Category Archives: HIMSS News and Developments

The Top 10 HIMSS Blog Posts in 2014

During 2014 – on the HIMSS Blog – patient engagement, innovation and healthcare transformation led the content charge. Our top 10 list also includes posts on: interoperability, public policy, nursing informatics, mobile technologies, and social media. So, take a moment … Continue reading

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Roger Baker and Aneesh Chopra on the Future of Health IT

This month, I was excited to have the opportunity to moderate a discussion on Federal News Radio with Roger Baker and Aneesh Chopra, discussing the value of health IT.

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FDASIA Stakeholders Meeting Kicks Off

On Tuesday, May 13, I had the pleasure of representing HIMSS at the FDA/ONC/FCC meeting with Stakeholders to discuss the draft FDASIA Report proposing a Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk Based Framework for Regulating Health IT.

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What a Difference Volunteers Make

Every day, I see how HIMSS volunteers make a positive and remarkable difference in improving health with IT. Now, during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, I extend my thanks and appreciation for their contributions.  Let me tell you more.

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Helping Veterans Transition into Health IT

What if I told you that in a few months you would be a Soldier, an Airman, a Seaman, or a Marine?  What if I told you that starting tomorrow you would attend a 3-day seminar on everything you need … Continue reading

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Engaging in Health IT Policy – and Welcoming Fresh Insights

Happy New Year!  Wow did 2013 go by fast, but it sure was jam-packed for those of us active in health IT policy, with lots of buzzwords including Care Coordination, Meaningful Use Call to Action, FDASIA, ICD-10, Stark Sunset Deadline, … Continue reading

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The HIMSS Connected Patient Community: What It Can Be and Why You Should Join

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The emphasis here is not on what this community is but what it can be. HIMSS Connected Patient Community is a new initiate focused on connecting patients to their healthcare providers through healthcare IT tools. For me, it acknowledges that … Continue reading

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HIMSS Headlines of 2013

Well, day 2 of 2014 means planning for the weeks ahead, including HIMSS14, while also, reviewing some of the top news stories from HIMSS during 2013. Following is a list of some of our top headlines from the HIMSS Press Room and HIMSS News, both on the HIMSS … Continue reading

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Four Tips for a Health IT New Year’s Resolution in 2014

According to surveys, 92% of Americans never meet their New Year’s resolutions.  The good news is that doesn’t mean you should stop trying, and there are more successful ways to channel that newfound inspiration you often feel with the start of a … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from HIMSS

Happy Holidays from HIMSS to all of our readers here at the HIMSS Blog.  The HIMSS offices in the United States are closed through Dec. 25…so check back on Dec. 26 for more news from HIMSS.

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