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WEEK OF October



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

In this issue: HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for September 2017; Workflow Considerations for C-CDA Document Exchange; TIGER VLE News

What's New

HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for September 2017
HIMSS just published the Sept. issue (Vol. 15) of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report. Highlights from this report include information on web and mobile technology vulnerabilities and information on cybercrime trends. This report may be freely accessed at The next report will be the October 2017 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis. An RSS feed is also available on the web page.

3 weeks until Connected Health comes to Boston!
The 2017 Connected Health Conference will take place on October 25-27, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. MA. 2 days of education sessions, interactive demos in the latest health tech, and networking with industry leaders. Use code CHC17100 and Get $100 Off! Register today!

Blog: Recommendations to Guide Secure Interoperability
In their latest set of comments, the HIMSS Standards Advisory Task Force provided lengthy feedback on security considerations in relation to interoperability.

Event: Workflow Considerations for C-CDA Document Exchange
November 6, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
In the exchange of Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) documents, organizations have questions concerning workflow and best practices for creating and consuming these documents. This Health Story Project Roundtable presentation will examine some of the key considerations for organizations who are sending or receiving C-CDA documents. Panelists will share real-world experience implementing new workflows to support C-CDA document exchange. Register now!

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!

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.

The Value Brief

Learn from Recent Davies Enterprise Award Winner NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health received the Davies Enterprise Award from HIMSS based on three use cases that detail how the use of health information technology has standardize clinical care and improved patient access.

Read the case study concerning NYU Lagone’s paperless registration process.

Listen to the HIMSS STEPS TO Value podcast, “HIMSS Davies Award Application Process- An Overview,” to gain insights on the new application process for the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence from Jonathan French, senior director, Health Information Systems at HIMSS.
Tools & Resources

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.

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

TIGER VLE News & Resources

The Evolution of TIGER Competencies and Informatics Resources
In 2006, the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) Initiative convened a Summit of nursing stakeholders to develop, publish, and commit to an action plan to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable. In 2010, the TIGER Informatics Competencies Collaborative (TICC) was formed to develop informatics recommendations for all practicing nurses and nursing students. In 2011, the group published a landmark report titled Informatics Competencies for Every Practicing Nurse: Recommendations from the TIGER Collaborative.
It has been over seven years since the TICC was formed and we have experienced many exciting changes. Previously a standalone Foundation, TIGER transitioned to the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) effective September 22, 2014, supported by the Clinical Informatics department. With this transition came a shift to a new interprofessional, interdisciplinary approach. TIGER now collaborates with and calls upon the work of the European Computer Driving License (EDCL), the Health IT Competencies Tool and Repository (HITComp), TIGER’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), TIGER’s International Competency Synthesis Project (ICSP) and the EU*US eHealth Work Project to continue the conversation around competencies while adding global, interdisciplinary and interprofessional perspectives. This new report is an update to the TICC landmark report, where each of our most recent projects, resources and tools are discussed in detail. Click here to download the report today!

Time for TIGER to ROAR! Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform
By Siobhan O’Connor, Ursula Hübner, Toria Shaw, Rachelle Blake and Marion Ball
The Nurse Education Today (NET) November 2017 edition features an article that details the  evolution of the TIGER Initiative with a focus on our interprofessional, interdisplinary approach as it relates to our most recent projects, resources and tools. In this article, you will find details about the TIGER’s International Competency Synthesis Project (ICSP), the EU*US eHealth Work Project & Consortium, informatics competency integration into nursing curricula and life-long learning. With this renewed initiative to incorporate informatics into the education and training of interprofessionals globally, it is time for educators, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to join in and ROAR with TIGER. Click here to access the full article.

Download TIGER’s Informatics Definitions 2.0 Document Today!
In the fall of 2015, TIGER Committee members compiled interprofessional informatics definitions.  The purpose of creating this document was to collaboratively define and document core health informatics terminology in an effort to provide context to the global TIGER interprofessional, interdisciplinary community for consideration when terms are referred to on the TIGER’s main landing page on, in official documents, and within the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Our intention is for this resource to serve as a helpful tool for those learning about informatics and informatics competencies.

As the field of informatics and competencies grow and change, so will the terms defined within this resource. With this in mind, an update will be provided to this document annually. We are pleased to share that version 2.0 is now available for download - click here to access and download today!

Do you have a term, not currently listed, to share?  Email TIGER with your feedback and proposed inclusions.

Recap of the EU*US eHealth Work Project Germany Stakeholder Meeting
On Tuesday, September 19th, members of the EU*US eHealth Work Project’s Consortium gathered in Oldenburg, Germany at the 62th Annual German Medical Informatics, Biometrics, and Epidemiology Society’s (GMDS) conference held at Oldenburg University to deliver a comprehensive workshop detailing the project. Furthermore, the workshop was dedicated to exploring education for digitalization from different perspectives and took the international viewpoint into account.

For those who were unable to join or want to listen again, click here to access the event recording.  Interested in getting involved with the EU*US eHealth Work Project? Visit the project page at You can also email us at for more information and/or to be added to the mailing list.


 Where IT connects for health.
 March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.

HIMSS Chapter Events

Oct. 14 CPHIMS Boot Camp (Wausau) | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS
Oct. 14 CAHIMS Boot Camp | Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS


Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum | October 23-24 | Boston, MA
Connected Health Conference | October 25-27 | Boston, MA
Global Digital Health Forum | December 4-6 | Washington, D.C.


National Health IT Week 2017.
 October 2 - 6 2017


Careview Communications
Citra Health Solutions
EHR Integration Services
Enli Health Intelligence
Epion Health
First Databank (FDB)
First Healthcare Products
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HipLink Software
HLN Consulting
Infinite Convergence
LexisNexis® Health Care
Lightower Fiber Networks
MD Vision CSD
Mediant Health Resources
MITRE Corporation
OBIX by Clinical Computer Systems
Sentry Data Systems
Sevocity division of CMI
SMS | Curvature
Solutions By Design II
Spectrum Enterprise
TouchPoint Medical
TriZetto Provider Solutions, a Cognizant Company

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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