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In this issue: Steve Wretling named Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for HIMSS; Share your HIMSS18 Success Stories; Learn the value of elevating empathy

What's New
Steve Wretling Named Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for HIMSS

HIMSS is pleased to welcome Steve Wretling as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. In this new executive leadership role at HIMSS, Wretling will strategically guide enterprise-wide initiatives around digital innovations and technology. Wretling most recently served concurrently as the global chief technology officer for DaVita, Inc. and chief information officer for DaVita Integrated Kidney Care. He also served in a number of progressive roles at Kaiser Permanente, including vice president of information services for care delivery.

A demonstrated technologist and a proven innovator, Wretling has delivered numerous groundbreaking capabilities and platforms throughout his career, including the development of consumer mobile application developments, HIE platforms, telehealth platforms and more.

“With more than two decades of technology and executive experience, Steve brings a broad range of technical and healthcare operations experience to his role as chief technology and innovation officer for HIMSS,” stated Hal Wolf III, President & CEO of HIMSS. “His leadership, expertise and knowledge will help our global organization drive thought leadership on technical innovation and best practices throughout the health ecosystem.”

HIMSS is offering an Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course.  Course begins Monday, July 9, 2018 and coursework must be completed by Saturday, September 15, 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 7/9 and 9/15.

Learn more and register here.  Registration limited to the first 150 registrants.

Share Your HIMSS18 Success Story
We’re adding HIMSS18 Success Stories to the Health IT Pulse blog on and want to hear from you. In a blog post, share the impact you made – in your organization, department, team or your personal day-to-day – 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.
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.
The Value Brief
Acing the In’s and Out’s of Healthcare Innovation, Patient Engagement and Patient Experience

In the latest episode of STEPS To Value, “The Value of Elevating Empathy,” podcast producer Adam Bazer speaks with Dr. Adrienne Boissy, chief experience officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System and a staff neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, about the relationship between empathy and innovation, the difference between patient engagement and patient experience, and trends noted over the past decade of producing Cleveland Clinic’s Patient Experience Summit.

Learn more about Cleveland Clinic's Patient Experience Summit, which will take place June 18-20 at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio. HIMSS members receive a 10% discount to the Summit, as general attendees, using code: PESCALL10.
Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how digital health brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site.

Tools & Resources
Redefining Care Delivery – Healthbox Webinar
Tuesday, June 12
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

In recent years, there has been a substantial shift of care to the outpatient setting. This trend continues to grow as outpatient care reduces costs and improves the consumer experience, while also producing health outcomes similar to, or even better than, inpatient setting health outcomes. We predict that the convergence of several trends contributing to this shift will lead to the (re)emergence of home care. In this webinar, Healthbox President, Neil Patel and Chief Medical Officer, Eric Louie, MD, will take you through these outpatient trends, their own experiences working with healthcare organizations, and the Healthbox perspective on the future outlook of home careRegister here.

What the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey Results Mean for Women in Health IT
June 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT | Free Virtual Event
The chance of experiencing pay disparity is greatest for female and non-white workers, according to results from the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey. One remarkable woman in health IT took her own path to achieving the career she wanted, despite these challenges. Join us to learn more about Denise Hines’ experience, and to discuss gender and racial disparity in the health IT workforce using results from the HIMSS study which, for the first time, includes compensation data based on race and ethnicity. Register here.
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

What the 2018 HIMSS US Compensation Survey Results Mean for Women in Health IT. June 13, 2018 12:00 PM CT
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
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