Essential Guide

News Stay informed about the latest enterprise technology news and product updates.

Conference guide: News and analysis from HIMSS 2014


More than 300 educational sessions covering all aspects of health IT will be presented at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 23 to 27. HIMSS 2014 will host more than 300 educational sessions covering all aspects of health IT, including mobile health, data interoperability and clinical and business intelligence.

Presenters will share their ideas on the use of healthcare technology and speak about current policies and potential reform. In addition, more than 1,200 exhibitors will be on the conference floor sharing their products and lessons learned from various health IT technology implementations. The impending ICD-10 and meaningful use stage 2 deadlines are sure to be among the major topics causing buzz at the conference.

1News and analysis after HIMSS-

HIMSS 2014 post-show coverage

There will still be plenty of news and analysis to come out of the conference after it's over. This section will contain coverage from the end of HIMSS 2014 and post-show reactions and analyses from health IT industry experts.


HIMSS lives up to expectations once again

HIPAA data security and meaningful use stage 2 were merely a pair of the biggest health IT regulations talked about at HIMSS 2014. Continue Reading


EHR vendors eager to show compliance

Vendors were happy to show new product features and prove their compliance readiness, but our expert was more focused on function than flash at HIMSS 2014. Continue Reading


How to support wireless growth and HIPAA compliance

In this podcast, Henry Ford Health System wireless network manager Doug McDonald describes how he handled a recent 100% growth in hospital wireless usage across Henry Ford's facilities. Continue Reading


Health network CIO talks population health management

Tom Pacek, vice president and chief information officer at Inspira Health Network, offers some insight into his organization's population health management technology initiative. Continue Reading


HIMSS presentations focus on patient engagement

Want to know how to isolate patients? Read on to find out what turns patients off when it comes to participating in their care. Continue Reading


Wearable devices, mHealth apps on display at HIMSS

With the eyes of health IT on them, many vendors presented their newest innovations in mHealth and wearable technology at HIMSS 2014. Continue Reading

2Live from Orlando-

From the conference room floor

The HIMSS conference is one of the biggest health IT gatherings of the year and presenters will share information and opinions on a wide range of health IT topics. A few surprises will likely turn up, as well. From Feb. 23 to 27 look here for breaking industry news and reaction from conference-goers. SearchHealthIT News Director Don Fluckinger will be onsite covering the event.


HIE, care coordination a good pair

Pamela Arora, vice president and chief information officer of Children's Medical Center of Dallas, explains her view of the relationship between HIE and care coordination. Continue Reading


CHIME, other medical groups ask for flexible meaningful use deadline

Russ Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, goes over why the various impending health IT rules and reporting regulations will force some providers to abandon their technology plans. Continue Reading


HIMSS presentations take aim at three big initiatives

Those in attendance at HIMSS will have plenty of chances to educate themselves on ICD-10, HIPAA compliance and meaningful use stage 2. Continue Reading


CIO explains route to strong data governance

Listen to this podcast to find out how providers are getting a better handle on data governance. Continue Reading


Stage 3 rules, hopes for new health IT coordinator

If the final version of meaningful use stage 3 is close to the draft that's currently under review, it will present providers with a few implementation challenges. Continue Reading


Not all providers venturing into health IT cloud

Discover why third-party health IT vendors are more likely to have small practices and hospitals as customers. Continue Reading


Vendor explains value of health IT cloud

Overwhelmed by the costs of running their own data centers, providers are looking to the cloud for help. Continue Reading


Latest research finds discontent with EHRs

Physicians remain skeptical of the immediate and long-term benefits of EHR systems. Find out what their top 10 concerns are. Continue Reading

3Before the show-

HIMSS 2014 pre-conference news and tips

Before heading out to HIMSS 2014, check here for conference previews and for the latest health IT news that might be discussed at the show. The industry in 2014 faces major health IT deadlines, including ICD-10 and stage 2 of meaningful use. Those topics, among others, will be a focus of this year's HIMSS event.


Keynotes, startups show range of HIMSS presenters

Heading to HIMSS 2014? Here's an idea of what to expect from this year's presentations. Continue Reading


How attendees can get the most out of HIMSS

There's a lot on the schedule at HIMSS 2014. With careful planning, conference goers can optimize their experience. Continue Reading


Patient engagement to be under focus at HIMSS

More providers are taking a patient-focused approach to care. Some of the technology to be showcased at HIMSS may help them in that endeavor. Continue Reading


ONC lays out plans for future of healthcare

The ONC released a brief containing their plans for the next six years of health IT. Read on to see what their three main goals are. Continue Reading


Pre-conference symposium tackles patient safety

Some of the top healthcare concerns stem from health IT. An educational session prior to HIMSS offers advice on how to fight alert fatigue and other technological hindrances. Continue Reading


CIOs shifting focus away from data centers

Find out what's driving some organizations to reorganize their staff and move away from supporting data centers. Continue Reading


Interoperability woes stymie HIE participation as stage 2 looms

In an exclusive sneak preview, a HIMSS analytics report shows that a lack of interoperability is getting in the way of meaningful use requirements. Continue Reading

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.