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Join the HIE inPractice Task Force
The new interoperability & HIE Committee is looking for volunteers to collaborate to promote in-depth looks at specific HIE and health IT organizations, featuring success stories, lessons learned and best practices and turning information into essential tools and literature for the industry.  If you are interested in participating on this task force email us at

The HIT Standards Dictionary Work Group is recruiting
The new Interoperability & HIE Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the revision of the 4th Edition of the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations that will be released during HIMSS17 annual conference. To become a member of the work group email us at

Healtheway now The Sequoia Project
Healtheway and its member-led board have decided to rename the expanding organization The Sequoia Project. The new name reflects its growth and better describes the capabilities of the organization as it contributes to significant expansion of health IT interoperability across the country.

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!

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: Clinical Informatics Insights ‘Turning the Tides on Alarms’
The June issue of Clinical Informatics Insights explores clinical alarm safety and how we can use alarm data to drive change.

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: Physician Community Webinar Series “Ingredients for a Healthier Population”
C. Martin Harris, MD, MBA, CIO, Cleveland Clinic, presents a case study on 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.

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.

Top 5 Reasons to Move from Document Management to ECM
While a document management system provides the basic storage and retrieval of content, businesses need to automate workflows, mitigate risks, manage multiple content types and work between different business applications. Read this paper to learn how an ECM solution reduces manual processes and streamlines workflow, all while improving user adoption.

Don’t Let ECM Projects Become Despised Legacy Apps
When selecting ECM solutions, many IT departments face pressure to keep costs down and decrease the time it takes to see the benefits. Therefore, many IT departments play it safe when choosing an ECM system. Discover how involving IT in the buying process allows organizations to select a solution that leads to success.

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.

Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall series: Pharmacy, Leadership and the Optimization of Quality e-prescribing
The third installment of the 2015 Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Webinar Series in Collaboration with NCPDP, sponsored by Surescripts, will discuss the next steps the healthcare industry can take to optimize the quality of e-prescribing 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.

TIGER VLE July Webinar
The next TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) webinar takes place Tuesday, July 14 at 12 -1 p.m. CT. 

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,



Bonny Roberts
Vice President, Customer Experience at Aventura, incoming HIMSS Colorado Chapter Board Education Liaison

I am currently winding down after two years as a member of the HIMSS Innovation Committee.  This experience was my first with HIMSS and I could not have been more amazed by the passion, drive and commitment of my fellow volunteers. I benefited from their unique perspectives and desire to leave behind something tangible that HIMSS can use to further healthcare innovation.

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Advanced analytics in health.


July 15
Southwestern Virginia Privacy & Security Forum, Wed., 4 to 7:30 p.m.

June 25
How to Hack Healthcare



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


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

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Careview Communications
Critical Alert Systems
Cybage Software
Falcon Physician
Forcare Canada
Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne, LLP
HealthUnity Corporation
ICE Technologies
Infinite Peripherals
Liberty Solutions
ManTech International Corporation
Oneview Healthcare
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions
Stanson Health
Teksoft Ventures


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