Tag Archives: HIMSS

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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Why is nursing informatics important in healthcare?

By: Robin Hoover, RN, MSN-HCI, Clinical Informaticist, Merit Health River Region and Susan A. Matney, MSN, RN-C, PhD, FAAN, Medical Informaticist, HDD Team, 3M Health Information Systems A patient walks into the clinician’s office and the clinician reviews the patient’s medical … Continue reading

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Following Health Care’s Black Swan

It’s time to consider a sudden or unexpected change in healthcare delivery, an evolution with impact that can become health care’s black swan.

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Shifting Interoperability Focus to Non-Eligible providers and Moving beyond Meaningful Use

Individual and community level health information exchange is the most recent focus of ONC funding continuing the journey to move us close to seamless interoperable health information exchange.

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Health IT Careers; In Demand Now

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has projected the growth rate of healthcare occupations will increase by 21 percent over the next five years.  The health IT industry will be looking to fill thousands of new positions.  For veterans, … Continue reading

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New Mobile Health Trends and their effect on HIEs, Part 2

by Eric Pupo, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Deloitte and Sandy Dolabany, Deloitte Non-Existent Mobile Device Protocols For some newer devices, there is limited protocol support and understanding that would support the exchange of information. Also newer devices, such as fitness trackers, lack any … Continue reading

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New Mobile Health Trends and their effect on HIEs, Part 1

by Eric Pupo, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Deloitte and Sandy Dolabany, Deloitte There is amazing potential in making health data open and machine-readable, with increasing progress in standing up new application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable organizations to retrieve health data from any … Continue reading

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Making Progress: A 2013/2014 Comparison of HIE Organizations Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2

by Mari Greenberger, Director, Informatics, HIMSS North America; and Charlie Rogers, Chair, HIMSS HIE Committee, and CEO, Core Health Technologies Recently, the HIMSS HIE Committee conducted a follow-up survey to its 2013 Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 Survey research providing a year-over-year snapshot … Continue reading

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Health IT Opportunity from 2015 State of the Union  

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address is under analysis quite extensively this week.  Although I did not have one of my “jump-out-of-my seat because-POTUS-mentioned-health IT-in-the- speech” moments, “I’m encouraged by three areas where health IT can join the conversation.

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2015 – The Year Ahead for Health IT

As the new year begins, here are my insights on what to expect in the evolution of health IT. Telemedicine/telehealth:  When it comes to providers making decisions about using telehealth technologies, technology is not the limiting factor.  Payment and policy … Continue reading

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