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Advanced analytics in health.
 
WEEK OF July

8,

2015
What's New

Big Data, Big Insight: A Conversation with Healthcare Analytics Leaders
Get data-driven care outcomes. Achieve the Triple Aim. Cut healthcare costs. 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, inspired by the Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum recently held in New York City. A HIMSS Virtual Briefing| Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CT

Advice for the Emerging Leader to Gain 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 until July 30, 2015. 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.

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 interop@himss.org.

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 interop@himss.org.

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

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.

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

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.

 

Information governance and management strategy. Don’t let your data manage you.

CHAPTER EVENTS

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

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

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


Webinar: Sustaining your EHR nursing documentation. Re-energize staff.

CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE WEEK

Add-On Data
Billian's HealthDATA
CoCentrix
CompuCaddy
CoverMyMeds
CrossChx
eData Platform Corp
Epic
Globalmed
GSI Health
Impact Advisors
Inovalon
IWT
Juniper Networks
LEAD Technologies
Medicomp Systems
Meru Networks
Navicure
NaviNet, Inc.
PeriGen
Spok
Tente Casters
VigiLanz Corporation
Visionary Consulting Partners

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CORPORATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
CAQH, a non-profit alliance, is the leader in creating shared initiatives to streamline the business of healthcare. Draeger anesthesia and ventilation solutions provide seamless interoperability with third-party medical devices and HIS to support patient safety. Elekta develops tools and treatment planning systems for radiotherapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems.
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