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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: Last call for speaking proposals; Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics Course-Registration Now Open!; Electronic Attachments Tell a Comprehensive Health Story

What's New

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 as 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!

Last call for HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics speaker proposals
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.

Last call for HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum speaker proposals
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.

Collaborate and innovate to transform health
Dev4Health brings you top-tier “boots on the ground” panel discussions, interactive labs, and technical talks to help developers build on emerging digital health technologies and trends and navigate within an open source API ecosystem. There’s something for everyone: from how to build healthcare applications across multiple platforms to data interoperability and security, and insight on the biggest developer programs, you’ll learn from the top innovators and thought leaders in the space. To register, please visit:

Blockchain Reset - Seeing through the Hype and Starting down the Path
Tuesday, March 6 | 9:30 - 10:30 AM PT | HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM
Blockchain has great potential across healthcare to improve patient care and reduce costs, and is already starting to take hold in healthcare networks from clearinghouses, to drug supply chains, provider credentialing processes and other critical areas. A panel of experts in this session will help you to separate hype from reality, identify suitable Blockchain use cases applicable to your organization, and recognize near term opportunities for real value.

Immunization Capabilities Move to the Marketplace: HIMSS Immunization Integration Program Enables Healthier Populations
Wednesday, March 7 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM PT | HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM
Join us to learn how the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program (IIP) is taking immunization workflow mainstream and explore what it takes to become a recognized IIP product. We will announce and celebrate the achievement of the inaugural vendor solutions recognized by this program.

Electronic Attachments Tell a Comprehensive Health Story
Anticipated Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations are expected to provide standards for electronic documents used as attachments to support reimbursement-related transactions. On February 5, a HIMSS Health Story Project Roundtable discussed the attachment standards: their usage, the business case for their adoption and their potential to move us closer to a patient-centered, longitudinal, electronic record - closer, that is, to a more complete “health story.”

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!

The Value Brief

Boost Your Game: Communicate the Value of Digital Health With Your Board of Directors

Read the new HIMSS Value Guide, “CIO’s Guide to Communicating with Your Board of Directors.” The Value Guide was developed by the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. (HEI), and provides insights on how healthcare CIOs can establish and maintain effective communications with their organization’s Board of Directors. See how CIOS can become valuable collaborators in creating strategies to optimize clinical workflows, increase patient engagement and keep health-related data secure. 

Learn more about the HEI, a community of executives at Davies Award-winning and high-performing EMRAM 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

Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics Course-Registration Now Open!
HIMSS is offering an Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course.  Course begins Monday, April 9, 2018 and coursework must be completed by Saturday, June 16, 2018.

  • Enhance your career with in-demand skills.
  • Earn 20 CEs upon course completion.
  • Online, self-paced, approximately 25 hours.
  • Optional interaction with HIMSS facilitators and other participants through discussion forum.
  • Complete on your own schedule between 4/9 and 6/16.

Learn more and register here. Registration limited to the first 75 registrants.

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

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.


We believe digitally-connected healthcare can transform the patient experience.
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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 I Boston, MA


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Impact Advisors
Jvion, Inc.
Lexmark Healthcare
LogicStream Health
Lyft Business
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Oxford Healthcare Technology
Perficient, Inc.
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SCIO Health Analytics
Sevocity division of CMI
Spectralink Corporation
Spectrum Medical, Inc.
STI Computer Services, Inc.
Telecom Brokers
Zipnosis, Inc.

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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