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,...
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...
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
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
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)
After ten years of working for the health IT community, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced it will
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...
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
Providers deep in preparation for the ICD-10 changeover may want to take note of a recent report which summarized the outcomes of a preliminary ICD-10 test and found coders have a way to go before they’ll be ready for the upgrade. The ICD-10 National Pilot Program was
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is asking healthcare officials to extend the attestation period for stage 2 of meaningful use to 18 months, instead of the planned timeframe of a year. A formal