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National Health IT Week (September 16-20, 2013) is driven by our Partners. The Week’s events offer various opportunities which you may explore through the individual organizations listed below. To include your company’s event on the calendar, please email the details to

National HIT Week Policy Summit Pre-Event: HIMSS’ 2013-2014 Priorities for Congress
HIMSS' Government Relations activities are guided by the 2013-14 Policy Principles, and each year a committed workgroup of volunteers identifies three regulatory and legislative priority actions with the potential to make an important impact on health IT implementation in the U.S. These are the "Asks" participants in the annual HIMSS Policy Summit bring to their Congressional representatives. Whether you're able to join us in Washington DC on September 18-19, 2013 or not, if you have an interest in health IT policy, don’t miss this 30-minute webinar to gain important insights on policy challenges facing the health IT community and how individuals can affect government decision-making. Listen to the recording

National Health IT Week Partners Webinar
Listen to the webinar National Health IT Week: “Recognizing the Value of Health Information Technology.” Learn more about National Health IT Week being held September 16-20, 2013. As a partner-driven event, we encourage participants to leverage the opportunity to raise awareness and help the collective cause by recognizing the Week in local communities. Get great tips on how to engage your constituents and spread the word.

September 12, 2013

HITECH/HIPAA 2013 – mHealth and IT Infrastructure: Strategies for Mobile Compliance 
Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Axway's Ruby Raley will host a webinar discussing HIPAA compliance beyond the edge of the enterprise and the necessary approaches to take in relation to IT infrastructure. Organizations planning to
implement patient portals, adopt BYOD to reduce costs, and create a mobile application for members or patients can learn the potential risks involved with these technologies, and the solutions to ensure the infrastructure remains secure and complaint. 

September 16, 2013

Join NJ-HITEC for Health IT Week
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HIMSS Young Professionals Networking Event and Happy Hour
Monday, September 16th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
201 Bar, 201 Massachusetts Ave, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002
HIMSS Young Professionals or HYP was formed through the HIMSS National Capital Area chapter, to support professional development and networking for all health IT professionals, with a focus on those members of the community that represent students, new comers to the field of health IT, and transitioning seasoned professionals through networking events and programs.  
Join us for this free networking event in Washington DC. Download HIMSS Young Professionals (HYP) Invitation and RSVP.

Patient Engagement Blue Button & Blue Button Plus
The 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit will bring together Federal leaders including: Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS, Leon Rodriguez, Director, Office for Civil Rights and other leaders from the private and non-profit sectors. The 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit is a chance to learn from and share your experiences with others who are leading the charge to empower consumers to be better partners in their health. For more information and registration, visit the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit page.

Health Information Integrity Summit: New Ideas and Emerging Trends
September 16-17, 2013
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Alexandria, VA
Join thought leaders and professionals in the areas of policy making, informatics and law to explore the legal and compliance challenges and opportunities associated with health information integrity and the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Transforming Clinical Image Access and Distribution
Monday, September 16, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The VNA Institute of Technology invites you to an exclusive event on Monday, September 16th in New York City. Radiologists, cardiologists, hospital executives, CIOs, IT managers and more will be in attendance for this unique health care IT symposium. The Lambs Club New York – The Club Room 132 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036. Register now

3rd Annual Consumer Health IT Summit
Save the Date: September 16 (Washington D.C.)
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you save the date and join us in D.C. on September 16 to learn about public and private sector led advancements to equip and empower patients to better manage their health in a digital era.
Monday, September 16, 2013
9:30AM – 4:00PM EDT
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20201

The Summit is free, but space is limited in the Great Hall and available on a first come, first serve basis. The Main Event will be webcast for those unable to join us in person.

September 17, 2013

Update on ONC HIE Governance Activities
Tuesday, September 17
3:00-4:30PM EST

In this webinar, representatives from ONC will give an update on national HIE governance efforts, including a brief overview of the ONC Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange, Exemplar grantee projects, and National HIE Governance Forum efforts.  Since April, NeHC and ONC have brought together over thirty HIE governing entities monthly to discuss, prioritize, catalog some of the most challenging aspects of HIE governance and identify common solutions.   Forum participants will review issues and topics that have been discussed to date including approaches to trust such as: duty to respond, local autonomy, and chain of trust. Additionally, Forum participants will discuss the progress being made in the National HIE Governance Forum’s Privacy and Security workgroup in developing promising practices related to trust. 
This webinar will be recorded. Recordings of past webinars can be found in the NeHC Resource Center.
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Building Trust
Update on National HIE Governance Activities
3:00 - 4:30PM EDT
In this webinar, representatives from ONC will give an update on national HIE governance efforts, including a brief overview of the ONC Governance Framework for Trusted Electronic Health Information Exchange, Exemplar grantee projects, and National HIE Governance Forum efforts. Register

mHIMSS Ice Cream Social 
September 17, 2013
3:00-5:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room B354
Please join us for the mHIMSS Mobile Health Ice Cream Reception on Capitol Hill. This networking reception, open to the public, will offer mHealth resources, an mHealth value case study, and an opportunity to hear perspectives on mHealth from invited Members of Congress.
Contact: Tim Castallo

Institute for e-Health Policy Health IT Showcase (open to the public) Featuring HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
10:00am-3:00 pm
Panel discussion and lunch at Noon
Rayburn House Office Building, The Gold Room (Rm 2168), Washington, DC

Better Health: Everyone’s Responsibility Conference
Tuesday, September 17
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CT Convention Center, Hartford, CT
$10 per person – conference
$35 per person – conference and dinner

Better Health:  Everyone’s Responsibility is a first-of-its-kind patient engagement conference in Connecticut that will empower consumers to manage their health and engage in the healthcare system, and educate healthcare providers on how to more effectively communicate with their patients. The conference is hosted by CT Partners for Health.

Kentucky eHealth Summit
Tuesday, September 17
9:00AM-4:00PM ET
Sloan Convention Center, Bowling Green, KY, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with featured speakers Judy Murphy, Deputy National Coordinator ONC and Jason McNamara, HIT Coordinator CMS. Register now

Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop
Tuesday, September 17
Washington, DC
The all-day Federal Health IT Business Development Workshop is designed to provide an "insider" look into the federal health IT market.
Contact: Arnol Simmons

HIMSS Chapters Summit of the Southeast
September 17-18
Nashville, TN
This annual two-day conference draws more than 1000 healthcare IT professionals from across the Southeast to come together and discuss top issues surrounding the evolution of care delivery and gain greater insight in the ever-evolving field of healthcare and learn from leading experts in healthcare IT.  Summit of the Southeast is sponsored by HIMSS Chapters in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi.

September 18, 2013

Join the ICD-10 Webinar
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The third annual National Health IT Week is September 16-20. CMS will mark the week by hosting several webinars and launching new eHealth tools and resources that help providers participate in eHealth programs. National Health IT Week eHealth Provider Webinar Series For Health IT Week, CMS experts will be presenting at a webinar on ICD-10 sponsored by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) on Wednesday, September 18th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Join us to learn more about ICD-10, how it differs from ICD-9, and the steps health care practices should take to transition to ICD-10. A CMS expert will also discuss the tools and resources CMS offers to help practices with the ICD-10 transition. A portion of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A. How to Register Register through WEDI to participate in the ICD-10 Overview Webinar. Once registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to log-in to the webinar. Space is limited so register today!

HIMSS' Health Story Project Pre-Policy Summit Meeting
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 11:00AM EST
Onsite Meeting: Bunker Hill Room, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill WebEx Meeting: Join us online or via teleconference! • Attend online • Attend via teleconference: Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada) 1-866-469-3239/ Access code: 922 497 033 • Meeting Password: 12345

IHE USA Certification Program Logistics: Prepare for 2014
September 18, 2013 at 10:00 - 11:00AM CT | Register Today!
Your clients expect you can provide them with the assurance they need!
The Health IT software industry is rapidly responding to user demand for confidence that products support specific clinical workflow objectives, facilitate standardized exchange of clinical information, and meet baseline levels of privacy and security functionality. Are you ready to meet this challenge? Can you afford not to? Bring your decision makers and IT staff to this one hour, in-depth discussion about the IHE USA Certification Program, and how you can sign up to participate at the IHE North American Connectathon 2014 and beyond.

OnRamp and HTF-Austin Celebrate NHIT Week: Data Center Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, September 18th
12:00 - 1:30 PM CST Join OnRamp, a data center services provider, and the Austin Chapter of the Health Technology Forum for a lunch, learn and data center tour celebrating NHIT Week.  See first-hand how data center like OnRamp are assisting HIT businesses with HIPAA Compliant Hosting solutions that enable innovation in the field by removing the concerns for the confidentiality, availability and integrity of electronic protected health information. You must be a member of the Health Technology Forum: Austin group to attend. Limited seats available. Register

mHIMSS Twitter Chat
Join us on Sept. 18th at 3pm ET for the next mHIMSS Twitter Chat.

Webinar: Accelerating Practice Transformation through Health IT
3:30 – 5:00 pm EDT
Moderator: Nora Super
Join ONC for a discussion about how HITECH Programs are supporting healthcare providers in Colorado transform into highly functioning, health IT enabled practices that can coordinate patient care across the medical neighborhood, engage patients in their care and well-being, and manage populations to improve health outcomes and avoid unnecessary care. RSVP

Big Data and Analytics - A HIMSS Virtual Briefing
September 18
12:00-2:00 PM ET
Topics in this virtual briefing may cover common approaches to data warehousing, as well as the means of organizing people and resources into projects for implementation.

Institute for e-Health Policy Health IT Technology Showcase (open to the public) Featuring HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
12:00-5:00 pm
Congressional Visitors Center, Rooms SVC 208-209, Washington DC

Health IT Policy 101 Seminar
1:00-3:30 pm
Hyatt Capitol Hill, Capitol Room, Washington, DC

National Health IT Week Capitol Hill Press Conference (open to the public)

1:30-2:30 pm
Congressional Visitors Center, Rooms SVC 208-209, Washington DC
Media contact: Jennifer Hirsch, or 617-779-1828.

Health Informatics Job Fair
Wednesday, September 18th
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Baltimore, MD
The job fair will allow emerging professionals to expand their career options, and employers will meet the region's future health informatics workforce!
Information for employers
Information for job seekers

National Health IT Week Networking and Awards Reception (open to the public)
4:30-6:30 pm - Hyatt Capitol Hill, Capitol Room,Washington, DC

  • Modern Healthcare/HIMSS CEO IT Achievement Awards
  • CHIME State Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership
  • HIMSS Congressional Health IT Leadership Award
  • HIMSS Federal Health IT Leadership Award
  • HIMSS State Legislator of the Year Award
  • Special Recognition Health IT Leadership Award

RSVP here

HIMSS 12th Annual Policy Summit
September 18-19
Washington, DC
Help shape future health IT policy by learning more about key issues and sharing with your congressional representatives stories of your health IT journey and the many ways that information technology brings value to healthcare. 

HIMSS Policy Summit Clinician Education
Wednesday September 18
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Presenters will discuss how we can engage the patient through meaningful use and the road to safety regulations.

Contact: Christel Anderson

September 19, 2013

Health Technology Forum:  Dallas Chapter & FireHost Presentation and Discussion
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
HITRUST, FireHost, and the Dallas Chapter of Health Technology Forum present:  How to Lock Down & Certify Your Cloud for Healthcare
How to Lock Down & Certify Your Cloud for Healthcare helps healthcare IT professionals understand how the cloud can positively impact their business and how to take steps that ensure compliance standards are met. Kurt Hagerman, director of information security at FireHost, and Michael Frederick, vice president of assurance services at HITRUST, will lead this informative session. 

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Twitter Chats
Thurs., Sept. 19, noon-1p.m. (CST):
We’ll be discussing HIE advancement in Louisiana, specifically, the Louisiana Health Information Exchange. Discussion will focus on the growth of the HIE, how the HIE is designed to improve care/outcomes in Louisiana, and benefits of the HIE in disaster situations (i.e., hurricanes, floods, etc.). Our guests will be JT Lane, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public Health; Tyler Carruth, Louisiana's State Health IT Coordinator; Nadine Robin, HIT Program Manager; and Diete Dobroski, LHIT Resource Center Program Manager. Twitter handle is @LHCQF1.

A Comprehensive Healthcare Portal Strategy
Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT | Duration: 1 Hour
A comprehensive healthcare portal strategy addresses scope, brand, mobile access, social support, wellness tools, commerce and analytics; all while providing flexibility to meet tomorrow’s engagement needs and changes to the HIT infrastructure. Your investment for patients today can provide services to caregivers, employees and partners in the future, driving greater value to your entire organization.

#HITchicks Tweet Chat Hosted by Billian's & Moderated by @SmyrnaGirl
Thursday, Sept. 19th
12:00-1:00 PM ET
Online via the #HITchicks hashtag
We'll jump into several exciting topics, including: - the role of women in the healthcare C-suite - the importance of mentors - gender's role in ONC leadership - plus more!
Topics and details:

Clinician Stories on the Hill
Thursday, September 19
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tell your "Story on the Hill" during Congressional visits with leading members of congress; their staff; the Nursing Congressional Caucus; and leaders who are developing health policy.
Contact: Christel Anderson

Ignite Health
Thursday, September 19
5:30 PM - Doors Open 6:30 PM - Presentations Start with Intermission 9:00 PM
OHSU - Old Auditorium and Grand Hall, Portland, Oregon
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.
Cost: Free to attend but registration is required
Contact: Kari Naone

HIMSS NCA Chapter is pleased to invite you to our
September Event
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Networking/Refreshments:  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Program:  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Blue & Orange Metro Lines
Patient Portals:  Using Leading Edge Technology to Manage the Delivery of Healthcare in a
Patient-Driven Model

September 20, 2013

Illuminating the Path Forward in Health IT: Lasting Resources from the Beacon Community Program
Please join us to hear more about how Beacon Communities used health IT to catalyze improvement in their markets, and what tools and resource documents are available based on their shared experiences (the Beacon Nation Project). Speakers will include representatives from the ONC and select Beacon Communities. Register

HRSA-sponsored webinar: Telehealth for Safety Net Providers

Advancing Personalized and Genomic Medicine: Exploring Information Needs and the Role of IT
Friday, September 20th from 10am – 12:30pm ET
Personalized medicine is making significant advancements that enable clinicians to tailor medical treatments and preventive strategies to each patient. Join the Bipartisan Policy Center, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences and a panel of visionary health care leaders in a robust interactive discussion regarding the information needs of personalized and genomic medicine, the role that health IT plays, the barriers that stand in the way of progress, and the policies needed to address those barriers. Access the webcast here and join the conversation on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #PersonalizedMedicine

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