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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: Learn more about HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS16 • Los Angeles Privacy & Security speaker stakes claim on culture • HIMSS cybersecurity survey open

What's New
San Francisco Big Data & Analytics Forum agenda released
At the go-to big data event of the year, you'll have access to 19 thought leadership sessions, 32 world-class speakers, seven strategic networking opportunities – all in one place. The HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum is the nation’s largest gathering of healthcare analytics professionals, bringing you two days of hands-on learning, expert insight and direct access to some of the best minds in analytics. Register now for this can’t-miss event and join us June 14-15 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at HIMSS16
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at HIMSS16 featured health information technology systems that enable providers, patients and family members to send, receive, find and use electronic health information with an appropriate and secure data exchange, both timely and reliable. Displaying interoperability in a real-world setting, the Showcase featured innovative new technologies and interactive presentations on health information exchange, healthcare API's, HL7 FHIR® services, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise innovations & profiles, and telehealth resources. click here to learn more.

Culture governs behavior and behavior determines cybersecurity
In his book, Cybersecurity Leadership, Author and professor Mansur Hasib describes how to strategically manage systems and technology to maximize confidentiality, integrity and availability using a balanced mix of people, policy and technology. At the Los Angeles Privacy and Security Forumon May 11, Hasib will share his research that shows how people are the most critical component of any cybersecurity strategy. The key point in the literature is that leadership engagement of people is the foundation of cybersecurity. Register now to hear Hasib and other thought leaders in the cybersecurity field.

Using Real-Time, Data-Driven Predictive Analytics for Care Management
William Wood and Jessica Taylor will present their work at the Pop Health Forum in Boston, May 19-20. In this case study, two clinical leaders from St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine, a 112-bed acute care community hospital, will explain how they use predictive analytics to improve care and lower cost. Powered by real-time clinical and utilization data from Maine’s statewide HIE, St. Joseph's is able to identify patients at risk for serious illness, high cost, and repeat service. As a result, ED visits are now below the state average and readmissions are below the national average. Register now to learn more.

Health Datapalooza 2016
Join HIMSS at Health Datapalooza, May 8-11, in Washington, DC. It is the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice, and generate market value. This conference, hosted by AcademyHealth, brings you even closer to the reality of using data, analytics, and technology to re-define how we deliver and pay for healthcare. Come learn how data sharing, use, and transparency fuels innovative applications and business models that are building momentum towards a vibrant health information economy that drives high value healthcare. Explore the online agenda and register today!

New! HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Environmental Scan Reports
Stay up to date on healthcare cybersecurity news. The monthly HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Environmental Scan Reports provide readers with up to date industry information regarding healthcare cybersecurity as well as resources to explore cybersecurity topics in more detail.

Take the HIMSS 2016 cybersecurity survey
Recent cyberattacks on healthcare organizations have been highly disruptive and publicly embarrassing for the industry. Please click here to take part in the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, sponsored by FairWarning, to help identify how healthcare organizations are mitigating the risk of being the next victim. The survey is quick and your participation will help ensure that the study is as accurate as possible.Individual responses will remain confidential, and aggregate results will be compared to previous year’s findings and released later this year in a report. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards.

HIMSS looking to hear from you about innovation hubs
The HIMSS Innovation Committee would like to hear about your Innovation Center/Organization. Please take this brief survey, open until May 4, so we can better understand where innovation centers are located, contact information, mission, processes, and case studies published. The Committee will review each submission and develop a resource for access to all HIMSS members. Click this click here to take the survey.

Exhibit at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at NI2016, June 25-29, Geneva, Switzerland
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ during Nursing Informatics 2016 offers health IT solution providers the chance to play a critical role in leading the evolution of healthcare while connecting with qualified, engaged decision makers. Explore how your organization can exhibit in areas ranging from Home Care, Connected Patients, Handoff, API, Telehealth and more. View a complete list of benefits and packages Questions? Contact Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford

Innovation Matters

VIDEO: Take a Tour of the HIMSS Innovation Center
The HIMSS Innovation Center is the place to see how healthcare technologies contribute to safer, higher quality and more cost-effective care so that information gets to the right people at the right time to make informed decisions. See how innovation operates during this tour of the HIMSS Innovation Center.

Tools & Resources

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.

Virtual Event: HIMSS & NCPDP Pharmacy Town Hall Series: Part I - e-Prescribing Quality
The adoption of e-prescribing has been an industry success story. Now mainstream, leadership and cross industry collaboration must focus on optimizing e-prescribing quality. The creation of best practices and enhanced message transactions is underway. Learn the next steps that the healthcare industry is taking to optimize the quality and utility of e-prescribing. Join HIMSS & NCPDP Thursday, April 21 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET for Part I of the Pharmacy Town Hall Series, sponsored by Surescripts. Register today!

Other Resources: The CPHIMS Review Course: A Comprehensive Review of the CPHIMS Body of Knowledge
The CPHIMS Review Course, April 7, 12, 14, 1 - 3 p.m. CT, spans 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.

HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value - This Week's Episode: Being Accountable: The Evolution to Value-based Care Description:
The shift from a fee-for-service to a value-based reimbursement model represents as big of a change for the healthcare industry as the shift from paper to electronic medical records. As policy & the marketplace adjusts to this new reality, this week’s episode brings insights from the field on how alternative payment models are transforming the care experience. Learn more about this episode.

HIMSS16 Findings: How Clinical IT Strategy Can Help Hospitals and Health Systems Thrive in a Value-Based Payment System
Annual Conference is over and on Wednesday, April 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT, you can learn how developing value-based strategies allows innovative healthcare systems to shape forthcoming policy, process and technology as health IT investments demonstrate real value and improved outcomes for organizations and communities. Join our experts as they discuss successful clinical communications strategies and case studies that optimize population health and value-based care.

Infographic: Improving Patient Care through an HIE
This infographic illustrates the work effort and information differences between an HIE-enabled provider and one who is not. The contrast is designed to stimulate the reader on how access to patient information is critical to providing the best possible care and outcomes. We encourage you to view and share our infographic throughout your network of colleagues.

Spring 2016 HIE Community Roundtable
Join us on Thursday, April 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m. ET, to learn about Meeting the Demands for Interoperable HIE presented by David Kibbe, MD, MBA and to discuss the Learning Health System with Joshua Rubin, JD, MBA, MH, MPP. Register today

May 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable
Join us on Monday, May 2, 12 - 1 p.m. ET for a presentation on Standards for Health Information Governance. This webinar will provide an overview of the AHIMA-IHE collaborative approach to support implementation of Health Story Project applications and enabling Information Governance practices in healthcare. Register Now!

Calling All Members

The US Roadmap to Interoperability and Transforming Florida's Healthcare Delivery
The Central & North Florida Chapter of HIMSS is presenting a unique look at the next five years in healthcare through the prism of meaningful use. A panel made up of leading healthcare providers from around the state and country will discuss the roadmap going forward. The event will be held at Gateway Health in Tampa on Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Click here to register now.

Wisconsin Dairyland HIMSS Chapter networking event: Cybersecurity
Join the Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS for their upcoming 2016 Regional Networking Event on April 13 from 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Todd Wehr Conference Center in Milwaukee. The event’s topic is cybersecurity and will feature a discussion about how to protect your information, ways to build security into patient and employee experience and working with credentials. Click here to register now.

April 2016 Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn
Join the Austin HIMSS Chapter for their April Lunch & Learn Educational Event with Sriram Vishwanath, PhD, professor of data science and informatics at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. Vishwanath will present a case study on how precise and sophisticated analytics can improve outcomes and patient care. The talk will take place April 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Thompson Conference Center - 2405 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin. Members are free and non-members pay $15. Click here to register.

New Technologies Assist with Heart Surgeries at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center
The New Mexico Chapter if HIMSS is presenting a unique look at the how one New Mexico hospital is using technology to transform its operating rooms and workflow. On April 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. MT, at the Nusenda Credit Union Administrative Center in Albuquerque, $15 member, $20 non-member, Elisa Gugerty, nursing director of cardiovascular labs, will be speaking about this amazing story of how technology has improved healthcare. Click here to register.

Alabama Chapter of HIMSS 2016 Spring Conference
Join the Alabama Chapter of HIMSS for their upcoming 2016 Spring Conference in Huntsville on April 14, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT, at The Dowdle Center at Huntsville Hospital, $45 members, $45 non-members. The Alabama Chapter has arranged a special rate of $129/night at the Embassy Suites Huntsville for this event. A conference agenda will be available soon.

Education Session- Barriers of Interoperability, My Role as an Advocate
The Dallas/Fort Worth HIMSS Chapter is hosting an education session, Barriers of Interoperability; My Role as an Advocate on April 21 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. CST at the Great Wolf Lodge, 100 Great Wolf Dr., Grapevine, Texas, with a HIMSS social to follow from 5 - 7 p.m. Join Sharon D. Davis, PMP, CPHIMS, SA and Billy W. Hensley as they discuss what you can do to tackle the challenges of interoperability. Click here to register or learn more about this event.


Experience tomorrow's health system today at the HIMSS innovation center.


April 8
The Central & North Florida Chapter of HIMSS Five-year Roadmap

April 12
April 2016 Austin HIMSS Chapter Lunch and Learn

April 13
Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS Networking Event

April 14
New Technologies Assist with Heart Surgeries at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center

Alabama Chapter of HIMSS 2016 Spring Conference

April 21
Education Session- Barriers of Interoperability, My Role as an Advocate

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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