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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 Pop Health Forum: Call for Speaking Proposals is Open; HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for January 2017; HIMSS17 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Reception

What's New

HIMSS Pop Health Forum: Call for Speaking Proposals is Open
HIMSS is accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Apr. 3-4 Pop Health Forum in Boston. This is a how-to focused event for healthcare payers and providers. Case studies are a priority. Proposal submission deadline Friday, Jan. 13, by 5 p.m. Proposals should address one or more of the four cornerstones of population health, data and analytics, chronic care management, care coordination, patient engagement and experience and reimbursement. Other topics relevant to achieving population health also will be considered.

HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for January 2017
HIMSS just published the January 2017 issue of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report. Highlights from this report include encryption attacks, destructive malware, ransomware, malware hunting and analysis tools, and more. This report may be freely accessed at The next report will be the February 2017 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis.

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!

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar | Optimize Your Membership | Jan. 9, at 3:00 p.m.
Interested in becoming more involved with HIMSS? Want to get the most out of your member benefits but unsure how? Join the HIMSS Member Engagement Webinar! Learn how to:

  • Get more involved with HIMSS North America
  • Take advantage of member benefits
  • Manage your membership with great tips and tricks
  • Find the right opportunities for you - attending events, volunteering, participating in a community, advancing your career and more!

Take the next to step and register here.

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!

2016 Most Influential Women in HIT Awards Interviews: Karen DeSalvo MD
In this episode of STEPS to Value, we explore the impact that governmental policy has on the health information technology industry with Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary and the former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr. DeSalvo also shares her own personal story and advice for women considering a career in the STEM fields as part of HIMSS’ Women in Health IT Initiative. Listen to the episode here: 2016 Most Influential Women in HIT Awards Interviews: Karen DeSalvo MD

Winter 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
Wednesday, Jan. 18 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 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.



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


Jan. 11 2017 Executive Dinner and CIO Panel Discussion | Washington Chapter of HIMSS

Jan. 12 2016 Annual Innovation Conference & Showcase | Northern California Chapter of HIMSS

Jan. 12 2016 Winter Networking Reception & Dinner | North Carolina Chapter of HIMSS

Jan. 12 Health Data Science 101: An Inside Look at Data Analytics | Central & North Florida Chapter of HIMSS

Jan. 12 January 2017 Educational Event | New England Chapter of HIMSS


HIMSS17 and Cybersecurity: Insights across the three pillars of annual conference. January 16. Register today >>


American Hospital Association
CIOX Health
Cornerstone Advisors
Critical Alert Systems
Dimension Data
ExteNet Systems
Forcare Canada
Get Real Health
GSI Health
Harmony Healthcare IT
Infinite Peripherals
Information Builders
iWT health
LEAD Technologies, Inc. (LEADTOOLS)
Liberty Solutions
Medicomp Systems
Orchard Software
SAP America
Sisoft Healthcare Information Systems
US Cyber Vault
Visionary Consulting Partners

Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

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Note: The inclusion of an organization name, product or service in this publication should not be construed as a HIMSS endorsement of such organization, product or service, nor is the failure to include an organization name, product or service to be construed as disapproval.


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