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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 will be open thru June 15. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

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 will be open thru June 15, and you must be a HIMSS member. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

2015 mHealth Summit Call for Presentations Now Open
The 2015 mHealth Summit theme, “Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients” will put a spotlight on the shift to mobile, patient-centered healthcare delivery as well as consumer adoption of wearables, apps and personal health devices. The Summit will take place Nov. 8-11 at the National Gaylord Resort and Convention Center.

Innovation Summit: Adopted, Proven Solutions
The National Healthcare Innovation Summit, June 15-17, in Chicago, will explore ways to achieve the Triple Aim while building strong, innovative delivery systems. Collaborate with healthcare peers and industry leaders to discover proven, scalable innovations that control costs while achieving healthier populations, affordable care, and better patient experiences.

CMS Data Guru to Keynote NYC Healthcare Analytics Forum in June
CMS’s Chief Data Officer Niall Brennan will deliver the June 19 keynote at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum. The forum, to be held June 18-19 in New York City, will focus on practical solutions, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer education.

Mayo Clinic’s Security Expert Explores Infrastructure Security at Chicago Privacy & Security Forum
At the Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago, June 30-July 1, Paula Nixa, the Mayo Clinic’s security analyst, will highlight how Mayo assesses vulnerabilities, collaborates with vendors, and measures risks and standards to keep the facility safe from cyber threats. She will join 24 speakers at the event, which will feature education and networking, as well as best practices, lessons learned and other insights.

HIMSS15 Online
HIMSS’ Annual Conference & Exhibition is over, but you can extend your experience with HIMSS15 Online. Through this virtual extension of HIMSS15, get on-demand access to select portions of the conference, including keynotes, education sessions, networking and more, all for only $49.

Health Datapalooza Agenda Available Online
Health Datapalooza, held May 31-June 3 in Washington, DC and presented by the Health Data Consortium, is a national conference focused on liberating health data and bringing together companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest, most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes.

Tools & Resources

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation
HIMSS Books’ new title An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation is the May Book of the Month. This book offers the next generation of nurse informaticists a keen understanding of the discipline, best practices, and its scope of influence in healthcare. Save 20% on print and eBook editions in May.

HIMSS BOOKS: Save 20% on HIMSS Privacy & Security Bundle
Through the month of May save 20% on our best-selling collection of privacy and security books. These critical books will provide you with the resources necessary to build and maintain a comprehensive security system, and adapt quickly to patient privacy mandates in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

WEBINAR: Telehealth and Practice Transformation
Join the HIMSS Rural Health IT Community and HIMSS Medical Practice and Community Health Center Community for the first of a two-part webinar series on the use of telehealth to improve health outcomes. The first webinar begins May 27.

WEBINAR: Nursing Informatics: At the Forefront of Nursing
Examine the growing impact of nursing informatics through trends and evidenced-based results from the field, in this June 3 webinar. We’ll explore recently published data of informatics nurses, a case study on the realities of EHR post-implementation, and illustrate EMRAM Stage 7 achievements through the eyes of the CNIO.

WEBINAR: Improving Provider and Patient Satisfaction with Virtual Desktops
HIMSS Analytics’ research shows that desktop virtualization, combined with badge tap authentication and single sign-on, saves providers time, simplifies workflows and leads to a better patient experience. On May 15, learn how University Hospitals’ virtualization implementation delivered improvements in provider and patient satisfaction.

WEBINAR: Connected Patient Community Event
On May 19, the University of Iowa will share how the patient EMR portal plays a key role in their ACO success with demonstrated health benefit gains and cost savings in population management. Included will be a description of their workflow in patient engagement pre-visit and how they exercise shared decision-making and goal-monitoring.

WEBINAR: It Is Happening: Making the Smooth Transition to ICD-10
Survive the ICD-10 transition by gaining a comprehensive understanding of its testing, execution stages, and post-implementation practices. On May 13, get industry insight and hear real-world experiences from regulatory agencies and providers to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10 and a seamless operational environment after its execution.

WEBINAR: The EHR and the Item Master: The Keys to Healthcare System Profitability
How can you drive greater profitability from your supply chain organization? On June 10, discover how you can leverage a combination of the item master and EHR to tackle implementation challenges and improve your organization's quality of care.

FUTURE CARE: Tweet Chat Explores Layers of Population Health Management 
How can healthcare providers tap into, and make use of, all the data generated by the increasing prevalence of personal fitness trackers, connected medical devices, implantables and other sensors that collect real-time information? Find out on June 3 at noon EST during a #FutureCare Tweet Chat sponsored by IBM.

EVENT: e-Health 2015
e-Health 2015, to be held May 31-June 3 in Toronto, Canada, offers proactive top-quality learning, opportunities to network with organizations and people that value quality health information as well as effective integrated system solutions. Since its inception, the Conference has attracted a steadily increasing attendance, now upwards of 1,500+ delegates. The Trade Show provides an excellent opportunity for direct access to members of the health informatics community.

PODCASTS: ICD-10 Podcast Series
Listen and learn about ICD-10 and the looming Oct. 1 deadline for implementation, the future financial experience for patients, cybersecurity, interoperability and more in this podcast series. Conducted during HIMSS15, the podcasts provide insights from HIMSS staff and other health IT professionals.  The interviews originally aired on Talk Ten Tuesday between April 13 and April 15.

RESOURCE: Value Optimization Strategies Added to HIMSS Value Suite
The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite added new features to its resources focused on value optimization, including the Meaningful Use Fact Finder with information on MU measures and reporting timelines; resources on implementing patient engagement strategies; and Pathways to Value, a collection of action plans focused on key areas with high potential for value realization.

RESOURCE: HIMSS Innovation Pathways Maturity Model
The HIMSS Innovation Community & Committee recently launched the HIMSS Innovation Pathways Maturity Model (IPMM). The purpose of the IPMM is to assist healthcare organizations in improving their ability to innovate through the assessment and refinement of four key areas of innovation: collaboration, innovation process, organizational support, and funding.

RESOURCE: HIMSS Usability Maturity Model
The HIMSS Health IT User Experience Committee recently re-launched the HIMSS Usability Maturity Model (UMM). The UMM measures how well your organization incorporates usability and other user-centered design principles into its development and strategic planning processes. The five-phase model provides a common vocabulary for the healthcare industry to quantify UCD efforts.

RESOURCE: New Feature Added to TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
“Information Technology in Healthcare” is an intermediate-level course that introduces a range of topics involving the processes, the people and the technologies that comprise a health IT environment. There are 16 modules aligned by topic sections along with a final exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions.

Calling All Members

VOLUNTEER: mHealth Community
Strategic planning to integrate mobile technology as part of your existing health IT infrastructure is key to gaining buy-in and leveraging the most impact from your investment.  Join HIMSS mHealth Community May Open Mic series on May 15 to hear how multi-award winning NorthShore University HealthSystem is approaching their strategic implementation for mobile technology. 

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.

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 14
Next Generation Care Transition: Innovating to Improve Health Across Care Settings

May 14
2015 Spring Meeting

May 18
5th Annual Golf Tournament

May 19
Cybersecurity & HIT Initiatives

May 20
Central Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania
Healthcare 2020: The Technology Vision

May 20-21
2015 Annual Conference

May 21
National Capital Area
Fusion of Administrative, Program, and Clinical Data – The Future of Health Care



May 14
The CAHIMS Review Course

May 15
Improving Provider and Patient Satisfaction with Virtual Desktops

May 15
Pharmacy’s Role in Interoperability

May 20
Physician Led ACOs—Opportunities & Challenges

May 20
Riding the Wave of Cloud Computing in Healthcare

May 27
Telehealth and Practice Transformation

June 3
Nursing Informatics: At the Forefront of Nursing

Thru July 12
HIMSS15 Online


May 15
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute—Texas Health Presbyterian

June 15-17
National Healthcare Innovation Summit

June 18-19
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

June 19
HIMSS Leadership Essentials Institute—Birmingham

June 30-July 1
Privacy & Security Forum

Feb. 29-March 4, 2016
2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition—Las Vegas


June 15
HIMSS16 Call for Proposals

June 15
HIMSS16 Call for Reviewers

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