Author Archives: David Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

About David Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

David Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, is HIMSS Director, Healthcare Information Systems.

More on Mobile Health at HIMSS14

Wondering what’s ahead for mHealth at HIMSS14? Here’s an update on mobile health programming at HIMSS14, where you can meet with others in Orlando who share that same passion for improving health with IT. Check the schedule for: Mobile Health Symposium,  Mobile Health … Continue reading

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How To’s for Navigating the Mobile Medical App Guidance from FDA

I remember the excitement of the purchase of my first iPod, after seeing friends use their own.  I also remember when I started using it for the first time, having to figure out the functions and features, as there was no … Continue reading

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6 Innovation Opportunities FDA Final Guidance Offers mHealth

Guidance with a qualifier – the very beginning of the FDA Mobile Medical Applications Guidance summarizes the essence of its next 43 pages: “This guidance represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current thinking on this topic. It does not … Continue reading

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#mHIMSS Chat Preview: Can #mHealth Simultaneously Increase Value and Decrease Costs?

Perhaps the title of this blog should be, “Can You Simultaneously Pat Your Head and Rub Your Belly?”  Yes, it is doable, but, it takes a lot of practice and concentration to be successful! Value is often defined as the … Continue reading

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Five Notable Observations from a HIMSS13 Attendee

This year’s conference demonstrates an acceleration of technology addressing true healthcare concerns, unlike others in years past in my opinion. I will list those most evident to me. 1. Patient engagement Dr. Eric Topol’s keynote address yesterday, which highlighted mobile technologies both … Continue reading

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Deriving Value from Health IT: Unity Health

Unity Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving nearly 95,000 underserved residents in 30 sites throughout Washington, DC, discovered that it was able to increase revenue by being smarter about utilization of existing staff, rather than by bringing in … Continue reading

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Show Me the Quality!

Have you ever seen the movie “Jerry Maguire” that features Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr?  Cuba is a professional football player who can’t seem to get the respect he needs, and Cruise is a recruiter who needs a break as … Continue reading

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell

So, what’s different about HIMSS and its Stories of Success! program? There are numerous types of case studies that recognize HIT success, sponsored by a variety of organizations, that fly into our in-boxes as “late breaking news.” These are often self-reported … Continue reading

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What Is the Value of a Health IT Award?

As HIMSS announced its 2010 Davies Awards of Excellence winners this week, I wanted to take the opportunity to articulate the value of this health IT award.  The Davies Award program is built upon the structure of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, … Continue reading

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