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 April 25-27, 2018 | Washington D.C. View online

Hello {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}} welcome to this week's edition of The HIMSS North America Weekly Insider.

In this issue: Celebrating World Immunization Week: April 24-30; National Nurses Week 2018- Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence 
; HIMSS19 General Education Call for Proposals

What's New
Monday, May 7 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm 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. Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) has the potential to reduce the burden of reporting requirements and provide clinicians with valuable information to improve delivery of care. This Roundtable will explore the use of C-CDA documents for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting, and examine how quality measures can improve the patient’s health story.
Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event
Register today for the June webinar event presented by Christopher (Cris) J. Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic  | #PutData2Work
Women in Health IT Mentoring Feedback
We're looking to gauge interest from those who wish to either participate in mentor programs or serve as a mentor through HIMSS. Your response will inform future programs for the HIMSS Women in Health IT Community. TAKE THE SURVEY.

Attend the upcoming Kansas Chapter of HIMSS Spring Conference, “Connecting with Care” on May 3 and 4 in Wichita, KS. The event will kick off with motivating keynote speaker Matt Jones, “Healthcare Information Management is a Marathon” and continue with great speakers on current IT strategies for the challenges that Healthcare Professionals face, such as, Population Health, Telehealth in rural America, MACRA/MIPS, a real story of Ransomware/Security and more. In addition we will be bringing back, “Rapid Fire” which are 6-minute topic presentations that highlight IT trends.

Thursday and Friday | May 3 – 4, 2018
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita
400 West Douglas Ave. | Wichita, KS

Register now
Celebrating World Immunization Week: April 24-30

World Immunization Week aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year’s theme: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork,” encourages people at every level – from donors to the general public – to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.

HIMSS prioritizes the importance of immunizations year-round through the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program (IIP), which aims to empower healthcare organizations with tools to properly facilitate immunization data transfer, while making that information more easily accessible to providers as well.

  • Access the World Immunization Week 2018 toolkit here.
  • Read more about IIP and why #VaccinesWork in these guest blog posts from IIP participants:

Important Milestone Achieved to Support Clinicians and Registries in Improving Immunization Rates by Warren Williams, Branch Chief, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; HIMSS IIP participant
How the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program Helps #VaccinesWork featuring Joe Williams,president and lead developer of clinical applications for Electronic Services Technologies; HIMSS IIP recognized participant.

National Nurses Week 2018- Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence

HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2018. ANA has designated this year’s theme as Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence. National Nurses Week is a weeklong celebration that raises awareness of the value of nursing and educates the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Join us in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare. Be sure to attend the following webinars in conjunction with this celebration:

Learn how HIMSS celebrates National Nurses Week by clicking here.

Nurse Engagement — Using Technology for New Innovations
Tuesday, May 1 l 12:00pm-1:00pm CT l Register
Big data initiatives and nursing science are a two-way street. As big data initiatives in health care will benefit from greater integration with nursing science and nursing practice, nursing science and practice have much to gain from data science initiatives. For data to become a distinguished asset in healthcare organizations, it must have the ability to transform into information, knowledge, and wisdom to achieve actionable clinical intelligence. This webinar will focus on the importance of nurses’ involvement in leveraging informatics and technology for new innovations. Sponsored by Microsoft.
Transforming Care Delivery for Nurses through Digitalization – An Operational Perspective
Tuesday, May 15 l 12:00pm-1:00pm CT l Register
As the frontline of patient care, it is well understood that the nursing profession is integral to value-based care delivery. With a current labor shortage, looming generational shift and increasing complexity of patients, this important resource can be better empowered to transform care delivery to positively impact patient outcomes while decreasing organization’s costs. Despite knowledge of this, lack of administrative support and resources has been scarce. This is the first installment of a three-part town hall series by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community and Siemens-Healthineers.
Virtual CPHIMS Review Course Opportunity
Are you thinking about pursuing your CPHIMS certification?  Join us for a four (4) part virtual CPHIMS Review Course series beginning on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Each two (2) hour class will cover a review of the CPHIMS competency areas using materials from the CPHIMS Review Guide, Third Edition and other supplementary materials.  Sessions will be led by a CPHIMS certified instructor who will bring industry specific experience to the conversation to enhance learning.  All sessions will occur from 1:00p – 3:00p CT and will occur on 5/15, 5/17, 5/22 and 5/24.  Sessions will be recorded should you not be able to attend a specific date/time.  Cost to attend is $175 for HIMSS members and $225 for non-members.  To learn more or to register for this series, click here.
Healthbox Joins Lineup for HHS Startup Day

HIMSS’s recently acquired subsidiary Healthbox will join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in hosting HHS Startup Day Chicago at MATTER, located inside the Merchandise Mart on Thursday, May 24 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CDT.
The third stop on the multi-city tour, HHS Startup Day Chicago aims to connect healthcare entrepreneurs with federal government about the latest innovative digital health technology. “Lack of data can be a major hurdle in developing innovative solutions, which is why I am focused on liberating data throughout HHS so that startups can effectively tackle major health challenges,” stated Bruce Greenstein, the Department of Health and Human Services CTO. “That’s why we created Startup Day.”
Why attend HHS Startup Day Chicago?

  • Watch the latest innovators in digital health pitch their ideas
  • Hear from key decision-makers and speakers in the industry
  • Learn more about FDA regulatory processes and how to engage with HHS for actionable outcomes
  • Watch Healthbox close the all-day event with a brief presentation
Register here for the event before it sells out!
2018 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. Read the report >>
2018 WEDI National Conference  
May 21-23 | Scottsdale, AZ
Focusing on “Bridging Information and Technology to Improve Healthcare,” #WEDI18 will bring together the brightest health IT minds for high-level discussions around best practices, emerging trends and case studies of timely topics impacting healthcare including: blockchain, FHIR, data exchange, prior authorization, attachments, integrated healthcare and more. Attendees will gain deeper knowledge on legislative and regulatory updates through such sessions as the keynote address from Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and experience today’s best practices in health IT firsthand through collaboration with industry colleagues on the diverse challenges faced by other sectors of our industry and learn how we as an organization may play a greater role. Find out more and Register Today!
eHealth Canada’s National Conference & Tradeshow
May 27-30, 2018 | Vancouver, BC
Join us in beautiful Vancouver, BC for Canada’s largest digital health event. The annual e-Health Conference and Tradeshow is the one event that brings Canadian digital health professionals together to network, connect, and learn from one another. With in-demand keynote presenters, expert panelists, and leading-edge vendors, e-Health always delivers great education and networking opportunities. Delegates will engage with current and future leaders at the Conference, Showcase, and Hackathon, and network with old and new colleagues at the Tradeshow and social events.

HIMSS19 General Education Call for Proposals will open on Monday, June 11, 2018 and close on Monday, July 16, 2018, 5pm Central Time.  Register to attend the upcoming “Creating a Sound Proposal for HIMSS19: A Detailed Overview” webinars listed below to gain general information about the HIMSS19 proposal submission process. 

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Central Time – Bruce Levy, MD, CPE, Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer: Program Director – Clinical Informatics Fellowship,Geisinger Health System, will be the guest speaker offering practical information on submitting an education session proposal and speaking at conference.
  • Thursday, May 3, 8:00am – 9:00am Central Time – Charles Alessi, MD, LRCP, MRCS, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS International, will be the guest speaker offering practical information with a global focus on submitting an education session proposal for HIMSS19.
Click here to register for one or both webinars!
Tools & Resources
In case you missed these … Download the C&BI Community February webinar event, Innovative uses of analytics to improve outpatient primary care delivery. This was a joint HIMSS Innovation Community and Clinical & Business Intelligence Community event, presented by  2017 HIMSS Davies Community Health Award recipient Petaluma Health Center. Presenters describe their approach to using analytics to improve the delivery of outpatient primary care. Learn how they setup and use their analytics system to provide transparent data to clinical care teams and how it has been used to improve clinical outcomes in chronic disease management.

Download the C&BI Community January webinar event, Building and Deploying Healthcare IoT Solutions with Personalized Learning  Presented by Deepak S. Turaga, MS, PhD, Distinguished Research Staff Member | IBM Research AI, this presentation describes a solution for monitoring diabetes patients remotely that provides them with predictive alerts to avoid hypoglycemia and improve health outcomes. Learn about core characteristics of predictive models and applications, and the challenges for deploying adaptive and personalized machine learning in healthcare settings.
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