare providers will need to be in a good position to make adjustments as these models continue to evolve.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Behavioral Health—Creating Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork through EHR Technology
According to this DSS, Inc. white paper, to achieve higher quality care, better patient outcomes and lower costs, the healthcare industry is moving rapidly toward the adoption of more collaborative models of patient care. Collaborative ventures already being created include accountable care organizations (ACO), patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and health information exchanges (HIE). Each of these approaches requires a new mindset on the part of caregivers. Providers from across the entire continuum of care must begin to take a more holistic view of each patient, sharing information and insights with each other at every stage in the patient care process. Because behavioral and medical conditions are risk factors for each other, it’s imperative for providers in both areas to quickly share information and work collaboratively. Yet this process has not been easy. Medical and behavioral providers, in general, have shared information by mail or fax, not electronically. Moreover, clinical data often is more numerical in nature, while behavioral data often is more qualitative.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Selecting Your Stave 1 Meaningful Use MENU Objectives
According to this Sevocity white paper, the EHR Incentive Program Stage 1 Meaningful Use program requires each provider to choose 5 meaningful use objectives from a list of 10. Some of these objectives will be easier than others for most providers. Click the link above to read more.

Sponsored Content

NEW! Managing the Exponential Leap in Healthcare Data Growth: Achieving Compliance and Operational Efficiency
Healthcare data is growing exponentially, largely as a result of the meaningful use of health IT—EHRs in particular. As data grows, so does the need for storing, managing, accessing and protecting these critical assets. To gain insight into the complex challenges of data and information management in healthcare, HIMSS Media surveyed 416 healthcare professionals in December 2012 and January 2013. This white paper outlines these survey results, and also looks at the applications and business needs that are driving healthcare providers’ data growth, and the areas within their organizations that will receive infrastructure investments in 2013.

NEW! From Evidence to Insight: Achieving Outcomes That Matter
The global healthcare industry is at a pivotal point to transform, reinvent and realign to a more vital and evolving new model. There is broad recognition that cost increases are unsustainable, yet results remain inadequate. Buyers of care, including governments, employers and individual consumers, are demanding better performance in both quality and outcomes. Yet the challenge cannot be met by continuing attempts to extract greater productivity from the industry's existing structure.

NEW! Big Data in Healthcare: Tackling Challenges, Pursuing Opportunities
The concept of big data has been around for decades, but it has become a hot topic in the healthcare industry in the last year.  While the deluge of data may seem overwhelming, the promise of what can be done with the data is real. Recent reports estimates that big data can save up to $450 billion in reduced healthcare spending.  Download the white paper today to explore how big data setting the stage for clinical analytics and how you can assess the future impact of big data to come out ahead of the market in actualizing business and clinical intelligence.

Calling All Members

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Seeks Members
HIMSS is accepting members for the 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. Learn more and get involved at the link above.

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.

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 website. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail 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. 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.

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines
June 13
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Continues Social Media Series: Let’s Learn LinkedIn

June 14
Emerging Professionals Webinar: ‘Accelerate IT Effectiveness’

June 17-18
ICD-10 Leadership Forum

June 19
HIMSS Virtual Briefing—Preventing Adverse Drug Events: The Critical Role of Patient Care Coordination

June 26
IHE Profiles in Action—IHE Integrated into Continuum of Care Throughout the Healthcare Enterprise

June 27
HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Presentation: ‘DELTA-Powered Analytics Assessment™’

June 27
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Continues Social Media Series: Let’s Talk Twitter

June 28
Call for Abstracts—HIMSS mHealth Book

July 11
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Continues Social Media Series: Let's Hoot about Hootsuite - Social Media Part 2 Series

July 22
HIMSS14 Opens Call for Pre-Conference Proposals Deadline

Aug. 1
Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee Positions Deadline

Sept. 16-20
National Health IT Week

Sept. 18-19
HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit

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