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Secretary Sebelius Leaving HHS After Setting Path for Healthcare Transformation
Apr 11, 2014 - Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is leaving the Department after five years that exemplify the challenges and possibility of healthcare transformation. President Obama has nominated Sylvia Matthews Burwell to succeed Sebelius; Burwell is currently Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Consumer Payment Series Part One: Improve Your Patient Collections: Start with Payments in the Front Office
Apr 15, 2014 - As a part of the new HIMSS Business Edge Article Series on Consumer Payments, we are going to take a closer look at collecting patient payments in the front office. Debby Essex, the Director of Admissions at Aspen Valley Hospital, in Aspen, Colorado, has agreed to share her experiences and successes.
How to Get Your Money’s Worth Out of ICD-10 Preparation Despite the Delay
Apr 15, 2014 - While many of us are still reeling from the sudden passing of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which will delay the implementation of ICD-10 until at least October 2015, the reality is that life, and business, must go on. Patients still need to be cared for, documentation must be created and claims must be submitted for reimbursement. What should healthcare organizations do about their implementation plans thus far? Keep going.
National Healthcare Innovation Summit Focuses on Triple Aim and Transformative Solutions
04/09/2014 - Innovation in healthcare looks to quality patient care with new solutions to improve outcomes and reduce costs. Now, applied innovations to advance a transformed health system come to the forefront during the National Healthcare Innovation Summit, organized by HIMSS, hosted by AVIA, and in alliance with NEHI, on May 13-15 in Boston, Mass.
Press Release: HIMSS Assesses New FDASIA Report Supporting a More Balanced Health IT Framework
04/04/2014 - Responding to the FDASIA Health IT Report – Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework released this week by the Food and Drug Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HIMSS recognized the agencies’ efforts in recommending a new health IT framework to ensure patient safety while encouraging innovation and technology improvements.
mHealth still untapped resource for docs
Apr 17, 2014
For the most part, providers are still weary over the mHealth movement. And this weariness just might be preventing them from big care improvement opportunities, say the findings of a new study.
The study, commissioned by mobile professional services firm Mobiquity, finds some 70 percent of consumers use mobile apps every day to track physical activity and calorie intake, but only 40 percent share that information with their doctor.
[See also: mHealth market scales to new heights.]
Why does healthcare resist encryption?
Apr 17, 2014
The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do.
[See also: Where will HIT security be in 3 years?.]
Sill, many industries resist encryption -- and healthcare is arguably the most strident.
Innovative Advocacy Events in Ohio and TexasApr 17, 2014
The trend to use innovative technology and approaches for advocacy events is a priority for HIMSS Chapters and has already taken many forms. On April 3, the Central and Southern Ohio HIMSS chapter and the Northern Ohio HIMSS Chapter partnered with … Continue reading
San Antonio HIMSS Chapter | Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring: How Improvements in Technology are Transforming HealthcareSan Antonio, TX
Spring 2014 HIE Community Roundtable
Standards & Interoperability-the Key to Data ExchangeWebinar