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WEEK OF August


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HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum: Call for Proposals
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting speaker proposals for the Nov. 4 - 6 Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, until Monday, August 5. Submissions are limited to healthcare provider and payer organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Presentations should be practical, actionable and solutions-based.

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. 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. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 14, 5 p.m. ET. 

Join the 4th Edition HIT Standards Dictionary Work Group
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 released during HIMSS17 annual conference. To become a member of the work group email us at

Become a member of the HIE Community
The HIE Community serves as the central convening point for HIE professionals to share ideas, make connections, learn best practices and leverage opportunities in a collaborative virtual community.  Each quarter we host a 90-minute HIE Community Roundtable open to all HIMSS members that choose to be a part of the HIMSS Community. Join the HIE Community today!

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, 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 dynamic environment. 

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.

HIMSS Boston Privacy & Security Forum: Call for Proposals
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS Media are expanding December’s Privacy & Security Forum in Boston from two to three days, and the call for speaking proposals is now open. The forum will be held Dec. 1-3 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Click here to submit a proposal. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Friday, August 21.

Tools & Resources

FUTURE CARE: Twitter Roundtable Tackles Connected Health
In a chat sponsored by the organizers of the 2015 mHealth Summit, participants discussed the possibilities and challenges of plugging patients into their care. #mHealth15

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: Care Transitions: Emerging Models of Care
The Bridge to Success in Emerging Models of Care Today’s healthcare environment is shifting away from fee-for-service delivery and financial models toward value-based purchasing models. The new models include bundled payments, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and government programs that promote value-based purchasing, all features of a new approach designed to improve continuity and coordination of care and reduce healthcare costs overall.

The Importance of Human Actors and Ergonomic Principles in Computerized Cart Design
While computerized carts have become staples in healthcare settings to improve workflow, the importance of considering the human factors and ergonomics (HF&E) of their use is often not fully understood. Read more in this whitepaper from Metro.

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

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (CBI) Community
The HIMSS C&BI Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing and education. The Community holds monthly Virtual Events on the fourth Thursday of most months from 1-2 p.m. (ET). Register now to join our event on August 27 “When Data Becomes Knowledge with guest speaker Sheri Zink, SVP, Chief Data & Engagement Officer, BCBS Tennessee. Join the Community and help turn data into action.

HIMSS C&BI for Population Health Task Force Seeks Members
The new HIMSS C&BI for Population Health Task Force is accepting new members. The Task Force is focused on the creation of resources and tools to help healthcare organizations (providers, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, health plans and other stakeholders) use C&BI to harness, use and analyze data captured in healthcare to execute population health management initiatives and improve care and health outcomes. The Task Force is open to all current HIMSS members. Contact Nancy Devlin, for further information.

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!


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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


August 10
Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum Call for Proposals

August 11
Redefine Health Information Privacy and Security in the Era of Cloud Computing

August 12-13
eHealth Initiative First Innovation Forum

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2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition—Las Vegas

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