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In This Issue — July 24, 2013

Register for the National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare • Early bird registration opens for HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit • Review results of HIMSS Workforce Survey

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What’s New

Register for the National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare
The eHealth Initiative's 2nd Annual National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare will occur Aug. 1-2, at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area, and will bring together providers, payers, researchers, clinicians, and industry leaders focused on the use of analytics to improve clinical, financial and administrative decisions at critical points in the healthcare system. This two-day event will feature a series of brief case studies and interactive multi-stakeholder panels on integrating different systems and transforming data into actionable healthcare intelligence. This conference will provide detailed and practical instruction on how to effectively manage and use data across healthcare, research, and surveillance. Click the link above and use the coupon code "SUMMER13" to receive a $100 discount on registration. You can also download the event brochure at that link.

Early Bird Registration Opens for HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit
Early bird registration is now open through Aug. 9 for the HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit, Sept. 18-19, 2013, in Washington, DC. At this event, participants will hear from current national health IT thought leaders; learn about key Congressional health IT priorities; and network with other health IT advocacy leaders from around the country. Early bird registration is just $95. The HIMSS hotel room block closes Aug. 19. Click the link above to learn more.

Privacy and Security Forum—Early Registration Rates End Aug. 2
Register today for the Privacy & Security Forum. This year’s program will feature keynote addresses from government and healthcare leaders. Topics include compliance with new HIPAA regulations; policies and procedure for creating an effective program to secure mobile devices; practical advice for how to manage data security and ensure patient privacy in a shared-savings model; responding to and preventing a security breach; managing your business associate relationships to minimize risk; how to identify and shore up network vulnerabilities; managing privacy and security in the expanding mHealth environment; how to leverage cloud computing with minimal risk; and Healthcare IT News interviews with industry experts. New featured sessions include "Creating a Security Framework that Follows Physicians Throughout the Enterprise" and "Managing the Privacy and Security Challenges of Implementing an ACO." Click the link above to register and to view the full agenda.

2013 mHealth Summit Launches mHealth in the Hospital Zone
The mHealth in the Hospital Zone will focus on mHealth Integration Into Hospital Settings, Transforming the Delivery of Care and Improving ROI. This new area will offer a comprehensive experience for the provider community that includes: mHealth in the Hospital Conference Track, mHealth in the Hospital Zone on the exhibit floor representing leading vendors in the mobile health space, Healthcare IT News Executive Breakfast and an mHIMSS Pavilion featuring a Technology Showcase. Mobile health IT has the potential to save time and energy through every facet of the care delivery process, improving communications and opportunities for changes in how health and chronic conditions are managed, and providing better care with better outcomes. The mHealth Summit, the largest mobile health event in the world and brings together providers, leaders, influencers and visionaries in wireless and mobile health delivery system technologies and integration as well as those in different stages of this transition to discuss hands-on strategies, examine success stories, and explore challenges and innovations. For more information, click the link 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.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Introduces Health IT Value Suite to Measure Impact of HIT Investments
HIMSS has recently introduced the Health IT Value Suite—a comprehensive knowledge repository that classifies, quantifies and articulates the clinical, financial and business impact of health IT investments. The Health IT Value Suite creates a taxonomy and framework to quantify and discuss the impact of IT in health settings. Further, it offers relevant and credible examples that help stakeholders—from providers to policymakers to payers to influencers—evaluate the success of their information technology investments with an emphasis on examining and improving performance across numerous clinical, business and financial factors. Using the Health IT Value Suite, stakeholders and organizations can continue to advance their objectives with confidence, and realize maximum value by providing high-quality, safe, and cost-effective care. Click the link above to learn more about the Value Suite. Use the hashtag #HITWorks to follow the conversations on Twitter.

Available for Research: U.S. Hospital IT Data
Simplifying the search for data on health information technology for research purposes, The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation, has released updated 2010 data from the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. The Dorenfest Institute provides a variety of detailed historical data, reports and white papers about IT use in hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks. This service is provided at no expense to universities, students under university license, U.S. governments (local, state and federal), and governments of other countries that will be using the data for research purposes. Click the links above to learn more.

Review Results of HIMSS Workforce Survey
The HIMSS 2013 Workforce Survey, sponsored by Medix IT, examines hiring trends and barriers for healthcare provider organizations and IT vendors. More than 85 percent of survey respondents indicated that their organization hired at least one employee in 2012. In the coming year, 79 percent of organizations also plan to hire additional staff. Approximately one-third of healthcare provider organizations indicated that they had to place an IT initiative on hold due to staffing shortages, and many expressed that these lower priority issues created risks to patient care and revenue generation. The lack of a local qualified talent pool was the biggest reported challenge to fully staffing for both employer groups. A full breakdown of each finding is available in the report appendix. Download the full report at the link above.

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.

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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.

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.

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Chapter Events
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Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Aug. 1
Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee Positions Deadline

Aug. 1-2
National Forum on Data and Analytics in Healthcare

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

Dec. 9-11
mHealth Summit

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Corporate Member Spotlight

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