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WEEK OF December

7,

2016

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

In this issue: Submission Deadline for the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award Presented by HIMSS North America Quickly Approaching; Destination HIMSS is live; 2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey

What's New

Submission Deadline for the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award Presented by HIMSS North America Quickly Approaching
The submission deadline for the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award Presented by HIMSS North America is Dec 12. Please consider nominating individuals who exemplify the qualities of compassionate, high-touch / high-tech care. Recipients will be honored during HIMSS17 at the Awards Gala on Feb. 21. Learn more about the award and complete the nomination process for the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award Presented by HIMSS North America.

Destination HIMSS is live!
Your official HIMSS17 resource before, during, and after the conference is now live! Presented by Healthcare IT News' award-winning editorial team, the Destination HIMSS online platform provides a dynamic preview of HIMSS17 coming attractions, in addition to comprehensive coverage of the largest health IT conference in the U.S. Join the online experience at DestinationHIMSS.com for conference updates, education session previews, speaker interviews, coverage of HIMSS' Cloud Computing Forum, and beyond.

2016 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey
Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the nursing informatics community to gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the informatics nurse professional. We need your feedback to complete the big picture for 2016. This survey will capture current professional status, salary and practice trends, while identifying changes that have occurred over the years in the nursing informatics workforce. Share Your Insights.

Participate in the HIMSS 2016 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. The link to our survey will remain open through Monday, Dec. 12. 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. - 1:00 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.

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!

Improving the Quality of CDA Documents with Testing and Tooling
In keeping with Health Story Project's goal of promoting the value of the patient's story through the use of interoperable CDA documents, we were pleased to host Didi Davis of the Sequoia Project and Nagesh "Dragon" Bashyam, a senior consultant for the ONC, for our November 2016 Roundtable presentation. Read More.

Tools & Resources

#AIM2INNOVATE: Find out what patients really want
The holidays are a time to reflect on the things that are most important to us, and that includes the needs of our consumers in the healthcare marketplace. Join the #Aim2Innovate Twitter chat on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. where HIMSS leaders will discuss how providers can take a more consumer-driven approach to improving the patient experience as they offer expert insights and solutions for more personalized care. Learn more.

TIGER Takeover of Clinical Informatics Insights November Edition
The TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative was invited to take-over the November issue of Clinical Informatics Insights and we are so excited to finally share this edition. We hope you relish learning more about our global activities, projects, tools, and resources reflective of our interprofessional, interdisplinary approach. HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights is an electronic interprofessional publication with over 13,000 subscribers to date. Click here to access the November TIGER edition today!

Ruben Amarasingham on the Pay Equity as a Competitive Advantage
This STEPS to Value episode explores the current & future state of clinical analytics with HIMSS North America Board member Ruben Amarasingham, President & CEO of PCCI. Ruben also discusses how PCCI's mission-driven approach to pay equity has been a market differentiator for recruiting top talent. James Deren, Director of IT Planning for CareTech Solutions, will also share insights on health IT trends as part of HIMSS Innovation Community. Listen to STEPS to Value episode #27: Clinical Analytics & The Power of Perspective.

Improving Patient Safety - Two Part Webinar Series
Learn from thought-leading provider organizations how to support patient safety initiatives. Part one of the series is on December 13th will define best practices to utilize health IT in patient safety initiatives and processes to incorporate into clinical workflows. Part two will continue on January 10th  and discuss how to improve the effectiveness of information governance in relation to patient safety and related change management.

Next Live TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Webinar: 11:00 a.m. December 13th
The VHA (Veteran’s Health Administration) recognizes that a workforce educated in Health IT is vital. The rapid expansion of information and systems has necessitated the development and maintenance of core Health IT competencies across all healthcare disciplines. Our presenters will share their approach to delivering health IT education across multiple disciplines.  Presented by Danielle Marano, MSN, RN, Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs & Jennifer Kalman, Management Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs. Not subscribed to the TIGER VLE yet? Sign up today and join us on the journey of education reform.

HIMSS17 Preconference Symposia at HIMSS17
Get immersed in the health IT topic area of your choice with HIMSS Preconference Symposia. Gain insights from industry leaders, share knowledge with peers, and acquire information that will have a true and immediate impact on your organization. Topics include physician, nursing, business of healthcare, innovation, and interoperability/health information exchange. Preconference events will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Learn more.

Enhancing the Patient and User Experience in a Hybrid Environment
An on demand event helps you get equipped with the necessary resources to offer quality, seamless IT services that improve user experiences from the patient and provider side. Join our experts as they assess the future of the user experience and steps you can take to ensure success. Register now.

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!

 

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SAVE THE DATE

Dec. 11-14 | Washington, D.C.
Connected Health Conference

HIMSS CHAPTER EVENTS

Dec. 13 2016 Annual Holiday Social | New England Chapter of HIMSS

Dec. 14 December 2016 Charity Social | Louisiana Chapter of HIMSS

 

HIMSS17 Preconference symposia. February 29, 2016 Orlando, FL. Arrive one day early. Continue with a competitive advantage. Get the details >>

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