Leveraging Information and Technology to Mitigate the Opioid Epidemic at the Federal and State Levels
Every day, 115 Americans die from an opioid-related drug overdose. To encourage awareness about the public health epidemic, HIMSS is hosting a series of webinars on leveraging health information and technology to mitigate the opioid crisis at the federal and state levels.
The recent ONC Interoperability Forum brought people together to learn about recent efforts to advance interoperability nationwide and identify concrete actions in response to current interoperability challenges.
2019 Davies Community Health Award winner, Heritage Living Center, faced higher than average unexpected weight loss rates and was determined to design workflows that would support more effective monitoring practices for unexplained weight loss across their patient population.
HIMSS strongly advocated for the inclusion of $50 million in new funding, and looks forward to continuing the work with our campaign partners and the CDC to modernize the public health surveillance enterprise through upgrading IT systems and recruiting and retaining skilled data scientists.
Out of more than 130 submissions and five finalists, Thrive was chosen for its proposal to evaluate the health-economic impact of earlier multi-cancer detection, and better identify and predict populations that will most likely benefit from this approach.
HIMSS and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) provided written comments to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Clinical Decision Support Software; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.
Read about how 2019 Davies Award winner Akron Children's Hospital reduced length of stay for idiopathic scoliosis patients by 50%.
2019 Davies Award winner Mackenzie Health took action to address delays in care and reduce length of stay for COPD patients.
2019 Davies Award winner Truman Medical Centers decreased patient falls by more than 34% using a virtual observation solution.
Intermountain Healthcare shares their journey to achieving the HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) Stage 7 validation.
St. Luke's University Health Network aimed to address prevent future post-operative complications like acute kidney injury and hypotension that often follow a total joint replacement procedure, and worked on new protocols to prevent and reduce these instances.
To improve the flow of health data, 2019 Davies Award winner Yale New Haven Hospital implemented a Capacity Coordination Center.