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WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 2014
What's New

PUBLICATIONS: Final Days—20% Off All Pubs During HIMSS Books’ Summer Sale
Now is the time to save on our vast collection of health IT publications. Read More...

HIMSS Members Save 10% at Medical Innovation Summit
HIMSS Members can save 10 percent off the price of registration at the 2014 Medical Innovation Summit. Read More...

Privacy and Security Experts Share Best Practices at Sept. Forum
At next month’s Privacy & Security Forum experts will gather to share information and strategize pressing privacy and security challenges. Read More...

Just Released: 2014 HIMSS Workforce Survey
The 2014 HIMSS Workforce Survey continues research in the hiring practices of the IT vendor industry and provider organizations. Read More...

Tools & Resources

JHIM Seeks Abstracts on IT Infrastructure
JHIM seeks abstracts for its Winter 2015 issue on “IT Infrastructure & Implications: Cloud Computing, Security, Data.” Read More...

BOOK OF THE MONTH: EHR Usability Evaluation Methods
From the Usability Evaluation Handbook for Electronic Health Records, a look at common EHR Usability Evaluation methods. Read More...

WEBINAR: Health Information Exchange: Where Do We Go From Here?
Turn HIE challenges into opportunities through real-world examples of the patient care experience during this Sept. 10 webinar. Read More...

VIRTUAL BRIEFING: Driving Consumer Health & Wellness in a Connected World
During this Sept. 24 virtual briefing, discover the impact of connected devices, integration strategies, and evaluation methods. Read More...

WEBINAR: HIMSS Rural Health Community Kick-Off
At this Sept. 8 event, take an in-depth look at opportunities at HIMSS for your rural health IT organization to get involved with this community. Read More...

BLOG: Challenges of an EHR Implementation
Dr. Philip Bernard, Director of Physician IT Services at the University of Kentucky, shares his challenges of an EHR implementation. Read More...

BLOG: EHR Usability
Dr. Vitaly Herasevich, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine at the Mayo Clinic explores EHR usability. Read More...

eNewsletter: Evolution of the Informatics Professional
Read the August issue of Clinical Informatics Insights as informaticists discuss how informatics has shifted over the past five years. Read More...

PODCAST: Realizing the Value of Health IT
Listen to this podcast with guest Pam Arlotto, author of Rethinking Return on Investment: The Challenge of Accountable Meaningful Use on health IT investments. Listen...

EVENT: IBM Health and Social Programs Summit
This event convenes thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners to discuss best practices and innovations in the fields of Health and Social Programs. Read More...

Calling All Members

Seeking Volunteers for Enterprise Imaging Initiative
HIMSS & SIIM established a Workgroup that provides a platform for sharing enterprise imaging strategies. Read More...

Apply for a HIMSS Scholarship
HIMSS is accepting nominations for scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence. Read More...

Nominate a Colleague for a HIMSS Award
HIMSS is now accepting nominations for awards that recognize significant professional contributions to the field of health IT. Read More...

HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community is bridging the gap between providers and payers to achieve collaborative care transformation. Learn about their Sept. 18 event. Read More...

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.

Sponsored Content

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WEBINAR: Using Patient Similarity and Predictive Analytics for Better Health Outcomes
See how innovative technologies make it possible to leverage massive amounts of data to drive insights that help deliver coordinated, patient-centered care. Read more>>

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. Read>>

 

Explore Tomorrow's Healthcare Today: HIMSS Innovation Center. Learn More.

CHAPTER EVENTS

Sept. 5
Northern Ohio & Western Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapters
Big Data Conference

UPCOMING EVENTS

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
CPHIMS Review Course—Nashville

Sept. 15-19
National Health IT Week 2014

Sept. 18-19
HL7 Payer Summit

Sept. 22
Winter JHIM Abstracts

Sept. 23
The HIMSS Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care Webinar

Sept. 24
Driving Consumer Health and Wellness in a Connected World

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

Oct. 10
HIMSS Award Nominations

Oct. 10
HIMSS Scholarship Applications

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

Oct. 29
CPHIMS Review Course—Charlotte, NC

Nov. 20-21
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

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

1Call, A Division of AMTELCO
ABILITY
Agfa HealthCare
AllMeds, Inc.
Black Box Network Services
Comlink-Medisphere
Dolbey
ECRI Institute
Foothold Technology
HCPro
Moog Medical Devices
Precyse
Premier
S&P Consultants
Spacelabs Healthcare
STANLEY Healthcare
STI Computer Services
Suncoast Solutions
Tellennium


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CORPORATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Intel technologies are enabling large-scale computing to manage big data and extract analytic insights that fuel discoveries, improve efficiencies, and help personalize care IHS is a Best in KLAS Healthcare IT consulting company that provides a proven approach for guiding and assisting organizations in a variety of areas. Our innovative portfolio of services is focused on driving value-based performance improvement quickly and cost-effectively. Nuance is the market leader in clinical understanding solutions. More than 500,0000 clinicians worldwide use Nuance's award-winning, voice-enabled clinical documentation and analytics solutions to boost financial performance and improve patient care
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Sajix Inc is provider of iHelix, a meaningful use certified product connects Patients, Providers and Payers in a seamless manner with an end to end web based integrated EHR product. Iatric Systems helps healthcare providers achieve success by delivering the most comprehensive healthcare IT integration. GSI Healths care coordination solution, GSIHealthCoordinator, unites all providers across organizational boundaries to improve communication, information sharing, care management and analytical reporting for patient care and population health. HIE and Direct Exchange capabilities are built in to our care coordination solution and sold separately.
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