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In This Issue — February 5, 2014  

HIMSS Media Future Care seeks perspectives on evolving healthcare models • Get the latest updates on HIMSS14 • Explore new tools and resources from HIMSS

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

What’s New

HIMSS Media Future Care Seeks Perspectives on Evolving Healthcare Models
In 2014, HIMSS Media 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 Media 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.

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. 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 Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the link above.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
The HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year is now open through March 6. Serving on a HIMSS Committee is an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking and active engagement around key health IT topics, settings, and constituencies. "HIMSS volunteers share a vision to improve health through the best use of IT. Through robust engagement with more than 7,000 fabulous volunteers involved in our Committees, Task Forces, Roundtables, Chapters, and Work Groups, HIMSS educates and equips all stakeholders for their role in positively transforming the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare," says Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice-President. 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.


Navigate HIMSS14 Like a Pro: Attend Online Orientation Sessions
If you want to learn more about HIMSS14 or have pressing questions you need answered, then attend one of three online, pre-conference orientation presentations. Today’s orientations will feature a presentation for experienced Annual Conference attendees, and a second orientation geared toward professionals who are attending for the first time.  Click the link above for information on recordings of these presentations. On Feb. 12, an orientation will be hosted for professionals who are attending conference virtually. Live on-site orientations will be conducted on Sunday, Feb. 23, and Monday, Feb. 24.

HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model Launch at HIMSS14
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET
HIMSS is pleased to introduce the 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. With seven stages that align with the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM maturity model, this model evaluates technology implementation and usage, data collection and analytics, and patient empowerment in optimizing clinical and financial outcomes. This session will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 8:30 am-9:30 am, (ET). The session will be presented by John P. Hoyt, MHA, FACHE, FHIMSS, HIMSS Analytics.

Earn CPHIMS/CAHIMS CE at Cisco Health Summit
Attend the 7th Annual Community for Connected Health Summit at HIMSS14 on Feb. 25 to earn 3.25 CE units toward fulfilling CPHIMS or CAHIMS certifications. This half-day meeting, which includes a complimentary lunch, provides a forum for networking, innovation and best-practice sharing. Speakers include Eric Dishman from Intel; Dr. Troy Brennan from CVS; Ed Martinez from Miami Children’s Hospital; and Barbara Casey from Cisco. Intel will sponsor a giveaway of two Ultrabook™ systems (must be present to win). Call HIMSS14 customer service at 800-465-1272 and have the Cisco event (code CCCINV) added to your registration.

Extend Your Education to the Exhibit Halls
With more than 1,200 exhibitors, the HIMSS Exhibit Hall is known as the launching site for cutting-edge products and services in the health IT industry. But it also is a great place to extend and enhance your educational experience at HIMSS14. A wide range of demonstration areas and pavilions will be on display throughout the Exhibit Hall.

HIMSS14 Explores Mobile and Wireless Healthcare
Advances in and access to mobile and wireless technologies provide unprecedented opportunities to change patient engagement and the delivery of healthcare globally. This education category at HIMSS14 focuses on critical milestones that are needed to take mobile technologies from present use cases, technical specifications, and pilot demonstrations to full adoption, deployment and convergence, as well as data exchange issues using mobile technologies and workflow issues, spanning the ambulatory setting, the acute setting and other healthcare settings where mobile health technology is leveraged.

Mobile Health Knowledge Center: Education and Exhibits All in One Place
The Mobile Health Knowledge Center, located in Hall E, Booth 7745, of the Exhibit Hall, promises real-world expertise, education, vendor products and services and resources all in one place.

HIMSS14 Exhibition Floor Revealed
Recognized as the launching site for cutting-edge, new products and services in the health IT industry, the HIMSS14 Exhibition Hall offers more than 500,000 square feet of space for more than 1,200 exhibiting companies that will be on-site at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Department of Defense to Play Featured Role at HIMSS14
This year HIMSS14 offers an extremely robust public policy agenda with presentations ranging from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, to several HHS Office of the National Coordinator sessions, and everything in between.

Davies Winning Ambulatory Practices Share Their Story of Quality Improvement
HIMSS14 is a tremendous opportunity for ambulatory care providers to learn how innovative practices are improving care quality while overcoming huge challenges with cuts in reimbursement looming darkly on the horizon. The HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence recognizes ambulatory practices that have optimized the use of health IT to improve outcomes while demonstrating hard return on investment and the stories of Davies winners provide terrific road maps for ambulatory practices that are starting down the road of EHR-enabled quality improvement.

Register for the H.I.T. MEN & WOMEN Awards Reception
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 complimentary reception will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The H.I.T. MEN & WOMEN Awards recognize nine leaders in healthcare IT – the people who are advancing the adoption of technology to improve the effectiveness of healthcare. This reception and networking event is exclusively for healthcare payers and providers and includes light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Register at the link above.

Enhance 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.

Tools & Resources

NEW! Podcast: Achieving HIPAA Security Compliance
This podcast, produced by AMA and HIMSS, features a risk-assessment discussion between Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a solo physician practitioner, and Lee Kim, BS, JD, Director of Privacy and Security at HIMSS, to help organizations achieve HIPAA Security Rule compliance. The podcast is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

NEW! HIMSS/AVIA Innovation Survey Results
The future of healthcare lies in providers’ abilities to harness the latest, most efficient technology to improve the health status of their patients and vitality of their business in meaningful ways. To better understand this, HIMSS, in collaboration with AVIA, conducted an innovation survey. Learn what healthcare leaders are doing to build new technology-enabled care delivery models that are shaping the future of the industry.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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—on Monday, Feb. 24, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Rosen Centre in Signature 1 Room. Join us in the conversation on how quality healthcare has become a vital factor for citizens and in achieving economic goals for communities around the world.

HIMSS14 Lunch & Learn—Smarter Care: Impact at the Point of Care
IBM and Otsuka invite you to the Smarter Care Lunch and Learn at HIMSS14 on Monday, Feb. 24, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm 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.

Intel Demos and Speaking Session at the HIMSS14 Mobile Health Knowledge Center
Intel will offer demonstrations and a speaking session at the HIMSS14 Mobile Health Knowledge Center, Booth 7745, in the Exhibit Hall. Demonstrations include BioLucid:  Living Medical Environment with an interactive visual experience merging science and artistry in Station 5, and Box and IQMax:  Secure Mobile Collaboration with Windows 8, in Station 6. Sessions include Collaborative Mobile Workflows, presented by Mark Blatt MD, MBA, on Tuesday, Feb 25 from 10:45 am to 11:15 am; and Windows 8 Mobile Health Solutions, presented by Ben Wilson, MBA, MPH, on Tuesday, Feb 25 from 1:45 pm to 2:15pm.

Calling All Members

NEW! 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.

HIMSS Seeks Innovator in Residence for Patient Data Matching Strategy
HIMSS is recruiting an Innovator in Residence 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.

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) 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 from 1-2 p.m. (ET). Join the Community for our next meeting on March 27, 2014. Register now. Join the Community today. For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the C&BI Community web site.

Davies Public Health Award Call for Submissions
The HIMSS Davies Public Health Award program has opened a call for submissions by public health organizations that have utilized innovative health IT-enabled workflows to improve population health. For more information and to discuss possible submissions, please contact Jonathan French, Director of Healthcare Information Systems. To be recognized as a 2014 Davies Public Health Award winner, case studies must be submitted by June 30.

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.

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. 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 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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Chapter Events

Feb. 6
Maryland HIT Day 2014

Feb. 20
Oregon Capitol Visit Day

Feb. 25
Utah Healthcare IT Day
Salt Lake City

March 12
2014 Colorado HIT Advocacy Day

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Feb. 23-27

March 29
Embracing Innovation through Informatics

April 24-25
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

May 13-15
Second Annual National Healthcare Innovation Summit

Privacy & Security Resource Sale - Now through Feb. 28. Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment. Implementing Information Security In Healthcare: Building a Security program. Implementing Information Security In Healthcare: Managing Risk. 20% off bundle of 3.

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