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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
What's New

Register & Book Your Hotel for HIMSS15
Registration and hotel booking for the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, April 12-16 in Chicago, is now open. Check the website for the latest updates. Explore HIMSS15>>

Startup Showcase Returns to the mHealth Summit
Learn more about the 70+ mobile health innovators who will join the Startup Showcase at the 2014 mHealth Summit, Dec. 7-11, in Washington DC. Read More...

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

Tools & Resources

HIMSS BOOKS: Managing Stakeholders During Change
Identifying and understanding stakeholders is a critical early step in organizational readiness work. Read this blog post from the authors of the September HIMSS Book of the Month Effective Strategies for CHΔNGE™. Read More...

HIMSS BOOKS: Final Days—Save 20% on Privacy & Security Books
Save 20% in September on print and eBook versions of three best-selling HIMSS Books on privacy & security. Read More...

PUBLICATIONS: The Evolution of Clinical Education
In the September issue of Clinical Informatics Insights, informaticists discuss how informatics education has shifted over the past five years. Read More...

eLEARNING: 2013 mHealth Summit Session Videos
2013 mHealth Session Videos now free for members and non-members. Earn more 14 hours of CAHIMS/CPHIMS CE. Read More...

eLEARNING: The CPHIMS Review Course
Choose from three options for self-paced review training to help you prepare for CPHIMS, from the HIMSS eLearning Academy. Read More...

EVENT: Kennedy to Speak at IBM Health and Social Programs Summit
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy will speak about the imperative for change in the delivery of health and social programs services at IBM's Health and Social Programs Summit, Oct. 20. Read More...

WEBINAR: Fast-Tracking Organizational Readiness for a New EHR
Organizations are moving at an aggressive pace to define their EHR. Gain best practices, as well as readiness strategies to achieve success at this Sept. 24 webinar. Read More...

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS-SIIM Joint Workgroup.
The HIMSS-SIIM Joint Workgroup will hold its first meeting on Oct. 1. Contact Lauren Kaderabek to become involved with the joint workgroup. Read More...

VOLUNTEER: New-to-Informatics Workgroup
The HIMSS Physician Community New-to-Informatics Workgroup seeks volunteers to construct educational webinars, develop community resources and tools, and provide guidance for new-to-informatics physicians. Contact Lauren Kaderabek. Contact>>

AWARDS: Physician IT Leadership Award Nominations
The Physician IT Leadership Award recognizes significant leadership in the area of applying IT to the needs of physicians while serving the Society and/or the industry. Submit your nomination by Oct. 10. Read More...

AWARDS:HIMSS Scholarship Nominations
The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry. Submit your nominations by Oct. 10. 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. Register now to join their Virtual Event on Nov. 13. Read More...

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 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...

Sponsored Content

WHITE PAPER: Surescripts 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings
This report 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. Read More...

WEBINAR: Complex Care, Cutting-Edge Tools: Using Patient Similarity and Predictive Analytics for Better Health Outcomes
View this webinar to see how innovative technologies make it possible to leverage massive amounts of data in order to drive insights that help deliver coordinated, patient-centered care. Get an in-depth look at the solutions that can improve patient experiences and increase the health of populations while reducing costs. View>>

CORPORATE MEMBER WHITE PAPER: Guide to the HIPAA Security Rule
Read this white paper from HIMSS Corporate Member ICE Technologies. Read More...

CORPORATE MEMBER WHITE PAPER: The Recovery Movement:
Read this white paper from HIMSS Corporate Member Netsmart. Read More...

CORPORATE MEMBER WHITE PAPER: Revisiting HIPAA
Read this white paper from HIMSS Corporate Member Ricoh. Read More...

 
MEET OUR MEMBERS

James Whitfill, MD, CIIP, chief medical officer for Scottsdale Health Partners (SHP), is a physician, executive and an entrepreneur. He has served in leadership roles within a variety of settings, including large academic institutions, large physician practices, and clinically integrated organizations. His focus has been on the use of business intelligence for clinical and operational improvement within healthcare organizations; leadership and team development; workflow-focused information technology; as well as technology and cultural issues within corporate mergers.

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From Theory to Action - Put your Data to Work. Register Now. November 20 - 21, 2014. Westin Waterfront, Boston. www.bigdatahitforum.com

CHAPTER EVENTS

Sept. 25
Heart of America
Patient Engagement & Education Event

Sept. 25
Midwest Gateway
Insights on Population Health and Update of the State of Illinois HIE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 25
Using CI to Manage ACO Specialty Care Network

Sept. 26
mHealth & Care Transitions

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

Thru Sept. 30
Book of the Month Sale: Effective Strategies for ChΔnge™'

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



IBM Health and social Programs Summit. October 20 - 21, 2014, Washington, DC. Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. Because everyone matters. Transform Now. Innovate now. Act now. Learn more.

CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE WEEK

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DSS
Encore
Find-A-Code
First Choice Professionals
Greater Houston Healthconnect
Halfpenny Technologies
iCare
ICLOPS
MEDHOST
Mosaica Partners
MyDirectives
Novarad Corporation
Online Tech
PA Consulting Group
Qbase
SA Ignite
Saviance Technologies
Sonitor Technologies
TigerText
TruBridge
Unity Media Group
Versus Technology
Vmware
Voalte
Wellspring Consulting
zCover


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