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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — May 14, 2014  

Register for the HIMSS Virtual Conference • mHealth Summit opens call for presentations • HIMSS Regulatory Chart tracks health IT regulations

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

What’s New

Register for the HIMSS Virtual Conference
The HIMSS Virtual Conference presents an opportunity to hear from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services representatives about the latest updates on Meaningful Use. Other experts and health IT leaders will address various pressing topics, including ICD-10 deadline and implementation, HIPAA privacy and security, and the Accountable Care Act. On-demand access starts on June 4 at 3 p.m., CDT and will be available until Sept. 4. Click here to register and learn more.

Call for Presentations Open for 2014 mHealth Summit and Global mHealth Forum
Presentation proposals are now being accepted for the mHealth Summit and the Global mHealth Forum. Don’t miss out on being part of the premier domestic and international conference and expo for the exchange of research, ideas, innovations and opportunities in mobile and connected health. Click here to view topic areas and submission guidelines. The submission deadline is June 27. mHealth Summit is Dec. 7-10, and the Global mHealth Forum is Dec. 10-11, in Washington, DC.

HIMSS15 Call for Proposals & Reviewers
The Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition is seeking thought leaders to present educational content and peer reviewers to ensure the integrity and relevance of 300+ education topics at HIMSS15. The call for proposals is open until June 16. HIMSS15 will take place in Chicago April 12-16.Learn more about submitting a proposal. Learn more about becoming a reviewer. For questions contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

Save 20% at HIMSS Books’ Resource Sale
Save 20 percent thru May 31 when you purchase the Resource Bundle, which includes two best-selling titles from HIMSS Books, the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, 3rd Edition, and the CPHIMS Review Guide, 2nd Edition. Both books have been long-time essentials for veteran and emerging health IT professionals seeking a better understanding of the industry terms and best practices. Both books are ideal prep tools for CPHIMS certification. Click here to learn more and to purchase.

Tools & Resources

NEW! Transformation: Healthcare's Obscured Metamorphosis
What will true healthcare transformation look like, and how do we measure its success? Andrew Watson, MD, of UPMC, offers his take in this contributed piece.

NEW! HIMSS Regulatory Chart Tracks Health IT Regulations
The HIMSS regulatory chart offers an at-a-glance snapshot of all health IT-related regulation HIMSS is following in 2014. The chart includes links to proposed and final regulations and to HIMSS comments and position statements, along with anticipated timelines. To keep up with regulatory and legislative developments, subscribe to the free weekly Health IT Policy Update.

Explore HIMSS Mobile Book with Related Resources
The May 2014 HIMSS Book of the Month 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. To check out additional resources from HIMSS and the book’s editors and authors, click on the link above.

EVENT: June Privacy & Security Forum
The Privacy and Security Forum, presented by HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News, will be held June 16-17 in San Diego. The Forum is packed with the real-world case studies and peer-to-peer learning opportunities you need to tackle cybercrime, insider threats, OCR audits, BYOD and many more of today's toughest privacy and security challenges. For more information and to register, click here.

ONLINE: Making Healthcare More Consumer-Centric
The Connected Patient Community presents on May 20 “Making Healthcare More Consumer-Centric through Digital Communications” with guest speaker Craig Kartchner, Senior Director of Marketing, Intermountain Healthcare, and contributor to the new HIMSS book Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments.

EVENT: Attend the 2015 Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition
Join your colleagues for this year's Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition in Washington DC, June 17-18. The theme for the 2014 Government Health IT Conference is "Emerging Care and Reimbursement Models." Find the knowledge and network that empowers you to implement solutions that reduce costs while still delivering quality patient care.

ONLINE: HIMSS Member Discount for PMI’s Essentials of Project Management
This online, self-paced course will benefit anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of managing projects, with a focus on preparing for the CAPM credential exam. Successful completion of this course provides the contact hours needed to meet the credential application requirements. As a HIMSS member, you can take the course at the discounted rate. For complete details, login to the HIMSS Member Center, listed under Special Offers.

EVENT: HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute, Hosted by Denver Health
The HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute is a one-day, on-site inaugural educational program that will explore the major initiatives and activities impacting clinicians today. The program will introduce clinicians to informatics concepts that will advance their knowledge base, explore career opportunities and enhance their learning portfolio. Join the discussion on May 16. Complete agenda and registration are now available.

EVENT: HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference
The HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference on June 13 is a one-day educational program that will explore the major core competencies essential to leading a well-run and effective health IT organization today. Nationally recognized speakers will present on topics fostering the development of a successful and rewarding career in healthcare technology while becoming a well-rounded and effective leader in the industry.  We will also offer a CPHIMS Review Course on June 12. Complete agenda and registration are now available.

VIRTUAL BRIEFING: 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.

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
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Calling All Members

HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community is bridging the gap between providers and payers to achieve collaborative care 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 now to join our next meeting on May 15 for our presentation “Administrative Simplification – One Small Step” with guest speaker Jim McCauley, President, Business Architects. 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! HIMSS Seeks Nominations for Federal and Congressional Health IT Leadership Awards
The HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards Work Group is seeking nominations from HIMSS members for the Federal and Congressional Leadership Awards. Click the link above to view the list of award criteria and instructions to submit a nomination.

HIMSS Connected Patient Community
The Connected Patient Community is where volunteer leaders, providers, payers, consultants, vendors, HIT decision makers and industry thought leaders all come together. Our focus is to equip providers, provider organizations, and ACO leaders with information through education, tools and resources to effectively e-engage patients. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events the third Tuesday of most months from 2-3 p.m. (ET).

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). 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.

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.

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 open 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

As President of KnowQ Solutions, Anna Pappas combines over 25 years in healthcare; public sector and higher education process management; application software solutions; and hardware technology to help clients improve efficiencies in the customer/ patient experience, reduce costs and operating procedures while providing key data metrics that measure the  return of investments (ROI). Pappas is a member of the Connected Patient Community and Innovative Technologies Community.

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White Paper: Managing the Unknown. What securing your medical devices means to the safety of your patients. Download Now.

Chapter Events

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

May 17
3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

May 19
4th Annual Golf Tournament

May 20
Heart of America
May Social Event

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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

NEW! June 4
HIMSS Virtual Conference

June 13
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

June 16-17
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

Whitepaper. Unlocking the Potential of Data in Healthcare Transformation. Download Now.

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Corporate Member Spotlight

Morgan Hunter Healthcare specialize in HIS Project Solutions, IT consulting, implementations, migrations, Go Live, Project Management and Activation Support across the USA TeleTracking creates solutions and services which optimize the physical operations of hospitals through real-time management of existing resources, so they can achieve the financial health needed to maintain quality patient care and maximum access.

Qualcomm Life's 2net and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platforms provide the infrastructure for nextgen mobile health solutions. Our innovative technology allows secure and reliable sharing, transmission and cloud storage of biometric data, enabling continuous care so our customers can make informed interventions and better manage at-risk populations.

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iPatientCare is the nation's leading healthcare IT company with a unique distinction of having complete ambulatory and modular inpatient 2014 Edition (Meaningful Use Stage 2) certified EHR products. Voalte is a leading mHealth technology company that offers an all-in-one communication alternative for caregivers. Gartner's hundreds of specialized expert analysts advise thousands of clients every year, including leading health systems around the world. We serve each CIO and other key IT roles with practical research and personalized counsel.

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