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HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition. April 12 - 16, 2013. Chicago,Il. Call for Reviewers. Opens May1 - Closes June 16, 2014. Learn More.
HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — June 11, 2014  

HIMSS call for proposals ends next week • Leveraging social media in healthcare • Join HIMSS review of OMB Occupation Classification Revision

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

What’s New

HIMSS15 Call for Proposals & Reviewers Closes Next Week
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.

Book of the Month: Social Media Slowly Taking Hold in Healthcare
Most people can tell you what social media is, but not many can explain how it can leveraged for their business. This is especially true of healthcare. According to Christina Thielst, editor of a new HIMSS book on social media, healthcare still has a ways to go before it can be considered social media-savvy. The good news, however, is that things are turning around. Read more>>

Join Review of OMB Occupation Classification Revision
HIMSS invites members to participate in a review of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Revision for 2018 Notice as posted in the May 22 Federal Register. The three-session review, to begin June 16, is to account for the health IT jobs that have been created since the last SOC revision. Read more>>

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.

Tools & Resources

NEW! EVENT: CPHIMS Review at GHIT Conference
A CPHIMS review course will be offered on June 16, during the Government Health IT Conference in Washington, DC. The Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) credential validates your knowledge of today’s best practices in health IT. You do not have to register for the full conference to attend the course. Learn more>>

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! VIRTUAL EVENT: The Future of Digital Health
The next Connected Patient Community complimentary event, scheduled for June 17, will feature guest speaker Christopher Wasden, EdD, Executive Director, Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation. Register here>>

NEW! FUTURE CARE: Integrated Practice Units—The First Step Toward 'Fixing' Healthcare
Every once in a while it helps to compare your organization's vision with one that needs to take place across the entire healthcare system. This feature series will look at a large-scale strategy for reform presented in the Harvard Business Review. Read more>>

NEW! EVENT: HCEA Meeting Set for Innovation Center
The HCEA Annual Meeting will be hosted at the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation on June 21-24. It is the premier event for the industry’s leading healthcare exhibit marketers and medical association meeting and exhibition professionals. Participate in 40+ educational workshops, including a presentation on the HIMSS Innovation Center by John Paganini, HIMSS Senior Manager of Interoperability Initiatives. Learn more>>

NEW! EVENT: Innovation HealthJam
Register today for Innovation HealthJam, the first-ever, free virtual event bringing together leaders in healthcare on June 17-19, to engage in discussion, share best practices and stimulate new ideas. The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) and HIMSS will co-host “A Mobile Health Agenda for Transforming Healthcare Delivery.” This 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. Read more>>

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Leidos HealthRevenue Cycle Readiness
Implementation failures are not necessarily a new topic, however, the growing total cost of technology change, increasing reimbursement pressure, and decreasing margins pose risks perhaps greater than ever before for our nation’s health providers. Organizations cannot afford for an information system conversion to negatively impact its revenue cycle functions and cash flow in today’s healthcare environment. Read more>>

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Structured Data
Structured diagnostic data, discrete and codified, is essential to the future of healthcare. As the ACA pushes healthcare organizations towards value-based reimbursement models based on measurable outcomes, the very essence of demonstrating improved outcomes and decreased costs will rely on the use of discrete, codified, structured data. Read more>>

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: The Value of the Laboratory in the New Healthcare Model
As healthcare reform necessitates a shift from a fee-for-service reimbursement model to a value-based model, does the laboratory offer enough value in service and speed of results to convince practice administrators that it needs to stay safely ensconced within the facility? Read more>>

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Location Selection for Life Sciences Investments
Companies choose to deploy assets in a location for a variety reasons; decision drivers range from arbitrary personal preferences to calculated business needs. In the life sciences industry, making informed research decisions is critical, given the time and cost associated with the design, build-out and validation of a manufacturing site or the ecosystem needed for research and development (R&D) success. Read more>>

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Site Selection Labor Market
Considerations for the Life Sciences Industry Labor is generally the most significant decision driver for life sciences companies in both manufacturing and research and development (R&D). Without adequate workforce, R&D becomes stagnant and manufacturing suffers from ramp-up delays, inefficiency and quality issues. Read more>>

NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Privacy Analytics—The Analytic Utility of Anonymized Data
Data has become a precious, prized asset for healthcare organizations looking to control costs and improve patient care that can capture and action the considerable insights of big data. In the era of big data, statisticians and analysts are juggling not just the challenges of sifting through the growing volume, variety and velocity of data, but of safeguarding it under stringent regulatory and legal. Read more>>

Sponsored Content

WEBINAR: Innovation in Action: Next Generation Imaging: A Transformation from Volume to Value
Join the Center for Connected Medicine and executives from UPMC as they share their vision of the Next Generation Imaging (NGI) platform. They discuss some of the current trends in healthcare and challenges in imaging and offer new perspectives on reimagining imaging to improve patient outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

WHITE PAPER: Redesigning Healthcare Delivery through Strategic Initiatives
As interoperability grows and strengthens in organizations, so grows the ability to collect and aggregate more complete data. Read how the sharing of this data can enhance the quality of the American healthcare system and heighten the ability to do so efficiently and cost-effectively.

Calling All Members

NEW! VOLUNTEER: HIMSS mHealth Community
The HIMSS mHealth Community is seeking members for the upcoming fiscal year. The community provides engagement, participation, and resources to support the use of wireless devices in the healthcare setting. This year’s focus is on telemedicine, bio sensors, and remote monitoring. For more information, e-mail

NEW! VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community allows members to share 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 to join our next meeting on June 19 for our presentation “Providers and Payers: Succeeding in an Era of Consumerism & Transparency” with guest speaker Jeff Rice, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Bluebook. For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the Provider-Payer Community website.

NEW! VOLUNTEER: Clinical & Business Intelligence 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 June 26. For more information and to review and listen to past events, visit the C&BI Community web site.

PUBLISHING: 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>>

PUBLISHING: 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.

EXHIBITION: 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.

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 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.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Chad Hiner RN, MS, is director, healthcare industry solutions for nVoq, Inc. He works with nVoq partners and customers developing voice-enabled use cases, providing the clinician perspective for EHR, mobile forms and other applications. He also plays a major role in validation and prioritization of market-driven product requirements.

Read The Full Interview

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

Chapter Events

June 13
Heart of America
Patient Engagement and Education

June 16
Greater Chicago
Charity Golf Tournament

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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

Gain advanced knowledge to lead your health IT organization forward. Leadership Essential Conference Series. June 13, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET Cleveland Convention Center. Register Now.

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Corporate Member Spotlight

Inspired by technology, passionate about results, General Dynamics IT helps health organizations utilize IT for improved outcomes. Learn more at KPMG LLP is a leader in convergence, assisting organizations across the Healthcare and Life Science ecosystem to work together in new ways to transform the business of healthcare. With more than 1,500 U.S. partners and professionals supported by a global network in 150 countries, we offer a market leading portfolio of tools and services focused on helping our clients adapt to regulatory change.

Kryptiq delivers solutions for population health and patient relationship management, enabling providers to identify care opportunities informed by clinical and financial data at the point of care. By unifying care teams and connecting provider organizations to the Surescripts Health Information Network, we help healthcare delivery organizations improve patient care quality, practice efficiency, and accountability.

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Harris Healthcare Solutions supports leading healthcare organizations integrate information from diverse EHRs and other application systems across the care continuum to create a single, 360-degree view of the patient. Harris Healthcare understands complex healthcare delivery organizations, helping them achieve better patient outcomes, clinical and administrative workflow efficiency and stronger collaboration across the healthcare community. Fujitsu is an established leader in the Document Imaging, featuring innovative scanning solutions and services designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the health industry. Comcast Business provides Ethernet, Internet and Voice services that are built for the healthcare industry. We offer 24/7 business support and dedicated local Account Teams.

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