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WEEK OF September



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

In this issue: HIMSS Scholarship Application Close Next Monday; Clinical Document Workflow: Share Your Experience!; National Health IT Week is almost here. How will you support it?

Last Call for HIMSS Scholarships

Last Chance for call for Applications for HIMSS Chapter Sponsored Veterans Career Services Scholarships - Closes Next Monday!
Are you a Veteran, Transitioning Service Member, Eligible Spouse or Survivor interested in a career in health IT and would like to attend HIMSS18? HIMSS Chapters are proud to sponsor these scholarships. The scholarship will cover HIMSS18 registration, airfare, lodging and honorarium.

Visit the Veterans Career Services for more information and to apply. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT.

Last Chance for call for Applications for HIMSS Scholarships - Closes Next Monday!
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 management systems industry.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships

Chapter-Supported Scholarships

Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT.  Apply for a HIMSS Scholarship today! For more information, contact

What's New

Blog: Coding Challenges: Hospital Readmissions from a Health Information Exchange Perspective
A standard approach to managing population data often yields valuable results for clinical teams, as well as the patients they serve. Deb Bass, CEO of the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) shares the coding challenges faced during the NeHII readmissions project as well as lessons learned.

Clinical Document Workflow: Share Your Experience!
Are you involved with the exchange of clinical documents within your healthcare organization? The HIMSS Health Story Project is looking for feedback from clinical, administrative and/or technical end users of health IT systems that create, share, or consume clinical documents. Share your experiences in our brief survey!

HIMSS Joint Interoperability & HIE, Nursing Informatics and Connected Health Community Roundtable
Wednesday, September 27 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Join us for Jane Sarasohn-Kahn from THINK-Health presenting on Social Health IT: How Digital Tech Can Boost the Social Determinants of Health and Deb Bass and Kevin Borcher from NeHII presenting on The Success Story of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Nebraska.

Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics Course-Registration Now Open!
HIMSS is offering an Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course.  Course begins Monday, October 23, 2017 and coursework must be completed by Saturday, December 30, 2017.

  • Enhance your career with in-demand skills.
  • Earn 20 CEs upon course completion.
  • Online, self-paced, approximately 25 hours.
  • Optional interaction with HIMSS facilitators and other participants through discussion forum.
  • Complete on your own schedule between 10/23 and 12/30.
Learn more and register here. Registration limited to the first 75 registrants.

Nurturing the Future: Women Leaders on the Road to Advancement Tuesday, September 20 | 11:00 am CT
Learn about the importance of sponsorship for emerging leaders and how to best have a positive impact to move women leaders forward in your organization.

Positively Impacting Health IT: Changemakers Leading the Way Friday, October 6 | 11:00 am CT
Champions of health IT join forces to share their skills on how to best advocate for public policy initiatives across the healthcare landscape.

How to Apply Accelerated Learning and Spreads to Organizational Practice Thursday, September 21 l 12:00pm CT l Register
Because of their clinical and technical expertise, Nursing Informaticists (NIs) are frequently called upon to lead or consult on initiatives that start small but have the goal to spread wide for impact. Regardless of the size of an initiative, NIs can benefit from using a clear and systematic method to assess, understand, design, implement, evaluate, and spread best practices effectively. This webinar pinpoints the importance of implementing Learning Scale and Spreads through XLS and shares how it can be applied to your professional practice and. Led by Dennis Deas, Managing Director, Enterprise Performance Improvement, Kaiser Permanente. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals Poster Presentations for HIMSS18 is Now Open! 
HIMSS invites you to submit a proposal to present a poster at the 2018 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will be held Monday, March 5, 2018 - Friday, March 9, 2018. If your poster is selected, it will be displayed in tandem with the HIMSS18 Career Fair on Wednesday, March 7 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Wynn Las Vegas. 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 HIMSS18 we are seeking proposals for two categories, Early Careerists and Students.  Please visit the website for more information. 

Save-the-Date: HIMSS18 Career Fair - Wednesday, March 7
Whether you're new to the health IT field or seasoned professional, discover a wide range of resources to advance your career at the HIMSS18 Career Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to post their resume and connect with the top employers in health IT. The HIMSS18 Career Fair is a centralized location for recruiters, job seekers, consultants and others who contribute to the development of the health IT workforce. Meet one-on-one with hiring companies and recruiters. Additional activities will be going on throughout the day. Visit HIMSS18 Career Fair for more information.

National Health IT Week

National Health IT Week is almost here. How will you support it?
National Health IT Week, October 2-6, 2017, is quickly approaching! How are you going to participate? Here are a few ways you can help demonstrate the value of health IT during this nationwide awareness week:

Share your #IHeartHIT story. Personal stories go beyond statistics and demonstrate the true value of health IT. How has health IT affected your or a loved one’s health journey? 
Sign up as a Partner. Has your organization signed up as a National Health IT Week Partner yet? If not, there’s still time to sign up here.
Attend a local or virtual event. Check out the National Health IT Week calendar for events happening in your area. And mark your calendar for the HIMSS webinar “Health IT Infrastructure: Supporting 21st-Century Healthcare” on Tuesday, October 3 at 1:00 pm CT.

Celebrate the HIMSS Health IT Leadership Awards. Join HIMSS and other dedicated thought leaders and policy professionals on Capitol Hill as we acknowledge the importance of working together to advance health through the use of IT. Space is limited, so please RSVP by Monday, September 25.

Post to social media. Share why National Health IT Week is important to you and how you’re supporting it with your friends and followers.
Need some more ideas? Check out the 10 Ways to Celebrate National Health IT Week in Your Hometown.
We look forward to your participation in another National Health IT Week!

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: Transition to Health IT: Practical Navigation
Steve Vincent, Capt. U.S. Navy (RET), PMP, CAHIMS, Sr. Client Engagement Executive, The Informatics Applications Group, tiag

The presenter will offer first-hand advice and suggest resources to veterans finding their way into the health IT profession from both a veterans and workforce development perspective.

  • Recognize military skills and values health IT employers seek
  • Identify resources to build a health IT employment strategy
  • Systematize job readiness tasks and opportunities to form a plan resulting in employment

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now

HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: The Transition into the Civilian Workforce
John Reed, Senior Executive Director, Robert Half Technology

This session will help veterans who are re-entering the workforce brush-up on job search tactics, the current hiring environment and understand their value and transferring their skills into a fulfilling career. 

  1. Review the basics around navigating through the job search, resume building and interview basics.
  2. Discover the hiring environment right now for professionals entering or re-entering the workforce.
  3. Learn what value veterans bring to the workforce, how to parlay the skills and attributes you’ve gained into a civilian career.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now


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HIMSS Chapter Events

Sep. 28 Fair is Fair, Until it Isn’t: Core Values for Leadership Connection | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS


Pop Health Forum | October 2-3 | Chicago, Ill.
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum | October 23-24 | Boston, MA
Connected Health Conference | October 25-27 | Boston, MA


Find your dream job in the health IT field.
 Wednesday October 18, 2017.


Ambir Technology
Encore, A Quintiles Company
Henry Elliott & Company
MedicScan by Acuant
NetScout Systems
Orchestrate Healthcare
PA Consulting Group
Pieces Technologies
Siemens Healthineers
STANLEY Healthcare
Stoltenberg Consulting
Versus Technology
Vital Connect
Vocera Communications

Take a closer look at the industry news and Health IT resources from our HIMSS Corporate Members.

Your membership dues contribute to the education, resources, and thought leadership necessary to drive your career and our industry forward. Take a moment today to login to your account to ensure that your membership is up to date. If you need a paper invoice, request via email at Thank you for your support!

Note: The inclusion of an organization name, product or service in this publication should not be construed as a HIMSS endorsement of such organization, product or service, nor is the failure to include an organization name, product or service to be construed as disapproval.


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