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 March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.
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Block, What?
By Amy Nguyen Howell, MD, MBA, FAAFP, member, HIMSS Blockchain Work Group; and chief medical officer, CAPG

  Blockchain technology can be a potential industry disrupter in health care. It is a proven game changer in the business arena. In this feature, Dr. Nguyen outlines the basics of blockchain and the potential applications for this technology in healthcare.
How can blockchain accelerate innovation in healthcare?

HIE Highway

Virtual Event: Electronic Attachments Tell a Comprehensive Health Story
Monday, February 5 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Upcoming regulation will likely promote the use of standard electronic documents (CDA) to support reimbursement-related transactions. This Health Story Project Roundtable will introduce the proposed standards, discuss their usage, the business cases for standard attachments, and their potential to move us closer to a patient-centered, longitudinal, electronic record.
Be prepared to use these documents.

News: ONC launches tool to collect patient demographic data
The tool, called the Patient Demographic Data Quality, or PDDQ, framework, offers best practices in 19 data-management areas focused on ways to evaluate the strength of an organization's current patient demographic data and ways to improve it.
How will this tool reduce medical errors?

Blog: Clinical Document Exchange Requires Workflow Considerations
The systems we all depend upon to provide healthcare and promote the health of individuals and populations continue to struggle with interoperability. However, as with any challenge, people and systems rise to address real needs.
Explore the role of people in approaching interoperability.

Everything Interoperability

Virtual Event: Winter 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Wednesday, January 17 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
In this Roundtable, Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee will introduce the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and Environmental Scan and David Kendrick, MD, MPH, FACP, Founder and CEO, MyHealth Access Network will discuss the SHIEC Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) National Initiative.
Demystify today's national interoperability initiatives

Discussion: Biggest EHR challenges for 2018: Security, interoperability, clinician burnout
Hospital and health system execs discuss the hurdles they're facing as they move into the new year - and some of the tools they're using to tackle those challenges.
Look forward into the New Year.

Resource: Realizing Interoperability Value in MACRA Reporting
This new resource includes examples of use cases leveraging interoperability functionalities and information exchange that can be adopted in clinical settings and can assist providers in meeting a number of MACRA's reimbursement metrics.
How can information exchange optimize care?

Perspective: IHE North America Connectathon 2018: Why it matters
Product managers, software engineers, developers and standards experts all come together to coordinate brain power as they test code that would otherwise take months to do.
How is the Connectathon pushing healthcare forward?

HIMSS Exchange

Event: The Road to Interoperability
January 17, 2018 | Cleveland, Ohio
Join IHE USA and HIMSS for an exclusive workshop for health IT professionals to gain tactical, strategic, and technical perspectives to achieve true interoperable healthcare from organizations that have achieved success leveraging IHE's interoperability solutions.
Be equipped with vision, technical drive, and determination

HIMSS18: HIMSS/SHIEC Interoperability & HIE Symposium: Facilitating Person-Centered Interoperable HIE to Manage Complex Populations
There have been major advancements in interoperability, standards development and health information exchange, but significant barriers remain to fully access, capture and manage the health of complex populations. Grounded in a real-world scenario involving a complex patient, explore the future of interoperability and its impact on digital health and realizing a true person-centered health system.
Registration for this HIMSS18 Preconference Symposium is open!

HIMSS18: HIMSS Communities Carnival at HIMSS18
On Tuesday, March 6, from 5:00-6:30 pm PT the Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian will transform into the HIMSS Communities Carnival showcasing the wonderful opportunities HIMSS offers. This is an excellent time to explore HIMSS offerings by engaging with HIMSS volunteers, community liaisons, and staff who will be spotlighting HIMSS chapters, content, volunteer opportunities, education, career advancement, advocacy, and much more. The Midway will feature carnival games, snacks and beverages, plus fabulous raffle prizes. Complete the Take me to the Midway sign-up prior to March 1 and receive an extra raffle submission for the grand prize.

Survey: Your Voice is Needed on the Official 2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey
This annual survey gauges the perceptions and cybersecurity practices of U.S. healthcare organizations on a number of issues facing the health sector.
Share your thoughts today.

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January 9
Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare-Cybersecurity Perspective

January 15
Call for Committee Volunteers Opens

January 15-19
IHE North American Connectathon

January 17
Winter 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

January 26
Navigating HIMSS18 as Women in Health IT

February 5
February 2018 Health Story Project Roundtable

Interoperability & HIE Events at HIMSS18

March 5
HIMSS/SHIEC Interoperability & HIE Symposium 

March 6
Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Reception

March 7
Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE


2017: The year interoperability innovation grew legs in the private sector

Researchers Gather Health Data For 'All Of Us'

2017: A Year in Review of Cybersecurity Developments: Lessons Learned in Healthcare and Beyond

Early blockchain efforts look for best fits within healthcare

New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administration

ONC Announces First Spotlight in Interoperability Proving Ground

Carequality now connects more than half of providers through interoperability framework, and it's growing

HIMSS VentureConnect series.
 A pitch competition.
 Apply until January 11.

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