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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — January 22, 2014  

Take a look at what makes HIMSS14 Pre-Conference education unique • HIMSS Books launches select titles on Kindle • Demand continues for health IT data

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

What’s New

HIMSS Books Launches Select Titles for Amazon’s Kindle
HIMSS Books recently launched select titles of its catalog of health IT books for Amazon’s Kindle eReader. Now HIMSS readers can quickly and easily access new and best-selling titles on the most relevant and challenging areas of health IT, including privacy and security, patient engagement, clinical decision support, medical informatics, EHR adoption, health information exchange, mobile health, business intelligence and much more. Also available on Kindle are HIMSS Books’ best-selling resources, such as the newly revised editions of the HIMSS Dictionary and the CPHIMS Review Guide. All of these titles and more are available in print and non-Kindle eBook editions. Several of our newest titles will be released on Kindle during the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando next month. To see the complete listings of our Kindle offerings, click the link in the headline above.

Data Innovation Day 2014
Join HIMSS as we celebrate Data Innovation Day on Jan. 23. Data Innovation Day is a celebration of the benefits generated by the current revolution in data, and it will give participants around the world the opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in the use of data and the economic value of the information economy. Learn more at the link above.

Demand Continues for Health IT Research Data
From quality patient care delivery to health IT applications now in use, the demand for updated data continues from researchers. In fact, during 2013, more than 65 organizations accessed historical data for research purposes from The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation.

Register Today for the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum
HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News announce the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum! This two-day event will focus on best practices for leveraging health data and analytics to improve both clinical and business efficiency of healthcare organizations. The forum will "connect the dots" by demonstrating how the coordination between clinical and business operations can improve overall enterprise performance. Sessions will provide feet-on-the-ground information from those who are successfully refining their clinical and business models. The forum will be held at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington DC, April 16-17. Early Bird registration rates end on Jan. 31. For more information and to register, click the link above.

Spring 2014 JHIM Seeks Abstracts on ‘Big Data’ and Pop Health Management
The Spring 2014 Journal of Healthcare Information Management will focus on Big Data and Population Health Management. How are healthcare organizations raising the quality of care and improving care coordination over a period of time longer than a single episode of care? JHIM is seeking abstracts on these and other areas of health IT. JHIM accepts original research, case studies, and literature reviews on any and all topics related to health IT. Please submit a word document with a 250-word synopsis of your paper. Include a working title and contact information for all contributors for the paper. All abstracts will be reviewed and decided upon once the call for abstracts closes. Please e-mail Matt Schlossberg, Manager, Publications, by Monday, Feb. 3, at the link above.

HIMSS Seeks Innovator in Residence for Patient Data Matching Strategy
Through the Innovator in Residence (IIR) program, HIMSS and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services are collaborating to move forward on the creation of a nationwide patient data matching strategy. HIMSS is currently recruiting an IIR to develop a vision, strategy, and implementation plan for the near-term deployment of consistent patient data matching in health that builds on the body of work from HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and healthcare community partners. The person hired for this two-year opportunity will be a HIMSS employee who will work onsite in the office of the HHS Chief Technology Officer, to foster further collaboration with stakeholders across the healthcare community and in collaboration with ONC. Click the link above to learn more and to apply.

Workshop on Mobile App Development and FDA Regs
The MMA Roadshow, co-sponsored by mHIMSS, will dive deeply into the regulatory issues associated with bringing new mobile apps into the healthcare space. The four-hour program will be hosted across the country in January, March, May and June. If you are a HIMSS member and part of the mHealth Community, you are eligible for a registration discount by e-mailing Click the headline above to dates, locations and the agenda. Register here.

Registration Open: Second Annual National Healthcare Innovation Summit
Join Summit Co-chairs, Dr. Molly Coye, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health System and Dr. Wendy Everett, President, NEHI at the Second Annual National Healthcare Innovation Summit. The Summit will be held May 13-15 at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. HIMSS is working collaboratively with NEHI and AVIA to organize and host the event. The Summit will explore demonstrated, high-value innovations that support the Triple Aim—with an emphasis on identifying and reducing the costs of care. At the Summit, innovative leaders from across the health sector will share proven and real-world approaches, first-hand experiences and lessons learned from the accelerated transformational path they follow. Keynote presentations feature executives from leading health systems, payers, public policy, foundations and think tanks, as well as private sector developers and investors. Register today!

EHR Developer Code of Conduct Continues to Gain Support
Launched in June 2013, the EHR Developer Code of Conduct has drawn interest and support not only from EHR developers, but also from policymakers, such as the ONC. More information on the EHR Developer Code of Conduct can be found at the link above. The Association is planning activities at HIMSS14 in Orlando to promote further adoption of the Code and recognize those that have already done so.


Venture+ Forum Brings Health IT Investment Opportunities
The Venture+ Forum, presented in collaboration with StartUp Health, Howard Burde Health Law, LLC and HIMSS Media, on Sunday, Feb. 23, during HIMSS14 in Orlando, provides a unique platform for showcasing transformative health IT and offers a valuable opportunity investment opportunities to bring innovations to market. The forum is focused on fostering innovation in health IT by connecting entrepreneurs, investors and strategic partners, and promoting business-building collaborations. Click the link above to learn more, to register and to view the complete agenda.

Author Signings at the HIMSS Bookstore
The HIMSS Bookstore, located in Lobby C, next to HIMSS Spot, at HIMSS14, will be the site of two book signings. On Monday, Feb. 24, popular health IT blogger John D. Halamka, MD, MS, will sign copies of his new book, published by HIMSS Books, GeekDoctor: Life as Healthcare CIO. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, best-selling author and Views from the Top Speaker Martin Makary, MD, MPH, will sign copies of his book Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care. The HIMSS Bookstore will be open Sunday, Feb. 23, through Thursday, Feb. 27. A special satellite bookstore will be open Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Rosen Center, near the Nursing Informatics Symposium. Click the link above to learn more.

Cisco’s 7th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit
Please join us at Cisco’s 7th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit at HIMSS14 to hear about the latest innovations for improving care delivery. This half-day meeting, which includes a complimentary lunch, provides a forum for networking, innovation and best practice sharing unlike any other. The agenda features thought leaders from some of the most prominent healthcare organizations in the world. Speakers include Eric Dishman from Intel, Dr. Troy Brennan from CVS, Ed Martinez from Miami Children’s Hospital, and Barbara Casey from Cisco. At the end, there will be a giveaway, sponsored by Intel, of two Ultrabook™ systems. Must be present to win. Customers from healthcare organizations can attend the Summit at no additional cost by registering for the HIMSS Annual Conference at the same time. When registering, customers need to use code CCCINV. Prior years have sold out quickly, so don’t delay!

HIMSS14 Pre-Conference—Focused Knowledge, Intense Experience
HIMSS Pre-Conference Symposia and Workshops on Sunday, Feb. 23, allow attendees a dive deep into topics critical to their success. Click the link above to see five big reasons why attending a Pre-Conference Symposium or Workshop is critical to your professional and organizational success.

Mobile Health Knowledge Center at HIMSS14
In the Mobile Health Knowledge center at HIMSS14, critical milestones are discussed that are needed to take mobile technologies from present use cases and pilot demonstrations to full adoptions in healthcare. The Mobile Health Knowledge Center will be located in Hall E, Booth 7745. Click the link above to learn more.

HIMSS14 Special Reception
IBM, Polycom and Otsuka invite you to a special HIMSS14 reception—Improving Economic Competitiveness and Vitality: A Smarter Approach to Economic Development—Feb. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre. Join the conversation on how quality healthcare has become a vital factor for citizens and in achieving economic goals for communities around the world. Learn more and register at the link above.

HIMSS14 Lunch & Learn—Smarter Care: Impact at the Point of Care
IBM and Otsuka invite HIMSS14 attendees to the Smarter Care Lunch and Learn on Monday, Feb. 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room W202A. Join us for this Lunch and Learn session to hear more about new Smarter Care solutions and how they are improving outcomes today. Learn more and register at the link above.

Register and Vote for the H.I.T. MEN & WOMEN Awards
Healthcare IT News’ annual H.I.T. MEN & WOMEN Awards Reception will be on Feb. 24, at the Hyatt Regency (formerly the Peabody Hotel) in Orlando, as part of HIMSS14. The reception will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The H.I.T. MEN & WOMEN Awards recognizes nine game changers and trailblazers in health IT—the people who are advancing the adoption of technology to improve the effectiveness of healthcare. Please join the more than 300 healthcare IT executives expected to attend this reception and networking event. Click the link above to register. You can vote for the 2014 H.I.T. MEN & WOMEN Awards until Jan. 20 here.

Tools & Resources

NEW! Winter 2014 Essentials of US Hospital IT Market Focuses on Sales Outlook for EMR Apps
Patient portals, clinical data warehousing/mining and radiology barcoding applications are poised for accelerated growth among hospitals, according to data from the recently released HIMSS Analytics Essentials of the U.S. Hospital IT Market, Winter 2014 Edition. The report, which focuses on the market profile of the applications considered in HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)SM, found these three applications to have an attractive growth opportunity. Contact for more information on purchasing the HIMSS Analytics Essentials, Winter 2014 Edition, and for a copy of the Executive Summary.

Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?
Results of the 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey are in, leading to the loaded question “Are you being paid what you’re worth?” Some of the findings aren’t too surprising. In general, men earn more than women, company heads have the highest salaries and almost every respondent receives some type of benefit from their employer. The surprising points are found when you compare bonuses, raises and salaries among positions, regions or businesses. All HIMSS members have access to an exclusive salary calculator in which they can compare salaries for key healthcare IT positions, by region, gender, years of experience and other variables.

Strategic Interoperability: The Clinical and Business Imperative for Healthcare Organizations
A recent HIMSS Analytics survey reveals that hospitals and health systems are focusing on achieving interoperability with their information systems in order to deliver high-quality, safe patient care. As these initiatives are being implemented, healthcare organizations are beginning to understand the importance of strategic interoperability. Not only will strategic interoperability meet current needs, including meaningful use Stage 2 and participation in accountable care organizations, but it will position hospitals and health systems to be able to meet unanticipated and future needs for securely sharing patient information – all with the goal of driving high-quality, cost-efficient, patient-centered care and improved clinical outcomes. Visit the Strategic Interoperability Knowledge Center 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

HIMSS Future Care Seeks Perspectives on Evolving Healthcare Models
In 2014, HIMSS Future Care will focus on the future of healthcare delivery around the globe by showcasing the ideas of more subject matter experts on how providers, payers, patients and policymakers can and should work to transform systems of care.  Future Care’s mission remains to provide a forum for stakeholders and innovators from across the healthcare sector to discuss new and emerging ideas and innovations focused on lowering healthcare costs, enhancing outcomes and improving patient satisfaction with healthcare services around the globe. From Europe to Asia to Africa to the Americas, HIMSS Future Care provides news and opinions on the range of efforts underway to make healthcare work better for patients and providers alike. With that goal in mind, experts working across the sector are invited to share your ideas with a global community of colleagues. To learn more, or to propose ideas you’d like to share in this forum, contact Jeff Rowe, Future Care Editor.

Learn to Meet 21st Century Healthcare Challenges
Collaboration is nothing new to healthcare, but with more patients to care for, more stakeholders to coordinate, and limited funds; traditional paper, phone, and fax communications are woefully inadequate. This paper discusses collaborative workflows and information tools that better meet the demands of today’s complex healthcare environments. It shares examples, insights, and best practices from organizations that are using collaboration to deliver more coordinated, cost-effective care.

Easily Access EMRs from Your PC, Tablet or Mobile Device
You can maintain work-life balance with medical imaging on mobile devices, your iPad or your home PC. With the ability to interact with these images through a familiar point-and-click interface that is easy to navigate, you can make faster and better decision from your own home or office. Stop wasting your weekends coming into the hospital and review records on a device that lets you make an assessment no matter where you are. Click the link above to read more.

The Strategic Interoperability to Coordinate Care with Engaged Communities
Interoperability is critical to enabling care coordination and community engagement. Read this perspective including statistics from the HIMSS Analytics Strategic Interoperability Study to learn how to: 1) Coordinate care with strategic interoperability - 55.8% of survey respondents noted that the strategic value of interoperability in their organization lies in achieving care coordination; 2) Engage stakeholder communities - Studies show more informed and empowered patients who are engaged with their providers in care decision-making have better health outcomes.

Calling All Members

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 at the e-mail link above.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
The HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year will open on January 2, 2014.  Serving on a HIMSS Committee is an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking and active engagement around key health IT topics, settings, and constituencies. The application will be available through March 6. Committee participation is open to all HIMSS members who are not currently serving in other leadership positions within the Society and who have maintained active membership for at least the past 12 consecutive months.  If you have questions regarding serving on a Committee please contact Carrie Subelsky at the e-mail link above.

Clinical Engineer- IT Town Hall Presentation Survey
The Clinical Engineer-IT Community would love to hear your feedback regarding presentation topics for upcoming Town Hall webinars.  Please participate in this brief survey and forward to colleagues of interest. Click the link above to access the survey!

Connected Patient Community—Call for Members
Join providers, payers, decision makers and other thought leaders for monthly presentations on how clinicians can e-engage with patients. Experts will share case studies and industry highlights on topics such as: 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, education, and networking. The next event is Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. (ET). Sign up at the link in the headline above.

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 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.

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, for a presentation by Neal Ganguly, Vice President & CIO, JFK Health System and Dr. Raj Lakhanpal, CEO, SpectraMedix, “Reducing Readmissions with a Real-Time/Predictive Analytics Solution: Implementation, Challenges and Results.” This case study presentation will demonstrate how a hospital reduced preventable readmissions and improved Value-Based Purchasing and Core Measures scores using a real-time & predictive clinical analytics solution. The presentation will include actual results comparing readmission rates before and after integration, lessons learned during implementation and a ROI analysis, Register Now. Join the Community today. For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the C&BI Community web site.

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 Jan. 16. 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.

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.

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Tech Talk

Jan. 30
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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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IHE NA Connectathon Conference 2014

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Embracing Innovation through Informatics

April 24-25
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

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