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WEEK OF January 21, 2015
What's New

Take the Mobile Technology Survey—and Win a Prize
When you take the 2015 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Technology Study, you will be entered in a drawing to win the new Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPhone 6, iPad Mini or other prizes.

Don’t Miss the Patient Engagement Summit
The agenda and speaker line-up for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Patient Engagement Summit, Feb. 9-10, in Orlando, is now online.  It includes 20+ sessions, and 30+ speakers from many top-tier healthcare organizations.

On Jan. 19, HIMSS opened the application period for HIMSS Committees. Committee volunteers play an instrumental part in leading and executing the strategic initiatives of HIMSS, while building a strong network and expanding professional development opportunities.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

HIMSS15 Holiday Giveaway Winners Announced
Three lucky HIMSS15 attendees will be staying in style in downtown Chicago in April—for free! HIMSS recently gave away four-night, four-star hotel room stays to three registered HIMSS15 attendees. The winners will stay at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel or the Wit Hotel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit
Provider or payer organizations with great stories to tell about remaking their revenue cycles to navigate the changes mandated by health reform should share their successes by submitting a proposal for the inaugural Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit, April 12, at HIMSS15.

EXHIBIT HALL: Register for HIMSS15’s Newest Event—HX360™
HX360's inaugural event will be held April 13-15 at HIMSS15. HX360 will bring together health IT professionals and executive leaders across the care continuum with innovators eager to drive positive change in healthcare. Learn more and register today.

NEWS: Talking to Your Boss: Making the Case for Attending HIMSS15
With tight budgets and workplace demands, your organization may be hesitant to invest resources in sending you to a conference. Here are some tips on “making your case” that attending HIMSS15 is a valuable investment in you and your organization.

SURVEY: Take Part in the HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Study
HIMSS is inviting healthcare leaders to complete an online survey to gauge the impact informatics professionals have on the quality of care. Initial results will be presented in April, during HIMSS15.

Tools & Resources

ONLINE LEARNING: Clinical & Business Intelligence—A Practical Guide
Prepare for your clinical & business analytics initiative with this six-module eLearning course from the HIMSS eLearning Academy.

The HIMSS eLearning Academy offers three options to help you prepare for the CPHIMS exam. Click the link above to learn more.

ONLINE LEARNING: Health Informatics Training System
The Health Informatics Training System (HITS) is an innovative training course from the HIMSS eLearning Academy designed for professionals new to the field of health IT. HITS provides learners with a comprehensive overview of the fundamental uses of IT in healthcare today.

RESOURCE: The Role of Biosensors in Routine Practice
The healthcare global market for biosensors is expected to grow due to a rise is demand for point-of-care diagnostics and monitoring, increasing healthcare costs and unmet healthcare needs. What is the role of biosensors in next-generation healthcare?

RESOURCE: Telehealth Executive Summary Recommendations
Often, reimbursement appears as a barrier to adoption of new and novel technologies, including mobile health. HIMSS organized a group of distinguished physicians to discuss the state of telehealth reimbursement.

BLOG: Is DIRECT a Viable Approach?
Read insights from Lynn Witherspoon, MD, and Kent Boyer of Ochsner Health System give insight of DIRECT as a promising first step toward meaningful information.

PROFILE: Tom Clancy, American Academy of Nursing
The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) continues its Innovator Profile series with Tom Clancy, MBA, PhD, RN, FAAN, who serves as co-chair on the Expert Panel of Nursing Informatics and Technology at the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

PODCAST: Creative Sustainability (Part I)
In this informal and engaging podcast series speaks with Kentucky Health Information Exchange’s Polly Mullins-Bentley about how KHIE has approached everything from onboarding to state-wide collaboration in their ongoing mission to bring reliable and responsible HIE to Kentucky.

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.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on the ‘Resource’ Book BundleThrough 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.

Calling All Members

STORIES OF SUCCESS: Career Services Committee
HIMSS Career Services Committee is interested in sharing stories of success of healthcare-focused organizations that have implemented the Federal Apprenticeship Program. Health IT is an ideal industry for this since many are nearing retirement age. Contact JoAnn W. Klinedinst, Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS, for more information.

SURVEY: Share Your Patient Portal Experiences
The HIMSS Identity Management Task Force would like your help in collecting information about your experiences registering for and accessing health information through a patient portal. This information will provide insight into current industry practice and inform future task force work in this area.

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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Jan. 22
2015 Winter Chapter Meeting

Jan. 22
East TN Regional Conference

Jan. 22
Midwest Gateway
Healthcare CMIO Forum 2015: State of Healthcare Informatics

Jan. 29
Delaware Valley
Winter Symposium: Translating Meaningful Use into Meaningful Care

Jan. 30
Southern California
5th Annual Privacy & Security Forum



Jan. 22
CAHIMS Review Course

Jan. 27
Medical Device Security in a Connected World

Jan. 28
Healthcare Analytics: A Journey from Spreadsheets to Self-Service

Jan. 30
HIMSS Emerging Professionals Webinar: Make the Jump to Health IT

Feb. 4
Building Quality into the Medical Device Ecosystem

Feb. 11
Patient Engagement in Patient-Centered Care


Jan. 28

Data Privacy Day

Jan. 28
IHE North American Connectathon Conference 2015

Jan. 29
HIMSS Meaningful Use Dinner

Jan. 30
HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute

Feb. 9-10
Patient Engagement Summit

Feb. 20
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

March 5-6
Privacy & Security Forum

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

February 9-10, 2015 Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL. Get the Answer to the $3 Trillion Question. Click Here.


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NetScout Systems
Ontario Government
Parker Healthcare IT
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions
Surgical Information Systems
Synapse Wireless


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