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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...

November 16, 2010  9:57 AM

Hospitals on track to meet meaningful use criteria, according to HIMSS

Posted by: JeanD
HIMSS, Meaningful use

Hospitals are ready to meet some of the meaningful use requirements under the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program (EHRIP), and they expect to...

October 4, 2010  8:59 AM

ICD-10 code freeze to offer a brief reprieve

Posted by: Beastwood

Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a freeze on the code for ICD-9 and ICD-10. After the annual code update scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011, the next regular...

September 2, 2010  9:44 AM

Health IT meets quality measurement on HIMSS’ Quality 101 website

Posted by: AnneSteciw
EHR, health IT, HIMSS, quality measurement

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently launched the Quality 101 website, a resource for information about the basics of quality measurement and improvement. The website "provides a structured collection of resources...

April 19, 2010  10:06 AM

More hospital-based docs now eligible for HITECH Act reimbursement

Posted by: Beastwood
HIMSS, HITECH Act, Meaningful use

Federal legislation has modified the definition of "hospital-based physician" to make a much greater number of doctors eligible for meaningful use reimbursements under the HITECH Act.


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