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Driving Meaningful Healthcare Transformation. Apply the right technology.
WEEK OF April 1, 2015
What's New

Sensmeier Named Top 15 Interoperability Geeks to Watch
Healthcare IT News recently announced Joyce Sensmeier, Vice President, Informatics, HIMSS, as one of the top 15 interoperability geeks to watch. Sensmeier led the advancement of integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), an international standards profiling organization which has achieved regional and international adoption of its public domain technical framework.

Real-world Innovations, Demonstrated Results at Innovation Summit
The National Healthcare Innovation Summit provides a focused environment for healthcare leaders to examine proven outcomes from adopted, cutting-edge innovations. Collaborate with innovation experts and uncover creative approaches that have been implemented and are achieving the goals of the Triple Aim while accelerating healthcare transformation.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

CMS Acting Administrator Slavitt to Keynote at HIMSS15
Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), was recently added to the HIMSS15 keynote speaker lineup, and will speak on April 16. Slavitt oversees the programs that serve the millions of Americans that access healthcare services through Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and the marketplace.

Cybersecurity & Interoperability—Working Together for Patient Safety
IHE USA is hosting an Interoperability Breakfast Panel, sponsored by CareFusion, at HIMSS15 on April 15, at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ Theater. A panel of experts will demonstrate how interoperability is yielding tremendous enhancements to patient care while enhancing data security efforts.

Intermountain CFO Rethinks Revenue Cycle
Intermountain Healthcare CFO Albert Zimmerli, who will keynote Healthcare Finance News’s Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit at on April 12 at HIMSS15, will explore the performance of finance teams and holding costs in check.

Don’t Miss the HX360™ Inaugural Event at HIMSS15
HX360™, a new initiative which runs from April 13-15, 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.

HIMSS15 Physician Interoperability Showcase™ Tour
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ is a live interactive demonstration where health IT solution providers collaborate to maximize the collective impact of their technologies. Come see how using standards makes all the difference to patient care and clinician workflow on an exclusive Physician centered tour on April 13.

HIMSS15 TIGER Community Meetup
The TIGER Community Meetup will take place at HIMSS Spot on April 14, from 2 pm-4 pm. Network with your fellow professional TIGERs from across the globe, learn new details about the reimagined Virtual Learning Environment and share your TIGER highlights, successes, victories and celebrations.

HIMSS15 Online: The Next Best Thing to Being There
HIMSS15 Online is a cost-effective and convenient way to access the largest health IT event in North America. Designed with the budget-conscious and deadline-driven attendee in mind, HIMSS15 Online includes many of its essential aspects of its onsite counterpart, as well as extra features you can’t get in Chicago.

What are the Best Ways to Network at HIMSS15?
The best way to begin networking at HIMSS15 is to understand the conference in such a way that you can creatively and systematically leverage all that it has to offer. This tip sheet will help you begin planning your networking strategy today.

Planning a Leadership Path at the CIO Forum
At this interactive leadership event on April 12, explore the many facets impacting today's health IT leader, and discover how to proactively plan a path toward successful leadership. Learn from experts as they reflect on ways to best anticipate industry trends and identify executive skills needed to support organizational strategies.

7 Ways to Use HIMSS15 Online to Enhance Your Onsite Experience
While HIMSS15 Online is a great tool for attending HIMSS15 remotely, it’s also an exceptional, cost-effective resource for maximizing the experiences of onsite visitors. Here are seven great ways to leverage HIMSS15 Online while you are in Chicago.

Tools & Resources

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction
The HIMSS Book of the Month for April is also the Winner of the 2014 HIMSS Book of the Year. Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction explores the evolution of healthcare analytics, current and upcoming challenges, and the DELTA Analytics Maturity model. Click the link for more information and additional content.

WEBINAR: Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Regulations
This three-part virtual briefing will discuss the March 20 release related to Meaningful Use Stage 3. Signing up for this event will automatically register you for the entire series, which broadcasts April 1 and April 8.

WEBINAR: Physician Led ACOs—Opportunities & Challenges
ACOs have many lofty goals, including the effective use of quality of care and cost data to promote high quality health services; helping to identify strategies to reduce unnecessary expenditures and improve overall population health. Join speaker Farzad Mostashari, MD, as he explores a physician-led ACO model.

TOWN HALL: 2015 Pharmacy Informatics Series
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.

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.

Sponsored Content

Key Drivers of Analytical Maturity Among Healthcare Providers
Lying at the heart of the “analytical hospital” is a commitment to treating data as a valuable asset that must be managed over time and constantly improved. Read more in this whitepaper from Informatica, a HIMSS Corporate Member.

Business Intelligence in Healthcare: Strategies to Ensure Financial Success
This white paper will discusses the importance of leveraging data in light of new healthcare models. Read more in this whitepaper form Meridian Medical Management, a HIMSS Corporate Member.

Healthcare Cybersecurity Themes for 2015
Healthcare is clearly a growing cyberattack target. To address these risks in the industry a combination of people, information, and technology must be employed.  Read more in this whitepaper from OpenSky, a HIMSS Corporate Member.

Keynote Speaker. Albert R.Zimmerli Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Intermountain Healthcare. Keynote: 9:05 - 10:00 AM Re-imaging the Revenue Cycle In an Era of Rapid Transformation.



April 1
Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Regulations

April 2
HIMSS15 Experienced Attendee Orientation

April 3
Creating Your Own HIT Career Opportunities

April 8
Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Regulations

May 20
Physician Led ACOs—Opportunities & Challenges


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

May 15
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

July 15-17
National Healthcare Innovation Summit


April 29
Abstract Call: Summer JHIM—Usability and the User’s Experience

HIMSS15 Online April 13-16, 2015. Access Live and On-Demand Education and Exhibits. Only $49. Register Now.


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