Plus see HIMSS new approved education partner.

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

In this issue: Health 2.0’s Fall Conference; How data analytics can improve patient care; Highlights from the Healthcare Security Forum

What's New
U.S. National Health IT Week, October 8-12, 2018, is a nationwide awareness week celebrating the essential role of health information and technology in transforming health. This partner-driven week will feature exceptional events, as well as opportunities for organizations and individuals to engage including  Partner Blogs#IHeartHIT Stories, and more. We ask organizations of all sizes, scope, and focuses to show your support and join us in  partnership of NHIT Week. Learn more about how you can participate on the  NHIT Week Partners Webinar  on Tuesday, July 24th at 11:00 am CTRegister to attend today. Contact with any questions, or visit
SHIEC 2018 Annual Conference
August 19-22, 2018
Atlanta, GA

On August 19-22, 2018, the HIE community will convene in Atlanta, GA to celebrate HIEs’ growth and our success across the country at the SHIEC 2018 Annual Conference. We will also use the opportunity to map a collective strategic direction that ensures continued HIE expansion in response to national needs and nationwide initiatives such as TEFCA. Learn more.

Lisa Nelson, Chair of the HIMSS Health Story Project, shares highlights from a recent Roundtable discussion focused on the relationship between eCQMs and C-CDA, exploring how clinical documents can support quality measure reporting and how these measures can be integrated into the delivery of care.
Health 2.0’s Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2018
Don’t miss your chance to see what technologies are shaping healthcare now and in the next 18 months at  Health 2.0’s Fall Conference. Connect with  thought leaders, providers, innovators, investors, and startups during  four days packed full of curated discussions, demos, exhibits, and networking.  Weekly Insider readers, save $200 when you  register with   code: Fall20. See you in September!
Healthcare Security Forum
October 15-16, 2018

Data security threats are at an all-time high for the healthcare industry. During this fall’s Healthcare Security Forum, HIMSS will bring together the nation’s top InfoSec pros to equip healthcare leaders with tactics and strategies to prepare organizations for today's inevitable security threats. Register today.

At the HIMSS Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, early adopters, innovators, healthcare IT and clinical professionals will come together to share how they are aligning resources and operationalizing their data strategies – driving innovation, reducing costs and improving care through data and analytics.  Register today. 

HIMSS TV was in San Francisco last week for the Healthcare Security Forum speaking to CIOs and other thought leaders about their biggest concerns and brightest ideas for keeping your organization secure. Here are some of the highlights.
Redefining Healthcare Delivery Report: Download Now

Spanning a wide variety of topics, Healthbox’s recently released report, Redefining Healthcare Delivery, examines several converging trends contributing to the new era of healthcare delivery. Learn more about the future of home care delivery in this HIMSS blog post.
Download Healthbox’s report on Redefining Care Delivery here. And discover more Healthbox reports, webinars and insights by signing up for their monthly newsletter.

Health Information and Technology Job Descriptions

The HIMSS Professional Development staff along with members of the FY17 and FY18 Professional Development Committee have created a compilation of job descriptions for early careerists that can be utilized for the various health information and technology career opportunities. HIMSS defines an early careerist as someone with less than five (5) years’ experience in the health information and technology field. It is our mission is to provide early careerists the support and resources to develop professionally and become the next generation of leaders in health information and technology. Download the updated document here

Recognize someone who's making a difference in healthcare

Nominations for HIMSS Awards is now open! Celebrate the contributions of someone you know by nominating them for a HIMSS Health Information and Technology Award! This year's awards include:  

Register Today & Get $100 Off Connected Health Conference! Join 3000+ 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 Now!
Make sure your company is at the 2018 Connected Health Conference in Boston. Over 3000+ industry leaders in healthcare, technology, digital health and research will attend looking for the latest health tech innovations. Spots are filling up fast. Save your spot to exhibit today!   Check out the available opportunities today!

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.

Meet Our Newest HIMSS Approved Education Partner
Madonna University is pleased to be designated a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP). Founded by the Felician Sisters, Madonna University is a Catholic, independent college dedicated to a liberal arts education, career preparation, and service learning.  Located in Livonia, Michigan, Madonna University has a combined undergraduate and graduate student body of approximately 4,500 students. Madonna’s College of Nursing and Health offers a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with two tracks: Population Health Care Management and Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management. The Health Care Informatics track prepares students for health careers in data analysis, quality, and patient safety. Click  here to learn more about Madonna University.
The Value Brief
How Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Care While Lowering Costs

In the latest episode of STEPS To Value, “Overcoming the Cost Challenge in Healthcare,” guest host Jeff Fuller, executive director, analytical solutions at UNC Health Care, and HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee member interviews Dr. Stephen Klasko, chief executive officer, Jefferson Health, and Ann O’Brien, thought leader, nursing and clinical informatics, and a recipient of the 2018 Most Influential of the Women in Health IT award.  They discuss how healthcare organization are adapting their operational strategies to leverage data analytics to lower costs of delivering high-quality care. They also explore how the clinicians of tomorrow are being trained to thrive in a value-based care environment. 

HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee

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

Learn more about the HIMSS Most Influential Women In Health IT Award.

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how digital health brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site.

A HIMSS Event - BOSTON, OCT. 22-23, 2018. Register today >>
HIMSS Chapter Events
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