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Mon. Dec.8 12:30 - 2 PM. Complimentary Lunch and Panel Discussion. Mobile Health Success Stories.
WEEK OF November 19, 2014

Publisher's Note: The HIMSS Weekly Insider will not publish on Wednesday, November 26th.

What's New

New Program to Simplify Digital Health Data Exchange
The EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) has formed a strategic relationship with HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise USA to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems. This alliance will strengthen IWG’s current program to test and certify EHRs and HIE vendors.

Community Health Centers a 2014 HIMSS Davies Award Recipient
Community Health Centers Inc., Winter Garden, FL, is a 2014 HIMSS Community Health Organization Davies Award of Excellence recipient. The Davies Awards recognize excellence in the use of health IT, specifically the use of the EHR to improve healthcare delivery processes and patient safety while achieving a demonstrated return on investment.

2014 mHealth Summit

Mobile Health Success Stories Panel Discussion
On Dec. 8, during the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC, Ben Wilson, Director of Mobile Health at Intel Corp., 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.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

EXHIBIT: 10 Reasons Not to Miss the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall
The HIMSS Exhibition Hall is known as the launching site for cutting-edge products and services in the health IT industry. More than 1,200 exhibitors and over 350 newly launched innovative products and services are on display year to year. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall in Chicago.

ORIENTATION: Webinars Offer Attendees Closer Look at HIMSS15
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.

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

ABSTRACT CALL: JHIM Spring 2015—Impact of Business & Clinical Analytics
The Journal of Healthcare Information Management has opened the call for abstracts for its Spring 2015 issue, Impact of Business & Clinical Analytics. JHIM accepts case studies, literature reviews, opinion pieces and analysis for this topic, as well as other areas within health IT. Send a 250-word abstract to Matt Schlossberg, Manager, Publications, HIMSS Media, by Feb. 6, 2015.

HIMSS BOOKS: Prioritizing Your IT Projects
Every health organization needs to prioritize its IT projects. There are too many adoption needs and too few financial and human resources to implement them. The authors of the HIMSS Book of the Month show how governance and advisory committees bring clarity to chaos.

PAPER: Top 10 Steps to Population Health Management: Legal Oversight
Step 4 on legal considerations in population health management will help you begin conversations with legal and compliance departments. Read the entire document at the link above.

PAPER: C&BI Analytics Executive Review: Needs Assessment (Part 3)
Struggling to start your clinical and business intelligence program and create an analytics strategy? The third module in this series will help you perform a needs assessment.

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

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

WEBINAR: Health Information Exchange and Interoperability
In a recent report from the Office of the National Coordinator, results yielded widespread participation among providers in EHR incentive programs, but limited health exchange between providers and clinical systems. Learn more about the state of interoperability and prospects for its future. Register live or on demand for this Dec. 17 webinar.

FUTURE CARE: Sharing Information Key to Organizational Change
The role of science in medicine may mask the fact that most of healthcare involves sharing, rather than creating, knowledge. The UK's NHS Improving Quality group has a number of recommendations concerning how healthcare organizations should transform themselves for the 21st century.

Calling All Members

The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Register for our Dec. 11, webinar “Healthcare Analytics—The Never Ending Journey to Stay Informed” to learn how one organization transformed their data into meaningful information. For more information, to join the community or to access past events, visit the C&BI Community web site.

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: A Model for Transforming Agency Efficiency, Effectiveness and Client Satisfaction
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.

CASE STUDY: Inspira Health Network at the Center for Connected Medicine: Realizing Clinical Benefits through Improved Network
Inspira Health Network, a New Jersey-based nonprofit healthcare organization, implemented several successful infrastructural changes following its visit to the Center for Connected Medicine—one of the first executive briefing centers to bring a collaborative approach to solving the challenge of disconnected medicine.

WHITE PAPER: Six Ways to Improve Staff Safety in Healthcare
Examine the most common threats to staff safety based on current trends in healthcare. Read more in this whitepaper from HIMSS Corporate Member Ekahau.


Keith L. Salzman, MD, MPH is the chief medical information officer for Global Business Services (GBS)-Federal at IBM. Salzman joined IBM to shape and support the Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) procurement and assist in growing health IT in GBS-Federal. He is a physician, leader and innovator with more than 24 years of success delivering quality care to patients and pioneering informatics in the U.S. Army. Salzman’s responsibilities include advancing IBM’s capabilities in clinical informatics as well as leveraging his expertise to develop health information interoperability and integration to improve patient care, outcomes and decrease costs.

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Book of the Month! IT Governance In Hospitals and Health Systems. Order Now: discount code BOMNOV. Save 20%.


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



Dec. 7
A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge

Dec. 9
A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge

Dec. 10
Meaningful Use: Moving Forward

Dec. 14
A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge

Dec. 16
A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge


Nov. 20-21

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Dec. 7-11
mHealth Summit

Dec 11
Physician MU Dinner

Dec 12
Nursing Informatics Institute

Jan. 28, 2015
IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015

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

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Rhode Island Quality Institute
Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions
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