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WEEK OF December



Hello {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}} welcome to this week's edition of The HIMSS North America Weekly Insider.

In this issue: Annual compensation survey released • HIMSS16 webinar preps visitors • Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit at HIMSS16

What's New
HIMSS Compensation Survey released
The 2015 HIMSS Compensation Survey allows HIMSS members to estimate their salary by a variety of metrics, including gender, job title, region of the country and more. This benefit is exclusive to members.

Revenue Cycle Summit at HIMSS16
A one-day Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit will be held on the first day of HIMSS16 focusing on the tools and technology used by today’s revenue cycle managers and CFOs to keep finances humming in today’s data-driven revenue. The event will feature key players in some of the nation’s most innovative and cutting-edge organizations to discuss the challenges they faced and the solutions they arrived at to overcome the evolving fiscal environment. Click here to register or learn more.

HIMSS16 Unveiled- Tips on Education, Exhibition and Networking
When it comes to setting your schedule at HIMSS16, planning ahead matters. Simplify that process with insights and recommendations from Karen Malone, vice president, meeting services; and JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS North America. Learn more.

It's Official - TIGER Website Migrates to
We are so excited to share that the TIGER website has officially migrated to! You can now find us at The site includes an expansive landing page, a virtual learning environment and several TIGER initiative reports.

Share Your Opinion: Health Provider Readiness for Value-Based Payment Models
Healthcare providers in all settings can participate until Dec. 31 in the HIMSS Cost Accounting Survey an industry-leading effort aimed at gauging the readiness of providers to participate in value-based payment models. Survey results will be released and presented in aggregate at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition to be held Feb. 29 - March 4, in Las Vegas. Read the news release to learn more.

Keynote speaker announced for IHE North American Leadership Conference
Michael J. McCoy, MD, FACOG, chief health information officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be the opening keynote speaker at the IHE North American Leadership Conference on Jan. 27. The conference is part of IHE North American Connectathon Week 2016: five days of industry collaboration, interoperability testing and education taking place at the Cleveland Convention Center and HIMSS Innovation Center.

Tools & Resources
Are today's CDA Documents fulfilling the vision set by the Health Story Project?
The Health Story Project vision is fulfilled by an electronic patient record that hold a meaningful and complete health story, but what does that mean for an implementer of Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®)? A provider? A patient? Is the information in electronic health records relevant and pertinent? Is the information accurate? Is it authentic? Read more.

Designing an eVisit
This resource is designed to provide guidance on how the design and implementation of virtual encounters or "eVisits" can be created. This SlideShare covers the utilization of telehealth products and services by healthcare organizations, as well as the reasons driving their adoption. This resource is focused on reasons to adopt telehealth as a service line, the types of technologies widely deployed, and the financial implications associated with offering care in a virtual setting.

ConCert by HIMSS
ConCert by HIMSS is the industry's only comprehensive EHR and HIE interoperability testing and certification program. Learn how your organization can achieve secure and reliable data exchange. Take action at

Finding the Value in Health Information Exchange: Part II
In the second part of this blog series, Mari Greenberger, HIMSS Director of Informatics, and Rod Piechowski, HIMSS Senior Director of Health Information Systems focus in on real-world examples to further demonstrate why technical capabilities and participation in HIE activities are essential to building a nationwide learning health system.

White Paper: Netskope - 3 Cloud Healthcare Data Policies You Can’t Live Without
Healthcare organizations are adopting the cloud. Whether you’re a provider of services, payer, or producer of medical products, your users are accessing cloud apps to collaborate, share information, and increasingly conduct business-critical activities.

Virtual event: HIMSS LTPAC opportunities. Wait. What?
After years of being relegated as a market afterthought, the Long Term/Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) provider community is fast emerging as the frontline of health IT's next growth frontier. In recognition of these market dynamics HIMSS is pleased to announce the launch of an LTPAC Roundtable series beginning January 2016. The Roundtable meetings are scheduled for the second full-week Tuesday of each month, with the inaugural meeting slated for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2 – 3 p.m., CT. The first meeting will focus on IT Staffing and Professional Development within LTPAC organizations featuring JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, Professional Development, HIMSS, providing an overview of HIMSS' current Professional Development efforts and offerings, and Lisa McCracken, senior vice president, Senior Living Research and Development, Ziegler, reviewing findings of an LTPAC IT Staffing study conducted earlier this year. Apply now to participate in this free webinar series. For more information about the LTPAC Roundtable and how your organization could be a part of this effort, please contact HIMSS staff liaison, Lorren Pettit.

Other Resources: "STEPS To Value": Episode #4 - Know Your STEPS
In this episode, we continue our exploration of the HIMSS STEPS value framework, looking at the topic of electronic secure data. We talk with Lisa Gallagher on the importance of data security when trying to drive HIT value optimization. Jonathan French joins us again to highlight Davies award winners who have gained value through electronic secure data-focused projects, and Margaret Schulte shares the value story of the week. Listen to this episode here.

The CPHIMS Review Course: A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge
Register now for the CPHIMS review course, taking place, Jan. 4, 7, 12 and 14, from 1 - 3 p.m. CT. Spanning three broad knowledge categories involving each topic area in the CPHIMS exam, this live, instructor-led, online course consists of four two-hour sessions covering nine modules, and provides an interactive, fast-paced, detailed overview of these competency areas with a variety of tools and resources.

Reengineering the Revenue Cycle Management Culture
Traditional revenue cycle management is fading, and adapting to its new, complex and dynamic state is critical to realizing health IT value. Register now for this three-part virtual briefing, starting Jan. 13, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT, and discover opportunities to transform the revenue cycle through optimized reimbursements and predictive analytics designed to enhance performance outcomes.

Calling All Members

Join the 4th Edition HIT Standards Dictionary Work Group
The new Interoperability & HIE Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the revision of the 4th Edition of the HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms, and Organizations which will be released during HIMSS17 annual conference. To become a member of the work group, email us at

Winter 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable
Join us on Jan. 11, 12 to 1 p.m., ET, to learn about Baylor Scott & White’s Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation story successes, challenges and lessons learned. Register today!

Winter 2016 HIE Community Roundtable
Join us on Jan. 21, 12 -1:30 p.m., ET, to discuss Showing the Impact of HIE with presenter, Joshua R. Vest, Ph.D, MPH. Register today!

HIMSS Interoperability Workshop at the 2016 IHE NA Connectathon
Register now to dive deeper into the technical activities, tools, standards and certifications necessary to achieve interoperability through health information exchange at this one-day, interactive educational event. This event takes place on Jan. 28, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland.

Register to Volunteer with the HIMSS16 Interoperability Showcase
HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, in collaboration with IHE, will feature interoperability initiatives from Healthcare Stakeholders, public policy decision makers, and the industry. HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the best yet and we need your help! Apply to volunteer with the HIMSS16 Interoperability Showcase.

HIMSS Chapters

Making Connections: The Internet Of Things In Healthcare
Join the Heart of America HIMSS Chapter Heart of America HIMSS Chapter for their event, Making Connections: The Internet of Things in Healthcare on Jan. 14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Polsinelli Law Firm in Kansas City, Missouri. The chapter will have industry experts address preparing the strategy and governance, present actual IoT applications in use today as well as the impact this has on the healthcare infrastructure that is already dealing with a myriad of challenges with interoperability, regulatory compliance, security and the ability to manage the exponential growth of the volume of data that will be brought into their systems. Register now.

Have the Data. Have the tools. So what are the right questions?
The National Capital Area HIMSS Chapter is holding its monthly education session titled: Have the Data. Have the Tools. So what are the right questions? on Jan. 15, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. The session will concentrate on using the entirety of their health IT investments and the data created. This session will focus on the activities within the agencies that create answers to questions and solve problems. We will focus on the lessons learned in tackling a focused analysis to produce recommendations that get results. Click here to learn more and register.

Healthcare CISO Forum 2016: Cyber Security Threats in Healthcare
The Midwest Gateway Chapter of HIMSS is hosting their Healthcare CISO forum "Cyber Security Threats in Healthcare" at St. Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences Multipurpose Room on Jan. 14, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join the Midwest Gateway Chapter of HIMSS for their upcoming Healthcare CISO Forum 2016 titles, "Cyber Security Threats in Healthcare". This event will be held at St. Louis University on January 14th. The event examines the state and threats in today's healthcare cybersecurity environment and will include four panelists from leading area healthcare institutions. Register now!

2016 CIO Roundtable at Globe Life Park
Join the Dallas/Ft Worth Chapter of HIMSS for their 2016 CIO Roundtable on January 22nd at Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas on Jan. 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Speakers includes Leah Miller, HCA North Texas Division, Chris Belmont, MD, Anderson Cancer Center, Matthew Chambers, Baylor Scott & White Health and more. Register now.


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Jan. 14
Heart of America HIMSS Chapter, Making Connections: The Internet of Things in Healthcare

Jan. 14
Midwest Gateway Chapter presents: Healthcare CISO Forum 2016: Cyber Security Threats in Healthcare

Jan. 15
National Capital Area HIMSS Chapter monthly education session

Jan. 22
Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of HIMSS, 2016 CIO Roundtable at Globe Life Park

Jan. 25-29
IHE North American Connectathon Week 2016

Feb. 29, 2016
Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit, Las Vegas

Feb. 29-March 4, 2016
2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition—Las Vegas

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