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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 Health IT Marketing Summit - Call-for-Proposals Open; Announcing the 2016 Chapter Awards; Focus on Long-Term Good Health with Free Immunization Capability Testing

What's New

HIMSS Health IT Marketing Summit - Call-for-Proposals Open
HIMSS is launching BrandHIT 2017, the biggest and best conference of its kind, providing valuable insights to the key aspects of twenty-first century marketing. The conference will tackle content, social media, public relations, data and face-to-face events. Today’s marketing environment is crowded - BrandHIT 2017 will help attendees see through the clutter. This is a great opportunity to brand yourself and organization as industry leaders. Click here to submit your proposal today.

Announcing the 2016 Chapter Awards
HIMSS is pleased to announce the 2016 Chapter Award winners! The outstanding chapter winners are: Utah (small), Central & Southern Ohio (medium), and Southern California (large). Our 2016 Chapter Leader of the Year is Connie McGee, FY15-16 President, Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS. Please join me in congratulating these award winners and all our chapters and chapter leaders for their hard work, passion, and dedication as a HIMSS volunteer!

Focus on Long-Term Good Health with Free Immunization Capability Testing
Three (3) organizations working together - CNI Advantage, HIMSS and ICSA Labs, now invite health IT vendors to test their immunization-capable products in the Immunization Integration Program [IIP] supported by CDC. Participation is free of charge. Vendors who participate in this program will demonstrate that their product includes software capabilities that address provider and patient reminders and up-to-date demographics and immunization information.

HIMSS17 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Reception
Feb. 19, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 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!

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!

February 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: C-CDA Documents: Building Blocks for Meaningful Exchange
Feb. 6 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 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!

Tools & Resources

STEPS to Value Episode: Innovation, UX & Health Care vs. Healthcare
In this age of rapid digital transformation, the speed at which innovation occurs often impacts success. We know this is true for organizations, but what is its role in systemic transformation? In this episode we talk with Dr. Jacob Reider about this timely topic, about the innovative use of technology, the promotion of benevolence in business and the opportunities that lay ahead for each of us to improve the health of our communities. Listen today to the STEPS to Value podcast episode: Innovation, UX & Health Care vs. Healthcare

Recording now Available:Quarterly Winter 2017 Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD from the University of Michigan presented on A National Perspective on Interoperability Progress and Challenges, and Brian Behlendorf from Hyperledger presented on The Potential Blockchain Technology in HIT.

Never Fear, Help is Here: Pre-order the new edition of the HIMSS HIT Dictionary
Publication of the fourth edition of HIMSS HIT Dictionary is timely for helping us navigate this new and evolving space. This resource, which advances HIMSS’s mission of leading healthcare transformation through the best use of health IT, will first be available at HIMSS17.

Last Chance to Save on the TIGER VLE - Receive 20% Off Until Jan. 31
Powered by HIMSS, the TIGER VLE is a one-stop online health IT education portal for academic professionals, students, adult learners, and clinical educators. The VLE contains resources reflective of core international competencies designed to take you from A to Z in Health IT. The VLE is a personalized learning experience designed to expand your informatics skillset and knowledge on important health IT subjects. Until Jan. 31, receive 20% off subscriptions. Enter TIGERVLENY20 in the Discount Code box on the VLE registration page. Click here to subscribe today!

Special February 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable: Carequality & The Health Data Sharing Tipping Point
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.


HIMSS 17 Conference & Exhibition | February 19-23 | Orlando. Experience the excitement of the exhibition floor.


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

Upcoming Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Sessions

Feb. 14 Integrated Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Solutions: Electronic Health Records, Pharmacy Dispensing System Vendors and Web Portal Options

Mar. 28 Best Practices for Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Implementation and Adoption: Eliminating Barriers to Workflow Integration for Pharmacists and Providers


Steps to Value Podcast. Get expert advice to maximize the value of your health IT. hear it now >>


3M Health Information Systems
Add-On Data
airSpring Software
Amazon Web Services
Edge Hosting
Georgia, USA
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Intermountain Healthcare
Levi Ray & Shoup
ManTech International
Otter Products
Sensogram Technologies
Tente Casters
The HCI Group
Zayo Group

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