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WEEK OF December 17, 2014
What's New

EVENT: Keynoter to Ask $3 Trillion Question at Patient Engagement Summit
Kyra Bobinet, MD, a national leader in patient behavior and a Senior Instructor at the Stanford University Behavior Design Lab, will deliver the opening keynote at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Patient Engagement Summit in Orlando, Feb. 9-10, 2015.

HIMSS NEWS: Statement on Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and federal agency partners released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. Click the link above to read HIMSS’ response to the opportunities and challenges the health IT community  summarized in the plan.

TOOLS: Looking Under the Hood—New Mobile Health Tools for Clinicians
Poor communication and lack of real-time data at the point-of-care limits efficiencies for both patients and providers. Click the link above to see how mHealth can change these dynamics and improve the experience for all stakeholders.

EVENT: IHF 39th World Hospital Congress Extends Abstract Deadline
The International Hospital Federation has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to Jan. 19, 2015, for its 39th World Hospital Congress, Oct. 6–8, 2015, in Chicago. This year’s theme is Advancing Global Health and Health Care.

EVENT: Registration Opens for Privacy & Security Forum
Registration is open for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum, March 5-6, 2015, in San Diego. The Forum presents two days of best practices, case studies, and thought leadership designed to tackle serious privacy & security challenges. More than 250 CISOs, CIOs, and other privacy & security professionals are expected to attend.

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.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

CONTEST: 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.

HX360™—Improving Healthcare through Emerging Tech
HX360™ was created to improve the way that healthcare is delivered by facilitating the adoption next-gen technologies. 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.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS BOOKS: Making an Investment in Health IT
In this HIMSS podcast, listen to author Pam Arlotto discuss fostering an environment where the value of IT investments can be realized. Thru Dec. 31, save 20% when you purchase her book, Beyond Return on 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 is perfect for those seeking an overview of mHealth or are looking for models for implementation.

BLOG: A Day in the Life of a Clinical Informaticist
Darcy Bowling, RN, and Maria Fera, RN, BSN, describe a day in the life of a clinical informaticist, including the expert knowledge and commitment needed from a clinical informatics team and describe the tasks and expectations on any given “typical day.”

VIDEO: Connecting the Dots between Healthcare Delivery and Economic Growth
At the HIMSS Innovation Center, CNBC’s Scott Cohn talked with Toby Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, about the connection between healthcare delivery and economic growth.

Looking for an interactive review course to prepare you for the CAHIMS exam? Or simply want to have a more solid grounding in nine core competency areas of health IT? Register now for this instructor-led educational series, which occurs on Jan 13, 15, 20 and 22, 2015.

WEBINAR: Aligning eCQM Compliance with Care Outcomes and Value-Focused Reimbursement
Become a healthcare organization that cultivates an environment of improved value for both providers and patients at this Jan. 14, 2015, webinar. Learn to transform the challenges associated with quality reporting compliance into a blueprint for enhanced workflow and quality improvement.

WEBINAR: High Performance Leadership in the Era of Healthcare Transformation
The next generation of healthcare leaders will face the challenge of effectively realizing one’s organizational vision while achieving the Triple Aim. Get tools, resources and best practices to help your organization stay ahead of developments in the ever-changing healthcare sphere at this Jan. 20, 2015, webinar.

FUTURE CARE: Mobile Brings Opportunities for Patient Engagement
When Harry Reynolds asks audience members how many of them use smartphones every day for almost all parts of their lives, plenty of hands fly up. But when he asks how many tap their phone or another device for healthcare, he sees between 2 and 10 percent of those fingers in the air.

Calling All Members

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.

Sponsored Content

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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 Conncted Medicine—one of the first executive briefing centers to bring a collaborative approach to solving the challenge of disconnected medicine.


David Butler is the President and Founder of Heartland Innovations, LLC, a company that works with thought-leading medical centers and innovative software and hardware companies to develop technology-based solutions to strategic healthcare operational challenges.  Initially focused on the application of RFID and wireless sensors within hospital facilities, the company has turned its attention to addressing the challenge of cost effectively managing chronically ill patients post-discharge by developing a software system that uses data analytics, telehealth, and consumer electronics.

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Dec. 18
Health IT Impacts on Workflow

Jan 13, 2015
CAHIMS Review Course

Jan. 14, 2015
Aligning eCQM Compliance with Care Outcomes and Value-Focused Reimbursement

Jan. 15, 2015
CAHIMS Review Course

Jan. 20, 2015
CAHIMS Review Course

Jan. 20, 2015,
High Performance Leadership in the Era of Healthcare Transformation

Jan. 22, 2015
CAHIMS Review Course


Jan. 28, 2015

IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015

Feb. 9-10, 2015
Patient Engagement Summit

Feb. 20, 2015
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

March 5-6, 2015
Privacy & Security Forum

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


Jan. 12, 2015
National Healthcare Innovation Summit Presentation Deadline

Jan. 19, 2015
IHF 39th World Hospital Congress Abstract Deadline

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