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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — November 27, 2013

Get the latest updates on HIMSS14 in Orlando • Take advantage of HIMSS Books’ Resource Sale of the CPHIMS Review Guide and HIMSS Dictionary • Healthcare IT News to host Cloud Computing executive breakfast

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—FINAL DAYS!
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).

IHE NA Connectathon Conference 2014—Beyond Meaningful Use and HIE: Achieving Interoperability
Attend the IHE North American (NA) Connectathon Conference on Jan. 29, 2014, in downtown Chicago. View full schedule of speakers and educational sessions at the link above and register today.

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 event features 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.

Attend Embracing Innovation through Informatics
“Embracing Innovation through Informatics,” an event developed by AORN and HIMSS on March 29, 2014, in Chicago, will include the new informatics leadership roles being implemented throughout the country; examples of using evidence-based guidelines, standard practices, and informatics to advance health information technology; an update on informatics standards for all nurses; the means to put together a plan for care coordination; ways to mine social media for healthcare reporting; and what to expect next for regulatory requirements and current government programs related to health IT.


Register Before Dec. 10 for HIMSS14 Early Bird Rates
Register before Dec. 10 and save hundreds of dollars on special early bird rates for the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 23-27, 2014, in Orlando. Join more than 30,000 health IT professionals at HIMSS14. Full conference registration includes access to more than 300 education sessions, the exhibition hall and select networking events. Sign up to get email updates on HIMSS14 registration, education sessions, exhibit hall events, discounts—as well as other HIMSS news and events.

HIMSS14 Nursing Informatics Symposium Call for Posters
The HIMSS14 Nursing Informatics Symposium call for posters is now open. Poster submissions should address hot topics that increase the awareness and demonstrate the impact of nursing informatics for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. Topics should focus on practical implications, innovations and current industry trends, and demonstrate at least one functional area of nursing informatics practice (ANA NI Scope & Standards). The call closes on Dec. 6. Click the link above to submit.

HIMSS14 Nursing Informatics Brochure Published
Join us on Feb. 22 & 23, 2014, in Orlando, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Symposium. Cutting-edge education will be provided that includes practical answers to: What are the drivers for nurses in informatics and IT today? What are the big rocks that informaticists must overcome? What trends and innovations can be expected? Click the link above to register. Also, download the brochure.

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.

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! Clinical Informatics Insights eNewsletter
The November 2013 Clinical Informatics Insights focuses on positive unintended health IT outcomes. This month’s spotlight issue features Tina Dieckhaus, RN, MSN, CPHIMS, Director of Patient Care Services Informatics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dieckhaus provides insight as to why issues arrived but through technological implementation, patient care greatly improved at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

NEW! ‘Virtual’ Town Hall to Explore Telehealth Considerations and Challenges
The latest in a series of virtual and interactive town hall meetings from the CE-IT Community is scheduled for Dec. 5, at 1:30 p.m. (ET). The complimentary, 90-minute session will explore telehealth considerations and challenges and will be moderated by Elliot Sloane, PhD, and will feature presentations by Neil Charness, MS, PhD, Florida State University; and Bridget Moorman, MSBME, CCE, BMoorman Consulting, LLC.

NEW! Ask the Expert: What is the CEO Perspective on Population Health and Health Informatics? (Part 2 of 3)
In Part 2 of our “Ask the Expert” series, we look at the value the health system CEO conveys who understands the need of returning health information back to the consumer. If the consumer receives feedback about what is effective toward maintaining and improving health, they are more likely to change their behavior.

NEW!HIMSS CEO Shares Health IT Insights
Hear from HIMSS President/CEO H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, as he shares his health IT insights on Conversations in Health Care, a radio interview program focused on “opportunities for reform and innovation in the health care system.”

NEW!Survey for Nurses Regarding Electronic Personal Health Records Acceptance
A survey from the University of Maryland School of Nursing is circulating to better understand factors associated with ePHR acceptance and use among nurses for your own personal health management. If you choose to participate in the 15-20 minute survey you have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to win an iPad Mini. The deadline to participate in this survey is Dec. 16.

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.

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.

Sponsored Content

NEW! Keeping Data in Motion: How HIPAA Affects Electronic Transfer of Protected Health Information—Part 1
It is difficult to overestimate the impact that HIPAA has had on healthcare organizations. Patients have no doubt benefited from its security and privacy provisions, but the HIPAA regulations have also posed significant challenges – and risks – for hospitals, insurers, medical practices, individual clinicians and a variety of related businesses. In order for an organization to meet those challenges and reduce the risk of penalties, it has to fully understand how the HIPAA law impacts the transfer of protected health information (PHI) during day-to-day operations. This white paper - part 1 of a 3-part series - will discuss how HIPAA affects electronic transfer of protected health information.

NEW! Keeping Data in Motion: The High Cost of HIPAA Non-compliance—Part 2
In Part 1 of this series, we outlined how HIPAA regulations impact the transfer of protected health data and how  those rules apply to fax transmission. In Part 2, we will look at the high cost of noncompliance of HIPAA regulations. According to Rebecca Herold, an expert on information security and privacy, at Rebecca Herold & Associates, LLC, “The Department of Health and Human Services is increasingly aggressive and effective” in enforcing HIPAA regulations. Her assessment of the landscape emphasizes one key point: Managing paper-based medical records is not for the faint of heart. Part 2 of this white paper series will take a closer look at how your organization can reduce the risk of making mistakes - which can save your job, or even keep you out of prison.

NEW! Keeping Data in Motion: Demanding HIPAA Regulations Require Top-Notch Software Solutions—Part 3
Keeping patient data moving through the healthcare system while maintaining its privacy and security is no easy task. Just ask the many hospitals and medical practices that have paid substantial penalties for missing the mark. As discussed in Part 2 of this series, several covered entities have paid hefty fines and suffered embarrassing media attention for losing laptops, mishandling fax transmissions and a host of other missteps. However, while some providers have been stung, many more have managed to get it right – with the help of the right administrative and IT teams and the right software solutions. In this final part of a 3-part white paper series, we'll review some top-notch software solutions and show real-world uses.

NEW! The Time to Replace Your Legacy EMR Solution Is Now
Thousands of practices around the country are considering replacing a legacy EMR, however key questions are holding them up.

  • Is EMR replacement too expensive?
  • Will replacing my EMR disrupt my practice?
  • How do I pick the right solution?

Find answers to these questions and more today by downloading “Regret-free EMR replacement,” a brand new white paper on EMR replacement.

Calling All Members

NEW! Connected Patient Community
The HIMSS Connected Patient Community brings providers, payers, health IT decision makers and other industry thought leaders together on a monthly basis to share case studies and industry highlights, with a focus on equipping clinicians with education, tools and resources to effectively e-engage patients. Community webinar topics may include patient engagement requirements for Meaningful Use and ACOs, health management, behavioral and social health, home health technologies, and financial health. Current HIMSS members can participate in monthly webinar discussions, problem-solving and solution sharing, and education and networking.

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.

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. These case studies 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 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 January 16, 2014.  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.

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.

Members In Action

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Cindy McKinney, MBA, PMP, FHIMSS, is the delivery excellence leader over strategy and transformation practice within IBM’s Global Business Services Public Sector.  Her experience includes project management, analytics, strategic and operational planning, and workflow optimization

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December 8-11, 2013. Washington DC Area. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Healthcare At Your Fingertips. Register Now.

Chapter Events

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Dec. 6
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Dec. 9-11
mHealth Summit

Feb. 23-27, 2014

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