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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: Navigating the Interoperability Landscape with the HIMSS Environmental Scan; Share your HIMSS18 Success Stories; HIMSS Europe 2018 Highlights

What's New
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 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.
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.
Share Your HIMSS18 Success Story

We’re adding HIMSS18 Success Stories to the Health IT Pulse blog on 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,, by July 16.

HIMSS Europe 2018
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
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Corporate Members of the Week
Corporate Member Spotlights
Stanson Health helps clinicians align to health system strategy by providing real-time, evidence-based clinical decision support and rich analytics at the point of care. Read More...
Sonitor is the leading provider of patented ultrasound-based RTLS. As the first & only company to develop & manufacture ultrasound-based technologies for indoor positioning, our open integration platform helps healthcare facilities track the real-time location of items & people with 100% room, bay or bed level accuracy.  Read More...
Softek Solutions offers consulting services and software to assess and optimize EHR system performance and revenue integrity at Cerner Millennium hospitals. Read More...
The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). We provide innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation's most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare, and cybersecurity. Read More...
Parallon Technology Solutions, LLC. (PTS) provides EHR implementations, IT help desk, application support, IT managed services, hosting, technical staffing and strategic IT consulting services to hospitals, outpatient facilities, and large physician groups nationwide. Read More...
Novarad makes healthcare more successful with imaging solutions including Ncompass Enterprise Imaging™, PACS, RIS, Cardio, Mammography and Dose Monitoring. 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.