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03/27/2015
15 interoperability geeks to watch

Joyce Sensmeier, RN, vice president of informatics for HIMSS, is named one of the 15 interoperability geeks to watch!

03/27/2015
Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Kicks Off at White House

The Network is comprised of more than 2,800 payers, providers, business leaders, and consumers and was created in an effort to speed health care delivery reform through value-based payments.

03/27/2015
House Votes to Permanently Replace the Medicare SGR

H.R.2 would replace the SGR with a bicameral, bipartisan agreement that is essentially the same as was agreed to in December 2013.

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HIMSS Blog

03/26/2015
HIE inPractice Blog Series: Using HIE Metrics to Address Quality of Care and ROI

by: Dr. Satyendra Kaith, Adjunct Professor, Kaplan University, School of Business and Information Technology While most experts on health information exchange (HIE) agree with the transformational potential of HIEs to support a system that delivers coordinated, affordable and quality healthcare services, … Continue reading →

03/26/2015
Innovation as Radical Common Sense

by: Gregory Makoul, PhD MS What is innovation?  There are many answers to that question, not all of them helpful.  It’s more than a new idea, process or tool.  It’s more than improvement, more than being creative, and more than … Continue reading →

03/23/2015
What Direction is the Wind blowing?

On April 12 in Chicago, a.k.a “The Windy City,” the wind will be blowing in the direction of The McCormick Place Convention Center for our HIMSS15 annual conference.  Have you ever visited Chicago or attended a HIMSS conference?  If not, … Continue reading →

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Healthcare IT News

03/26/2015
15 interoperability geeks to watch

15 interoperability geeks to watch No 1 of 15 Karen DeSalvo, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human ServicesAs National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology, DeSalvo put interoperability center stage when she released on Jan.

03/26/2015
Meaningful use: 'Because I said so'

"Because I said so." If you have ever been a parent of a teenager, you've likely uttered (screamed) those four words on more than one occasion. While it's developmentally appropriate for kids to test boundaries and express their own opinions, it can be futile to logically explain your viewpoint to kids of a certain "maturity." Meaningful Use Meaningful use: 'Because I said so' "Because I said so." If you've ever been a parent of a teenager, you've likely uttered (screamed) those four words on more than one occasion. Our columnist recently realized some similarities with the meaningful use program. Healthcare IT News

03/26/2015
Next up for healthcare: 'multi-cloud'

In five short years, the cloud has evolved from a curious, unproven concept to almost a way of life in healthcare. Advancements in technology and more widespread acceptance from providers have made it an integral part of the IT landscape. With questions about security, functionality and dependability asked and answered, vendors are now turning their sights on new horizons for utilization. And based on the potential for infinite computing power and storage, the sky seems to be the limit for future applications, system suppliers say. Cloud Computing Next up for healthcare: 'multi-cloud' In five short years, the cloud has evolved from a curious, unproven concept to almost a way of life in healthcare. Advancements in technology and more widespread acceptance from providers have made it an integral part of the IT landscape.



Corporate Member News

03/27/2015
15 interoperability geeks to watch

Joyce Sensmeier, RN, vice president of informatics for HIMSS, is named one of the 15 interoperability geeks to watch!

03/27/2015
Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Kicks Off at White House

The Network is comprised of more than 2,800 payers, providers, business leaders, and consumers and was created in an effort to speed health care delivery reform through value-based payments.

03/27/2015
House Votes to Permanently Replace the Medicare SGR

H.R.2 would replace the SGR with a bicameral, bipartisan agreement that is essentially the same as was agreed to in December 2013.

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HIMSS Wire

03/24/2015
Take the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey

Take in the HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey to help identify how healthcare organizations are mitigating the risk of being the next victim.

03/12/2015
Privacy & Security Forum: Last call for proposals

The HIMSS Media Privacy & Security Forum will bring together more than 200 leading healthcare providers, payers, researchers and government officials.

03/5/2015
Privacy & Security Forum: Call for proposals

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 13, and submissions are limited to security professionals and experts from healthcare provider and payer organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

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