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WEEK OF October 29, 2014
What's New

HIMSS Comments on ONC Leadership Changes
HIMSS congratulates Dr. Karen DeSalvo on her new role as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Health for HHS, and applauds her decision to join the important national response to Ebola and other urgent public health crises. Read More...

3 Biggest Challenges to Meaningful Data Exchange
Healthcare needs to identify an efficient and effective method of capturing data and then exchange it to prompt, meaningful, high-value care. What are the biggest challenges healthcare organizations are facing? Read More...

2014 mHealth Summit

How Intermountain Healthcare Does Privacy & Security
The proliferation of mobile technologies in healthcare requires proactive acceptance, rather than denial. See how a major health system like Intermountain Healthcare protects its telehealth and mobile initiatives. Read More...

NIH mHealth Training Institute to Review Mobile Research
On Dec. 6-7, the Institute will provide an overview of the central multidisciplinary aspects of mobile and wireless research. The training will follow a project from conception through dissemination, led by a panel of experts. Read More...

Disruptive Women in Healthcare Gala Reception
Disruptive Women in Health Care looks forward to celebrating our 2014 and 2015 Disruptive Women to Watch. Join them on Dec. 9 for the Mother of All Health Networking events as they toast the accomplishments of these extraordinary women. Read More...

FierceMobileHealthcare Executive Breakfast
From admit to discharge and beyond, healthcare providers are using mobile and wireless-enabled devices across the entire care continuum. A panel of experts will share how they’re employing the latest mobile and wireless technology to improve care and impact patient outcomes on Dec. 9. Read More...

December 8: Mobile Health Success Stories Panel Discussion
During the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC Ben Wilson, Director of Mobile Health at Intel Corporation, will lead a panel of the industry's leading healthcare providers from UPMC, Cleveland Clinic and Resurgens Orthopedics in discussing mobile health success stories and why they have chosen Windows 8 as their mobile platform of choice. If you’ll be at the mHealth Summit, register now.

Tools & Resources

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 to EHR Adoption
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...

EVENT: HX360™—Using Emerging IT to Improve Healthcare Delivery
On October 8th, HIMSS and AVIA announced HX360™, a new co-developed initiative. HX360 will provide a series of solutions and services to support health systems adoption of next generation technologies, including year-round sponsorships and at the inaugural event co-located with HIMSS15 in Chicago. Submit a request for details on sponsorships and how to get involved.

BLOG: Usability and Clinical Decision Support
Dr. David Schlossman, Medical Oncologist/Board, Certified Clinical Informaticist, Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center, dives into effective clinical decision support. Read More...

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: Patient Engagement Work Group for Europe
We are recruiting HIMSS members in Europe to help develop tools and resources for HIMSS Europe. HIMSS North America has developed extensive resources on patient engagement but we see a unique need in Europe to identify experts to create specific content for the EU. If you are interested or know a HIMSS member in Europe would be interested, contact John Sharp..

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...

Embracing the Mobile Platform and Telehealth for Connected Patients
Learn directly from the experts and find out how to drive the future of mobile health technology and positively impact holistic patient care. Register live or on demand, for this Nov. 5 event.

The Race to Protect Patient Information
In this virtual briefing, you'll 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, for this Nov. 12 event.

HIMSS Cost-Quality-Outcomes Movement Webinar
In this webinar, you’ll 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, for this Nov. 19 event.


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


Nov. 3-4
NW Chapters Technology Conference

Nov. 5
South Florida
Fall Conference


Thru Oct. 31
National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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

Nov. 12
WEBINAR: Cybercrime, Privacy and Security

Nov. 15
WEBINAR: Embracing Mobile for Connected Patients

Nov. 19
WEBINAR: HIMSS Cost-Quality-Outcomes Movement

Nov. 19
WEBINAR: Challenges and Preparation for MU Stage 2

Nov. 18
WEBINAR: Effective Patient Engagement: Strategies and Tactics

Nov. 20-21
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Dec. 7-11
mHealth Summit

Dec 11
Physician MU Dinner

Dec 12
Nursing Informatics Institute

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


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Ascendian Healthcare Consulting
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Audacious Inquiry
Bottomline Technologies
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Fresenius Kabi USA
General Dynamics Information Technology
Medical Information Records
Modernizing Medicine
National Council For Behavioral Health
OmniPoint Staffing
SAS Institute
The Huntzinger Management Group


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