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Wednesday, April 18 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET | Virtual Event

Connecting Images & Cross-System Caregivers: Cleveland Takes Collaboration to the Next Level
Presented by: Beverly Rosipko, Director Radiology Informatics and Chavon Jackson, PACS Support Lead, University Hospitals – Cleveland Medical Center
Experience collaborative image sharing in action!

Practical Application for Blockchain in Healthcare - Progress, Barriers and Opportunities
Presented by members of the HIMSS Blockchain Work Group: Erik Pupo, Managing Director, North America Clinical & Health Management Services, Accenture; Heather Flannery, CEO, Obesity PPM; and Jim St. Clair, Founder, Institute for Healthcare Financial Technology
Learn about practical applications for blockchain.
Also: Watch the HIMSS18 Interoperability Showcase™ Session from the HIMSS Blockchain Workgroup.

Special thanks to our Community sponsor:

HIE Highway
In an interview from HIMSS18, Evelyn Gallego, Founder & CEO of EMI Advisors LLC and Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee, details the goals of HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and how both individuals and organizations can take action to support the goal of healthcare data access and exchange.
Get an insider’s view on the process of making healthcare standards.
This project developed methods and measures that can be used to quantify the public benefits that result from Interoperable Health Information Exchange (IEHI). Findings include that the current empirical evidence on the public benefits associated with IEHI is limited and proposes a strategy to develop IEHI use measures that enable robust evaluation of the impacts associated with IEHI.
Learn more about this work.

President Trump announced a wide-ranging policy initiative aimed at confronting the forces of supply and demand that are fueling the country’s opioid epidemic, including cutting nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years.

What does this initiative call for?

Everything Interoperability


Ron Ribitzky, MD, and Heather Flannery, members of the HIMSS Blockchain Work Group and contributing authors to the inaugural edition of the Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) journal, summarize the perspectives they shared in their BHTY article around considerations, including privacy, security and technical factors, for the application of distributed ledger technology within the healthcare setting.

Why is this technology potentially so disruptive?

Cerner sees its EHR system emerging as a technology platform for a plethora of apps that leverage HL7’s emerging Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard, enabling physicians to access these pluggable apps directly within their workflow to more easily visualize, interact and transmit health data.

How is FHIR being used?

Monday, May 7 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
As the industry continues its shift toward value-based care, quality measures have taken on an increasing role in reimbursement, process improvement and care delivery. However, reporting requirements have added administrative burdens to hospitals and clinicians to capture, aggregate and report these measures.

How can C-CDA help?
HIMSS Exchange
In this episode of STEPS To Value, "Helping Physicians Navigating the Waters of Change" host Rod Piechowski speaks with Julian Harris, MD, MBA, and Beckie Croes, of CareAllies, a Cigna Company, about the role of payers in helping physicians adjust during this tumultuous time of change in the healthcare field. 
How do you manage change?
HIMSS Interoperability Champions and Supporters are those organizations who support nationwide, ubiquitous, secure electronic exchange of health information. For many years, HIMSS and our valued collaborators have worked relentlessly to ensure individuals and organizations can routinely use secure, trustworthy, interoperable technologies and work flows to promote wellness and improve the health status of patients and populations. While we’ve made much progress, and entire careers have been spent creating the building blocks, our work is not complete. 
Now is the time for bold action.
During the last year, HIMSS North America has been exploring blockchain technology to better understand its potential impact on HIMSS and the broader digital health landscape. Join Mari Greenberger MPPA, Director of Informatics at HIMSS, as she provides a primer about how blockchain functions. The inaugural HIMSS Blockchain Work Group is also highlighted, who are currently working to help equip HIMSS members with crucial information about current applications of blockchain in healthcare and its implications for the future of electronic health information sharing. 
Learn about this technology. 
In the latest Code Red episode, "Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce the NICE Way" host Rod Piechowski speaks with Rodney Peterson, Director of  National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the US Department of Commerce.  NICE is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.   
Learn about NICE.
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