Author Archives: Elinore Boeke

About Elinore Boeke

Sr. Manager, Public Policy Communications - part of the HIMSS Government Relations team in Washington, DC. For health IT-related public policy updates, follow me on Twitter @ElinoreBoeke, and subscribe to the complimentary HIMSS Health IT Policy update e-newsletter at http://www.himss.org/policyupdate.

Are You an Early Adopter? I’m Not.

I’m not an early adopter. Not of trends, and not of technology. It was my husband who when we were dating insisted I upgrade from dial-up to broadband, despite my protestations that I didn’t need such an expensive enhancement. It’s … Continue reading

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HIE Workforce Challenges – What are some solutions?

By Scott MacLean, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS Chair, HIMSS Board of Directors I’m pleased to be participating today in the CMS eHealth Summit, as part of a panel discussing health IT workforce issues.  We’ll be discussing the HIMSS/AHIMA Healthcare Information Exchange … Continue reading

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3 Easy Ways to Participate in National Health IT Week

The 8th Annual National Health IT Week is September 16-20, 2013, bringing together individuals and organizations around the country to share their passion and commitment to realizing the value of health IT. More than 360 organizations have signed on as … Continue reading

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Listening to the Data

By Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors, and Professor in the School of Nursing at San Diego State University in San Diego, California Over the past few months, I’ve seen several articles in the mainstream … Continue reading

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Does Implementing Health IT Add Value?

by Rod Piechowski, HIMSS Senior Director, Health Information Systems Does implementing health IT add value to a hospital? Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) answers that question with a resounding “yes!”  This HIMSS Davies Award winner has improved overall safety, quality and effectiveness … Continue reading

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Where Are You On The Voyage to Meaningful Use?

There are more than 5,300 civilian hospitals in the U.S., and around 700,000 physicians.  Many are expending a great deal of time, effort, expense, and blood sweat & tears towards becoming meaningful users of EHRs.  Are you one of them?

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HIMSS Government Relations Efforts Have New Guidance from Updated Public Policy Principles

by Indranil (Neal) Ganguly, CHCIO, FHIMSS, FCHIME, Member of the HIMSS Board of Directors, and VP & CIO of CentraState Healthcare System I’m pleased to share that at our Dec. 7 meeting, the HIMSS Board of Directors approved the organization’s updated 2013-2014 … Continue reading

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Congress Looks at Meaningful Use

By Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS, Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors, and Professor in the School of Nursing at San Diego State University in San Diego, California I knew that being Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors … Continue reading

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HIMSS Statement on Release of Meaningful Use Stage 2

UPDATE 2-24-12: This afternoon, ONC released the proposed rule for “Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology.” HIMSS released the following statement today … Continue reading

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Do Your Doctors Use EHRs?

Last year my family and I moved to a new house. While we still live in the Washington DC suburbs, it made sense for us to switch to a well-regarded pediatric practice more conveniently located to our new home. I … Continue reading

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