mHealth Summit registration opens • Book of the Month explore ‘Analytics in Healthcare’ • Johns Hopkins CISO joins Privacy & Security Forum
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Johns Hopkins CISO Joins Privacy & Security Forum
Darren Lacey, the CISO for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, will join the speaker line-up for the Privacy & Security Forum in Boston, Sept. 8-9. Read more>>
2014 mHealth Summit Registration Opens
Register for the 2014 mHealth Summit prior to Sept. 15 and benefit from early registration savings. Read more>>
BOOK OF THE MONTH: Gensinger Discusses ‘Analytics in Healthcare’
Raymond A. Gensinger discusses his new book Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction—on sale now— and the best practices every forward-thinking healthcare organization needs to know. Watch>>
HIMSS Accepting Nominations for NA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
Nominations are being accepted for the positions on the HIMSS North America Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Nominations are due Aug. 22. Learn more>>
Tools & Resources
NEW! Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014
Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014, Oct. 30-31, in Boston, provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. Read more>>
NEW! Health Information Exchange: Where Do We Go From Here?
Join this Sept. 10 webinar and find out how to turn your HIE challenges into opportunities by exploring real-world examples of the patient care experience from federal, state and provider perspectives. Register for the live event or on-demand.
NEW! The Personal Connected Health Alliance is online!
We’re regularly adding to our web site, so visit often to see what’s new. We’ve also launched on Twitter, @PCHAlliance. We want to hear your thoughts and experiences with personal connected health.
NEW! Innovation in Action: The Rebirth of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Are you looking for state-of-the-art approaches to enhance the quality of patient care in your new healthcare community? Join this Aug. 6 webinar and discover the critical impact of innovation in launching a new hospital.
NEW! Navigating Changes that Impact Financial Information Systems and Health Insurance Marketplaces
Get the tools you need to create a plan of action that ensures a successful transition to ICD-10 in your organization during this July 30 webinar. Register now>>
NEW! UPCOMING EVENT: IBM Health and Social Programs Summit
This event convenes a global network of thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners to discuss industry trends and directions, and compare best practices and leading technology innovations in the fields of health and social programs. Save the date and register now. This event is supported by HIMSS Future Care.
NEW! WEBINAR: The Road to Certification: CPHIMS & CAHIMS
Attend this informational session on various aspects of obtaining the CPHIMS and CAHIMS credentials. This webinar occurs on Aug. 8. Register>>
NEW! Attend the HL7 Payer Summit
The two-day summit features influential industry speakers offering strategic direction and practical information on interoperability for healthcare payers. The event occurs Sept. 18-19, in Chicago. Read more>>
Save 20% on HIMSS Books ‘CDS’ Bundle
Save 20 percent through July 31 when you purchase HIMSS Books’ clinical decision support bundle, featuring two best-selling titles that will help you and your organization implement or refine a CDS program. Purchase here>>
TOOLKIT: Public Health & HIE Toolkit
HIMSS and the National Association of County and City Health have collaborated to produce the Public Health & HIE Toolkit, which will help public health departments better understand HIEs. Learn more>>
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. Read more>>
WHITE PAPER: Clinic-in-a-Box
The acquisition of specialty services or physician practices by hospitals, is an attractive decision for a hospital's board of directors. However, for the people tasked with integrating these organizations and businesses into the IT infrastructure of the hospital, the challenges can be daunting. This white paper examines how hospitals can rapidly get new sub-acute facilities on-line with minimal hassle.
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: Similarity and Predictive Analytics Drive Evidence-based Insights that Improve Outcomes
Health and social care expenditures are soaring. Meeting the demands of changing expectations, new competition, legislative reform and decreasing reimbursements and funding is hampered by several different issues. Find out how IBM Advanced Care Insights supports a person-centered approach to health and social care.
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.
Calling All Members
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. Contact Paul Samargedlis at or 781-762-4122 to discuss a sponsorship package tailored to your needs.
One Voice, One Vision: Show Your Commitment to Health IT
National Health IT Week 2014 (Sept. 15-19) offers all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite in support of the benefits of health IT. There is no cost for National Health IT Week 2014 Partnership, but your organization must be a member. Become a Partner>>
HIMSS 2014 Nurses in HIT-Vendor Survey
As an expansion of our previous data collections on the Nursing Informatics Community, we are seeking insight about nurses in the health IT field, employed by a vendor organization. Read more>>
OPEN CALL: HIMSS15 Poster Presentation Submissions
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster session at HIMSS15 in Chicago. The call for proposals closes Aug. 1. Learn more and apply>>
VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Medical Practice and Community Health Center Community
This Community unites volunteer leaders, providers, REC staff, consultants, vendors, decision makers and industry thought leaders on topics such as Meaningful Use, patient engagement and workflow. Community membership is open to all current HIMSS members. Contact Valerie Griffen to register.
VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Rural Health IT Community
Join industry experts for an in-depth look at the expanding role of health IT for rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, networks and medical practices during this quarterly webinar series. Community membership is open to all current HIMSS members. Contact Valerie Griffen to register.
VOLUNTEER: Care Coordination Task Force
This task force will develop resources and tools on how care coordination and care transitions measures can be achieved to improve patient outcomes and maximize cost-effectiveness with health IT. This task force meets monthly via WebEx. Contact Valerie Griffen to register.
VOLUNTEER: Value of HIT and Meaningful Use Task Force
This task force provides feedback on Meaningful Use public comment periods for eligible providers. It also publishes business cases and success stories that highlight the improved patient care, cost-effectiveness and efficiencies that can result from EHR implementations and achieving Meaningful Use. This task force meets monthly via WebEx. Contact Valerie Griffen to register.
VOLUNTEER: Value of Provider-Patient Engagement Task Force
Task force members build tools, resources and provide industry leadership while focusing on the four "pillars" of successful provider-patient engagement. This task force meets monthly via WebEx, and all current HIMSS members may participate. Contact John Sharp for more information.
VOLUNTEER: Patient Literacy and Health IT Work Group
Help evaluate the impact of low literacy on patient education and engagement. The task force looks at reading literacy, primary and secondary languages and familiarity with using IT tools to engage. This task force meets monthly via WebEx, and all current HIMSS members may participate. Contact John Sharp for more information.
VOLUNTEER: Connected Patient Community
The HIMSS Connected Patient Community brings together HIMSS thought leaders and focuses on equipping clinicians with education, tools and resources to effectively e-engage patients to improve outcomes and achieve incentive programs. Register>>
VOLUNTEER: Patient-Generated Health Data Task Force
This task force educates HIMSS members and the industry on the vital role played by patient-generated health data plays in effective health management by individuals, caregivers, and healthcare teams through resources and online discussions. This task force meets monthly via WebEx. Contact Ian Hoffberg for more information.
VOLUNTEER: Patient Engagement with Patient-Centered Care Teams Task Force
This task force focuses on how to utilize health IT to enhance the patient engagement through a patient-centered care team approach. This task force meets monthly via WebEx, and all current HIMSS members may participate. Contact John Sharp for more information.
VOLUNTEER: Social Media Task Force
Task force members create resources and lead online discussions to promote the value and application of social media use and patient engagement in healthcare settings/environments. This task force meets monthly via WebEx, and all current HIMSS members may participate. Contact John Sharp for more information.
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. E-mail mHealth@HIMSS.org for registration.
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.