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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — June 4, 2014  

HIMSS Virtual Conference opens today • Leveraging social media in healthcare • Insights into patient portal rollouts

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

What’s New

HIMSS Virtual Conference—On-Demand Access Begins Today
Health IT is facing unique challenges of meeting Meaningful Use and other regulatory requirements, reducing cost, and improving patient experience and population health, as well as transitioning to value-based models. The HIMSS Virtual Conference presents an opportunity to hear from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) representatives about latest updates on Meaningful Use. Other experts and health IT leaders will address various pressing topics, including HIPAA privacy and security, Health IT’s challenges and opportunities under Accountable Care Act, and health IT leadership and success story. The closing keynoter will be John D. Halamka, MD, MS, author of GeekDoctor: Life as a Healthcare CIO (HIMSS Books, 2014). Register today.

What Enables Innovation in Healthcare?
That’s the question posed in the Fall 2014 issue of the HIMSS peer-reviewed Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM). JHIM is seeking abstracts for its forthcoming issue on “Innovation in Health IT: Bringing Creativity to the Industry’s Most Pressing Challenges.” JHIM accepts case studies, literature reviews, industry analysis, and informed, researched essays. Read more about the topic and requirements>>

Book of the Month: Leveraging Social Media in Healthcare
The new business of healthcare requires leaders to successfully leverage social technologies and branded social media channels. This is easier said than done. A new book Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments (HIMSS Books, 2014) will show you how to take the social media initiatives in your enterprise beyond marketing, public relations and branding functions and leverage it successfully for education, support, collaboration, communications, fundraising and engagement. Available in print and eBook editions. Read more at this blog post by the book’s editor Christina Thielst, MHA, FACHE (@Cthielst), then join a HIMSS Group LinkedIn discussion with other health IT professionals.

Privacy & Security Forum: Mayo’s Tricks of the Trade for Portals
Working on the patient portal portion of Stage 2 meaningful use? Officials at Mayo Clinic will offer some valuable insight into their own portal rollout at the Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, June 16-17. At the Forum, Mayo’s Dr. Mark Parkulo, Vice Chair, Meaningful Use Coordinating Group, and Barbara McCarthy, Privacy Officer, will explain how the clinic is poised to meet MU Stage 2 in July. They are two of 35 speakers who will present 20 sessions at the forum on topics ranging from cyber security, insider threats, BYOD, securing medical devices, OCR audits and more. Read More>>

Register Today for the June Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition
As budgets tighten, workforces shrink, ICD-10 looms, more consumers enter the healthcare system and you still struggle with meaningful use — challenges remain and change is constant. Join us for the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition. Find the knowledge and network that empowers you to implement solutions that reduce costs while still delivering quality patient care. This event takes place June 17-18, in Washington, DC. Register here.

Tools & Resources

NEW! BLOG: Re-Imagining Patient Engagement
For too many years, healthcare has celebrated the “compliant” patient—the person who takes the care plan, the medication regimen and lives by it. This language implies passivity. Providers have taught patients that their role is to be passive, but they also worry that patients are not taking responsibility for their own health — yet they can’t have it both ways. Read this new blog post from Jan Oldenburg, editor of the 2013 HIMSS Book of the Year, Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement,available in print and eBook editions.

NEW! BLOG: mHealth Apps Revolution—Are We There Yet?
The ubiquity of mHealth apps makes it imperative to understand the usefulness of these apps. There are different methods applied to identify the usefulness of these apps depending on their functionality rather than on the basis of downloads. In this blog post, learn more about the Total App Score (TAS), is an objective method to qualify apps on the basis of five matrices. The post was written by Muhammad Nauman, MD, MS, authors of a chapter in mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier (HIMSS Books, 2014).

NEW! BLOG: New Things in mHealth Text Messaging
Text messaging is the No. 1 communication tool for the younger generation. For this reason, organizations are realizing the powerful potential of text messaging to reach teens and young adults as a positive influence in the healthcare sector. Read this new blog post from Noel Chandler and Marilyn Teplitz, MBA, FHIMSS, authors of a chapter in mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier (HIMSS Books, 2014).

NEW! Save 20% on HIMSS Books’ Patient Engagement and Social Media Titles
From June 1-30, save 20 percent when you purchase the HIMSS Books’ “Engage” bundle, which includes Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments and HIMSS 2013 Book of the Year Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement. The bundle is available in print and eBook editions.

NEW! 2014 mHealth Summit—Back and Better Than Ever
The 2014 mHealth Summit, global convener of the growing mobile and personal health ecosystems, will focus on the disruptions, challenges and opportunities of the expanding integration of mobile and wireless technologies into the healthcare system. Check out our new website, logo, partners, expanded programming and pavilions! Read More>>

NEW! mHealth Explored During Innovation HealthJam
HIMSS and the Personal Connected Health Alliance will co-host “A Mobile Health Agenda for Transforming Healthcare Delivery” during Innovation HealthJam, a free virtual event on June 17-19. The track to will call on the wisdom of the crowd, together with some of the leading thinkers in digital health, to brainstorm top priorities for a mobile health agenda.

NEW! FUTURE CARE: Your Health—More than Just How You Feel
We must consider all of the possibilities to improve engagement across all the participants in healthcare, say two healthcare strategists. And that includes knowing how much of the world around us impacts our health.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Six Keys for a Successful BI & Analytics Program
Organizations should take the time to fully understand, articulate, and categorize the various types of users based on their BI&A requirements. Equally important, they should explore what users are doing on their own, and why they are doing it. The invaluable insights gleaned from this effort are often humbling, and always profoundly valuable to establishing BI&A. Read more in this Santa Rosa Consulting white paper.

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: HIPAA and Technology
Although HITECH expanded the scope of HIPAA and set aside funds for enforcement, true understanding of enforcement and guidance action began with the most recent Omnibus Final Rule. As a result, more organizations are increasing their budgets for IT compliance-related initiatives than in previous years. Read more in this ViaWest white paper.

Sponsored Content

NEW! VIDEO: A Day in the Life of Dr. Jim Roland
Watch this 2-minute video to see how VMware Horizon View helps Dr. Roland get fast secure access to his patient’s information from anywhere, on any device, so that he can make the best possible patient care decisions based on the latest information.

NEW! VIDEO: Peconic Bay Medical Center Case Study
PBMC’s CEO, CIO and clinicians discuss how desktop virtualization has significantly increased efficiency and reduced the burden on clinicians. Find out how tap and go access to information allows for more time with patients resulting in greater clinician and patient satisfaction.

NEW! WHITE PAPER: Academic Medical Centers: Disrupt, Transform and Grab the Mantle of Change
The winners of the future state of health care will be those that radically transform their philosophy and approach to achieving their important missions. Discover the four critical steps necessary for AMCs to thrive in today’s healthcare economy.

Calling All Members

NEW! Call for Manuscripts—Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
OJNI is seeking manuscripts that represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice and are of interest to a nursing informatics audience. All manuscripts must represent original, unpublished material. Interested authors are encouraged to visit the OJNI webpage to learn more about the submission process.

NEW! mHealth Summit Call for Presentations Deadline Approaching
The mHealth Summit, and the new Global mHealth Forum with a focus on low and middle income countries, are now accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 program. Click here for full details and to view topic areas and submission guidelines. The deadline is June 27.

NEW! mHealth Summit Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Open
Join the mHealth Summit as an exhibitor and consider a general, product, pavilion or event sponsorship to maximize your exposure and ROI. We will work with you to create a package for any budget and to help position your company in front of our audience, representing all 50 states and 65 countries. Contact Paul Samargedlis or call 781-762-4122.

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 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.

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. 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.

HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition April 12 - 16, 2015 Chicago, IL. Call for Reviewers. Learn More. Opens May1 - Closes June 16, 2014.

Chapter Events

June 6
Northern Ohio
The Winds of Change: The Impacts of Information Technology on the Economy of Healthcare & Patient Outcomes

June 7
Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

June 10
Midwest Gateway
Summer Social

June 13
Heart of America
Patient Engagement and Education

June 16
Greater Chicago
Charity Golf Tournament

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

June 4
HIMSS Virtual Conference

June 13
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Conference

June 13
HIMSS Innovation Center—Mobile App Workshop

NEW! June 13
Webinar: Welcome to the Wonderful Field of Health IT

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

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Corporate Member Spotlight

Curaspan is the leading provider of patient-transition solutions that help the top healthcare providers nationwide manage all aspects of transition planning. Its best-in-breed point solutions automate transition of care workflows to create efficiencies and reduce process variation. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise: wired, wireless and voice networks for hospitals like yours. Application-fluent networks. Collaborative conversations.

CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) is the US division of CompuGroup Medical AG – one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CGM US works to synchronize healthcare systems with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.

Visit Curaspan Health Group, Inc. online

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Visit CompuGroup Medical online

CareCloud is a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and medical billing software and services for medical groups. S&P Consultants is a leading independent provider of healthcare information technology consulting. With an emphasis on clinical systems we offer consulting services ranging from executive advisory to system implementation, optimization and support. AirStrip ONE(R) is the first complete, enterprise-wide clinical mobility solution, setting the industry standard for enterprise-wide clinical mobility. It can transform the practice of healthcare by giving clinicians access to patient information anytime, anywhere.

Visit CareCloud online

Visit S&P Consultants, Inc. online

Visit AirStrip online

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