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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: Still Time to Share your Insights on Immunization-related Software Capabilities in EHRs; HIMSS Awards & Scholarships; Introducing the Re-Imagined HIMSS Value Suite Site

What's New

Still Time to Share your Insights on Immunization-related Software Capabilities in EHRs
What is your perspective on including immunization-ready applications in electronic health records or health IT systems? Provide your thoughts on this topic and answer this four-question survey from the Immunization Integration Program (IIP).

As background, under a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), CNIADV-in collaboration with HIMSS-is advancing the integration of immunization capabilities with EHRs, by identifying and gaining input on such capabilities and advancing a software product recognition program.

Upcoming Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event. 
Register today for the C&BI Community September webinar event on population health presented by Herb Fillmore, Senior Director, Strategic Innovation at 3M--Health Information Systems. | Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events.

In case you missed it... Download today the C&BI Community July webinar event, “Technology and Teamwork: An Award Winning Strategy for Improving Patient Care and Operational Efficiency.” Listen to presenters Dr. Todd Stewart and Andrew Eilers explore the journey of HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award winner Mercy through their 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. 

Building a Successful Episode of Care Model
September 6, 2017
Part I of a III Part Series: The Importance of Having the Right Contractual Relationships
Join us to learn how one Acute Care hospital, is dealing with the challenges of Medicare’s pilot project, Episodes Payment Model, head-on.

Understanding How Mobile and Cloud Computing is Changing the Way We Manage the Security
Please register today for our August 24th webinar on “Understanding How Mobile and Cloud Computing is Changing the Way We Manage the Security and Privacy of Our Data.”  Information on this webinar and the speaker is listed below.  The link to register for this webinar is here:  HC3 is a HIMSS member and a non-profit partner. 

Awards & Scholarships

Nominate Someone for HIMSS North America Board of Directors
HIMSS seeks health IT leaders with a demonstrated ability and aptitude for strategic thinking and experience in governance to consider candidacy for service on the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. Submit complete nominations (self-nominations or other) to Denise Ambrose by August 18, 2017. Please visit our website for complete information.

Nominations Now Open for HIMSS Nominating Committee
HIMSS seeks health IT leaders and strategic thinkers to serve in open positions on the HIMSS Nominating Committee. Candidates must be Regular or Life Members or the senior executive representative of a Corporate/Non-Profit Partner Member firm, and must have achieved advanced membership status (Senior Member or Fellow) prior to being slated. Submit complete nominations (self-nominations or other) to Denise Ambrose by August 18, 2017. For more information, visit our website.

Call for Applications for HIMSS Scholarships Now Open
HIMSS is now accepting applications for scholarships for student members who have achieved academic excellence and exhibit potential as future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships

Chapter-Supported Scholarships

Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT.  Apply for a HIMSS Scholarship today! For more information, contact

Be sure to read personal accounts of the ways other people’s lives have been touched by health IT. Check back often for new stories leading up to and during National Health IT Week, October 2-6, 2017.

Call for Nominations for HIMSS Awards 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

HIMSS Chapter Sponsored Veterans Career Services Scholarships
Are you a Veteran, Transitioning Service Member, Eligible Spouse or Survivor interested in a career in health IT and would like to attend HIMSS18? HIMSS Chapters are proud to sponsor these scholarships. The scholarship will cover HIMSS18 registration, airfare, lodging and honorarium.

Visit the Veterans Career Services for more information and to apply. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT.

Meet Our Newest HIMSS Approved Education Partner

Johnson County Community College
The Kansas City Metro has become a mecca for big healthcare and technology names and in the center of it all is Johnson County Community College. With health information technology needs on the rise, Johnson County Community College offers a competitive online and flexible in-the-classroom health information systems (HIS) program. Our certification and associate degree programs utilize the latest cutting-edge technologies, including hands-on EHR experience on a widely utilized platform, to train students in meeting the demanding workforce need. Students in the health information systems program at JCCC learn the crucial computer systems that medical professionals use to run their business. 

Lori Brooks, Department Chair of the HIS program at JCCC said, “This recognition as a HIMSS Approved Education Partner validates everything we do at JCCC to prepare our students for employment and growth in the health IT industry. It also sets the bar high for continued growth of our program.”  Click here to learn more about Johnson County Community College’s programs.

The Value Brief

Introducing the Re-Imagined HIMSS Value Suite Site

In a recent blog post, Rod Piechowski, senior director, health information systems, HIMSS North America, introduced the newly designed HIMSS Value Suite website.
HIMSS redesigned the Health IT Value Suite so it can better act as a resource to help identify how well organizations drive value out of its digital health technologies and associated processes.
The new Health IT Value Suite brings all of HIMSS’s value-focused resources together:

  1. Value Score
  2. Guides to Value, and
  3. Davies Award of Excellence.

Read the full blog post to learn more

Tools & Resources

Blog: A Framework for Measuring Digital Health Interoperability
Working in concert with the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange (I&HIE) Committee, the HIMSS Standards Advisory Task Force, which is comprised of specialized multi-stakeholder industry experts, reviewed and commented on the ONC’s Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework.

Blog: Kicking off the 21st Century Cures Act
ONC recently convened several major interoperability efforts in discussions that intend to connect the health IT ecosystem. The 21st Century Cures Act requires a trusted exchange framework and common agreement provisions.

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

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

HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for July 2017
HIMSS just published the July 2017 issue (Vol. 13) of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report. Highlights from this report include the following: new SMB vulnerability (0 day), Win32/Industroyer malware, IoT ransomware attack, API security checklist, and upcoming Adobe Flash deprecation. 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.

Early Careerists Webinar: Making Strategic Sense of MACRA
Jonce Smith, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management, Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc.

Delve into understanding how MACRA affects your organization, while strategically assessing how the newly proposed Quality Payment Program changes could translate into dollars for your physicians.  

  • Shed light on 2018 proposed rule nuances and how they affect differing providers
  • Assess QPP exemption opportunities for 2018 reporting
  • Consider implications of not participating
  • Discuss how to optimize data analytics for reporting success
  • Create a strategic roadmap for multi-year reporting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now


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