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National healthcare innovation summit. Chicago, Illinois. June 15 - 17.


What's New

HIMSS16 Call for Proposals Closes June 15
There's still time to submit a proposal for education presentations at HIMSS16. Submissions, which are due by June 15, should demonstrate a case study approach on the adoption and optimal use of health IT and management systems. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

HIMSS16 Call for Reviewers Closes June 15
June 15 is the deadline for submitting an application to serve as a HIMSS16 education proposal peer reviewer. Reviewers act as content experts, speaker mentors, and session moderators — and must be HIMSS members. Contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

The Clock is Ticking: Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Two Weeks
There's still time to register for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum - but the clock is ticking. The event will take place in New York City June 18-19. More than 30 speakers will discuss how they are using analytics to put data to work to improve care and reduce costs.

NSA Veteran Calls Healthcare "Prime Target" for Cybercriminals
Forty-one year National Security Agency veteran Richard “Dickie” George called healthcare a “prime target” for cybercriminals in a recent interview in Healthcare IT News. George will keynote the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum, June 30-July 1 in Chicago. Click here to read the full interview.

On Your Mark...Get Set...Go — to the Oct. 1 ICD-10 Deadline!
Are you ready for the race to the Oct. 1 deadline? Join HIMSS at the WEDI ICD-10 Forum held July 28-29 at the American Dental Association Conference Center in Chicago. Our ICD-10 thought leaders, consisting of healthcare providers, payers and solutions experts, will not only help you fill in gaps and offer you valuable tools as you near the stretch run to compliance, but they will also look beyond the deadline and discuss what will be needed the day after ICD-10.

How Will You Innovate Healthcare this Year?
Uncover adopted, proven innovations at the National Health Innovation Summit, June 15-17 in Chicago. The summit is the leading educational forum to explore cutting-edge innovations with demonstrated results that accelerate healthcare transformation. Be inspired by successful innovators in healthcare and other industries as you discover creative and innovative strategies, products and services and examine current trends to help achieve the Triple Aim while containing costs.

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 19, 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

PUBLISHING: JHIM Seeking Abstracts for Fall 2015 Issue
The HIMSS Journal of Healthcare Information Management is seeking abstracts for its Fall 2015 issue on continuity of care. Continuity of care is the sharing, coordination, and integration of medical information among different providers to support patient care across multiple points in time and multiple care settings. This process is a vital component of patient care quality. Abstracts for this theme and other topic areas within health IT should be no longer than 250 words long and include a working title, and contact information for all potential authors. Abstracts are due June 30. Please submit to Nancy Vitucci, Senior Manager, Publications, HIMSS Media.

HIMSS BOOKS: Connected Medical Devices: Integrating Patient Care Data in Healthcare Systems
Through the month of June, save 20% on the best-selling book at HIMSS15—Connected Medical Devices: Integrating Patient Care Data in Healthcare Systems. Explore how health systems are using medical device connectivity to improve patient care, through reduced clinical documentation transcription errors and improved data accuracy. Get your copy in eBook or print formats.

HIMSS BOOKS: Launch Your Career with the HIMSS CAHIMS Bundle
Through the month of June, save 20% on our best-selling CAHIMS Bundle, featuring two books at one low price. The bundle features the new CAHIMS Review Guide, an ideal tool for CAHIMS exam and certification prep, and the classic Third Edition of the HIMSS Dictionary, which features nearly 3,000 health IT terms.

FUTURE CARE: Tweet Chat Crowd Tackles Population Health
Is population health just another buzzphrase? Not judging by the enthusiasm for the topic that powered Future Care through a very animated discussion on Twitter last Wednesday. With panelists Farhana Alarakhiya (@Falarakhiya) and Kat Quinn (@PopHealthChick) offering their perspectives, participants added insights from across the country and around the globe on the questions used to shape the conversation.

VIRTUAL BRIEFING: 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 from 10am — 12pm CT 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: Telehealth and Practice Management, Part 2, by the HIMSS Rural Health IT Community and HIMSS Medical Practice and Community Health Center Community
Join us on June 24 for the second of this two-part webinar series, "Telehealth and Practice Management.” We will explore the existing and emerging challenges and risks engendered by the use of technology.

TOWN HALL: Population Health: The Attribution Challenge - Town Hall Series Part 1
This Town Hall will explore how attribution matters to payers, providers, patients and quality directors and whether it matters differently to these different groups.

TOWN HALL: Population Health Management: Care Coordination and Data Workflow - Town Hall Series Part 2
Building on the April Town Hall where we explored the issues, challenges and needs of accurate attribution of a population, this Town Hall event takes the next step and explores the practical aspects of how to manage the population or populations attributed to your practice, and how population health applies to you as a practitioner.

TOOL: Clinical & Business Intelligence: The Analytics Process
This HIMSS C&BI Task Force tool provides an iterative, repeatable data analytics process framework for data scientists to collaborate with the decision makers and users to inform a healthcare organization's robust and effective operational and strategic policies, procedures, plans, and implementations.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: 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: A Roadmap to Effective Data Governance: How to Navigate Five Common Obstacles
This HIMSS C&BI Committee paper examines five obstacles encountered by healthcare organizations when implementing data governance and recommended approaches to achieve the desired results.

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.

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.

PROFILE: ANI Innovator Profile featuring TIGER
ANI recently released the latest ANI Innovator Profile featuring Marion Ball, Ed., FAHIMA, FCHIME, FACMI, FAAN, LFHIMSS, Co-Chair of the TIGER Committee. During this interview, Ball discusses the future of TIGER. “TIGER has been successful as a grassroots initiative and we are excited to see us progress and share our learnings with the recently developed TIGER International Committee,” says Ball.


Calling All Members

Call for Proposals: Patient Engagement Summit
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Oct. 12-13 Patient Engagement Summit in San Diego, Calif. This event explores best practices, case studies, and expert insights into technology, tools, and strategies being used right now to successfully engage patients in their own care. The deadline to submit a proposal is June 25.

Call for Nominations: 2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments
If your hospital IT department is one of the best, nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 5th annual BEST Hospital IT Departments program. Nominations close June 30. Based on data gathered from anonymous employee surveys, Healthcare IT News will publish a November 2015 special report, profiling the top 25 IT departments.

Call for Manuscripts: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics
The Online Journal for Nursing Informatics is currently seeking manuscripts that represent a functional area of nursing informatics practice and are of interest to a nursing informatics audience. All manuscripts must represent original, unpublished material. Please note OJNI strongly encourages student submissions as well.

Participate in Survey: Nurses’ Use of Power to Standardize Nursing Terminology in EHRs
The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community is helping assist with student research to examine nurses’ use of power to standardize nursing terminology in EHRs. Your input is valuable to gain a better understanding of nurses’ influence in standardizing nursing terminology to improve the ability to retrieve patient data and measure outcomes of care. This survey will close July 31. Please direct any questions or comments to Samira Ali.


Sponsored Content

Systems Replacement Impact on Legacy Data Retention
This whitepaper from Harmony Health IT, a HIMSS Corporate Member, serves as a roadmap for healthcare providers engaged in determining and implementing best practices for managing legacy data.


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


June 11
New Jersey
Innovation: Improving Patient Care & Outcomes

June 15
Greater Chicago
2015 Golf Tournament

June 17
New York State
2015 NYS Mini HIMSS Conference

June 18
A New Perspective on Clinical Intelligence




June 15
CE-IT Town Hall Features IHE-PCD Domain Update

June 16
Digital Connectivity in Chronic Disease Management

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

June 17
Ingredients for a Healthier Population

June 24
Telehealth and Practice Management, Part 2

Thru July 12
HIMSS15 Online


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

June 25
Patient Engagement Summit Call for Proposals

June 30
2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments Call for Nominations

Best hospitals IT department. Nominate your hospital today!


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