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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.

Nov 20, 2015 CMS Finalizes Rule for Comprehensive Care for Join Replacement (CJR) Model

The final rule will hold hospitals accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare for fee-for-service beneficiaries for hip and knee replacements and/or other major leg procedures.

Nov 20, 2015 Busy Week on the Hill for Health IT Issues

Prior to holiday recess, change of leadership, several hearings and key discussions put the spotlight on health IT issues on the Hill.

11/30/2015 HIMSS Cost Accounting Survey to Gauge Health Provider Readiness for Value-Based Payment Models

Providers in all settings encouraged to respond by Dec. 31, 2015.

11/18/2015 Centura Health Selected as 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Centura Health has been named a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient. Focused on improving population health outcomes, Centura has been able to significantly reduce hospitalizations associated with chronic disease management using alternative payment models enabled with risk stratification, clinical decision support, patient engagement and analytics.

11/16/2015 Students Hands On with Interoperability

Rather than simply read about the value of health information technology, students from John Carroll University see what interoperability means during visit to HIMSS Innovation Center.

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.

Nov 30, 2015 Leveraging Digital Strategies to Address Health Disparities Part 2: Navigate the Digital Divide

According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), the overall proportion of Americans using health IT (defined as texting or emailing healthcare providers, using health apps, and accessing online test results) has been increasing for the last several years, though it’s still under 50%. Not surprisingly, people who use health IT most are the wealthiest and most highly-educated. African Americans and Hispanics use it the least, while Whites and Asians use it the most.

Nov 23, 2015 Healthcare Giving Thanks

As we all settle in to the holiday season, with its traumas and traditions, please give a thanks to these wonderful people working to make the holidays a little bit better for the communities where they provide care.

Nov 23, 2015 Improving the Efficacy of Predictive Models

As organizations evolve in the HIMSS Analytics Clinical and BI Maturity Model, they will have a need to improve their predictive models to impact care in “real time.” A starting point is good data governance, building an Enterprise Data Warehouse and leveraging administrative, pharmacy, clinical, HIE (health information exchange) and other data sets. Once this is accomplished, good data science teams can leverage components of various models and use sophisticated machine learning and BIG DATA analytics techniques to improve existing predictive models. As these techniques become more sophisticated, the efficacy of predictive models will quickly improve.

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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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