Tag Archives: Social Media

Be Careful – Don’t Fall into the Phish Tank

Motivated by the high demand for health information on the black market, bad actors want access to networks and information systems of healthcare organizations. These bad actors have time, resources, and know-how to gain access to the valuable health information … 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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The Maker Culture in Healthcare – Diabetes

While Nick Dawson called for a maker culture in healthcare a year ago, the maker culture has already arrived in the diabetes community. The maker culture is defined as “a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY … Continue reading

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Social Health Communities: 4 Types to Consider to Engage Value

By Jon Mertz, Chair of the HIMSS Social Media Task Force and Vice President of Marketing, Corepoint Health. Follow Jon on Twitter@jonmertz Community used to be simple. It consisted by neighbors who participated in similar events. You met face-to-face or through … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm of Social Media – Consumerization of Healthcare

by: Catherine Costa, RN, MTM Remember when we thought mobile technology would never work in healthcare?  Cell phones were even forbidden in most care settings. Today, there are over 100,000 healthcare apps available; we have mobile-enabled our patient portals; and, … Continue reading

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Social Media in Healthcare—Recognizing Challenges and Providing Value

By Christina Thielst, MHA, FACHE Social technologies are becoming common tools in the business of healthcare. They have gone beyond marketing, public relations and branding functions and are more broadly being used for education, support, collaboration, communications, fundraising and engagement. More … Continue reading

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HIMSS14 by the Numbers

We framed the theme for HIMSS14 with four carefully and consciously chosen words: impact, innovation, outcomes and onward.

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Patient Engagement – The Blockbuster of HIMSS14

The HIMSS14 conference in Orlando had many themes and trends, most having to do with the evolution of electronic health records, analytics, mobile and other technologies being buoyed by Meaningful Use incentives or other financial considerations. But Patient Engagement has … Continue reading

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“Like This:” The Impact of Social Media on Patient Record Integrity

by: Deborah Kohn, MPH, RHIA, FACHE, CPHIMS, CIP, principal, Dak Systems Consulting  Social media encompasses a wide variety of web-based software applications that allow users to collaborate and generate content. Content is defined as the intellectual substance of a document, … Continue reading

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Co-Pays for Condos? Why Do We Treat Health Insurance Differently than Homeowner’s Insurance?

By Scott Thomas, BSSE, HIMSS Innovation Committee Member A new year brings new trend predictions from industry analysts and experts. I’ve been looking for emerging trends that offer hope of providing near-term relief for our healthcare costs. So far, I’m … Continue reading

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