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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: Chicago Pop Health Forum 2016 Call for Proposals open • Connected Health Conference Call for Proposals open • New 10-minute MACRA podcast

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. Ten-Minute MACRA- The Impact of Protecting Patient Health Information: There are a number of ways through which the protection of patient health information can impact the ability for a clinician to receive reimbursement under the regulations included in the MACRA NPRM. This episode will provide an overview of those impacts on affected clinicians. Visit the MACRA Resource Center to find all HIMSS resources on the proposed rule.

Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum Call for Proposals
The Boston Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, Oct. 24-25, is accepting proposals for the fall event. Proposals should focus on the role analytics can play in helping provider and payer organizations transition from volume-based to value-based healthcare. Presentations that clearly demonstrate how healthcare payers and providers are using data and analytics to improve and standardize clinical care, reduce costs, achieve population health, and make better strategic decisions for their organizations are a priority. The deadline to submit is June 23. Visit here to submit or learn more.

Ten-Minute MACRA: What You Need To Know About the Proposed Rule
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. NEW Ten-Minute MACRA- The Impact of Protecting Patient Health Information: There are a number of ways through which the protection of patient health information can impact the ability for a clinician to receive reimbursement under the regulations included in the MACRA NPRM. This episode will provide an overview of those impacts on affected clinicians. Visit the MACRA Resource Center to find all HIMSS resources on the proposed rule.

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.

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.

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.

HIE Data Terms Glossary Puts Healthcare Community on Same Page #EmpowerHIT
Close your eyes and imagine with me a healthcare delivery continuum in which the clinical data collected at every patient-provider interaction is routinely available to the patient and to all relevant care team members. Further, what if patient data were securely sent and received by each provider as the patient requires care? Read more…

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).

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.

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

HIMSS Innovation Center Introduces App
The HIMSS Innovation Center mobile app enables an engaging, memorable, and actionable experience for all visitors to the HIMSS Innovation Center by identifying, integrating and providing content of both HIMSS and HIMSS Innovation Center Collaborators. Using the app, visitors explore the HIMSS Innovation Center at their own pace to learn about the value of HIMSS, health IT, interoperability, cybersecurity, analytics and more. Learn more about the new HIMSS Innovation Center App.

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.

White Paper: 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 Share your thoughts, your own value story or ask a question at Listen to the episode here: Creating Value for Caregivers from HIT.

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.

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.

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.


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