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In This Issue — May 21, 2014  

Final days of the HIMSS Books Resource sale • Updated Roadmap on mobile apps • Register for next month’s HIMSS Virtual Conference

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What’s New

Davies Awardee Honored in Congressional Record
Children’s Hospital Dallas, winner of the 2013 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award, was honored with a commendation placed in the Congressional Record by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson. Read more>>

Patients Need Bigger Role in 'Evidence-Based' Conversations
There's a lot of talk about putting patients at the center of the healthcare relationship, but patient advocates suggest providers need to listen better, too. Read more>>

Halamka Closing Keynoter at the HIMSS Virtual Conference
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, will be the closing keynoter at the HIMSS Virtual Conference. Dr. Halamka is a popular blogger, and, most recently, author of the HIMSS Books best-seller GeekDoctor: Life as a Healthcare CIO. On-demand access to the HIMSS Virtual Conference begins June 4 and will remain available to attendees until Sept. 4. Click here to register and learn more.

Tools & Resources

REPORT: Download Updated Mobile Health IT Roadmap on Apps
An updated version of the Mobile Health IT Roadmap from the HIMSS mHealth Community dedicates itself to mobile apps. Complete the brief demographic form to download Mobile Health Apps: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Stakeholders. To participate in the mHealth Community, e-mail your interest to

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Using Texts to Change Behavior
In this blog post, Tina Koro, MPH, of Santech, explores text messaging as a vehicle for behavior change in patients, as well as the key factors in developing a scalable text messaging program for your organization. The post is based on Ms. Koro’s chapter in HIMSS Book of the Month for May, mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier. Join a HIMSS Group LinkedIn discussion on using text messaging to modify patient behavior.

BLOG: All Politics is Local
Throughout the United States today, over 60 HIMSS Chapter Advocates are actively engaging state legislators through planning and facilitating advocacy outreach campaigns alongside their local chapters. The Chapter Advocacy Roundtable provides a networking and educational opportunity for Chapter Advocates to promote chapter-level advocacy programs at the grassroots level in coordination with the HIMSS advocacy and public policy Board-approved agenda. Read more

EVENT: Mobile App Workshop at HIMSS Innovation Center
The FDA recently published its final guidance on mobile medical apps, and while helpful, the guidance leads to more questions. This workshop, hosted at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland on June 13, will focus on answering those questions for app developers in or close to FDA regulated territory. Register here. More on the HIMSS Innovation Center>>

HIMSS BOOKS: Final Week to Save 20% at ‘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. 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.

EVENT: June Privacy & Security Forum
The Privacy and Security Forum, presented by HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News, will be held from 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.

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 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.

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Calling All Members

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.

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). 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 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). 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.

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
OJNI is currently seeking experienced peer reviewers to review manuscripts to enhance nursing informaticist knowledge for nurses working in diverse settings. Time commitment is limited to 4-6 hours per manuscript. Peer reviewer qualifications include previous peer review/publication experience; familiar with APA; Masters-level education; and nursing informatics expertise. If you would like to receive more information about becoming a peer reviewer, click here!

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.

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Chapter Events

May 29
New York
3rd Annual Western New York HIT Conference

May 29
North Dakota
2014 ND HIMSS Chapter Spring Conference

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Thru May 24
HIMSS14 Online

June 1-3
Health Datapalooza 2014

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

Protecting Data Assets and Managing Risks. June 16 - 17, 2014. Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

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