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In This Issue — November 13, 2013

Get the latest updates on HIMSS14 in Orlando • Take advantage of HIMSS Books’ Resource Sale of the CPHIMS Review Guide and HIMSS Dictionary • Check out the latest offerings at the December mHealth Summit

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

What’s New

Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Elections Ends Friday
The annual election of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee will run through Friday, 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.

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)!

HIMSS Offers Guidance to HHS on FDA Regulation of Health IT
In a letter to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, HIMSS has provided observations to guide HHS as it fulfills a requirement in the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) to develop recommendations on health information technology (IT) regulation. Click the link above to read more.

mHealth Summit Connects Mobile Innovators With Investors
Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, technology experts and healthcare industry leaders will gather at this year’s Venture+ Forum, a one-day event on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC. The Venture+ Forum will showcase the hottest mobile health and health IT technologies and will feature live pitches from selected new, emerging and early stage companies. Click the link above to read more.

mHealth Summit Launches First Pharma and Life Sciences Roundtable
Presented by HIMSS Media and PharmaVOICE in partnership with Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson and Arent Fox, this first-of-its kind forum at the Summit will convene pharma and life sciences leaders with others in the mHealth ecosystem to identify opportunities for collaboration in an open exchange of knowledge and cross-sector insights for building patient-centered and outcomes-driven mHealth strategies. For more information, click the link above.

National eHealth Collaborative to Host Session on Pragmatic Tools to Accelerate Consumer Engagement at 2013 mHealth Summit
In this special session, NeHC will demonstrate the five dimensions of the Patient Engagement Framework and the affiliated CeRT, and moderate an expert panel of patient engagement advocates. Panelists will discuss the current state of consumer engagement in eHealth and how NeHC's tools support industry efforts to advance health and transform healthcare. For more information, click the link above.

Healthcare IT News to Host Executive Breakfast Session at 2013 mHealth Summit: The World is My Waiting Room
Join Healthcare IT News and representatives from four of the nation's leading healthcare systems at a special breakfast panel discussion on best practices in mHealth. We'll move beyond the hypothetical and the pilot projects to talk about what is working, where it's working and, most importantly, why it's working. For more information, click the link above.

Beyond Stage 1 MU Complimentary Educational Event
The HIMSS Meaningful Use Regional Dinner Series continues on Dec. 3, at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland. The event will provide attendees with the resources, tools, guidance and practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use initiatives throughout 2014 and beyond. Click the link above to learn more or to register.


Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote at HIMSS14
Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York and First Lady of the United States, will deliver the keynote address on Feb. 26, at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. Clinton’s presence continues an Annual Conference’s long tradition of attracting the world’s top thought leaders to the largest heath IT conference in North America. Click the link above to read more.

Extend Your Annual Conference Experience with HIMSS14 Online
If you can’t attend the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando—or, if you are and want an even broader experience—then register for HIMSS14 Online, the interactive, web-based extension of HIMSS14. For only $49, HIMSS14 Online offers attendees access to select portions of the conference, with live content and real-time interaction. Click the link above to read more.

Prepare for CPHIMS Certification and Save on Review Guide
The CPHIMS Exam will once again be given at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. This year’s CPHIMS Exams will be held on Feb. 25-26, with the Review Course scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23. If you are planning to earn your certification this year, through Nov. 30 you can save between 20 percent and 30 percent off the review materials you need to help you prepare. These publications are available in print or as eBooks. Click the link above to read more.

Tools & Resources

NEW! Top 10 Steps to Take Before Launching a Population Health Management Program
Check out the new HIMSS Population Health Task Force document on the 10 steps an organization needs to take before launching a population health management program. The resource provides organizations with the necessary process to inaugurate their program. From achieving initial executive support from top leadership all the way to community outreach and support, it will guide you through the basic steps to follow for a successful launch.

NEW! How to Build a Successful Clinical & Business Intelligence Roadmap
A new document from the HIMSS Data and Analytics Task Force features the steps that Texas Health Resources followed in creating their Clinical and Business Intelligence roadmap. The document explains how a roadmap serves as a guide to help an organization meet its goals and objectives. It sets the direction for a C&BI strategy and can be adjusted based on the organizations current realities.

NEW! What is the CEO Perspective on Population Health and Health Informatics? (Part 1 of 3)
Check out the new “Ask the Expert” series on a CEO’s perspective on population health and health informatics. According to Dr. Allen Weiss, the health system CEO is the key to changing the role and perception of health care providers from sickness to wellness.

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.

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.

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.

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Calling All Members

NEW! HIMSS Volunteer Opportunity for Veterans
The HIMSS Veterans Career Service Initiative is looking for veterans who made successful transitions into the world of health IT. Our vMentor (veteran mentor) program aims to host questions from veterans currently re-integrating into the civilian workforce on topics related to career and professional development within health IT. If you are a veteran who would like to share your experiences, lessons learned, answer questions, and provide advice as a vMentor, contact Amy Justice at the e-mail link above.

NEW! HIMSS Value of Operationalizing the Data Task Force
The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Value of Operationalizing the Data Task Force is looking to add new members to help create and take part in writing industry case studies that will facilitate effective reporting by translating data into meaningful knowledge, resulting in improved quality, clinical and financial outcomes. The case studies are published on the HIMSS website and 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 at the e-mail link above.

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 1-2 p.m. (ET). Join the Community for our next meeting on Jan. 23. 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 website in the headline link.

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 the third 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.

NEW! HIMSS C&BI Data and Analytics Task Force
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 more information.

NEW! 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 more information.

NEW! 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 from 3-4 p.m.(ET). 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.

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Chapter Events

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Educational Event

Nov. 20
HealthCare Informatics Meeting

Nov. 21
Complimentary Webinar

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mHealth Summit

Feb. 23-27, 2014

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