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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — April 30, 2014  

HIMSS offers guidance to HHS on certified EHR technology • Five emerging trends for state public policy & mobile health IT • May Book of the Month focuses on mobile health

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What’s New

HIMSS Offers Guidance to HHS on Certified EHR Technology
In official comments submitted to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HIMSS provided recommendations in response to ONC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Voluntary 2015 Edition EHR Certification Criteria; Interoperability Updates and Regulatory Improvements. Click the link above to learn more.

Five Emerging Trends for State Public Policy & Mobile Health IT
With 91 percent of Americans now owning a cellphone, 56 percent owning a smartphone, and 34 percent owning tablet computers (Pew 2013), mobile health continues to offer ongoing ways to connect and innovative options to improve healthcare delivery. State policy plays an important role in how healthcare is administered because state policy can shape state regulation. Click the link above to learn more.

May Book of the Month Focuses on Mobile Health
The May 2014 Book of the Month from HIMSS 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. The book is available in print, eBook and Kindle formats.

Find Your Ideal Health IT Job at the HIMSS Virtual Career Fair
A career in health IT encompasses many administrative, clinical and financial aspects, and skill sets acquired from previous careers and industries are often applicable and transferable to health IT careers. Build or enhance your skills portfolio by connecting with the health IT tools, resources and positions available today with our virtual job fair on May 7. 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. Click the link above for more details.

Tools & Resources

NEW! 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 a May 21 Virtual Briefing. Register here.

NEW! Podcast: Breakthrough Innovation Opportunities
Leslie Wainwright, Ph.D., the Chief Strategy Officer at AVIA, a provider-formed innovator network and a featured speaker at the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit, talks about the current state of innovation and how health systems can become 'high-performing'. The National Healthcare Innovation Summit is May 13-15, in Boston. For more Innovation Podcasts, click here.

NEW! Medical Error Transparency Vital to Patient Trust
Teaser: Disclose, apology and offer (DA&O) may be the best way to proceed in the wake of a medical error, if you want to earn back patient confidence, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine says.

NEW! The 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, 2014.

NEW! Hawaii Pacific Health's Clinical & Business Intelligence Journey
This case study examines Hawaii Pacific Health’s journey to promote patient safety and demonstrate measurable clinical outcomes. The solutions they design involve the translation of subject matter into  useful datamarts as defined by their clinicians to make strategic decisions about clinical care for their patients. While several datamarts will be referenced, this case study will focus on HPH’s Obstetrics datamart and highlight observations and lessons that may assist HIMSS member and partner organizations in their respective quality improvement journeys.

NEW! Pediatric Populations and How They Could Impact ACOs
Learn more about how children’s unique medical needs and social environment necessitate care from pediatric-trained physicians and child-specific community resources such as schools. It is essential to select performance metrics that are meaningful to pediatrics and that accurately measure the quality of pediatric care. Children with medical complexity usually have many subspecialists and rely on community resources and will need special care throughout their lives.

NEW! What is Big Data?
The term 'big data’ has become extremely common in everyday business vocabulary. It seems that every industry is focused on implementing big data strategies and projects. However, when you read articles about big data, it becomes clear that there are varying definitions of big data. This looseness leads to considerable confusion about what constitutes big data and how organizations should address their big data challenges.

Corporate Member White Paper: Beyond the EHR
When The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was passed in February 2009, it offered monetary incentives for providers to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems. Many providers sought out that one EHR solution that could help them satisfy meaningful use criteria and receive incentive payments.

Corporate Member White Paper: Ensuring a Smooth Transition to ICD-10
The transition to ICD-10 is more than a change in the way records are coded. It complements other government provisions and mandates, such as meaningful use and HIPAA 5010, which transforms the way data is collected and used the healthcare continuum. Its impact will be felt across clinical and financial processes years after the implementation date.

Corporate Member White Paper: A World Evolving Toward Value
The US healthcare industry is transforming from a volume-based fee-for-service (FFS) model to a value-based reimbursement model focused on improving population health while managing costs. The industry is in a state of tremendous transition as it experiments and innovates around the various models of payment and delivery reform. The roadmap to change is complex. Multiple payment and care models are emerging. The market response is fragmented and locally based. Value is front and center of these changes.

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.

When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is 10X faster (on both IOPS and latency); 10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling; more reliable on enterprise workloads; so simple that it installs in minutes and less costly than the $5 per GB that is the going rate for performance disk.

Calling All Members

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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.

NEW! 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 today.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Tina Dieckhaus, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, is the director for Patient Care Services’ (PCS) Informatics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Dieckhaus started her career in the Memphis area as a registered nurse in labor and delivery.  After 11 years of bedside nursing, she transitioned to a role as an analyst in nursing informatics. She has been a practicing informatics nurse in several roles for 17 years. Dieckhaus became a member of HIMSS in 2004, and has since been published in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM), and HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights. Dieckhaus has been an abstract reviewer and moderator for the HIMSS Annual Conference, and is a member of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee.

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Chapter Events

May 1
Dairyland Spring Leadership & Legislative Conference

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

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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 6
CPHIMS Review Course

May 7
HIMSS Virtual Career Fair

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
HIMSS Virtual Conference

June 12
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

June 16-17
The 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

Register Today. June 17 - 18, 2014. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. #GHIT14

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Corporate Member Spotlight

NTT DATA Healthcare Technologies covers the full continuum of care to help your facility reform, improve and profit in today's changing healthcare landscape. Nuvon is a global leader in medical device integration and clinical intelligence. Nuvon offers the only end-to-end solution that spans medical device connectivity and the clinical informatics spectrum. Provides rich, timely, and complete medical device data to populate EMR/EHRs and provides access and analytical infrastructure for actionable messaging and notifications in any healthcare setting.

HMG provides advisory, managed services and knowledgeable staff to provide solutions that focus on hospital, clinical and operational performance optimization. Our consultants have been in your shoes. They have been CEOs, CIOs and healthcare administrators.

Visit NTT DATA Healthcare Technologies online

Visit Nuvon online

Visit Huntzinger Management Group online

Our EMPI and identity management platform correlate enterprise data for accurate, reliable data exchange resulting in better care coordination and reduced medical errors. ONYX Healthcare USA, Inc. designs and manufactures a full line of medically certified (EN/UL 60601) IT products such as Medical Computing Station, Slim Medical Fanless Panel PC, Medical Tablet PC, Bedside Infotainment Terminal, Embedded Motherboard, etc. through ISO9001/13485 HA&W provides Information Assurance Services to leading Health Care IT companies to address their HIPAA Omnibus Rule compliance and reporting needs.

Visit NextGate online

Visit ONYX Healthcare USA, Inc. online

Visit Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne, LLP online

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