Plus CB & I's July webinar.

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In this issue: UPMC Creates a Safe Space to ‘Fail Fast’ In an Effort to Develop Innovative Ideas; Leveraging Health Information and Technology to Mitigate the Opioid Crisis

What's New
Register today for the July webinar event “ Towards a fast track in digital health innovation: setting the strategy and infrastructure at Sheba Medical Center | Tel Aviv, Israel” presented by  Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center.  Learn how Sheba Medical Center is building on leadership in research and information technology to accelerate innovation in digital health through a new strategy –  Accelerate, Redesign and Collaborate (ARC). |  #PutData2Work

In case you missed it…  Clinical & Business Intelligence Community June webinar event. “ Insights into Clinical and Business Intelligence at Mayo Clinic” presented by  Cris Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic. |  Listen here |  Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events |  #PutData2Work
For organizations that have not begun the interoperability journey, you may have questions on how to start or what obstacles to avoid.  The HIMSS Clinical and Business Intelligence Committee spoke with three organizations in different stages of the data sharing journey and asked them to share some key insights into their experiences. |  #PutData2Work

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. Register Now!


Join us in Boston and make sure your latest health tech innovation is in the spotlight. Exhibit floor is filling up fast. Save your spot to exhibit today!  Check out the available opportunities today!

“Leveraging Health Information and Technology to Mitigate the Opioid Crisis: Policy Landscape and Steps Forward”

Every day, 115 Americans die from an opioid-related drug overdose. HIMSS recognizes the opioid epidemic requires urgent attention and that health information and technology play a critical role in addressing this crisis.

You are invited to join us on Monday, July 30th from 1:00 – 2:00pm EDT for the second in a series of three webinars hosted by the HIMSS Government Relations team, on “Leveraging Health Information and Technology to Mitigate the Opioid Crisis: Policy Landscape and Steps Forward”. This webinar serves as a follow up to the introductory webinar held on June 4th and will dive deeper into federal and state efforts to address the crisis through information and technology. Speakers will include representatives from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Washington State Department of Health.

Register here.
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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:  


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.

The Value Brief
UPMC Creates a Safe Space to ‘Fail Fast’ In an Effort to Develop Innovative Ideas

In the latest episode of Innovation That Sticks, “Innovation As a Strategic Imperative,” producer Adam Bazer spoke with Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Executive Vice President of UPMC Enterprises.
Dr. Shrestha discussed Innovation as a strategic imperative, how the HIMSS Innovation Pathways Maturity Model aligns with UPMC with enterprise-wide buy-in around innovation, how social media is a networking game changer, and dives into how artificial intelligence can make us more intelligent.

HIMSS Innovation Community 
Learn more about the great work the HIMSS Innovation Community is doing on behalf of HIMSS members.

HIMSS Innovation Resources
Learn more about the HIMSS Innovation resources here.

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

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