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03/03/2015
#HIMSS15 Blog Carnival Explores the Future of Healthcare

Five Social Media Ambassadors will host the third annual blog carnival

02/27/2015
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.

02/27/2015
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.

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HIMSS Blog

03/2/2015
Implementing Healthcare Reform—Easier Said than Done!

By: Elizabeth A. Regan, Ph.D., Department Chair, Integrated Information Technology, Professor of Health Information Technology, University of South Carolina   The most recent survey of hospital CEOs conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives reported that healthcare reform implementation … Continue reading →

02/27/2015
The Value of Interoperability Testing and Certification

by Amit Trivedi, ICSA Labs Why another certification program? In 2013, at the IHE North American Connectathon, IHE USA and ICSA Labs announced a new testing and certification program focused on interoperability and leveraging IHE Profiles or technical specifications. One year … Continue reading →

02/24/2015
Latest Funding for Health Information Exchanges – Creating a glide path to Interoperability

Earlier this month, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) announced a new funding opportunity to advance interoperable health information technology services to support HIEs. With a total of $28 million  being awarded to approximately 10-12 HIEs around the country, … Continue reading →

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Healthcare IT News

03/3/2015
McKesson EHR goes dark after HVAC burnout

A Northern California hospital has acknowledged that its electronic health record system went dark for about a week, which resulted in clinicians unable to access patient medical records and even having to postpone serious medical treatments.    Electronic Health Records McKesson EHR goes dark after HVAC burnout A Northern California hospital has acknowledged that its electronic health record system went dark for more than a week, which resulted in clinicians unable to access patient medical records and even having to postpone serious medical treatments. Healthcare IT News

03/3/2015
2015 H.I.T. Men & Women Awards

Help us honor the folks you see leading the way in innovation, improving patient care and influencing positive change in healthcare IT. The top three vote-getters across three categories will be honored at the H.I.T. Men & Women ceremony, sponsored by awards co-founder Emids, during the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago. Thumbnail:  2015 H.I.T. Men & Women Awards Help us honor the folks you see leading the way in innovation, improving patient care and influencing positive change in healthcare IT. The top three vote-getters across three categories will be honored at the H.I.T. Men & Women ceremony, sponsored by awards co-founder Emids, during the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago.

03/3/2015
Quality measures 'making a difference'

Thanks to committed pursuit of its quality measurement programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the U.S. has made "clear progress" in achieving better care at lower cost for healthier populations. [See also: Quality measures 'need refinement'] Quality and Safety Quality measures 'making a difference,' says CMS Thanks to committed pursuit of its quality measurement programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says the U.S. has made "clear progress" in achieving better care at lower cost for healthier populations. Healthcare IT News



Corporate Member News

03/03/2015
#HIMSS15 Blog Carnival Explores the Future of Healthcare

Five Social Media Ambassadors will host the third annual blog carnival

02/27/2015
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.

02/27/2015
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.

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HIMSS Wire

03/2/2015
The combination of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies enables Ascom to deliver innovative applications for healthcare

Ascom and KPN, the leading telecommunications and ICT service provider in the Netherlands, have joined forces to create an offering for mission-critical communications in healthcare using cellular network technology.

02/23/2015
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.

01/2/2015
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.

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