Category Archives: HIMSS13

HIMSS14 Call for Proposals and Reviewers Now Open

While the conversation continues around HIMSS13 on various social channels and elsewhere, HIMSS is pleased to announce that the HIMSS14 Call for Proposals and HIMSS14 Call for Reviewers is now opened through Monday, June 3, 2013, 5 p.m. CT.  

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ENGAGEMENT: More than a Proposal

By Rhelinda McFadden, RN, Quality Specialist, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care In reflecting on my HIMSS13 experience, as a newbie to the nursing informatics community, one word continued to come to mind – ENGAGEMENT.  In preparing to write this blog … Continue reading

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Interoperability Is the Paradigm Shift in Healthcare

Within our nation’s hospitals and doctors’ offices, marathons are being run.  Not along a peaceful or invigorating path, but between exam room 1 and 2, off to 4 and then over to 3.   Short shuffle steps around a colleague, as … Continue reading

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Learning, Learning, and More Learning around Nursing Informatics at HIMSS13 – Part 2

by Elizabeth Wertz Evans, RN, MPM, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FACMPE, member,  HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee, and Executive Director, Professional Practice and Programs, Oncology Nursing Society  In yesterday’s post, I provided an update on the Nursing Informatics Symposium at HIMSS13.  Now, back at … Continue reading

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Learning, Learning, and More Learning around Nursing Informatics at HIMSS13 – Part 1

by Elizabeth Wertz Evans, RN, MPM, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FACMPE, member,  HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee; and Executive Director, Professional Practice and Programs, Oncology Nursing Society  Well, we survived HIMSS13 and had quite an exciting week enjoying sessions, seeing old friends, making new friends, and … Continue reading

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HIMSS13: Looking to the Future

Each year, health IT professionals from around the globe meet for five days and experience almost non-stop education and networking opportunities.  While experienced HIMSS13 conference attendees will tell you it’s easy to become overwhelmed, and it is, I want to instead help … Continue reading

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Tavenner Message at HIMSS13 Adds Clarity; Outlines Path Ahead

The public policy discussion at HIMSS13 last week had the variety and flavor of a great New Orleans Gumbo!  One of the most significant presentations I witnessed was Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner’s session on Wednesday morning.

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Leading Matters: On the Success of HIMSS13

HIMSS13 closes today at 2 p.m. with attendance, as of this morning, March 7, at: 34,696 total attendees; 13,985 professional attendees; and 1,158 exhibiting companies. Here is my perspective on this year’s conference in New Orleans and what to expect next year at … Continue reading

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On the Value of Health IT – from a Chapter Perspective

By: Lee Kim, Esq., President Elect of Western Pennsylvania HIMSS and Chair of mHIMSS Legal and Policy Taskforce March 4 – Day 1 of HIMSS13 David Collins and I gave an excellent presentation on mHealth for the State Advisory Roundtable Luncheon.  Governor … Continue reading

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On The Value of Heathcare IT: It All Comes Back to Patient Care

By Cynthia K. Davis, RN, FACHE After a busy and exciting day at HIMSS13, I am reminded personally that the value of health IT is ultimately improved patient care. Yesterday I was in the exhibit hall talking with colleagues about the challenges one … Continue reading

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