Tag Archives: health IT

An Interoperability Use Case Repository and Narrative

by: Joe Wagner, vice president transformation services, TELUS Health and Seth Blumenthal, program manager national quality registry network (NQRN®),  American Medical Association The HIMSS Interoperability Maturity Model Task Force is pleased to announce a new web-based use case repository which also includes a … Continue reading

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Increase Health IT Knowledge with the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Introduction by Toria Shaw, MSW, Manager of Clinical Informatics, HIMSS

by: Emily “Emmy” Lacey, RN, graduate student in healthIT at the University of Denver and is also an active duty nurse in the United States Army. Emily “Emmy” Lacey reached out to TIGER inquiring about the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)  and seeking resources … Continue reading

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12 Things You Should Know About Health Information Exchanges

by: Gregory Barnowsky, Chief Architect, Independence Blue Cross This past year at HIMSS’15, I attended a session on Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).  During that session, the presenter had a slide that stated, “… if you see one Health Information Exchange … Continue reading

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Celebrating Independence!

Growing up I couldn’t wait for summer.  Summer meant school was out and I could have nothing but fun all day!  I didn’t have to go to bed early, do homework or stick to any kind of schedule, and I … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 2)

by: Sharon Davis, CPHIMS, PMP, Senior Project Manager In our previous blog post, we defined a vulnerable population (VP) and introduced concepts of gathering clinical data from these populations.  In this blog, we will discuss the basics for collecting data and … Continue reading

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Vendor Security Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations

Here is the latest monthly blog from the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee…called PSST!  Keep reading to learn more about this month’s topic –Vendor Security Risk Management for Healthcare Organizations, by HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee Member John L. Phelan, … Continue reading

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Why Medical Device Integration Now…Why is this so interesting?

by: John R. Zaleski, Ph.D., CPHIMS More than half of U.S. hospitals and health systems are planning to purchase and implement a medical device integration (MDI) solution. This is quite a difference from, say, five years ago. There are a number … Continue reading

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Current market view of the usage, value and future of Direct Messaging

by: Mari Greenberger, Director of Informatics, HIMSS, and Sean Kennedy, Director, HIE, Mass eHealth Institute Recently the FY15 HIMSS Interoperability and HIE Committees conducted a nationwide survey on Direct messaging to learn how the marketplace is using Direct to facilitate health information … Continue reading

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Challenges of Engaging the Consumer in HIEs

by: Heather Marney, Director, Epic Ambulator; Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Strategy and Business Development; and Deepika Patel, MBA, CPHIMS, Analyst/Consultant Patient as a Consumer: A prevailing philosophy is that active patient engagement is necessary to achieve optimal outcomes – promoting ongoing wellness … Continue reading

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Medical Device Integration: Adoption, Application & Challenges: An Interview with John Zaleski, PhD, CPHIMS

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview. The first installment can be found here. “We are a long way from universal interoperability of medical devices, where a device operates as easily and freely as plugging in a … Continue reading

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