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WEEK OF October 22, 2014
What's New

RESEARCH: Data Resources Available in Dorenfest Institute
Researchers at universities, US and foreign governments can access HIMSS Analytics™ data through The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information, managed by the HIMSS Foundation. Read More...

EVENT: Federal Power Trio to Address mHealth Privacy & Security
Key officials from ONC, the Office for Civil Rights at HHS, and the FDA will participate on a federal panel at Healthcare IT News’ mobile Privacy & Security Symposium, Dec. 7, in Washington, DC. Read More...

EVENT: Penn Medicine’s Analytics Project Slashes Sepsis Deaths
After identifying that their sepsis mortality rates were higher than expected, Penn Medicine set out to do something about it by harnessing predictive analytics. The results are impressive and will be detailed at the Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, Nov. 20-21, in Boston. Read More...

HIMSS15 Announces Pre-Conference Education
The 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition has announced its pre-conference lineup of symposia and workshops. See how attendees from previous years utilized these immersive courses. Read More...

2014 mHealth Summit

PUBLICATION: 4 Reasons mHealth is Ready Now
Rick Krohn, co-editor of HIMSS Books’ mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier (2014), shows why mHealth has moved from mere potential to healthcare’s center stage. Read More...

KEYNOTE: mHealth’s Role in Tracking Ebola
John Brownstein, PhD, a leader in the new field of data-driven epidemiology, will discuss HealthMap, a groundbreaking project that tracks global disease outbreaks, such as Ebola, during a keynote on December 10. Read More...

EVENT: Co-Located Events at mHealth Summit
With more 11 co-located events to choose from, there is something extra for every attendee. All of these events are hosted by one of our Sponsors and focused around a key trend in mobile health this year. Read More...

EVENT: Clinical Mobility Forum for Healthcare Providers
This year, the Summit has added the Clinical Mobility Forum, a full-day event examining how mobile is transforming healthcare delivery. The Forum will take place on Dec. 9. Read More...

EDUCATION: Mobile Health Success Stories Panel Discussion
Ben Wilson, Director of Mobile Health at Intel Corporation, will lead a panel of the industry's leading healthcare providers in discussing mHealth success stories. Read More...

TRAVEL: Hotel Block is 70 Percent Full
Book your room today before the special Summit rate disappears. Book Now...

Tools & Resources

WEBINAR: Embracing Mobile for Connected Patients
This Nov. 15 event allows attendees to learn directly from the experts and find out how to drive the future of mHealth and positively impact holistic patient care. Register live or on demand.

WEBINAR: Cybercrime, Privacy and Security
In this Nov. 12 event, discover how to stop a data leak in its tracks, explore strategies for addressing threats with countermeasures, and find practical steps you can use to secure your organization's healthcare data. Register live or on demand.

WEBINAR: HIMSS Cost-Quality-Outcomes Movement
In this Nov. 19 event, discover how Unique Device Identifications are advancing the quality of healthcare delivery in research, reporting, management, billing and employee satisfaction. Register live or on demand.

WEBINAR: Challenges and Preparation for MU Stage 2
In this Nov. 19 webinar, take an in-depth view of the essential elements to prepare providers for attesting to Stage 2 criteria. Register...

eLEARNING: The CPHIMS Review Course
Three options get you ready for the CPHIMS exam. Read More...

eLEARNING: Health Informatics Training for Beginners
A nine-module self-paced course for learners new to Health Informatics. Read More...

eLEARNING: Clinical & Business Intelligence—A Practical Guide
Prepare for your Clinical & Business Analytics initiative with this six-module eLearning course. Read More...

PUBLICATIONS: JHIM Seeks Abstracts on Cloud Computing, Security & Data
JHIM is seeking abstracts for its upcoming issue on “IT Infrastructure & Implications: Cloud Computing, Security & Data.” The deadline for abstracts is Nov. 1. Read More...

HIMSS BOOKS: EHR Adoption—A Coordinated Approach
Part of the impetus in establishing large integrated health systems is to develop a coordinated approach to provide patient care efficiently and effectively with the patient as the center of focus. A common EHR is a key enabler to making this happen. 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. See the collection...

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: Rural & Underserved Communities Business Case Development
Share stories of rural and underserved community organizations that have used health IT to improve patient health and organizational effectiveness. Volunteers will meet bi-weekly via WebEx to develop outlines, conduct interviews/research and publish the resources. Contact Valerie Griffen if interested in participating.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Rural Health IT Community
Areas of focus will include HIE, meeting incentive program objectives, quality initiatives and healthcare reform. Learn more...

VOLUNTEER: Care Coordination Task Force
Develop care coordination and care transition resources and tools to improve patient outcomes and maximize cost-effectiveness with health IT. This task force meets monthly via WebEx. Contact Valerie Griffen...

VOLUNTEER: CMIO/Medical Informatics Executive Roundtable
The HIMSS Physician Community is establishing a new CMIO/Medical Informatics Executive Roundtable to enable the advancement of CMIOs as trusted medical leaders. Contact Lauren Kaderabek.

VOLUNTEER: New-to-Informatics Workgroup
The HIMSS Physician Community New to Informatics Workgroup is seeking volunteers to lead young and new-to-informatics physicians, construct educational webinars, develop community resources, and provide guidance. Contact Lauren Kaderabek.

Sponsored Content

WHITE PAPER: Systems of Engagement for HHS
New and disruptive technologies, business demands, and expectations from stakeholders have brought into focus the opportunity and need for a new approach better suited to the age of mobile devices. Read More...

WEBINAR: 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. Read More...


Stuart Hanson, director, healthcare solutions, business development, Citi Retail Services, works closely with healthcare clients and strategic partners involved in development and adoption of the organization’s award-winning healthcare payments platform. He is also chair of the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force. Hanson holds an MBA in finance from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.


Healthcare IT News Best Hospitals IT Departments 2014. Meet The Winners.


Oct. 24
Fall Conference

Nov. 3-4
NW Chapters Technology Conference


Thru Oct. 31
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct. 23

Oct. 23
VIRTUAL EVENT: State of Health IT for Medical Practice

Oct. 23
Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Webinar

Oct. 27

Oct. 27-29
2014 Medical Innovation Summit—HIMSS Member Discount

Oct. 28

Oct. 29
CPHIMS Review Course—Charlotte, NC

Oct. 30-31
Boston Children’s Hospital Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014

Nov. 20-21
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Dec. 7-11
mHealth Summit

Dec 11
Physician MU Dinner

Dec 12
Nursing Informatics Institute

Mon. Dec. 18 12:30 - 2 PM. Complimentary Lunch and Panel Discussion. Mobile Health Success Stories. Supported by: Dell Software. Intel. Microsoft.


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Equicare Health Inc.
First Databank
First Healthcare Products
Health Level Seven International
Infosys Public Services
Innovative Healthcare Solutions
Legacy Data Access
Merge Healthcare
Nuance Communications
PatientSafe Solutions
Strategic Mobility Group
TeleVox Software
Welch Allyn


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