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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.

Oct 9, 2015 HIMSS Shares Insights on Meaningful Use Stage 3/Certification Rules and Interoperability Roadmap

Take time to review the HIMSS summaries of and statements on the proposed rules.

Oct 9, 2015 Telling the Informatics Story

Evolution has been defined as a process of change over time with the literature regarding evolution theorizes about the traits of individuals and species changing in respects to morphology, physiology and behavior.

Oct 9, 2015 The Roles that Drive Newsletter Content

I am a nurse, passionate about my role and dedicated to my profession. I have been blessed to use my knowledge and skills at the bedside, in leadership, and now in the realm of Informatics.

10/07/2015 HIMSS Honors Policy Leaders during National Health IT Week

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), David Bowen, Christopher Miller, and State Representative Perry Buck (R-CO-49) Honored with Health Information Technology Leaderships Awards.

10/06/2015 HIMSS Statement on the ONC Interoperability Roadmap

HIMSS continues its commitment to achievement of widespread secure, electronic exchange of health information.

10/06/2015 Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences Selected as 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Ontario Shores is the first Davies Award Enterprise recipient in the Behavioral Health Space in some time and the first Canadian hospital to receive this award.

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.

Jul 1, 2015 HIMSS Media launches Revenue Cycle Insights

A new resource for healthcare finance leaders that will feature the latest news, analysis, and insights on best practices for managing the revenue cycle

Jun 3, 2015 Analytics is the wave of the future

While “Big Data” and analytics are among the most widely discussed topics in healthcare today, many healthcare organizations are still just beginning to grapple with why and how best they should incorporate analytics into their operations in order to better understand the reams of data new health IT is helping them collect.

Oct 9, 2015 A Fresh Take on the Surgical Patient Experience

Dr. Jeff Zavalet explains how his company, Graphium Health, works to improve the patient experience by providing easily accessible and consumable analytics to both hospitals and the individual healthcare providers to create an unprecedented opportunity to improve operational efficiency, reduce complications, and lower costs.

Oct 9, 2015 Harnessing the Power of Patient Engagement

Patient engagement is a powerful disruptive force in the healthcare industry. Shared health data has its advantages but also comes with strong challenges.

Oct 9, 2015 Maximizing the Potential of Health IT

There is no silver bullet to solve safety problems related to health IT, continued focus on this issue will yield more accurate and safe EHRs that will accelerate the goals of the digitalization of healthcare.

Community Updates

Connected Health Community Open Mic: Medical Device Innovation: From Ideas to FDA Navigation See how North Shore University Health System plans to strategically integrate mobile and wireless connected health technology from the executive level.
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Make your voice heard with the HIMSS Connected Health Survey See how North Shore University Health System plans to strategically integrate mobile and wireless connected health technology from the executive level.
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Project Management Methodologies to Guide EHR Optimization The latest Nursing Informatics Task Force webinar identifies organizational benefits of a centralized change control process for EHR optimization and discusses approaches for sustaining a change management process.
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