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In This Issue — October 23, 2013

Save money on the CPHIMS Review Guide and HIMSS Dictionary •Board of Directors and Nominating Committee elections underway •Get the latest updates on the December mHealth Summit

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

What’s New

Save 20-30% on CPHIMS Review Guide and HIMSS Dictionary
From now through Nov. 30, HIMSS Books is offering a 20 percent discount on the best-selling books Preparing for Success in Healthcare Information and Management Systems: The CPHIMS Review Guide, 2nd ed. (print/eBook) and the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, 3rd ed. (print/eBook), both completely revised and updated in 2013. Save 30 percent when you purchase the books as a collection (print/eBook)!

Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Elections Underway
The annual election of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee will run through Nov. 15. On Oct. 15, a voting instruction e-mail was sent to all members who have an e-mail address on file with HIMSS. All others will be sent instructions via U.S. mail service. Please see the candidate list by clicking the link above.

CPHIMS Train the Trainer Course to Be Held Next Month
HIMSS is now accepting applications for CPHIMS trainers. Potential trainers will be evaluated on expertise in the field of health IT and experience leading educational sessions. Trainers must hold the CPHIMS certification, have a minimum of five years’ experience in health IT, and have strong teaching and/or presentation skills. Applicants who are accepted will be invited to attend the CPHIMS Train the Trainer Course, beginning the first week of November, and will consist of two two-hour sessions. If interested, send your CV and cover letter to Fritze Roberts at the e-mail link above by Nov. 1.

Also, take advantage on great savings through Nov. 30 on the best-selling and completely updated CPHIMS Review Guide (print/eBook).

mHealth Summit to Host HIMSS & Institute for eHealth Policy Town Hall
The 2013 mHealth Summit will host a HIMSS & Institute for eHealth Policy Town Hall on Coordinated Federal mHealth Policies Toward Quality Outcomes on Dec. 9. The session will feature leading agency administrators and private sector policy experts who will discuss coordination and collaboration efforts such as the “FDASIA” Working Group between FDA, ONC, and FCC; the Joint Working Group on Telehealth; the White House Rural HIT Initiative and others. Panelist will address audience questions, and help “kick-off” more in depth agency-led programs throughout the conference. For more information, click the link above.

Sen. Thomas Daschle to Moderate mHealth Summit Session on Regulation and Innovation
Application Developers Alliance joins the Summit for the first time this year as a strategic affiliate and will present a session on Dec. 9 at the mHealth Summit focused on how increased regulation might impact mHealth, either by driving innovation or stifling it. The session will be moderated by Sen. Thomas Daschle and will include speakers: Christopher Burrow, Travis Good and Michel Nadeau. In this session, panelists will discuss the best technology in mHealth and explore how these have dealt with regulatory hurdles and explore broader implications for the market. For more information, click the link above.

Policy Track at 2013 mHealth Summit to Highlight Intersection of Policy and Innovation
The Policy Track at this year’s mHealth Summit will focus on recent developments affecting mobile and how healthcare reform is changing the way the U.S. healthcare system operates, and the role of proposed policy, guidance, and regulation across agencies that have far reaching implications for investors, mobile tech innovators, and developers as well as consumers, payers and providers. This track will be comprised of a keynote from FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg; a main stage plenary session, five general sessions; three town hall meetings from federal agencies as well as a series of partner and invite-only sessions. For more information, click the link above.

mHealth Regulatory Coalition to Lead mHealth Summit Workshop on Managing App Development Under FDA Regulation
FDA recently published its final guidance on mobile medical apps, and while helpful, the guidance leads to more questions. MRC will lead a workshop at the mHealth Summit on Dec. 11 focused on answering those questions for app developers in or close to FDA regulated territory. Over the course of four hours, attendees will be able to dive deeply into the regulatory issues associated with bringing new mobile apps into the healthcare space, to help both the novice and experienced FDA regulatory professional alike. For more information, click the link above.

Apply to be a HIMSS14 Program Assistant
This is an ideal opportunity for student members of HIMSS to take part in the largest health IT conference in America, and network with more than 30,000 health IT professionals and thought leaders. Click the link above to learn more and apply.

Tools & Resources

NEW! Ask the Expert: Questions about Meaningful Use for EPs
Check out the new "Ask the Expert" series for small practices. HIMSS experts will answer your questions on a regular basis. Current topics include the difference between the CMS EHR certification identification and CHPL Product Numbers; how to engage patients in their care to meet my Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements; and what is meant by "View" for Meaningful Use Stage 2 Core Measure #7/patient engagement. Is there a question you'd like to have answered, or would you like to write a Q&A for ambulatory practices? If so, please complete the survey at the link above, or contact Valerie (Knoke) Griffen.

NEW! HIMSS Provider-Patient Engagement Resource
Check out the new HIMSS Provider-Patient Engagement resource—Using Personal Health IT (PHIT) to Transform Healthcare. Most consumers’ use of PHIT is done outside of health systems, offices and information systems. Learn how activated, engaged consumers are already working to improve their health outcomes, and providers’ clinical success. Click the link above to learn more.

NEW! Increase Your Organization’s Effectiveness through Enterprising Imaging—Education for CIOs, CMIOs, and More
HIMSS has partnered with Agfa Healthcare to provide an educational breakfast focused on Enterprise Imaging, Tuesday, October 29th at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA. There will be an opportunity to meet Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic, and understand how imaging strategies can transform care. This exclusive program has been created specifically for healthcare provider CIOs, CMIOs, and other executive level staff. The program will allow you to discuss the ROI of clinically relevant imaging across the EMR and your patient’s care continuum; realize the benefits of having clinicians access and view images at point of care; and understand the nuts & bolts of Enterprise Imaging, such as patient matching integration. For complete details and to register for this exclusive, complimentary event, click the link above. E-mail Jessie Bird call (312) 915-9202 with any questions.

Accountable Care Organizations: Core IT Capabilities Defined
A new document from the HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force features a starter kit of IT capabilities needed and employed in an ACO. As ACOs grow and mature over time, so will the understanding of IT enablers and thus this list. Click the link above to access. To join the ACO task force and continue development of the capability framework, contact Shelley Price, HIMSS.

Good Informatics Practices (GIP) Guidance: Six Modules Available as eBooks
Good Informatics Practices (GIP) Guidance is an implementable IT system and process guidance for life sciences executives, technology practitioners and auditors designed to optimize and build a trusted IT ecosystem. Six of these modules are available as eBooks. Harness the transformational value of IT within your organization with GIP modules available at the HIMSS eBookstore.

HIMSS and SANS Collaboration Offers Discounted Training to Members
HIMSS is proud to announce its collaboration with the SANS Institute. As a result of this collaboration, SANS is offering significantly discounted training to HIMSS members. HIMSS members will be able to access world-class security training to help better equip themselves and their organizations. Training offered includes “Securing the Human End User” security-awareness training and other on-demand technical courses at deeply discounted rates. This discounted training is available through HIMSS through Oct. 31. Click the link above to learn more.

Purchase HIMSS eBooks Subscriptions for Your Entire Organization at One Low Price
Access a library of knowledge for your entire organization in the palm of your hand—Introducing the HIMSS eBook Subscription Program. Purchase a subscription to our entire eBook library or customized packages for your company, community or organization. The Subscription Program allows for concurrent knowledge delivery—allowing you and your staff to learn, grow and apply as a team. To learn more about the program and our competitive rates, click the e-mail link above.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: How an Enterprise Data Warehouse Can Make for Happier Patients, More Productive Staff, Healthier Bottom Lines
Many hospitals and health systems find that their internal efforts to make data-driven and analytics-based decisions are limited by their organizational and technological realities. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. Increasingly, with the advent of the healthcare enterprise data warehouse (EDW), health systems are able to gain greater access to information in ways that previously were unimaginable. Read more in this white paper from Health Care DataWorks.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Streamlining Medical Image Access and Sharing
Managing transitions of care continues to be one of the most disconnected and wasteful aspects of healthcare today. These issues are beginning to be addressed through Meaningful Use initiatives. What is missing in these efforts, however, is an essential part of the patient health record: medical images. Easy and immediate access to images is often required to get the complete picture of a patient’s health and ensure that the patient has the most effective care plan.

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Calling All Members

NEW! Continuity of Care Task Force
It's of the upmost importance that clinicians use electronic health records and health IT 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 health IT 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 p.m. (ET). All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, please contact Valerie (Knoke) Griffen.

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 p.m. (ET). All current HIMSS members may participate. For more information, please contact Valerie (Knoke) Griffen.

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

NEW! Calling all Concierge, Direct Pay, & Retainer-Based Medical Practices
HIMSS is collaborating on an academic study on "concierge" medical practices (e.g., boutique medicine, retainer medicine, direct primary care, other types of fee for care preventative medicine). Please take a moment to complete and help us promote this survey at the link above. Eligible participants include physicians that either own or partially own the direct pay private practices; office managers with 1+ years of experience at the practice (in lieu of the physician); any one physician/office manager at a practice that is affiliated with a hospital or hospital wing. (e.g., Inova 360 is the concierge medical practice wing of the hospital that participated in the survey); or physicians of practices of hospitals that are part of a network, coalition, or franchise of retainer medicine. (e.g., MDVIP and MedLion represent franchises, and Qliance and AAPP represent coalitions that provide the retainer medicine business model). All responses will be anonymous and de-identified. Participants will receive an incentive (Amazon gift card or a donation to the charity of your choice) in exchange for their time and willingness to participate via e-mail. Research is being conducted by Divya Srinivasan, PhD, Public Policy Student, George Mason University. Please contact Srinivasan directly by e-mail ( if you prefer to answer questions through a phone or in-person interview or have any other questions.

NEW! Interested in Provider-Patient Engagement?
Join your peers for monthly virtual presentations by the field’s top experts! HIMSS will launch a new provider-patient community of practice for HIMSS members in fall 2013, and we need your help in determining the topics and speakers for the upcoming year. Please take a minute to complete the following short survey to indicate your areas of interest and how HIMSS can best help you on your journey to patient e-engagement.

NEW! HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Community
Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) has the power to help you positively impact patient care, delivery, health outcomes, and business operation. The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Through membership, you will obtain practical knowledge and guidance to help you effectively manage and use data. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events on the fourth Thursday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET). Join the Community for our next meeting on Oct. 24 for “Population Health Analytics: Learning from Your Own Employee Population” with speakers Amy Cutter, BSN, RN, Wellness Program Coordinator, Bon Secours Virginia Health System, and John Hansel, Vice President, Healthcare Provider Solutions, MedeAnalytics. Sign up for the Community and learn how to turn data into action. For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the C&BI Community web site.

NEW! HIMSS Launches Provider-Payer Community
After four year of bringing providers, payers, and health IT solutions together through the HIMSS Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable to explore payer-provider-IT collaborations and solutions that improve health and value, and foster collaboration and trust, HIMSS is expanding its efforts by launching the Provider-Payer Community. Share your knowledge, ideas, and thoughts through monthly interactive webinars, two-minute drills to the community, and social media engagement. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events 3rd Thursday of most months from 4-5 p.m. (ET). Join the Community for our next meeting on Nov. 21 for “The Revolution Revealed! Top 5 Areas Fostering Transformation.”  Sign up for the Community and be a part of the movement from volume to value through collaboration.  For more information, contact Nancy Devlin or visit the Provider-Payer Community website.

HIMSS Volunteer Opportunities: ICD-10
With the October 2014 ICD-10 deadline just one year away, there are many opportunities for HIMSS members to share their knowledge and expertise in any of the areas listed below. If you are interested in becoming involved or contributing content on ICD-10, please contact Joanne Bartley, Manager, Business Centered Systems, via e-mail or 312-915-9251.

HIMSS C&BI Data and Analytics Task Force Seeks Members
The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Data and Analytics Task Force is accepting members to help create the tools and resources providers and provider organizations need to manage, integrate and aggregate the necessary information to support robust data and analysis that will facilitate effective reporting by translating data into meaningful knowledge, resulting in improved quality, clinical and financial outcomes. Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 1-2 p.m. (ET). Contact Nancy Devlin for further information.

HIMSS C&BI Population Health Task Force Seeks Members
HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Population Health Task Force is accepting members to help create the tools and resources – including tactical C&BI strategies around data and analytics, and strategies for organizational planning and patient engagement—to help healthcare organizations use C&BI to execute population health management initiatives. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 2-3 p.m. (ET). Contact Nancy Devlin for further information.

HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force Seeks Members
The Accountable Care Task Force is accepting members to help create tools and resources providers, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, health plans and other stakeholders need to achieve the industry transition from volume to value based healthcare through Accountable Care Organizations. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. To sign up for the Task Force, and to help us get to know each other’s background, skill set and interest, fill out this brief survey. Contact Nancy Devlin for more information.

HIMSS Value of Operationalizing the Data Task Force Seeks Members
The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Value of Operationalizing the Data Task Force is accepting members to help create the tools and resources focused on industry use cases. The use cases highlight best practices and lessons learned by providers and provider organizations using information to drive improved business and clinical decision-making. The meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. (ET). To sign up for the Task Force, contact Nancy Devlin

Share Your Career Story
HIMSS is looking for health IT leaders who are willing to share their “pearls of wisdom” and advice with our Emerging Professionals group via a monthly webinar series. We will host a series of monthly, informational webinars that meet on the second Friday of the month from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. (CT). If interested, send your contact information and a short description (30-50 words) of your presentation to the e-mail link above. To view recordings of past webinars, click here.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Robert Jarrin, JD, senior director of government affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated, was a speaker for the HIMSS virtual event, “The FDA’s Mobile Medical Applications Guidance: Impact and Compliance,” which took place on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Access the recording free of charge. Read the full “Members in Action”

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Chapter Events

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NHA Annual Convention & Trade Show

Oct. 24
Northern California
Healthcare Executive Forum

Oct. 30
Improving Quality Patient Care Through Your Electronic Medical Record

Nov. 1
Central Pennsylvania
Fall Symposium

Nov. 5
Southern California
6th Annual CIO Forum

Nov. 9
LA HIMSS 2012 Louisiana State Conference

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Nov. 1
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute, Hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital

Dec. 9-11
mHealth Summit

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Corporate Member Spotlight

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