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AI-Powered Wearables Market to Grow 376 Percent in 2017

The market segment for artificial intelligence (AI)-powered wearables will grow 376 percent annually in 2017 to reach 60 million units, according to a new Counterpoint Technology Market Research report.

Study: Cybersecurity Budgets, Staff Growing, but Many Organizations Still Lagging

Cybersecurity budgets are growing and healthcare organizations are allocating more employees to IT security compared to a year ago, however, despite the progress, significant gaps remain, according to a study from HIMSS Analytics and Symantec released last week during the HIMSS17 conference.

Aetna Joins CMS’ CPC+ Primary Care Initiative in Pennsylvania

Aetna announced last week that it would collaborate with other health plans in its region and local primary care practices as part of the federal government’s Comprehensive Primary Care + (CPC+) initiative.

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.

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Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can result in a variety of business challenges.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,...

UPMC’s McCallister and Heppenstall: The Time Is Now to Invest in HIT’s Future

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the midst of the frenzied activity at HIMSS17 in Orlando last week, UPMC CIO Ed McCallister and UPMC Enterprises president Tal Heppenstall spoke with Healthcare Informatics about where their organization is headed these days

If You Thought You Knew Exactly What Was Going to Happen at HIMSS17, You Might Have Been Wrong

February 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The whirlwind that is the annual HIMSS Conference hit Orlando, Florida this year—and brought with it a mix of predictability and surprises, at a time of unprecedented change for U.S. healthcare

Insights from HIMSS17: Industry Leaders Share Their Observations and Key Takeaways

February 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During HIMSS17, industry stakeholders spoke with me about health IT innovation, and they also shared their insights about this year’s conference from their specific perspectives, and with their particular priorities in mind.

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: 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: CMIOs Speak their Minds on Collaboration, Culture

February 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In two different panel discussions on Tuesday at HIMSS17, six different current and former CMIOs shared their perspectives on what CMIOs need in order to be successful at their jobs—and what they need to bring to them to begin with

HL7 CTO Wayne Kubick on HIMSS17

February 22, 2017  |  David Raths
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Speaking from the HIMSS conference, Wayne Kubick, HL7’s chief technology officer, said attendees are expressing interest in using FHIR to write back data to an EHR, instead of just reading it out through an API.

At HIMSS17, Vivek Reddy, Intermountain CHIO, on the Need to Document for Value

February 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Reddy spoke with Healthcare Informatics at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando to discuss documentation improvement, changing the dialogue about its value, and more.

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.

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,...