Plus how you can become a Healthbox Studio mentor.

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

In this issue: Meet HIMSS new board members; Health 2.0 registration open; 2018 Connected Health Conference

What's New

Healthcare IT News shared the news of HIMSS’s new Board of Director appointments on Monday, July 30. New officers on the Enterprise Board of Directors include Manish Kohli, MD (Board Chair), Dana Alexander, RN (Vice Chair), Christopher Ross (Chair-Elect) and Henning Schneider (Vice Chair-Elect).

In addition to Mayo Clinic's Christopher Ross, who takes over as HIMSS North America board chair, and Michael Nusbaum, president, M.H. Nusbaum & Associates, who will be vice chair for 2019, the board also welcomes: Melissa Kotrys, CEO of Health Current; Lydia Lee, partner at KPMG; David Smith, chief development officer and strategist, Leavitt Partners, and Walter Suarez, MD, executive director for health IT strategy and policy at Kaiser Permanente. Learn more in this Healthcare IT News article.

Registration is open for Health 2.0’s 12th Annual Conference, which takes place September 16-18. At this exciting event, 2,000 of the best and brightest in health IT will gather to discuss, witness and share the leading cutting-edge innovations transforming today’s global healthcare system. Health 2.0’s flagship annual event connects thought leaders, providers, innovators, investors and start-ups for four days packed full of curated discussions, demos, exhibits and networking.

The conference features 100+ speakers, 150+ LIVE tech demos, 10 brand new company launches, 3 top CEO interviews and 4 amazing keynotes. Whether you're looking to spark business partnerships, create investment opportunities, or see the latest product innovations, you can't miss it.
Register for Health 2.0 here.


The 2018 Connected Health Conference (CHC18) takes place October 17-19 in Boston and will feature expanded programming with special events, an exhibition floor and a variety of educational sessions. CHC18 will deliver the insights, innovations and strategies needed to successfully integrate connected health and emerging technologies into care delivery, wellness and daily living, and enable providers to focus on the human elements of caring, judgment and emotional intelligence. Learn how these technologies can improve outcomes and efficiencies, enhance the patient-doctor relationship and enable a critical shift to prevention, wellness and self-care across the lifespan.
Learn more.
Register today.


What do you think the next generation of innovation in healthcare should look like? By contributing your expertise as a Healthbox Studio Mentor, you can help promising startups shape a successful future in healthcare innovation. Every year, the HIMSS innovation company hosts a five-day program called Healthbox Studio, which features 10 promising digital health startups selected for an opportunity to collaborate with healthcare executives, stakeholders, investors and other startups.

As a Healthbox Studio mentor, you’ll be paired up with three of the ten promising startup companies selected as the most powerful early pioneers in the health innovation space. Join HIMSS and Healthbox in supporting entrepreneurial innovation in healthcare: apply to be a Healthbox Studio Mentor by August 15.


This new resource from the HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee helps executive leaders and IT/informatics/clinical leadership and managers at large to medium size providers and research organizations who are exploring big data drive your business to improve ROI and optimize patient care metrics and workflow with the right staffed and supported distributed analytics teams. | #PutData2Work

In case you missed it…  Clinical & Business Intelligence Community 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.  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). |  Listen here |  Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events | #PutData2Work

2018 Infoway Partnership Conference Scholarship
November 13-14, 2018
Montreal, Canada


Canada Health Infoway invites you join us for the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference: Driving Access to Care, taking place during Digital Health Week  (November 12-18, 2018) which celebrates the difference digital health is making in the lives of Canadians. Scholarships to attend the conference are available for patients, caregivers or family members who are passionate about digital health. Scholarship recipients will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conferencetravel, accommodation, and an allowance for meals and incidentals. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with Canada's digital health leaders and international experts, who will share knowledge and address challenges and opportunities for transforming health care delivery in Canada.


HIMSS Interoperability Champions and Supporters are those organizations who support nationwide, ubiquitous, secure electronic exchange of health information. For many years, HIMSS and our valued collaborators have worked relentlessly to ensure individuals and organizations can routinely use secure, trustworthy, interoperable technologies and workflows to promote wellness and improve the health status of patients and populations.
Now is the time for bold action.


The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Toolkit Work Group has published new case studies in the HIMSS Health Information Exchange Toolkit. Read about interoperability initiatives at the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and at Atrium Health.


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.


Nominations are now being accepted for open positions on the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. If you wish to be considered for one of the open positions, please complete the online application and submit your CV (five-page limit) and three letters of reference to Denise Ambrose by 5:00 pm ET, August 17. More details are available here.


Nominations are now being accepted for open positions on the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee. If you wish to be considered for one of the open positions, please complete the online application and submit your CV (five-page limit) and two letters of reference to Denise Ambrose by 5:00 pm ET, August 17. Find out more here.


NEW PODCAST: STEPS to Value interviewed Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, previous Women in Health IT Award recipient in a recent podcast that touches on Adm. Bono’s interesting life story, her thoughts on how leadership can impact change, and much more.
Read a blog post about what #WomeninHIT and beyond can learn from Vice Adm. Bono.

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
2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit - September 22-26, 2018 Miami, FL

The AHIMA Convention and Exhibit brings together close to 4,500 healthcare and government leaders and professionals to address and discuss current and emerging industry trends and topics. The Convention provides countless opportunities for you to learn through educational sessions, network with peers from around the globe, and discover new technologies and solutions from industry vendors providing you with new knowledge to take back to your organization and apply immediately. Choose from educational tracks covering informatics, payment reform, data analytics, EHRs, privacy and cybersecurity, information governance, revenue cycle, innovation, and many more. Make the most of your visit by also attending networking breakfasts; site visits to local healthcare organizations; a new VUCA Leadership workshop; or the Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Information Governance Institute.  

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

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.

Health 2.0’s Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2018
Don’t miss the Summer Savings deadline for Health 2.0’s Fall Conference. See what technologies are shaping healthcare now and in the next 18 months. 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 an additional $200 when you register with code: Fall20. See you in September!

2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit
September 22-26, 2018
Miami, FL

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.

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

Receive $100 off with code CHCMEM200

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. 


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