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

In this issue: Development of Medical Aviation Automation Explored at the HIMSS Innovation Center; 2016 Most Influential Women in HIT Awards Interviews: Karen DeSalvo MD; HIMSS17 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Reception

What's New

Development of Medical Aviation Automation Explored at the HIMSS Innovation Center 
On Dec. 20, Rich Obertots, CEO, of ThinkThroughTools, LLC, conducted a webinar to launch the Flight Request Stimulator Program at the HIMSS Innovation Center in the Global Center for Health Innovation. The goal of the stimulator program is to provide proven principles and technologies to “Get the Request” for those responsible for flight request stimulation. Learn more about the webinar, and the Flight Request Stimulator Program.

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. Listen to the episode here: 2016 Most Influential Women in HIT Awards Interviews: Karen DeSalvo MD

HIMSS17 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Reception
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
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!

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 and program taking place on Feb. 19, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida at HIMSS17!

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!

Participate in the HIMSS 2017 Leadership and Workforce Survey
Your voice is needed! As part of HIMSS’ ongoing health IT research efforts, we are asking you to share your thoughts on your IT staffing needs and experiences as well as the issues driving your clinical IT efforts in the coming year. Respondents to the survey will be entered into a drawing for $100 Amazon gift cards which will be awarded to three randomly selected participants. Please be assured all responses are confidential and results will only be presented in the aggregate. Share your experiences by completing the survey.

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.

Join New HIMSS Nursing Informatics Job Descriptions Workgroup
The Nursing Informatics field is growing substantially. As these roles vary throughout healthcare organizations, it is vital to have job descriptions that can be referenced for needed competencies. This workgroup will explore careers within Nursing Informatics to create standardized job descriptions that can be utilized to educate and expand the knowledge of individuals who want to broaden their career choices. For more information, please contact Trisha Pongco, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS NA. To sign up, click here.


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