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HIMSS15 Online April 13-16, 2015. Access Live and On-Demand Education and Exhibits. Only $49. Register Now.
WEEK OF April 8, 2015

Editor’s Note: The HIMSS Weekly Insider will not publish on April 15, during HIMSS15. We will resume publishing on April 22.

What's New

Take Control of Your Career—At a Discount
HIMSS has collaborated with several organizations to offer university program and certificate discounts. Review these opportunities and take control of your career and empower yourself by earning a degree or professional certificate. Learn about new and expanded offerings, as well as many university offerings.

HIMSS and Announce Content Collaboration
HIMSS announced its collaboration with, an online platform where business professionals can discover industry-specific content. The collaboration will extend HIMSS brand awareness among healthcare industry leaders by featuring HIMSS-owned content. It also benefits HIMSS members by providing a reduced-rate annual subscription to the network.

HIMSS Submits Comments on ONC’s Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap
In an April 3 letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), HIMSS submitted its final comments in response to ONC’s Connecting Health Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap. In its comments, HIMSS is recommending ONC focus on six key ideas.

Speakers Announced for National Healthcare Innovation Summit
Focused on finding innovative ways to improve healthcare quality and make it more affordable, the National Healthcare Innovation Summit announced a slate of speakers for its upcoming event June 15-17 at the InterContinental Chicago.

HIMSS15 — Chicago

Download the HIMSS15 Mobile App
The HIMSS15 mobile app is now available for download on iOS, Android and HTML5 platforms. Download is easy. Check out this article on the app’s features.

Revenue Cycle Improvement: A New Model Unveiled
The HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force will show what the patient financial experience should look like on April 13, during a working breakfast session “Revenue Cycle of the Future: Revolutionary Model for Healthcare Revenue Management in a Consumer-Centric World.” Read this interview with task force chair Stuart Hanson.

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 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.

12 Must-See Exhibition Areas at HIMSS15
HIMSS15 is more chock-full of great exhibits to visit and experience than ever. But here are 12 absolutely must-see exhibition landmarks you’ll not want to miss!

Save the Date—HIMSS16 Call for Proposals
The search is on for education presenters at HIMSS16. Submissions should demonstrate a case study approach on the adoption and optimal use of health IT and management systems. The call opens May 1. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education at the link above.

Save the Date—HIMSS16 Call for Reviewers
The search is on for HIMSS16 education proposal peer reviewers. Reviewers act as content experts, speaker mentors, and session moderators. The call opens May 1, and you must be a HIMSS member. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education at the link above.

Interoperability Workgroup Partners with HIMSS & IHE USA at HIMSS15
Building on its current effort to connect EHRs to HIEs, the EHR I HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG) has formed a strategic relationship with HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems. The new program will be offered virtually and on-site at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland. At HIMSS15, catch an educational presentation on April 15 (click link). For additional information or to be involved in the testing and certification program contact John Baus.

Tools & Resources

BLOG: Innovation as Radical Common Sense
What healthcare problems do we need to solve? What viable solutions are required to transform care? Explore the practical side of healthcare innovation with this thought-provoking blog post by Gregory Makoul. Collaborate with innovation experts to fast-track healthcare transformation at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit held June 15-17, in Chicago.

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.

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.

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. The deadline is April 16.

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.

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May 5
The CAHIMS Review Course

May 7
The CAHIMS Review Course

May 12
The CAHIMS Review Course

May 14
The CAHIMS Review Course

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

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