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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: Last Chance for call for Nominations for HIMSS Awards - Closes next Monday!; Don’t Miss the Only HIMSS Virtual Career Fair for Health IT Professionals; HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: Transition to Health IT: Practical Navigation

What's New

Last Chance for call for Nominations for HIMSS Awards - Closes next Monday!
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

Don’t Miss the Only HIMSS Virtual Career Fair for Health IT Professionals
Date: Oct. 18, 2017 | Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Here’s your chance to connect directly with employers from across the nation who are looking for health IT talent-all from the comfort of your home/office.  The HIMSS Virtual Career Fair for Health IT Professionals is an ideal way to explore exciting career opportunities, connect with potential employers and broaden your network.  New health IT graduates and seasoned health IT professionals can benefit from the wealth of career opportunities at this once-a-year event.

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. 

MGMA 2017 Annual Conference October 8-11 | Anaheim, CA
Join MGMA in sun-splashed Anaheim, CA for this premier healthcare conference catering to top executives as well as all levels of medical practice professionals and decision makers in the healthcare industry. MGMA17 will empower you to lead your organization with confidence through unparalleled educational sessions, face-to-face networking and industry-leading product research opportunities. Learn more.

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.

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

Showcase the Value of Your Digital Health Strategies with A Davies Award

The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations who have used digital health to substantially improve patient outcomes and value. The Davies Award is the pinnacle of the HIMSS Value Recognition Program.

In a recent STEPS To Value podcast, “How CHOC Drives Value through an Optimization-Focused Culture,” host Rod Piechowski, senior director, health information systems, HIMSS North America, spoke with the James Cappon, MD, chief quality officer, and Caroline Steele, MS, RD, IBCLC, director, clinical nutrition and lactation, from the 2016 Davies Award winning Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). They discuss how CHOC was able to optimize the people, processes and technologies tasked to care daily for one in 100 kids in the United States. 

Listen to the full podcast, and learn more about the Davies Awards.

Meet Our Newest HIMSS Approved Education Partner

Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University joins an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved health care and health-information technology education and training programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health IT or health care.  Case Western Reserve University offers both graduate certificates and Master of Science degrees (Biomedical or Electrical Engineering) for Wireless Health and Wearable Computing. “These programs are designed to empower working professionals to advance their knowledge and drive innovation in wireless health and wearable computing,” says Mehran Mehregany, the director of these degree programs. “Our degrees serve as a solid foundation to prepare our students to take the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam, providing valuable credentials to our graduates.”  Click here to learn more about Case Western Reserve University’s program.

Tools & Resources

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.

HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: Transition to Health IT: Practical Navigation
Steve Vincent, Capt. U.S. Navy (RET), PMP, CAHIMS, Sr. Client Engagement Executive, The Informatics Applications Group, tiag

The presenter will offer first-hand advice and suggest resources to veterans finding their way into the health IT profession from both a veterans and workforce development perspective.

  • Recognize military skills and values health IT employers seek
  • Identify resources to build a health IT employment strategy
  • Systematize job readiness tasks and opportunities to form a plan resulting in employment

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
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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. 

  1. Review the basics around navigating through the job search, resume building and interview basics.
  2. Discover the hiring environment right now for professionals entering or re-entering the workforce.
  3. Learn what value veterans bring to the workforce, how to parlay the skills and attributes you’ve gained into a civilian career.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm Central
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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
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HIMSS Chapter Events

Sep. 14 HIMSS Chapter Sponsored Nursing Informatics Boot Camp

Sep. 14 Arizona Chapter of HIMSS | The Washington Update: A Pulse on QPP, Meaningful Use, and Health IT Policies


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


10 new companies Launch! at the fall conference.
 Health 2.0 annual fall conference.
 October 1 -4.
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Aprima Medical Software
Health Information Management Systems
Imagenet Healthcare
INFINITT North America
Innovative Consulting Group
Konica Minolta
OnPage Corporation
Panasonic System Communications Company
Santa Rosa Consulting
Velocity Technology Solutions
Winthrop Resources Corporation

Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

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Note: The inclusion of an organization name, product or service in this publication should not be construed as a HIMSS endorsement of such organization, product or service, nor is the failure to include an organization name, product or service to be construed as disapproval.


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