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In This Issue — April 16, 2014  

HIMSS explores ramifications of ICD-10 delay • Check out new education opportunities offered by HIMSS • Lend your expertise to one of HIMSS’ many communities

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

What’s New

DeSalvo Opens Capitol Hill Seminar on Health Data
On April 10, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the ONC’s National Coordinator for Health IT, participated in the HIMSS Foundation’s Institute for e-Health Policy’s Capitol Hill briefing on the value of health data. Access highlights and video of the full event here.

HIMSS Innovation Center Webcasts Ohio Health IT Day
The 7th Annual Ohio Health IT Advocacy Day was webcast for the first time from the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, enabling participants from across the country to view the lectures and activities. Health IT students from HIMSS Innovation Center Collaborator John Carroll University also viewed the webcast. “It was powerful for my students to see Ohio legislators talking about some of the same issues that we had discussed earlier in the semester,” said Dan Palmer, PhD. View the conference here. Learn more about the HIMSS Innovation Center.

Tools & Resources

Halamka Discusses New Book--GeekDoctor
Dr. John Halamka, author of the new HIMSS Books best-seller GeekDoctor: Life as a Healthcare CIO, took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his book at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. In addition to print, GeekDoctor is available in eBook and Kindle formats.

Webinar: Leveraging EHR to Combat Hospital Acquired Infections
Find out how EHR implementation can improve the quality of clinical operations and care outcomes in your organization during this webinar on April 17. Dr. Hien Nguyen MD, MS, Medical Director at University of California Davis Health System, will discuss how you can reduce mortality rates, hospital acquired infections and readmissions. Register now.

Virtual Briefing: Health IT and Policy beyond Meaningful Use and ICD-10
Join government policy experts as they discuss the challenges of health IT in the era of the Affordable Care Act. Attendees of this virtual briefing will explore the current state of health IT policy, identify trends in quality reporting and alignment across federal initiatives and incentive programs, and discover the benefits of consistent adoption of heath IT exchange standards. This events takes place on April 30, so register now.

CPHIMS Review Course
Looking for an interactive review course to prepare you for the CPHIMS exam? Or simply want to have a more solid grounding in nine core competency areas of health IT? Register for this instructor-led, four-part series which begins on May 6.

Can IT Save Medicine's Soul?
More often than not, health IT advocates get excited about the myriad ways technology could be used to help doctors do a better job of providing care. But what about using IT to help doctors go back to being doctors, period? That's essentially the opportunity this newly minted MD, who also used to work for Google, wants her colleagues to grab. Read more here and sign up for the weekly HIMSS Future Care e-newsletter

Webinar: Population Health Management, One Person at a Time
This April 28 webinar will explore the basis of the healthcare industry’s movement to value-based purchasing and the implications for providers and patient care, as well as the key IT requirements to support successful, sustainable population health management programs. Register here.

Virtual Briefing: HIMSS Analytics 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 this virtual briefing on May 21. During this Virtual Briefing, John Hoyt, Executive Vice President of HIMSS Analytics will review the stages of this new model as an industry driver to transform care delivery. Register here.

Add HIMSS Books’ ‘Big Data’ Collection to Your Health IT Library
Through April 30 save 20 percent on print or eBook versions of the “Big Data” collection, published by HIMSS Books. The collection of three best-selling titles includes, the Usability Evaluation Handbook for Electronic Health Records, and ideal volume for organizations seeking to purchase and customize EHRs; Developing a Data Warehouse for the Healthcare Enterprise: Lessons from the Trenches, Second Edition, a straightforward view of a clinical data warehouse development project, from inception through implementation and follow-up; and Implementing Business Intelligence in Your Healthcare Organization, an inside look at how healthcare organizations of all sizes can use business intelligence to consistently monitor and improve upon patient outcomes, workload and costs.

Sponsored Content

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Solving the Unstructured Data Dilemma with Enterprise Content Management
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Unlocking the Potential of Data in Healthcare Transformation
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Calling All Members

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 today for our next event on April 24. 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.

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 to join our next meeting on April 17 for our presentation “Quality Management: Empowering Payers, Health Systems and Providers to Achieve Optimal Clinical Outcomes” with guest speakers John Khoury, PharmD, director of Clinical Solutions and Strategy at Lumeris, and S. Troy McMullin, PharmD, director of Clinical Informatics at Lumeris. The session will explore quality management through an integrated approach that fosters greater collaboration between payers and providers, engages physicians and patients in healthy behavior change, and drives optimization of quality metrics in any value-based care model. 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.

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 third Wednesday of most months from 2-3 p.m. (ET). Contact Nancy Devlin for more information.

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.

Volunteer for Health IT Leadership Awards and Congressional Asks Work Groups
This year’s HIMSS Policy Summit will take place on September 17-18, as part of National Health IT Week (September 15-19, 2014).  Each year, Policy Summit activities are made possible through the participation of HIMSS volunteers. Member involvement is crucial in shaping the messages that HIMSS members carry to Capitol Hill during the annual Policy Summit, and in selecting award recipients for the Annual State, Federal, and Congressional Health IT Leadership Awards. Click the link to learn more.

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.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

David M. Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MMI, CPHIMS, is a practicing medical oncologist and board certified clinical informatician at Missouri Cancer Associates and Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. He has a special interest in solving the usability and information exchange problems that have prevented healthcare information technology from achieving its full potential and in developing smart clinical decision support systems that can hardwire quality and best practices into the structure of electronic health records.

Read More.

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Chapter Events

April 22
New York
CPHIMS Training Class

April 22
Regional Conference

April 22
Privacy and Security Work Group Awareness Overview

April 25
South Dakota
Planting the Seeds of Change in Health IT

April 28
2014 Annual Spring Conference

April 29-30
HIE Advocacy Day

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

April 22-23
2014 ICD-10/CAC Summit

April 24-25
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

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

May 2014
HIMSS15 Call for Proposals & Reviewers Opens

May 1
Deadline: HIMSS Stories of Success!

May 2
HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute—hosted by Rush University Medical Center

May 5
Webinar—Protect Privacy and Leverage De-identified Data for Healthcare Innovation

May 6-8
mHealth Summit Europe

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 12
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

June 30
Deadline: Davies Public Health Award Call for Submissions

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

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Corporate Member Spotlight

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