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WEEK OF November 12, 2014
What's New

Exploring HIMSS Leadership & Security Surveys
Securing EHR data—while also ensuring that data is readily available to clinicians—is a top concern for many healthcare organizations. According to the 25th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, data security is the top infrastructure issue identified by IT executives.

2014 Election Congressional Analysis
Political prognosticators are speculating whether Republicans might be eager to capitalize on their recent victory by acting on very few items during this year’s lame duck session of Congress.

Shake Up in the Senate Likely to Impact Health IT
Health IT continues to be a bipartisan issue; however, the midterm elections this week and the Republican take-over of the Senate could result in significant change in Congress’ approach to health IT.

2014 mHealth Summit

EDUCATION: Wearable Healthcare
Examine the leading edge of wearable technology—from glasses to watches to armbands and beyond— and explore what the future holds for ubiquitous computing, both inside the clinic and beyond. The session occurs on Dec. 10.

EDUCATION: Privacy & Security Symposium
Through a combination of peer-to-peer learning, case studies and best practices, attendees will learn the privacy and security strategies used by leading healthcare organizations to mitigate risk and improve efficiency. The symposium occurs on Dec. 7.

EXHIBIT: Only 5 Spots Remaining in Wearables Pavilion
This interactive area provides a unique exhibiting opportunity to showcase or launch a new app, product, technology, service or idea that enables consumers to make wellness, fitness, prevention and disease management easy.

EDUCATION: Global mHealth Forum
The Global mHealth Forum brings together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in mHealth on an international level. The Forum occurs on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11.

BLOG: How Are Zombies Improving Health?
Healthcare has leveraged gaming's popularity to create unique and interactive opportunities for patient education and wellness promotion, as well as enhancing compliance to prescribed medical treatments.

VIDEO: How mHealth Is Driving a Revolution Across the Health Ecosystem
In this video, mHealth author and mHealth Summit speaker Rick Krohn, MA, MAS, discusses mHealth's influence in population health, wellness and prevention, and access to care across the globe.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

KEYNOTES: Walgreens' Wasson Kicks Off Extraordinary Roster of HIMSS15 Keynotes
As the destination for health IT, HIMSS15 offers exceptional education, cutting-edge solutions, unique networking and a robust roster of world-class speakers.

EDUCATION: Speakers Added to ‘Views’ Line-Up
HIMSS is pleased to announce additional speakers are added to its Views from the Top line-up of nationally-recognized, highly experience leaders discussing healthcare and IT topics.

ORIENTATION: Webinars Offer Attendees Closer Look at HIMSS15
This month and next, HIMSS will host a trio of webinars for HIMSS15attendees. Find out what’s new in HIMSS15 education, exhibition and networking. The first webinar—Education—kicks off Nov. 13.

HX360™ was created to improve healthcare delivery by inspiring the adoption of next-gen technologies. HX360 will provide a series of services to support adoption of these technologies, including year-round sponsorships and at the inaugural event at HIMSS15. Submit a request for details on sponsorships and how to get involved.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS BOOKS: 7 Essential Steps for Creating IT Governance
Your organization’s need for IT often outweighs your resources for implementation—which is why IT governance is more important than ever. Create a governance structure and set your health system’s priorities with this post by the authors of the HIMSS Book of the Month.

WEBINAR: Cybercrime, Privacy and Security
In this Nov. 12 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.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on the Data & Analytics Books
Save 20% when you purchase our collection of data and analytics books in healthcare, including data warehouse development; an introduction to healthcare analytics; and an business intelligence implementation guide.

EVENT: IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015
Health IT’s top thought leaders and organizations converge at the IHE North American Connectathon Conference, Jan. 28, in Cleveland. View the agenda and events, and register today.

BRIEF: Establishing a Telestroke Program
The goal of the Telestroke program is to provide real-time expert neurological assessment of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms in order to facilitate quick determination of diagnosis as well as increased and appropriate treatment with IV drug therapy.

BRIEF: Using Remote Patient Monitoring to Drive Care Coordination Savings
This executive brief provides an overview of how to identify risk for readmissions, and presents considerations for implementation of a remote management solution to avoid financial penalties.

EDUCATION: A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge
Be sure to attend this four-part, instructor-led educational CPHIMS review series and get the tools you need to get certified. Occurs Dec. 7, 9, 14 & 16.

EDUCATION: Meaningful Use: Moving Forward
Find out about the CMS Final Rule's provisions and get lessons from providers on the challenges and successes of achieving meaningful use. This Webinar occurs on Dec. 10.

Now you have three options to help you prepare for the CPHIMS exam.

ONLINE EDUCATION:  Health Informatics Training for Beginners
This nine-module self-paced course is for learners new to health informatics.

ONLINE EDUCATION:  Clinical and Business Intelligence—A Practical Guide
Prepare for your clinical and business analytics initiative with this six-module eLearning Course.

STUDY: Trends in HIE Organizational Staffing
As health information organizations continue to mature and evolve, current staffing requirements must be studied to recruit and maintain professional talent. This is the finding of a new study jointly published by AHIMA and HIMSS.

WEBINAR: Increasing Patient Engagement Through Effective UX
Join a nationally recognized thought leader on patient engagement as she explores UX best practices for healthcare providers to engage their patients. This webinar occurs on Nov. 18.

WEBINAR: HIMSS Cost-Quality-Outcomes Movement
In this Nov. 19 webinar, discover how UDIs are advancing the quality of healthcare delivery in research, reporting, management, billing and employee satisfaction.

WEBINAR: Effective Patient Engagement
Dr. Dave Levin, founder and CEO of Tres Rios Group and former Chief Medical Information Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Health System, explore strategies and tactics for effective patient engagement during this Nov. 18 webinar.

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community holds monthly Virtual Events the third Thursday of most months. Join the next virtual event on Nov. 13, “Collecting and Connecting the Dots...A Unique Lens on Patient, Payer and Provider Collaboration Leading to Sustainability.”

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.

Sponsored Content

WHITE PAPER: Turning the Vision of Connected Health into a Reality
This whitepaper from HIMSS Corporate Member Cognizant details an approach, predicated on high-tech and high-touch, that blends increased IT intensity with human interactions.

WHITE PAPER: Using Cloud-Based Technologies in Clinical Trials
Advances in data availability and analytical tools to manage it are growing exponentially. With the addition of cloud technology the benefits expand. What does all this mean to data management in clinical trials? Read more in this whitepaper from HIMSS Corporate Member DataTrak.

WHITE PAPER: Maximizing the Value of Human Capital in Healthcare
Gone are the days of simply treating illness. Now, the focus is on preventing it. Providing preventive care and promoting wellness is quickly becoming a business priority, instead of only a clinical one. Read more in this white paper from HIMSS Corporate Member Infor.

WHITE PAPER: The Need for Context-Aware Communication
The holistic approach to unifying users, devices and data is referred to as contextual communication. This paper identifies the challenges and opportunities for adopting contextual, clinical communication. Read more in this whitepaper from HIMSS Corporate Member PatientSafe.

WHITE PAPER: Analytics: The Nervous System of IT-Enabled Healthcare
Organizations require sophisticated analytic tools so they can manage care within a budget while providing high-quality care. Read more in this whitepaper from from HIMSS Corporate Members NetApp and iHT2.

WHITE PAPER: Clearing Up the Cloud Haze
The word cloud likely forms an image in your mind of something nebulous and amorphous – not exactly an image you normally associate with your practice of medicine or your most mission-critical systems. Yet, you’ve likely heard a lot about “the cloud” and cloud-based EMR systems, or perhaps you’re contemplating implementing one in your practice.

WHITE PAPER: Should You Switch to an EMR System?
If you are already using an EMR system and find yourself frustrated and wondering if there isn't something better, you're not alone. Nearly one-third of providers surveyed are dissatisfied enough with their EMR system to consider making a change, according to a Black Book Rankings' annual poll.


Discuss the key privacy & security challenges in mobile technology At the mHealth Summit. December 7,2014 The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Washington D.C  Register Now.


Nov. 24
Central and North Florida
Achieving Success in Population Health Management



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

Insights. 3 Key Disrupters Driving Healthcare. Learn More.


American Consultants
Boston Software Systems
Citra Health Solutions
Connexus Technology
Health Care Software (HCS)
Medical Avatar
NextGen Healthcare
Optimum Healthcare IT
Oracle Corporation
Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
Philips Healthcare
QuadraMed Corporation
Samsung Electronics America
Standard Register
Tower Strategies
Zebra Technologies


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