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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.





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 5, 2016 Comprehensive Telehealth and RPM Legislation Introduced with Strong Stakeholder Support

The bill seeks to modernize healthcare delivery for Medicare beneficiaries by removing barriers to the use of telehealth and other healthcare technologies, with the goal of improving access to high-quality care and lowering costs to the Medicare program.

Feb 5, 2016 HIMSS Submits Comments to CMS Quality Measure RFI

HIMSS appreciated the opportunity to leverage our members’ expertise in commenting on the RFI and believes in promoting the use of health IT to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while ensuring that data collection is not an overly burdensome part of providers’ workflow.

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.

02/05/2016 Interoperability is Advanced through Collaboration during IHE Connectathon Week

The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American (NA) Connectathon Week includes five days of industry collaboration, testing and education to advance interoperability.

02/03/2016 HIMSS Statement on Introduction of the CONNECT for Health Act

Focused on improving health with the best use of information technology, HIMSS supports this bipartisan legislation that includes removal of barriers to use of innovative healthcare technologies.

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 1, 2016 It Was the Place to Be… In Case You Missed It

the IHE Connectathon is a desirable venue for competing companies to work together to improve the quality and interoperability of their health IT systems.

Jan 28, 2016 Leveraging Digital Strategies to Address Health Disparities Part 4: Speak the Right Language

The focus of this post is speaking the right language. Even if you have a well-honed message and a strong channel for conveying it, to effectively reach a particular disadvantaged population, you have to speak their language, both literally and metaphorically.

Jan 26, 2016 Squad Leaders: Veterans Mentoring Veterans for the Transition

Learn about mentor opportunities for veterans returning to civilian life.



Community Updates

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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