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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: Call for HIMSS Committee Volunteers; Last chance to share your opinion on immunization EHRs; Why you should adopt a cybersecurity framework

What's New

We are pleased to announce the application period for HIMSS Committees is now open. For these key positions, available for a term of two fiscal years, HIMSS seeks health information and technology architects, innovators and trailblazers to help lead and execute HIMSS’ strategic initiatives. The call for applications closes on July 6, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Apply now.

Participate in a short survey on immunization-related capabilities for electronic health records (EHRs) and other clinical software, plus clinician reporting to immunization information systems (IIS), also known as immunization registries.

HIMSS, the Drummond Group, and Chickasaw Health Consulting, LLC (CHC), under a contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), are advancing the integration of immunization capabilities within EHRs, through the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program.

The survey closes on June 30, 2018. Take the survey.

Apply today to be a HIMSS19 speaker to share your successes, challenges and opportunities with our attendees. Prior sessions have:

  • Demonstrated the adoption and best use of health information and technology
  • Related to real-world accomplishments and challenges
  • Highlighted best practices and beneficial uses of health information and technology via case studies
  • Showcased transformative change in health and healthcare through information and technology

Don't wait — submit your HIMSS19 proposal today.

Join our speakers Bill Cox, Sr. Director, Strategy & Growth, Healthcare NExT, Microsoft, and Sunny Neogi, Chief Growth Officer, KenSci as we discuss how healthcare providers and researchers are using Artificial Intelligence today to transform how they deliver patient outcomes.

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. 
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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
Register today for the June 21st  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

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.

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, 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
Adopt a Cybersecurity Framework to Protect Your Organization and Patients

In the latest episode of Code Red, “Cybersecurity Call to Action: Protect Your Patients and Organization with a Cybersecurity Framework,” host Rod Piechowski  spoke with Bayardo Alvarez, director of information technology at Boston Pain Care, and Sean Murphy, Vice president and CISO at Premera Blue Cross about their choice and use of frameworks to manage cybersecurity-related risks.

There are several Cybersecurity Frameworks available across the cybersecurity sector. During the interview, listeners will hear why Bayardo and Sean made different choices for their organizations, and learn about their implementation journeys. 

Visit the HIMSS Cybersecurity Resource Center to learn more about protecting your network and patient data.

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how digital health brings value to organizations on the  HIMSS Value Suite site.
Get Involved with HIMSS Committees! The call for applications closes on July 6, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Upcoming Events

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!

HIMSS Chapter Events
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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.