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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: Call for Speaking Proposals: HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit, Brand HIT; HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Community Reception; Lanai Community Center Receives Davies Community Award for Improving Population Health With Telehealth

What's New

Call for Speaking Proposals: HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit
HIMSS is now accepting speaking proposals for the Precision Medicine Summit, May 17-18 in Washington, DC. Over two days, speakers will share their work, discuss industry trends. Topics of interest include: Technology and infrastructure, especially machine learning; big data and precision medicine; genomics; clinical integration; knowledge and expertise; reimbursement; the regulatory landscape; investment; and more. Vendor proposals are not accepted. The call for proposals ends Friday, Feb. 9.Click here for more information and to submit a speaking proposal.

Speaker proposals for BrandHIT, the HIMSS Health IT Marketing Summit, are open
HIMSS launched BrandHIT last June in Las Vegas and we’re bringing the show to Nashville, May 7-8, 2018. We are looking for top-flight health IT marketing pros with a track record of success who can share real-life innovation with attendees. The event’s key areas of interest are content, social media and PR, data, face-to-face events and more. This is the best conference of its kind and provides valuable information on key aspects of 21st century marketing. Click here to submit your proposal and for more information.

HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Community Reception
Tuesday, March 6 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM | HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM (Booth 11955 - Hall G)
Join the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community for a networking reception to meet other like-minded health information, technology and medical professionals and learn about opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, problem solving and education through this central convening point for Interoperability and HIE. Register now!

NEW! Upcoming Joint Innovation Community and Clinical & Business Intelligence Community webinar event.  Register today for the February webinar event “Innovative Uses of Analytics to Improve Outpatient Primary Care Delivery” presented by 2017 Davies winner Petaluma Health Center’s Dr. Danielle Oryn, CMIO, and Shaun Nelson, Senior Data Analyst.  | #Aim2Innovate | #PutData2Work

HIMSS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology in Healthcare Survey

The HIMSS Exploring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology for Healthcare Task Force is focused on defining CRM in Healthcare and identifying how it can be used in this era of interoperability and value-based care. Please complete this survey so we can assess the current state of and attitudes toward CRM technology in healthcare. Share your experience!

HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Breakfast Panel: Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE
Wednesday, March 7 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM | HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM (Booth 11955 - Hall G)
Join us for a networking breakfast in the HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM. Following breakfast, our panel presentation will explore the evolution of interoperability and the role health information exchange plays in preparedness and crisis response.

Panelists will discuss real-world lessons learned and best practices, and consider how health information exchange can continue to serve the public good and remain an integral part of crisis management. Following the discussion, attendees are invited on a private tour of the HIMSS Interoperability ShowcaseTM. 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!

Facebook LIVE at HIMSS18
You now have the opportunity to vote on which HIMSS18 sessions they would like to see streamed live via the HIMSS Facebook page during HIMSS18! Please vote here for the sessions you would like to see streamed live on during HIMSS18. Voting is open until February 11, 2018. 

The Value Brief

Lanai Community Center Receives Davies Community Award for Improving Population Health With Telehealth

HIMSS 2017 Davies Community Award recipient, Lanai Community Center is honored for its use of telehealth to provide affordable healthcare to low income members of the population.

Learn more about how Lanai Community Center uses telehealth to provide health services to patients remotely, while significantly reducing costs by listening to their use cases.

Listen to the HIMSS STEPS To Value podcast, “HIMSS Davies Award Application Process- An Overview,” to gain insights on the new application process for the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence from Jonathan French, senior director, Health Information Systems at HIMSS.
Tools & Resources

In case you missed it... Clinical & Business Intelligence Community January webinar event.Building and Deploying Healthcare IoT Solutions with Personalized Learning” presented by Deepak S. Turaga, MS, PhD, Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI. |  Listen here | Register for all upcoming C&BI Community events.| #PutData2Work

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 The next report will be the January 2018 issue. Reports are published on a monthly basis. An RSS feed is also available on the web page.

BLOG:Approaching MIPS Cost Performance: Recommendations and Cautionary Advice. Here's everything you need to know about changes to the cost performance category weight in the MIPS score.| #PutData2Work

Population Health Management and IT Capabilities Model
Interact with a new HIMSS population health management model that identifies population health domains and capabilities, and maps nearly 400 functions to Value-Based Care (VBC) payment models to help bring clarity to your population health efforts. Share your thoughts: We are seeking input and comments from the public for this draft version. | #PopHealthIT | Learn More

Registration Open for 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.


Clarity when it matters most.
 Visit us at HIMSS booth #3232

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


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 Awards Gala - Thursday, March 8.
 Limited seating available.
 Register today >>


AEgis Technologies Group
Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp
Critical Alert Systems
DJO Global
Draeger Medical
ePlus Technology
Forward Advantage
Greenway Health
Liaison Technologies
Meritus Health
Microsoft Corporation
Ontario Government
US Cyber Vault

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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