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ASID Advances Wellness Agenda with CGI America Commitment
The American Society of Interior Designers announced at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting its commitment to developing protocols that could improve the well-being of 1 million people through better building design and construction. Read More...

mHealth Summit Updates—Registration, Showcases & More
Following are the most recent updates to mHealth Summit 2014 and Global mHealth Forum, Dec. 7-11, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area. Read More...

HIMSS Urges Chapters to Host State Health IT Days
The State Government Affairs team has provided advice to HIMSS chapters on how to hold a State Health IT Day. Read More...

Take Part in National Health IT Week
More than 400 healthcare organizations will partner in National Health IT Week 2014, including providers, patient advocacy groups, professional associations, research organizations, payers, government agencies, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, and health IT vendors. Read More...

Become an Advocate for Your HIMSS Chapter
HIMSS mobilizes its members to successfully accomplish multiple levels of advocacy activities. Chapters are encouraged to designate one or more of their members to act as a “lead” for advocacy. Read More...

Tools & Resources

BOOK OF THE MONTH: The ‘People’ Side of Change
Investing in health IT is impossible without also investing in the people who will use it. Read this blog post from the authors of the September HIMSS Book of the Month Effective Strategies for Change. Read More...

BOOK SALE: Save 20% on HIMSS Books’ Privacy & Security Bundle
Through Sept. 30 save 20% on print and eBook versions of three best-selling HIMSS Books on privacy & security. Read More...

ONLINE LEARNING: Clinical & Business Intelligence
This course from the HIMSS eLearning Academy provides practical knowledge on the planning, data review, analysis, and reporting required in launching and managing a clinical and business analytics initiative. Read More...

ONLINE LEARNING: Health Informatics Training System
The Health Informatics Training System is a training course designed to provide new professionals the basics of health IT and serves as excellent preparation for subsequent system-specific training. Read More...

INTERVIEW: ANI Innovator Profile
The Alliance for Nursing Informatics ANI latest Innovator Profile features an interview with Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions and CPM Consortium. Read More...

CASE STUDIES: 2014 Interoperability Best Practices
View the case study profiles of five Davies Award winners, featuring their best practices around interoperability and clinical outcomes. Read More...

BLOG: Health Information Exchange in Tornado Alley
An insightful look at the value of Health Information Exchange services during and after major national disasters. Read More...

PODCAST: Interoperability & Standards—Standards Maturity
Hans Buitendijk, a leader in the effort to develop appropriate standards and guidance across the healthcare industry, speaks with HIMSS Vice President for Informatics Joyce Sensmeier on the topic of standards maturity. Read More...

WHITE PAPER: Business Case for Interoperability and HIE
Members of the HIMSS Health Information Exchange and Interoperability & Standards Committees developed a comprehensive business case for the adoption of HIE and interoperability across the healthcare industry. Read More...

WEB SERIES: mHealth & Care Transitions
Register for this HIMSS mHealth Community Open Mic series on Sept. 26. The event will feature Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, CEO & Co-Founder, Care at Hand, discussing mHealth & Care Transitions: Supporting Care between Hospitals and Community Organizations. Read More...

WEBINAR: Fast Tracking Organizational Readiness for a New EHR
Register for this Sept. 24 complimentary webinar, which will focus on effective readiness strategies for EHR implementation. Read More...

WEBSITE: Physician Community Usability Workgroup Website
The HIMSS Physician Community Usability Workgroup website is proud to showcase the recent activities and ongoing projects they are working on. Read More...

REPORT: Recommendations for Integrating Technology to Transform Practice
View this Tiger Leadership Report from the Nurse Informatics Executive Workgroup, which seeks to describe leadership’s impact on driving technology, innovation and quality and identifies successful technology innovation in practice. Read More...

ARTICLE: Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks. Read More...

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

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: HIE Toolkit Task Force
The HIE Toolkit Task Force develops impactful tools and resources for the HIMSS HIE, Ambulatory HIE, Enterprise HIE and Public Health & HIE Toolkits. Contact Julie Moffitt to learn more.

VOLUNTEER: Chapter HIE Liaisons
HIMSS Chapter HIE Liaisons are essential to health IT professionals and their communities, helping to build relationships and information to support the development of HIE in their regions. Contact Julie Moffitt to learn more.

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

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community is bridging the gap between providers and payers to achieve collaborative care transformation. Attend their new event this month. Read More...

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (CBI) Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Attend their new event this month. Read More...

CALL: HIMSS15 Physician Poster Sessions
The call for HIMSS15 Physician Poster Sessions is open through Sept. 15. Share your case studies, perspectives and contributions to clinical informatics. Submit...

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Joe Wivoda, MS, CHTS-IM, is the chief information officer at the National Rural Health Resource Center and health IT consultant with Rural Health Innovations in Duluth, Minn. He is also the co-chair of the HIMSS Rural Health IT Community.


Big Data Healthcare Analytics Forum. Better Patient Care. Stronger Financial Performance. Register today. November 20 - 21, 2014. Westin Waterfront, Boston.


Sept. 16-17
Summit of the Southeast


Sept. 15
HIMSS15 Physician Poster Submissions Due

Sept. 15
CPHIMS Review Course—Nashville

Sept. 15-19
National Health IT Week 2014

Sept. 16
Designing EHRs for Clinicians

Sept. 16
Patient Portal Usability

Sept. 18
Using Identity Resolution and Patient Matching to Ensure Patient Safety

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. 25
Using CI to Manage ACO Specialty Care Network

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

Thru Sept. 30
Book of the Month Sale: Effective Strategies for Change

Thru Sept. 30
Book Sale: Privacy & Security Bundle

Oct. 10
HIMSS Award Nominations

Oct. 10
HIMSS Scholarship Applications

Oct. 20-21
FUTURE CARE EVENT: IBM Health and Social Programs Summit

Oct. 29
CPHIMS Review Course—Charlotte, NC

Nov. 20-21
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Dec. 7-11
mHealth Summit

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The Advisory Board Company
Aprima Medical Software
Aruba Networks
Direct Consulting Associates
Get Real Health
Haitai International
Health Care DataWorks
Health Information Associates
INFINITT North America
Innovative Consulting Group
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
MMR Global
QIP Solutions


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