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The Privacy&Security Forum. Protecting Data Assets and Managing Risks. September 8 - 9, 2014. The Westin Boston Waterfront Boston, MA www.HealthPrivacyForum.com
 
WEEK OF AUGUST 6, 2014
What's New

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Usability Evaluation Handbook for Electronic Health Records
Save 20% on print/eBook editions of our August Book of the Month selection. Read More...

Save 20% at the HIMSS Books Summer Sale
Through August 31, save 20% on all print books, eBooks and reports. Read More...

HIMSS Accepting Nominations for NA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
Nominations for the positions on the HIMSS NA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee are due Aug. 22. Read More...

Tools & Resources

IHE North American Connectathon Kick-Off Webinar
Register for the Aug. 25 webinar to learn more about the upcoming IHE North American Connectathon. Register...

Speaker Added to Privacy & Security Forum
Ken Patterson, CISO at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, is joining 36 other speakers at the Privacy & Security Forum, Sept. 8-9. Learn more...

Big Data Event Explores Pop Health, Predictive Analytics & More
Registration is open for the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum to be held in Boston, Nov. 20-21. Learn more...

HIMSS and NACCHO Introduce Public Health & HIE Toolkit
To help public health organizations better understand and use health information exchange, HIMSS and NACCHO collaborated to produce this toolkit. Learn more...

AMA and HIMSS HIE Podcast Series
Download the latest podcasts from the HIE series produced by HIMSS and AMA. Learn more...

Driving Consumer Health and Wellness in a Connected World
Learn about the impact of connected devices in patient wellness; integrating device data into health IT systems; and more during this Sept. 24 webinar. Register...

HIE: Where Do We Go From Here?
During this Sept. 10 event learn how to turn HIE challenges into opportunities by exploring real-world. Register...

OPENPediatrics: Scaling Clinical Knowledge for the 21st Century
This presentation from the Nursing Informatics Task Force describes the OPENPediatrics knowledge exchange platform. View the presentation...

Calling All Members

2014 mHealth Summit Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
Consider a general, product, pavilion or event sponsorship at the 2014 mHealth Summit. Contact Paul Samargedlis

Become a National Health IT Week Partner
National Health IT Week 2014 (Sept. 15-19) offers all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite in support of the benefits of health IT. Become a Partner...

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Medical Practice and Community Health Center Community
This Community unites volunteer leaders on topics such as Meaningful Use, patient engagement and workflow. Contact Valerie Griffen

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 and critical access hospitals. Contact Valerie Griffen

VOLUNTEER: Care Coordination Task Force
This task force develops resources for care coordination and care transitions measures to improve patient outcomes and maximize cost-effectiveness with health IT. Contact Valerie Griffen

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 of EHR Meaningful Use. Contact Valerie Griffen

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. Contact John Sharp

VOLUNTEER: Patient Literacy and Health IT Work Group
Help evaluate the impact of low literacy on patient education and engagement. Contact John Sharp

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 the industry on the vital role played by patient-generated health data in effective health management. Contact Ian Hoffberg

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. Contact John Sharp...

VOLUNTEER: Social Media Task Force
Task force members create resources and lead online discussions to promote the value and application of social media and patient engagement in healthcare. Contact John Sharp...

>VOLUNTEER: HIMSS mHealth Community
The Community provides critical updates on mobile health IT policy, industry thought leadership and the opportunity to network with stakeholders. 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.

Sponsored Content

WHITE PAPER: Surescripts 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings
The report contains the 2013 Safe-Rx Rankings, which measure each state's progress in advancing healthcare safety, efficiency and quality through e-prescribing.

INFOGRAPHIC: PULSE CHECK: How Desktop Virtualization is Changing the Healthcare Industry

WHITE PAPER: The Value of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for Point-of-Care Delivery
This white paper outlines the benefits of adopting a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

WHITE PAPER: Similarity and Predictive Analytics Drive Evidence-based Insights that Improve Outcomes
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
Discover the three strategic tiers CFOs must focus their attention on to help lead health systems toward a successful, sustainable future.

 
MEET OUR MEMBERS

Iris P. Frye, MS, MBA, PMP, CPHIMS, is the outpatient services’ manager for the Information Technology Department at Doctors Community Hospital (DCH), a healthcare system located in Lanham, Md.  Additionally, she is the architect and chair of the newly formed HIMSS African-American Special Interest Group.

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If Louisiana Rural HIX could improve population health after Katrina by deploying a telemedicine solution… what could telemedicine do for your region? www.HIMSSFutureCare.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Thru Aug. 31
HIMSS Books Summer Sale

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

The HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook For Everything You Need to Know About ICD-10. ICD-10 PlayBook. Your Go-To Resource.

CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE WEEK

ADP ADVANCEDMD
AmerisourceBergen
Apollo PACS
Artificial Medical Intelligence
Barco
CenTrak
CompuGroup Medical US
Creekridge Capital
Dodge Communications
Draeger Medical
eClinicalWorks
Fiserv
Gartner
Greenway Medical Technologies
iMDsoft
IPeople
Iron Mountain Incorporated
Leidos Health
LexisNexis
Morgan Hunter Healthcare
NTT DATA Healthcare Technologies
Orion Health
Phoenix Health
Physician Technology Partners
Rogan-Delft BV
Synergen
Wolters Kluwer Health


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CORPORATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Since 1915 Welch Allyn has brought a unique perspective to developing diagnostic solutions and is a leading global manufacturer of EMR-connected vital signs and cardiac monitoring solutions. Only M*Modal delivers the front-end speech that HIT departments and physicians love. Combined with outsourced transcription and coding services, the M*Modal cloud-based architecture is the key to your HIT success. Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.
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PC Connection, Inc. transforms technology into complete solutions that improve efficiency, information, and security so that you can deliver optimal care for your patients. Ascendian Healthcare Consulting ensures our clients the successful strategic design, development and deployment of Enterprise Imaging Transformation. American Consultants works with healthcare organizations on a nationwide basis. We have successfully placed thousands of professionals in executive, financial, clinical, consulting, and HIT roles.
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