What’s New at HIMSS

HIMSS Summit07
The HIMSS Summit 07 has been designed to set a course for healthcare IT adoption. HIMSS Summit 07 unleashes the insight healthcare leaders in IT governance bring to the table, providing practical, solutions-based interactive education sessions. It will take place June 25-26th in San Diego, CA.

The educational program will provide attendees with the tools they need to enhance their leadership skills. Featuring topics designed around four educational tracks: governance, leadership, technology, and EHR. HIMSS Summit 07 is a tremendous opportunity to gain the relevant knowledge you can use everyday. For more information go to http://www.himsssummit.org.

Cisco & HIMSS Partner to Create a New Users Group
The Community for Connected Health is a new users group created by Cisco & HIMSS. It is dedicated to the sharing of best-practices for using information delivered via medical-grade networks to enable healthcare that is safe, timely, efficient, and patient-centered. The core focus is to provide value to the members-caregivers, end users, CIOs, and other IT professionals through education, networking, and access to Cisco healthcare and technology experts. As a member of HIMSS, it costs you nothing to participate in the Community for Connected Health, yet the benefits to your professional development are invaluable. For more information, go to www.connectedhealthcommunity.org.

Show your Spirit & Wear HIMSS Gear
HIMSS gear was launched at the 2007 Annual Conference & Exhibition. It is now available to all members. It is also an opportunity for you to purchase great logo gear. Items include: shirts, hats, visors, mugs, water bottles, and more! Plus, for every item purchased $1 will be donated to the HIMSS Foundation. Order your HIMSS Gear today!

Let the HIT Dashboard Do the Tracking for Interoperability Initiatives
Visit the HIMSS HIT dashboard at http://www.hitdashboard.com/ to access a comprehensive information tracking tool! The HIT Dashboard organizes information by project types or components to make it easier to find information by state on:

· Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Initiatives by State
· HIMSS Chapters
· Davies Award of Excellence winners
· Agency for Health Research and Quality
· Bridges to Excellence
· Private Health Information Exchanges