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September 11, 2015  11:23 AM

HIMSS asks Congress to push HIE standards, cybersecurity and telemedicine

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIE, HIE implementation, HIMSS, Interoperability, ONC, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Count the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among the groups that say federal healthcare agencies can do more to promote the use of health IT. Specifically, HIMSS is asking...

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July 1, 2015  2:02 PM

HIMSS reports spike in health IT security worries

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, HIMSS

Until recently cyber-security was one of many issues for health IT executives; now it is top of mind for most. Anecdotally, it is abundantly clear how widespread increased worry about

April 21, 2015  4:04 PM

HIMSS mobile survey shows link between patient engagement and mobile tech

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, mHealth, patient engagement, patient portals, telehealth

Last week was the most significant one of the year for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In the midst of its health IT mega-conference, HIMSS 2015,...

April 15, 2015  1:09 PM

It’s feet first for all HIMSS 2015 attendees

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, wellness

This morning as I came down the hotel elevator for breakfast, it stopped at a floor and in came a young guy carrying two stuffed bags and sporting a HIMSS 2015 badge. "You ready to walk another 10 miles today?" the fella asked. "My feet are in pain. I told my boss no offense, but I'm not wearing...

April 2, 2015  4:29 PM

Joint Commission issues warning on EHR safety

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
EHRs, HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, Joint Commission

EHR errors can cause serious problems. The Joint Commission, the independent healthcare accreditation agency that functions as a quasi-governmental body, issued that warning in the days before the giant

November 25, 2014  1:06 PM

Interstate HIE gets boost from 47-group coalition

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR systems, HIE, HIMSS

Health information exchange (HIE) over state lines via EHRs and data exchanges can be difficult at best. A 47-group coalition including the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA and EHR/HIE

November 13, 2014  3:12 PM

HIMSS and CHIME voice concerns about ONC leadership changes

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo

Motivated by recent and upcoming leadership transitions within ONC, members of the College of Healthcare Information and Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 

November 4, 2014  10:02 AM

CCHIT ceases operations, donates assets to HIMSS Foundation

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo

After ten years of working for the health IT community, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced it will

June 17, 2014  3:14 PM

Letters to HHS secretary push for approval of telemedicine services

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, Sylvia Burwell, Telemedicine

Two letters addressed to Sylvia Burwell sent more than congratulations to the recently-confirmed HHS secretary. Both messages urge Burwell and HHS to remove restrictions that limit...

February 25, 2014  2:39 PM

HIMSS survey respondents say more money needed to help meet stage 2

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Health IT, HIMSS, HIMSS 2014, meaningful use stage 1, meaningful use stage 2

More than 90% of respondents to the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey reported that their organizations have met the requirements for stage 1 of meaningful use. The

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