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What's New

Privacy & Security Forum: Call for Proposals
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Privacy & Security Forum in Orlando, May 7-8. Submissions are limited to security professionals and experts from healthcare provider and payer organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions. Presentations should be practical, actionable and solutions-based. The submission deadline is March 13.

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.

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

Intermountain CFO Keynotes Revenue Cycle Summit
The full agenda for the inaugural Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit is online, and speakers include 20+ healthcare finance experts from leading provider organizations, including Intermountain Healthcare Executive Vice President and CFO Bert Zimmerli, who will deliver the opening keynote address. HIMSS Media and Healthcare Finance News are presenting the one-day summit on April 12 at HIMSS15.

How to Share Your News at HIMSS15
Looking for insights on working with reporters, bloggers, influencers and social media ambassadors at HIMSS15? Here are some tips on navigating the maze of what's news and what's interesting to those who will write, tweet, blog or record from #HIMSS15 in Chicago.

Looking for the Next Big Idea in Health IT?
Here’s your chance to explore emerging business opportunities and network with innovators and other venture capitalists at the ninth annual Venture+ Forum at HIMSS15 on April 12. Register online to hear company pitches by innovative health companies and the entrepreneurs behind them. This pre-conference event spotlights new and emerging health solutions and offers networking opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs.

Startup Boot Camp: Build the Value of Your Business
Join us on April 13, for an interactive session presented by StartUp Health that will explore your startup’s place in the diverse digital health market. Discover strategies for building a successful business, learn from experts about industry funding trends and gain tips for increasing the equity value of your startup.

Register for HX360 at the Early Bird Rate Thru March16
Don’t miss out on the discounted rate for registration at this ground-breaking and innovative event. HX360 will showcase the latest innovations throughout the programming and in the Innovation Pavilion, plus offer engaging networking opportunities. HX360 will also feature the Innovation Challenge pitch competition for early stage companies.

Check Out Updated HX360 General Program Agenda
This innovative program will examine ways that entrepreneurs, investors, providers, payers, healthcare stakeholders, and new entrants in the market can work together to solve contemporary provider challenges with regard to three key themes: Clinical Workflow, Care Coordination and Patient Experience.

Reserve Your Space in the Startup Showcase at HX360
The HX360 Startup Showcase—a collective hub and experiential gallery—offers innovators and entrepreneurs a platform for reaching and interacting with the HX360 and HIMSS15 audiences. The showcase will feature live product demonstrations, company displays and pitch presentations. Dedicated meeting rooms will be available for networking, deal making and pro-bono, business-building consultations with industry experts. For more details and to reserve your kiosk, contact Bonnie Knight.

HX360 Games for Health
The Games for Health gallery at HX360 will showcase the usage of videogames and videogame technologies to improve health and healthcare from a provider and patient perspective. This interactive, hands-on area represents the increasing role videogames and gamifications are having in healthcare today. For more details on sponsoring or exhibiting, contact Bonnie Knight.

HIMSS15 Online — A Unique Way to Experience the Annual Conference
Enjoy HIMSS15—the largest national healthcare IT conference—in the comfort of your home or office. Register for HIMSS15 Online and take part in this engaging, interactive and educational platform. For only $49, you gain access to select portions of HIMSS15 with live content and real-time interaction. Stream sessions, network, play games, visit exhibitors, and more—at your leisure.

Tools & Resources

PUBLICATIONS: Spring 2015 Issue of Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
View the Spring 2015 issue of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (ONJI). OJNI is a free, international, peer-reviewed publication that is published quarterly and supports all functional areas of nursing informatics. OJNI was launched in 1996, with readership spanning over 49 countries.

PUBLICATIONS: View the Latest HIMSS Insights
HIMSS Insights supports the unique need of elite healthcare leaders across Europe. Sourced by experts in multiple countries, HIMSS Insights 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.

PUBLICATIONS: HIMSS Book of the Month Explores Patient Engagement
The award-winning Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement is the HIMSS Book of the Month for March. Through March 31, save 20% on print and eBook editions of this best-selling exploration of digital patient engagement.

PUBLICATIONS: Save 20% on Clinical Decision Support Book Bundle
Through March 31, save 20% when you purchase print or eBook editions of HIMSS Books’ clinical decision support bundle. The bundle includes two titles—Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition and Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support.

PRESENTATION: Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing
View the most recent Nursing Informatics Task Force presentation “Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing: Using Big Data to Improve the Quality of Care and Outcomes.” This presentation defines big data principles, explores barrier and challenges and discusses recommendations for nursing.

WEBINAR: ACOs supporting Chronic Disease Management
ACOs have many loft goals including: saving money by helping patients maintain their health and steer clear of hospitalization; reduce unnecessary use of the emergency department; and better manage chronic and complex health problems. Join us ON March 18 as we explore the reality of these goals being met.

WEBINAR: Pharmacy Leads the Way with ePrescribing of Controlled Substances
The vast majority of pharmacies are now capable of receiving electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Find out why EPCS utilization by prescribers is low and what is being done to advance progress. Explore current initiatives and practical approaches to start (or enhance) your EPCS activities during this March 24 event.

Calling All Members

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Through membership, you will obtain practical knowledge and guidance to help you effectively manage and use data. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events on the fourth Thursday of most months from 1-2 p.m. (ET). Register now to join our next event on March 26, “Increasing Patient Engagement through Moffitt’s Patient Portal” with speaker Jennifer Camps, MBA, Director, Clinical Systems, Moffitt Cancer Center.

Call for Vignettes: National Nurses Week 2015
In honor of National Nurses Week 2015, we are kindly requesting your participation to submit a vignette, a short written description, demonstrating the value of nurses in HIT at the local level. Vignettes will be proudly displayed on the HIMSS National Nurses Week website. Please submit vignettes to Maria Thornblad by April 1.

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: 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey
Security breaches—recent cyberattacks on healthcare organizations have the impact to proven to be highly disruptive and damage the goodwill of healthcare organizations. Participate in the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey to let us know how your healthcare organization is avoiding being the next victim in the industry. We invite you to take five minutes to respond to our survey. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes.

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

Social, Psychological and Clinical Factors Converge to Deliver Smarter Care
During this exclusive luncheon on April 15 at HIMSS15, sponsored by IBM, you will learn how new innovations in the convergence of technology and systems of engagement are helping organizations improve outcomes and bend the cost curve.

Greater Patient and Provider Satisfaction with an Image-Enabled Patient Record
During this exclusive breakfast on April 14 at HIMSS15, sponsored by OnBase by Hyland, you will hear Michael Gray of Gray Consulting as he discusses the emerging trends in the archiving of DICOM studies and unstructured clinical content. Michael will discuss the importance of an image-enabled EMR and why employing a universal viewer strategy is significant.

Journey to Infuse Pervasive Service Line Analytics Across The Enterprise
During this exclusive luncheon on April 14 at HIMSS15, sponsored by IBM, the Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence from the largest healthcare system in Texas, Baylor Scott &White Health, will discuss and share experience on how his organization is making the journey delivering enterprise service line analytics to meet their strategic service line optimization objectives.


Webinar. Leveraging Mobile Care Technology to Improve Care Coordination. Register Now.


March 10
Austin HIMSS Chapter
March 2015 Lunch & Learn



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

March 5-6
Privacy & Security Forum

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

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