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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 Call for Proposals; Learn How to Develop an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture; Journey to HIMSS18: Ready, Set, Go!

What's New

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, Friday, March 2.

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 Friday, March 2, 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.

There’s still time to register for HIMSS18 preconference events
On March 5, get solutions to your biggest health information and technology challenges by attending a HIMSS18 Preconference Symposium. Discover world-class learning in a smaller setting while interacting, one-on-one, with leading experts and colleagues from around the world. Interested in more than one topic? With Preconference Plus, you can register for your symposium of choice now, then move between other symposia topics - as space permits - when you’re onsite.
Looking for hands-on sessions with real projects and group exercises led by experts? Attend one of our workshops. Want a deeper dive into the hottest topics in health information and technology? Attend a forum or summit. Add HIMSS18 Preconference to your registration today!

2018 Health Datapalooza - Turning Information Into Innovation
Register for the 2018 Health Datapalooza, April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. and join more than 1,300 attendees representing both the public and private sectors to share the newest, most innovative, and effective uses of health data. Health Datapalooza is more than just a meeting; it's a diverse community of big thinkers and roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done problem solvers who share a mission to liberate and use data to improve health and health care.

This year's event continues its tradition of offering real world concepts and actionable steps that you can take back to your workplace - presented by both newcomers and leading experts with real experience using health data. Secure your spot today and hear from some of the top visionaries and thought leaders across the field.

As a co-sponsor, HIMSS members receive a discounted registration rate of $695 (up to a $500 savings). To take advantage of this discounted rate, register at the individual, non-member rate and use the promo code “DATAPARTNER.” Be sure to register by the early bird deadline, this coming Monday, February 26th, to receive the rate.

Advance your Career at HIMSS18
No matter where you are in your health information and technology career, you’ll find a wide range of resources to advance to the next stage at the HIMSS18 Career Fair. Connect with top employers, hiring companies and recruiters; attend education and poster sessions; and participate in other career-focused activities throughout the day. This event is FREE to all HIMSS18 attendees; separate registration is required.

The HIMSS18 Career Fair will offer:

  • Employer Exhibits
  • Employer Interview Booths
  • Focused Education Sessions
  • HIMSS Portrait Studio
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Personal Brand Workshop
  • Poster Sessions
  • Resume Reviews

TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative events at HIMSS Global Conference:

TIGER Community Tour of the Interoperability Showcase
Date: Tuesday, March 6th
Time: 2:00pmPT
Location: Sands Convention Center, Level 1, Hall G, Booth 11955
Duration: 1 hour
Registration: Click here to register by Monday, February 26th
During the TIGER tour, you will discover the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase - a premier 34,000-square-foot exhibition that demonstrates the interoperability imperative for connecting health and care. Learn more about innovative solutions as you interact with vendors and kiosks, and exchange ideas and best practices with interoperability experts and other attendees at networking events.

Global TIGER Community Meetup
Date: Wednesday, March 7th
Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pmPT
Location: Sands Convention Center - Level 2 Lobby C2 | HIMSS Spot - Campfire Area
Registration: RSVP at
All global TIGER community members, pioneers, volunteers, leadership and those wishing to get involved, are welcome to join us and learn about our current projects, resources and ask questions. You will also learn about the EU*US eHealth Work Project and discover how you can get involved today!

Note: All of our events take place in Pacific Time, local time in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. We hope you will join us!

Must-Attend @ HIMSS18: Innovation Leaders Program!  Hear from industry leaders such as Fitbit, J&J, American Medical Association, HHS, Validic, Proteus & many more! Join us as we shine a light on the future of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and healthy longevity through the lens of the growing evidence that personal connected health is contributing to improved health outcomes.  Get 25% off your registration by using code ILP1825

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!

Register Today: NODE Health Innovation Roundtable at HIMSS18: Learn about a design thinking approach to collaborative problem-solving in healthcare & how Providers, Payers, and Pharma are coming together to put patients at the center! Register today!

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!

HIMSS Approved Education Partner

Xtelligent Media
Xtelligent Media is the fastest growing company in healthcare integrated marketing services. Xtelligent Media currently works with over 300 health IT companies delivering strong ROI and brand awareness through its 8 targeted websites and live event series, the Value-Based Care Summit.  Xtelligent Media has created a network of digital publications covering the intersection of healthcare, technology, and policy. Our websites seek to deliver thought leadership and provide news and industry intelligence to over 300,000 healthcare executives who want to learn from their peers about best practices necessary for maintaining clinical and operational success.  Click here to learn more about Xtelligent Media.

The Value Brief

Learn How to Develop an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture

Read the new HIMSS Value Guide, “Develop an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture.” The Value Guide was created by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee, and provides an overview of actions to take to develop an engaged nursing informatics culture at healthcare organizations.

Visit the HIMSS Value Suite to see more Value Guides. HIMSS Value Guides provide best practice guidance by offering education and action plans from industry thought leaders focused on key areas that drive health IT value optimization.
Tools & Resources

Journey to HIMSS18: Ready, Set, Go!
The long journey to HIMSS18 is reaching its final destination! With only a week left to count down until conference, mark your calendar final preconference webinar “Ready, Set, Go!” where JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, and Karen Malone, vice president, meeting services & sales, HIMSS North America, will share planning tips and other need-to-knows regarding on-site resources and other tips for planning a conference experience you won’t soon forget.

Register Now
Learn more about what to expect at HIMSS18 in these blog posts, authored by JoAnn Klinedinst and Karen Malone:
HIMSS18 - Where the World Connects For Health (Part One)
HIMSS18 - Growing Your Business Through Innovation and Investment (Part Two)

Definition of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology in Healthcare
The HIMSS Exploring CRM Technology for Healthcare Task Force has published this definition of CRM in Healthcare, and is focused on identifying how this technology can be used in this era of interoperability and value-based care.

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:

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


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

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 HIMSS18 mobile app is now available - Enhance and simplify your experience.


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Clearwater Compliance
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Mach7 Technologies
Nfina Technologies
ONYX Healthcare USA
Seal Shield
Stoltenberg Consulting
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Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

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