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In This Issue — June 10, 2013

HIMSS to introduce Health IT Value Suite • Register for the Privacy and Security Forum • JHIM seeks abstracts on patient engagement

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What’s New

Assessing the Value of Health IT: View HIMSS Announcement via Live Stream on July 16
As healthcare providers continue to implement information technology solutions, evaluation of technology’s real impact becomes even more critical. HIMSS recognizes the complicated challenge of pinpointing the clinical and financial impact of such an important investment. That’s why HIMSS is introducing the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite. To learn more about this new and exciting initiative, join HIMSS on July 16, at 10 a.m. (ET), for a press conference, streamed live from the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Join HIMSS and other health IT stakeholders for this important announcement. Contact Kelly Wagner to RSVP or for more information. For more details, click the link in the headline 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 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.

Tools & Resources

NEW! HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Offers Presentation on Enterprise Business Intelligence
The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community of Practice on July 25, 2013, will host a special presentation on “Enterprise Business Intelligence: Empowering with Data to Enable Transformation”. An EBI program operationalizes performance management by creating a hands-on, evidence-based culture that drives continuous innovation. The goal is to identify, define, and present key performance indicators (KPIs) and supporting data in a meaningful and intuitive manner. You will discover the keys to successfully transform your business by empowering with data.

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.

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.

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.

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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 himsslatino@himss.org 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.

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
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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