Health IT Pulse:

March, 2010

March 1, 2010  5:10 PM

Superusers key to getting provider buy-in

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIMSS10, user buy-in

Here at HIMSS10, national health care IT leaders discuss their best practices from the dais. One of the many worth sharing today came from David Dawdy, CIO for Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo., who drafted a corps of 28 "superusers" who help his team test and roll out...

March 1, 2010  10:44 AM

The meaning behind a HIMSS annual conference keynote

JeanD Profile: JeanD
HIMSS10, Meaningful use

Opening keynote speeches usually provide a big-picture outlook on whatever topic a conference is promoting. From this morning's session at HIMSS10, one would expect the next four days will be focused on the future of wireless in health information technology. Not to say Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint...

March 1, 2010  9:41 AM

Meaningful use to drive health IT spending: HIMSS survey

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR, HIMSS10, Meaningful use

Not surprisingly, meaningful use is poised to drive spending on health IT in 2010, perhaps even to pre-recession levels, according to the annual leadership survey of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The results of the survey, released at the

March 1, 2010  6:47 AM

HIMSS10: A rocking start to the annual conference

JeanD Profile: JeanD

On site at HIMSS10, where several thousand people are waiting for the opening keynote from Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corp. The sun has barely risen, but inside the conference ballroom, it's disco lights and heart-thumping Latin...

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