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2015 mHealth Summit Opens Call for Presentations
The 2015 mHealth Summit opened its call for presentations. This year’s theme—“Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Providers and Patients”—will spotlight mobile, patient-centered healthcare delivery and consumer wearables, apps and personal health devices. The deadline for submissions is June 8. The Summit will be hosted in Washington, DC, from Nov. 8-11.

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.

How Will You Innovate Healthcare this Year?
The National Healthcare Innovation Summit, June 15-17, in Chicago, will explore ways to achieve the Triple Aim while building strong, innovative delivery systems. The Summit is the leading educational forum to explore cutting-edge innovations with demonstrated results that accelerate healthcare transformation.

Turn Big Data into Knowledge to Reduce Costs
The Carolinas HealthCare System is swimming in data. Jeff Fuller, director of operational analytics, will show how the System makes sense of information at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, June 18-19, in New York. Fuller is among 20+ speakers who will demonstrate how analytics is used to improve care and reduce costs.

FBI Cyber Expert Keynotes Chicago Privacy & Security Forum
At the Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago, June 30-July 1, the deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber operations will deliver a keynote address on the cybersecurity landscape. He will join 24 speakers at the event, which will feature education and networking, as well as best practices, lessons learned and other insights.

Resource Library Survey
HIMSS is conducting a survey to make the Resource Library a better experience for you. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes and will be open until June 15, 2015. All of your answers are confidential and will only be used for research. Thank you in advance of your participation as we continue to strive to improve our resources. Take the survey now

Tools & Resources

HIMSS BOOKS: 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.

PUBLICATIONS: May 2015 Clinical Informatics Insights
The latest issue of Clinical Informatics Insights will explore the impact of informatics on people in the United States in a case study format. Click the link above to access the May 11, 2015, issue and to subscribe to this eNewsletter.

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.

LIVE EVENT: 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.

PODCAST: ICD-10 and More
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. Explore the series of three podcasts, conducted during HIMSS15, here, here and here.

On Demand: Physician-led ACO Webinars
Stream the latest Physician Community webinar sessions, which will focus on physician-led accountable care organizations. Access the webinars Supporting Chronic Disease Management and Opportunities & Challenges at the link above. Save the date for the next installment—"Ingredients for a Healthier Population" — on June 17.

WEBINAR: Pharmacy, Leadership and the Optimization of Quality ePrescribing
The third installment of the 2015 Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Webinar Series on June 4, will discuss steps the healthcare industry can take to optimize the quality of ePrescribing through properly calculating day supply values, identifying metric values used to describe quantities, proper use of the notes field, and implementation of RxChange and RxCancel message types.

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.

RESOURCE: Value Optimization Strategies Added to HIMSS Value Suite
The HIMSS Value of HIT 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.

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.

WEBINAR: Advice for the Emerging Leader: Essentials for Establishing and Maintaining a Competitive Career Advantage
No matter where you are in your career, you can take the next step in your professional development by giving yourself a competitive edge in the marketplace. Join our experts on June 17 as they provide helpful guidance on portfolio enhancement, building your skillset and resume, and tips to maintain a healthy balance between your work and professional life.

FUTURE CARE: Analysts Provide In-Depth Look at Recent IBM Moves
Future Care’s hour-long Tweet Chat on June 3 will give participants the chance to offer insights into how their organizations are using patient-centric information to provide care for individual patients while also working on improving the overall health and care of entire populations, across the care continuum.

ON-DEMAND: Improving Provider and Patient Satisfaction with Fast Access to Virtual Desktops
New research conducted by HIMSS Analytics shows how Desktop Virtualization combined with badge tap authentication and single sign-on saves care providers time, simplifies workflows and ultimately leads to a better patient experience. Learn about University Hospitals and how their virtualization implementation delivered improvements in provider and patient satisfaction.

WHITE PAPER: Beyond the ROI of Virtualization
Healthcare organizations enabling virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) have a tremendous opportunity to impact their patient care. This paper highlights the results of a series of clinical and IT staff interviews HIMSS Analytics conducted in March 2015 to highlight the quantitative ROI of VDI.

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.

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.

mHealth Summit. Call for presentations now open. Learn more.


May 22
Dashboards That Ride the Waves of Metrics

May 22
Midwest Gateway
HIE Forum: Connecting Missouri & Beyond



May 27
Telehealth and Practice Transformation

June 3
Nursing Informatics: At the Forefront of Nursing

Thru July 12
HIMSS15 Online


May 31-June 3
e-Health 2015

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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