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 September 14th.
WEEK OF August



Hello {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}} welcome to this week's edition of The HIMSS North America Weekly Insider.

In this issue: New STEPS episode about Women in Health IT; Pop Health Forum just weeks away; Interoperability and information exchange roundtable set for September.

What's New

New STEPS to Value Episode: HIMSS August Update-Women in Health IT & LTPAC Trends
In this episode, we find out more about the HIMSS Women in Health IT initiatives from Carla Smith, EVP at HIMSS and gain a perspective on trends in the long-term, post-acute care (LTPAC) marketplace from Lorren Pettit, VP, HIS at HIMSS. Listen to STEPS to Value Season 2, Episode Two: HIMSS August Update-Women in Health IT & LTPAC Trends

Pop Health Forum just weeks away
The HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Chicago is taking place Sept. 12-13 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. The two-day event features four keynote speakers, including David Meltzer , professor in the University of Chicago's departments of medicine and economics.Register today for this unique event detailing today's population health efforts from nearly 30 speakers from the country's best healthcare organizations.

Boston Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum 
The HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston on Oct. 24-25 at the Westin Copley Place, will look at the inevitable rise of analytics to transform data into actionable information to make smarter business and better informed clinical decisions. Professor John Guttag, PhD, who currently heads MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Data Driven Inference Group, will explain how healthcare can circumvent common pitfalls of machine learning in healthcare. He joins a host of speakers from leading healthcare and technical organizations focusing on applying and extracting data from a multitude of sources. Register today.  

Fall 2016 Quarterly Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
On Sept. 28 from 12 - 1:30 p.m., Kathy Frye, Senior IT Consultant, HealthTech Solutions and Brian Ahier, Director of Standards and Government Affairs, Medicity will be speaking about Interoperability to Improve Care and Lower Health Care Costs. Register now.

One Goal, One Contract: How a Nationwide Health Data Sharing Framework is Revolutionizing Interoperability
Think of a highway where there is no guidance to regulate how drivers must operate while on it. It would be chaotic and dangerous, to say the least. The same is true for the information networks that health care providers and patients traverse daily. Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project explains.

August 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable: The Story of a Patient Story That's Making a Difference for HIT Standards
Lenel James and Lisa Nelson share the story of their experience to date with the HL7 C-CDA Care Plan Document standard and its trial use in a multivendor team that included multiple EHRs and a Payer Care Plan Management System. Watch Now.

Call for C-CDA Presentations
The HIMSS Health Story Project is collecting real-life Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation stories that demonstrate direct impact on your organization and patient care from the viewpoint of implementation teams, clinicians and the staff’s unique experiences.  Share your story today.

Innovation Matters

2016 BrainGate Summit Held at the HIMSS Innovation Center

BrainGate, a team of physicians, scientists and engineers, held their 2016 summit at the HIMSS Innovation Center, where they shared visions for the BrainGate project. The group develops and tests devices and products to advance the field of neurotechnology. The HIMSS Innovation Center provided an ideal space for this interactive science workshop. Learn more about the HIMSS Innovation Center, and the BrainGate project.

Tools & Resources

New Code Red Episode: August Update-The Right Skills for CISOs & HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee
Welcome to Code Red, HIMSS's new health IT cybersecurity podcast. Code Red focuses on cybersecurity challenges facing health care today & tomorrow, featuring the voices of the people on the front lines. In this August update episode, we will explore the right skills needed for Chief Information Security Officers from two thought leaders in health care security. We will hear about privacy & security initiatives you can participate in here at HIMSS. Listen to Code Red, Season One, Episode Two: August Update-The Right Skills for CISOs & HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee

Generating Better Care Insights with an Enriched Data and Technology Toolbox
Blog: Health information technology has had a good run for the past decade. This story now becomes even more intriguing as health IT taps into new data to develop new patient care insights, enriching the toolbox for delivering better care. Read more.

TIGER's new informatics definitions document
TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) compiles interprofessional informatics to collaboratively define and document core health informatics terminology. This provide context to the global TIGER interprofessional, interdisciplinary community when terms are referred to on, official documents and within the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). As the field of informatics continues to grow and change, so will the terms defined within this resource. Read the document. Do you have a term, not currently listed, to share?  Email TIGER with your feedback and proposed inclusions.

Still time to test immunization workflow online tools
The Immunization Integration Program (IIP), a collaborative effort between Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. (CNI), HIMSS and ICSA Labs - takes immunization workflow mainstream, streamlining and improving overall vaccine administration and management process. Learn more here and check out the FAQs for more information.

HIMSS Longitudinal Gender Compensation Assessment
Leveraging nine years of data from the biennial HIMSS Compensation survey reveals that on average, female health IT workers in the United States have consistently been paid less than their male peers. The magnitude of pay disparities tend to vary under select conditions suggesting compensation equity is possible. This report summarizes the general directional findings of gender disparity in health IT. Learn more.



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