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HIMSS18.
 Where IT connects for health.
 March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.
 
 
 
WEEK OF January

10,

2018

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

In this issue: Let your voice be heard in the 29th Annual HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey; HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for December 2017; HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Mentoring and Networking: A Tale of Two HIMSS Members and their Journey

What's New

Journey to HIMSS18: Health Information Exchange, Interoperability and Data Integration
Join us Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 1-1:30 p.m. CST on the next stop in our Journey to HIMSS18: Health Information Exchange, Interoperability and Data Integration, presented by Anne Marie Robertson, MPA; director of operations at Coastal Connect HIE.
Discussion topics include

  1. connecting at the local, regional, state and national levels;
  2. advanced care models;
  3. demonstrating value through increased quality and reduced costs; and
  4. services that can add value to a clinician’s workflow.

Register now for this complimentary webinar session to help you plan and prepare for all HIMSS18 has to offer.

Digital Health Systems: An Ongoing Journey to an Ever-Changing Destination
Tuesday, January 23 | 1:30 - 2:30pm ET
The HIMSS Innovation Community welcomes Jim Adams, MBA, Executive Director, Advisory Group. Mr. Adams will present case study briefs and provide context around the expanding role of IT in healthcare, and how digital health systems are taking advantage of IT-powered capabilities and digital innovation to improve or build new business models, customer relationships, and care delivery processes.

Let your voice be heard in the 29th Annual HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey
Share your thoughts and experiences on the issues driving your information and technology efforts this year by participating in the 29th Annual HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey. Survey participants can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, awarded to three randomly selected respondents. Learn more and share your voice now.

Call for Volunteers: Interoperability Case Studies
The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Toolkit Work Group is looking for volunteers to develop Case Studies in Interoperability! This Work Group will demonstrate how specific organizations are achieving value through the use of interoperability. Join this group to promote examples of implementing interoperable solutions, and improving the exchange and integration of health information.
Email interop@himss.org to join!

Block, What?
Blockchain technology can be a potential industry disrupter in health care. It is a proven game changer in the business arena. In this feature, Dr. Nguyen outlines the basics of blockchain and the potential applications for this technology in healthcare.

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 Health Story Project Roundtable: Electronic Attachments Tell a Comprehensive Health Story
February 5, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Upcoming regulation will likely promote the use of standard electronic documents (CDA) to support reimbursement-related transactions. This Roundtable will introduce the proposed standards, discuss their usage, the business cases for standard attachments, and their potential to move us closer to a patient-centered, longitudinal, electronic record. Register now!

HIMSS-IHI/National Patient Safety Foundation National Webinar Series
Information Technology and Improving Patient Safety in Ambulatory Care Settings
January 25, 2018 | 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
By following best practice protocols enabled through the use of health information and technology, ambulatory practices can reduce negative patient outcomes, more effectively diagnosis chronic disease, and prevent harm. This webinar will detail a series of best practices and technical applications which help mitigate potential risks to patient safety and improve quality within a typical ambulatory care setting.

Creating an Information Technology Enabled Culture of Safety in Acute Care Settings
February 21, 2018 | 2:00-3:00PM EDT
By following best practice protocols enabled through the use of health information and technology and creating mechanisms for reporting potential safety threats, hospitals can reduce adverse events. This webinar will detail a series of best practices and technical applications to support the creation of a “culture of safety” and help mitigate potential risks to patient safety.

Women in Health IT Webinar:
January 26
Navigating HIMSS18 as Women in Health IT
Join HIMSS to find out more about HIMSS18 networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as get introduced to the 2017 Most Influential Women in Health Information and Technology award recipients. With 45,000 attendees and 300 educational events it can be difficult to navigate HIMSS Annual Conference. Speakers will share insights on how to get the most out of HIMSS18 while participating in Women in Health Information and Technology activities throughout the week.

HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP)

4MedPlus
4MedPlus is committed to providing online education in areas of dynamic industry change. Our team of subject matter experts are engaged actively in their respective fields and strive to bring real-life experience to the topics they address. 4Medapproved certifications are recognized by employers, educators and hiring agencies across the HealthIT and HIM spectrum and all courses are nationally accredited to deliver CE/CME for clinicians, consultants and professionals in the industry.  Courses are delivered in self-paced modular or instructor-led webinar workshop formats.  Those who certify with 4MedPlus have access to all materials and content updates in their dashboard for a full year.  4MedPlus is offering a 25% discount on all courses for HIMSS members.  Utilize discount code HIMSS25 during checkout to take advantage of this great offer.  Click here to learn more about the programs 4MedPlus has to offer.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report for December 2017
HIMSS just published the December issue (Vol. 18) of the HIMSS Healthcare & Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report.  Highlights from this report include Trojan BANKSHOT, supply chain disaster preparedness manual, cloud backup vulnerability, breach statistics, undersea cables and more. This report may be freely accessed at www.himss.org/cyberreport. The next report will be the January 2018 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis. An RSS feed is also available on the www.himss.org/cyberreport 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 Early Careerists Webinar: Mentoring and Networking: A Tale of Two HIMSS Members and their Journey
Varun Hippalgaonkar, Vice President of Business Development, HealthGrid
Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Head of 'More Disruption Please' Labs, Athenahealth

Please join this interactive webinar as we explore the tips and tricks to network successfully and the importance of mentoring. Some people may view networking as intimidating and scary. However creating a strong network and supportive mentoring relationships can become important as you grow and progress in your professional career. Participants will hear from two, bright and passionate HIMSS members and how they have created and maintained meaningful relationships through their own experiences through mentorships and networking. There will be time at the end of the webinar for Q & A with the speakers.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now

 

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As part of the HIMSS Physician Webinar Series:
Building Patient-Centered Data Exchange into the EHR
Feb 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Complimentary Virtual Event

Leveraging Standards to Address Patient Safety Issues
Feb 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Complimentary Virtual Event

HIMSS Chapter Events

Jan. 16 Healthy Tech & Talk: Cyber Security - Defending Your Network in 2018 | Central & North Florida Chapter of HIMSS

Jan. 18 2018 Winter Symposium | Delaware Valley Chapter of HIMSS

Jan. 18 2018 Networking Reception & Winter Dinner | North Carolina Chapter of HIMSS

SAVE THE DATE

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!

 

HIMSS18.
 Where IT connects for health.
 March 5 - 9 2018 in Las Vegas.

CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE WEEK

Alpha II
American Hospital Association
American Well
Apervita
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions
AT&T ForHeatlh
Atos
Ayasdi
Canon USA
Code Corporation
Concord Technologies
Cornerstone Advisors
CTS Healthcare Services
Experian Health
FireEye
Georgia, USA
GSI Health
Howard Medical
IBM
Infor Healthcare
iPatientCare
Juniper Networks
KLAS
NetScout Systems
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Omnicell
Pfizer
Signet Accel
Spok
Tableau Software
Talix
The HCI Group
The Israel Export Institute
Varian Medical Systems
Ventera Corporation
Veritas
VitalWare


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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.

 

CORPORATE MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Wellsoft, a Best in KLAS EHR provider for Emergency Departments, empowers hospitals with a fully interoperable, easy-to-use solution designed to enhance productivity, revenue and patient care. Taylor Healthcare, a Taylor Communications, Inc. company, advances healthcare organizations by providing cutting edge document automation and patient engagement solutions. Through standardizing and enhancing communications across the continuum of care, Taylor Healthcare improves patient care by enabling healthcare organizations to engage patients with the right information at the right time. Enabling mobile healthcare with innovative, secure and compliant mobile messaging solutions - NetSfere & EMS
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Initiate Government Solutions, specializes in healthcare information technology including: managing large scale implementations, interoperable and HIE solutions, and EHR support. Doc Halo's clinical communication platform, Halo Spectrum, transforms patient care by streamlining communication among physicians, nurses and staff. Vecna's Patient Solutions Platform delivers a seamless digital experience with in you HIT ecosystem for patients and staff across devices and locations.
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