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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 12, 2016 Attestation Deadline for the EHR Incentive Programs Extended to March 11, 2016

Eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program can attest through the CMS Registration and Attestation System.

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.

02/11/2016 Children’ Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Selected as 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that have utilized health information technology (IT) to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment

02/09/2016 HIMSS Submits Comments on NIST Cybersecurity Framework RFI

HIMSS applauded NIST’s efforts in developing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in collaboration with the private sector, but noted that healthcare providers and organizations must be equipped to defend against growing cyber threats using a consistent and effectively-implemented data security framework.

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 12, 2016 Are You Ready for the Rise of Patient Empowerment?

We saw glimpses of the rise in patient empowerment last year at HIMSS15 in Chicago. More fitness tracker watches and apps were visible and many attendees wanted to know how this trend was going to impact the healthcare technology landscape.

Feb 11, 2016 Updates to the EMR Adoption Model Are Coming

HIMSS Analytics EMRAM, the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, entered the scene about 10 years ago and had a profound impact on health IT. When I hear EMRAM, ‘change’ comes to mind. Although change is often thought of in a negative way, it doesn’t have to be.

Feb 10, 2016 How to get ready for Patient Engagement 2.0

Use this brief checklist to measure and assess how your organization 'stacks up' in its evolution to Patient Engagement 2.0.



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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