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WEEK OF January 28, 2015
What's New

EVENT: Countdown to the Patient Engagement Summit
The countdown is on for the inaugural HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Patient Engagement Summit, Feb. 9-10, Orlando. Check out the jam-packed agenda and register for this critical event today.

EVENT: Privacy & Security Forum—CIO to Discuss Hacktivist Attack
The activist hacker group Anonymous launched an all-out attack last spring on Boston Children's Hospital, and at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy Security Forum in San Diego on March 5-6, CIO Daniel Nigrin will recount the attack with all its twists and turns. Register for this event today.

NEWS: Healthcare Banking in a Reform-Driven Healthcare World
Banks and financial institutions are beginning to offer healthcare stakeholders the tools to effectively implement systems, technology and services to overcome the challenges and leverage the opportunities in a digitized, consumer-centric healthcare landscape.

EVENT: Uncover Proven Approaches to Boost Healthcare Transformation
The National Healthcare Innovation Summit in Chicago, June 15-17, will feature sessions on the innovations, programs and leadership strategies driving revenue growth and market expansion among innovators within integrated delivery systems, medical groups, health plans and community service. Register today.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

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.

Tools & Resources

WEBINAR: Future Trends of Healthcare Technology
The CE-IT Community—an AAMI, ACCE, and HIMSS collaboration—is hosting its "Future Trends of Healthcare Technology" webinar on Jan. 29. The panel-format session will address medical device integration, standards, staffing models to support future needs, alarm management, consumer medical devices, medical device security, mobile health apps and more.

WEBINAR: The Next-Generation Care Transition Cross Care Continuum
Does your organization have a strategy for its transition of care process? Join this three-part virtual briefing on Feb. 25, and discover innovative uses of health IT in care transition across the care continuum.

WEBINAR: Interoperability for Health and Care
Register now to join HIMSS Provider-Payer Community’s Jan. 29 webinar "Interoperability for Health and Care: A 2015 Update for Provider and Payer Collaborations," with guest speaker Joe Bormel, MD, Vice President of Informatics, Healthline.

BRIEF: Remote Patient Monitoring—Physicians' Perspectives
In this executive brief, physicians will learn more about the benefit of integrating remote patient monitoring (RPM) into their practice models.

BRIEF: Remote Patient Monitoring—Security and Other Adoption Barriers
With a realistic perspective of the current barriers, avoid or overcome these barriers before implementation, and ultimately, realize the benefits of RPM and digital health.

BRIEF: Improving Patients' Health Before, During, and After an Acute-Care Visit
A growing body of literature supports mHealth’s role in improving patients’ health before, during, and after an acute-care visit. mHealth can facilitate patients' understanding of the decision to visit the emergency department, improve communication during a visit, and improve health literacy and behavior change after a visit.

BRIEF: Mobile Technology Selection to Support Care Transitions
With the growing financial incentives to reduce readmissions and the burgeoning of mobile apps, an increasing need exists to apply systematic approaches to simplify the selection and comparison of different technologies for care transitions.

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 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.

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
The time to apply for HIMSS Committees is now. Committee volunteers play an instrumental part in leading and executing the strategic initiatives of HIMSS, all while building a strong network and enhancing professional development opportunities. The call for applications closes March 9.

SURVEY: Updating the State Health IT Dashboard
The HIMSS State HIT Dashboard, which highlights critical health IT initiatives, is being upgraded. As one of HIMSS’ most popular resources, it is important that we hear from you to ensure that this resource meets your needs. Take a moment to complete the survey.

SURVEY: 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.

SURVEY: Cybersecurity
HIMSS Analytics is conducting research on healthcare organization’s current security environment, including the tools in use to secure the environment, as well as the means by which healthcare organizations assess, prevent and detect cybersecurity events. Individual responses will remain confidential and the findings of the study will only be reported at the aggregate level.

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.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Provider-Payer Community
The HIMSS Provider-Payer Community is bridging the gap between providers and payers to achieve collaborative care transformation. Share your knowledge, ideas, and thoughts through monthly interactive webinars, two-minute drills to the community, and social media engagement.

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Elizabeth Regan, PhD, MA, BS, AS, is chair of the Department of Integrated Information Technology (IIT) and associate professor of health information technology at the University of South Carolina (USC).  She is also an adjunct professor in USC’s Arnold School of Public Health. A major focus has been launching USC’s new master of Health Information Technology degree program, a joint offering of the Department of IIT and the Arnold School of Public Health.  She was recently appointed to the HIMSS Innovation Committee.

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

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

Feb. 5
Healthcare Informatics Winter Event



Jan. 29
Future Trends of Healthcare Technology

Jan. 29
Interoperability for Health and Care

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

Feb. 25
The Next-Generation Care Transition Cross Care Continuum


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


April 12
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit

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LDM Group
Thrive HDS


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