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Data Analytics
Jump into this month's issue of Clinical Informatics Insights as we explore the value of healthcare data across the spectrum of care, data analytics, and the use of informatics to interpret the data. Also, read a CMIO's perspective on Health 2.0. Enjoy!

state of the industry
Data Driven Analysis of Hospice Facilities
By Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, Stuart Rabinowitz, MBA, MSHI and Maria Murray, PhD

Recognizing the value of healthcare data across the spectrum of care, data analytics, and the use of informatics to interpret the data, it makes sense to explore one of the most critical components of our healthcare system, hospice services.

State of the industry
For Interoperability, not all Juice is Worth the Squeeze
By Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MS

Although we aspire to create learning health systems that can deliver precision care, too often patients move faster and further than their health information.

meet an informaticist
A Physician's Story
By Felicia M. Baxter, MD, MBA, CPHIMS, FAAP

I am a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, completed my undergraduate training at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia and went on to complete a degree in Medicine from the University of Florida.

A CMIO's Perspective on Health 2.0
By John Lee, MD

As we go about our daily work performing the vital daily tasks that keep our patients healthy, providers functional and our organizations financially afloat, it is often difficult to peek beyond the daily grind. Unfortunately, if we do this without keeping eye on the future strategies or our organizations, we will ultimately fail them.


2017 National Health IT Week Recap
HIMSS kicked off National Health IT Week with a "Virtual March" on Washington aimed at asking elected officials in Congress to support HIMSS 2017 Congressional Asks.  Over the course of the week, more than 250 letters were sent to Members of Congress from 31 states and the District of Columbia. While NHIT Week has come and gone, there is still time to lend your voice - visit the HIMSS Legislative Action Center today to send a letter highlighting HIMSS 2017 Congressional Asks. Read more.
HIMSS Physician Community Engagement Survey - Make your Voice Heard! 
We invite you to participate in the HIMSS Physician Engagement Survey. The results will help HIMSS in its continuing efforts to provide robust community resources to influence the transformation of healthcare. We will not share any personal information. Thank you for your willingness to participate. Take the survey today!  
Identify Mental and Physical Health Issues in One Visit with Integrated EMR
In expediting the benefits of their integrated electronic health record (EHR) systems, Unity Health Care vastly improved patient outcomes across their diverse patient population. Many of Unity Health Care's locations offer services to homeless women and men across the District to support population health for all-regardless of a person's financial status, for instance. Read full story. 
HIMSS Call to Action: Achieve Nationwide, Ubiquitous, Secure Electronic Exchange of Health Information
Patients' lives, the health and security of our nation's citizens, and the health of the US economy are - in part - reliant on ensuring the right people have the right access to the right health information at the right time. HIMSS asserts that we must routinely use secure, trustworthy, interoperable technologies and workflows to promote wellness, as well as protect and improve the health status of patients and populations. Read more.
How To 'Earn A Client For Life' Through  Strong Client Relationships 
In the latest two-part STEPS To Value series, "The Value of The Client In The C-Suite, PT 1." HIMSS explores the impact that client-focused officers in the C-Suite are having on today's healthcare industry. Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how health IT brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site. 
HIMSS-IIP Testing Method Approved for Health IT Certification Program
Continuing its focus on integrating immunization-related data into the electronic health record and other clinical software systems, the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program (HIMSS-IIP) earned approval from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as an alternative testing method for the Health IT Certification program. Read full details. 
Clinical Document Exchange: Share your Experience and Learn Best Practices
Are you involved with the exchange of clinical documents within your healthcare organization? The HIMSS Health Story Project is looking for feedback from clinical, administrative and/or technical end users of health IT systems that create, share, or consume clinical documents. Share your experiences in our brief survey! These survey results will be shared in the Health Story Project's Roundtable on November 6, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET, which will discuss key considerations for organizations who are sending or receiving C-CDA documents. Register for our November Roundtable!


By Yvonne Patrick, Coordinator, Clinical Informatics, HIMSS North America

Clinical Decision Support - HIMSS
All of HIMSS's resources on clinical decision support can be found here, including fundamentals, case studies, and MU.
The Career Institute
Whether you are new to the industry, new to your career or a seasoned professional, the HIMSS Career Institute is the one place you need as an HIT professional. 
Clinical & Business Intelligence Community
Looking to better leverage clinical & business intelligence tools, technologies, and strategies to help you and your organization meet patient care delivery, clinical and health outcome, and business operation goals? The HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Community supports activities that promote peer-to-peer networking, problem solving, solution sharing, and education.
Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The HIMSS I&HIE Community serves as the central convening point for interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) professionals to promote meaningful education and thought leadership in the health IT industry. Learn more about the I&HIE Community here.
HIMSS Health IT Value Suite
The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite & Value Score provides the resources to help your enterprise organize its value strategy and analyze its impact.
TIGER's Informatics Definitions 2.0 Document 
As the field of informatics and competencies grow and change, so will the terms defined within this resource. With this in mind, an update will be provided to this document annually. We are pleased to share that version 2.0 is now available for download - click here to access and download today!

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