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WEEK OF March 18, 2015
What's New

SOCIETY: HIMSS Welcomes 55th Chapter
The Lubbock-Texas Chapter is the 55th—and newest—HIMSS Chapter, and serves the northwestern region of Texas. Members can select Lubbock as their Chapter by logging into the HIMSS Member Center, and selecting “Change Complimentary Chapter.” Click the link above for more information or e-mail

EVENT: HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute Registration Opens
Registration is open for the HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute on May 15, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. This one-day educational program will provide the guidance, concepts, and principles needed to achieve core workforce competencies. Register, and view the agenda and speakers online.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

Exciting Events Planned for the HIMSS15 Bookstore
The HIMSS15 Bookstore posted its agenda online, and includes meet ups with the authors/editors of new titles on nursing informatics, connected data, and medical informatics; a book signing by keynoter Jeremy Gutsche; publishing presentations; and more. The HIMSS15 Bookstore will be located in the North Building in Lobby B.

Know Your HIMSS15 Landmarks: Intelligent Health Pavilion
Since its debut at HIMSS11, the Intelligent Health Pavilion has become one of the fastest growing sites at the Annual Conference. The IHP will be a must-stop area for thousands of HIMSS15 attendees seeking to learn how multiple health technologies can seamlessly interoperate with medical equipment across multiple settings.

4 Ways to Complement Your Intelligent Health Pavilion Experience
Seeking events and opportunities that complement your education at the Intelligent Health Pavilion? HIMSS15 offers a number of events, education and networking opportunities that will help you add to your body of knowledge in areas covered at the IHP.

Is Your Organization the Next Anthem?
What do Target, Home Depot, Sony, JP Morgan and Anthem, Inc. have in common? All were recent victims of massive security attacks. Visit the Cybersecurity Command Center, the newest event in the HIMSS15 Exhibit Hall, to find out how you and your organization can avoid becoming the next data breach.

HIMSS15 Preview: Your Go-To-Guide to the Annual Conference
Here's a handy, printable guide to help you quickly navigate HIMSS15. The HIMSS15 Preview features eight pages focusing on the major pillars of the Annual Conference—Education, Exhibition and Networking. Every event and session includes recommendations for events that complement everything on your agenda.

HX360 Announces 16 Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalists
HX360 announced that 16 companies have been selected as semi-finalists in the HX360 Innovation Challenge. These companies will compete to be chosen as one of four finalists to present their solutions before a panel of senior health system executives and venture capitalists during the Innovation Challenge event at HIMSS15.

Tools & Resources

WEBINAR: The Genomics of Big Data
This March 23 Nursing Informatics Task Force presentation will describe the latest incentives/drivers to diagnosis and treatment using genetic and genomic data and identify resources to integrate genomics into your EHR and the implications it has for nursing.

WEBINAR: Creating Your Own HIT Career Opportunities
This Emerging Professionals Webinar on April 3 features an interactive discussion of how to create your own career opportunities: taking advantage of your talents, unexpected assignments, and moving into health informatics management. In this session, participants will discuss practical career building opportunities within health information management and analytics.

WEBINAR: Pharmacy Leads the Way with ePrescribing of Controlled Substances
This March 24 webinar was designed to increase awareness, identify the impact and promote the advancement of pharmacy and technology by bringing thought leaders and content to the Pharmacy Community. Find out why electronic prescribing of controlled substances utilization s is low and what is being done to advance progress

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: Summer JHIM—Usability and the User’s Experience
JHIM, the digital health IT periodical of HIMSS, is accepting abstracts for its Summer issue on usability. Interested authors should submit a 250-word summary abstract that includes a working title and contact information. The submission deadline is April 29. Submit abstracts to Matt Schlossberg, Manager, Publications, at the link above.

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.

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.

Read. Learn. Implement. 20% off the Book of the Month! Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement. Offer good March 1-31. Order Now.



March 23
The Genomics of Big Data

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 3
Creating Your Own HIT Career Opportunities


March 23
The Genomics of Big Data

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 3
Creating Your Own HIT Career Opportunities


April 1
National Nurses Week 2015 Call for Stories

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