Plus a new STEPS to Value podcast.

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

In this issue: HIMSS18 Success Stories; Why Cybersecurity matters more than ever; 2018 Virtual Career Fair

What's New
New Qualifying Events for CEs for CPHIMS & CAHIMS Programs!

HIMSS has added and approved two new events to their CE offerings. As part of the requirements of maintaining your certification through HIMSS you’re required to submit CE hours to renew your credentials. In order to provide as many opportunities throughout the year HIMSS has approved both the Healthcare Security Forum and Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forums. Both events, happening this fall, will cover an extensive amount of information on their subjects and will provide you with the opportunity to update your knowledge within the field.

healthcaresecurityforum-logo.pngThis program is approved for up to 10 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

bigdata-logo-color.pngThis program is approved for up to 11 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).

The  Healthcare Collaborator: Company Award recognizes organizations committed to patient collaboration. If your company engages with patient leaders to build a more patient-centered healthcare system, submit your nomination today. WEGO Health Awards winners will be announced at the Connected Health Conference on October 18th in Boston.  Submit your nomination today!
HIMSS18 Success Stories

The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition doesn’t end when the convention center doors close. Attendees leave with knowledge from educational sessions, speakers and networking that can be applied to the real world, creating an ongoing, year-round experience. HIMSS asked attendees to share the personal and professional successes that stemmed from attending conference – from challenges faced to changes made. Read the following blog posts to learn about the value of attending HIMSS19 from the unique perspective of our members and partners.

I’m in a PDMP State of Mind
HIMSS18: One Attendee, Many Perspectives


Connect one-on-one with employers globally at the 2018 HIMSS Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00 pm — 3:00 pm ET. The event is complimentary, and you can log in from anywhere via desktop or mobile device. Whether you are looking to break into the industry or are an established professional, the HIMSS Virtual Career Fair has something for you:
·          Explore employers and career opportunities for every stage of your career
·          Discover career development resources and interactive content in employer virtual booths
·          Engage directly and privately with employers via dynamic one-on-one web chats
·          Make new connections and broaden your network
·          Access archived job openings up to 30 days after the event

Registration is easy and takes just five minutes. Don't miss your best chance to find your next career opportunity and network with employers looking to hire at the 2018 HIMSS Virtual Career Fair. Register Now.


In the new STEPS to Value podcast episode, Episode #60, HIMSS speaks with Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM Healthcare and recent recipient of HIMSS’s Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, about how to transform healthcare from “episodic-based care to life-based care”.

Read this blog post and learn more about Murphy’s vision. Also, don’t forget to download the latest HIMSS STEPS to Value podcast episode, The Value of Evolving from Health Care to Life Care.


Volume 25 of the HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report has been released, which outlines new methods of Bluetooth attacks, digital theft and other vulnerabilities.

Learn about highlights from the report in this new blog post by Lee Kim, director, privacy and security at HIMSS: Healthcare Cybersecurity Matters Now More Than Ever. Read the full report here.
APG Colloquium 2018
October 10-12, 2018
Washington, D.C.
This year represents the fifth annual Colloquium and the first as  America's Physician Groups. This year's speakers include some of the nation's foremost policy experts, healthcare decision-makers, and physicians, all of whom will share their experiences and outlooks as the movement from volume to value continues. You will gain practical knowledge that will help you and your physician group navigate the complex, value-based care landscape.  Learn more.

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.


Every day, 115 Americans die from an opioid-related drug overdose. To encourage awareness about the public health epidemic, HIMSS is hosting a series of webinars on leveraging health information and technology to mitigate the opioid crisis at the federal and state levels. Presenters will share model practices at the federal and state levels on state HIE collaborations as well as how to advance Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), all in efforts to address the opioid crisis. Register for the next webinar on September 6.


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.

Join us for this Health Story Project Roundtable, and learn about new HL7 templates to provide guidance on including clinical notes in C-CDA documents and forthcoming work to include these templates in FHIR resources. This Roundtable will highlight patient and physician perspectives on the importance of clinical notes. We will discuss this new approach to structuring and exchanging clinical notes and how it aligns with new USCDI data elements.  Register now!
Call for Applications for HIMSS Scholarships Now Open

HIMSS is now accepting applications for scholarships for student members who have achieved academic excellence and exhibit potential as future leaders in the healthcare information and technology industry.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships
Healthcare Information Management Systems – Undergraduate and Master’s
Richard P. Covert, PhD, LFHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems
Steve Lieber Innovator Scholarship

Chapter-Supported Scholarships
Arizona Chapter Scholarship
South Florida Chapter Scholarship
Virginia Chapter Scholarship

HIMSS Chapter Sponsored Veterans Career Services Scholarships

Applications will be accepted until  Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm CT.  Apply for a  HIMSS Scholarship today! For more information, contact
Upcoming Events

Health 2.0’s Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2018
Join us for the 12th annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference. See what’s next in health tech and 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 soon!

Healthcare Security Forum
October 15-16, 2018
During this fall’s Healthcare Security Forum InfoSec professionals will gather to learn from some of the most esteemed leaders in security, as well as their peers who are faced with the same challenges every day. During 2 days, and 3 tracks of key discussion points, attendees will join together through sessions from top officers, peer-to-peer workshops, hacking demos, real-world scenarios. Register today and save an additional $200 with the code INSIDER.

Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
10th annual Connected Health Conference will feature three full days of programming, an expanded Innovation Zone and interactive sessions, live demos and workshops. Balancing Technology and the Human Element will showcase forward-thinking approaches and technologies that are driving integration of connected health into consumer health and care delivery. Join 2,500+ at this thought-leadership event! Receive $100 off with code CHCMEM200 and register today!

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum
October 22-23, 2018
This fall hundreds of healthcare professionals will gather at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston to learn from thought-leaders and tenured peers on how to take their data and analytics program to the next level through interactive sessions, peer-to-peer workshops, and real-world scenarios. Don’t miss your chance to register at the lowest possible prices and s ave an additional $200 when you register with the code: INSIDER.
HIMSS Chapter Events
August 24
August 28
The call for scholarship applications is now open and will close on Monday, September 10. >>
Corporate Members of the Week
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