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Elsevier paying it forward to Doctors Without Borders


Elsevier, publisher of scientifi c, technical and medical informa-

tion products and services, will donate 10 percent of its revenue from one of its key products to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The program will apply to all subscriptions to MD Consult, Elsevier’s electronic clinical reference tool, purchased between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, 2010. In 2009, a similar campaign brought in more than 350 subscriptions worth over $120,000. This year’s effort is part of “The Great Giveback” campaign, which provides medical assistance and support to numerous people around the world.

MSF aid workers operate programs in more than 60 countries, from Cambodia, Guatemala and Ar- menia, to Burundi, Brazil and Bosnia. Elsevier has 7,000 employees working in more than 70 offi ces worldwide and a track record of partnership with global science and health communities in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and the U.S. In 1999, MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

AUPHA, HIMSS and CAHME collaborate on IT curriculum


The Association of University Pro- grams in Health Administration

(AUPHA), HIMSS and the Commission on Ac- creditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) are collaborating to develop model cur- riculum in healthcare IT. The curriculum will be designed for undergraduate and graduate students in healthcare management programs.

The project scope not only includes the curriculum design, but also the development of course modules that can be combined to form stand-alone courses or integrated individually into existing courses. Neces- sary teaching tools, such as syllabi, class exercise, simulations, case studies, exam questions and instruc- tor manuals, also will be developed.

CAHME’s current, candidate and undergraduate programs will be able to access these modules to update curriculum.

Materials from the collaboration will be used

for Train-the-Trainer tools, resources designed to prepare both non-expert academics and expert non- academics to teach in the AUPHA-member program classrooms. The project will take place over three years, with completion scheduled for fall 2013.

EVENTS January

The 3rd Annual Health 3.0 Conference: The Next Online Generation, Jan. 25-27, Orlando, explores the newest outlets for social media and mobile applications that have the ability to revolutionize the way health plans handle information exchange for member engagement and ease of use for better health outcomes.

The 3rd Healthcare Payment Solutions Summit, Jan. 25-27, Orlando, brings together leading providers, payers and fi nancial technology executives to reveal all of the opportunities that drive effi ciency, connectivity and cost containment throughout the revenue-cycle payment process from up front to back end. The goal is to exemplify the latest technology solutions and deliver an action plan to achieve industry transformation to patient-centered payment systems. February

Emerging Programs & Models for Medicare Care Management, Feb. 10-11, Orlando, aims to walk you through everything you need to know to launch an ACO program, show you how to effectively combine medical and revenue management and show you how to implement the latest emerging strategies based on the results of piloted programs. HIMSS11 Annual Conference & Exhibition,

Feb. 20-24, Orlando, brings together the latest in technologies, patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, business best practices and personal growth all in one place. Check out more than 900 companies exhibiting thousands of health IT products and services, with more than 250 fi rst-time exhibiting companies offering new technologies.


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