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Monday, May 7 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

As the industry continues its shift toward value-based care, quality measures have taken on an increasing role in reimbursement, process improvement and care delivery. However, reporting requirements have added administrative burdens to hospitals and clinicians to capture, aggregate and report these measures. Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) has the potential to reduce the burden of reporting requirements and provide clinicians with valuable information to improve delivery of care.

Explore the use of C-CDA documents for eCQM reporting.

HIE Highway

In this proposed rule, CMS is prioritizing interoperability in the overhaul, and moving the program beyond the existing requirements of meaningful use to a new phase of EHR measurement. This new phase includes an increased focus on interoperability and improving patient access to health information as well as placing a strong emphasis on measures that require the exchange of health information between providers and patients.
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There is a need for interoperable ‘killer apps’ for new health IT priorities and procedures. The apps need to deliver better patient outcomes by integrating and optimizing patient data while driving healthcare facility financial incentives such identifying cost savings and streamlining insurer payments.
How can apps drive interoperability?


Monday, June 25 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Over the past few years, numerous disasters, crises and attacks have struck the United States. In incidents such as these, a health system’s capability to maintain operations and quickly bring together disparate information is critical to effective recovery efforts.

Join us for a continuation of our HIMSS18 conversation!


Everything Interoperability


Monday, June 4 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Join us for a continuation of our HIMSS18 conversation! Blockchain has great potential across healthcare to improve patient care and reduce costs, and is already starting to take hold in healthcare networks from clearinghouses, to drug supply chains, provider credentialing processes, and other critical areas.

Separate hype from reality.


HIMSS Immunization Integration Program Celebrates World Immunization Week


Throughout the week of April 24-30, World Immunization Week aimed to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year’s theme: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork,” encourages people at every level – from donors to the general public – to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.

HIMSS prioritizes the importance of immunizations year-round through the HIMSS Immunization Integration Program (IIP), which aims to empower healthcare organizations with tools to properly facilitate immunization data transfer, while making that information more easily accessible to providers as well.


This is one of the most frequently asked questions, and we are very proud that our use cases are provided to us by industry stakeholders just like you! Please take a few moments and fill out our HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase Use Case Suggestion Form. This process helps us learn from the industry what you would like demonstrated at the HIMSS Global Conference.

Thank you for your participation!

HIMSS Exchange

HIMSS Interoperability Champions and Supporters are those organizations who support nationwide, ubiquitous, secure electronic exchange of health information. For many years, HIMSS and our valued collaborators have worked relentlessly to ensure individuals and organizations can routinely use secure, trustworthy, interoperable technologies and workflows to promote wellness and improve the health status of patients and populations. While we’ve made much progress, and entire careers have been spent creating the building blocks, our work is not complete.

Now is the time for bold action. 


HIMSS joins the American Nurses Association, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, and numerous other partners in celebrating National Nurses Week, held May 6-12, 2018. ANA has designated this year’s theme as Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence. National Nurses Week is a weeklong celebration that raises awareness of the value of nursing and educates the public about the role nurses play in meeting the healthcare needs of Americans. Join us in celebrating the nurses of our nation, who are at the forefront of improving patient care and transforming healthcare. Be sure to attend the following webinars in conjunction with this celebration:

Learn how HIMSS celebrates National Nurses Week


In this blog post, Rachelle Blake, PA, MHA, President/CEO, Omni Micro Systems and Omni Med Solutions, GmbH, TIGER International Taskforce Member, EU*US eHealth Work Project Coordinator, shares her “wonderful, exciting and thrilling, if not exhausting journey” at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas. Using her unique perspective, follow Blake’s journey as she navigates through educational sessions, events and vendor booths. 
Read the full blog.


In the latest episode of Code Red, "The Battle for Your Connected Medical Device," host Rod Piechowski speaks with, George Gray, chief technology officer and vice president of research and development at smart pump manufacturer, Ivenix. George explores with Rod the paradigm shift cybersecurity is causing in the medical device marketplace, practical tips for healthcare organizations on how they can protect their networked medical devices, and the role healthcare organizations can play as customers in demanding better security from the medical devices they purchase.
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