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What's New

New JHIM Focuses on Impact of Business and Clinical Analytics
The latest issue of Journal of HIMSS is now available with a focus on business and clinical analytics. Organizations are learning how to work with the growing amounts of data they're collecting to improve care and outcomes. This edition provides insight into how leading provider organizations are doing it.

HIMSS Awards and Scholarships Applications Now Open
HIMSS is now accepting applications for awards and scholarships celebrating significant contributions to the field of health IT until Friday, August 28, 5 p.m. CT. Recipients will be honored at an awards gala at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. Nominate a HIMSS member for an award or apply for a scholarship today!

Emerging Professionals Poster Presentation Submission for HIMSS16
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster session at the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Call for Proposals for a Poster Presentation is now open and will close on Friday, July 26, 5 p.m.  Late proposals will not be accepted. Poster session topics include:

  • Clinical Decision Support, Public Health, and Population Health
  • IT Interoperability, Standards, Infrastructure, Operations and Architecture
  • Care Coordination
  • Process Improvement, Workflow, Change Management
  • Electronic Health Records

eHealth Initiative First Innovation Forum
Join HIMSS at eHealth Initiative's first annual Innovation Forum convening August 12-13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. eHI is hosting this event to seek and find the best and brightest health IT entrepreneurs and lead discussions about breakthrough solutions to today's toughest health system challenges.

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.

Tools & Resources

FUTURE CARE Twitter chat: Engaging patients and managing care
"Patient engagement" means many things, but key among them is how best to manage patient experience across the care continuum. On Wednesday, July 22, at 12 p.m. EST, Future Care will be hosting another in our series of Twitter chats that will look at several approaches to care management, all of which aim to get patients engaged in their care and keep them that way.

WEBINAR: July 22 - Greater Patient and Provider Satisfaction with an Enterprise Enabled Patient Record
Join Michael Gray, Principal of Gray Consulting, as he discusses the emerging trend to provide access to the patient’s complete medical record including the unstructured clinical content, DICOM and non-DICOM images. Michael will also discuss the importance of an enterprise viewer strategy and will examine why continued investment in traditional PACS archives is a flawed strategy and will offer alternatives to that strategy.

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: Making an Impact on Care with Telemedicine
Podcast from the American Medical Association and HIMSS collaborated to produce the Making an Impact on Care with Telemedicine podcast. To shed some light on the benefits and current state of telemedicine, HIMSS and the AMA partnered to host Dr. Karen Rheuban, Professor of Pediatrics, Senior Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, and Director of the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth to answer some of the more challenging questions around telemedicine.

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,

Nominate a member
HIMSS is now accepting applications for awards and scholarships celebrating significant contributions to the field of health IT until Friday, August 28, 5 p.m. CT. Recipients will be honored at an awards gala at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. Nominate a HIMSS member for an award or apply for a scholarship today!



Jorge A. Ferrer MD, M.B.A, LSA, chair, HIMSS Innovation Committee

Jorge A. Ferrer MD, MBA, LSA is a biomedical informatician with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), an adjunct assistant professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and a practicing surgeon assistant.

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July 15
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On-demand Webinar
Population Health: The Attribution Challenge - Town Hall Series Part 1

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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