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



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

In this issue: HIMSS Response to the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA); Share your opinion: HIMSS 2018 Compensation Survey; Upcoming Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar

What's New

HIMSS Response to the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA)
The HIMSS Standards Advisory Task Force has submitted comments in response to the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and ONC requests for feedback to inform the creation of the 2018 ISA. Among the feedback given, HIMSS shares input on additions of resources for new stakeholder groups, including consumer and administrative/payment standards and specifications. Read the full comments here.

Journey to HIMSS18 - Physician Community Events
Find out what HIMSS18 offers in education, exhibition and networking for physicians - designed by physicians, to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and safety of patient care to transform health through information and technology.
On Dec. 5, the complimentary Journey to HIMSS18 webinar focuses on the many options for physicians who come to Las Vegas from March 5 -9, 2018. Join John Lee, MD, and CMIO at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., at 11 a.m. PST; 12:00pm MST; 1:00pm CST; and 2:00pm EST.
Register now.
In addition, each HIMSS18 webinar qualifies for CAHIMS and CPHIMS continuing education hours.

  • 30-minute sessions - .5 CE hours
  • 60-minute sessions - 1.0 CE hours

Missed an earlier webinar? All of the previous Journey to HIMSS18 webinars are available on-demand.

Share your opinion: HIMSS 2018 Compensation Survey
HIMSS is looking to gain insights about salary and compensation trends in healthcare information and technology through our biennial HIMSS Compensation Survey. Survey participants can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, awarded to three randomly selected respondents. The survey closes December 7, 2017 - learn more and share your voice now.

Get a full day of immersive education with HIMSS18 Preconference
Immerse yourself in world-class, compelling education as you explore one or more specific topics for one full day during HIMSS18 Preconference. Experience focused learning and networking, along with the opportunity to earn continuing education credit during Preconference Symposia. Interested in hands-on sessions with live projects and group exercises? Try a Preconference Workshop. Preconference events will take place on Monday, March 5, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm PT. Add HIMSS18 Preconference now

Virtual Event: Winter 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Wednesday, January 17 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

In this Roundtable, David Kendrick, MD, MPH, FACP, Founder and CEO, MyHealth Access Network will discuss the SHIEC Patient-Centered Data Home (PCDH) National Initiative and Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, Chair of the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee will introduce the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and Environmental Scan. Register now!

Upcoming Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event.  Register today for the C&BI Community November 30 webinar event: Are we measuring the right KPIs and finding the right patients to manage? - A novel approach to improving both  presented by: Herb Fillmore, Senior Director for Strategic Innovations in Value Based Care, 3M HIS
Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events.

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

The Impact of Health IT on Patients and Their Families

In the latest STEPS To Value podcast episode, “The Value of Sisterhood for Better Interoperability,” host Rod Piechowski spoke with the Stroud sisters, Beth and Max. Beth is thriving with cancer, and Max, a Health IT consultant and social worker about their shared narrative, documenting Beth’s patient experience to explore gaps in health data interoperability that may not be evident to those from within a healthcare organization.

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


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


Global Digital Health Forum |
December 4-6 | Washington, D.C.

Revenue Cycle Solutions Summit | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV
Cloud Computing Forum | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV 
Patient Engagement & Experience Summit | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV                                  
Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare 2018 | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV
Digital & Personal Connected Health | March 5 | HIMSS18 | Las Vegas, NV
BrandHIT 2018 | May 7-8 | Nashville, TN | COMING SOON!
Precision Medicine Summit | May 17-18 | Washington, DC | COMING SOON!
Healthcare Security Forum | June 11-12 | San Francisco, CA | COMING SOON!
Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum | June 13-14 | San Francisco, CA | COMING SOON!


NYC Digital Health Forum.
 December 6th, 2017 NY | Genome Center.
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Acxiom Corporation
Arista Networks
CACI International
Clearcare Online
Dell Healthcare & Life Science
Doc Halo
Enovate Medical
Extreme Networks
General Dynamics Health Solutions
ICU Medical
Lantana Consulting Group
Lifepoint Informatics
Mirra Health Care
Pursuit Healthcare Advisors

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

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