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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: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Communications Analytics; Putting Data to Work: Building Empathy into Health IT; Analytics: What comes next in a learning health system?

What's New

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.

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 .

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!

Innovation Matters

HIMSS Introduces Cybersecurity Hub Marketing Toolkit
 The new HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub Marketing Toolkit provides sponsors of the HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub with customizable marketing materials. Three levels of sponsorship are available for organizations that would like to participate. The HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub debuted at the HIMSS Innovation Center in October 2016 and is a permanent exhibit on the fourth floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation. Learn more about the Cybersecurity Hub Marketing Toolkit in an article published on the HIMSS Innovation Center site.

Tools & Resources

STEPS to Value Episode #33: Is it Time for A Health Data Spring Cleaning?
In this episode, we will explore the impact the digitization of healthcare data has had on clinicians and the patients they care for with Patricia Sengstack, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Bon Secours Health System. Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #33: Is it Time for A Health Data Spring Cleaning?

Code Red Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age
In today’s episode, we will discuss how ARcare, a Davies award recipient and EMRAM Stage 7 non-profit that provides medical and dental care to residents in rural Arkansas responded to a recent cybersecurity breach with Greg Wolverton, CIO of ARcare and Chair of the HIMSS User Experience committee. Listen to Code Red Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age.

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.


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HIMSS Chapter Events

April 11 New Hampshire/Vermont Conference | New England Chapter of HIMSS

April 12 2017 Spring Conference | North Dakota Chapter of HIMSS

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


Privacy & Security Forum | May 11-12 |San Francisco, CA

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


Privacy and Security Forum | May 11 -12 | San Francisco | Register Today!


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