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December 8-11, 2013. Washington DC Area. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Healthcare At Your Fingertips. Register Now.
HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — November 20, 2013

Get the latest updates on HIMSS14 in Orlando • Take advantage of HIMSS Books’ Resource Sale of the CPHIMS Review Guide and HIMSS Dictionary • Register for IHE the NA Connectathon Conference 2014—Beyond Meaningful Use and HIE

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

What’s New

IHE NA Connectathon Conference 2014—Beyond Meaningful Use and HIE: Achieving Interoperability
The IHE North American (NA) Connectathon Conference 2014 is a one-day educational conference run in conjunction with the IHE NA Connectathon. Attendees gain critical best practices and learn from healthcare IT’s top thought leaders and organizations as they converge Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in downtown Chicago. This year’s educational sessions provide practical guidance so attendees may realize the full value of health IT beyond Meaningful Use, EHRs and HIEs. View full schedule of speakers and educational sessions including, keynote Dr. Doug Fridsma, Chief Science Officer and Director, ONC Office of Science and Technology. Register today to attend the IHE NA Connectathon Conference. To learn more contact or visit our website.

Join Thought Leaders at mHealth Summit Breakfast
Healthcare IT News invites you to breakfast at the mHealth Summit 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. This session moves beyond the hypothetical and the pilot projects to talk about what is working, where it's working and, most importantly, why it's working. The breakfast is from 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. on Dec. 9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Click the link above for more information.

Healthcare IT News to Host Cloud Computing Executive Breakfast
Healthcare IT News will host an executive breakfast on cloud computing on Dec. 5 in Chicago. This complimentary executive breakfast and hear an outstanding panel of health IT thought-leaders candidly discuss the potential for cloud computing to create more dynamic and effective healthcare provider and payer organizations. The breakfast runs from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Dec. 5 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Click the link above for more information.

HIMSS Innovation Center a Worldwide Center of Excellence
Launched in October 2013 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, OH, the HIMSS Innovation Center demonstrates the value that IT and information exchange bring to patient care, clinician satisfaction, and the bottom line. At the HIMSS Innovation Center, visitors can experience how technologies from multiple solution providers work together to securely store, manage, and access patient demographic, clinical, and financial information. In partnership with healthcare delivery organizations, technology solution providers, and government agencies from around the world, the HIMSS Innovation Center brings to life the value of health IT by demonstrating how interoperability drives quality patient care, improved health outcomes, cost-effective care coordination, secure data exchange, better business performance and higher rates of clinician and patient satisfaction. Click the link above to learn more.

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)!

2013 mHealth Summit is 18 Days Away – Register Today!
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.  Don’t miss out on full conference program, exhibit hall and networking opportunities with industry leaders.  Register Today!  For registration and more information, click the link above.

Venture+ Forum to Kick Off 2013 mHealth Summit
Connecting Mobile & Venture+ Wireless Health 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, December 8th at the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC. The Forum will showcase the hottest mobile health and health IT technologies for improving healthcare delivery, patient outcomes and consumer engagement and will feature live pitches from selected new, emerging and early stage companies.  For more information, click the link above.

 mHealth Summit HOTSPOT Lineup - Register Today!
The 2013 mHealth Summit will include 9 optional events or HOTSPOTS.   Make the most of your time and register for one today!  The mHealth Summit brings you the best programming in the mobile health space!  Thanks to our key partners, you can customize your experience by attending sessions presented by National Institutes of Health, Wireless Industry Partnership, America Bar Association,, Health 2.0, Fierce Mobile Healthcare, M2M Now, Games for Health and HIMSS Media.  Each HOTSPOT is available as a standalone event or you may bundle a HOTSPOT with your mHealth Summit full registration pass to receive a discount of $100 or $150 by adding 2 or more!  For more information, click the link above.


Take Note—What’s New at HIMSS14
As you plan for HIMSS14, take note of what’s new at this year’s conference with insights in a blog post from HIMSS Vice President, Meeting Services, Karen Malone, and HIMSS Vice President Professional Development, JoAnn Klinedinst, CPHIMS, DES, PMP, FHIMSS. Click the link above to read.

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! HIMSS Innovation that Sticks Podcast
The HIMSS Innovation that Sticks podcast features conversations with innovators who can provide insight to unique and transformative solutions in healthcare through their expertise and experiences. Click the link above to subscribe and listen.

NEW! 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.

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.

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.

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! Be Recognized for EHR-Enabled Quality Improvement: HIMSS Stories of Success!
The HIMSS Stories of Success program has been expanded to accept submissions from Ambulatory and Community Health Organizations. As a stepping stone towards the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, Ambulatory Stories of Success highlight the link between improvements in healthcare quality and patient safety and health IT. For more information, contact Jonathan French, Director of Healthcare Information Systems. To be recognized as a 2014 Stories of Success winner, case studies must be submitted by May 1, 2014. For more information, click the headline.

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.

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.

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.

HIMSS Launches Provider-Payer Community
After four years 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.

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.

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.

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.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Justin Barnes is vice president of industry and government affairs with Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. in Carrollton, Ga. Additionally, he is chairman emeritus of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association, as well as co-chairman of the Accountable Care Community of Practice, where he assists both organizations with industry strategy and leadership.

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