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WEEK OF April 21, 2015
What's New

Lieber Reflects on Key Themes at HIMSS15
Steve Lieber, President and CEO of HIMSS, reflects on how HIMSS15 focused on major healthcare issues, including cost, quality and care coordination. Lieber stresses that healthcare must embrace technology as a vital tool for connecting people to the healthcare system and affecting critical change to improve care.

HIMSS Releases 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey Results
The results of the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey found that nearly 90 percent of respondents use mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare. The report also showed that respondents believe that mHealth is beginning to drive cost savings and improve the quality of care.

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.

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

Save the Date—HIMSS16 in Las Vegas
Save the date for HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, Feb. 29-March 4, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Attendees can book their hotel and vendors can begin planning for their exhibit hall space. Learn more at the link above.

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.

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 through July 12.

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.

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. Through membership, you will obtain practical knowledge and guidance to help you effectively manage and use data. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events. The next event is on May 28.

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.


Janet Ellingson
Meaningful Use Coordinator,INEGRIS Health

My involvement in HIMSS began in 2012, when I attended my first annual conference.  I was new to the field of Nursing Informatics, and believed the HIMSS conference was the best place to network and gather information about the happenings in the field of health information management.

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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


May 15
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute

June 15-17
National Healthcare Innovation Summit

June 18-19
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum—New York

June 30 – July 1
Privacy & Security Forum—Chicago


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

Webinar. Bridging The Healthcare Data Divide. Visual Analytics for better patient outcomes. Register Now.


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General Dynamics Health Solutions
Innovative Healthcare Solutions
Nuance Communications
QPID Health
Quammen Health Care Consultants
SCC Soft Computer
Symantec Corporation
Zebra Technologies


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