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WEEK OF January



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

In this issue: Save the Date for U.S. National Health IT Week; Registration Open for HIMSS18 Career Fair; Population Health Management and IT Capabilities Model

What's New

Save the Date for U.S. National Health IT Week - October 8-12, 2018
U.S. National Health IT Week, held October 8-12, 2018, is a nationwide awareness week focused on the value of healthcare IT. It is an independent week made up of partner-driven events offering healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, one message: the benefits health information technology can bring to U.S. healthcare. More information on how partner organizations and individuals can participate will be available shortly. Mark your calendars and visit for updates.

Join us in the next session of our weekly preconference webinar series, Journey to HIMSS18, on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 1:00 - 1:30 pm CST. This weekly preconference webinar session will feature Susan D. Harrison, MBA, CPHIMS, director, corporate IT Financial Systems, Interoperability & Business Intelligence, WVU Medicine, who will share her 25 years of experience in the health information and technology sectors. Join this complimentary webinar and learn more about what valuable resources, tools, and information can help empower your organization in 2018.
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Registration Open for HIMSS18 Career Fair - Wednesday, March 7
Whether you're new to the health IT field or seasoned professional, discover a wide range of resources to advance your career at the HIMSS18 Career Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to post their resume and connect with the top employers in health IT. The HIMSS18 Career Fair is a centralized location for recruiters, job seekers, consultants and others who contribute to the development of the health IT workforce. Meet one-on-one with hiring companies and recruiters. Additional activities will be going on throughout the day. Visit HIMSS18 Career Fair for more information.

HIMSS Health Story Project Roundtable: Electronic Attachments Tell a Comprehensive Health Story
February 5, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Upcoming regulation will likely promote the use of standard electronic documents (CDA) to support reimbursement-related transactions. This 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. Register now!

Upcoming Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event.  Register today for 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.  | Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events.

NEW! BLOG:Approaching MIPS Cost Performance: Recommendations and Cautionary Advice. Here's everything you need to know about changes to the cost performance category weight in the MIPS score.| #PutData2Work

NEW! BLOG:10 Tips for Building Useable and Useful Data Visualizations and Dashboards.This blog offers 10 tips and numerous resources to help you build data visualizations and dashboards that provide consumable data and offer a gateway to meaningful clinical and business insights.| #PutData2Work

Digital Health Systems: An Ongoing Journey to an Ever-Changing Destination
Tuesday, January 23 | 1:30 - 2:30pm ET
The HIMSS Innovation Community welcomes Jim Adams, MBA, Executive Director, Advisory Group. Mr. Adams will present case study briefs and provide context around the expanding role of IT in healthcare, and how digital health systems are taking advantage of IT-powered capabilities and digital innovation to improve or build new business models, customer relationships, and care delivery processes.

Let your voice be heard in the 29th Annual HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey
Share your thoughts and experiences on the issues driving your information and technology efforts this year by participating in the 29th Annual HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey. Survey participants can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, awarded to three randomly selected respondents. Learn more and share your voice now.

The Value Brief

UT Southwestern Medical Honored as Davies Enterprise Award Winner For Data Optimization

UT Southwestern Medical Center is honored as a 2017 Davies Enterprise Award recipient for their use of data analytics and automation to improve patient care and outcomes.
UT Southwestern Medical Center demonstrates the importance of having good data in order to successfully use and automate it to improve decision making and patient care.

Learn more about how UT Southwestern Medical Center has achieved excellence through health information and technology by listening to their use cases.

Listen to the HIMSS STEPS To Value podcast, “HIMSS Davies Award Application Process- An Overview,” to gain insights on the new application process for the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence from Jonathan French, senior director, Health Information Systems at HIMSS.

Tools & Resources

Block, What?
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.

Population Health Management and IT Capabilities Model
Interact with a new HIMSS population health management model that identifies population health domains and capabilities, and maps nearly 400 functions to Value-Based Care (VBC) payment models to help bring clarity to your population health efforts. Share your thoughts: We are seeking input and comments from the public for this draft version. | Learn More

In case you missed it: Download today the C&BI Community November webinar event, “Are we measuring the right KPIs and finding the right patients to manage? – A novel approach to improving both.” Improvements in value-based care will hinge on information reflecting a population’s needs and the effectiveness of health care organizations at meeting those needs. Learn from Herb Fillmore, Senior Director for Strategic Innovations in Value Based Care, 3M HIS, as he discusses a composite score of primary care metrics creating the “Value Index score” that emphasizes the measurement of outcomes across a population and promotes lasting systemic change; and a new approach to identifying cohorts who can be helped by care management but may not be identified through typical methods.| #PopHealthIT | #PutData2Work

HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Mentoring and Networking: A Tale of Two HIMSS Members and their Journey
Varun Hippalgaonkar, Vice President of Business Development, HealthGrid
Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Head of 'More Disruption Please' Labs, Athenahealth

Please join this interactive webinar as we explore the tips and tricks to network successfully and the importance of mentoring. Some people may view networking as intimidating and scary. However creating a strong network and supportive mentoring relationships can become important as you grow and progress in your professional career. Participants will hear from two, bright and passionate HIMSS members and how they have created and maintained meaningful relationships through their own experiences through mentorships and networking. There will be time at the end of the webinar for Q & A with the speakers.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
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HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for December 2017
HIMSS just published the December issue (Vol. 18) of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report.  Highlights from this report include Trojan BANKSHOT, supply chain disaster preparedness manual, cloud backup vulnerability, breach statistics, undersea cables and more. This report may be freely accessed at The next report will be the January 2018 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis. An RSS feed is also available on the web page.


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As part of the HIMSS Physician Webinar Series:
Building Patient-Centered Data Exchange into the EHR
Feb 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Complimentary Virtual Event

Leveraging Standards to Address Patient Safety Issues
Feb 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Complimentary Virtual Event


Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV
Cloud Computing Forum | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV 
Patient Engagement & Experience Summit | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV                                  
Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare 2018 | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV
Digital & Personal Connected Health | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV
BrandHIT 2018 | May 7-8 | Nashville, TN | COMING SOON!
Precision Medicine Summit | May 17-18 | Washington, DC | COMING SOON!
Healthcare Security Forum | June 11-12 | San Francisco, CA | COMING SOON!
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum | June 13-14 | San Francisco, CA | COMING SOON!


The Medical Capital Innovation Competition is an interactive two-day event that rewards the best innovations in healthcare IT


CareTech Solutions
Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services
Lenovo (United States)
LRS Output Management
Otter Products
Qualcomm Life
Vital, a Canon Group

Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

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Note: The inclusion of an organization name, product or service in this publication should not be construed as a HIMSS endorsement of such organization, product or service, nor is the failure to include an organization name, product or service to be construed as disapproval.


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