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Nominations Now Open for HIMSS Nominating Committee
HIMSS seeks health IT leaders and strategic thinkers to serve in open positions on the HIMSS Nominating Committee. Candidates must be Regular or Life Members or the senior executive representative of a Corporate/Nonprofit Partner Member firm. Candidates must have achieved advanced membership status (Senior Member or Fellow) prior to being slated. Submit complete nominations (self-nominations or other) to Denise Ambrose by August 21. For more information, visit our website.

Nominations Open for HIMSS North America Board of Directors
HIMSS seeks health IT leaders with a demonstrated ability and aptitude for strategic thinking and experience in governance to consider candidacy for service on the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. Please visit our website for complete information. Submit complete nominations (self-nominations or other) to Denise Ambrose by August 21, 2015.

HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum: call for proposals
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting speaking proposals for the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, held in Boston, Nov. 4 to 6. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 10. Click here to submit a proposal. Submissions are limited to healthcare provider and payer organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Presentations should be practical, actionable and solutions-based.

Request for Improved Outcomes in Interoperability
HIMSS Institute of e-Health Policy 2015 Summer Interns are seeking information from providers to educate Congress on the advances and improvements of health IT to promote funding, positive policy, and advocacy. Submit information that shows the use of interoperability yields a positive clinical, financial, or operational outcome.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of National Health IT Week
National Health IT Week 2015, October 5-9, is a
Partner-driven awareness week focusing on the value of healthcare IT. The week is 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 HIMSS member.

Managing Performance Across Complex Environments: It’s Both an Art and a Science
A HIMSS Virtual Briefing will be held Wednesday, August 26, 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., CT.With the convergence of voice, data, and video travelling across a variety of mediums like satellite, copper, optic fiber, or cellular communications, health IT professionals must ensure operational efficiencies and performance while balancing compliance. Discover the critical components of unified and data center infrastructure management as well as capacity management in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing, and dynamic enterprise-wide environment. 

All things HIE

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!

Advice for the Emerging Leader to Gain 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. 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.

HIMSS Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit: call for proposals
If you’re a provider or payer organization with a great story to tell about you’ve begun to remake your revenue cycle to navigate the changed mandated by healthcare reform, here’s your chance to share that success – and learn from your peers. Healthcare Finance News and HIMSS are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Revenue Cycle Summit in Atlanta from Dec. 7-8. Click here to submit your proposal and for additional information. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 14, 5 p.m. ET. 

Tools & Resources

FUTURE CARE: Twitter chat surveys options for patient care management
How to best manage patient care constituted the subject of the latest #FutureCare Twitter Chat, last Wednesday. With guest panelist, Paul Roemer (@paulroemer) CEO of Pale Rhino Consulting, we looked at the ins and outs of helping patients across the care continuum. Read more.

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: 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 Papers: Turning Documents into Data
The concepts of scanning and capture aren’t new, as most organizations continue to work to reduce the amount of paper processed. But scanning is only step one towards creating processes with a multitude of benefits. By automatically capturing, validating and interpreting data from scanned documents, organizations can eliminate the need for costly process steps.

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!



As physicians’ roles in informatics are continuing to be defined, there is no set pathway to become a medical informaticist.

The Member Profile Series showcases the various journeys physicians take to becoming medical informaticists and assisting those interested in navigating informatics careers. The series also highlights why EHR usability resonates with physicians.

Explore the first two Member Profiles by Joumana Antoun, MD & David Schlossman, MD, PhD.

Personalizing patient engagement. Driving operational efficiency.



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


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