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HIMSS Analytics


April 25, 2014  11:01 AM

Adoption and interoperability of EHRs examined in health IT reports

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR adoption, EHR certification, HIMSS Analytics, Interoperability

Though the meaningful use program helped exceed HHS' expectations for EHR adoption in 2013, the lack of interoperability between electronic records has caught the eye of independent assessors and federal health agencies. Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 "fall short of achieving meaningful use in any...

April 9, 2014  11:13 AM

HIMSS Analytics study measures EHR governance programs

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR governance, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics

According to study data collected by HIMSS Analytics, 60% of healthcare organizations have a formalized EHR governance program in place. And almost two-thirds of the time, it's not just IT staffers doing the governing: Physicians and nurses are having their say in how the application and its use...


March 6, 2014  1:56 PM

Physicians capturing data with mobile devices, finds HIMSS analytics

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
BYOD, HIMSS 2014, HIMSS Analytics, mHealth

Three research reports confirm that clinician and patient mobility -- and the technology that serves them -- will be a focus of investment for the next several years. According to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Survey, more than a third of physicians (36%) use mobile devices to record patient...


January 16, 2013  4:04 PM

HIMSS Analytics stats show meaningful use program is working

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics, Meaningful use

The research wing of the Health Information Management Systems Society, HIMSS Analytics, released new stats that show the EHR incentive program is doing what it set out to do -- increase adoption of EHR systems among U.S. physicians. This is good news


November 2, 2011  10:54 AM

CHIME, HIMSS surveys gauge nation’s meaningful use prep

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR attestation process, EHR incentive program, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics

Feeling left behind in the Health IT rat race? Don't. Two new surveys of hospital CIOs show that few hospitals are really ready for meaningful use, but most are striving to get there. They also provide a yardstick from which you can measure your own facility's progress. The College of Healthcare...


April 13, 2010  12:28 PM

Ensuring effective EHR use, and other health IT news this week

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics, ipad, NHIN, NHIN Direct, phr

As the deadline for achieving meaningful use nears, some electronic health record (EHR) vendors are beginning to guarantee that their products will help providers meet meaningful use criteria.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, it means nothing.


April 8, 2010  9:11 AM

HIMSS Analytics study reveals gaps in patient data security

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, EHR security, HIMSS Analytics, patient data security

As personal health information moves out of the filing cabinets and into cyberspace, the need to secure that data presents a whole new set of challenges. For this reason, HIMSS Analytics partnered with Kroll Fraud Solutions to conduct a bi-annual survey to evaluate the status of patient data...


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