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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: Solutions and How to Engage Within Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE Part 2; What Is the Benefit of a Fee-For-Value Healthcare Model?; Veterans Career Services Webinar: Transitioning Your Career to Healthcare IT

What's New

Solutions and How to Engage Within Interoperability: Perspectives from the Nursing Informatics Community and IHE Part 2
Tuesday, June 6 l 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. l Register Here
This webinar will explain the work of IHE to facilitate Health IT interoperability and will include the history and current activities at IHE, discuss specific examples of challenges and opportunities to using IHE standards in health system settings, and discuss strategies to deploy IHE products in the clinical setting.

Code Red Podcast Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age
In this episode of Code Red, 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 previous episodes of Code Red.

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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Please visit the Call for Proposals website to register for the webinar.

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!

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!

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

What Is the Benefit of a Fee-For-Value Healthcare Model?
 In a recent blog post, Adam Bazer, senior manager, health information systems, HIMSS North America, explains the difference between fee-for-services and fee-for-value healthcare models, and how patients are now able to act as active, informed consumers of healthcare. Read the full blog post, and visit the HIMSS Value Suite site to learn more about how IT can provide value for both patients and providers.

HIMSS Approved Education Partners

This week we recognize our final two programs currently participating in the HIMSS Approved Education Partner program, Dakota State University and University of San Diego. I hope that you have enjoyed learning more about these programs through this series.  Look for future recognition of these programs as we continue our partnerships!

Dakota State University
Dakota State University offers an affordable, technology-infused online master’s-level program which features coursework on data analytics and data management, lifecycle governance, workflow and usability optimization, system analysis and design, and project and change management. In addition to these core HIM classes, students also take additional technology classes on topics such as network technology, data privacy, and application development.

Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota, is a leader in the HIM field, and is an HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP). Our affordable, technology-infused online master’s-level program prepares students to be an IT leader in the high-demand and fast-paced healthcare industry.
The DSU program’s well-seasoned staff instructs students about the practical and research uses of healthcare information through a strong base of coursework including data analytics, lifecycle governance, workflow and usability optimization, system analysis and design, project and change management, enterprise modeling and data management. This exceptionally strong curriculum serves as a solid foundation for the professional CAHIMS or CPHIMS certification exams.

DSU has a strong reputation in technology, so in addition to the core HIM classes, students also take courses in network technology, data privacy, application development, and more. DSU also has the unique opportunity to work with the Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology (CAHIT) to enhance education, promote HIT adoption, and increase awareness of topics relevant to HIT. 
Click here to learn more about the Dakota State University program.

University of San Diego
Earn Your Master's in Health Care Informatics - 100% online. Prepare for HIMSS certification and career growth in just 20 months.  If you're a health information management professional looking for career growth, earning your master's degree in health informatics can open the door for greater advancement and earning potential in a field where job satisfaction is extremely high.

University of San Diego's M.S. in Health Care Informatics provides a practical curriculum including Delivery Systems Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design, Health System Leadership, Financial Management, and Strategic Planning. You'll develop core leadership and management competencies while gaining a thorough knowledge of critical issues in informatics. What's more - you'll take all your classes online - allowing you to continue working full time while earning your graduate degree.  Click here to learn more about the University of San Diego’s program.

Tools & Resources

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

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


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


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American Hospital Association
Cornerstone Advisors
Critical Alert Systems
Dimension Data
ExteNet Systems
Forcare Canada
Get Real Health
GSI Health
Harmony Healthcare IT
Infinite Peripherals
Information Builders
iWT health
LEAD Technologies, Inc. (LEADTOOLS)
Liberty Solutions
Medicomp Systems
Orchard Software
SAP America
Sisoft Healthcare Information Systems
US Cyber Vault
Visionary Consulting Partners

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