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In This Issue — June 26, 2013

Registration opens for September Privacy & Security Forum • Participate in upcoming book on mobile health • HIMSS best-seller guides organizations to business intelligence implementation

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

What’s New

Privacy and Security Forum—Protecting Data Assets and Managing Risk
Register now for the 2013 Privacy & Security Forum, September 23-24, in Boston. Presented on the cusp of full implementation of health reform, the 2nd Annual Privacy & Security Forum will provide information and real-world solutions for healthcare executives interested in creating comprehensive policies and an organizational mindset designed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and complex privacy and security landscape. Presenters from across the industry—from government officials and policy experts to CIOs and chief security officers—will provide attendees with feet-on-the-ground lessons about developing security programs; responding to security breaches; securing and developing policies involving mobile devices; and developing compliance programs in response to new government regulations, among others. For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending, click the link above.

Now Open: HIMSS Emerging Professionals Poster Presentation Submission for HIMSS14
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster session at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. The conference will be held Feb. 23-27, 2014. The Call for Proposals for a Poster Presentation will opened Monday, June 17, and will close on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 5 pm (CT). Click the link above for more information on session topics and submission details.

JHIM Seeks Abstracts on Patient Engagement
The Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM), the quarterly, digital publication of HIMSS, 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, Publications, at the e-mail link in the headline above.

HIMSS Best–Seller Focuses on Business Intelligence Implementation
Implementing Business Intelligence in Your Healthcare Organization offers an inside look at how healthcare organizations of all sizes can use business intelligence to consistently monitor and improve upon patient outcomes, workload and costs. Implementing business intelligence is a strategic activity that channels the outcomes of performance throughout the healthcare organization and its stakeholders. Additionally, business intelligence provides a visual, high-level view of historical trends, current operations and predictive analysis. Through insightful chapters written by industry experts and numerous, real-world case studies, this book demonstrates myriad practical and proven steps to developing a business intelligence solution, including pre- and post-implementation issues. This book is packed with information that will help you and your organization raise awareness of hidden business intelligence, generate improved analytical data and spread the access to this new information across the continuum of care. Click the link above to order the softcover version of the book. Click here to order the eBook.

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 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.

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—." 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 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 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.

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Calling All Members

Get Involved with the HIMSS Latino Community
The HIMSS Latino Community is the newest and up-and-coming professional membership group 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 quarterly via teleconference, 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. You can also email requesting membership in this community. For more information about joining the HIMSS Latino Community you may also contact HIMSS Staff Liaison Tammy Kwiatkoski at 312-915-9516.

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 June 20, 2013, 4-5pm Eastern. Our guest speaker, Dan Schuyler, Leavitt Partners, Participation, will present a high level review and orientation of the functional components of a health insurance exchange and identify who is responsible for each exchange function and service. The identification of critical exchange functions that are experiencing significant delays in testing and operational readiness and the potential impact and contingencies will be addressed. The Roundtable is open to all current HIMSS members. To join the Roundtable, contact Nancy Devlin at the link above.

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 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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Chapter Events
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Chapter Event

Upcoming Events & Deadlines
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

Sept. 23-24
Privacy and Security Forum—Protecting Data Assets and Managing Risk

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