If you’re a graduate student learning about innovation, a manager researching a proposal, or a health IT executive evaluating the best strategy, the HIT Dictionary is an essential resource to have at your virtual fingertips.
Health IT remains a core foundational piece in reforming our healthcare system. In particular, health IT tools are critical for improving patient safety and outcomes, increasing access, and greater success in value-based care delivery, quality reporting initiatives, as well as in opportunities to test new, innovative models of care.
HIMSS was actively engaged in the development of the legislation, providing education and technical assistance to House and Senate staff. As a result, many of the final policies reflect HIMSS positions and feedback.
It is no longer simply acceptable to store healthcare data, but rather, we must have protocols in place for these data to be integrated, allowing us to derive actionable knowledge through analysis. These demands have created nothing short of a seismic shift for our industry, requiring a transformation in how we think about information in all forms and from all sources. #Putdata2work
These are challenging times for our healthcare delivery system. Taking time to be sure you fully understand your individual situation and respond accordingly will be critical to containing costs and improving your opportunities for success.
Improving the state of cybersecurity is a top national priority for the public and private sectors. The United States is a leader in technology and should be a world leader in cybersecurity. The health sector, too, should be a model sector for cybersecurity adoption and advancement #HITsecurity
On a recent episode of STEPS to Value, HIMSS’s exclusive podcast focused on the topic of health IT value optimization, the host, Rod Piechowski, discussed with HIMSS North America Board member Dr. Ferdinand Velasco, who is chief health information officer at the Davies award-winning Texas Health Resources, the impact technological, regulatory and operational changes over the past 10 years has had on the healthcare industry.