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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: HIE Breakfast Panel: Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE; Advocate Health Care Uses Digital Health To Improve Patient and Physician Satisfaction; HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for December 2017

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.

Facebook LIVE at HIMSS18
You now have the opportunity to vote on which HIMSS18 sessions they would like to see streamed live via the HIMSS Facebook page during HIMSS18! Please vote here for the sessions you would like to see streamed live on during HIMSS18. Voting is open until February 11, 2018. 

HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Breakfast Panel: Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE
Wednesday, March 7 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM | HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM (Booth 11955 - Hall G)
Join us for a networking breakfast in the HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM. Following breakfast, our panel presentation will explore the evolution of interoperability and the role health information exchange plays in preparedness and crisis response.

Panelists will discuss real-world lessons learned and best practices, and consider how health information exchange can continue to serve the public good and remain an integral part of crisis management. Following the discussion, attendees are invited on a private tour of the HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM. Register now!

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!

Recording Now Available: Winter 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
This roundtable featured Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee introducing the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and Environmental Scan and David Kendrick, MD, MPH, FACP, Founder and CEO, MyHealth Access Network discussing the SHIEC Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) National Initiative.

NEW! Upcoming Joint Innovation Community and Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event.  Register today for the February webinar event “Innovative Uses of Analytics to Improve Outpatient Primary Care Delivery” presented by 2017 Davies winner Petaluma Health Center’s Dr. Danielle Oryn, CMIO, and Shaun Nelson, Senior Data Analyst.  | #Aim2Innovate | #PutData2Work

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. | #PutData2Work

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

The Value Brief

Advocate Health Care Uses Digital Health To Improve Patient and Physician Satisfaction

HIMSS 2017 Davies Enterprise Award recipient, Advocate Health Care, is honored for its use of digital health to empower patients and physicians while lowering costs.

Learn more about how Advocate Health Care has achieved excellence with health IT 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

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. | #PopHealthIT | Learn More

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.

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.  See also a new Q&A with the speaker! | #PopHealthIT | #PutData2Work

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.


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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!


HIMSS18 Career Fair.
 March 7, 2018 - Find your next career opportunity.
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Amazon Web Services
CTG Health Solutions
Get Real Health
Indiana Health Information Exchange
Intermountain Healthcare
LEAD Technologies, Inc. (LEADTOOLS)
Softek Solutions
Stanson Health
Strata Decision Technology
Tente Casters
Trend Micro
University of Phoenix
Zebu Compliance Solutions

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