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WEEK OF June

24,

2015
What's New

Privacy & Security Forum, 6/30 – 7/1: Register Today
At the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum, June 30-July 1 in Chicago, 25-plus speakers from leading healthcare providers will share best practices and case studies on how to combat cybercrime and other security challenges.

Patient Engagement Summit Call for Proposals Closes June 26
There's still time to submit a proposal for the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Patient Engagement Summit, which will be presented Oct. 12-13 in San Diego. Submissions are due by June 26. The preferred submission will be a case study that demonstrates how a healthcare provider or payer has successfully engaged patients in their own care.

HIMSS Comments on CMS Meaningful Use Modifications
In a June 15 letter to Andrew Slavitt, the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HIMSS submitted its response to the CMS’s Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 Through 2017 Notice for Proposed Rule Making (NPRM).

HIMSS Responds to EHR and Inpatient Quality Program
HIMSS leveraged its members’ expertise in commenting on the NPRM and looks forward to continuing our dialogue with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the continued advancement and improvement of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

One Voice, One Vision: Show Your Commitment to HIT
National Health IT Week 2015 (October 5-9, 2015) is an independent, partner-driven virtual awareness week made up of local, regional and national events that offer all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite in support of the benefits that health information technology (HIT) can bring to U.S. healthcare. There is no cost for National Health IT Week 2015 Partnership, except that your organization be a member. We will keep you up to date on events during the week, and your participation will be highlighted in our promotions across the industry. Become a Partner in National Health IT Week 2015 today!

BEST Hospital IT Departments: Nominations Close June 30
More than 100 hospitals have been nominated for Healthcare IT News’ 2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments program. Nominations close on June 30, so there’s still plenty of time to nominate your team. The nomination process is quick and easy. The 25 top hospitals will be profiled in the November issue of Healthcare IT News.

Tools & Resources

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: Coalition Seeks to Give Consumers ‘Clear Choices’ in Healthcare
With new IT, cost transparency is increasingly within reach for consumers being asked to pay more of their care out of their own wallets.

Article: The Role of Team-based Care on the Path to Healthcare Transformation
This new content from HIMSS’ Patient-Centered Care Teams Task Force describes the evolution of population health and care teams, how healthcare is in flux, how primary care is changing and the role of health information technology as an enabler.

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: 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.

VIRTUAL EVENT: Big Data, Big Insight: A Conversation with Healthcare Analytics Leaders
Wednesday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) HIMSS Virtual Briefing will feature an even inspired by the recent Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum. If you’re looking to transform your wellness ecosystem and realize these initiatives, learn directly from healthcare analytics leaders during this unique, 90-minute session. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover real solutions and take part in live Q&A with the experts.

HIMSS Virtual Career Fair
A HIMSS Virtual Briefing, Tuesday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT). Directly connect with employers looking to hire from the executive level to mid-career and entry level in many sectors across the health IT industry. Because the event is held online, you will not need to commit to a full day of travel. You’ll also be able to consider employers who are hiring in many geographic locations, giving you the option to determine the best prospect for your next career move.

Advice for the Emerging Leader:
Essentials for 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 this on-demand session for helpful guidance on portfolio enhancement, building your skillset and resume, and tips to maintain a healthy balance between your work and professional life.

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.

Calling All Members

Online Journal of Nursing Informatics Summer Issue
View OJNI’s most recent issue, which contains articles and editorials geared towards the latest emerging trends and hot topics in nursing informatics. Launched in 1996 with readership spanning over 49 countries, OJNI is a free, peer-reviewed publication that supports all functional areas of nursing informatics.

Survey: Nurses Look to Standardize 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, 2015. Click here to access the survey. Please direct any questions or comments to Samira Ali, samar22193@yahoo.com.

 

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CHAPTER EVENTS

June 24-25
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Spring 2015 Conference

June 25
Washington
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UPCOMING EVENTS

WEBINARS & VIRTUAL EVENTS

Thru July 12
HIMSS15 Online

On-demand Webinar
Population Health: The Attribution Challenge - Town Hall Series Part 1

On-demand Webinar
Population Health Management: Care Coordination and Data Workflow - Town Hall Series Part 2

EVENTS

June 30-July 1
Privacy & Security Forum

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

DEADLINES

June 25
Patient Engagement Summit Call for Proposals

June 30
2015 BEST Hospital IT Departments Call for Nominations


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CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE WEEK

3M Health Information Systems
Accenture
Adroitent
Alcatel-Lucent
Allen Technologies
Anthelio Healthcare Solutions
Avaya
Carestream Health
CDW Healthcare
Connected Technology Solutions
Corning Optical Communications
ELLKAY
Everbridge
Futura Mobility
Georgia, USA
Health Catalyst
Health ELT
Imprivata
InfraScience
Ivenix
KLAS
LANDesk
Matrixcare
Phunware
Practice Fusion
SAP America
SilverVue
The SSI Group
Syapse
Tableau Software
TeleTracking Technologies
The Huntzinger Management Group
Unidesk
Varian Medical Systems
YouScript by Genelex

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CORPORATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
ScImage is an innovative leader in health IT solutions, including Enterprise PACS, VNA, analytics, interoperability and image sharing; on premise, in the cloud, or both. The Advisory Board Company is a global technology, research, and consulting firm partnering with 200,000 leaders in 4,500 organizations across health care and higher education. Voalte develops smartphone solutions that simplify caregiver communication. As the only company to offer a comprehensive Mobile Communication Strategy, Voalte enables care teams inside and outside the hospital to access and exchange information securely.
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A team of innovators with the services and tools that enable providers, payers and patients to tap into healthcare based on value, not on volume. Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions (RGTS) specializes in helping organizations improve operational efficiencies, streamline operations, reduce operating expenses, while improving overall performance. The Collaborative is an organization of the major national pharmacy associations and associate members focused on pharmacists use of health IT.
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