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WEEK OF February 25, 2015
What's New

EVENT: Achieve the Triple Aim at the Innovation Summit
Attend the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, July 15-17, in Chicago, to explore real-world innovations that help achieve the Triple Aim while effectively containing costs. Register today.

PUBLICATIONS: HIMSS Books Winter Sale: Save 20% On Our 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.

VOLUNTEER: 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

EDUCATION: Enhance Continuity of Care at HIMSS15
HHS recently outlined a plan to shift traditional payments toward a combination of quality or value based alternative payment models by 2018, compelling providers to consider their ability to measure and deliver on value. At HIMSS15, find out how you can apply the HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model across care types, settings and populations.

NETWORKING: Rekindle Old Friendships and Make New Connections
For many attendees, keeping up old professional connections and making new ones is an important part of their HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition networking strategy. Check out the latest tips and events to make the most of your networking experience at HIMSS15.

EXHIBITION: Announcing Startup and Investment Opportunities
The 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition will deliver its most comprehensive offerings for the startup and investment communities to date. The line-up includes everything from cutting edge presentations and interactive exhibits to industry competitions and special events.

Tools & Resources

PUBICATION: Clinical Informatics Insights: True Data Exchange
The February issue of Clinical Informatics Insights sets the stage for true data exchange—interoperability—by providing leading perspectives on barriers to interoperability, the right types of information and patient-generated data.

RESOURCE: TIGER Virtual Learning Environment Relaunch
HIMSS is proud to announce the TIGER virtual learning environment has a new look, easier navigation, and updated curriculum. The environment is a one-stop portal for academic professionals, students, adult learners and clinical educators. Thirty-day free trial memberships are available for qualified institutions.

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA: What’s Happening in Health IT?
Follow HIMSS on LinkedIn for the latest news, resources, events and research in healthcare.

Calling All Members

SURVEY: HIE and Direct Messaging Survey
The HIE and I&S Committees are soliciting feedback on the use of Direct messaging to facilitate health information exchange. Your participation will help to provide valuable real-time market information about the use and value of Direct. Complete this brief survey and be entered in a drawing to win a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2.

SURVEY: What’s Your Security IQ?
Weigh in on the state of healthcare security with the HIMSS Security Study. Your valuable input will help ensure that the study accurately reflects the current state of cybersecurity in healthcare. Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey. Complete the survey to be entered in a drawing to win state-of-the-art mobile technology.

MANUSCRIPT CALL: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
Online Journal for Nursing Informatics is 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. Please note OJNI strongly encourages student submissions as well.

SURVEY: Help HIMSS Improve the State HIT Dashboard
The State HIT Dashboard is being upgraded. As one of our most popular resources highlighting critical health IT initiatives, it is important that we hear from you to ensure that this resource is meeting your needs. Please take two minutes and complete this brief survey.

Sponsored Content

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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.


Michelle McGuire, CPHIMS has a degree in computer processing and 18 years of experience in the health information industry. She has experience in managing deployment of solutions for clients changing business flow to electronic medical records. McGuire has authored articles on sales and marketing, billing, and preparing for ICD-10 changes

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March 5-6, 2015. Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, CA. Don't take the risk! Learn about how to protect your data with the practical solutions your peers are using now. Register Today.



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

March 18
Population Health Management: Moving Toward Patient-Centered, Value-Driven Care


Feb. 20
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

March 5-6
Privacy & Security Forum

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

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