• March 07, 2016 07 Mar'16

    CMS makes plans for the end of meaningful use

    Andy Slavitt, the acting administrator of CMS, was very direct in stating that meaningful use is winding down and will be replaced by an improved program.

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    The benign chaos of HIMSS 2016

    At times, it was hard to distinguish between the blinking slot machines on the dazzling casino floor of the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tech-stocked booths of the country's biggest ...

  • March 04, 2016 04 Mar'16

    HIT Squad visits Epic, IBM Watson Health booths at HIMSS 2016

    The HIT Squad took to the HIMSS 2016 exhibition floor, mic in hand. Among the booths they visited were Epic and IBM Watson Health.

  • March 03, 2016 03 Mar'16

    Improving patient experience on HIMSS 2016 agenda

    CRM systems, such as Salesforce's, are examples of vendors at the HIMSS conference trying to improve the patient experience, says health IT consultant Murtuza Mukadam.

  • March 02, 2016 02 Mar'16

    I survived HIMSS 2016

    Ten interviews, a podcast, a session with ONC and CMS, and two days later, I can officially say I survived HIMSS 2016. There was a momentary scare there as I wandered the exhibition floor after an ...

  • March 01, 2016 01 Mar'16

    At HIMSS 2016, HHS chief Burwell blasts information blocking

    On the eve of HIMSS 2016, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell blasts information blocking, saying interoperability is needed to reform the nation's healthcare delivery system.

  • February 29, 2016 29 Feb'16

    Healthcare cybersecurity means more than data breach prevention

    Healthcare facilities have a lot to worry about when it comes to securing every device and all the data that's kept in and passed through their systems. This issue of Pulse takes a closer look at how healthcare providers manage patient ...

  • February 29, 2016 29 Feb'16

    Wearable technology in healthcare is out of reach for many

    People from low income populations suffering from chronic diseases could benefit from the use of wearable healthcare technology. However, there are several barriers in the way, experts said.

  • February 29, 2016 29 Feb'16

    Healthcare information security at a crossroads with endpoints

    With an ever-increasing array of mobile devices available, healthcare IT pros must ensure healthcare information security at endpoints.

  • February 25, 2016 25 Feb'16

    HIMSS first-timer: Preparing for the conference

    I have never been to HIMSS—the largest conference in the health IT industry—before, but from what I've heard it's a chaotic, health IT wonderland. At least, that's what my colleague Shaun Sutner, ...

  • February 25, 2016 25 Feb'16

    HIMSS 2016 features keynote by HHS chief, new health IT

    In addition to hot technologies such as cloud, predictive analytics and IoT, HIMSS 2016 will feature a big presence by government health IT regulators.

  • February 24, 2016 24 Feb'16

    ONC on the interoperability march again

    With HIMSS 2016 looming next week, ONC has rolled out yet another project in the federal health IT agency's campaign to promote what has probably been up to now health IT's most elusive goal: ...

  • February 23, 2016 23 Feb'16

    ONC survey: Growth of confidence in EHR privacy and security

    Patients' trust in providers' abilities to protect EHR privacy and security is steadily increasing to the point where more than three-quarters of patients support the idea of providers ...

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    Healthcare held hostage in Hollywood hospital hack

    Carl Wright, general manager and executive vice president of worldwide sales at cybersecurity firm TrapX Security, Inc., has seen and worked to foil a lot of hacks in previous stints as a U.S. ...

  • February 17, 2016 17 Feb'16

    CommonWell Health Alliance adds HIMSS, others as new members

    A group created to expand the interoperable exchange of patient data between providers with different EHR systems can now count a few more healthcare organizations as members. Less than two weeks ...