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HIMSS Weekly Insider
In This Issue — July 30, 2014  

HIMSS15 Poster Presentation submissions due Friday • Save the Date: HIMSS Books Summer Sale • Webinar: Navigating ONC HIT Certification

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What’s New

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>>

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>>

SAVE THE DATE: HIMSS Books Summer Sale
From Aug. 1-31, HIMSS Books is offering a 20% discount on all print books, eBooks and reports. Choose from dozens of titles on the hottest health IT topics, including mobile health, clinical & business intelligence, privacy, security, and more. Explore>>

Tools & Resources

NEW! Webinar: Navigating ONC HIT Certification
CCHIT’s webinar on August 6 offers a healthcare provider’s perspective from Dr. John Halamka. Join Alisa Ray, CEO of CCHIT, and John Halamka, MD, MS, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medication Center, for their conversation on managing the ONC health IT certification process and attesting to Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Register For This Event >>

NEW! EVENT: IBM Health and Social Programs Summit
Supported by HIMSS Future Care, this event convenes 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. Register>>

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. Learn more>>

Sponsored Content

NEW! WHITE PAPER: Surescripts 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings
In this report, find the evolution of Surescripts in addition to the industry's progress. The report also contains the 2013 Safe-Rx Rankings, which measure each state's progress in advancing healthcare safety, efficiency and quality through the adoption and use of e-prescribing.

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.

NEW! WHITE PAPER: The Value of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for Point-of-Care Delivery
This white paper outlines the benefits of adopting a VDI and goes beyond the usual IT-centric discussion to explore the ways in which VDI improves clinical workflow at the actual point of care, where it matters most.

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.

NEW! WHITE PAPER: The Evolving Role of the CFO
Getting equipped for a new financial landscape description - Discover the 3 strategic tiers CFOs must focus their attention on to help lead health systems toward a successful, sustainable future.

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
HIMSS is seeking insight about nurses employed by a vendor organization in the health IT field. The survey will explore job responsibilities, organizational information and barriers to success. The survey closes July 25.Take the survey>>

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 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 today.

Members In Action

Learn more about this week's featured member

Nicole Mohiuddin MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, is director of clinical informatics for ESI Healthcare Business Solutions.  Responsible for providing clinical leadership for the development and integration of new healthcare analytics that support population health risk management, she is creating new ways to resolve healthcare challenges and improve the delivery of patient care.

Read The Full Interview

Book of the Month. Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction. Order Here. discount code JULBOM.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Thru July 31
HIMSS Books CDS Sale

Thru July 31
HIMSS Books Analytics in Healthcare Sale

Aug. 1-31
Book of the Month: Usability Evaluation Handbook for Electronic Health Records

Aug. 1-31
HIMSS Books Summer Sale

Aug. 6
WEBINAR: Innovation is the Cornerstone of Launching a New Hospital

Aug. 8
WEBINAR: The Road to Certification: CPHIMS & CAHIMS

Aug. 13
Clinical Engineering-IT Town Hall—FAQs on Wireless Technologies

Thru Aug. 22
HIMSS Nominations—NA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee

Thru Sept 4
EVENT: Virtual Conference On-Demand

Sept. 8-9
Privacy & Security Forum

Sept. 10
Webinar: Health Information Exchange: Where Do We Go From Here?

Sept. 11-13
IHE International World Summit

Sept. 15-19
National Health IT Week 2014

Sept. 18-19
HL7 Payer Summit

Sept. 27-Oct 2
AHIMA Conference (HIMSS Discount)

Oct. 19-22
FUTURE CARE EVENT: IBM Health and Social Programs Summit

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Corporate Member Spotlight

Esri's innovative mapping software solutions help health organizations use and compare disparate datasets— such as emergency room and immunization registries —to detect and manage disease outbreaks. Perceptive Software healthcare solutions close the content gaps in your existing systems. We combine ECM, VNA and image connectivity technology to deliver patient content within the EMR.

Dodge Communications is an integrated PR and marketing agency that accelerates the growth of innovative healthcare companies through strengthened brand awareness, enhanced thought leadership and increased demand.

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Ciena, the network specialist, provides leading insight and network innovation to optimize infrastructure for secure, seamless access to critical data and systems - giving care providers and patients the information they need, exactly when they need it. Divurgent is a national healthcare IT consulting firm, committed to healthcare evolution by improving operational effectiveness, financial performance, and quality of patient care. Explorys provides the healthcare industry a secure, cloud-based analytics platform that leverages big data to transform care delivery.

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