Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

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CommonWell Is A Shame And A Missed Opportunity

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | March 6, 2013

The big news at HIMSS13 was the unveiling of CommonWell (Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway and RelayHealth) to “get the ball rolling” on data exchange across disparate technologies. The shame is that another program with opaque governance by the largest incumbents in health IT is being passed off as progress. Read More »

Connectathon To Focus On Certification Testing For HIT Security And Interoperability

Patty Enrado | Government Health IT | January 11, 2013

When participants of the 2013 North American Connectathon gather at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from January 28 through February 4, they will have the opportunity to test their products under a new certification program that ensures their wares are secure and interoperable with other health IT solutions. Read More »

Continua Health Alliance 2014 Design Guidelines Now Available; First Global Interoperability Standards Ratified By ITU

Press Release | Continua Health Alliance | March 26, 2014

Continua Health Alliance today announced the availability of its most recent 2014 Design Guidelines. Continua is an international non-profit multi-stakeholder group, and the leading organization convening global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health.

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Dell Works With Red Hat, Intel And VMware To Launch Center Of Excellence For Hospitals Using Epic EHR Software

Press Release | Dell, Red Hat, VMware | March 4, 2013

Dell has joined forces with Red Hat, Intel and VMware to open a dedicated center where hospitals can test and deploy a new option for running Epic Systems’ electronic health records (EHR) software on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read More »

Dorenfest Institute Updates Health IT Data For Government Researchers

Joyce Lofstrom | Government Health IT | December 19, 2012

The Dorenfest Institute for Health Information Technology, Research and Education, managed by the HIMSS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, has released updated 2010 data from the HIMSS Analytics Database. Read More »

Feds Postpone Bid To Govern Health IT Network

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | September 10, 2012

Bowing to widespread industry objections to its proposals for governing the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) has tabled the project, at least for now. Read More »

Fueling Public HIE With Business Tools And Standards

Tom Sullivan, | Government Health IT | July 1, 2014

Health information exchange technologies and business models among public health entities are in a state of flux. Yet the practice of HIE is going to be essential for public health departments to facilitate better care of individual and populations at a lower cost...

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Hacker Calls Health Security "Wild West'

Erin McCann | HealthCare IT News | June 11, 2014

As head of the security consulting firm Secure Ideas, [Kevin Johnson's] job involves probing into organizations' networks and applications to identify vulnerabilities. And what he sees in healthcare terrifies him...

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Hackers Are Coming for Your Healthcare Records -- Here’s Why

Lucas Mearian | Computer World | June 30, 2016

Data stolen from a bank quickly becomes useless once the breach is discovered and passcodes are changed. But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime. Cyberattacks will cost hospitals more than $305 billion over the next five years and one in 13 patients will have their data compromised by a hack, according to industry consultancy Accenture. And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry...

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Health Care Data Breaches Have Hit 30M Patients And Counting

Jason Millman | The Washington Post | August 19, 2014

Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it...

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Health Information Exchange (HIE) Implementations Encounter Obstacles

Dylan Scott | Governing | February 9, 2012

States are also pursuing diverse policies to address budgetary concerns about HIEs, according to Brookings. Those concerns are substantial: only 10 percent of HIEs self-report that they have a sustainable business model. Even Indiana, one of the oldest and most respected state exchanges, had an operating loss of nearly $275,000 in 2010. 

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Health IT Engineers Rev Up For Another Connectathon

Joseph Conn | Modern Healthcare | January 24, 2014

More than 500 software engineers from more than 100 companies will convene in Chicago next week for the 15th annual Connectathon to work out bugs in exchanging data between health IT systems. Read More »

HealthMap Co-Founder And Prominent Epidemiologist Dr. John Brownstein To Deliver Keynote At 2014 mHealth Summit Focused On Ebola Outbreak, Epidemics And Public Health Surveillance

Press Release | mHealth Summit | October 22, 2014

The mHealth Summit today announced that John Brownstein, PhD...Co-Founder of HealthMap, will deliver a keynote address at the 6th annual Summit on December 10...HealthMap is a global leader in using online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats...The HealthMap software spotted the West African Ebola epidemic nine days before the World Health Organization (WHO) announced it, triggering a global response. Read More »

HIMSS 2012 in Retrospect – From Patient Engagement to Big Data. Viva Las Vegas or Tumbling Dice?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Health Populi | February 24, 2012

The record attendance at HIMSS12, in terms of both attendees (numbering some 38,000) and exhibitors, illustrated just how hot health information technology has become in the 20 years since I first began attending this meeting — when it was only a few thousand hospital computer geeks and materials managers picking up pocket protectors and calculators from vendors. Read More »

HIMSS Asks Congress For National Data-Matching For HIEs And Harmonized Privacy Regs

Julie Bird | FierceHealthIT | September 24, 2012

Mismatched data puts patient safety at risk, group warns
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