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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: CAPG Annual Conference; Early Careerists Webinar: Medical Identity Theft: Healthcare Career Skills Preparation; HIMSS Fall Events Accepting Proposals

What's New

CAPG Annual Conference
June 22-24, 2017 | San Diego, CA
HIMSS is proud to be supporting the CAPG Annual Conference, From Volume to Value in the New World Order: What Now? With the new presidential administration vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, many are anxious about the future of value-based healthcare. Regardless of the political jockeying, however, industry leaders agree that alternative payment models are the key to improving healthcare quality and controlling spiraling costs. And CAPG is working to ensure the move to value continues. Learn more about the conference agenda, exhibition opportunities, and attendee registration.

Early Careerists Webinar: Medical Identity Theft: Healthcare Career Skills Preparation
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Christina E. Neider, Ed.D, Dean, Undergraduate Health Services Administration Programs, University of Phoenix, College of Health Professions
Medical identify theft in healthcare is a growing issue.  This webinar will provide an overview of the issue and discuss the skill sets needed for prevention and security of patient information.

  • Understand the issue of medical identify theft
  • Identify skills needed for prevention and security of patient information
  • Identify resources to assist in safeguarding of medical data

Register Now.

2017 HIMSS Joint LTPAC and Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Tuesday, June 13 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Join us for our 2017 Joint LTPAC and Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable! Dori A. Cross, BSPH and Julia Adler Milstein, PhD from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan will be presenting on: Investing in Post-Acute Care Transitions: Electronic Information Exchange Between Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities. Learn More and Register Now!

HIMSS Fall Events Accepting Proposals
The call for proposals for the HIMSS fall events are open. The Healthcare Security Forum, Boston, Sept. 11-13; the Pop Health Forum, Chicago, Oct. 2-3 and the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston, Oct. 23-24. All three events will be accepting proposals until Jun. 1, so submit your proposals today as the agendas tend to full up quickly. Vendor submissions are not accepted.

AMIA Launches Informatics Workforce Survey
AMIA invites the members of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to participate in its first Informatics Workforce Survey - an important and unique opportunity to help shape the future of informatics. HIMSS is distributing this survey to ensure the specific perspectives of its members are considered in the development of programs to support informatics professionals. The survey is designed for professionals and students from all informatics domains and should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. By completing this survey, you will become eligible to enter a drawing for one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. No identifying information will be revealed in reporting results of this survey.AMIA is seeking broad representation from the informatics field. Please share the survey link with colleagues who may be interested in participating. If you have any questions or comments, please contact To participate, click this link or paste it into your browser: Please complete by May 24, 2017.

Special June 2017 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable: Creating a Community of Care:  Lessons from the Trenches
Thursday, June 8 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Over the last several years, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership has focused on creating a collaborative, community-wide approach to improving health care for the low-income uninsured and Medicaid population of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. By leveraging the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN). Learn more and Register Now!

Population Health -- Making it Work
Many physician practices are implementing a population health strategy. The Marshfield Clinic Health System has been on this journey for more than ten years. Join the HIMSS Clinical & Business Community on May 25th as presenters Kori Krueger, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Marshfield Clinic Health System and Kate Konitzer, MA, Chief Informatics Architect, MCIS, Inc. share their approach in implementing system-wide health initiatives while engaging physician care teams. The presenters also demonstrate how to make population health work in a practical manner. Register now for this event.

Innovation Matters

HIMSS Analytics Brings Consultant Trainings to the Innovation Center
HIMSS Analytics brought its Certified Consultant Program to the HIMSS Innovation Center in March. HIMSS Analytics Certified Consultants work with providers and health systems to navigate the various maturity models offered by the HIMSS Analytics Advisory Services.

The Value Brief
STEPS to Value Episode #36: Driving Health IT Value Across the Globe
In this episode, we will talk to one of 2016’s Most Influential Woman in Health IT, Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA.  Rachelle discusses the value of engagement with the complexities of this glorious system we call life, and of the systems we have built to sustain it. Listen to STEPS to Value Episode #36: Driving Health IT Value Across the Globe

Tools & Resources

Code Red Podcast Episode #9: Strengthening Your Organization's Cybersecurity Culture
In this episode of Code Red, we talk to Defense Health Agency (DHA) Cyber Security Policy Branch Chief and HIMSS17 speaker Servio Medina, CISSP about what we can all do to effectively create a company-wide culture focused on cybersecurity. Listen to previous episodes of Code Red.

Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers - Real Life Impact on Business, Technology & People
Monday, June 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Interoperability continues to be an issue that stakeholders across the health and healthcare ecosystem find difficult to address. In this session, our panelists will continue the conversation that began at HIMSS17 on the remaining barriers and opportunities surrounding the complex topic of interoperability. Learn more and Register Now!

Blog: Interoperability Standards Advisory: Helping People Have a Voice in Their Health Story Want to know how to get involved in a process that converts patient stories into the power to influence policy and inspire innovation? If you make health IT policy decisions or develop health IT technology for patients and consumers, you need to know what the ISA is and how it is evolving to help people have a voice in creating their health story. Read more.

HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar: “Innovative Health Analytics: Translating Global Data into Precision Medicine
May 25, 2017 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn how innovative processes now converge the necessary data, computational power and methods, and interoperability mechanisms to turn precision medicine into a reality.

Veterans Career Services Webinar: Transitioning Your Career to Healthcare IT
Transitioning from the military to a civilian career in HIT can be challenging, but through this presentation attendee will gain the skills and insights needed to be more successful.  They will also learn where the opportunities are in today’s evolving healthcare market.

  • Describe the steps taken from others who have transitioned from military to civilian healthcare IT
  • Identify the keys to career success in HIT
  • Understand the HIT landscape and emerging career opportunities
  • Learn useful tips to successful networking, building your brand and an effective resume

Don't keep a good thing to yourself. Regular individual members - you have a pending invitation >>

HIMSS Chapter Events

May 18 Department of Health and Human Services and OpDivs: Way Ahead | National Capital Area Chapter of HIMSS

May 18 2017 Membership Social Event | Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of HIMSS

May 19 9th Annual Clinical Informatics Summit | Southern California Chapter of HIMSS

May 23 2017 Spring Social | Delaware Valley Chapter of HIMSS

May 24 2017 Annual Spring Conference | Minnesota Chapter of HIMSS


Precision Medicine Summit | June 12-13 | Boston, MA 
BrandHIT | June 15-16 | Las Vegas, NV


HIMSS Learning Center. The Precision Medicine Channel. Customized solutions for a new era of healthcare. Sponsored by Intel. Register now >>


BY LIGHT Professional IT Services
Citra Health Solutions
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Doc Halo
Enli Health Intelligence
Enovate Medical
Equicare Health
First Databank (FDB)
ICU Medical
Intel Corporation
Jellyfish Health
Medsphere Systems Corporation
Merge Healthcare, an IBM Company
Meridian Medical Management
OmniPoint Staffing
Optimum Healthcare IT
Sonitor Technologies
STANLEY Healthcare

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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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