Plus CB & I and other webinars.

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In this issue: Two chances to experience the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase; Nominations open for HIMSS HIT awards; Fall events roundup

What's New
The  HIMSS Interoperability Showcase  will be traveling to the  PHI Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on August 20-23, 2018. Live demonstrations will highlight how electronic standards‐based health information exchange (HIE) brings critical knowledge to the right people at the right time. This collaboration with NACCHO and the CDC will demonstrate how seamless health information exchange in public health can contribute to improve outcomes, engage consumers, and support regulations. For more information, please see the  conference website.

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase attracted nearly 8,000 attendees at HIMSS18  and we need your help to develop our demonstrations for HIMSS19. On this webinar will be reviewing how to participate in a demonstration, new use cases for HIMSS19 and new opportunities in satellite demonstration areas. Join us to learn more and get answers your questions. #EmpowerHIT. July 17, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET | Register Here


If you know a woman making a difference through health IT, nominate her for the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health Information and Technology Award by July 23.

Learn more about how to join the conversation and get involved with #WomeninHIT.

Explore five ways to become an influential woman in health IT.
Calling all AI, Virtual Reality and Digital Therapeutics Companies! Exhibit in one of our TWO specialty pavilions at the 2018 Connected Health Conference in Boston, MA from October 17-19, 2018. Get your technology in front of over 3000+ industry leaders in healthcare and technology. Save your spot to today!   Check out the available opportunities here!

It’s time to submit nominations for the HIMSS Health Information and Technology Awards!

Award recipients will be notified in November 2018. For more information, contact

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
“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.
Contact with any questions.


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.

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:  

Summer/Fall Events Roundup

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.

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
October 22-23, 2018
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. 


2018 AIRA National Meeting
August 14-16, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT
At the AIRA 2018 National Meeting, work will continue towards our common goal of supporting and promoting the development, implementation and interoperability of immunization information systems (IIS). Through formal presentations and informal discussions, attendees will have an opportunity to strengthen long-term partnerships, develop new relationships, gain professional education and training, and learn from one another.

2018 Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
Register Now!

Receive $100 off with code  CHCMEM200
Health Information and Technology Awards. The call for nominations for all of the awards are now open.
HIMSS Chapter Events
July 28
Corporate Members of the Week
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