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WEEK OF December



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

In this issue: Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics Course-Registration Now Open!; The Value of Holistic Medicine for Pediatric Special Needs Patients; HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for November 2017

What's New

Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics Course-Registration Now Open!
HIMSS is offering an Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course.  Course begins Monday, January 15, 2018 and coursework must be completed by Saturday, March 24, 2018.

  • 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 1/15 and 3/24.

Learn more and register here. Registration limited to the first 75 registrants.

Journey to HIMSS18: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment
Up next in the Journey to HIMSS18 preconference webinar series, Thomas Martin, PhD, will share his expertise on remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and connected health/mHealth. With innovation, entrepreneurship and venture investment being some of the hottest health information and technology topics at HIMSS18, you won’t want to miss this sneak peek.

New Stakeholders and Resources: What to Expect for 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory
As we look toward 2018, ONC is planning to expand the ISA further than before, with the additions of new stakeholders and resources to improve usability and recently requested feedback on these additions.

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!

HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Skills and Talents Needed to Advance Your Career in IT
David L. Miller, MHSA, FHIMSS, CHCIO, Chief Executive Officer, HCCIO Consulting LLC.

In the rapidly evolving healthcare IT industry, there are significant changes in the skills and talents that organizations are looking for when it comes to hiring talent.    

  • Learn about the changing healthcare IT landscape
  • Discover the skills required to success in the new HCIT industry
  • Recognize the skills you may need to develop to achieve higher levels of responsibility in HCIT

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now

Data Privacy Day is January 28th!
Data Privacy Day is an international effort held annually on Jan. 28 to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. HIMSS is proud to be a Data Privacy Day (DPD) Champion. Millions of people are unaware of and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in our digital society. Data Privacy Day aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action. Learn more.

The Value Brief

The Value of Holistic Medicine for Pediatric Special Needs Patients

In the latest STEPS To Value podcast episode, “How to Shift a Healthcare Culture to a Value Holistic Care,” Brenda Wolf, president and CEO, La Rabida Children’s Hospital,  discusses how La Rabida Children’s Hospital takes a different approach to healthcare, as their special needs patients have requirements that don’t fit in the parameters of the fee-for-service model.

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

HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for November 2017
HIMSS just published the November issue (Vol. 17) of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report.  Highlights from this report include information on medical device security, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) detection tools, the Huge Dirty COW vulnerability, attack simulation, and more. This report may be freely accessed at The next report will be the December 2017 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis. An RSS feed is also available on the web page.

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.


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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!


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


Audacious Inquiry
Booz Allen Hamilton
Bottomline Technologies
Bridgehead Software
By Light Professional IT Services
CDW Healthcare
Epson America
GE Healthcare
Health Catalyst
M Powered Strategies
SMC Partners
The Braff Group
The Huntzinger Management Group
Wellsoft Corporation

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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