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In 2013, Lakeland became the first healthcare organization in the state of Michigan, as well as in the region, to be certified at Stage 7 in less than three years from the time the EHR was first implemented. To date, only two other health systems in Michigan and seven in Indiana are certified at Stage 7.
HIMSS has combined two historically seminal HIMSS research efforts (the annual HIMSS Leadership Survey and the biennial HIMSS Workforce Study), to create the HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey. Findings showed that in an era of maturing EHR adoption, health IT leaders continue to report positive market growth metrics, despite continuing challeneges.
IHE Connectathon unites IHE with emerging standards and technologies through mHealth Plug-A-Thon and Devices on FHIR events
The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee has developed a definition the Health Interoperability Ecosystem. Committee member Michael Marchant, systems integration manager at UC Davis Medical Center, provides perspective on how and why this definition was developed.
Chuck Webster, MD: Makerspaces share three characteristics: tools for making stuff, education for using the tools, and engaged communities.
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