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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — July 31, 2013

Update on keynotes at December's mHealth Summit • Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee ends tomorrow • Lend your expertise to a variety of HIMSS task forces and committees

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What’s New

Danish Health Minister to Deliver Keynote at the 2013 mHealth Summit
Danish Member of Parliament and Minister for Health and Prevention, Astrid Krag, will deliver a keynote address on Day 2 of the upcoming mHealth Summit. During her time as a Member of Parliament, Krag has served as party spokesperson on issues such as immigration, citizenship, and care for the elderly. In June 2013, the Minister announced a new national digitalization strategy for the Danish Health Care Sector emphasizing on the continued uptake of eHealth in health care delivery and increased use of telemedicine including mobile health solutions. 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.

ONC's Chief Security Officer Joy Pritts to Speak at Privacy & Security Forum
Joy Pritts, Chief Security Officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will take part in a 45 live interview with Healthcare IT News Managing Editor Mike Miliard at the Privacy & Security Forum on Tuesday, September 24, in Boston. Pritts is expected to speak about a broad range of subjects including the final HIPAA Omnibus Privacy and Security rules, what will drive advances in data security as healthcare attempts to catch up with other industries and the role ONC can play in helping to improve privacy and security of PHI. 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. Early registration rates end Aug. 2.

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.

Nominations for Board and Nominating Committee Positions Ends Tomorrow
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.

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.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Three Simple Steps to Protect Patient Privacy
Healthcare institutions are at greater risk of falling short on patient privacy requirements than ever before. The movement to a complete electronic health record and constant changes to patient privacy regulations make compliance increasingly difficult. Since the HIPAA Privacy statute was first enacted in 1996, major regulations regarding patient privacy have followed—HITECH, ARRA Meaningful Use, and the Omnibus Rule. Click the link above to read this white paper from Iatric.

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Calling All Members

NEW! Patient Engagement Technologies Task Force
Do you always have the latest gadgets and apps? Do you know the difference a telehome and telehealth? Join us as we help providers learn how to leverage emerging patient engagement technologies to improve the health and overall wellbeing of their patients. The task force will meet on the third Monday of the month at noon eastern. All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail link above.

NEW! The Value of Patient Engagement Through Health IT Task Force
Bring your passion for improving patient health and strengthening the partnership between providers and their patients to this new HIMSS task force. Help build tools, resources and provide industry leadership while focusing on the four "pillars" of successful patient engagement: Wellness and prevention; behavioral and social health; home health; and financial health. The task meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 3-4 p.m. ET. All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail link above.

NEW! Patient Engagement/Social Media Task Force
Be heard! Write blogs, participate in online discussions and social media events through the Social Media Task Force. Work with your peers to develop strategies to help inform and encourage providers to e-engage with patients and caregivers through social media platforms and help promote HIMSS' patient engagement efforts. This task force meets on the first Thursday of the month at noon eastern. All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail link above.

NEW! Continuity of Care Task Force
It's of the upmost importance that clinicians use electronic health records and HIT to coordinate care in the ambulatory healthcare setting. The Continuity of Care Task Force will create resources and tools that promote and utilize IT to coordinate care amongst healthcare providers to provide better patient outcomes. This group will examine the role of HIT in the primary care setting as it relates to coordinating care with acute setting, Accountable Care Organizations and within Patient-Centered Medical Homes. The task force meets on the second Monday of the month at 2 pm ET. All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail link above.

NEW! The Value of HIT and Meaningful Use Task Force
Help practices look beyond EHR implementation to the realization of the potential benefits of health IT. This work group will create and collect a library of success stories that show the full value that small medical practices and eligible providers can realize by using health information technologies. This task force meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 pm ET. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail link above.

NEW! Ambulatory Advocacy & Public Comment Work Group
Help solicit and provide feedback on legislation and public comments on regulations impacting HIT in the ambulatory care setting. This work group meets via e-mail and communicates through email as-needed in response to calls for feedback. All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, contact Valerie Knoke at the e-mail 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.

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
Aug. 1
Summer Social

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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