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In this issue: National Nurses Week 2018- Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence; HIMSS EVP Carla Smith & 30 HIMSS Members Recognized as 2018 Most Powerful Women in HIT; Putting Data to Work in the Effort to Transform Healthcare

National Nursing Week

National Nurses Week 2018- Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence  
HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2018. ANA has designated this year’s theme as Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence. National Nurses Week is a weeklong celebration that raises awareness of the value of nursing and educates the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Join us in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare. Be sure to attend the following webinars in conjunction with this celebration:

Nursing Informatics 101: Developing an Engaged Nursing Informatics Culture
Tuesday, May 8 l 12:00pm-1:00pm CT l Register
What are Informatics Nurses and why do they hold such importance in the healthcare setting? As the mediators between both patient care and health IT, these clinicians are vital for the successful delivery of care. Whether you are in the beginning stages of your nursing career or seasoned in the field, this webinar will demonstrate the value of a nurse informaticist in any care setting.

Advancing Nursing Informatics: From Learner to Leader
Thursday, May 10 l 12:00pm-1:00pm CT l Register
Nursing Informatics (NI) is the gateway between IT, patient care, and the interprofessional clinical team. As a broad specialty ranging from an NI Specialist to a chief nursing informatics officer, it is important that careers in this field are recognized and valued in any healthcare setting. Technology is constantly evolving and these nurses face healthcare IT issues head-on to ensure that consumers and patients alike are receiving the most quality care.

Learn how HIMSS celebrates National Nurses Week by clicking here.

How HIMSS Nursing Informatics Members Inspire, Innovate, and Influence During National Nurses Week
Thought leaders from across the country share their personal stories on how nursing informatics impacts lives and transforms the healthcare IT landscape. Through blogs and vignettes, read how these personal stories inspire, innovate, and influence nurses in and outside of the workplace. To read, click here.

Stay Connected During National Nurses Week

Throughout National Nurses week, be sure to utilize the hashtags #NursesWeek, #Nurses4HIT, and #HIMSS on your social media platforms to participate in the online conversation! Check out HIMSS on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter to get you started.
What's New
HIMSS EVP Carla Smith & 30 HIMSS Members Recognized as 2018 Most Powerful Women in HIT

Health Data Management (HDM) magazine announced its 2018 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, 50 female executive leaders including Carla Smith, executive vice president of HIMSS, founder and champion of the HIMSS Women in Health IT program. The impressive list includes 31 women (including Smith) who are members of HIMSS.
Learn more in this news announcement.

Come to the place where Connected Health and Innovation meet!

Exhibit and/or Sponsor at the 2018 Connected Health Conference in Boston! CHC18 will take place on October 17-19, 2018 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. MA. 3 days of education sessions, interactive demos in the latest health tech, and networking with industry leaders. Check out the available opportunities today!

The Personal Connected Health Alliance recently launched a new version of the Continua Test Tool (CTT), a uniform test process enabling any vendor to demonstrate that its products are compliant to the Continua Design Guidelines, to ensure safe, secure data exchange for your customers. Register Today!
PCHAlliance is partnering with the Green Electronics Council to announce the GEC Catalyst Awards at the 2018 Connected Health Conference. The theme for this year's GEC Catalyst Awards is Advancing Human Wellness Through IT, which aligns with the CHC18 theme, Balancing Technology and the Human Element. Nominations are being accepted online now through May 16.
Join us for a continuation of our HIMSS18 conversation! 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. Separate hype from reality.
Does your organization support nationwide, ubiquitous, secure electronic exchange of health information? HIMSS invites all stakeholders to become a Champion or Supporter of the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action. These guiding principles intend to inform health policy and spur our nation’s health sector to action. We welcome all who share our commitment to join us in achieving better health through the best use of information and technology. There is no cost to participate. Learn more about how you can get involved and sign up today. Contact with questions.
ASHP Summer Meetings and Exhibition

June 2-6, 2018 | Denver, CO
The ASHP Summer Meetings and Exhibition offers four content-targeted conferences that are held concurrently. This allows you to focus and participate in education and networking events with like-minded peers across the healthcare spectrum. Regardless of which conference you choose to attend, you can access all of the sessions and events happening at any of the four meetings.
AAMI 2018 Conference & Expo
June 1 – 4, 2018 | Long Beach, CA
AAMI 2018 offers valuable programs, events and education sessions designed to help you improve your knowledge. Attend and network with other professionals to share best practices to improve patient safety and best practices. The conference is a one-stop source for information about the latest innovations, upgrades, and advances in healthcare technology from more than 200 medical equipment manufacturers. Learn more.
HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Creating Your Personal Brand
Stefan Werdegar, Managing Partner, Quick Leonard Kieffer

Becoming known as a thought leader and standing out from the crowd in your area of expertise and market area is vital for future success with your career and within your current organization. This session will provide insights into what personal branding is, why it is critical, and some ways to enhance your own brand.

  • Describe what personal branding is and why it is important
  • Apply best practices of others who have developed successful branding strategies
  • Outline some immediate steps you can take to increase your brand and awareness in the market

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm Central
Register Now

Women in Health IT Mentoring Feedback
We're looking to gauge interest from those who wish to either participate in mentor programs or serve as a mentor through HIMSS. Your response will inform future programs for the HIMSS Women in Health IT Community. TAKE THE SURVEY.
Virtual CPHIMS Review Course Opportunity
Are you thinking about pursuing your CPHIMS certification?  Join us for a four (4) part virtual CPHIMS Review Course series beginning on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  Each two (2) hour class will cover a review of the CPHIMS competency areas using materials from the CPHIMS Review Guide, Third Edition and other supplementary materials.  Sessions will be led by a CPHIMS certified instructor who will bring industry specific experience to the conversation to enhance learning.  All sessions will occur from 1:00p – 3:00p CT and will occur on 5/15, 5/17, 5/22 and 5/24.  Sessions will be recorded should you not be able to attend a specific date/time.  Cost to attend is $175 for HIMSS members and $225 for non-members.  To learn more or to register for this series, click here.
The Value Brief
Putting Data to Work in the Effort to Transform Healthcare

In the latest episode of STEPS To Value, “Data as a Lever to Transformation,” guest host Jeff Fuller, executive director, analytical solutions, UNC Health Care and HIMSS North America Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee member speaks with Tom Burton, co-founder and president of professional services, Health Catalyst and Jon Russell, senior vice president and CIO of IT and Analytics, John Muir Health about how efficient use of data can result in transformation in healthcare.

Learn more about the great work the HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence committee is doing on behalf of HIMSS members.
Learn more about the HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence resources.

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how digital health brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site.
Call to Action: Achieve Nationwide, Ubiquitous, Secure Electronic Exchange of Health Information
Tools & Resources

This session is designed to assist all levels of health IT professionals in their career goals with expert advice on resume composition, social media techniques, and interview tips.

  • Evaluate your health IT career goals
  • Prepare a well-written professional resume
  • Assemble a professional profile on Social Media (LinkedIn)
  • Examine ways to avoid in-person interview gaffes

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm Central
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This blog examines what you need to know about the change in the cost performance category weight in the MIPS score. As MIPS progresses toward the end game – value-based payment by ALL providers – a plummeting reputation can cost you. This may be the most important lesson to learn from this program: just ‘getting through’ MIPS should not be your end game.

In Case you Missed It…  Connecting the Dots: The (Bipartisan) Approach to Care Delivery Reform - Open Data, Health IT, and Value-Based Payment
Speaker Aneesh Chopra shares views on consumers taking more active roles in navigating the health care delivery system, empowered with greater access to their own data and a growing number of tools to make better decisions at each step of their care journey. Learn about efforts to open up data across EHRs, payers, and the government to foster a growing ecosystem of tech-enabled services that are tackling waste and boosting care quality, and how health care organizations can build the necessary foundation for organizing, enriching and (securely) sharing patient health data even amidst this period of policy uncertainty.

New C&BI Blog: Deeper Analytics Insight through Shared Data    At the end of the day, healthcare is about the patient, the member, the person – not market share, strategic advantage or intellectual property. Technical, financial, procedural and cultural barriers to interoperability all need to be addressed throughout the healthcare industry to build momentum and make open data sharing the norm. Those of us who are firm supporters of data sharing owe it to the industry to socialize the benefits and advocate a culture of proactive change.
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Corporate Members of the Week
Corporate Member Spotlights
Cantata Health designs, develops, installs, and supports advanced Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) applications for acute and post-acute care hospitals and long term care facilities. As a standalone company, we support clients as they continue to improve patient care and drive operational efficiency into their organizations. Read More...
In a rapidly changing healthcare industry with quality mandates, price contraction and moving compliance targets, emids provides organizations with a global healthcare IT partner to help them overcome regulatory hurdles, reduce costs and deliver more value to customers. Our exclusive healthcare focus and decades of experience working with industry leaders gives us deep expertise into data and technology challenges across segments.  Read More...
As a global leader in Engineering and R&D services, Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate- developing the products and services of tomorrow. Read More...
JACO, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of point-of-care EHR mobile computer carts, wall stations and wall arm technology. Built-to-last and backed with strong warranties, Jaco products will outlast and outperform the competition. Jaco is a Certified Women-Owned Business, contact 800-649-2278 Read More...
Telmediq is 2018 KLAS category leader for secure communication platforms and integrates with 20+ clinical systems to unify communication for physicians and nurses. Read More...
CenTrak improves healthcare operational efficiency and the quality of patient care via the industry's most robust and scalable Enterprise Location Services™ offering. Read More...
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