Category Archives: HIMSS15

Nursing Informatics—A Discipline of Possibility

For the past year, I have had the enormous pleasure to work with a dedicated group of nurses on a new HIMSS Media book—An Introduction to Nursing Informatics: Evolution & Innovation. In the time it took for the book to … Continue reading

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HIMSS15…..A party with a purpose!

WOW!  HIMSS15 was a remarkable experience for all attendees, especially our Veteran Career Services guests.  During our March webinar, we discussed what to expect from a HIMSS conference and suggestions on outlining each day.  On our April call we outlined … Continue reading

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Answers on FHIR®- Part 2

by: Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP the CMIO of the State of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives  This is the second of a two-part installment. Additional FHIR questions will be address in a blog post on Tuesday, April 14.  Beyond the base Resources … Continue reading

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Innovation as a Business Imperative

by: Leslie Wainwright, PhD, AVIA, Chief Strategy Officer After having worked with health systems of the topic of innovation for almost a decade, I feel we have reached a tipping point where innovation is no longer viewed as the ‘sexy’ addition to … Continue reading

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Answers on FHIR® – Part 1

by: Russell Leftwich, MD, FAAAAI, FCCP the CMIO of the State of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives  This is the first of a two-part installment. Additional FHIR questions will be address in a blog post on Tuesday, April 14.  HL7® FHIR® … Continue reading

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Certified Connectivity. Finely Tuned Simplicity

This spring has offered the health IT community many opportunities to chat about interoperability and consider the path forward. Clearly, the push towards interoperability is top of mind in our national dialogue. The ONC Interoperability Roadmap, the 2015 Edition Health … Continue reading

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Why Privacy is Good for Business

With support from HIMSS, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is urging all businesses to create a culture of privacy through transparent data collection and usage practices. The NCSA also encourages developing easy-to-use controls that help consumers manage their sensitive … Continue reading

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Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey Results Debut at HIMSS15

By Christel Anderson, Director, Clinical Informatics, and Joyce Sensmeier, Vice President, Informatics During the HIMSS15 Nursing Informatics Symposium, we released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

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Be Careful – Don’t Fall into the Phish Tank

Motivated by the high demand for health information on the black market, bad actors want access to networks and information systems of healthcare organizations. These bad actors have time, resources, and know-how to gain access to the valuable health information … Continue reading

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Revenue Cycle Management Shifts to Healthcare Consumer

The need to reengineer revenue cycle management (RCM) has dramatically accelerated with the shift toward consumerism in healthcare. In response to the challenges facing RCM, HIMSS has assembled a group of experts drawing from providers, payers, financial services industry, revenue … Continue reading

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