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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: Informatics Competencies: ROAR with TIGER and Nutrition Competencies; HIMSS Approved Education Partners Program; Liberating Data at the 2017 Health Datapalooza

What's New

Informatics Competencies: ROAR with TIGER and Nutrition Competencies
Interprofessional informatics competencies are becoming a necessary component for academic professionals, students, adult learners, and clinicians. Early discovery of nutrition informatics knowledge and skills by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) included modeling after the original work of the HIMSS TIGER [Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform] Initiative. Presented by Sarah Rusnak, MS, RD, LD, Research Analytics Specialist, The Ohio State University and Lindsey Hoggle, MS, RDN, PMP, Director, Nutrition Informatics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Moderated by Toria Shaw, MSW, HIMSS TIGER Staff Liaison, Manager of Clinical Informatics.

HIMSS Approved Education Partners Program
Are you familiar with the HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) program?  An Approved Education Partner is an organization that has met rigorous education and training for health IT and healthcare content requirements and is approved by HIMSS to offer health information technology training.  This exclusive designation signifies that a program meets or exceeds HIMSS’ quality educational programming standards and expectations in the field of HIT.  Organizations that can benefit from the prestige and worldwide attention of the AEP designation may be found in academia, consulting firms, vendor organizations, and others in both the for-profit or non-profit sector.

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.

Liberating Data at the 2017 Health Datapalooza
Health Datapalooza brings data to life in ways that matter in health and health care. Conceived as part of a public/private movement to liberate and use health data. HIMSS is proud to be a partner of the 2017 Health Datapalooza. As such, HIMSS members receive a discounted rate to register for onsite attendance (a savings of $500 off the full rate) and a discounted rate of $395 to register for webcast participation (a savings of $300 off the full rate). Secure your spot and learn from experts with real world experience using data to improve health and health care. 

C-CDA Documents Provide the Building Blocks for Meaningful Exchange
C-CDA Documents are a promising vehicle for interoperability, though misconceptions are common. Read Health Story Project member Nick Mahurin’s blog post on these documents, which can be leveraged for more meaningful data exchange. Many know and utilize the Continuity of Care Document (CCD), but Nick points to other document types that can better serve specific use cases for exchange. These various document templates are discussed in depth in a recent Health Story Project Roundtable. If you couldn’t attend, listen to the recording here!

Tools & Resources

STEPS to Value Episode #32: Delivering Care as a Consumer Experience
In this episode, we will explore the impact of consumerism on healthcare and patient engagement with Dr. Milisa Rizer, Chief Medical Information Officer for Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, a 2015 Davies award winner. 

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 Dictionary of Health Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organizations, Fourth Edition
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.

Special February 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable - Recording now available
Carequality & The Health Data Sharing Tipping Point: Providers shared their experiences implementing the nationwide Carequality interoperability framework in a panel discussion. By leveraging existing investments, healthcare leaders tripled the number of care sites enabled to share information across the entire healthcare continuum in just the first 90 days. They shared best practices in implementing the leading interoperability framework, and insights for the future of health data sharing among and between providers, payers, and patients.


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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


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