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WEEK OF October 1, 2014
What's New

EVENT: CMS Analytics Leader Headlines Big Data Event
Niall Brennan, acting director of the Offices of Enterprise Management at CMS will speak at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum next month in Boston. Read More...

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on A Guide to EHR Adoption
The HIMSS Book of the Month for October is A Guide to EHR Adoption Implementation through Organizational Transformation. Save 20% on this title thru Oct. 31. Read More...

HIMSS BOOKS:Save 20% on ‘Industry Essentials’ Bundle
Thru Oct. 31, save 20 percent on the ‘Industry Essentials’ collection, four titles selected by the editors of HIMSS Books as the must-have texts for any professional in the health IT industry.  Read More...

National Health IT Week 2014: Key Takeaways
View the most recent Nursing Informatics Task Force presentation—National Health IT Week 2014: Key Takeaways. Read More...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month
HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance and numerous other Champions in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month, held annually in October. Read More...

NantWorks Founder Opening Keynote at 2014 mHealth Summit
NantWorks Founder and Chairman, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, will help open the 6th Annual mHealth Summit with a keynote address on Dec. 8. Read More...

HIMSS15: Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, April 12-16. Register...

Tools & Resources

eLEARNING: Optimizing IT's Customer Service
This HIMSS eLearning Academy course covers the relationship between IT customer service and pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Read More...

eLEARNING: Annual Conference Physician and Nursing Education
Access physician and nursing continuing education from the 2013 and 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. Read More...

CAREER SERVICES: University Discount Programs
Through a new collaboration, HIMSS members and their family members are eligible for scholarships on Brandeis University’s fully online Master of Science in Health and Medical Informatics and Master of Science in Bioinformatics programs. Read More...

EVENT: 2014 Medical Innovation Summit
Join more than 1,500 senior executives, investors, entrepreneurs and clinicians who will discuss investable innovations that can lead to the detection and treatment of cancer at the 2014 Medical Innovation Summit in October. Read More...

WEBINAR: Capturing Nontraditional Determinants of Health in the EHR
This Oct. 15 webinar will show how utilizing successful strategies of screening, management and referral processes in an EHR system will allow for optimal patient care. Read More...

WEBINAR: Creating and Sustaining Patient Engagement
This Oct. 21 webinar will explore developing a patient and family engagement initiative in your organization. Read More...

Calling All Members

Show Support for Flexibility in Health IT Reporting Act
The Flexibility in Health IT Reporting (Flex-IT) Act of 2014 is important legislation would ensure that healthcare providers receive the flexibility they need to successfully comply with HHS’ Meaningful Use Program. 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...

VOLUNTEER: Privacy & Security Toolkit Content Review Task Force
This task force maintains and updates the HIMSS Privacy & Security Toolkit. Contact Mike Kroll to learn more.
VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force
This task force monitors the healthcare privacy and information security policy environment to help HIMSS develop written responses to these items. Contact Mike Kroll to learn more.
VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Cloud Computing Work Group
This work group provides information on how to realize the benefits of cloud computing and developing updated guidance relating to developments in cloud solutions. Contact Mike Kroll to learn more.
EVENT: Physician Meaningful Use Dinner & NI Institute
HIMSS will host a Physician Meaningful Use Dinner Event and a Nursing Informatics Institute at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Dec. 11-12. Register for the MU dinner and the NI Institute here.
VOLUNTEER: New-to-Informatics Work Group
The HIMSS Physician Community New-to-Informatics Work Group is seeking volunteers who will help construct educational webinars, develop community resources and tools and provide guidance in this evolving field. Contact Lauren Kaderabek for more information.
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...
AWARD: Nominations for HIMSS Health IT Awards
The 2014 HIMSS Awards Program recognizes outstanding leadership in industry service, service to HIMSS, chapter activity, and publications. Award recipients are honored at the Awards Banquet at the HIMSS Annual Conference. Nominations are due Oct. 10. Nominate a colleague...

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
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Oct. 6
North Carolina
Fall 2014 Breakfast Meeting

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Upheaval in the Medical Marketplace


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

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Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

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