Author Archives: Nancy Vitucci

About Nancy Vitucci

Nancy Vitucci is manager of publications at HIMSS. Her responsibilities include books, eNewsletters, the monthly HIMSS Insider and Business Insider and the onsite bookstore at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Why Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Adoption, Application & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview. The first installment can be found here. “We are a long way from universal interoperability of medical devices, where a device operates as easily and freely as plugging in a … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Growth, Trends & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview. “Medical device data collection has increasingly become a part of the fabric of health IT system deployment,” writes John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS, in his new book Connected Medical Devices: Integrating … Continue reading

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The Mainstreaming of Medical Device Integration

Medical device integration (MDI) is a solutions-based process by which data from myriad medical devices are captured and integrated into an end-point system, such as an electronic health record. Proponents of MDI say that such solutions reduce data errors; save … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Presses…..Six New Books Published by HIMSS

The on-site bookstore at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition offers a great opportunity for talking with HIMSS members about health IT books, exploring book ideas with potential authors and launching new books. And the on-site bookstore at HIMSS13 was no exception. … Continue reading

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On the Value of Health IT – Patient Engagement

by Jan Oldenburg – OldenburgJ@Aetna.com Last week I found myself waiting for a plane, sharing the lone electrical outlet with another traveler.  As we sat side-by-side, intimacy enforced by our shared electrical lifeline, he received a phone call that I … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to HIMSS’ Bookshelf……

Fall is an exciting time of year for the HIMSS Publications team, with lots of new books in late stages of development. Our upcoming titles include:

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Print Books vs e-books

As I sat on the bus this morning reading my library copy of Imperial Bedrooms by Brett Easton Ellis, I looked around and saw several Kindles, Nooks and other e-reading devices but not one other print book. I was surprised I … Continue reading

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