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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: A New Global Malware Problem (NotPetya); HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for June 2017; HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award Nominations Opens Monday, July 3

What's New

A New Global Malware Problem (NotPetya)
A new international malware has surfaced and it has affected companies and other entities across the critical infrastructure sectors, including in the healthcare sector (covered entities and business associates alike). Information systems across Europe, in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere have reportedly been infected. Please visit NotPetya/Petya/ExPetr: Another Global Malware Epidemic #HITsecurity, for an up-to-date analysis on this threat, mitigation information, lessons learned (and best practices), and the latest information from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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.

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!

Quality Payment Program Year 2: An Overview of the Proposed Rule
On July 14, 2017 join HIMSS experts for a free webinar on the recently released proposed rule for year two of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). We will explore changes from the first year, what to expect in year two, and the possible regulatory impact to clinicians. Register here.

The Value Brief

In the latest STEPS To Value episode, “Valuing Innovation: A Blockchain Primer,” host Rod Piechowski speaks with Fletcher McCraw, senior consultant, Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Cognizant, about the potential impact of block chain technology of healthcare’s thorniest issues around security, identity, access and interoperability.  

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 Most Influential Women in Health IT Award Nominations Opens Monday, July 3
Many dedicated and talented women work in health IT, but there are only a handful of programs and opportunities to acknowledge them. Make someone’s day and nominate them for the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards. The call for nominations opens on Monday, July 3, 2017 and will close on Monday, August 28, 2017.

HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards recognizes influential women at all stages of their career progressions. The Awards celebrate those females harnessing the power of IT to transform health and healthcare; is unique among power lists and award programs; and it’s inclusive of all women of influence, no matter where they may be in the health IT field. For more information and to apply visit HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.


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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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