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The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the industry’s largest health IT educational program and exhibition center. HIMSS16 will take place February 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. Learn more.

Jan 20, 2016 CMS, ONC Continue Discussing Future of Meaningful Use Program—Highlight Principles Around Future Action of MACRA Implementation

Mr. Andrew Slavitt and Karen DeSalvo, MD—National Coordinator for Health IT—prepared a January 19th blog post that included the guiding principles of how the Meaningful Use Program will fit in with MACRA implementation.

Feb 8, 2016 HIMSS Value Score and Long Term / Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) at HIMSS16

Like Christmas and birthdays, the HIMSS conference is upon us once again bearing great gifts for those eagerly awaiting its annual arrival. While a complete preview of this year’s conference would be impossible to accomplish in the limited space we have here, I did want to provide a peak “under the wrapper” to two HIMSS efforts I am excited in seeing at conference.

Feb 8, 2016 Telehealth – Opportunities for Cancer Treatment

Telehealth is an overall set of capabilities that enable providers the ability to "deliver virtual medical, health, and education services”.

01/07/2018 HIMSS Analytics Market Insight study Shows Picture Archive Communications Systems (PACS) Adoption Across Healthcare at High Level, Still Many Opportunities for Growth

HIMSS Analytics’ latest Essentials Brief provides a look at the current state of the imaging market. While study respondents indicated a high level of PACS adoption across the industry there are some areas the study highlights as potential growth opportunities.

02/08/2016 HIMSS Analytics Honors WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital With Stage 7 Award

The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award honors hospitals operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR.

02/05/2016 Interoperability is Advanced through Collaboration during IHE Connectathon Week

The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American (NA) Connectathon Week includes five days of industry collaboration, testing and education to advance interoperability.

Oct 26, 2015 Experts say security must unleash, not hobble, mHealth

Tighter integration and holistic policies will secure data from devices, wearables and the Internet of Things.

Oct 12, 2015 At IBM, employee and family health is a global concern

There may be no better way to develop effective healthcare programs, and the IT to support it, than caring about your own employees.

Aug 28, 2015 IBM's social program management goes mobile

Caseworkers are increasingly spending their days in the field. Now, they can take the office with them.

Feb 1, 2016 It Was the Place to Be… In Case You Missed It

the IHE Connectathon is a desirable venue for competing companies to work together to improve the quality and interoperability of their health IT systems.

Jan 28, 2016 Leveraging Digital Strategies to Address Health Disparities Part 4: Speak the Right Language

The focus of this post is speaking the right language. Even if you have a well-honed message and a strong channel for conveying it, to effectively reach a particular disadvantaged population, you have to speak their language, both literally and metaphorically.

Jan 26, 2016 Squad Leaders: Veterans Mentoring Veterans for the Transition

Learn about mentor opportunities for veterans returning to civilian life.

Community Updates

Register for the Complimentary February Connected Health Community Webinar “Telehealth 2.0” The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Center for Telehealth is addressing the need in rural communities which face barriers to accessing adequate healthcare. In this webinar, UMMC Center for Telehealth will highlight the core fundamental practices that define our comprehensive operations center as we continue to move from traditional delivery of care to an innovative approach.
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Register for the Complimentary January Connected Health Community Webinar “Digital Medicine for Population Health: Show Me the Evidence” Increasingly Population Health Management is playing an important role as incentives align with value-based payment models. What is the role of digital and consumer health tools in population health – are they enablers to engage patients in self-care? How can digital tools transmit patient generated health data to providers to improve continuous monitoring of chronic conditions? Does the evidence show that this is effective?
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