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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; Stay Up-To-Date On Vaccine Tech with the IIP; National Health IT (NHIT) Week

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.

HIMSS Innovation Community Webinar:Health Care Investment Pulse Check: The Venture Capitalists' Mid-Year Review
June 28, 2017 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Join our panel of venture pundits in this Do-Not-Miss half-time huddle as we discuss a mid-year review of digital health investments, what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what to expect in the second half of 2017.

STEPS to Value Episode #37:  How CHOC Drives Value through an Optimization-Focused Culture  
In this episode of STEPS to Value, we talk to 2016 Davies Award winning Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  We discuss how they were able to optimize the people, processes and technologies tasked to care daily for 1 in 100 kids in the United States.

Recording now available! Creating a Community of Care:  Lessons from the Trenches
This Special 2017 Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable highlighted the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership efforts to create 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). Watch now!

Interoperability & Standards Webinar Panel: Continuing the Conversation: Tearing Down Interoperability Barriers - Real Life Impact on Business Technology & People
Interoperability continues to be an issue that stakeholders across the health and healthcare ecosystem find difficult to address. In this session, our panelists continue the conversation that began at HIMSS17 on the remaining barriers and opportunities surrounding the complex topic of interoperability. Watch the recording now!

Women in Health IT Webinar: June 26 A physician's story: A clinician’s career transition from bedside to boardroom
Women in Health IT share stories of how they changed their career path, expanded their skillset to make an impact, and transformed what it means to be a physician across the healthcare continuum. As leaders in the field, these women share their unique perspectives on healthcare policy, clinical experience, transitioning to executive work, and taking advantage of new learning opportunities.

Dr. Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, Chief Healthcare & Innovation Officer, Femwell Group Health, Inc.
Dr. Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, Chief Medical Information Officer, The Ohio State, University Wexner Medical Center
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, MD, MBA, FAAP, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Professor of Pediatrics, UK College of Medicine

National Health IT (NHIT) Week is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT. Each year, NHIT Week Partners educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for health and healthcare. We are excited to announce the 2017 NHIT Week Points of Engagement:

  • Supporting Healthcare Transformation: The many ways in which health IT is driving transformation in healthcare delivery including improvements in quality and safety, interoperability, advances in innovation, and patient and consumer activation and engagement.
  • Expanding Access to High Quality Healthcare: Use of innovative technologies including telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve healthcare access, coordination and outcomes.
  • Increasing Economic Opportunity: Highlighting the importance of a robust, diverse health IT workforce and health IT's role in supporting economic growth.
  • Making Communities Healthier: The fundamental role health IT plays in supporting population and public health.
Demonstrate your support of health IT through Partnership of this important week, Oct. 2-6. If your organization has participated in the past, confirm your support by emailing If you are new to NHIT Week, fill out the Partner Sign-Up Form to participate. Contact with questions.

The Value Brief

In the latest episode of the Code Red podcast, “How to Survive a Hacker Attack,” Daniel Nigrin, MD, MS, senior vice president/CIO, Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses how the Boston Children's Hopsital dealt with a cyber-attack by the hacktivist group, Anonymous.

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how health IT brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite

Innovation Matters

Stay Up-To-Date On Vaccine Tech with the IIP
Every year, vaccinations save at least 2 to 3 million lives globally. Currently in the U.S., immunizations protect newborns against 17 serious diseases and conditions (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010 National Vaccine Plan).

Tools & Resources

Connecting the Interoperability Puzzle Pieces in ONC Resource
How is the ONC 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) expanding to address new interoperability needs and emerging standards? This blog post discusses two of ONC’s efforts to address these topics, and HIMSS recent submitted comments to improve the content and guidance provided in the ISA.

HIMSS Approved Education Partner Program Webinar
Wednesday, June 28 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Is your educational institution or training program interested in being part of an exclusive group authorized to offer HIMSS-approved review courses and training programs? If so, look no further than the HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) program. Join us as we:

  • Define the components of the Approved Education Partner program.
  • Identify the ways that your organization will benefit.
  • Discuss the AEP application process.
Learn More and Register Now!


Gain career insight from women physicians in the C-suite. Sign up for the webinar on June 26 >>

HIMSS Chapter Events

June 16 Spring 2017 Event | West Virginia Chapter of HIMSS

June 19 Leading Organizations through an Era of Change | New York Chapter of HIMSS

June 22 Interoperability: Policy and Practice | Austin Chapter of HIMSS

June 30 2017 Patient Experience Forum | Southern California 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 >>


Acumen Physician Solutions
Alpha II
American Heart Association (AHA)
Booz Allen Hamilton
ExteNet Systems
Information Builders
Ingenious Med
Orchard Software
SMS | Curvature
The SSI Group
Vyne Medical

Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

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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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