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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — March 12, 2014  

Innovation Center is ‘Cleveland's Cool Twist on Healthcare’ • Results of Nursing Informatics survey released • Extend your Annual Conference experience with HIMSS14 Online

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What’s New

JHIM Seeks Abstracts on ACOs, HIEs and Payment Models
The HIMSS Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) has opened an abstracts call for its Summer 2014 issue on accountable care organizations, health information exchange and new payment models. JHIM is particularly interested in original analysis; solutions-based articles and position papers; and trends and strategic approaches; and realizing opportunities and challenges.To be considered, send all abstracts in a Word document to the e-mail link above. The abstracts should include a working title and 250-word synopsis for the proposed paper, as well as complete contact information for all potential authors. All abstracts to be considered for the Summer 2014 issue must be submitted by no later than Monday, April 7.

Business Intelligence Educational Forum Planned for April
The pressures to manage costs while improving the quality of care will not disappear any time soon. By mining the large amounts of data being collected through healthcare organization and applying Business Intelligence, many providers are identifying opportunities to improve effectiveness in a number of ways, ranging from improving readmission rates to increasing patient engagement. To help providers take advantage of these opportunities, HIIMSS Media is presenting a two-day conference, the Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum, April 16-17, in Washington, DC. The event will provide implementation-level information to help healthcare organizations gain insight by applying best practices in the use of Business Intelligence.

HIMSS Foundation Acquires Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
During HIMSS14, the HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community announced its recent acquisition of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI). OJNI is a free, international, peer-reviewed electronic journal that is published quarterly and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics. Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Vice President of Informatics of HIMSS expresses her enthusiasm of this acquisition, “Through the addition of OJNI to the HIMSS Foundation and the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community, we have an exciting opportunity to further enhance and disseminate nursing informatics knowledge and research.” Click here to learn more

Innovation Center is ‘Cleveland's Cool Twist on Healthcare’
Cleveland’s WKYC's Ryan Haidet continues his "Cool in Cleveland" series where he showcases all the gadgets and gizmos inside the new Global Center for Health Innovation. Haidet interviewed the Innovation Center’s general manager Mark Leahy recently to discuss the features of the healthcare technology hub. "The entire building was designed to be interactive and self-guided," says John Paganini, Senior Manager of Interoperability Initiatives, HIMSS, who was also interviewed. Click the link above to access the entire radio broadcast.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
The HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year is now open through March 17. Serving on a HIMSS Committee is an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking and active engagement around key health IT topics, settings, and constituencies. 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.

Tools & Resources

NEW! Extend Your Annual Conference Experience with HIMSS14 Online
The 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando may be over, but you extend and broaden your experience by registering 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. Be part of the conversation with the HIMSS14 Online networking lounge. Archived sessions are available on demand for 90 days (through May 24), and CPHIMS and PDU CE units are available for all sessions.

NEW! HIMSS Analytics to Host Webinar on Data Management
On March 25, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (ET), HIMSS Analytics and Iron Mountain will be hosting a webinar regarding the state of data management in the healthcare industry. During this webinar, industry researchers and thought leaders will discuss the insights gained from a survey conducted by Iron Mountain and HIMSS Analytics exploring the need for effective data management as healthcare organizations face a proliferation of data through the increased use of technology. More specifically, the discussion will focus on the findings related to data storage, backup, and archiving, and also include findings on disaster recovery and business continuity. The webinar will also share examples of how other healthcare professionals are planning to manage the onslaught of data.  To attend, please click and register here.

NEW! Book of the Month: An Analysis of the Health IT Industry
The HIMSS Book of the Month for March is the newly released 2014 State of the U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Industry. This report profiles the state of the health IT industry in the U.S. hospital market at the start of 2014. The report analyzes the current and historical purchasing behaviors of more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals profiled in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, as well as critical factors projected to influence the HIT market in 2014 and beyond. 2014 State of the U.S. Healthcare Information Technology Industry is produced jointly by HIMSS and HIMSS Analytics, a wholly-owned market-research arm of HIMSS. Data used in the study comes from the HIMSS Analytics® Database 2013 and the Dorenfest Integrated Healthcare Delivery System+ (IHDS+) DatabaseTM. The report is available in print or eBook. Customers can also purchase a PDF version and have unlimited access to the report within their organizations by calling 312-915-9295

NEW! HIMSS Books Offers Discounts on EHR Book Collection
Through March 31, customers can save 20 percent on a collection of three books on electronic health records—Complete Guide and Toolkit to Successful EHR Adoption, A Guide to EHR Adoption: Implementation Through Organizational Transformation and Usability Evaluation Handbook for Electronic Health Records—available as print and eBook editions. Each of these books, written by experts, provide providers and organizations a roadmap to purchase, adopt and customize electronic health records.

NEW! IHE USA Infusion Interoperability Workshop
IHE USA and CareFusion present a 1.5 day workshop dedicated to Infusion Interoperability. Attendees gain critical best practices and learn from industry leaders and organizations achieving infusion interoperability. The workshop takes place March 25-26, at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland OH.
Sponsored by CareFusion. View the agenda.

NEW! 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey Results Revealed
HIMSS released the results of the 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey at HIMSS14, which captures current professional status and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the last nine years in the nursing informatics workforce.  Key findings continue to suggest that nurse informaticists play a crucial role in the development, implementation and optimization of clinical applications.  In addition, the survey demonstrated the overall growth of the nursing informatics field. Based on the responses of more than 1,000 nursing informatics specialists, 70 percent have titles that specified an informatics position, which is double the amount from the last HIMSS Nursing Workforce Survey conducted in 2011.

IHE USA Publishes Certification White Paper
In a joint initiative, IHE USA & ICSA Labs publish a white paper to explain the current state of industry conformance to IHE frameworks and the need for rigor, precision, and proof of correctness that certification achieves. IHE USA certification carries with it a broad range of benefits to clinical users, their IT vendors, and policy-makers who are aware of how crucial IT integration is to coordinating and improving people's health.

Attention Corporate Members
HIMSS has expanded to every region of the globe. Learn more about HIMSS events, membership and marketing opportunities globally. Special offers also available for a limited time for HIMSS14 exhibitors! Visit HIMSS Global Solutions today.

Interoperability Knowledge Center
Engage communities, leverage analytics and make informed decisions through strategic interoperability. For many organizations today, making legacy IT systems interoperable has become a strategic imperative. The resources in this Interoperability Knowledge Center show how interoperability will enable your organization to coordinate care with engaged communities; manage population health by leveraging active analytics; optimize outcomes with increased data access; and make key decisions with complete information.

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

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.

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.

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.

Calling All Members

NEW! HIMSS Launching Identity Management Task Force
HIMSS will launch its new Identity Management Task Force (IDM TF) on March 25, 1-2 pm (ET). The HIMSS IDM TF will focus on development of tools and resources that will inform HIMSS members on policy and technical challenges. The HIMSS IDM TF also will serve as a multi-stakeholder industry liaison group representing HIMSS membership with national and industry initiatives on identity management. HIMSS members are invited to share their knowledge, ideas, and thoughts. If you are interested in more information, please email Mike Kroll, Manager, Technology Solutions or Lisa Gallagher, Vice President, Technology Solutions.

NEW! Apply to Serve on Ambulatory IS Committee
Practice owners and partners, clinicians, CIOs and nurses are encouraged to apply now to serve on the Ambulatory IS Committee.  Help your fellow ambulatory-setting champions direct HIMSS' focus on increasing the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care by removing barriers to health IT adoption, using business systems integration and promoting the use and value of EHRs. All applications must be submitted online by March 17.

NEW! Apply to Serve on the mHealth Committee
Apply to the new HIMSS “mHealth Committee” which will actively produce mHealth resources and engage and support the HIMSS mHealth Community. Please contact David Collins, Senior Director, Healthcare Information Systems, with questions or more information.

Davies Ambulatory Award of Excellence Call for Submissions
In a continued effort to share the most exciting stories about how health IT is being leveraged to improve quality and patient safety, HIMSS Davies Ambulatory Award of Excellence has opened a call for submissions by ambulatory practices that have utilized innovative health IT-enabled workflows to improve patient outcomes. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence is HIMSS highest recognition of outstanding achievement in the implementation and value from health information technology. The Awards program promotes EHR adoption through sharing information and lessons learned on implementation strategies, financial return on investment and value of the EHR to improve patient care and outcomes.  For more information and to discuss possible submissions, please contact Jonathan French, Director of Healthcare Information Systems. To be recognized as a 2014 Davies winner, case studies must be submitted by July 1.

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 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 for our presentation “Analytics You Can Trust – Lessons from the Journey to Value Based Care” with guest speakers David Wennberg, MD, CEO, Northern New England Accountable Care Collaborative (NNEACC) and Dorrie Guest, Director, Value Base Care, Deloitte Consulting LLP. 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

March 20
BYOD/Mobility Best Practices within Health Delivery Systems

March 21
Northern Ohio
Spring 2014 Breakfast Lecture

March 27
Medical Device Security Event

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

March 25
IHE USA Infusion Interoperability Workshop

March 25
State of Data Management Webinar

March 29
Embracing Innovation through Informatics

April 2-4
World of Health IT Conference

April 3
7th Annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day

April 7-8
Florida State HIT Day

April 16-17
Healthcare Business Intelligence Forum

April 24-25
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

April 29-30
3rd Annual ILHIMA & GCCHIMSS HIE Advocacy Event

May 6-8
mHealth Summit Europe

May 13-15
Second Annual National Healthcare Innovation Summit

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