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WEEK OF January 7, 2015
What's New

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction
HIMSS Books’ best-selling Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction is the 2014 HIMSS Book of the Year! Thru Jan. 31, save 20% on print and eBook editions of this clear, straightforward roadmap to achieving your goals within the domain of healthcare analytics.

How Will You Celebrate Data Privacy Day?
HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance and others in celebrating Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28. Check out the latest tools and resources, blogs and infographics.

Top Health Organizations to Headline Patient Engagement Summit
The Patient Engagement Summit debuts in Orlando, Feb. 9-10, and will bring together providers, payers, researchers, and government officials to share best practices, case studies, and expert insights on successful patient engagement. Click the link for the full agenda, speaker line-up, and registration.

Number of Private Practices Expected to Shrink
According to a new survey, the percentage of medical students who aspire to private practice has dropped 50% since 2008. What are the reasons for the drop, and what are the implications?

HIMSS15 — Chicago

Take the HIMSS15 Wellness Challenge
Show your peers that you are committed to going the extra mile to better manage your personal health—and track your activity at HIMSS15 and register for fun, daily prizes.

What’s New in Conference Education?
Based on attendee feedback and the changing needs of the industry, HIMSS has reimagined and improved existing education programs, created brand-new educational opportunities, and boosted conference registration value with additional benefits.

Expand Your Network at HIMSS15
Attendees cite networking as one of their top reasons for visiting the Annual HIMSS Conference. These tips can help you connect with like-minded people to make the most of the conference's networking opportunities.

HX360 Inaugural Marketplace @ HIMSS15
HX360 will feature solutions, knowledge and innovation at its inaugural event at HIMSS15 in Chicago. The HX360 Marketplace is a gallery of turnkey, pre-configured spaces where mature and later stage companies can showcase their innovations in areas aligned with key themes.
Submit a request for more information.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on the ‘Resource’ Book Bundle
Through Jan. 31, save 20% when you purchase our collection of resource books, including the best-selling CPHIMS Review Guide and the HIMSS Dictionary. It’s ideal for those new to healthcare, those seeking career advancement; and candidates for CPHIMS certification.

BLOG: The Future of Data Management in Healthcare
The exponential growth of big data is forcing healthcare and data management experts to plan for the future. To effectively manage the flood of information, healthcare organizations will need to focus on data accessibility and collaboration in the future for fact-based decision-making. What trends can the industry expect?

EVENT: HIMSS Meaningful Use Dinner
HIMSS and University of Central Florida College of Medicine at Lake Nona Medical City will be hosting an in-person dinner event in Orlando, on Jan. 29, exploring Meaningful Use Stage 2 and patient engagement initiatives.

EVENT: HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute
HIMSS and University of Central Florida College of Medicine at Lake Nona Medical City will be hosting an in-person Clinical Informatics Institute in Orlando, on Jan. 30. Explore clinical informatics best practices and lessons learned through interactive discussions with national and local subject matter experts.

WEBINAR: Healthcare Analytics: A Journey from Spreadsheets to Self-Service
In this three-part virtual briefing on Jan. 28, hear directly from the experts as they examine the science of data and lessons learned through self-service implementation of business and clinical intelligence.

WEBINAR: Building Quality into the Medical Device Ecosystem
In this Feb. 4 webinar, learn how to utilize Unique Device Identification (UDI) in the healthcare setting to enhance the quality of design and post-market performance of medical technology devices.

PRESENTATION: The Texas Health Ebola Response
This Nursing Informatics Task Force presentation will discuss the dynamics involved in the rapid cycle change as it relates to infectious disease screening and review the approach Texas Health Resources used.

WEBINAR: OpenNotes—Toward a New Standard of Care
The OpenNotes movement can have a striking impact for patient engagement and patient-clinician communication. Join this Connected Patient Community event on Jan. 20, as we explore the implications of shared notes for all clinicians, for patient safety, and for patients' caregivers.

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.

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CASE STUDY: Inspira Health Network at the Center for Connected Medicine
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.

QIP Solutions provides a primer on where we have been, where we are going, and what you can do now to prepare for a Phase II HIPAA Audit.


Read. Learn. Implement. Book of the Month! Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction. Get 20% Off - January 1 - 31. Order Now.


Jan. 13
Austin Chapter
Lunch and Learn



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. 9
Final Call for Presentations—Privacy & Security Forum

Jan. 12, 2015
National Healthcare Innovation Summit Presentation Deadline

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

Coordinated and Connected Care in Action. Register Now.


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Falcon EHR
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Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
LEAD Technologies
Liberty Solutions
MEDfx Corporation
Medicomp Systems
Nexus Connected Healthcare
Sisoft Healthcare
Visionary Consulting Partners


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