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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: Call for Nominations for HIMSS Awards Now Open; New Health IT Job Descriptions; HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: The Transition into the Civilian Workforce

What's New

Quarterly Summer 2017 Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Join us for our next I&HIE Community Event! Robert Denson, Chief Information Officer, CORHIO will join us to discuss The Next Generation of HIE: FHIR-enabled APIs and David C. Kibbe, MD, MBA, President and CEO, DirectTrust will be discussing the DirectTrust PKI-based Framework: Strategic Activities to Expand Trust Beyond Direct Exchange. Registration is now open!

Expand Your Knowledge of C-CDA and Realize the Storytelling Power of these Documents.
Monday, August 7, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
When should each C-CDA clinical document type be leveraged? On this Health Story Project Roundtable, panelists will show how new CDA rendering options are revealing the storytelling value of C-CDA documents and increasing their relevance and pertinence in clinical settings.

Call for Nominations for HIMSS Awards Now Open
Lots of talented people work in health IT but few take the time to nominate someone. Make someone’s day by nominating them today! HIMSS is now accepting nominations for awards that celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the transformation of health through IT. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT

A variety of awards will be given in each of these categories:
Chapter Awards
HIMSS Service Awards
HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards (Nominations close on Monday, August 28, 2017)
Industry Service Awards
Publications Award

The Journey of Writing an HIE Case Study
The HIMSS HIE Case Studies Task Force has published a series of case studies on patient and provider engagement strategies, public health initiatives, and utilizing HIE data analytics for MACRA reporting. One task force member reflect on this process.

Call for Speaking Proposals: HIMSS Healthcare Finance Strategy 2017
Speaking proposals for the inaugural Healthcare Finance Strategy 2017 scheduled for November 2-3 in Boston are being accepted until Friday, July 21. This event is intended specifically for CFOs, VPs of finance, revenue cycle directors, VPs of strategy and innovation, and other healthcare leaders laying the strategic framework for their organizations’ long-term financial survivability in an increasingly competitive and uncertain environment. 
Click here to submit a proposal and for more information. 

New Health IT Job Descriptions
The HIMSS Professional Development staff along with members of the FY17 Professional Development Committee have created a compilation of job descriptions for early careerists that can be utilized to learn more about some of the various health IT career opportunities.   In this document, you will find a sampling of entry-level positions in the health information technology field. This guide was created to begin to help those new or transitioning to the industry understand the different areas of the field. It can also be used to help employers create job descriptions. HIMSS will continue to build upon this document by adding new job descriptions on a regular basis.  Click here for more information and to download the full document.

The Value Brief

In the latest issue of the STEPS To Value Podcast, “The Value of Speaking a Common Language,” Marion Ball, EdD, FLHIMSS, FCHIME, FAAN, FACMI, and recipient of the HIMSS’ 2016 Most Influential Woman in Health IT award, discusses the common language needs of clinicians, patients and developers towards a better experience at the point of care. Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how health IT brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: The Transition into the Civilian Workforce
John Reed, Senior Executive Director, Robert Half Technology This session will help veterans who are re-entering the workforce brush-up on job search tactics, the current hiring environment and understand their value and transferring their skills into a fulfilling career.

  • Review the basics around navigating through the job search, resume building and interview basics.
  • Discover the hiring environment right now for professionals entering or re-entering the workforce.
  • Learn what value veterans bring to the workforce, how to parlay the skills and attributes you've gained into a civilian career.
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Register Now.

Blog: Perceptions of Community and Enterprise Health Information Exchanges
What are your perceptions about the different types of health information exchange (HIE) organizations? Have you ever wondered how these perceptions might play a role in the market of health information exchange?

HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for June 2017
HIMSS just published the June 2017 issue (Vol. 12) of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report. Highlights from this report include the following Petya/NotPetya/Expetr wiper, WannaCry ransomworm, .LNK malware, mouse hover malware, Stack Clash Unix vulnerability, and zero day (0 day) advisories. This report may be freely accessed at The next report will be the July 2017 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis. An RSS feed is also available on the web page.


Connected Health Conference. The connected life journey. October 25 - 27, 2017 in Boston, MA


Healthcare Security Forum | September 11-13 | Boston, MA
Pop Health Forum | October 2-3 | Chicago, Ill.
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum | October 23-24 | Boston, MA
Connected Health Conference | October 25-27 | Boston, MA


Population Health Forum Chicago 2017 - October 2-3. Chicago. Register today >>


Ambra Health
GSI Health
Impact Advisors
LEAD Technologies, Inc. (LEADTOOLS)
Medicomp Systems
Nihon Kohden America
Stanson Health
Tente Casters

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