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WEEK OF February 11, 2015
What's New

Improving Healthcare—One Line of Code at a Time
More than 600 engineers from 100+ highly competitive organizations spent five days in Chicago last month to work on creating seamless, standardized interoperability in IT systems and technology. Learn more about what they were working on.

HIMSS Books Winter Sale: Warm Up with 20% Off Entire Catalog
Save 20% all month on HIMSS Books’ entire catalog of print and eBook publications, featuring best-selling titles on such critical topics as data analytics, privacy & security, patient engagement and EHR usability. Preparing for certification? Now is also the time to invest in our top-selling CPHIMS Resource Guide and HIMSS Dictionary. Hurry, sale ends Feb. 28.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
Now is your chance to apply to volunteer for a HIMSS Committee and play an instrumental role 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.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

Take the HX360™ Innovation Challenge
HX360™, a new initiative making its debut at HIMSS15, is seeking entrants to its Innovation Challenge, an event that will identify and recognize companies that are making significant contributions toward improving patient experiences as it relates to hospitals and health systems. The deadline for applications is Feb. 21.

H.I.T. Men & Women Awards
It's time to nominate the 2015 H.I.T. Men & Women. Readers of Healthcare IT News are encouraged to nominate the leaders who are deserving of recognition by their peers for advancing the application of technology to improve patient outcomes. Three winners will be selected in three categories. Make your nominations by Feb. 17.

Attend the HIMSS Awards & Recognition Gala
Reserve your tickets for the HIMSS Awards & Recognition Gala, April 14, at HIMSS15 in Chicago, and recognize members who have made significant contributions to the health IT industry. This event is one of the first to sell out—reserve your tickets now. If you would like to purchase a table, contact Kendall Riley.

Tools & Resources

PODCAST: Understanding and Protecting Health Data from Cyber-Attacks
Lisa Gallagher, Vice President, Technology Solutions, HIMSS, shares her recommendations for understanding cyber threats and protecting patient health data. Gallagher is co-editor of the HIMSS Book of the Month, Implementing Information Security in Healthcare, available at a 30% discount this month.

RESOURCE: Don’t Catch that Phish—How to Not Become a Victim
You can do your part by taking certain precautions against phishing attempts by using STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ tips, jointly developed by the HIMSS and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Implementing Information Security in Healthcare
This HIMSS best-seller offers a critical and comprehensive look at healthcare security concerns in an era of powerful computer technology, increased mobility, and complex regulations designed to protect personal information. Save 30% on print and eBook editions all month.

OPEN MIC: Remote Patient Monitoring and EHR Integration
The HIMSS mHealth Open Mic Series is held the 4th Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m. (ET). The calls are a benefit of the mHealth Community and registration is required.
This month, the series will explore remote patient monitoring and readmission penalties.

View the most recent issue of HIMSS Insights, which aims to clarify issues, stimulate thinking and to help leaders better understand the trends, best practice and innovations that share their own and other European healthcare communities.

PRESENTATION: Raising the Voice of Nursing to the Board
In the most recent NI Executive workgroup call, Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS and Cathy Ivory, PhD, RNC-Ob, Rn, BC discuss their own experiences participating on a board and identify the benefits, value and advantage of having informatics leadership serve on specialty nursing boards.

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: Virtual Clipboard Mobile Application Effort
The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, in partnership with WEDI, HIMSS and MGMA, is seeking participants for a collaborative effort to develop and pilot an effective and consistent industry blueprint for a virtual clipboard mobile application. The virtual clipboard application will focus on the patient intake process, including automating the collection of critical health insurance and demographic information.

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.

Sponsored Content

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CASE STUDY: Inspira Health Network at the Center for Connected Medicine
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Read. Learn. Implement. Book of the Month. Information Security in Healthcare: Building a Security Program. Save 30% between February 1-28. Order Now.


Feb. 12
North Carolina
2015 Annual Workshop

Feb. 12
South Dakota
Clinical Informatics Bootcamp

Feb. 18-20
2015 Texas HIMSS Chapters Regional Conference



Feb. 13
Public & Population Health Informatics Careers

Feb. 17
HIMSS Informatics Community Quarterly Government Relations Update

Feb. 17
Making Digital Health Engagement and Outcomes a Reality

Feb. 17
Access to Electronic PHI—Finding the Balance: Security, Convenience, and Usability

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

March 3
The CPHIMS Review Course

March 4
Improving the User Experience: A Roadmap to Safer, More Effective Health IT

March 5
The CPHIMS Review Course

March 10
The CPHIMS Review Course

March 12
The CPHIMS Review Course

High Performance Leadership in the Era of Healthcare Transformation


Feb. 20
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

March 5-6
Privacy & Security Forum

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


Feb 13
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit

Empowering Today's mHealth Professionals for Dynamic Productivity. Empower your mHealth Pros.


Actian Corporation
Alego Health
AMC Health
Aprima Medical Software
Burwood Group
Cisco Systems
FutureNet Technologies
ICE Technologies
InterSystems Corporation
Knowledgepark AG
Lund Industries
MMY Consulting
NCORD Healthcare
Sagacious Consultants
Santa Rosa Consulting
Stanson Health
Teksoft Ventures
Truven Health Analytics


Get the latest updates from our HIMSS Corporate Members. New press releases and news announcements are updated daily on the HIMSS Web site.


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