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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: HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) Program; Weigh in on Workforce Development; STEPS to Value Episode #35: Global Trends in Health Information Technology

What's New

HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) Program

In the Mar. 8 edition of the HIMSS Weekly Insider we introduced you once again to our HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) Program. Today we start a series where we will highlight each of our current members. We begin with the first two programs that became Approved Education Partners; Belmont University in Nashville, TN and the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Belmont University, The College of Pharmacy
Belmont University’s Healthcare Informatics Certificate Program is designed to prepare those who may already possess an associate’s degree or equivalent experience in IT or in healthcare and are looking to transition into career pathways in health IT. To learn about this opportunity, please visit under the "Distance" tab, title is: FREE Intro to Health Informatics.  Click here to learn more about Belmont University’s program.

University of Washington
The University of Washington's fully online Master of Science Degree in Clinical Informatics & Patient-Centered Technologies (MS-CIPCT) offered jointly by the Schools of Nursing and Medicine prepares health professionals to understand and facilitate the use of information technology in the clinical setting to improve practice and patient outcomes. Click here to learn more about the University of Washington’s program. 

Weigh in on Workforce Development - Receive a $100 Gift for Participating
Your voice is needed on an innovative eHealth workforce development survey. In partnership with TIGER and the HIMSS Foundation, the EU*US eHealth Work Project is surveying to identify global health IT/eHealth workforce development needs, trends and gaps. We need your feedbackto create the big picture, and to enable a highly skilled workforce regionally, across borders and on a global scale.If you share your email address at the end of the survey, you will receive project updates and automatically be entered to win one of three (3) $100 gift cards or a donation to your charity of choice. Click here to take the survey.

Innovation Matters

Citizens Share their Visions to Enrich Cleveland Area Community
Cleveland, Ohio, is a community where its citizens have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to enrich that place where they live. On Feb. 22, the HIMSS Innovation Center, at the Global Center for Health Innovation, welcomed over 400 individuals to present their ideas to enrich the Cleveland area community at the third annual Accelerate event, presented by the Cleveland Leadership Center. The first prize winner, Jeremy Langham, received $5,000 for his pitch of creating a brewpub that will donate portion of patrons’ checks to local social organizations. Learn more about the event.

Tools & Resources

STEPS to Value Episode #35: Global Trends in Health Information Technology
In this episode, we will explore the global trends in healthcare & health information technology, progress made and challenges ahead with Steve Lieber, President & CEO of HIMSS.  Steve also shares with us his insights on what is on top of everyone’s HIT to-do list. Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #35: Global Trends in Health Information Technology.

HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Fourth Edition: eBook Now Available!
This significantly expanded and newest edition of the bestselling HIMSS Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations has been developed and extensively reviewed by more than 50 industry experts. The fourth edition of this dictionary serves as a quick reference for students, health information technology professionals and healthcare executives to better navigate the ever-growing health IT field.

C-CDA Rendering Tool: A Demonstration of New Features
The Health Story Project invites you to watch this two-part video series with Intelsoft’s Bryn Lewis, PhD, the winner of the 2016 HL7/ONC C-CDA Rendering Tool Challenge, who created a tool to address physician needs for displaying C-CDA documents in a user-friendly format. Learn how this tool can address needs for other stakeholders leveraging C-CDA, download the open source tool, and share thoughts on how to continue to improve the usability of Intelsoft’s C-CDA Viewer.

Blog: The Potential for Blockchain Technology in Health IT
by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Blockchain technology first rose to prominence as the data and networking architecture underpinning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. We believe the decentralized ledger and smart contract features will have the most significant impact on society. Read More.

HIMSS HIE inPractice Feature: University of Michigan Learning Health System
Joshua Rubin, JD, MBA, MPP, MPH is the Program Officer for Learning Health System Initiatives at the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Learning Health Sciences. He joins us to discuss the LHS, emphasizing the need for all stakeholders to work collaboratively and embrace rapidly changing technologies in order to achieve the goal of interoperable health information exchange for all.


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HIMSS Chapter Events

March 28 2017 Student Networking Event | South Florida Chapter of HIMSS

March 29 2017 Luncheon & MACRA Seminar | South Carolina Chapter of HIMSS

Pop Health Forum | April 3-4 |Boston, MA

BrandHIT Marketing Summit | June 15-16 |Las Vegas, NV

Upcoming Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Sessions

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


Pop Health Forum. Boston, MA | April 3 - 4, 2017 - Register Today!


Cerner Corporation
First Health Advisory Solutions
InTouch Health
MEDHOST of Tennessee
OnPage Corporation
Peer Consulting
SA Ignite
SAS Institute
Versus Technology

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