Category Archives: Innovation Center

Delivering a Reliable and High-Quality Experience with Health IT

by: Eileen Haggerty, sr. director, enterprise business operations, NetScout  Healthcare organizations depend on technology 24/7. When it comes to health services and treatment, every second of delay is critical and can be the difference between life and death.

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The Value of Interoperability Testing and Certification

by Amit Trivedi, ICSA Labs Why another certification program? In 2013, at the IHE North American Connectathon, IHE USA and ICSA Labs announced a new testing and certification program focused on interoperability and leveraging IHE Profiles or technical specifications.

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JASON: Creating an Open, Interoperable Health Data Infrastructure

Last summer, the JASON Advisory Panel held a summer study session on health information exchange (HIE). The JASON is an independent group of scientists that advises the US government on science and technology. Over the years of the JASON’s existence, … Continue reading

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Innovative Advocacy Events in Ohio and Texas

The trend to use innovative technology and approaches for advocacy events is a priority for HIMSS Chapters and has already taken many forms. On April 3, the Central and Southern Ohio HIMSS chapter and the Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter partnered with … Continue reading

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Ten Types of Medicine For Health Care

By Roy Smythe, M.D. “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.” ― Seth Godin, Linchpin Whether we realize it or not, we are living and working in a … Continue reading

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Happy “Data Innovation Day!”

Happy “Data Innovation Day” everyone! The activities for this inaugural celebration of data innovation include a thought leadership conference in Washington, D.C., featuring a look at the use of data in several domains. Healthcare analytics, our data economy, and a … Continue reading

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Analyzing Innovation Management

Innovation is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods.” Unfortunately for many organizations, the management of the ‘process’ is ignored or underappreciated.    Even more so, the lack of process management around innovation … Continue reading

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The Value of Innovation at the 2013 NASCIO Annual Conference

Recently, I represented HIMSS at the 2013 National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ (NASCIO) annual conference in Philadelphia, Penn.  NASCIO kicked off its 2013 annual conference on Monday, Oct. 14, with record attendance. Some 600 people attended the four-day conference, including representatives from all … Continue reading

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Inside the HIMSS Innovation Center – Testing the Tools of Patient Data Exchange

HIMSS’s Innovation Center validates the interoperability of health information. We created a year-round, 24/7 facility where stakeholders can validate IT products’ ability to safely and securely exchange health information, educate all stakeholders on what they need to know about the use … Continue reading

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