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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — June 18, 2014  

Book of the Month Explores Social Media in Healthcare • PCHA and HIMSS Sponsor Mobile Health Virtual Event • mHealth Summit Call for Presentations Closes June 27

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What’s New

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Patients Find Community in Social Media
Social media can help patients diagnosed with a serious illness cope, access information, and most critically, find a true sense of community. Continuing our exploration of the HIMSS Book of the Month, Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments, we hear from author Clarissa Schilstra, whose battle against leukemia led her on an unexpected and transformative journey toward creating a social community for patients like her—and what lessons providers can take from her story. Read more>>

VIRTUAL EVENT: Personal Connected Health Alliance Explores Mobile Health Agenda During 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 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>>

EVENT: mHealth Summit Presentations Deadline June 27
The deadline for submitting a presentation for the mHealth Summit, and the new Global mHealth Forum is only 9 days away. The mHealth Summit, and the new Global mHealth Forum with a focus on low and middle income countries, are accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 program now through June 27. Submit your idea and be a part of these dynamic events. Full details on these events, topic areas and submission guidelines are available online. Learn more>>

EVENT: 2014 mHealth Summit Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Join us this year 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 at or 781-762-4122 to discuss a sponsorship package tailored to your needs.

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Virtual Event from HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
There’s still time to register for tomorrow’s Virtual Event, “Providers and Payers: Succeeding in an Era of Consumerism & Transparency,” presented by the HIMSS Provider-Payer Community. Guest speaker Jeff Rice, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Bluebook, will explore the impact that consumerism and transparency are having on payer and provider business models. Leading providers are considering the implications for patients who want to be treated like customers, while progressive payers are evolving their provider strategies from the traditional, “broad networks at any price” to selected networks based on value.

Register for Next Week’s C&BI Community Virtual Event
Register now for the June 26 Virtual Event, “Clinician Network Management,” presented by the HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Community. Speaker J.D. Whitlock, CPHIMS, MBA, MPH, Director, Clinical & Business Intelligence, Catholic Health Partners, will detail how a solid EHR/EMR platform can serve as the digital bedrock to help independent hospitals create the interoperability needed with other care providers for a working ACO.

Tools & Resources

NEW! EVENT: Virtual Conference On-Demand
On-demand access for the June 4 HIMSS Virtual Conference is available and will run through Sept. 4. Register today to access top-notch education and thoughts from a diverse collection of health IT professionals on topics including Meaningful Use, HIPAA privacy and security, and more. Also available is the talk from closing keynoter John D. Halamka, MD, MS, author of GeekDoctor: Life as a Healthcare CIO (HIMSS Books, 2014). Register>>

NEW! WHITE PAPER: Improving the Patient Payment Experience
In a world where patient payments represent an increasingly large portion of a provider’s revenue, and as the healthcare community begins shifting away from a fee-for-service model toward pay-for-performance (and eventually to pay-for-outcomes), this paper from the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force aims to bring greater understanding of the importance of the patient’s impact on revenue cycle operations and success. Read more>>

The Personal Connected Health Alliance is online. Content is regularly added to the website – , so visit often to see what’s new. We’ve also launched on Twitter. Find us at: @PCHAlliance. We want to hear your thoughts and experiences with personal connected health.

BOOK BUNDLE: Save 20% on HIMSS Books’ Patient Engagement and Social Media Titles
Through June 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.

FUTURE CARE: Step Three Toward 'Fixing' Healthcare: Getting the Money Right
Implementing reforms and measuring outcomes are key to fixing healthcare, but equally important is figuring out the best way to pay for it all.

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: PULSE CHECK: How Desktop Virtualization is Changing the Healthcare Industry
Desktop virtualization gives healthcare professionals quick, secure access to patient information - saving time, improving security, and impacting an organization's bottom line. With desktop virtualization, the healthcare industry's landscape is changing.

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: 5 Steps to Success with Stage 2 Meaningful Use
What does Stage 2 Meaningful Use involve for providers? The simple answer is that it raises the bar across the board on what it means to “meaningfully use” an EHR: there are more core measures, new menu measures, and higher reporting thresholds. In addition, the focus of Stage 2 Meaningful Use shifts away from recording and reporting towards care coordination and patient engagement.

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 critical updates on mobile health IT policy, industry thought leadership and the opportunity to network with stakeholders across the mHealth ecosystem. Join us on July 1 at 12 pm (ET), to hear about numerous existing resources, opportunities to engage, and exciting pending resources. E-mail us at for registration.

NEW! VOLUNTEER: Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education 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 or learn more and review past events by visiting the C&BI Community website.

NEW! VOLUNTEER: 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 or learn more and review past events by visiting the Provider-Payer Community website.

PUBLISHING: What Does Innovation Mean for Healthcare
“Innovation” is the latest buzzword in health IT—but what does it mean practically, philosophically and culturally? Those are questions 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.

VOLUNTEER: 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).

VOLUNTEER: 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!
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Chapter Events

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Engaging the Patient

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

June 21-24
HCEA Annual Meeting

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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