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What's New

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.

Participate and Receive a Discount to the HIMSS Bookstore!
HIMSS is conducting a survey to make the Resource Library a better experience for you. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes and will be open until June 5, 2015. All of your answers are confidential and will only be used for research. Complete the survey and you will receive a discount code to the HIMSS Bookstore. 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.

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: Essentials for Establishing and Maintaining a Competitive Career Advantage
Give 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.

WEBINAR: Pharmacy, Leadership and the Optimization of Quality ePrescribing
The 2015 Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Webinar Series on June 4 will discuss optimizing 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.

CERTIFICATION: HIMSS to Begin Offering Maintenance Of Certification Part 2 Credit
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved HIMSS to offer ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 credit, which encompasses maintenance of the Clinical Informatics Board Certification.

WEBINAR: Ingredients for a Healthier Population
A case study presented by Cleveland Clinic on June 17, will explore how to manage variations in the practice of medicine by utilizing distance patient education, care path development, clinically integrated networks and the practical, operational realities of evidence based medicine.

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.

Calling All Members

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.

VOLUNTEER: HIMSS Recruiting Members for New Technology Task Force
The new Health Business Solutions Technology Task Force will review existing and proposed legislative and administrative initiatives through the eyes of the technology needed to support the activity required by the language of the initiatives. In addition, the Task Force will facilitate open discussion between vendors and end-users that ensures system/software functionality created to meet regulatory requirements also meets the end-users business needs. Contact Pam Jodock, Senior Director Health Business Solutions.

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.


Steve Ruth
SMC Partners, LLC

 Thanks to the generosity of HIMSS and the Regional Extension Center Affiliate (REC) program, I have had the opportunity to be both an active learner, by attending conferences and webinars, and an active contributor, by serving on HIMSS work groups (behavioral health), and staffing  Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) exhibits at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

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Inventing the midcycle. Best practices.


May 29
New England
(No Time to) Stop and Smell the Roses

June 4
2015 Annual Spring Leadership Conference

June 5
Spring Event & Annual Business Meeting



June 3
Nursing Informatics: At the Forefront of Nursing

June 3
Future Care Tweet Chat

June 4
Pharmacy, Leadership and the Optimization of Quality ePrescribing

June 10
The EHR and the Item Master: The Keys to Healthcare System Profitability

June 17
Advice for the Emerging Leader: Essentials for Establishing and Maintaining a Competitive Career Advantage

June 17
Ingredients for a Healthier Population

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 8
2015 mHealth Summit Call for Presentations

June 15
HIMSS16 Call for Proposals

June 15
HIMSS16 Call for Reviewers

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