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March 2013

HIE and mobile health: The buzz for HIMSS 2013?

The health IT world is abuzz over former President Bill Clinton's upcoming keynote address at the HIMSS 2013 conference. But the event isn't just about celebrity speeches. Organizers pulled speakers from an array of health care and technology fields to focus on some of the industry's top issues. Photo credit: Jean DerGurahian JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president of professional development at HIMSS, said sessions this year will focus primarily on mobile health, meaningful use, business intelligence and analytics, innovation, ICD-10 and health information exchange. Of these, she said mHealth is the hottest right now. Organizers are planning to offer a class on designing and building mobile applications. Another will detail what the mobile health ecosystem of a health care organization may look like. No single session stands out for Klinedinst. "That's like asking a kid what's the best kind of candy. I would have difficulty identifying that one session," she said. However, she has circled on her agenda a session titled "Hacking Your ...

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