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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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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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Today’s Habits Hinder Tomorrow’s Innovation

by Bonny Roberts, Vice President, Customer Experience, Aventura I frequently hear colleagues, partners and customers talk about how slow healthcare is to change.  It is true, healthcare is a big ship; yet I don’t blame the individuals and organizations for … Continue reading

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Time to Beef Up Education on Benefits of Health IT Adoption and Implementation

I had the chance to review Charles Krauthammer’s recent Opinion piece in the Washington Post on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.  I was taken aback by his implication that the meaningful use program was the healthcare equivalent to … Continue reading

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The Mainstreaming of Medical Device Integration

Medical device integration (MDI) is a solutions-based process by which data from myriad medical devices are captured and integrated into an end-point system, such as an electronic health record. Proponents of MDI say that such solutions reduce data errors; save … Continue reading

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Institute for eHealth Policy Recap: Toward Interoperable Healthcare Records

by: Samantha Burch, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS Five years after the start of the HITECH Meaningful Use program, the national dialogue about the future of healthcare automation is shifting from a focus on technology adoption to the exchange and use … Continue reading

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Innovation Insights – The Role for Innovation Centers and Leaders

by: Larry Stofko, EVP, The Innovation Institute Larry Stofko will present on Tuesday, June 16 at the National Healthcare Innovation Summit held June 15-17  in Chicago, Ill.  The summit is focused on real-world, scalable innovations that address core components of the Triple … Continue reading

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October 1st is coming….will you be ready?

The Go-Live date for ICD-10 is fast approaching.  Although there continue to be isolated attempts to delay, amend or completely eliminate the transition all indications are that effective Oct. 1,  the U.S. will move from the use of ICD-9 codes to … Continue reading

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New Technology Task Force Seeking Members

by: Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The new Health Business Solutions Technology Task Force will review existing and proposed legislative and administrative initiatives through the eyes of the technology needed to support the activity required by the language of … Continue reading

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