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Big Data Healthcare Analytics Forum. November 20 - 21, 2014. Westin Waterfront, Boston - Space is Limited. Register Today.
WEEK OF November 5, 2014
What's New

Disappointing MU Data Prompts Industry Leaders to Urge HHS to Take Immediate Action
Healthcare leaders, including HIMSS, renewed calls for the CMS to shorten the Meaningful Use reporting period in 2015 and provide more program flexibility, citing concerns with lower-than-expected Medicare numbers and continued reports detailing nationwide difficulty in meeting federal guidelines for EHR requirements.

SURVEY: HIOs Find Connectivity, Data Positions Difficult to Fill
A study recently published by HIMSS and AHIMA examined current staffing requirements—and hiring challenges—of health information organizations. The research is intended to guide hiring managers and educate professionals on connectivity, data integrity and data integration careers in an HIE setting.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on Essential ‘IT Governance’ Guide
The HIMSS Book of the Month for November offers a practical “how to” in creating an governance process that ensures the IT projects supporting a health system’s strategy are completed on-time and on-budget. Save 20 percent on print and eBook versions of the book all month.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on the Data & Analytics Books
Through Nov. 30, save 20 percent when you purchase our collection of books exploring data and analytics in healthcare; a first-hand view of a clinical data warehouse development project, from inception through implementation and follow-up; and an inside look at how healthcare organizations can use business intelligence to consistently monitor and improve upon patient outcomes, workload and costs.

EVENT: Will Predictive Analytics Drive Healthier Lives?
Can big data and predictive analytics restore in people traits associated with a long, healthy life? Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison, MD, will make the case during his opening keynote at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston this month.

IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015
Learn from healthcare IT’s top thought leaders and organizations as they converge at the IHE North American Connectathon Conference, Jan. 28, in Cleveland. Tickets are $195 per person and includes education sessions, Connectathon floor tour, plus breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception.

2014 mHealth Summit

mHealth Panel Discussion—Dec. 8
Ben Wilson, Director of Mobile Health at Intel Corporation, will lead a panel of the industry's leading healthcare providers in discussing mobile health success stories and why they have chosen Windows 8 as their mobile platform of choice.

Pre-Summit Event: WIPJam—Dec. 7
Join WIP for a comprehensive and in-depth look into mobile application development, from how to get started to the key ingredients for you to get the best results for you and your users.

Attend Games for Health Sessions—Dec. 7 & 10
Games for Health is a fantastic collection of talks, group discussions, and demos on the latest developments and opportunities involving games for health and healthcare.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

HIMSS15: Webinar Trio Offers Attendees Closer Look at HIMSS15 Plans
This month and next, HIMSS will host a trio of webinars for HIMSS15 attendees. Find out what’s new in HIMSS15 education, exhibition and networking. The first webinar—Education—kicks off Nov. 13.

HX360™, a new co-developed initiative between HIMSS and AVIA, was created to improve the way that healthcare is delivered by both inspiring and facilitating the adoption and use of next-gen technologies by provider organizations. HX360 will provide a series of solutions and services to support health systems’ adoption of these technologies, including year-round sponsorships and at the inaugural event co-located with HIMSS15. Submit a request for details on sponsorships and how to get involved.

PROPOSAL CALL: HX360™ Call for Presentations Open
HX360™ is accepting proposals to present on the theme “Fostering Collaboration in Technology-Enabled Healthcare Delivery” at HIMSS15. Join a diverse group of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, providers, payers, healthcare stakeholders and new entrants to the market in exploring solutions to contemporary provider challenges, with a focus on better collaboration, improved processes and new technologies for re-inventing healthcare delivery. The deadline for submission is Dec. 8.

Tools & Resources

RESOURCE: Contingency Planning Added to ICD-10 PlayBook
Four contingency planning guides specific to payers, hospitals, large practices, and medium/small practices were recently added to the HIMSS ICD-10 PlayBook, an online resource that covers critical areas of ICD-10 transition, including readiness assessments, planning, and implementation testing.

View OJNI’s most recent issues, which contains articles and editorials geared towards the latest emerging trends and hot topics is nursing informatics. Launched in 1996 with readership spanning over 49 countries, OJNI is a free, peer-reviewed publication that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.

PRESENTATION: Retail Health Informatics
View the most recent Nursing Informatics Task Force presentation, which describes the history of retail health clinics, discusses retail clinics' early adoption of healthcare technology and forecast the future trajectory of informatics in retail health clinics.

BLOG: Usability and Clinical Decision Support Part 2
Dr. David Schlossman, Medical Oncologist/Board, Certified Clinical Informaticist, Missouri Cancer Associates/Boone Hospital Center, highlights alert fatigue and provides his perspective on drug-drug interaction checkers.

ARTICLE: NHS Quality Group Seeks to Broaden Conversation
Tradition may hold that change starts at the top, but in healthcare, a key British stakeholder group says, it's tradition that must change.

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: 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.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community holds monthly Virtual Events the third Thursday of most months from 4-5 p.m. (ET). Join the next virtual event on Nov. 13, which will explore topics and learning objectives on care coordination, driving adherence, capturing care path/data and tying physician role in outcomes to incentives, and clinician/patient engagement.

Sponsored Content

WHITE PAPER: Systems of Engagement for HHS
New and disruptive technologies, business demands, and expectations from employees, partners, and clients have brought into focus the opportunity and need for a new approach better suited to the age of mobile devices. IT departments need to update their approach from a mindset of implementing Systems of Record to one of creating Systems of Engagement.

WEBINAR: Using Patient Similarity & 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.


Robert White, MD is an associate chief medical information officer at the Cleveland Clinic, with responsibility for EHR implementations and optimizations covering all facilities and affiliates.He is an executive champion for meaningful use efforts at Cleveland Clinic, successfully attesting stage 1 and 2 for hundreds of providers and all system hospitals.

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Nov. 12
Northern California
Leading Healthcare into the Future

Nov. 12
Social and Networking Event

Nov. 12-14
Delaware Valley & New Jersey:
Empowering the New Healthcare Era

Nov. 12-14
Greater Chicago
2014 Midwest Fall Technology Conference



Nov. 7
2014 Post-Election Analysis—The Opportunities and Challenges for Health and Health IT

Nov. 10
EHR—Audits, Opportunities, and Roadmaps for Rural Health

Nov. 12
Cybercrime, Privacy and Security

Nov. 15
Embracing Mobile for Connected Patients

Nov. 19
HIMSS Cost-Quality-Outcomes Movement

Nov. 19
Challenges and Preparation for MU Stage 2

Nov. 18
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

April 12-16, 2015
2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition—Chicago


Thru Nov. 30

Book of the Month Sale—IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems

Thru Nov. 30
Book Bundle Sale—Data & Analytics Book Bundle

Dec. 8
HX360™ Call for Presentations Open

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


eHealth Technologies
Fluidedge Consulting
GCX Corporation
Hawaii Health Information Exchange
Holon Solutions
ID Experts
Influence Health
Intelligent InSites
MSS Technologies
Napier Healthcare Solutions
Quest Diagnostics
The SSI Group
UAB Center for Health Informatics for Patient Safety/Quality


Get the latest updates from our HIMSS Corporate Members. New press releases and news announcements are updated daily on the HIMSS Web site.


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