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WEEK OF March 25, 2015
What's New

Proposed Regulations Released on Meaningful Use Stage 3
On March 20, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers & Medicare and Medicaid Services each released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use Stage 3.

HIMSS Board Approve Net Neutrality Position Statement
With the recent vote by the Federal Communications Commission in regards to the issue of ‘net neutrality,’ the HIMSS Board of Directors at their March 17 meeting approved an official HIMSS position on the issue.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

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 event that complement everything on your agenda.

HIMSS15 New Attendee Orientation
If this is your first time attending HIMSS15, join HIMSS leaders on April 1, as they highlight programs and educational offerings. The orientation includes a demo of the HIMSS15 Mobile App, review of the show floor plan, and tips and techniques for getting the most out of your conference experience.

HIMSS15 Experienced Attendee Orientation
For those who have previously attended HIMSS15, this orientation on April 2 will complement your onsite experience with highlights of new programs and educational offerings. Hear demos, find out about exhibition landmarks, and discover our suggestions for making the most of your HIMSS15 experience.

HX360™ Inaugural Event @ HIMSS15
HX360™ is a new initiative co-developed by HIMSS and AVIA to improve the way that healthcare is delivered by both inspiring and facilitating the adoption and use of next generation (non-EHR Platform) technologies by provider organizations. Register and learn more about HX360's inaugural event at HIMSS15

HIMSS15 Physician Events
The much anticipated HIMSS15 Physicians' IT Symposium "The Journey from Data to Transforming Health" will set the stage for the rest of your experience at HIMSS15. Here are some suggestions to make the most of your HIMSS15 experience.

Looking for the Next Big Idea in Health IT?
Here’s your chance to explore emerging business opportunities and network with innovators and venture capitalists at the ninth annual Venture+ Forum at HIMSS15. This pre-conference event spotlights new and emerging health solutions and offers networking opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs. For breaking information, connect with us on Twitter @HITVenture.

Looking to Increase the Equity Value of Your Business?
Join us on for an interactive session that will explore your startup’s place in the diverse digital health market. Discover strategies for building a successful business, learn about industry funding trends, and gain tips for increasing the equity value of your startup. Connect with us on Twitter @HITVenture.

HIMSS15 Online
You can 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 only $49, you gain access to select portions of HIMSS15 with live content and real-time interaction.

Tools & Resources

WEBINAR: mHealth Open Mic Series: FDA’s MDDS Guidance
Join this upcoming open Mic session on March 27, to discuss final MDDS guidance for 2015, what it entails, and how it impacts medical technology companies. We’ll also explore the Policy for Low Risk Devices and the FDA Medical Device Accessory Guidance draft.

ON-DEMAND: High Performance Leadership in the Era of Healthcare Transformation
The next generation of healthcare leaders will face the challenge of effectively realizing one’s organizational vision while achieving the Triple Aim. In this on-demand session, get tools, resources and best practices to help your organization stay ahead of developments in the ever-changing healthcare sphere.

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.

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.

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.

HIMSS Corporate Member White Paper: What You Need to Know about RTLS
The ability to know exactly where certain assets or people are located at any particular time can provide an important advantage to organizations. Read more in this whitepaper from Ekahau.

HIMSS Corporate Member White Paper: Benefit from Your Big Data
Provider organizations across the country are undertaking big data initiatives, but the promised land of fully aligned enterprise-wide data that supports population health management and triggers patient-specific interventions is still a long way off. Read more in this whitepaper from ZirMed.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

WEBINARS & VIRTUAL EVENTS

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

EVENTS

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

May 15
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

July 15-17
National Healthcare Innovation Summit

DEADLINES

April 1
National Nurses Week 2015 Call for Stories

Driving Meaningful Healthcare Transformation. Apply the right technology.

CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE WEEK

American Consultants
Cerner Corporation
Cloudpath Networks
DSS
Find-A-Code
First Choice Professionals
InstaMed
Kodak Alaris
MEDHOST
MyDirectives
OBIX
Qbase
SA Ignite
SAS Institute
Saviance Technologies
Sonic Healthcare USA
SONIFI Health
TigerText
Versus Technology
Vmware
Voalte
zCover

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CORPORATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
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CureMD is a leading provider of Cloud based EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management services to transform the administrative and clinical operations of healthcare organizations of all sizes. Our award winning solutions simplify decision-making, streamline operations and ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices - ultimately saving time and effort to maximize value and returns.

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