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

In this issue: HIMSS Welcomes Two New Executive Team Members; A Guide for Developing a Mature Analytics Culture for Any Budget; Creating Your Personal Brand

What's New
HIMSS Welcomes Two New Executive Team Members

HIMSS recently announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Alessi as Chief Clinical Officer and Bruce Steinberg as Managing Director & Executive Vice President of HIMSS International.

“HIMSS has been making tremendous strides in fostering innovation and sustainable transformation of health on a global level,” said Hal Wolf, HIMSS president & CEO. “We have been working to add unique talents and critical positions to our team in order to support HIMSS’s strategies.”

Learn more about the two new HIMSS executive team members here.

Share the Word: Healthcare Security Forum June 11-12

As the world of healthcare faces more privacy & security issues than ever before, HIMSS aims to unite key players in healthcare, cybersecurity and beyond at the Healthcare Security Forum, June 11-12 in San Francisco. Attendees will leave with all the latest updates on best practices for emerging cyberthreats your organization should be aware of.
With so many important topics to be discussed, we are calling on the HIMSS community to share the word. Here’s how you can help: 

HIMSS appreciates you driving awareness around this important event! #HITSecurity
HIMSS TV hits UK e-Health Week

Our new global video network was on-site in London this past week for UK e-HealthWeek, connecting with UK thought leaders and bringing the event content to the broader digital audience. Here are a few clips.
Share Your HIMSS18 Success Story

We’re adding HIMSS18 Success Stories to the Health IT Pulse blog on HIMSS.org and want to hear from you. If you are a HIMSS member, a Non-Profit Partner or part of a HIMSS initiative, share in a blog post the impact you made in your organization by using what you learned at HIMSS18. Include information on the project goals, the implementation process, any obstacles faced and the outcomes. Blog posts should be conversational and non-promotional – no brand names or product references – and will be edited as needed. Please submit your entry for consideration to Maura Bilek, mbilek@himss.org, by July 16.

HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee members Michael Marchant and Josh Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP, introduce the HIMSS Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan as a resource to better understand the numerous existing networks and initiatives working to drive nationwide, interoperable exchange.
Join us for an update on the status of the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and Environmental Scan as well as a presentation on Provider Interoperability Experiences: EHR/PDMP Integration at the Point of Prescription.
Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE (Part 2)
Monday, June 25 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Over the past few years, numerous disasters, crises and attacks have struck the United States. In incidents such as these, a health system’s capability to maintain operations and quickly bring together disparate information is critical to effective recovery efforts.
On behalf of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), we are pleased to provide written comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in response to the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and updates made to include new Interoperability Needs (as of December 2017).
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.
The Value Brief
A Guide for Creating a Population Health Management Program for Any Sized Organization

Read the new HIMSS Value Guide, “Build and Deploy a Rightsized Population Health Management Program,” developed in collaboration with  HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee’s Population Health Task Force. The guide is designed to supports healthcare stakeholders making decisions on their organization’s population health management strategies.

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.

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.
From big data to smarter care. San Francisco, CA - June 13-14, 2018. Register today >>
Tools & Resources
Champions of Cybersecurity: Stories of Success and Progress of Women in the Field
June 6, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT | Free Virtual Event
Are you interested in a career in cybersecurity, or looking to advance your current role in this field? Join women who are leaders in cybersecurity as they discuss its current state and potential opportunities for those looking to jump in or climb up the cyber ranks.
Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event

Register today for the June webinar event “Insights into Clinical and Business Intelligence at Mayo Clinic” presented by Christopher (Cris) J. Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic. Learn how Mayo Clinic applies data and analytics to support daily operations of this large integrated academic medical organization, and how data and analytics are used for the discovery, translation and application of medical insights to clinical practice.  Mr. Ross also explores new frontiers in predictive analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. | #PutData2Work

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. Explore these issues in a new blog “ Deeper Analytics Insight through Shared Data .” Want to learn more about big data and analytics?  Register now for the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum | San Francisco, CA | June 13-14. | #PutData2Work
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

HIMSS Chapter Events
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Corporate Members of the Week
Corporate Member Spotlights
Infor is the caring partner with a proven track record of success. We provide systems designed by healthcare providers for healthcare providers to help build healthcare organizations that are clinically integrated, financially sound, operationally efficient, and talent rich. Read More...
Lexmark creates innovative imaging solutions and technologies that help you print, secure and manage information with ease, efficiency and unmatched value.  Read More...
Panasonic engineers document scanners ideal for healthcare facilities of all sizes and maintains interoperability certifications with top EHR vendors. Read More...
HealthGrid offers a mobile-first enterprise patient engagement solution for providers, hospitals and health systems who want to redefine how they interact with patients. Read More...
Healthcelerate's innovative, secure service empowers clinicians to easily share patient records, even from multiple EMRs, to close care gaps and support better patient care. Read More...
CareView's innovative suite of products and services improves patient safety by preventing falls while reducing 1:1 sitter costs. CareView's unique patient monitoring system uses Virtual Bed Rails® software to observe patients remotely. Read More...
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.