Plus more HIMSS18 success stories.

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

In this issue: Big Data and Security Early Bird; Webinar: HIMSS19 Showcase;  Women in Health IT Update 

What's New
Congratulations to Ochsner Health System, 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient. Learn more about their focus on improving population health through their efforts to curb the opioid epidemic and their roll-out of digital medicine solutions focused on improving outcomes for diabetes, obstetrics and hypertension. Read the announcement from HIMSS here. Explore their case studies in more depth and watch videos here.

American Medical Association (AMA) recently featured Charles Alessi, MD, chief clinical officer for HIMSS International. He details the importance of a global perspective in preventing diabetes and how it can create new opportunities for improved patient care here.

Early bird deadlines are Friday for these two Boston events

Early rates for both of these Boston events are set to increase after Friday, August 31st.
Don’t miss your chance to save $200 on the cost of registration for either of these events and save an additional $200 when you register with the code INSIDER:

Healthcare Security Forum | October 15-16, 2018
Together you’ll get the latest updates on new and emerging cyber threats; explore how to maximize your existing technology investments; hear best practices on creating a “security-first” culture; learn how to create a resilient security framework that supports organizational business goals and innovation; and so much more. Register today!

Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum | October 22-23, 2018
Join thought-leaders and tenured peers as you explore the gaps and knowledge needed to become a data-driven organization with demonstrated ROI; learn best-practices aimed at successfully deploying and operationalizing AI and machine learning; get first-hand advice on how to bring the pieces together to deliver precision and personalized care to individual patients; and so much more. Register today!

Join your peers at either event as you participate in:

  • Sessions from though leaders and tenured officers
  • Peer-to-peer workshops where you’ll work through the problems together
  • Real-world scenarios so you leave with practical takeaways
  • Hacking demos to display vulnerabilities you may have in your framework
Register today!
WEDI National Conference 2018
October 15-17, 2018
Arlington, VA

WEDI Conference attendees were surveyed on why they keep coming back to WEDI year-after-year. Top answers included in-depth educational sessions, face-to-face meetings with experts, influencers and colleagues, raising awareness of industry issues, access to best practices and, outstanding networking sessions! Now is your chance to join WEDI for their latest event, learn more.

HIMSS18 Success Stories
HIMSS asked attendees from the HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition in 2018 to share the personal and professional successes that stemmed from attending conference – from challenges faced to changes made. The latest success comes from an Academic Organizational Affiliate member who shares how after attending HIMSS18 her team is adding HIMSS resources to the curriculum, helping prepare students for industry needs while mastering the competencies of the program.

Preparing Students for Industry Needs: How One University Integrated HIMSS Resources Into the Curriculum
Reimagining the Role and Function of Clinical Communications in Care Delivery
I’m in a PDMP State of Mind
HIMSS18: One Attendee, Many Perspectives

HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase Webinar: Get Your Questions Answered
September 12, 2pm ET | Register

Share your interoperability story with thousands of health information and technology professionals from around the world. Join us for an overview of this year’s showcase, and learn more about how to maximize your benefits by signing up before September 26. Questions? Contact Bronwen Huron ( for more information.

In an era when digital technologies enable individuals to track health statistics such as daily activity and vital signs, and new applications of artificial intelligence, social robots and vocal biomarkers are creating new opportunities for health, we are now facing the next great challenge: integrating these technologies in healthcare delivery, wellness and daily living.

Learn more about these topics during the Connected Health Conference, which takes place Oct. 17-19. Register for the 2018 Connected Health Conference today.
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster at the  2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 - Friday, February 15, 2019. If your poster is selected, it will be displayed in tandem with the  HIMSS19 Career Fair on Wednesday, February 13 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Poster presenters will be required to attend the Career Fair during a designated time to participate in a question and answer session regarding the poster being presented.  For HIMSS19 we are seeking proposals for two categories, Early Careerists and Students.  Please visit our  website for more information.

Every year CHIME and HIMSS collaboratively present one of our industry's most prestigious awards to a member of CHIME and HIMSS: the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award. We are now accepting nominations for the award and we encourage you to nominate a colleague or apply yourself.

The CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award recognizes healthcare IT executives who have made significant contributions to their organizations and demonstrated innovative leadership. It is named in honor of John E. Gall Jr., whose pioneering work in healthcare IT at El Camino Hospital in the 1960s paved the way for our industry. You must be a member of both CHIME and HIMSS and have a minimum of five years of membership to be eligible. The recipient is selected jointly by CHIME and HIMSS boards, and is formally recognized at our spring forum. You can find additional information and an application form here.

Women in Health IT: What’s New This Week

Check out some ways to get involved and stay up-to-date with the Women in Health IT community:

HIMSS Government Relations Team Updates
Your organization's path to interoperability may not match others, but there are often similarities to leverage. A member of the HIMSS Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Toolkit Work Group shares how using case studies can provide clarity on your technology journey in this new Health IT Pulse blog post.

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.

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 ConferenceSeptember 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 ForumOctober 15-16, 2018
This October hundreds of healthcare professionals will join together at the Healthcare Security Forum this October in Boston to get the latest updates on new and emerging cyber threats; explore how to maximize existing technology investments; hear best practices on creating a “security-first” culture; and so much more! 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
September 14
A HIMSS Event - BOSTON, OCT. 22-23, 2018. Register today >>
Corporate Members of the Week
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