Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

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HIMSS Names Advisory Panel For Government Health IT Conference

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | May 20, 2013

With the ninth annual Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition coming up, HIMSS has selected seven honorary members to an advisory committee that will help shape the program. Read More »

HIMSS Suggests Stage 2 Extension

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | August 19, 2013

With an array of industry groups anxiously calling for a delay of meaningful use Stage 2, HIMSS has made the case for a more nuanced approach, asking federal officials to launch Stage 2 on schedule but extend year one of the attestation period. Read More »

HIMSS Unwraps Tools To Measure HIT Value, Success

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | July 16, 2013

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society today announced the release of a new online collection of data – both quantitative and qualitative – designed to help providers, lawmakers and other stakeholders research the value of health information technology. Read More »

HIMSS, MGMA Unwrap HIE Toolkit

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | March 2, 2012

To help physician practices navigate health information exchange, HIMSS and the Medical Group Management Association and its standards-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives, have introduced the Ambulatory Health Information Exchange Toolkit for physician practices. Read More »

HIMSS12 in Las Vegas

Lori Mehen | | February 21, 2012

The most comprehensive healthcare IT event, the HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition, is happening this week in Las Vegas at the Venetian Sands Expo Convention Center. Read More »

HIMSS12: Officials Stump for Open Data, Consumer Health Tools

Kate Ackerman | iHealthBeat | February 24, 2012

Park discussed how open data can help spur innovation to improve health and health care, while Benjamin talked about how technology can "bring health to where people are." Park said the federal government's Health Data Initiative is "an effort to turn HHS and sister agencies into the NOAA of health data."

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HIMSS12: VA, DoD 'A Force That Can Move Markets'

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 21, 2012

The closest thing to a stampede at HIMSS12 occurred as soon as they opened the doors for the joint DoD/VA iEHR panel discussion – as people poured in faster than previous session attendees could swim upstream and out of the room. Even the conference officials furiously adding new rows of chairs couldn’t accommodate the crowd.

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HIMSS13: A Fork in the Road - How Patients & Payment Are Forcing 'Open' Health IT

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | iHealthBeat | March 11, 2013

This year feels like a fork in the road at HIMSS13, with disruptive forces of patients, digital health, mobility and open standards driving innovation and renewed energy at the annual conference...Without transparency (in health IT and health finance) and data liquidity, bending the cost curve will continue to elude the U.S. health system. At the recently concluded annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in New Orleans, 34,696 got to experience a yin and yang vibe that embodies the disruption that the health care IT industry is undergoing. That is, the full-on face-off between developers of health IT that have been long-closed to data liquidity and those vendors innovating on open standards and cloud-based platforms. Read More »

HIMSS13: What Will Happen When The Health IT Boom Ends?

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | February 26, 2013

With HIMSS13 less than a week away, much of the news surrounding the annual event centers on new products and services health IT developers and vendors are looking to sell to healthcare organizations and providers with the promise of improving patient care and ostensibly reducing costs... Read More »

HIMSS14: OSEHRA Organizes Open Source EHR Panel at the HIMSS Conference

OSEHRA has been invited to organize an Open Source EHR session at the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition on Sunday, February 23 in Orlando, Florida.  More than 37,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world are expected to participate in the HIMSS conference. We are enthusiastic about engaging this community, especially with our unique session focused on user-driven innovations, interagency collaboration, and future investments. Our session will feature success stories from VistA users including Lutheran Medical Center, the North Carolina Department of Health, Oroville Hospital, and the College of St. Scholastica...

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HIMSS15: DSS and LiveData Announce Activities at Annual HIMSS Conference, New HX360 Companion Event

Press Release | DSS, Inc., Jeff Robbins, LiveData | April 8, 2015

LiveData today announced its participation in a range of activities at the annual HIMSS conference. As part of its HIMSS15 presence, CEO Jeff Robbins will also be a panelist at HX360, a new initiative co-developed by HIMSS and AVIA. The company also said that CEO Robbins and other LiveData executives will be available for a limited number of one-on-one interviews. Read More »

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

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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HIMSS: Public Health and HIE – Cloud-Based Services

Noam Arzt | Government Health IT | March 5, 2012

As more and more healthcare providers acquire and deploy EHR systems over the next few years, an increasing proportion of those deployments will be cloud-based, especially among smaller providers. This offers a safer, more reliable, more resilient deployment option so long as network connectivity remains in place and the cloud service provider maintains health data in a secure manner.

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HIT Policy Committee Urged To Expand Stage 3 Data Exchange

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | December 2, 2013

In a letter to the HIT Policy Committee of stakeholders that advise federal officials, eight organizations urge the committee to include patient generated data from remote monitoring devices in requirements for Stage 3 of the EHR meaningful use program. Read More »

HL7 Offers Domain Model for EHRs for Free

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | February 24, 2012

At HIMSS12 this week, Health Level Seven International (HL7) announced a pilot program that will offer some of its intellectual property, free of charge, in an effort to spur further EHR implementations. “HL7 is keeping its promise to lower the barriers to adoption of electronic health records by making portions of our valuable intellectual property freely available to our stakeholders,” s Read More »