Book of the Month—See How One Health System Leverages Social Media • Check out new virtual event listings • mHealth Summit Call for Presentations Closes Friday
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Download the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey
Recognizing the growing number of healthcare organizations starting to use cloud services to host applications and data using a software-as-a-service model, HIMSS Analytics wanted to understand the challenges, barriers and successes healthcare organizations may be having with cloud services. The result is the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey. Access to the survey is free upon completing a short demographics form. Learn more>>
Final Days—Save 20% on ‘Engagement’ Books
This is your last chance to save 20 percent on HIMSS Books’ ‘Engagement’ book package, which includes the best-selling Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments and HIMSS 2013 Book of the Year Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement. The bundle, available in print and eBook editions, will be on sale through June 30.
mHealth Summit Presentations Deadline is Friday
The deadline for submitting a presentation for the mHealth Summit and the new Global mHealth Forum is only two days away. The Summit and Forum are accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 program 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>>
PUBLISHING: JHIM Innovation Abstracts Due Next Week
“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>>
Tools & Resources
NEW! BOOK OF THE MONTH: ‘Intermountain Moms’ Find Innovative Ways to Engage Patients
Intermountain Healthcare is one of the country’s most innovative health systems, but its initial forays into social media made its leadership realize it needed a plan to organize its social channels. In this essay, adapted from a chapter in Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments (HIMSS Books, 2014), author Craig Kartchner describes how Intermountain created a centrally developed, system-wide group of social channels organized primarily by a service line that seeks organic growth through actionable content and focuses on meaningful engagement. Learn more>>
2014 mHealth Summit Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Join the 2014 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. E-mail Paul Samargedlis or call 781-762-4122 to discuss a sponsorship package tailored to your needs. Learn more>>
NEW! VIRTUAL EVENT: Accountable Care Obstacles
Register for tomorrow’s virtual event, “Accountable Care Obstacles: The Holy Grail of Value Based Analytics and Why We Aren’t Close Yet,” presented by the HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (CBI) Community. Featuring guest speaker J.D. Whitlock, CPHIMS, MBA, MPH, Vice President, Clinical & Business Intelligence, Catholic Health Partners, the presentation will evaluate the current real world roadblocks to achieving Triple Aim and consider practical solutions. Learn more>>
NEW! VIRTUAL EVENT: Health Story Project
Take a journey through transformative patient care delivery by exploring the HIMSS Health Story Project. Discover how comprehensive electronic records can tell a patient's complete health story, improving information integration and interoperability. This virtual event will be hosted on June 30. Learn more>>
NEW! VIRTUAL EVENT: Challenges for Next-Generation Workforce Development and Diversity in Health IT
Looking to define trends and highlight barriers in the health IT workforce? Or looking for success factors to develop your career in health IT? This virtual event on July 22 will elevate your knowledge to become a leader in the next phase of transformative healthcare. Learn more>>
NEW! VIRTUAL EVENT: Navigating Changes that Impact Financial Information Systems and Health Insurance Marketplaces
The October ICD-10 implementation date may have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from the delay. Get the tools you need to create a plan of action that ensures a successful transition to ICD-10 in your organization. Estimate the financial impact, discuss challenges of privacy and security, and discover the difference between the existing and new implementation regulations. This virtual event will be hosted on July 30. Learn more>>
NEW! VIRTUAL EVENT: Improving the Health of High-Risk Populations with Mobile
ED visits represent only 2 percent to 7 percent of healthcare spending in the U.S., but some patients do not have other sources of care which forces them to become users of high-cost healthcare resources. To improve the health of these high-risk populations, utilizing mHealth has shown strong potential to prevent long-term healthcare use of these patients. Join this virtual event on July 17. Learn more>>
NEW! TOOLS: New Resources for Medical Practices
HIMSS volunteer subject matter experts created new tools and resources to address the challenges and opportunities that are unique to medical practices. These include a pre-and post-payment Meaningful Use audit podcast series; an "Ask the Expert" series, which includes topics such as Meaningful Use, care coordination and patient engagement; the Electronic Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec) Resource Center, a HIMSS library that will teach you everything you need to know about electronic medication reconciliation and includes toolkits, general resources, incentive program guidance, and studies and analysis; and blogs.
NEW! WHITE PAPER: ICD-10 Testing Guidance
An important part of preparing for the transition to ICD-10 is conducting comprehensive end-to-end testing using a wide variety of code sets and scenarios. The HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force published this paper to provide guidance to health plans and providers on testing the vast amount of coding changes that will occur with ICD-10. Read more>>
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! FUTURE CARE: The Final Step Toward 'Fixing' Healthcare
While new care configurations and new forms of payment will be critical to 'fixing' healthcare, Michael Porter and Thomas Lee end their Harvard Business Review proposal with a reminder of the importance of IT. Learn more>>
NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Healthcare Convergence, Communication and Collaboration
Healthcare is undergoing a transformation that is changing the way care is delivered and paid for. Understanding the process of convergence can help us navigate this change successfully. Read more>>
NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Benefits and Lessons Learned From Early Adopters
Despite an increase in automation and availability of digital health data, healthcare continues to be challenged by inefficiencies. It is estimated that more than $2 trillion US is wasted annually through inefficiencies in the management and delivery of health services. These inefficiencies have been tied to ineffective data gathering, sharing and use. Read more>>
NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: The De-identification Maturity Model
Privacy Analytics has developed the “De-identification Maturity Model” or “DMM” as a formal framework for evaluating the maturity of anonymization services within an organization. The framework gauges the level of an organization’s readiness and experience with respect to anonymization in terms of people, processes, technologies and consistent measurement practices. The DMM is used as a measurement tool and enables the enterprise to implement a fact-based improvement strategy. Read more>>
NEW! Corporate Member White Paper: Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Because of the growing healthcare cost burden on profitability, employers are increasingly shifting cost to employees. At the same time, employers seek to slow rising costs and improve productivity through investing in health and wellness initiatives, aiming at engaging employees and their families. Employers have found that incentives can increase engagement with these programs; in fact about 70 percent of employers currently offer some sort of wellness incentive. But what works? Read more>>
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
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 mHealth@HIMSS.org for registration.
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.
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: 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!
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 www.himssglobalsolutions.org today.