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March 5, 2010  1:41 PM

Kaiser finishes implementing EHR across entire network

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR, electronic health records, HIMSS10, Kaiser Permanente, personal health records, phr

The massive expo hall at the HIMSS10 conference may have left health care providers bewildered about choosing an electronic health record system, let alone implementing one. The example of Kaiser Permanente, which began implementing EHR six years ago, offers providers both advice and hope. The...

March 2, 2010  3:56 PM

Certification rule released at HIMSS10 annual conference

JeanD Profile: JeanD
electronic health records, HIMSS10, ONC

ATLANTA -- The Office of the National Coordinator released its much-anticipated proposed rule outlining the certification program for health information technology during a town hall meeting at the HIMSS10 annual conference. Released at a modest 184 pages, the

March 2, 2010  8:27 AM

Joint Commission’s Greatest Hits at HIMSS

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

Cruising the press room at a trade show usually provides a snapshot of the newest, greatest stuff, refreshed daily as vendors hype attendees on product announcements. They save them up for big unveilings at industry confabs like HIMSS10 here in Atlanta. Nothing changes, year to year, except...

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...

February 23, 2010  1:04 PM

ONC’s HIMSS Interoperability Showcase — is it in your future?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger

Every single trade show and exhibition claims that right now, its chosen industry is on the brink of some grand new era of something or other. So, it’s nothing new that for next week’s Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) show, numerous vendors, speakers and HIMSS...

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