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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: HIMSS Healthcare Finance Strategy 2017 Speaker Proposals Close Friday; Great Technology Doesn't Have to Be New; Register for the July C&BI Community Webinar

What's New

HIMSS Healthcare Finance Strategy 2017 Speaker Proposals Close Friday
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.

Most Innovative Company in Healthcare 2017 Challenge
HIMSS is working with HealthXL and Cleveland Clinic Innovations to find the next winner of the Most Innovative Company in Healthcare 2017 Challenge at this years Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit. Submissions are due July 31, enter the competition today!

Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit
October 23-25, 2017 | Huntington Convention Center
Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit will bring together more than 2,250 of the brightest leaders from around the world to downtown Cleveland to discuss the investable technologies that will deliver on the powerful promise of Genomics & Precision Medicine. Regardless of your field, the Summit offers a slate of premier speakers, the hottest topics, and an unmatched network of professionals that can help you prepare for the ever-changing healthcare market.

Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics Course-Registration Now Open!
HIMSS is offering an Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course.  Course begins Monday, July 31, 2017 and coursework must be completed by Saturday, October 7, 2017.

  • Enhance your career with in-demand skills.
  • Earn 20 CEs upon course completion.
  • Online, self-paced, approximately 25 hours.
  • Optional interaction with HIMSS facilitators and other participants through discussion forum.
  • Complete on your own schedule between 7/31 and 10/7.
Learn more and register here.  Registration limited to the first 75 registrants.

NEW! An Operating Model, Staffing, and Skills Guidance for Analytic Maturity
Healthcare is facing unrelenting demands for cost containment, quality, and safety. Proficiency in data and analytics is the new core competency. Analytics maturity will be critical for success. This guidance provides insights to help answer to some of the most common skills and staffing resources questions your organization might face along its journey to analytics maturity. | Learn More

NEW! Population Health Management and IT Capabilities Model
Interact with a new HIMSS population health management model that identifies population health domains and capabilities, and maps nearly 400 functions to Value-Based Care (VBC) payment models to help bring clarity to your population health efforts. Share your thoughts: We are seeking input and comments from the public for this draft version. | Learn More

Attend National Health IT Week Partner Webinars National Health IT (NHIT) Week, October 2-6, 2017 is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of health IT. During this important week, NHIT Week Partners come together to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT for the US healthcare system. HIMSS has scheduled two webinars to provide an overview of how NHIT Week Partners can further enhance your participation and highlight what your organization is doing.  Mark your calendars and complete the Sign-up Form to attend either webinar. Contact with questions.

  • 1st Session: Wednesday, August 9 at 11:00 AM CT
  • 2nd Session: Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 AM CT

The Value Brief

Great Technology Doesn’t Have to Be New
Inspired by the answers he has received from the guests on his “STEPS To Value Podcast,” Rod Piechowski, senior director, health information systems, HIMSS North America reveals his surprising favorite form of technology. In a recent blog post, Piechowski explores technology that is often taken for granted in modern society. Visit the HIMSS Value Suite site to learn more about how innovative technology brings value to healthcare.

Tools & Resources

Register for the July C&BI Community Webinar event - Technology and Teamwork: An Award Winning Strategy for Improving Patient Care and Operational Efficiency Dr. Todd Stewart and Andrew Eilers will explore the journey of HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award winner Mercy  through the development of clinical pathways and the use of standardized automated tools, process metrics and adherence monitoring to accelerate performance in quality, cost and patient experience. 

In case you missed the May C&BI Community Webinar,  Population Health -- Making it Work, listen to 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. Access the recording here.

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.

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.

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.


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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


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