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HIMSS18 Annual Conference - March 5, 2018 in Las 
WEEK OF February



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

In this issue: HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum & Healthcare Security Call for Proposals; Part 2: Healthcare Blockchain - A Path to Success in 2018; The Importance of Effective Communication in Patient Care

What's New

ABA Health Law Section's Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law
The American Bar Associations’s Health Law Section's Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law is February 21-24, 2018 at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference covers the most emergent topics facing the healthcare bar. As healthcare industry undergoes changes and continues to develop with healthcare reform and enforcement, this conference presents an incredible opportunity to stay ahead of the trends. Learn more.

HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum Call for Proposals is open
HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum on June 13-14 in San Francisco.
The forum is the leading industry event on this mission-critical topic, and it’s attended by 250+ healthcare IT and clinical professionals from hospitals, health systems, and other provider and payer organizations. Click here to submit a speaking proposal and for information on topics of interest and speaker requirements.
The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 PM EST, Thursday, February 15.

HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum call for proposals is open
HIMSS is accepting speaker proposals for the Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco, June 11-12. The deadline to submit is Thursday, February 15, 5 p.m. EST.
Our goal for this this event is to deliver, over two days, a mix to topics and speakers who can provide the best strategic and tactical information to our audience of 200+ healthcare CISOs and security leaders. Over the past few weeks, we talked to many healthcare CISOs and others to learn the most burning topics and issues in healthcare security. Click here to learn what they want see covered at this event - and to submit your speaking proposals.

Register today for the Innovation Leaders Program at HIMSS18! This year’s program features evidence-accelerated change in areas such as integration of patient-generated health data (PGHD) into clinical practice, emergence of digital therapeutics, diversity of new investments, entrants, and collaborations in personal connected health, as well as advancements in policy and reimbursement. Get 25% off your registration by using code ILP1825

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.

All HIMSS18 attendees are welcome at this fun and interactive event. Please send any questions to, subject line: HIMSS Communities Carnival.

New event at HIMSS18: Aging & Technology: A Call to Action! Experts in aging will inform participants on key topics such as marketing to the 50+ generation as users of personal connected health technologies, technology impact on extending independence, and the role of “connectedness” in improving health and quality of life as we age. Limited spots available- register today!

Call for Speaking Proposals: HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit
HIMSS is now accepting speaking proposals for the Precision Medicine Summit, May 17-18 in Washington, DC. Over two days, speakers will share their work, discuss industry trends. Topics of interest include: Technology and infrastructure, especially machine learning; big data and precision medicine; genomics; clinical integration; knowledge and expertise; reimbursement; the regulatory landscape; investment; and more. Vendor proposals are not accepted. The call for proposals ends Friday, Feb. 9.Click here for more information and to submit a speaking proposal.

Speaker proposals for BrandHIT, the HIMSS Health IT Marketing Summit, are open
HIMSS launched BrandHIT last June in Las Vegas and we’re bringing the show to Nashville, May 7-8, 2018. We are looking for top-flight health IT marketing pros with a track record of success who can share real-life innovation with attendees. The event’s key areas of interest are content, social media and PR, data, face-to-face events and more. This is the best conference of its kind and provides valuable information on key aspects of 21st century marketing. Click here to submit your proposal and for more information.

Part 2: Healthcare Blockchain - A Path to Success in 2018
The HIMSS Blockchain Work Group shares forthcoming guidance on an implementation roadmap for blockchain in healthcare, walking through a layered approach to describe the technology’s role in healthcare and providing a checklist for key factors to consider when exploring blockchain initiatives.

HIMSS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology in Healthcare Survey
The HIMSS Exploring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology for Healthcare Task Force is focused on defining CRM in Healthcare and identifying how it can be used in this era of interoperability and value-based care. Please complete this survey so we can assess the current state of and attitudes toward CRM technology in healthcare. Share your experience!

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!

HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Community Reception
Tuesday, March 6 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM | HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM (Booth 11955 - Hall G)
Join the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community for a networking reception to meet other like-minded health information, technology and medical professionals and learn about opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, problem solving and education through this central convening point for Interoperability and HIE. Register now!

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. 

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.

Innovation Matters

The Importance of Effective Communication in Patient Care

In the latest STEPS To Value episode, The Value of Effectively Communicating,” host Rod Piechowski discusses how communication plays a key role in successful patient care with Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of, “The 11 Laws of Likability.”

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how health IT brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: HIMSS Certification Program
Mara Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, Senior Manager, Professional Development, HIMSS North America
Morgean Hirt, ACA, Senior Director, Credentialing, HIMSS North America

In this session HIMSS Director of Certification and Senior Manager of Professional Development will share with attendees and overview of the HIMSS Certification program.

  • Define the three certifications that are offered by HIMSS. 
  • Discuss the value of certification and current certificant demographics.
  • Discuss exam preparation, the application and testing process and the recertification requirements.
  • Describe the different opportunities available to candidates to assist in preparing for the exam.
  • Identify what certification opportunities will be hosted onsite at HIMSS18.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now

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.


 Where IT connects for health.
 March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.

As part of the HIMSS Physician Webinar Series:

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!
2018 Connected Health Conference | Oct. 17-19 | Boston, MA


Find HIMSS18 prospect and competitor intel.


3M Health Information Systems
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A.
Health Information Management Systems
Hyland Healthcare
Knowledgepark AG
LifeMed ID
Lumedx Corporation
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Oneview Healthcare
Santa Rosa Consulting

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