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February 17, 2016  10:16 AM

CommonWell Health Alliance adds HIMSS, others as new members

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Cerner, CommonWell Alliance, HIE, HIMSS, Interoperability, mckesson

A group created to expand the interoperable exchange of patient data between providers with different EHR systems can now count a few more healthcare organizations as members. Less than two weeks out from its

January 6, 2016  3:48 PM

HIMSS salary survey reveals impressive numbers

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Health IT, HIMSS

The bucks aren't bad in health IT. That's the overall thrust of the recently released Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)


December 8, 2015  11:37 AM

HIMSS Value Score to quantify worth of health IT

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
health IT standards, HIMSS, HITECH Act

It's difficult to predict how adopting health IT will change an organization's productivity or quantify how well a technology measured up to its expectations. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) hopes to demystify that process and assign a


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
CHIME, HIMSS, ONC

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) 


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