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February 28, 2018  1:51 PM

AAFP recommends steps to reduce health IT regulations

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
EHRs, Health IT, HIMSS

The American Academy of Family Physicians has recommended steps to relieve the burden of health IT regulations on physicians. In a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma and ONC national coordinator

February 24, 2017  3:48 PM

Gaining a new appreciation for health IT at the 2017 HIMSS conference

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Artificial intelligence, Health IT, HIMSS

Attending the 2017 HIMSS conference -- my very first foray into the largest annual health IT gathering -- was daunting, to say the least. Navigating the massive Orange County Convention Center and adjoining Hyatt Regency, hundreds of exhibitor booths, as well as juggling interviews and social...

February 23, 2017  4:31 PM

HIMSS 2017 conference: new health IT beyond meaningful use and EHRs

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, HIMSS, Meaningful use, ONC

The HIMSS 2017 conference, as usual, put up some good numbers. This year's edition of the country's biggest annual gathering of the health IT tribes registered...

January 25, 2017  1:34 PM

Under pressure, ONC still making noise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner

With its leadership and programs in flux because of uncertainty accompanying the new administration, ONC has produced a flurry of activity lately punctuated by a slate of sessions scheduled for HIMSS 2017 in Orlando coming up Feb. 19. But even as remaining

November 7, 2016  1:30 PM

The CHIME bell sounds

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
athenahealth, Cerner, CHIME, Epic, HIMSS

PHOENIX -- Yes, the CHIME 2016 Fall Forum, the College of Health Information Management Executives' biggest annual conference, came with a soundtrack. And we're...

July 29, 2016  10:53 AM

Gender pay gap among health IT workers grows wider

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
HIMSS, IT gender roles

Female health IT professionals in the U.S. are paid less than their male counterparts, and the wage gap between the two has only grown larger over the past decade. In 2006, the average female

March 8, 2016  3:20 PM

Hospitals ready for more connected health, according to HIMSS survey

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Connected Health, HIMSS, mHealth, remote patient monitoring, telehealth

Nearly half of U.S. hospitals are considering expanding the collection of connected health technologies used in their facilities. That notion, and the concept that providers implement healthcare technology to extend patient care outside of their exam rooms, were two of the findings of the 2016...

March 4, 2016  12:38 PM

The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cerner, Epic, HIMSS, Interoperability

At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest health IT event. This year's edition of the annual conference and exhibition of the Healthcare...

March 2, 2016  8:44 PM

I survived HIMSS 2016

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee

Ten interviews, a podcast, a session with ONC and CMS, and two days later, I can officially say I survived HIMSS 2016. There was a momentary scare there as I wandered...

February 25, 2016  11:16 AM

HIMSS first-timer: Preparing for the conference

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
cloud, Data Analytics, HIMSS, iot, Mobile

I have never been to HIMSS—the largest conference in the health IT industry—before, but from what I've heard it's a chaotic, health IT wonderland. At least, that's what my colleague Shaun Sutner, news and features writer for...

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