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Hello Mara welcome to this week's edition of The HIMSS North America Weekly Insider.

In this issue: Last day for Dev4Health early bird; A bipartisan approach to care delivery reform; Meet our new Approved Education Partner

What's New

Blog: Blockchain in Healthcare: The Case for Pragmatic Innovation
Ron Ribitzky, MD, and Heather Flannery, members of the HIMSS Blockchain Work Group and contributing authors to the inaugural edition of the Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHT)) journal, summarize the perspectives they shared in their BHTY article around considerations, including privacy, security and technical factors, for the application of distributed ledger technology within the healthcare setting.

Spring 2018 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable
Wednesday, April 18 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET | Virtual Event
Join the HIMSS I&HIE Community for presentations on: “Connecting Images & Cross-System Caregivers: Cleveland Takes Collaboration to the Next Level” and “Practical Application for Blockchain in Healthcare - Progress, Barriers and Opportunities.”

Connecting the Dots: The (Bipartisan) Approach to Care Delivery Reform - Open Data, Health IT, and Value-Based Payment
April 12, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm ET | #PutData2Work
This presentation focuses on efforts to align payment reform with advances in health IT, and the shift to open data and more government-held health data-forces that are ushering in a golden era of IT-fueled care delivery innovation. Speaker Aneesh Chopra shares his view of consumers taking a more active role in navigating the health care delivery system, empowered with greater access to their own data and a growing number of apps and navigation support services that can help them make better decisions at each step of their care journey.  He reviews recent efforts to open up data across EHRs, payers, and the government to foster a growing ecosystem of tech-enabled services that are tackling waste and boosting care quality. Register here.

In case you missed the February event:  Innovative Uses of Analytics to Improve Outpatient Primary Care Delivery   Dr. Danielle Oryn, DO, MPH, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and  Shaun Nelson, MPH, Senior Data Analyst,  Petaluma Health Center & HIMSS Davies Award Winner

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute
May 21-24, 2018 | Boston, MA
AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition offers learning, inspiration and celebration for high-acuity and critical care nurses. Share the experience of AACN’s NTI with your colleagues, and take home new evidence-based knowledge to make an impact at the bedside. With more than 37.5 continuing education (CE) contact hours, the outstanding and diverse learning opportunities and inspirational gatherings promise to reignite your commitment to your practice and our profession. Register today and save.

American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting
April 12-15, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN
At AONE 2018, nurse leaders from across the country will come together and engage to solve solutions to current industry challenges. HIMSS is excited to be partnering with AONE for a special session on Thursday, April 12th, Transforming Practice Using Data Analytics and Informatics. Join colleagues and hear from experts how IT is deployed to address the quadruple aim through data analytics, CNO-CNIO synergy, and predictive modeling. Learn more.

The Value Brief

The Importance of Focus on the Patient as a Person in Healthcare

In the latest episode of STEPS To Value, “Designing Relevant Touchpoints on the Patient Journey, host Rod Piechowski speaks with Sanjay Shah, director of strategic innovation at Dignity Health about the importance of how an organization interacts with its patients, and building long-term relationships with these customers.

Physicians can find resources in the HIMSS Physician Community and the HIMSS Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) to help stay updated in the areas of patient care and engagement.

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

HIMSS Approved Education Partners

Bless My People
The Certified Telemedicine/Telehealth Professional (CTTP) online certification as well as the Advanced Certified Telemedicine/Telehealth Professional (A-CTTP) online certification, upon completion, offer 15 CEs or PDUs.  Through the Bless My People Foundation (BMP)/Global Health Access Institute (GHA) partnership, information offers history, processes/procedures, health care technology, change management, forms, equipment, required positions, ethics, artificial intelligence, and cyber-security about telemedicine and telehealth.

The salient goal of both certification programs is to teach best practices.  Lessons are designed for course participants to comprehend the most up-to-date topography regarding telemedicine and telehealth that include essential changes linked to advancements in healthcare. Each lesson builds upon the next for holistic awareness.

The CTTP program is for those new to healthcare and desire to learn about telemedicine and telehealth.  The A-CTTP includes additional details about quality and entails a face-to-face laboratory, soon to become a simulation.  The A-CTTP is for healthcare professionals with at least five (5) years of progressive experience, as well as for administrators. Click here to learn more about Bless My People.

Dev4Health Early Bird Registration Rate Ends Soon!

Get set for a new exciting conference experience April 30 – May 1 in Cleveland, OH from Health 2.0 and HIMSS, focused on the collaboration between developers and healthcare providers on building emerging digital health technologies! We are proud to present - Dev4Health.

Join our awesome speakers and hundreds of developers, innovative leaders, designers, chief technology officers, chief innovation officers, start-ups, and health tech enthusiasts for two days of strategic networking, idea generation, and innovative workshops - plus live demos of some of the newest health tech start-ups. 

  • Kathy Giori, Senior Product Manager, Mozilla
  • Tina Joros, General Manager, Open Business Unit & VP, Allscripts
  • Josh Mandel, Health IT Ecosystem Lead, Verily
  • Margaret Akazawa, Public Health Analyst, US Department of HHS, ONC
  • Stan Huff, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Dan Gottlieb, Senior Technical Lead, SMART Health IT Project
  • Aneesh Chopra, Former CTO of the US and President of CareJourney
  • William Morris, Chief Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic

Only one day left to register and save! Take advantage of the early bird savings. Save up $100 when you register by April 5, 2018.

Tools & Resources

HIMSS Veterans Career Services Webinar: Warriors to Workforce Program
Kasey Kazakavich, Kasey Kazakavich, MS, NCC, LPC, Program Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Acquisition Academy, Warriors to Workforce Program

David Sella, USCGR (Ret), MS, PMP, Director, Warriors to Workforce (W2W) Program, Acquisition Internship School, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy 

Transitioning from the military to a civilian career can be challenging. In this presentation, attendees will hear from two Veterans who have made the transition who work with Veterans in the Warriors to Workforce Program (W2W). This is an 11-month program that offers Veterans an opportunity to transition into a new career in the federal government by applying their military skills and experiences to the Contract Specialist field.  The program focuses on foundational technical training, peak performance training, transitional support, mentoring, and professional development.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm Central
Register Now


Meet the 2018 Most Influential Women in Health IT

HIMSS Chapter Events

April 5 Happy Hour and Networking Event | Arizona Chapter of HIMSS

April 9 CAHIMS/CPHIMS Boot Camp | Montana Chapter of HIMSS

April 10 7th Annual Spring Conference & Tradeshow | Montana Chapter of HIMSS

April 12 2018 Spring Conference | Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of HIMSS

April 13 CXO Breakfast | Colorado Chapter of HIMSS


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!


From big data to smarter care.
 San Francisco, CA - June 13-14, 2018.
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A|D Vault, Inc. dba MyDirectives
Altran North America
Applied PilotFish Healthcare Integration
Becton Dickinson
Carestream Health
Companion Data Services
DSS, Inc.
EHR Integration Services
Enterprise Resource Performance Inc.(ERPi)
ExtraHop Networks
General Dynamics Health Solutions
Hostway Corporation
MITRE Corporation
Spectrum Enterprise
Transcend Insights
TriZetto Provider Solutions, a Cognizant Company

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

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