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August 20, 2013  2:19 PM

HIMSS requests extension to meet requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use

Posted by: adelvecchio
Farzad Mostashari, HIMSS, Kathleen Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is asking  healthcare officials to extend the attestation period for stage 2 of meaningful use to 18 months, instead of the planned timeframe of a year. A formal

March 5, 2013  4:11 PM

HIMSS survey shows organizations are striving for stage 2 incentives

Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR implementation, EHR incentive, HIMSS, HIMSS 2013, meaningful use incentives

Three-quarters of respondents to the annual HIMSS leadership survey say they expect their organizations qualify for stage 2 meaningful use incentives in 2014. Only 4% said their facility had...

March 21, 2012  11:22 AM

Payers, CMS, providers identify elusive ICD-10 ROI: Better outcomes

Posted by: DonFluckinger
HIMSS, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

Emanating this week from the recent Edifecs ICD-10 Summit are a couple interesting documents – well, they're interesting if you're in health IT or the billing/coding department and you have a CEO and CFO breathing down your neck about...

March 20, 2012  10:13 AM

The predicament for providers, patients in stage 2 meaningful use

Posted by: CbyerTechTarget
HIMSS, meaningful use stage 2, patient engagement, PHRs and patient engagement

There were a handful of sessions during the HIMSS Virtual Briefing on stage 2 meaningful use, but one that...

February 1, 2012  2:56 PM

Las Vegas HIMSS 2012 game plan shaping up

Posted by: DonFluckinger
Ahier, FItbit, HIE, HIMSS, HIMSS 2012, Twitter

It's the third time around for SearchHealthIT at the Health Information Management Systems Society annual meeting - HIMSS 2012. Unlike some of our pals in the health IT blogosphere, we can't post our itineraries, because things change up to the last minute as news breaks and plans evolve. But we...

December 5, 2011  12:15 PM

Examining mobile health’s value proposition

Posted by: Beastwood
HIMSS, mHealth, mHealth Summit, Mobile devices and telehealth, mobile health

WASHINGTON -- The value proposition for mobile health in the United States is found largely in its potential to alter the industry's existing fee-for-service structure, provided that security and regulatory challenges can be addressed,...

November 21, 2011  12:57 PM

Will expanding patient access to lab results overburden hospitals?

Posted by: Beastwood
AHA, HIMSS, patient data security, patient engagement

A proposed rule that would provide for direct patient access to lab results has drawn the ire of two key professional organizations. The proposed rule, released Sept. 12, would modify HIPAA and the Clinical...

November 2, 2011  10:54 AM

CHIME, HIMSS surveys gauge nation’s meaningful use prep

Posted by: DonFluckinger
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR attestation process, EHR incentive program, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics

Feeling left behind in the Health IT rat race? Don't. Two new surveys of hospital CIOs show that few hospitals are really ready for meaningful use, but most are striving to get there. They also provide a yardstick from which you can measure your own facility's progress. The College of...

August 15, 2011  1:05 PM

Don’t forget to train medical students on EHR use

Posted by: Beastwood
EHR implementation, EHR security, health it training, HIMSS, workflow analysis

Medical students working in a hospital setting must be trained on many things, but one job requirement that is often forgotten is electronic health record (EHR) use. The consequences of neglecting this training reach far and wide, from medical errors to data breaches (unintentional or...

February 24, 2011  1:45 PM

HIMSS survey: Give it up for the CNIO

Posted by: DonFluckinger
CNIO, CPOE, EHR, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS 2011, HIMSS11, Meaningful use, nurse, nurse informaticist, salary survey

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The chief nursing information officer (CNIO) position is often overlooked among health IT leaders. But just try to implement a new tech initiative in your hospital without a nurse informaticist to help determine the best devices and software to fit your workflow, and to evangelize...

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