Tag Archives: electronic health record

CMS Signals Change to 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

This week has seen an incredible amount of activity on the health IT front. I was pleased to see the blog post from Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid … Continue reading

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What Caregivers Need from Health IT

As we become immersed in the sights and sounds of the holiday season, there is a largely invisible group of people struggling to balance its daily responsibilities with the added stress of the holidays – family caregivers. I am one … Continue reading

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Stage 2 Extension Leaves 2014 Timeline Unaddressed

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a joint blog post from Rob Tagalicod of CMS and Jacob Reider of ONC, revealing an updated timeline for Meaningful … Continue reading

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Protecting Consumers’ Private Information

Now that the federal government shutdown and budget discussions have faded from the headlines (for now), attention has turned to challenges with the HealthCare.gov website, and front- and back-end obstacles to signing up consumers for health insurance in the new … 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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Yes, Health Insurance Marketplaces Will Bring Change and Hope!

Today – October 1, 2013 – is the first day that many Americans across the country potentially will be able to sign-up for healthcare in the United States due to healthcare reform legislation – the Affordable Care Act. I am … 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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HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Breach Notification

Here is latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Business Associate Agreements, by HIMSS P&S Committee member Nathan Gibson, The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule … Continue reading

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The Value of Health IT and…Healthcare Provider CEOs Leading the Way

For more than a decade now, Modern Healthcare and HIMSS have honored healthcare provider chief executive officers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to using information technology to advance their healthcare organization’s goals.

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Health IT Is the Means to the End – Not the End

In my role at HIMSS, I consistently ensure our message clearly states:  health IT is a tool in the transformation of health and healthcare. 

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