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 March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.
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Hello {{lead.First Name:default=Subscriber}} welcome to this week's edition of The HIMSS North America Weekly Insider.

In this issue: Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - Cybersecurity Perspective; 2017 Review of “What is Your Favorite Technology, and What is its Impact on Culture”; HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar

What's New

New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administration.
Adults in the United States don't always get all the vaccinations they need, but it can be difficult for primary care physicians to track what shots a patient needs and when. Learn more about the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program.

Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - Cybersecurity Perspective
Tuesday, January 9 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
In this joint HIMSS Innovation and Cybersecurity Community event we welcome Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Distinguished Solutions Architect, US Healthcare Industry, Symantec Corporation as he discusses the state of the cybersecurity threat landscape and how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are being applied to combat today’s sophisticated and targeted cyber-attacks.

Clinical Document Exchange Requires Workflow Considerations
The systems we all depend upon to provide healthcare and promote the health of individuals and populations continue to struggle with interoperability. However, as with any challenge, people and systems rise to address real needs. Read more in this blog from the Health Story Project.

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!

The Value Brief

2017 Review of “What is Your Favorite Technology, and What is its Impact on Culture” Question from STEPS To Value Podcast Series

For two years on STEPS to Value, we’ve been asking our guests the question, “What is your favorite technological invention, and what is its impact on culture?” In this special, year-end episode, we are sharing with you a sample of the wide range of answers we’ve received, to demonstrate the variety of things that are considered to be technology, and why they are important.

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

Tools & Resources

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

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.


HIMSS Innovation Center.
 Innovation has never been this transformative.


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!


HIMSS VentureConnect series.
 A pitch competition.
 Apply until January 11.

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

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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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