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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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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using Health Information Exchanges to Identify Vulnerable Populations (Part 1)

by: Timothy Butts, BS, MSIS, PMP, Certified Healthcare CIO,  Sharon Davis, CPHIMS, PMP, Sr. Project Manager, and Charles Stewart, MBA, SSBB, CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW, CHTS-TR, CHTS-TS, HIE Executive Director     Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is at a unique place in history. For the first … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Patient Questionnaire

By: Deborah Wells, MS, CPHIMS, Senior Strategy Consultant, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Co-chair HIMSS Connected Patient Community, and member of HIMSS Patient-Generated Health Data Task Force. A year ago, I posted a blog titled “Electronic Pre-Visit Questionnaires Improve Workflow … Continue reading

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Leading the Way with Ethical Practice

This year’s theme for National Nurses Week, Ethical Practice-Quality Care, provides an opportunity to consider the importance of ethics in nursing practice. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has chosen this theme because it “recognizes the importance of ethics in nursing … Continue reading

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Healthcare and Its Identity Problem

by Dr. William Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI, FHL7, Chair, HIMSS Identity Management Task Force Three things are now certain in this world:  death, taxes, and health information breaches.  In fact, healthcare has an identity problem.

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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Data Ownership – Whose Data is it Anyway?

by: Kim Brant-Lucich, MBA, PMP, FHIMSS, Providence Health & Services As healthcare workers, we spend our time trying to figure out how to connect with our patients and providers, how to meet meaningful use, and how to secure the data.  However, … 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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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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A Portal is Not Patient Engagement

Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the country attending events focused on engaging patients in their health and healthcare care using health information technologies. One key observation I have made is using a … Continue reading

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Innovation as Radical Common Sense

by: Gregory Makoul, PhD MS What is innovation?  There are many answers to that question, not all of them helpful.  It’s more than a new idea, process or tool.  It’s more than improvement, more than being creative, and more than … Continue reading

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