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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: Geisinger CEO to keynote Pop Health Forum 2016 • Carnegie Mellon cybersecurity engineer to present at Privacy & Security Forum in Los Angeles

What's New
Infographic Blog: Improving Patient Care Through an HIE
We all know that HIEs improve the quality of information at the right time for the right person, right? So why are there still so many providers not connected with their HIE? A lack of understanding? Too busy? Too expensive? Maybe it is all three. Whatever the reason, we need to encourage and support adoption of this valuable tool.

Geisinger's David Feinberg to keynote Pop Health Forum 2016
The May 19-20 Pop Health Forum 2016, has named Geisinger CEO David Feinberg its second day keynote. Feinberg is in charge of one of the most innovative healthcare systems in the country - recently commended by President Obama while discussing the role of innovation in healthcare. His talk "The Rise of Anticipatory Medicine" will trace the organization's efforts to harness population health and the ways in which healthcare will increasingly embrace data and analytics to predict the behavior of its patients for better health outcomes. The Pop Health Forum 2016 will take place at the Westin Boston Waterfront and registration is now open.

C-CDA Direct Message: Are We There Yet?
Laura Bryan MT (ASCP), CHDS, AHDI-F - vice president, MedEDocs Transcription has written a blog about the Winter 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable. As part of the HIMSS Health Story Project's goal to promote implementation of the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) standard, the C-CDA implementation team from Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) joined the Roundtable. BSWH's team described their journey to implement C-CDA and direct messaging to exchange clinical and administrative information for transitions of care.

10 steps to security maturity with Carnegie Mellon cybersecurity engineer
David Tobar is a senior cybersecurity engineer focused on risk and resilience management for the CERT division, the cybersecurity arm of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. With over 20 years of experience in the field, he will present at the May 11-12 Privacy & Security Forum in Los Angeles at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. His presentation, "Improve your Resilience: 10 Steps to Security Maturity" will give attendees action-based steps to improve their cybersecurity status. Registration is now open.

Tools & Resources

ONC Releases the Final 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory
Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAI, FCCP discusses the release of the 2016 ONC Final Interoperability Standards Advisory and the impact of standards maturity, level of adoption and importance of implementation specifications. Read the HIMSS response to the 2015 ISA to further understand the changes between the 2015 and 2016 Advisory.

HIMSS HIE inPractice Feature: Christine Sakuda, Hawai'i HIE
Christine Sakuda discusses her experience as Executive Director of the Hawai'i Health Information Exchange, where the need for physicians to connect is one of the few constants in a rapidly evolving health care environment.

Telehealth connects University of California
University of California Davis - The University of California, Davis Health System is an integrated academic health system with a mission to improve lives and transform health care through bold innovation to achieve a healthier world. The organization employs a robust connected health strategy leveraging telehealth, clinical informatics and patient engagement to create a continuum of care.

Leveraging Emerging Standards for Patient Engagement
Patients are playing an increasingly important role in creating relevant healthcare data about themselves using mobile devices and applications. It is important this data can move with them securely throughout a healthcare ecosystem. The increased use of medical devices and mobile applications opens the dialogue around open source and non-proprietary standards with complementing policies.

Designing an eVisit
This resource highlights best practices when implementing an eVisit program to address today's healthcare industry challenges associate with providing virtual access to care. Developed by the HIMSS Connected Health Community, this information offers considerations to address while implementing a virtual visit or "eVisit" program.

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.

Workflow Redesign in Support of use of HIT in Healthcare Toolkit
This paper provides basic information on workflow improvement concepts, theories and components as well as software applications that can be used to support analysis of the way people work. Case studies from ten organizations who have participated in workflow redesign activities are also included.

Other Resources: Discover the True Value of a Patient's Comprehensive Health Story
Join us to learn more about the Health Story Project's cause to improve the completeness and interoperability of electronic health records, collaborate and network with Health Story Project supporters and to find out how to participate on upcoming Health Story Project Roundtable sessions.


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May 11-12
Privacy and Security Forum, Los Angeles

May 19-20
Pop Health 2016 Forum, Boston

June 14-15
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, San Francisco

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