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Best Practices. Case Studies. Solutions. Strategies for success in a value-based world. April 12, 2015. HIMSS Annual Conference McCormick Place Chicago, IL. Register Today.
WEEK OF March 11, 2015
What's New

Office of Cybersecurity to Hold Public Meeting
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications will hold a public meeting on March 18, on cybersecurity information-sharing, Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations and a related executive order signed in February by President Obama.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

ATTENDEES: Orientation Webinar to Help New Attendees Navigate HIMSS15
If this is your first trip to the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, attend this webinar on April 1. HIMSS leadership will highlight programs and education, as well as tips for enhancing your conference experience.

ATTENDEES: Take a Refresher Orientation on HIMSS15
HIMSS is hosting a webinar on April 2, designed specifically for attendees who’ve visited the conference before, and need a refresher on new offerings, updates to existing programs, and tips to maximize their experience in Chicago.

ONLINE: Experience the Annual Conference Anywhere with HIMSS15 Online
Enjoy HIMSS15 in the comfort of your home or office. Register for HIMSS15 Online and take part in this engaging, interactive and educational platform. For $49, you gain access to select portions of HIMSS15 with live content and real-time interaction.

REGISTRATION: HX360 Early Bird Rates End Monday
Early bird registration rates for the inaugural HX360 event at HIMSS15 ends Monday, March 16. Save $340 by registering now for this innovative event, which will examine ways that healthcare stakeholders can work together to solve contemporary provider challenges.

VENDORS: Reserve Your Space in the Startup Showcase at HX360
The HX360 Startup Showcase offers innovators and entrepreneurs a platform for reaching HX360 and HIMSS15 audiences by featuring live product demonstrations, company displays and pitch presentations, as well as dedicated meeting rooms.

VENDORS: Build Your Business at Startup Boot Camp
Co-Hosted by Startup Health and the Venture+ Forum, this event is ideal for emerging companies seeking to gain a foothold in the competitive healthcare marketplace. Learn from experts about funding trends and tips for increasing your startup’s equity value.

VENDORS: Join Healthcare Investors & Entrepreneurs at Venture+ Forum
This pre-conference event spotlights new and emerging health solutions and offers networking opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs. Luncheon and networking reception included.

Tools & Resources

WEBINAR: Clinical Involvement Driving Success
Implementation is a key area where user experience can make or break technology. This March 17 webinar explores the use of clinicians during an EHR implementation in an effort to consolidate a best-of-breed application portfolio to an enterprise solution.

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% on print or eBook editions of HIMSS Books’ clinical decision support bundle. It includes two titles—Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition and Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support.

Calling All Members

Submission Call: Privacy & Security Forum
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media are accepting topic/speaker proposals for the Privacy & Security Forum in Orlando. Presentations should be practical, actionable and solutions-based. The submission deadline is March 13.

Submission Call: National Nurses Week 2015
In honor of National Nurses Week 2015, submit a vignette demonstrating the value of nurses in health IT at the local level. Vignettes will be displayed on the HIMSS National Nurses Week website. Please submit vignettes by April 1.

VOLUNTEER: Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
This community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, solution sharing, and education to foster guidance on effectively managing and using data. The community also holds monthly virtual events.

SURVEY: HIE and Direct Messaging
The HIE and I&S Committees are soliciting feedback on the use of Direct messaging to facilitate health information exchange in order to provide valuable, real-time market information. Complete this brief survey to be entered to win a Lenovo Tablet.

SURVEY: 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey
Participate in the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey to let us know how your healthcare organization is avoiding costly security breaches. Take five minutes to respond to the survey, and be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes.

Sponsored Content

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

HIMSS15: Greater Patient and Provider Satisfaction with an Image-Enabled Patient Record
During this exclusive OnBase by Hyland breakfast on April 14, attendees will hear Michael Gray of Gray Consulting as he discusses the emerging trends in the archiving of DICOM studies and unstructured clinical content.

HIMSS15: Journey to Infuse Pervasive Service Line Analytics Across The Enterprise
During this IBM luncheon on April 14, the Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence at Baylor Scott &White Health will share experience on how his organization is delivering enterprise service line analytics to meet their strategic service-line optimization objectives.


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March 12
The CPHIMS Review Course

March 17
Clinical Involvement Driving Success

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

ACOs supporting Chronic Disease Management

March 24
Pharmacy Leads the Way with ePrescribing of Controlled Substances

March 26
Clinical & Business Intelligence Community Virtual Event

April 1
HIMSS15 First-Time Attendee Orientation

April 2
HIMSS15 Experienced Attendee Orientation


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

July 15-17
National Healthcare Innovation Summit


March 13
Privacy & Security Forum: Call for Proposals

March 16
HX360 Early Bird Rates

April 1
National Nurses Week 2015 Call for Stories

Connecting Care, Coordination Teams Anywhere, Anytime. Find Out Now.


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