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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: HIMSS18 General Education Call for Proposals; The Value Brief; Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers - Real Life Impact on Business, Technology

What's New

HIMSS18 General Education Call for Proposals June 12, 2017 - July 17, 2017
We also have scheduled a webinar entitled, “Creating a Sound Proposal for HIMSS18: A Detailed Overview” for Tuesday, June 6th from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time.  Please visit the Call for Proposals website to register for the webinar.

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.

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!

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!

The Value Brief

The success of the world’s first Ransomworm, #WannaCry malware, Posses Global Threat. According to Lee Kim,  JD, CISSP, CIPP/US, FHIMSS, director, privacy and security, HIMSS North America, reinforces the importance of patching  systems for individuals and organizations in a timely manner.

In her recent HIMSS blog post, Kim explains what the WannaCry malware is, and how to proactively protect a system, and what to do in the case of an attack.

Download the Ransomware prevention and response Guidance document for additional information on how to secure information systems. Visit the HIMSS Value Suite site to find pathways to value, to explore various ways to obtain organizational value through the use of health IT.

HIMSS Approved Education Partners

With four programs left to recognize as a part of the HIMSS Approved Education Partner program, today we recognize the University of Connecticut and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut’s School of Business offers a Certificate in Healthcare Informatics and Technology through a state-of-the-art curriculum and outstanding faculty. We have found that a key element to engage each student is through a series of knowledge-driven topics. To do that, our program is designed to meet the educational needs of professionals employed within health care organizations. The program also provides increased knowledge of health care information technology for experienced professionals from other fields and areas of expertise. Our instructors are highly experienced senior executives in the Healthcare IT field that bring practical understanding and extensive knowledge to the coursework. The program offers an effective, fully on-line, asynchronous instructional approach for enhancing one’s knowledge and skills of healthcare IT, and may facilitate advancement for individuals employed within healthcare organizations.
University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine

Consistently ranked among the Best Medical Schools by U.S. News & World Report, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine educates the next generation of leaders who will shape the future of the healthcare industry. The Health Informatics Master’s Program, one of the top 10 in the country according to Best Colleges, is a 100% online program geared towards working professionals who wish to be actively engaged in the healthcare transformation. Accredited by SACSCOC and led by faculty at the Morsani College of Medicine, the Master of Science in Health Informatics offers an interdisciplinary curriculum and can be completed in 1 year. A Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics is also available.  Click here to learn more about USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
Tools & Resources

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.

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

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.

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

BrandHIT 2017. Brand interruption, disruption, & discussion. June 15 - 16, 2017. Register today >>

HIMSS Chapter Events

May 25 Celebrating Healthcare Innovators in Kansas City | Heart of America Chapter of HIMSS


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


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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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