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 Nominations close September 18.
WEEK OF September



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; HIMSS Joint Interoperability & HIE, Nursing Informatics and Connected Health Community Roundtable; Know Your STEPS to Value

What's New

Call for Nominations for HIMSS Awards - Closes Soon!
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
Industry Service Awards
Publications Award

Save-the-Date: HIMSS18 Career Fair - Wednesday, March 7
Whether you're new to the health IT field or seasoned professional, discover a wide range of resources to advance your career at the HIMSS18 Career Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to post their resume and connect with the top employers in health IT. The HIMSS18 Career Fair is a centralized location for recruiters, job seekers, consultants and others who contribute to the development of the health IT workforce. Meet one-on-one with hiring companies and recruiters. Additional activities will be going on throughout the day. Visit HIMSS18 Career Fair for more information.

Tell Us Why You #IHeartIT
#IHeartHIT is a year-long storytelling initiative that aims to shed light on the opportunities and impact health information technology can have on improving health and how care is delivered.
#IHeartHIT stories take on greater significance during National Health IT Week where the industry convenes to celebrate progress and moves to activate policymakers and the industry at large to improve the health of populations. National Health IT Week takes place Oct. 2-6 and your stories are the conduit for inspiring change. Join your peers in helping us inspire progress in today’s health economy through powerful storytelling.

Submit your story here.

Get inspired here from other #IHeartIT stories.

Call for Proposals Poster Presentations for HIMSS18 is Now Open! 
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster at the 2018 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018. If your poster is selected, it will be displayed in tandem with the HIMSS18 Career Fair on Wednesday, March 7 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Wynn Las Vegas. Poster presenters will be required to attend the Career Fair during a designated time to participate in a question and answer session regarding the poster being presented.  For HIMSS18 we are seeking proposals for two categories, Early Careerists and Students.  Please visit the website for more information. 

CAPG Colloquium 2017 - Healthcare Reform: The Saga Continues
With the Affordable Care Act in the crosshairs this year, many are anxious about the future of healthcare and the transition from volume to value. If you’re wondering whether the movement will continue, join us at the CAPG Colloquium 2017!

CAPG not only believes the value movement must go on, but is doubling down to make sure it does. Regardless of the political debate, industry leaders agree: value-based coordinated care is a proven nonpartisan solution that eliminates waste, improves quality, and controls costs. The fourth edition of the acclaimed healthcare conference will feature experts on the leading edge of health reform. You’ll get high-level political insights on what lies ahead, hear from leading physician organizations that are seeing healthier patients and lower costs, and become equipped to thrive in value-based care. To register, please go to:

Upcoming Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event 
Register today for the C&BI Community September webinar event on data science and analytics presented by Damian Mingle, Chief Data Scientist for Intermedix. | Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events.

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

HIMSS Joint Interoperability & HIE, Nursing Informatics and Connected Health Community Roundtable
Wednesday, September 27 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Join us for Jane Sarasohn-Kahn from THINK-Health presenting on Social Health IT: How Digital Tech Can Boost the Social Determinants of Health and Deb Bass and Kevin Borcher from NeHII presenting on The Success Story of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Nebraska.

The Value Brief

Know Your STEPS to Value

In an early episode of the STEPS to Value podcast, “Know Your STEPS: Satisfaction,” host Rod Piechowski, senior director, health information systems, HIMSS North America, spoke with Greg Wolverton, CIO for ARcare, a Davies Award recipient, Jonathan French, director, health information systems, HIMSS North America, and Margaret Schulte, consultant, about how organizations have gained value through focusing on satisfaction for both patients and providers.

Two years later, this conversation remains relevant, as healthcare shifts from a fee-for service-system to a value-based healthcare model.

Listen to the full episode.  

Learn more about the HIMSS Value Suite to discover opportunities to drive more value from people, processes and technology.
Tools & Resources

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

BLOG: Making the Case for Data Analytics. Big data and analytics could transform the healthcare sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value.  Learn more from HIMSS C&BI Committee Chair Ellen Harper about how the value of data is only understood when it is executed in a form to realize information and knowledge, with a moon shot toward wisdom. | #PutData2Work

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


Where IT connects for health.
 Poster Presentations.
 Call for proposals are now open.
 Apply until October 23.


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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