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In This Issue — June 3, 2013

HIMSS announces new Board Chair and members • Interoperability for Dummies book now available • Check out new tools and resources surrounding patient engagement

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

What’s New

HIMSS Announces New Board Chair and Members
On July 1, Scott MacLean, CHCIO, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Deputy CIO and Director of IS Operations at Partners HealthCare in Boston, Mass., assumed his one-year term as Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors, replacing Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, Professor, School of Nursing, San Diego State University. Carol Steltenkamp, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, CMIO at University of Kentucky Healthcare, became Vice Chair of the board, replacing Scott Holbrook, MS, LFHIMSS, Principal at Mountain Summit Advisors. To learn more about the new Chair-Elect and Vice Chair-Elect, as well as the new Board members and Nominating Committee Members, click the link above.

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.

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 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, HIMSS Publications, at the e-mail link in the headline above.

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.

June 26 Proclaimed New York HIMSS Patient Centered Care Day
Both Thomas S. Richards, Mayor of Rochester, and Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Executive, declared June 26, 2013 to be HIMSSNYS Patient Centered Care Day. Click the link above to learn more.

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.

NEW! Interoperability for Dummies Book Now Available
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise USA announces the release of their very first eBook, provided to you at no charge. Learn how you can leverage IHE profiles to achieve health information exchange, enhance your business, and improve quality care for patients. Click the link above to get your copy.

NEW! IHE International Educational Webinar Series
Want to uncover the latest IHE profiles? Then attend the annual IHE Educational Webinar Series. Learn about IHE, become engaged in IHE development and testing activities, and leverage IHE solutions to develop and implement interoperable health information technology! These educational events are available to you free. Click the link above to register.

NEW! HIMSS Patient Engagement Podcast Explores ‘Blue Button’ Initiative
Lygeia Ricciardi, Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), discusses the Blue Button initiative through the lenses of patients/caregivers, providers, payers, developers, consumer advocacy organizations, and achieving Meaningful Use. This is the fourth episode in HIMSS' Patient Engagement Podcast Series. To listen to the podcast or subscribe to the series, click the link above.

NEW! Explore the Consumer eHealth Readiness Tool
Based on its Patient Engagement Framework, the National eHealth Collaborative has developed the Consumer eHealth Readiness Tool (CeRT). Use this tool to quantify and measure your organization’s readiness and capabilities to advance consumer engagement in eHealth. The CeRT includes an online survey-based organizational assessment, real-time progress reports and a comprehensive resource center. Click the link above to begin exploring.

NEW! HIMSS Emerging Professionals July Webinar: Career Development from a Project Management Perspective
John Paganini, MBA, CPHIMS, CIIP, Owner/President of Paguar Informatics Inc., Consultant in IT Clinical Integration and Interfaces, Cleveland Clinic, will explore how your current experiences and career path can provide the needed experiences required to be project manager. This webinar will be hosted on July 12. Click the link above to register.

NEW! HIMSS Supports Patient Engagement through Health IT
U.S. consumers are playing a growing role in healthcare, as both patients and consumers of healthcare. Taking steps to assist providers and front-line clinicians initiate successful patient engagement, HIMSS recently published, Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement, which explores the benefits of digital patient engagement, from the perspectives of physicians, providers, and others in the healthcare system. A series of podcasts produced by HIMSS provides another resource to help healthcare providers "e-connect” with patients as they work toward meeting the Meaningful Use Stage 2 patient engagement requirement. Podcasts include success stories and lessons learned in health IT applications, such as social media, patient portals, and online forums. Click the link in the headline above to access the podcasts.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule
Data breaches risk the medical and financial well-being of breach victims and the credibility and future business of healthcare providers. At the same time, federal and state governments are issuing even more regulations in response to the growing public concern and eroding public trust over the PHI breach epidemic. The most sweeping of these regulations is the long-awaited HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule. Read this white paper, “The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule: An Analysis of the Changed Impacting Healthcare Covered Entities and Business Associates,” from ID Experts by clicking the link above.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Automating Chemotherapy Ordering and Improved Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes
The VHA Office of Health Information Patient Safety Workgroup recently conducted a study examining cancer care and discovered that current processes for managing the administration of chemotherapy posed a significant patient safety risk. Independently, the electronic health records system in use at all VA facilities, CPRS/VistA, is insufficient for meeting the unique decision support and ordering needs specific to the complexities of cancer care. As a result, most facilities rely on a hybrid of electronic and manual processes to facilitate the ordering, documentation and tracking associated with chemotherapy. This lack of consistency and standardization increases the potential for error and adverse events. To address this issue and promote a culture of patient safety, the VA is exploring how the use of automated systems for chemotherapy decision support, ordering and treatment management can create a safer environment for delivering care. Read this DSS, Inc. white paper, “Automating Chemotherapy Ordering and Improved Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes,” by clicking the link above.

Sponsored Content

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSSTom Walsh, CISSP, is co-editor of the new HIMSS book, Implementing Information Security in Healthcare: Building a Security Program. The book, which was edited by Walsh; Terrell W. Herzig, MSHI, CISSP; and Lisa A. Gallagher, BSEE, CISM, CPHIMS, offers a critical and comprehensive look at healthcare security concerns in an era of powerful computer technology, increased mobility, and complex regulations designed to protect personal information. Featuring perspectives from more than two dozen security experts, this book explores the tools and policies healthcare organizations need to build an effective and compliant security program.

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Chapter Events
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Chapter Event

Upcoming Events & Deadlines
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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Corporate Member Spotlight

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