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

What's New
Virtual CAHIMS Review Course Opportunity

Are you thinking about pursuing your CAHIMS certification?  Join us for a four (4) part virtual CAHIMS Review Course series beginning on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018.  Each two (2) hour class will cover a review of the CAHIMS competency areas using materials from the CAHIMS Review Guide and other supplementary materials.  Sessions will be led by a certified instructor who will bring academic and industry specific experience to the conversation to enhance learning.  All sessions will occur from 11:00a – 1:00p CT and will occur on 6/19, 6/21, 6/26 and 6/28.  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.


All over Europe healthcare systems are asking how to make intelligent use of patient data. Far less discussed is the ownership structure of electronic health records. Read this Q&A between HIMSS Europe and Professor Ernst Hafen from ETH Zurich learn more: 'A move towards freedom from digital feudalism'.


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.

Join HIMSS June 18 - 20, 2018 in Cleveland, OH for the Patient Experience Summit.  It brings together patient experience leaders, healthcare CEOs, innovators, nursing leaders, policy makers, major stakeholders, industry experts and patients who are committed to not just the patient or caregiver experience but also the human experience. The theme of this year's three-day, interprofessional conference is Empathy Where You Are. It features expert speakers, panel discussions and workshops representing multiple healthcare professions and disciplines engaged in exploring innovative ways to demonstrate empathy and provide value to patients and caregivers throughout their journey of care.  HIMSS members receive a 10% discount, using code:  PESCALL10. Select “general attendee” as your registration type. Once you complete the information you will see a discount code box on the final payment screen.  Register today!
HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee

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

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how digital health brings value to organizations on the  HIMSS Value Suite site.
Apply for Healthbox Studio by June 24
Save the Date:  October 8-12, 2018
Are you a Seed to Series A digital health company with early customers on the platform? Apply to participate in  Healthbox Studio, a five-day program dedicated to igniting entrepreneurial innovation in healthcare. Peer-to-peer collaboration, informative educational speaker sessions, and relationship-building activities with industry partners & stakeholders come together to create a unique networking experience for early stage startups looking to harness their power in healthcare innovation.

Applications for the 2018 Studio program are now open through June 24.
Interested?  Apply now.
Learn more here.
Email for more information.
Nominate an influential woman in health Information and technology before July 23, 2018. Contact with questions.
This awards program recognizes influential women at all stages of their careers. Awards will be presented to women who:
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of IT to positively transform health and healthcare
  • Demonstrate active leadership of the effective use of information and technology in support of the strategic initiatives of their organizations
  • Represent the highest standards of leadership
  • Are respected and recognized as role models to peers and the field

AHDI 2018 Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference
August 16-18, 2018
Doubletree Orlando SeaWorld | Orlando, Florida


AHDI's Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference brings together a diverse cross-section of professionals from the healthcare documentation sector. Participants will engage in dialogue about the most important issues in healthcare documentation, gain exposure to new ways of thinking for long-term success, and learn from world-class speakers and industry thought leaders. Attend and recharge your passion for the profession, while earning CECs for recertification.

Registration now open for the 2018 Connected Health Conference. Join 2500+ thought leaders, disruptors, and industry leaders for 3 days of education sessions, interactive demos and networking! October 17-19th at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. Early bird pricing ends soon! Register Today!

Exhibit 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. Check out the available opportunities today!

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.
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
Value Based Care: Focusing on the Patient as a Person, Not a Number
In the latest episode of STEPS To Value, “  The Evolution of Outcomes Measurement for Value-Based Healthcare,” guest host Raj Lakhanpal, is founder and CEO of SpectraMedix and HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee member interviews Greg Allen director, program development and management at New York State Department of Health, and Dr. Thomas Feeley, senior fellow at the Harvard Business School and professor emeritus at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  They discuss where healthcare is on the journey to value based care, and the importance of the use of data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Learn, discuss and discover >>
HIMSS Chapter Events
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Corporate Members of the Week
Corporate Member Spotlights
DXC Technology
DXC Technology is the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. Created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. Read More...
RevSpring believes in breaking down engagement barriers to deliver a unified, comprehensive patient financial experience, from appointment to payment. Read More...
Carestream is a provider of healthcare IT systems and a workflow leader in imaging IT. Our Clinical Collaboration Platform is successfully implemented in over 4,800 customer sites globally. Read More...
Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain provides secure data centers, cloud services, data restoration/migration and IT asset disposition to help healthcare providers reduce risk, optimize IT infrastructure and advance digital transformation. Read More...
Sentry Data Systems
Sentry provides technology solutions to help hospitals and other covered entities reduce costs, manage compliance and improve outcomes. Read More...
Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta offers solutions and healthcare IT and consulting services to improve workflow, reduce costs and enhance security and compliance. 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.