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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: Connecting the Interoperability Puzzle Pieces in ONC Resource; Catch Up on Latest Cybersecurity Updates; Code Red Podcast Episode #8: Finding Strength from Vulnerabilities in the Networked Age

What's New

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.

Veterans Career Services Webinar Series
The HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar Series will focus on topics geared for veterans and transitioning service members interested in careers in health information technology (HIT). Sessions will typically run 45-60 minutes.
Veterans Career Services Webinar: Transitioning Your Career to Healthcare IT
Wednesday, June 14 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Transitioning from the military to a civilian career in HIT can be challenging, but through this presentation attendees 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
Tim Schmoyer, CISSP, LTC, USA (Retired), Principal Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE
Stefan Werdegar, Vice President, Executive Search/Leadership Development, Coker Group.
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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!

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 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!

The Value Brief

Catch Up on Latest Cybersecurity Updates
The May HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report is now available. Highlights from the May report include; WannaCry, SambaCry, and EternalRocks malware, Australia's Cybersecurity strategy. Visit the HIMSS Value Suite site to learn more about the role privacy and security plays in obtaining value from the use of health IT.

Tools & Resources

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.

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

Find the top health IT talent today. Start searching now >>


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American Hospital Association
Canon USA
Dimensional Insight
First Data Corporation
GE Healthcare
Holon Solutions
Iatric Systems
Liaison Healthcare
Northrop Grumman
Vecna Technologies

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