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WEEK OF December 3, 2014
What's New

Call for Action on 2015 Meaningful Use
Members of Congress are not hearing from their constituents about the 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period and that is where you can help! HIMSS is engaged in an effort to let members of Congress hear from their constituents about this important issue.

CMS Creates New ‘Chief Data Officer’ Position
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the creation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). Niall Brennan, formerly Acting Director of CMS’ Offices of Enterprise Management, will become the first Chief Data Officer and will run the newly created office.

CMS Extends EHR Attestation Deadline to Dec. 31
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals and critical-access hospitals to attest to Meaningful Use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2014 reporting year to Dec. 31.

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

Win a Free Hotel Stay for HIMSS15
Learn how you can be entered to win a complimentary four-night hotel stay in Chicago during HIMSS15.

Meet the ‘Views From the Top’ Speakers
The healthcare field is evolving rapidly. We asked our Views from the Top speakers Mary Beth Mitchell, Roy Rosin, Dr. Alan Muney and Laura J. Wood about current trends in the industry—and what is coming next.

ORIENTATION: Webinars Offer Attendees Closer Look at HIMSS15
HIMSS presents a trio of webinars for HIMSS15attendees. Find out what’s new in HIMSS15 education, exhibition and networking. Past webinars are available on demand.

HX360™: Want to Radically Re-Design Healthcare Delivery?
Attention innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, providers, payers and healthcare stakeholders—submit your presentation for HX360™, a new initiative that seeks to improve healthcare delivery by combining human and fiscal resources, process change and next-generation technologies. Submit your presentation proposal by Dec. 15 and you could present at the HX360™ inaugural event at HIMSS15.

Tools & Resources

EVENT: HIMSS Nursing Informatics Institute
The Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, will host the Nursing Informatics Institute on Dec. 12. Explore nursing informatics best practices and lessons learned through interactive discussions with peers and subject-matter experts.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on ‘Beyond Return on Investment’
Thru Dec. 31, save 20% when you purchase HIMSS Books’ best-seller Beyond Return on Investment. Learn how to drive value realization, look at health IT as a strategic asset, achieve value from clinical systems, and analyze ROI to make the case for investment.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on the mHealth Book Bundle
Thru Dec. 31, save 20% when you purchase our collection of books on mobile technology’s impact on the healthcare ecosystem. The collection includes two books—a high-level overview of the evolution and disruptive tendencies of mHealth, and a granular, real-world look at mobile’s game-changing role in wellness and prevention, chronic disease management, population health, and more.

WEBINAR: Navigating a Career in Health IT
Looking at a career in health IT? This Dec. 12 webinar will show you how to leverage your current experience to access a career in the health IT and learn what soft and hard skills are needed to be successful.

WEBINAR: Utilizing Patient-Generated Health Data
What is patient-generated health data all about? At this Dec. 16 webinar join an expert panel to spotlight disruptive technologies and hear from Carolinas Health System on how they use PGHD and the decisions behind designing their in-house apps.

WEBINAR: Health IT Impacts on Workflow
At this Dec. 18 webinar, hear how successful EHR implementations impact workflow from the provider and office management perspectives, including what it was like before, during and after the implementation.

Calling All Members

PRESENTATIONS: National Healthcare Innovation Summit
The National Healthcare Innovation Summit, June 15-17, 2015, in Chicago, is seeking dynamic presentations that demonstrate real-world, scalable innovations that can create a significant return on innovation in a practical timeframe. The submission deadline is Jan. 12, 2015.

MANUSCRIPT CALL: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics is currently seeking manuscripts that represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice and are of interest to a nursing informatics audience. All manuscripts must represent original, unpublished material. Visit the OJNI webpage to learn more about the submission process.

ABSTRACT CALL: JHIM Spring 2015—Impact of Business & Clinical Analytics
Journal of Healthcare Information Management is seeking abstracts for its Spring 2015 issue, Impact of Business & Clinical Analytics. Click the link above to learn more about the submission guidelines.

VOLUNTEER: Book of Style Development Team
HIMSS and the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is issuing a call for volunteers from the health information management (HIM), health information technology (HIT) and healthcare documentation sectors to serve on a development team for the 4th edition of The Book of Style.

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Dec. 4
Wisconsin Dairyland
Marshfield Networking Event

Dec. 4-5
2014 Gulf Coast Conference



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. 10
HIMSS Informatics Community Quarterly Government Relations Update

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

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

Dec. 17
Health Information Exchange and Interoperability

Dec. 17
Clinical Informatics Communities Engagement with HIMSS Analytics & Healthgrades


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


Dec. 15
HX360™ Call for Presentations Open

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