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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: How To ‘Earn A Client For Life’ Through Strong Client Relationships; 2 weeks until Connected Health comes to Boston; Early Careerists Community Meetup Chicago

What's New

Less than two weeks to Boston Big Data & Healthcare Analytics
Join your peers at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Oct. 23-24 for a deep dive into the practical use and next steps for big data and analytics in healthcare. Keynotes by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s John Quackenbush, and Harvard Medical School’s Niteesh Choundry. HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf will discuss big data’s role in shaping the next generation of healthcare delivery. 24 sessions, 38 speakers.  Register today!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)
Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that the patient information which we are entrusted with is kept safe and secure. That's what National Cyber Security Awareness Month is all about!  HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance and numerous other Champions in celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), held annually in October.  Learn more and become a champion! Join us in creating a culture of #cybersecurity & #CyberAware.

Check out tools and resources to better prepare you for security issues and visit HIMSS Cybersecurity Hub in Cleveland, OH.

2 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!

Cleveland Medical Hackathon
October 21 - 22, 2017
HIMSS Innovation Center
Global Center for Health Innovation
Cleveland, OH
Complimentary registration

Hackathon teams will identify challenges, propose solutions and work on technological solutions that are poised to transform healthcare. Learn more and register now.

Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit
October 23 - 25, 2017
Cleveland, OH
HIMSS Member Discount Code: HIMSS17 (save 20%)

Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit will bring together more than 2,250 of the brightest leaders from around the world to downtown Cleveland to discuss investable technologies that will deliver on the powerful promise of genomics and precision medicine. The summit offers a slate of premier speakers, the hottest topics, and an unmatched network of professionals to help you prepare for the ever-changing healthcare market. Be sure to attend The Challenge - a new competition hosted by Cleveland Clinic, Health XL and HIMSS that showcases a variety of health IT companies positioned to solve some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. HIMSS members receive a 20% discount using promo code HIMSS17Learn more and register now.

The day before the summit, explore the different life cycles of innovation with the Entrepreneur Workshop, October 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

While in Cleveland, be sure to visit the HIMSS Innovation Center - a year-round, state-of-the-art facility located at the Global Center for Health Innovation. A digital health leader, the HIMSS Innovation Center accelerates the growth of new ideas to advance innovation in health and healthcare through IT - transforming the health and lives of individuals, families and populations around the world.

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.

Early Careerists Community Meetup Chicago
Join the HIMSS Early Careerists Community for an evening of networking and gaming in downtown Chicago! Connect and share ideas with others who have recently started their health IT careers in a fun, relaxed environment. $20 registration includes appetizers, two drinks, and all-you-can-play arcade-style games in the Highline’s Hi-Point game lounge.

October 17, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 pm CT
Register Now

The Value Brief

How To ‘Earn A Client For Life’ Through Strong Client Relationships

In the latest two-part STEPS To Value series, “The Value of The Client In The C-Suite, PT 1.” HIMSS explores the impact that client-focused officers in the C-Suite are having on today’s healthcare industry.  In part one of the series, Scott Bostick, former chief client officer and current chief operating officer of NextGen Healthcare and  user experience subject matter expert, Adam Bazer, discuss how the company transformed their organization’s relationship with their clients to help them better navigate in a value-based care paradigm.  

Part two of the series, which is expected to be published in mid-October, will include the second half of Bostick and Bazer’s conversation. Additionally, Jacqui Darcy, a client experience leader at Next Gen, demonstrates what their clients’ experience looks like in real-time.  Carina Edwards, senior vice president, customer experience at Imprivata share insights on how greater advocacy internally for customers drove client satisfaction, revenue growth and helped Imprivata meet their bottom line goals

Listen to the podcast, and learn more about how health IT brings value to organizations on the HIMSS Value Suite site.
Tools & Resources

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!

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


$26 million in operational savings.
 In one, 12-month initiative.
 Your turn?


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.


December 4-6, 2017 in Washington D.C.
 Register today >>


Amazing Charts
Atlas Research
Attivo Networks
BNY Mellon Treasury Services
Cal Optima
Capsa Healthcare
Comcast Business
Companion Data Services
Corepoint Health
Credible Behavioral Health Software
Cyberscience Corporation
Dictum Health
Equicare Health
HMI Technical Solutions
Merlin International
Oxford Healthcare Technology
PatientSafe Solutions
SCC Soft Computer
Sunquest Information Systems

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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