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WEEK OF June

8,

2016

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

In this issue: Chicago Pop Health Forum 2016 call for proposals open • Healthcare IT News featuring ‘Women in Health IT ‘section • Last call for HIMSS17 proposals

What's New

HIMSS HIE Measures and Enterprise Survey
We are inviting all HIMSS members who are interested parties in Health Information Exchange to participate in an anonymous, 10-minute online survey about your organization’s experiences with health information exchange. Click this link to complete the survey. We will be sharing aggregated statistical results to all HIMSS members as a thank you for your time and to help you better understand the national landscape of health information exchanges.

Chicago Pop Health Forum 2016 call for proposals open
Submit your proposal for the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum today. The forum places a high value on proposals from payer and provider organizations that offer practical, actionable information and real-life solutions. Vendor proposals are not accepted. Submit a proposal here and click here for submission guidelines. The HIMSS Pop Health Forum is intended for healthcare payers and providers, and case studies are a priority. This is a great opportunity for you to network with like-minded professionals and share your organization’s new program, success story, and/or lessons learned. Be sure to submit your proposals by 5 p.m. ET on June 23.

Healthcare IT News creates a 'room of one's own' for women in health IT
The results of a 2015 HIMSS survey of 20,000 women in health IT on workplace, job satisfaction, recognition and opportunities to move up – coupled with another on salaries for women in this field compared with compensation for men – spoke clearly to HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith. Both surveys revealed pressing needs for resources and community for women in health IT. As part of a robust strategy, Healthcare IT News launched a dedicated section of the website "a room of one's own," so to speak – exclusively focused on news, career advice, profiles, success stories and recognition of women in health IT and the issues that are most pressing.  In addition, a Women in Health IT newsletter is being launched. Be part of the conversation and receive monthly updates on the progress being made to close the gender gap in health IT.

2016 Connected Health Conference Call for Presentations Open
 Submit your proposal to speak at the 8th annual Connected Health Conference, formerly the mHealth Summit, brought to you by PCHA and shaped by our mission – achieving personal connected health for all. Deadline to submit is June 24.

Global Digital Health Forum now accepting speaking proposals
Co-located with the Connected Health Conference, the Forum brings together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences, and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in digital health. This two-day event is being co-presented by PCHA, Global Digital Health Network, and USAID. Deadline to submit is June 30.

HIMSS Innovation Community presents 'Healthcare Simulation Technologies: Secrets Behind These Innovative Tools for Training'
Join Dr. Scott Crawford, President of SimGHOSTS, as he presents how healthcare simulation based technologies increase training and patient safety outcomes. Dr. Crawford will provide an overview of challenges and focus on how one medical program integrated simulation based healthcare technologies to fill in training gaps. Do you want to be part of the conversation? Please take this quick survey to help HIMSS and SimGHOSTS better understand your state of healthcare simulation technologies. Click this LINK to take the survey & register for the event by clicking this LINK.

HIE Patient Engagement Case Studies
Patient engagement in healthcare has recently become a priority as the nation moves toward achieving improved patient outcomes… The 2016 HIMSS HIE inPractice Task Force embarked on this initiative to discover ways that Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) implement, collaborate, and engage patients on behalf of the HIE. The HIMSS Task Force decided that the best way to accomplish this would be to highlight what others have done and share their success strategies and lessons learned.

Clinical Informatics Insights Newsletter
HIMSS Clinical Informatics Insights is a provider's source for timely and comprehensive articles on effective integration of informatics across the continuum of care. Published the second Monday of every month, this complimentary e-newsletter highlights improvements in clinical quality and support of health IT practices, policies and tools. Subscribe to Clinical Informatics Insights.

Emergency Medicine News
HIMSS Members can save $315 off of Emergency Medicine News subscription! As a benefit to our members, subscribe to Emergency Medicine News at a discounted rate.  A news magazine for the nation's 38,000 emergency physicians, Emergency Medicine News provides breaking coverage of advances, trends, and issues within the field, as well as clinical commentary by Editorial Board Chairman James R. Roberts, MD, a leader in the field. The newspaper features comprehensive special reports, illuminating profiles, and dynamic editorials. Subscribe today and use promotional code VJEEMSP.

HIE Sustainability Models Survey Results and Analysis
From the HIMSS HIE inPractice Task Force, the goal of the HIE Sustainability Models Survey was to aggregate the collective wisdom of HIE organizations that have achieved sustainability and distill it into a set of guidelines for the HIMSS HIE Community. With the goal of identifying high-value services and conveying guidance on how to implement those services, drive their adoption and quantify return on investment (ROI).

Overview of TIGER Activities at NI2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25-29
RSVP for the TIGER-Elsevier Nursing Informatics Executive Round Table on June 27 and join Michelle R. Troseth, MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, TIGER Committee Co-Chair, to attend the Nursing Informatics Executive Round Table at NI2016 on Monday, June 27, 12:30 - 2 p.m., Room 11, CIGG. To register, email to Ying Ying Tan by Friday, June 17.

Introductory Glossary and Brochure: Health Information Exchange
From the HIMSS HIE inPractice Task Force: This resource outlines some of the key terms all healthcare consumers should know as well as questions to ask about how their information will be used.

HIMSS17 Call for Proposal open until June 13
The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition seeks compelling stories demonstrating insight, thought leadership, diversity, expertise and lessons learned on the optimal use and value derived from health IT to be presented at HIMSS17. Apply to be a HIMSS17 speaker, and share your success and challenges with our attendees. Tell us how IT is transforming the quality, safety, access and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare, what your health IT journey has taught you, how your experiences are valuable to others and how you have overcome challenges and obstacles. Register today and if you have any questions, please participate in a webinar on Tuesday, May 10, 1 -2 p.m., CT on creating a sound proposal for HIMSS17. Visit the HIMSS Annual Conference Call for Proposal Webpage or contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education if you have any questions.

HIMSS17 Call for Reviewers open until June 13
Help shape the education for thousands of health IT professionals. The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition health IT's largest event is known for its exceptional education. The search is on for peer reviewers to ensure the quality, integrity and relevance of 250+ education topics at HIMSS17. Peer reviewers must be HIMSS members in good standing. Reviewers are more than just subject matter experts they are mentors to speakers throughout their presentation preparation. Visit the HIMSS Annual Conference Call for Reviewers Webpage or contact or contact Deb Clough, Manager of Annual Conference Education.

HIMSS Communities - Join like-minded health IT colleagues
Transforming healthcare through technology will take all of us working together. Find your niche and start contributing your ideas to one of HIMSS vibrant communities, such as Clinical & Business Intelligence, Healthcare Cybersecurity, HIT User Experience, and more.  Our professional communities offer peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing, education and more. Login into the HIMSS Member Center, update your community participation in the “My Involvement” tab under “participation” and get involved.

Innovation Matters

Healthcare Innovation Needed to Improve Patient Care, Health
HIMSS Innovation Center Collaborators Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Script Pro, and OnX Enterprise Solutions provide various forms of healthcare innovation to help improve patient health, enhance patient outcomes and streamline business operations through big data technology. Continued innovation is necessary to drive the evolving patient care setting; however, organizations need to be aware of the risk of the loss of intellectual property and innovation rights in today’s fast-moving healthcare IT environment. Find out more about these HIMSS Innovation Center Collaborators in the June 2 article that appeared in the Crain’s Cleveland RNC Newsletter.

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: New HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value Episode- Creating Value for Caregivers from HIT
Health Information Technology is firmly within the domain of those who provide health care. Physicians, nurses and others document our care encounters. Increasingly, however, we hear of creating a patient-centric health care system, and a lot of smart people are trying to figure out this thing we call “patient engagement.” Is there a role for patients and their families in the provision of care? How can we leverage technology to do that?  In this episode, we hear from a caregiver on how health IT supports & doesn’t support caring for her parents in their fight against Alzheimer’s disease. For more information on the HIMSS STEPS™ framework, visit http://www.himss.org/valuesuite. Share your thoughts, your own value story or ask a question at value@himss.org. Listen to the episode here: Creating Value for Caregivers from HIT.

Ten-Minute MACRA: What You Need To Know About the Proposed Rule
The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) proposed rule represents a fundamental change in the way healthcare is paid for and is aimed at establishing the infrastructure for value-based reimbursement. These ten-minute, special report STEPS to Value episodes will provide high-level overviews for the key areas of the proposed rule and information on how you can participate in the HIMSS commenting process.  Listen to two episodes in this special series.
Ten-Minute MACRA- What is MACRA: This episode reviews the structure of the proposed rule, including its Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) component & its Alternative Payment Models (APM) component. We will also discuss the current programs rolled into the new regulation, and implications in the proposed rule for hospitals as well as clinicians.
Ten-Minute MACRA- Terms & Definitions: With the proposed rule comes a whole new set of acronyms, terms & definitions that you need to learn to better understand the actions proposed in the regulation. This episode will help you learn the new language of MACRA.
Ten-Minute MACRA- What is MIPS: A major component of MACRA’s proposed rule is the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, otherwise known as MIPS. This episode will provide an overview of that section of the proposed rule.
Ten-Minute MACRA- What are APMs: A major component of MACRA’s proposed rule is the Alternative Payment Models, otherwise known as APMs. This episode will provide an overview of that section of the proposed rule.

Help Prepare for CAHIMS Certification with the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Certificates of completion are now available for the two HIMSS courses in the VLE: Health Information Technology Foundations is a foundational course for interprofessionals new to the health IT field, intended to create familiarity with applications of health IT in care delivery. The second course, Information Technology in Healthcare, is an intermediate course for experienced interprofessionals interacting with health IT and integrating it into workflow. During the months of May and June, we are offering 20% off VLE subscriptions. Subscribe today.

Interoperability & Standards Webinar: Addressing the Challenges to Achieve Secure Interoperable Exchange of Patient Data
Did you miss the HIMSS16 Interoperability & Standards Breakfast Panel? Back by popular demand on June 14, 12 -1 p.m. ET, join us for this webinar to learn about this topic from the comfort of your own home or office! Join other like-minded health IT and medical professionals for a conversation with health information exchange and interoperability thought-leaders who are making an impact in data exchange through innovative and impactful ways.

Help Prepare for CAHIMS Certification with the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment
Certificates of completion are now available for the two HIMSS courses in the VLE:
Health Information Technology Foundations is a foundational course for interprofessionals new to the health IT field, intended to create familiarity with applications of health IT in care delivery. The second course, Information Technology in Healthcare, is an intermediate course for experienced interprofessionals interacting with health IT and integrating it into workflow. During the months of May and June, we are offering 20% off VLE subscriptions. Subscribe today.

Interoperability & Standards Webinar: Addressing the Challenges to Achieve Secure Interoperable Exchange of Patient Data
Did you miss the HIMSS16 Interoperability & Standards Breakfast Panel? Back by popular demand on June 14, 12 -1 p.m. ET, join us for this webinar to learn about this topic from the comfort of your own home or office! Join other like-minded health IT and medical professionals for a conversation with health information exchange and interoperability thought-leaders who are making an impact in data exchange through innovative and impactful ways.

Health IT in Action Podcast; An Introduction to TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform)
TIGER Committee Co-Chairs, Marion J. Ball EdD, Senior Advisor, Healthcare Informatics, Center for Computational Health , IBM Research, IBM Industry Academy Member, Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University and Michelle R. Troseth, MSN, RN, DPANAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, discuss the TIGER Initiative, and how participation benefits members and the patients that they care for. Click here to play the podcast.

RSVP for the TIGER International Competency Based Informatics Workshop on June 28
Our workshop, Towards Implementing a Global Competency-Based Nursing and Clinical Informatics Curriculum: Applying the TIGER Initiative, will take place in Room 19 on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:20 p.m. During this event, we will present the results of our international core competency synthesis project that is comprised of three components: 1) country specific case studies submitted by TIGER International Committee members; 2) deployment of a survey to evaluate and prioritize a broad list of core competencies; and 3) the development of a competency harmonization matrix. We will also discuss local, regional, national, and international issues faced by clinicians today. For more information about this project, click here to read the press release.  Click the following hyperlinks to access published case studies for Finland, Germany {Including Austria & Switzerland}, New Zealand, Ireland, the Philippines, and Portugal. This workshop is a part of the international TIGER activities to develop a framework for informatics core competencies, to derive recommendations for education, and finally, to show best practice examples on how to make use of these recommendations. For more information about TIGER, we invite you to visit us at himss.org/tiger If you would like to participate in this workshop, please RSVP to Toria Shaw by Friday, June 10.

Invitation to the NI2016 TIGER Workshop in Geneva, Switzerland
The international TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) community would like to invite you to share your expertise and knowledge with us during our nursing/interprofessional informatics education focused workshop at NI2016. Our workshop, Towards Implementing a Global Competency-Based Nursing and Clinical Informatics Curriculum: Applying the TIGER Initiative, will take place on Tuesday, June 28. During this event, we will present the results of our international core competency synthesis project. We will also discuss local, regional, national and international issues faced by clinicians today. This workshop is a part of the international TIGER activities to develop a framework for informatics core competencies, to derive recommendations for education, and finally, to show best practice examples on how to make use of these recommendations. Names of all workshop participants will be included into the recommendations to give credit for all contributions.  If you would like to participate in this workshop, please RSVP to Toria Shaw by Friday, June 10.

Other Resources: Q&A Podcast: HIPAA’s Patient Access Requirement
Produced by the AMA and HIMSS, listen to Dr. Salvatore Volpe, a physician in solo practice, and Adam Greene, an attorney in Washington DC and former regulator at the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to health information technologies, discuss HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements, information on patient portals, and whether Certified EHR technology can be HIPAA compliant.

Being Accountable: The Evolution to Value-based Care
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. Listen to Being Accountable: The Evolution of Value-based Care here.

Calling All Members

HIT: Changing the Game, New York State Chapter of HIMSS
Join the New York State Chapter of HIMSS at Yankee Stadium from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 16. Attend the sessions, take a tour of the stadium and finally, attend the CISO panel. Special session at days end will include a roundtable discussion on CyberSecurity chaired by Peter Bloniarz, Executive Director and Senior Policy Advisor, NYS CyberSecurity Advisory Board. Members pay $215, non-members $250. Tour of Yankee Stadium will be offered at end of the day for all that sign up. Register Now!

 

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