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Transforming Health Through Effective Usage of Interoperability and Analytics. A HIMSS Virtual Briefing. May 21, 2014. Register Now.
HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — May 7, 2014  

Attend today’s HIMSS Virtual Career Fair • HIMSS15 call for proposals & reviewers opens • Celebrate National Nurses Week

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

What’s New

Find Your Ideal Health IT Job at Today’s HIMSS Virtual Career Fair
Build or enhance your portfolio by joining the HIMSS Virtual Career Fair today. Identify the various job opportunities available for health IT professionals; participate in educational offerings designed to enhance your health IT career; engage in networking opportunities that can provide the foundation for the successful launch and nurturing of your health IT career.

HIMSS15 Call for Proposals & Reviewers
The Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition is seeking thought leaders to present educational content and peer reviewers to ensure the integrity and relevance of 300+ education topics at HIMSS15. The call for proposals is open until June 16. HIMSS15 will take place in Chicago April 12-16.Learn more about submitting a proposal. Learn more about becoming a reviewer. For questions contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

Celebrate National Nurses Week
HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12. The purpose of this week-long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Visit the HIMSS National Nurses Week webpage and learn of different opportunities to get involved.

Explore HIMSS Mobile Book with Related Resources
The May 2014 HIMSS Book of the Month is mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier. The book includes a comprehensive survey of the current-state ecosystem and 20 results-driven, world-spanning case studies covering behavior change, patient engagement, patient-provider decision making, mobile gaming, mobile prescription therapy, home monitoring, mobile-to-mobile online delivery, access to care, app certification and quality evaluations, mixed media campaigns, and much more. Check out these additional resources from HIMSS and the book’s editors and authors.

Is health reform as simple as better customer service?
If retail clinics can teach us anything about reforming healthcare, it’s that a core focus on customer service leads to more satisfied patients. But is that a sustainable model for primary care or disease management to follow?

Save 20% During HIMSS Books’ Resource Sale
Save 20 percent thru May 31 when you purchase the Resource Bundle, which includes two best-selling titles from HIMSS Books, the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, 3rd Edition, and the CPHIMS Review Guide. Both books have been long-time essentials for veteran and emerging health IT professionals seeking a better understanding of the industry terms and best practices. Both books are ideal prep tools for CPHIMS certification. Click here to learn more and to purchase.  

Tools & Resources

BLOG: Creating a Sustainable Business Foundation for mHealth
In terms of resource efficiency, product affordability, scalability, demand generation, and other traditional business metrics, mHealth makes economic sense and has enormous market growth potential. Yet, mHealth has yet to achieve a business foundation that can sustain its growth. Great new solutions don't always translate into great new business. Those solutions must be supported by business strategies that access new customers, are aligned with larger industry trends, and are priced for mass consumption. Continue reading…

SOCIAL MEDIA: How Will M2M Affect Healthcare?
Join this HIMSS Group LinkedIn discussion moderated by William C. Thornbury, Jr., MD, RPh, FAAFP, Founder of Me-Visit Technologies and contributor to the new HIMSS book mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier. As M2M opens new doors for patients and care providers alike, what new opportunities, disruptions and behaviors will arise—and what will that mean for our healthcare system?

EVENT: June Privacy & Security Forum
The Privacy and Security Forum, presented by HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News, will be held from June 16-17 in San Diego. The Forum is packed with the real-world case studies and peer-to-peer learning opportunities you need to tackle cybercrime, insider threats, OCR audits, BYOD and many more of today's toughest privacy and security challenges. For more information and to register, click here.

ONLINE: Making Healthcare More Consumer-Centric
The Connected Patient Community presents on May 20 “Making Healthcare More Consumer-Centric through Digital Communications” with guest speaker Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing, Intermountain Healthcare, and contributor to the new HIMSS book Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments.

EVENT: Attend the 2015 Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition
Join your colleagues for this year's Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition in Washington DC, June 17-18. The theme for the 2014 Government Health IT Conference is "Emerging Care and Reimbursement Models." Find the knowledge and network that empowers you to implement solutions that reduce costs while still delivering quality patient care.

ONLINE: HIMSS Member Discount for PMI’s Essentials of Project Management
This online, self-paced course will benefit anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of managing projects, with a focus on preparing for the CAPM credential exam. Successful completion of this course provides the contact hours needed to meet the credential application requirements. As a HIMSS member, you can take the course at the discounted rate. For complete details, login to the HIMSS Member Center, listed under Special Offers.

WEBINAR: Skills and Talents Advance Your Career in IT
Join David L. Miller, MHSA, FHIMSS, CHCIO, Vice Chancellor / Chief Information Officer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, on May 9 for this HIMSS Emerging Professionals webinar on the skills and talents needed for success and advancement in the IT field.

EVENT: HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute, Hosted by Denver Health
The HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute is a one-day, on-site inaugural educational program that will explore the major initiatives and activities impacting clinicians today. The program will introduce clinicians to informatics concepts that will advance their knowledge base, explore career opportunities and enhance their learning portfolio. Join the discussion on May 16. Complete agenda and registration are now available.

EVENT: HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference
The HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference on June 13 is a one-day educational program that will explore the major core competencies essential to leading a well-run and effective health IT organization today. Nationally recognized speakers will present on topics fostering the development of a successful and rewarding career in healthcare technology while becoming a well-rounded and effective leader in the industry.  We will also offer a CPHIMS Review Course on June 12. Complete agenda and registration are now available.

VIRTUAL BRIEFING: Continuity of Care Maturity Model
HIMSS Analytics will share the new Continuity of Care Maturity Model, a global model that addresses the importance of interoperability, information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement and analytics with the ultimate goal of holistic individual and population health management, during a May 21 Virtual Briefing. Register here.

Sponsored Content

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Solving the Unstructured Data Dilemma with Enterprise Content Management
Health systems have struggled for years trying to manage all the unstructured data that does not reside in a patient’s EHR, such as financial records and billing data. About 10 years ago, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) just wanted to gain control over the mountain of paper forms. Medical practices in the Penn health system use Epic for documentation, but HUP wanted a complimentary solution that offers clinicians and staff a deeper dive into patient records. Read this case study to find out how HUP employees are using an enterprise content management solution that brings order to the chaos and has met Penn health system’s needs on various levels.

Unlocking the Potential of Data in Healthcare Transformation
Value-driven transformative business measures, such as reduced patient admission, member retention and patient engagement, all depend on access to trustworthy data. In this paper featuring UPMC, delve into the three defining characteristics to fostering a data-centric environment: Analytics, best-practice care, and managing the many relationships in healthcare.

How Flash Changes Everything
Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built storage array that overcomes these barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating Environment.

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Calling All Members

HIMSS Connected Patient Community
The Connected Patient Community is where volunteer leaders, providers, payers, consultants, vendors, HIT decision makers and industry thought leaders all come together. Our focus is to equip providers, provider organizations, and ACO leaders with information through education, tools and resources to effectively e-engage patients. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events the third Tuesday of most months from 2-3 p.m. (ET).

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (CBI) Community
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 of most months from 1-2 p.m. (ET). Register now to join our next event on May 22. Join the Community and help turn data into action.  For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the C&BI Community web site.

Volunteer for HIMSS Leadership Awards Workgroup
For a short-term commitment with a high level of impact, consider volunteering for the HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards Workgroup to consider nominations of federal leaders and state legislators who have made significant contributions to the advancement of health IT to improve healthcare. For more information click the link above, or contact Evan Yeckley.

HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community is bridging the gap between providers and payers to achieve collaborative care transformation. We are providing a neutral environment for cross-sector cooperation in our united pursuit of health transformation. 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). Register today for our next meeting on May 15. Join the Community and be a part of the movement from volume to value through collaboration. For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the Provider-Payer Community website.

Call for Peer Reviewers—Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
Get involved and join the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) team. OJNI is currently seeking experienced peer reviewers to review manuscripts to enhance nursing informaticist knowledge for nurses working in diverse settings. Peer reviewer qualifications include previous peer review/publication experience; familiar with APA; Masters-level education; and nursing informatics expertise. If you are interested please provide a cover letter along with a writing sample to Maria Thornblad.

What Usability Projects Are You Working On?
HIMSS is reaching out to Weekly Insider readers to find out what usability-related projects you or your organization are working on. If you have any formal or informal usability-related projects currently in production, please let us know more by contacting Adam Bazer, Senior Manager, Health Information Systems.

BEST Hospital IT Departments Nominations Open
If you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the United States, nominate it for Healthcare IT News’ 2014 Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments program. Nominations are thru May 23. Healthcare IT News will publish an October 2014 special report, in print and online.

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.

Call for Health Business Solutions Committee Volunteers
HIMSS is seeking volunteers to serve on the HIMSS Health Business Solutions (HBS) Committee. Formerly known as the Medical Banking and Financial Systems Committee, HBS addresses critical areas that affect financial performance of healthcare organizations, including revenue cycle improvement, financial privacy and security and ICD-10. The HBS Committee has strong representation including: providers, payers, financial institutions, software/service vendors, clearing houses and consulting companies. If interested in serving, contact Jon Melling, FHIMSS, Chair, HBS Committee, at the link above.

Attention Corporate Members!
HIMSS has expanded to every region of the globe. Learn more about ways to connect with a unique influential audience, access a world of health IT, and opportunities around engagement, insight, branding and more. Visit www.himssglobalsolutions.org today.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Julie Luengas is vice president, informatics, CNIO, at Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tenn.  She leads strategic direction to assist clinicians with the adoption of technology to improve patient safety and quality of care, while meeting regulatory requirements.

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Chapter Events

May 15-16
Montana
3rd Annual Education Conference and Trade Show

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

May 8
Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use Education

May 13-15
Second Annual National Healthcare Innovation Summit

May 16
HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute—hosted by Denver Health

May 21
Virtual Briefing: Transforming Health Through Interoperability and Analytics

Thru May 24
HIMSS14 Online

June 1-3
Health Datapalooza 2014

June 4
Virtual Conference

June 12
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

June 16-17
Privacy & Security Forum

June 17-18
Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition

June 30
Deadline: Davies Public Health Award Call for Submissions

July 1
Deadline: Davies Ambulatory Award of Excellence Call for Submissions

Celebrate National Nurses Week. May 6-12, 2014. Learn More.

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Corporate Member Spotlight

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