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A guide to news and analysis from HIMSS 2015


The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society Annual Conference & Exhibition will be hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago from April 12-16, 2015.

The HIMSS 2015 schedule reveals this year's edition will emphasize better interoperability of health data, with three day-long showcases consisting of tips and success stories in this area. Presentations and discussions on how providers can use new technology to improve the delivery of care and the overall patient experience are other topics on the HIMSS 2015 conference calendar. More than 38,000 executives, physicians, vendors and other healthcare professionals are expected to attend.

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HIMSS 2015 video interviews

SearchHealthIT caught up with leaders of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the CEO of HL7 International and hospital CIOs at HIMSS 2015. They discussed interoperability, health data security and what to expect after the coming ICD-10 conversion, among other topics.


HL7 chief says FHIR gaining support as interoperability standard

HL7's CEO points to rival EHR vendors' acceptance of FHIR as an interoperability guideline as a good sign for its sustainability.


Better medical outcomes a potential plus of ICD-10

Find out why ICD-10 codes could refine how physicians approach patient care.


Buying plans of healthcare CIOs include security items

CIOs of healthcare providers go over the importance of security and explain how it can take away from productivity.


CHIME leaders in favor of national patient identifier

CHIME executives discussed cybersecurity, health IT standards and how the healthcare industry would benefit from a national patient ID at HIMSS 2015.

2Post-show reaction-

After the HIMSS 2015 conference

The news and other announcements made at HIMSS 2015 will be making waves long after conference-goers return home. This section will provide a look at the after-effects of HIMSS 2015 and foreshadow what topics, such as interoperability and ICD-10, will dominate health IT discussions until next year.


FBI aware of healthcare cybercrime

The FBI has noticed an uptick in healthcare cybercrime. Find out how it plans to respond and fight the hackers targeting healthcare. Continue Reading

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HIMSS 2015 news and analysis

SearchHealthIT reporters will be in attendance at HIMSS 2015, passing along news as it develops at the event. They will also be gathering opinions and insight into the health IT industry through interviews with executives and other healthcare professionals. Check back here during the conference to stay on top of the latest happenings.


Enterprise imaging under the microscope at HIMSS

Representatives of large healthcare systems said their organizations need to advance beyond simple image storage. Continue Reading


Cerner executive talks Siemens transition

A former Siemens healthcare employee made the same decision some of its customers did and joined up with Cerner. Continue Reading


Expert encourages cybersecurity support

A former Department of Defense security official thinks the FBI and Department of Homeland Security shouldn't be shy about pitching in to bolster cybersecurity. Continue Reading


Wellness wave washes over HIMSS 2015

A keynote speech and numerous exhibits suggest that wellness will remain a topic of interest in healthcare long past this year's HIMSS conference. Continue Reading


CHIME CIO forum kicks off HIMSS 2015

On the first day of HIMSS 2015, CIOs at the CHIME forum shared their opinions on health data security and interoperability. Continue Reading

42014 coverage and 2015 preview-

Conference kickoff and past highlights

To give you an idea of what to expect from the conference, this section will take a preliminary look at what's to be discussed at HIMSS 2015. Also, you can catch up on what happened last year by choosing from a collection of the best of HIMSS 2014.


ONC report explores interoperability opposition

Just before attendees head to HIMSS 2015, ONC released a report about how some providers and vendors are fighting interoperability. Continue Reading


HIMSS 2015 to test who knows what about interoperability

Organizers expect interoperability to be at the center of presentations and discussions at this year's HIMSS conference. Continue Reading


CHIME president and CEO calls for meaningful use adjustment

The state of the meaningful use program, not interoperability, was the biggest issue under the microscope at HIMSS 2014. Continue Reading


Vendor reveals cloud products for clinical data systems

A representative from Toshiba explained the company's reasoning for waiting to release cloud offerings targeted at healthcare providers. Continue Reading


Noninteroperable data interferes with stage 2 attestation

Interoperability did come up last year at HIMSS, but only as it pertained to attesting to stage 2 meaningful use. Continue Reading

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