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In this issue: See results of 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey; Submit your HIT story for National Health IT Week; HIMSS Innovation Center joins Ohio's Medical Capital Initiative

What's New

Human Surveillance Plays Vital Role in CyberSecurity
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the 2015 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey said that a lack of cybersecurity personnel contributed to their inability to stop security breaches.  Building on the vital role people play in cybersecurity, a recent white paper from the Cleveland Global Center for Health Innovation, "Looking through the Prism: the Healthcare Cybersecurity Journal," states successful cybersecurity protection requires a program that includes people, processes and technology. Learn more about how healthcare organizations can keep their data safe in a recent article in the Crain's Cleveland Business Newsletter.

Share your HIT story for National Health IT Week
Inspire progress with your #IHeartHIT story to support National Health IT Week We are at a critical point on the path to healthcare transformation in the U.S. Policymakers want to know if we are making progress on health IT interoperability, so that the right information is available to the right person, at the right time, on the right device, in the right format to empower the right health decisions. Share your story to support National Health IT Week (September 26-30th). National Health IT Week 2016 is an independent, Partner-driven virtual awareness week made up of local, regional and national events that offer all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite in support of the benefits that health information technology (HIT) can bring to U.S. healthcare. We hope your organization can join - there is no cost for HIMSS members to become Partners of National Health IT Week 2016. Become a Partner in National Health IT Week 2016 today.

Boston's Privacy & Security Forum accepting calls for proposals
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS are accepting speaker proposals for the Privacy & Security Forum in Boston, Dec. 5-7. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 12, 5 p.m. Click here to submit your proposal and for additional information. Submissions are limited to security professionals and experts from healthcare provider and payer organizations, government agencies and academic institutions. Case studies are a priority and presentations should be practical, actionable and solutions-based. The forum provides healthcare security professionals with tools, real-life solutions, best practices and expert insights into how to better manage risk and protect data assets. In addition to morning thought-leadership presentations, afternoon tracks deliver in-depth information to attendees on key topics. Click here to learn more or submit today.

Nominations Now Open for HIMSS North America Nominating Committee
HIMSS North America seeks health IT leaders and strategic thinkers to serve in open positions on the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee. Candidates must be Regular or Life Members or the senior executive representative of a Corporate/Non-Profit Partner Member firm, and must have achieved advanced membership status (Senior Member or Fellow) prior to being slated. Submit complete nominations (self-nominations or other) to Denise Ambrose by August 12. For more information, visit our website.

HIMSS Revenue Cycle Summit: Call for Speaking Proposals Opens Today
Healthcare Finance News, Healthcare IT News, and HIMSS are accepting topic and speaker proposals for the Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit in Boston Dec. 6-7.
The agenda for this event fills up quickly so don't delay. Click here to submit your proposal and for additional information. The deadline to submit is Friday, August 12, 5 p.m. EST. This two-day event will focus on the key issues and challenges that healthcare providers and payers face as the industry transitions to Obamacare and other new value-based/risk-sharing reimbursement models. A key focus will address how providers are using health IT to drive improvement and efficiency throughout the revenue cycle, especially with data and analytics.

HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force Series will feature TIGER and the VLE on July 25
 The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community hosts a monthly Nursing Informatics Task Force Series webinar every fourth Monday of the month at 12 p.m. CT. This webinar series targets hot key topics and emerging trends in regards to health information technology and informatics. Innovative leaders in the informatics field present their findings to help enhance and deepen the knowledge of the nursing informatics community. All monthly HIMSS Nursing Informatics Educational sessions qualify for one hour of CAHIMS/CPHIMS credit. Previous presentations are housed on the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Practice Page. Join us on Monday, July 25 to hear about TIGER and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)!

Become a TIGER VLE Ambassador
The most effective way to reach people who would benefit from this dynamic education resource is through YOU, our devoted TIGERs. As an ambassador, we’ll equip each of you with a toolkit of VLE materials to share with colleagues, students, faculty, etc. Contact TIGER today to learn more!

Subscribe to the HIMSS Information Xchange
The HIMSS Information Xchange e-newsletter features extended coverage of all aspects, issues and topics pertaining to interoperability and standards leading to health information exchange. Subscribe today!

Call for C-CDA Presentations
The HIMSS Health Story Project is collecting real-life Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) implementation stories that demonstrate direct impact on your organization and patient care from the viewpoint of implementation teams, clinicians and the staff’s unique experiences. Share your story today.

August 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable: The Story of a Patient Story That's Making a Difference for HIT Standards
On August 1, 12 - 1 p.m. (EST), Lenel James and Lisa Nelson will share the story of their experience to date with the HL7 C-CDA Care Plan Document standard and its trial use in a multi vendor team that included multiple EHRs and a Payer Care Plan Management System. Register now.

Taking Immunization Workflow Mainstream
The Immunization Integration Program (IIP), a collaborative effort between Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc. (CNI), HIMSS and ICSA Labs - takes immunization workflow mainstream, streamlining and improving overall vaccine administration and management process. Learn more here and check out the FAQs for more information.

HIMSS Approved Education Partners
The HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP) designation shows the HIT and academic community at large that an organization provides a world-class, effective health IT and healthcare education program. This exclusive designation signifies that a program exceeds educational expectations in the field of HIT. The current Approved Education Partners are: Belmont University College of Pharmacy, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin HIMT, Kepner-Tregoe, University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics, Roberts Wesleyan College, University of Maryland, Premier, Inc., and Pinnacle Center for Professional Development. Check out the great education our Approved Education Partners provide. Learn more on how your program can become an Approved Education Partner during the June 30 Webinar.

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.

Innovation Matters

Collaboration Continues at @HIMSS Innovation Center and in the Medical Capital
The future of health IT is here, today - all in one place at the HIMSS Innovation Center. In this setting at the Global Center for Health Innovation, individuals, families and healthcare providers send, receive, find and use electronic health information in a manner that is appropriate, secure, timely and reliable. Now, HIMSS, as one of 14 collaborating organizations, joins the Medical Capital initiative, a rebranding effort to showcase a 21-county area of Northeast Ohio, centered in Cleveland and focused on healthcare and biomedical innovation.

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.

HIMSS Podcast STEPS to Value-Season 1 Highlights- The Importance of Trust: Health Data Security
In this episode, we focus on the role data security & privacy management plays in driving trust amongst clinicians and patients alike. We speak Sriram Bharadwaj, CISSP, CLSSBB, CPHIMS, Director, Information Services at UC Irvine Health & Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee about the concept of trust in a health data security environment. We also sit down with Lee Kim, BS, JD, FHIMSS Director, Privacy & Security here at HIMSS about current health IT privacy & security trends. Listen to the episode here: STEPS to Value EP9: The Importance of Trust: Health Data Security.

Advanced Digital Imaging Strategies
An on demand virtual briefing focuses on helping organizations develop enterprise-wide medical imaging strategies through use of technology and resources that capture digital images. Get the tools and solutions to share healthcare information across multiple devices to improve workplace efficiency, cut costs, and improve the quality of patient engagement. Register now.

August 2016 Health Story Project Roundtable: The Story of a Patient Story That's Making a Difference for HIT Standards
On August 1, 12 - 1 p.m. (EST), Lenel James and Lisa Nelson will share the story of their experience to date with the HL7 C-CDA Care Plan Document standard and its trial use in a multi vendor team that included multiple EHRs and a Payer Care Plan Management System. Register Now.

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.

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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