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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: Bringing Data to Life at the 2017 Health Datapalooza; NCPDP 40th Anniversary Conference; HIMSS Finds Growing Interest in Interoperability Education among Healthcare Leaders

What's New

Bringing Data to Life at the 2017 Health Datapalooza
Secure your spot for a chance to grow your network, build relationships with prospective collaborators, and learn from experts with real world experience using data to improve health and health care. 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 and a discounted rate to register for webcast participation.

NCPDP 40th Anniversary Conference May 8-10, 2017 | Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Year after year, NCPDP's Annual Technology & Business Conference reaches new heights to include captivating keynotes, dynamic featured speakers, accredited track sessions on timely topics, and diverse networking opportunities for attendees to meet and engage with other innovators and decision-makers from across pharmacy services and the broader healthcare industry. The 2017 conference will feature two different tracks, Professional and Technical, focused on hot topics in the industry. Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) units available for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Learn more.

HIMSS Finds Growing Interest in Interoperability Education among Healthcare Leaders
HIMSS saw a spike in healthcare leaders’ interest in interoperability education at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, according to attendance data from the event. Compared to HIMSS16, attendance more than doubled at the redesigned HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, a 34,000-square-foot exhibition displaying, in real-time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace. The showcase featured interoperability use cases related to surgery and recovery, diabetes management, connected care, childbirth and federal health architecture initiatives, among others. Read more here.

Save the Date! HIMSS National Nurses Week 2017
Join HIMSS in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare. National Nurses Week raises awareness of the value of nursing and helps educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association, Alliance for Nursing Informatics, and numerous other partners throughout May 6-12. Two webinar presentations will be featured during the week by distinguished leaders in the Nursing Informatics Community. To learn more and register, click here. Both webinars are free and open to the public.

May 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: Health Stories Co-Produced: Emerging ISA Use Cases Position Patients as Collaborators
Join us Monday, May 1 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. for our Health Story Project’s quarterly roundtable. In this Roundtable, speakers introduce the role Use Cases play within the ISA to influence the development of standards and regulations, and review new Use Cases that include patient-generated health data within the health record. Learn More and Register Now!

2017 Spring Quarterly Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
Join us Wednesday, Apr. 19 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for our Spring Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable. Christina Galanis, President and CEO, Healthlink NY, will join us to discuss a recent study published in SSRN, which shows Accessing Patient Records in the Health Information Exchange (HIE) Improves Quality and Operational Efficiency. Learn more about this study and register now!

HIMSS Approved Education Partners

For this week’s installment of the HIMSS Approved Education Partner participant introductions we learn more about the programs offered by Kepner-Tregoe and Roberts Wesleyan College.

Kepner-Tregoe believes that the most effective healthcare organizations know how to solve problems. For over 5 decades, KT has empowered individuals and teams to triage, stabilize and find the cause of your toughest operational and IT issues. IT departments use KT for more effective Problem, Incident, and Change Management which reduces downtime, issue recurrence and cost of service. Administrators use KT to improve hospital operations and processes through more effective decision making, risk management and proactive action.  Click here to learn more about the Kepner-Tregoe program.

Roberts Wesleyan College
The college's Masters in Healthcare Informatics Administration is offered exclusively online with completion in 18 months. The degree blends the leadership skills of our Health Administration degree with a focus on Informatics. Students address many of the complex issues raised by Healthcare Reform, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), privacy laws, and the electronic exchange of medical information. The degree equips students to bridge the communication gap between clinical, non-clinical and IT healthcare professionals, and does not require a technical background to begin.  Click here to learn more about Roberts Wesleyan College.

Tools & Resources

Unlocking the Hidden Power of Communications Analytics  
Communication is the singular thread that ties a health system together, yet analytical evaluation of communication processes are usually underrepresented in managing operations and process improvement.  Join the HIMSS Clinical & Business Community on Apr. 27 as Andrew Mellin, MD, MBA, CMO, Spok and other speakers demonstrate the clinical and economic value of communication in health systems and identify opportunities and challenges to instrument and measure the communication processes.  Register now for this event

Putting Data to Work: Building Empathy into Health IT
BLOG: As health IT professionals, our skills are transferable to work in any industry of choice, but we can make an impact for users, stakeholders, and patients and their families by including the art of empathy as part of our strategic framework. Read more.

HIE and No, It's Not Health Information Exchange
The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee has developed a definition the Health Interoperability Ecosystem. Committee member Michael Marchant, systems integration manager at UC Davis Medical Center, provides perspective on how and why this definition was developed. Read the full blog post.

Analytics: What comes next in a learning health system?
Blog: The HIMSS17 conference made a big impression on me on the evolution of population health management processes and the creative synthesis of traditional and non-traditional data. I believe there is an opportunity to learn or adapt practices from other industries that have implemented ‘rapid experimentation’ and learning cycles. Read more .


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HIMSS Chapter Events

April 17 8th Annual Golf Classic and Fundraiser | Georgia Chapter of HIMSS

April 19 2017 Spring Conference | Alabama Chapter of HIMSS

April 19 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) and Its Impact Across Health Care Agencies Today | National Capital Area Chapter of HIMSS

April 20 Breaking Down the Barriers of Traditional Healthcare Delivery | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS


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


Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum. May 15 - 16 | San Francisco. Register Today >>


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