Category Archives: Health IT Value Suite

Give a Little Health IT Thanks this Holiday Season

Grumpy Cat may not support more coordinated care, but the health IT community is definitely on board. Last week, healthcare brands, advocates and professionals shared messages of gratitude for what they feel is working in digital health. This practice was started … Continue reading

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Closing Out #NHITweek with the #HITsm Community

HIMSS and Health Standards are closing out the ninth annual National Health IT Week in style – and what better way to move the needle on health IT than a focused discussion on what’s working and what isn’t in health … Continue reading

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Three health systems proving the power of health IT

Texas Health Resources, UC Davis Health System and Children’s Medical Center Dallas are 2013 Davies Award winners and have facilities at HIMSS Analytics’ EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 status. Celebrate National Health IT Week with examples of how each … Continue reading

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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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HIMSS Value Suite Initiative in Review – Part 2

In my last post, I summarized what we’ve collected so far in the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite. Today, I’d like to share a little more about the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS™ and the interactive model we’ve built to help demonstrate … Continue reading

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HIMSS Value Suite Initiative in Review

As we near the end of the year I want to provide an update on the progress we’ve made so far on the HIMSS Value Suite initiative. We continue to collect evidence of  the health IT value, and have a … Continue reading

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How Do You Measure the Value of Health IT?

As HIMSS joins with partners around the country to recognize National Health IT Week, we have challenged all the participants to answer the question, “What is the value of health IT?”  Whether in events in their communities or around the … Continue reading

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HIMSS is Recommending an Extension of the Stage 2 Timeline. Here’s Why.

As we gear up for the start of Meaningful Use Stage 2 in a few weeks, HIMSS has been working with our members and listening to the public dialogue on the challenges and opportunities that Meaningful Use Stage 2 adds … Continue reading

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Leading Matters – Insights on Broadband and Healthcare

I spoke on Friday, Aug. 9, at the City Club of Cleveland as part of a five-part series – Broadband:  understanding the fiber of our region, presented by the City Club and OneCommunity. This nonprofit organization is focused on the expansion of high-speed … Continue reading

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Realize the Value of Health IT with the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite

Today, at a press conference in Washington, DC, HIMSS introduced the Health IT Value Suite.  Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, HIMSS Executive Vice President, led off the press conference noting that “HIMSS created the Health IT Value Suite to identify, … Continue reading

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