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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: Less than one week to Boston Big Data & Healthcare Analytics; HIMSS Call to Action: Achieve Nationwide, Ubiquitous, Secure Electronic Exchange of Health Information; Children’s National Health System Selected as Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

What's New

1 week 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!

Less than one week 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!

Call for HIMSS18 Speaking Proposals: Rev Cycle, Cloud, Machine Learning, Digital Health, and Patient Engagement

HIMSS is accepting speaking proposals for five one-day events on March 5 as part of the Annual Conference.  The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5 PM EST. Submissions are limited to healthcare payer and provider organizations, government and academic institutions, non-profit associations and think tanks.

Click on the event links to learn more and to submit a proposal.

Machine Learning and AI for Healthcare

Digital and Personal Connected Health

Patient Engagement & Experience Summit

Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit

Cloud Computing Forum

HIMSS Call to Action: Achieve Nationwide, Ubiquitous, Secure Electronic Exchange of Health Information
While we have made great strides toward an interoperable health ecosystem, seamless, secure, nationwide interoperable health information exchange continues to elude us. In a recent Call to Action, HIMSS asserts that we must achieve secure, appropriate, and ubiquitous data access and electronic exchange of health information. The Call highlights six points of focus to achieve this goal. We welcome all who share our commitment to join us in achieving better health through the best use of information and technology. Read the entire Call to Action.

AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium November 4 - 8, 2017 | Washington DC
The AMIA Annual Symposium actively supports research and practice in the five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. Join the vibrant community of informatics professionals and students for a personal and professional educational experience of a lifetime. If it’s about’s at AMIA 2017. Register here.

Information Governance for Emerging Payment Models Webinar
Monday, November 6th at 12:00 PM CT
Emerging payment models require a breadth and depth of information sharing never before contemplated - scenarios that require providers to share encounter, quality and cost information not only among providers within the same system, but disparate providers as well. Join AHIMA for an exploration of these emerging requirements, the formalized business relationships they suggest, the specific information that will need to be shared under certain models, and the information management questions that will need to be answered going forward.

Journey to HIMSS18: New Webinars Help Attendees Navigate HIMSS Annual Conference
Explore all that is HIMSS18 and get the most out of your conference experience with Journey to HIMSS18 - a new series of complimentary weekly webinars leading up to HIMSS18 in March in Las Vegas. Join HIMSS staff and experts from the HIMSS community each week from October through February to:

  • Get a heads-up on what to expect and find out what’s new at HIMSS18
  • Explore hot topics, including cybersecurity, data analytics, HIE, innovation and more
  • Discover insider tips and logistics to help you plan your conference agenda

Journey to HIMSS18 webinars are complimentary, concise and high-level, and each one is approved for CAHIMS and CPHIMS continuing education hours. Check out the roster of webinars today!

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.

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

Children’s National Health System Selected as Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Children’s National Health System recipient of the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award, prides itself on its use of digital health to improve the quality of care provided to its pediatric patients. One notable accomplishment is the use of innovative unit-based quality boards, which bring real-time quality and safety information to the healthcare teams and family members.

Read the full press release announcement.  
Organizations that are interested in applying for a Davies Award can begin the process by obtaining their Value Score.

Visit the HIMSS Value Suite to learn more about how Davies Award-winning healthcare organization use digital health to provide value for both providers and patients.

Tools & Resources

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


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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.
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Altran North America
Cox Business
eQHealth Solutions
Forcare Canada
Health Level Seven International
Healthcare Informatics
Insight Direct USA
Learn On Demand Systems
Legacy Data Access
Medsphere Systems Corporation
National Decision Support Compan
Parallon Technology Solutions
Rauland-Borg Corporation
RF IDeas
Surgical Information Systems

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

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