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Lenovo Health and Orbita Launch Voice-Enabled Home Health Assistant Technology

North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.

Phase 2 Winners Chosen in ‘Move Health Data Forward’ Challenge

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced five winners in Phase 2 of the “Move Health Data Forward” Challenge, a contest to develop solutions to help with the flow of health information.

National Association for Trusted Exchange Unveils FHIR-Based Solution for Data Sharing

At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando on Monday, The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory (NBBD) and is demonstrating it as part of the Federal Health Architecture’s demonstrations in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase.

Health Catalyst Incorporates Regenstrief’s NLP Solution in Its Analytics Platform

At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, the nonprofit Regenstrief Institute announced a partnership with analytics vendor Health Catalyst involving Regenstrief's artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology.

Survey: Cybersecurity Getting More Attention at the C-Suite and Board Level

Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The study found that 42 percent of organizations have a vice president or C-level official in charge of cybersecurity and for 39 percent of organizations, the head of cybersecurity is at the director level.

Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Focuses on Patient Identification

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety has rolled out its second set of Safe Practice Recommendations with a focus on reducing patient misidentification.

Poor Connectivity Disrupts Productivity

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Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can result in a variety of business challenges. In this eBook, we examine connectivity solutions that can address these issues and provide work groups with the tools they need to increase productivity,...

John Boehner to HIMSS17 Audience: the ACA Will Not Be Repealed, Only "Fixed"

February 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On the closing day of HIMSS17, former House Speaker John Boehner and former Governor Ed Rendell shared their views of the ACA's future--and Boehner stated bluntly that he believes the ACA will not be repealed, only "fixed"

On the Way Home from Orlando: My HIMSS17 Takeaways

February 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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What were the biggest lessons learned at HIMSS17?

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: Catching Up Briefly with Brian Ahier at the HIMSS Conference

February 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Brian Ahier, digital health evangelist at Aetna/Medicity, spoke with Healthcare Informatics about what he’s been seeing at HIMSS17

Live from HIMSS17: Allscripts CEO Paul Black Says Congressional Spotlight on Data Blocking Has "Changed Business Practices Overnight"

February 23, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Paul Black dishes on interoperability, the EHR market, and what's in Allscripts' near-term pipeline

Live from HIMSS17: What is Your Organization’s Security Readiness? New Assessment Program Benchmarks and Identifies Gaps

February 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A Healthcare Security Readiness Program provides healthcare IT leaders with an assessment of the current state of their security readiness and benchmarks an organization's security maturity against industry peers in order to identify gaps.

Value-Based Care: Yes, There Is Low-Hanging Fruit

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For the CIOs of hospitals and health systems just beginning to transform from fee-for-service to value-based care, it’s important to know two things: 1) value-based care is here to stay, and 2) there is low-hanging fruit.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: A Brief Chat with AMIA’s Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.

February 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., the president and CEO of AMIA, shared his thoughts on this year’s HIMSS Conference during a visit to the Healthcare Informatics booth on the HIMSS exhibit floor

LIVE From HIMSS17: HIE Leaders Discuss Sustainability and Emerging Services to Deliver Value

February 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, executive leaders at three HIE organizations addressed the issue of HIE sustainability and discussed emerging HIE services to provide actionable, agile data to healthcare providers at the point of care.

Survey: Nurse Informaticists Seek More Training, Certification

February 21, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nurse informaticists continue to pursue additional informatics education and training, according to a newly released HIMSS 2017 workforce survey.

ONC Prioritizes 21st Century Cures At HIMSS17 Town Hall, but Waiting on Political Leadership for Next Steps

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the Office for National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Town Hall on the official opening day of HIMSS17, the federal agency revealed its highest priorities, with the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act topping the list.

At HIMSS17, Marc Probst Again Urges for End of Meaningful Use

February 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In an exclusive interview with Healthcare Informatics, Intermountain CIO Marc Probst discusses the health IT industry's most pressing issues, and says that federal officials should do away with Meaningful Use.

Return on Investment in the Face of Enterprise Change: Infirmary Health's Journey to EHR Optimization

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In the full article, we learn how Infirmary Health optimized the EHR for physician adoption and how that was key to the larger cultural change required for moving them from a traditional hospital-centric environment to the patient-centered, accountable care,...