HIMSS16

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Adrian Gropper Calls for "HIE of One" to Protect Patient Privacy

Leonard Kish talks with patient privacy advocate and expert, Dr. Adrian Gropper, about his work in providing better patient control over their health data and the role of agency, identity and existing internet tools to fulfill better patient control. Dr. Gropper's take on The Pledge for interoperability and patient access: it's a deflection to try to skirt around government action. According to Gropper, who was interviewed during the HIMSS16 conference, the patients' right of consent around their data has been seen as too risky, but the converse is now that there is zero accountability and massive amounts of data are being sold on the black market.

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Angular.js Versus the Cult of Health IT Complication

Last week, I mentioned some of the cutting edge software technologies we use at MedicaSoft that many of the giants in non-healthcare industries also use. I thought this week I’d delve a little deeper into one of those technologies – Angular.js. There are many reasons to use Angular. At MedicaSoft, we use it to improve the speed of our development process. Angular enables us to develop and build features quickly and get changes in front of our clinicians for more of their feedback, resulting in less time in between product builds and releases.

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athenahealth’s CEO Jonathan Bush to Headline HIMSS16 Views from the Top With Dr. John Halamka

Press Release | athenahealth | February 25, 2016

athenahealth, Inc....today announced that Jonathan Bush, athenahealth CEO, and Dr. John Halamka, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO, will headline a Views from the Top session on the benefits of a future-proof, interoperable network at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS16), taking place February 29 - March 4 in Las Vegas. During the session, “How Future-Proof HIT Infrastructure Supports Data Sharing,” Bush and Halamka will observe the interoperability landscape, exploring challenges and benefits of health information exchange, as well as identifying opportunities and imperatives for providers to participate amidst the industry shift to accountable care.

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Car Crashes, Auto Bumpers, and HealthIT Interoperability

At this year’s HIMSS conference, interoperability was again one of the hottest topics of discussion. Interoperability was even a featured showcase at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Yet the lack of interoperability in HealthIT remains. "HealthIT is not unique in its interoperability woes and other industries, including the automotive industry, are still struggling with associated safety issues."

Cloudera Demos Open Source Precision Medicine and Healthcare Enterprise Data Hub at HIMSS16

Press Release | Cloudera | February 25, 2016

As the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 theme implies -- “transforming health through IT” -- healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on taking advantage of big data to personalize the patient experience and improve clinical outcomes. Cloudera’s commitment to this effort was exemplified this morning, when the company annunced its contributions to President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). By implementing Cloudera Enterprise, healthcare organizations are better equipped to deliver precision medicine with a modern data platform that facilitates information sharing across silos while remaining HIPAA-compliant...

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Cognitive Medical Systems To Present Standards-Based Clinical Decision Support Capabilities Demo At HIMSS16

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | February 22, 2016

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today that it will present a CDS capabilities demonstration at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2016 (HIMSS16) Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb. 29-March 3. Working in collaboration with the University of Utah, Health Samurai, and the Regenstrief Institute, Cognitive will illustrate how organizations at the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) are working to define standards-based, interoperable architecture enabling advanced CDS functionality.

Don’t Let the Dinosaur EHRs Drive Health IT into Extinction!

Next week is HIMSS16! I’m very excited to go to Las Vegas this year and see so many friends and colleagues and am ready to engage in conversations that will help drive the future of our industry. We have a lot of new technology to show at our booth - changes many of you have been asking to see in Health IT. This kind of change is now necessary because Health IT is running in circles. For too long, Health IT vendors have replaced old technology with different outdated technology. As an industry we can’t tolerate this anymore. Read More »

Duke Liberates Epic EHR Data with Apple HealthKit and FHIR

Bill Siwicki | Healthcare IT News | February 8, 2016

Duke Medicine claims to be the first Epic-based health system to implement the Fast Health Information Resources application programming interface in conjunction with Apple's HealthKit within a live environment. FHIR is an emerging interoperability protocol that was all the rage at HIMSS15 and appears to be even hotter going into HIMSS16...

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ECRI Execs: Poor Usability, Missing Safeguards Lead Health IT Trouble Spots

Jessica Davis | Healthcare IT News | March 2, 2016

Health information technology safety is much like highway safety: It's not just the driver or vehicle that causes an accident, but often other contributing factors that culminate into bigger problems. HIT errors don't have a single culprit like product malfunction or user error - all signs point to a bigger issue and call for behavioral and industry change. This is according to Ronni P. Solomon, executive vice president, general counsel, ECRI Institute, who opened a HIMSS16 session on Wednesday about health it safety hazards, by shedding light on elements that contribute to errors and promoting a call to action on how health IT is managed...

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Healthcare Services Platform Consortium Grows Exponentially - New Members Include VA, OSEHRA, and AEGIS

Press Release | Healthcare Services Platform Consortium | February 24, 2016

The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led, multi-stakeholder initiative to launch a next-generation service oriented platform for healthcare, announced today several new members have joined the consortium during first quarter 2016. Among the new members are the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), Cognitive Medical Systems, VigiLanz, Veratics, MedRed, InterSystems, AEGIS.net, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and The Center for Healthcare Transparency.

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell Opens HIMSS16

Press Release | HIMSS | February 4, 2015
Visionary healthcare leader – Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell  - will speak at HIMSS16 during the opening keynote session on Monday, Feb. 29, from 5-7 p.m. PST. “We welcome Secretary Burwell to this exciting program we have developed for HIMSS16,” said HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM. “As a prominent leader opening our conference, we look forward to hearing her remarks and guidance, as we work to advance health IT systems that bring the right information to the right person at the right time to make the right healthcare decisions.”

Hospital Health Information Exchange by the Numbers

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | February 8, 2016

Health information exchange technology is in use among hospitals across the country.
While advancing interoperability is the aim of several current federal health IT initiatives, health information exchange is already occurring. The mechanisms for exchanging health data exchange differ as to their output and usability, but they do bridge information gaps between healthcare providers...

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MedicaSoft to Demonstrate the Capabilities of Advanced Web Technologies for EHRs at HIMSS16

Our team prides itself on using cutting edge software technologies that maximize everything from interoperability to speed, integration, reliability, and usability. We use Angular.js to build our user Interface. Angular.js is a technology that was invented at Google and used by Google for its own products. We use Node.js for the serverside logic. Node.js allows us to provide incredibly fast transactions and again, use technology from this decade, unlike other health IT solutions. Node.js is growing at an exponential rate in industry – well, other industries, not healthcare.

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Not So Fast: CMS Says Meaningful Use Not Dead, New Incentive Program Will Take Time

Mike Miliard | Healthcare Finance | January 20, 2016

One week after Andy Slavitt said meaningful use would be replaced soon, the acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator and national coordinator Karen DeSalvo made it clear that the changes would take time and that providers must still follow the current program. Slavitt and DeSalvo in a blog post Tuesday afternoon explained the new regulatory framework would move away from measuring clicks to focusing on care...

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Rivet Logic Exhibiting at HIMSS16, Focused on Improving Healthcare Through Open Source Solutions

Stacy Weng | rivetlogic blog | February 16, 2016

Rivet Logic is excited to be a first time exhibitor at HIMSS in the Connected Health Experience, a centralized destination experience for connected and wireless technologies. The Connected Health Experience combines the Connected Patient Gallery, Mobile Health Knowledge Center, Games for Health and a new focus on telehealth. Attendees will experience how emerging wireless and connected technologies address patient and consumer engagement, manage chronic conditions and create efficiencies in the healthcare system.

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