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



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

In this issue: Journey to HIMSS18: A case for senior IT executives; HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Mentoring and Networking: A Tale of Two HIMSS Members and their Journey; Nebraska Medicine Improve Patient Outcomes Through Improved EHR

What's New

The weekly HIMSS18 preconference webinar series resumes Tuesday. Jan. 9, from 1-1:30 p.m. CST. JOURNEY TO HIMSS18: A CASE FOR SENIOR IT EXECUTIVES will provide an exclusive HIMSS18 preview for attendees seeking a conference experience from a patient-centered perspective. Join speaker Rod Kloewer, CIO, Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, who brings forth a plethora of healthcare experience and knowledge to share with HIMSS18 attendees. Kloewer has been a guest speaker on topics such as automation of healthcare information, technology in health facility planning, and information security and IT disaster planning and recovery.
Register now for this complimentary webinar session to help you plan and prepare for all HIMSS18 has to offer.

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!

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.
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: 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

The Value Brief

HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award Recipient Nebraska Medicine Improve Patient Outcomes Through Improved EHR

Nebraska Medicine is honored as a HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for their development of decision support tools within the organization’s EHR, in order to improve the quality of patient care.

Empowered by a vision to become the organization of choice for comprehensive care in their region, Nebraska Medicine is utilizing the technology available within their EHR to improve the overall health of patients. Nebraska Medicine’s core values focus on patient safety, quality and improved outcomes.

Read the organization’s use cases to learn more.

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

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.

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.


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


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 Annual Conference - Digital & Personal Connected Health - March 5, 2018 in Las Vegas


Carahsoft Open Source Solutions
Dimension Data
Dimensional Insight
Engility Corporation
EPAM Systems
IMO-Intelligent Medical Objects
Infinite Peripherals
Information Builders
iWT health
Maestro Strategies
ManTech International Corporation
Medial EarlySign
Medicomp Systems
Orchard Software
SAP America
Sensogram Technologies
Sisoft Healthcare Information Systems
Strategic Interests
Summit Healthcare
TeleTracking Technologies
The Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP)
Visionary Consulting Partners

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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