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WEEK OF January



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

In this issue: HIMSS Call for Proposals for three events deadline approaching; Apply to pitch your new health tech solution at Venture+ Forum; Join the HX360 Innovation Leaders Program at HIMSS17

What's New

HIMSS Call for Proposals for three events deadline approaching
HIMSS spring events all have call for proposals open. The Pop Health Forum, Apr. 3-4 in Boston, Privacy & Security Forum, May 11-12, San Francisco and Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum also in San Francisco, May 15-16 are all looking for speakers. All three events will tackle the most pressing questions in healthcare today with case studies, actionable information and valuable lessons to move your organization forward. The agendas are filling up quickly, so submit your proposal today.

Deadline extended. Apply to pitch your new health tech solution at Venture+ Forum
We are currently seeking applications from early- to growth-stage companies with health technology products, services or solutions to present at the upcoming 2017 Venture+ Forum pitch competition, taking place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at HIMSS17 Deadline to apply is January 20.

Ready to accelerate innovation? Join the HX360 Innovation Leaders Program at HIMSS17
This comprehensive program delivers the unique perspectives, experiences and innovations of cutting-edge C-suite executives, business leaders, technology companies and investors. It will take place on Monday, Feb. 20 & Feb. 21 at the Orange County Convention Center. Presented by PCHAlliance.

Become a "TIGER" Today by Joining Our Listserv
TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) is a grassroots initiative focused on education reform and interprofessional community development. The spirit of TIGER is to maximize the integration of technology and informatics into seamless practice, education and research resource development. By signing up to the listserv, you will become a "TIGER" and receive the latest community news and opportunities firsthand. Our bi-weekly newsletter, which highlights the most up to date community happenings, headlines, case studies articles, and more, will also be delivered directly to your inbox. Become a TIGER today.

HIMSS17 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Reception
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 Join the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community for a networking reception to meet other like-minded health IT and medical professionals and learn about the I & HIE Community's opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, problem solving and education through this central convening point for Interoperability and HIE. Register now.

February 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: C-CDA Documents: Building Blocks for Meaningful Exchange
12 - 1:00 p.m. Feb. 6 While C-CDA (Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture) is regularly used in data exchange across the health IT community, the various types of C-CDA documents available for exchange are not well understood. This Roundtable will describe the 12 document types defined in C-CDA, highlight the similarities and differences of the sections within those documents, and show how C-CDA document and section templates can be leveraged as building blocks for more meaningful data exchange. Register Now.

HIMSS17 Interoperability & Standards Breakfast Panel | Tearing down Interoperability Barriers: Real Life Impact on Business, Technology, & People
Interoperability in healthcare can be a vexing concept. Are we talking about how information is exchanged or are we really speaking about how stakeholders and systems across the health ecosystem interact to create a complete picture of an individual's health? This panel will tear down these perceived walls and give attendees real world examples of interoperability in action from a technological and an organizational perspective, as well as explore the "real life" impact on provider workflow and the individual. *Complimentary registration is now open - space is limited.

Innovation Matters

The HIMSS Physician Community Works towards Improving National Healthcare 
Each year, the HIMSS Physician Community, led by its chair and compromised of 11 total committee members, meets in person with HIMSS staff for a full day of dialogue.  The annual meeting took place in December at the HIMSS Innovation Center, at the Global Center for Health Innovation, in Cleveland, Ohio, where the committee had the opportunity to tour the new HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub. Learn more about the meeting, and resources offered by the HIMSS Physician Community.

Tools & Resources

Register & learn about the next hot technology in healthcare: Blockchain
Add the next big thing your HIMSS17 registration: Blockchain in Healthcare: A Rock Stars of Technology event on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Presented by IEEE Computer Society, this daylong conference brings together top executives from leading hospitals, health insurance companies, health IT firms, and startups to provide an in-depth discussion of blockchain opportunities and implications.

Thursday, Jan. 19 Webinar: Nursing & Health Informatics in Finland
Leveraging the work began under TIGER’s international competency synthesis project, this webinar will identify how nursing and health informatics competencies are integrated into curricula at varying levels of health care education in Finland and will share experiences on how to conduct health informatics research to develop enhances informatics competencies. Click "Add to Calendar" to reserve your spot

Winter 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
Wednesday, 11:30 - 1 p.m. Jan. 18 join Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD from the University of Michigan will present A National Perspective on Interoperability Progress and Challenges, and Brian Behlendorf from Hyperledger will present on The Potential of Blockchain Technology in HIT. Register now.

Special February 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable: Carequality & The Health Data Sharing Tipping Point
12-1:00 p.m. Feb. 8 Providers will share their experiences implementing the nationwide Carequality interoperability framework in a panel discussion. By leveraging existing investments, healthcare leaders tripled the number of care sites enabled to share information across the entire healthcare continuum in just the first 90 days.


HIMSS17 Where the brightest minds in health and IT ignite ideas. February 29, 2016 Orlando, FL.


Digital & Personal Connected Health 2017 | February 19 | HIMSS17 - Orlando, FL

Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit | February 19 | HIMSS17 - Orlando, FL

Cloud Computing Forum | February 19 | HIMSS17 - Orlando, FL

Pop Health Forum | April 3-4 |Boston, MA

BrandHIT Marketing Summit | June 15-16 |Las Vegas, NV


January 16-17 2017 Nursing Informatics Bootcamp | Alabama Chapter of HIMSS

January 18 2017 Winter Symposium: Digital Health and Innovation | Delaware Valley Chapter of HIMSS

January 18 January 2017 Chapter Meeting | Iowa Chapter of HIMSS

January 18 2017 Advocacy Day | South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS

January 19 January 2017 Lunch and Learn Event | San Antonio Chapter of HIMSS

January 19 HIT in KC | Heart of America Chapter of HIMSS

January 19 January 2017 Educational Event | Arizona Chapter of HIMSS

January 19 The Impact of Technology on Individual Health and Well-Being and Enabling Patient and Provider Satisfaction | National Capital Area Chapter of HIMSS


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