HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. Learn more.

HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the industry’s largest health IT educational program and exhibition center. HIMSS15 will take place April 12-16, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Learn more.

Feb 6, 2015 PODCAST: Understanding and Protecting Health Data from Cyber-Attacks – Insights from HIMSS

Lisa Gallagher, vice president, technology solutions, shares her recommendations for understanding cyber threats and protecting patient health data. Marianne Kolbasuk McGee talks with Gallagher for HealthcareInfoSecurity.com.

Feb 27, 2015 CMS Extends 2014 Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to March 20, 2015

CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can.

Feb 27, 2015 CMS also Announces Extension for EPs participating in PQRS via EHR and QCDR (QRDA III format)

CMS is also pleased to announce that the submission deadlines for the PQRS reporting methods below have been extended.

02/24/2015 It All Points to the Value of Health IT: HIMSS15 Exhibition Floor

With almost 1,400+ exhibiting companies on the exhibition floor, the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition offers healthcare providers information technology solutions best suited to their organization’s needs.

02/17/2015 St. Clair Hospital Selected as 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

The HIMSS Davies Awards rely on case studies where applicants can see how much their organization has accomplished and where opportunities exist for further growth

02/13/2015 IHE North American Connectathon 2015: Achieving Interoperability & Improving Patient Care

The new location and facilities in Cleveland, Ohio helped revitalize the event and expand awareness for Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise’s role in the future of health information technology

Feb 23, 2015 Privacy and security experts addresses giant Anthem breach

The Privacy & Security Forum will take March 5-6 in San Diego and includes 30+ speakers from leading healthcare organizations.

Jan 2, 2015 I.T. Brought Challenges and Benefits to Healthcare in 2014

Healthcare organizations focused on ICD-10, new industry guidelines, mental health data integration, consumer-driven technology demands and big data management in 2014.

Jan 2, 2015 Privacy & Security Forum: Final Call for presentations

The deadline to submit a speaking proposal for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum is Friday, Jan. 9.

Community Updates

mHealth Case Study: Montefiore Health System See how Montefiore Health System plans to support a managed population of one million patients within the next twelve to eighteen months.
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Innovation that Sticks Episode 32 Now Available We sit down with Loraine Chapman, Director of Healthcare User Experience at Macadamian, to explore the future of user experience and why organizations should be focusing on user experience at all levels.
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