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WEEK OF February



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

In this issue: YourTurn LIVE; The HIMSS Health IT Dictionary, Fourth Edition: Reflections on the Updated Version; Focus on Long-Term Good Health with Free Immunization Capability Testing

What's New

YourTurn LIVE 
HIMSS is excited to announce a new session format, YourTurn LIVE! Similar to the YourTurn sessions, except the YourTurn LIVE topics will be collected and voted on LIVE at HIMSS17. Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in HIMSS Spot you will be able to submit a topic that you would like to facilitate or vote on a topic that another attendee has submitted that interests you. The topic with the most votes will be featured in a discussion-based session the next day. Learn More about YourTurn LIVE

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!

HIMSS Member Engagement: Optimize Your Membership | HIMSS17 February 22, 1:00 ET
Interested in becoming more involved with HIMSS? Want to get the most out of your member benefits but unsure how? Attend the HIMSS Member Engagement Session! 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 HIMSS community and more!

In Person only at HIMSS17 on February 22, 1:00 ET
Orange County Convention Center at the HIMSS Spot Theatre. All attendees welcome!

Tools & Resources

STEPS to Value 3-Part Mini-Series- HIT Policy: A Participatory Sport
As the healthcare industry prepares itself for new leadership at the federal, state, and local level, HIMSS is taking an in-depth look at the always evolving relationship between healthcare and public policy.  In this episode, we will discuss the impact of the final rule of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 with Virginia Commonwealth University Health Chief Financial Officer and 2016 HFMA Board of Directors’ Chair, Melinda Hancock. Listen to Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 of STEPS to Value’s Mini-Series HIT Policy: A Participatory Sport

The HIMSS Health IT Dictionary, Fourth Edition: Reflections on the Updated Version
While working on the HIMSS HIT Dictionary, Fourth Edition, we tried to keep in mind accessibility to those of all levels and background. Based on our review of the 2013 Third Edition, one can tell that there have been major changes and trends in health IT over the past few years.

Free Course-Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics
HIMSS is excited to be able to offer a free Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course.  Earn 20 CE hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the CPHIMS or CAHIMS by completing this online, self-paced course.  The course begins on Mar. 12 and must be completed by May 20. Registration is open now through Mar. 12. Learn more


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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


HIMSS 17 Nursing Informatics symposium | Sunday February 19 | Orlando. Register now >>


AMC Health
Aprima Medical Software
Burwood Group
Cisco Systems
DataCart by LUND
ePlus Technology
InterSystems Corporation
Jvion, Inc.
Knowledgepark AG
Santa Rosa Consulting
Stanson Health
Truven Health Analytics

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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