EMR/EHR

At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
blog
All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16

HIMSS CEO Lieber Confirms Las Vegas and Orlando As Core Destinations Going Forward

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
As the HIMSS Conference grows ever larger in size and scope, more and more cities are being eliminated as potential sites for the healthcare IT world’s largest annual gathering

Montefiore Leaders Share Insights on Care Coordination Gaps

April 16, 2015   |  John Morrissey
article
To succeed as an accountable care organization, care coordination has to be planned and executed well, with a big assist from healthcare IT, senior leaders from Montefiore Medical Center told their HIMSS15 audience

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
HIMSS never disappoints when it comes to "buzz," as you would expect when 43,000+ health IT minds gather in one place. While it's always difficult to narrow it down to just a few things, here are my five big takeaways from HIMSS15 in Chicago.

HIMSSanity Boiled Down to One Quote

April 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
blog
It’s the end of the road for HIMSS15 and a hectic week in general for health IT followers. How do you put the craziness into words? I think one HIE thought leader did a good job of doing just that.

CMS’s Slavitt and ONC’s DeSalvo Offer Clarity on Federal Healthcare IT Policy

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
In prepared remarks and responses to proffered questions at the final keynote session at HIMSS15 in Chicago, Andy Slavitt of CMS and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., of ONC, made starkly clear what they expect of providers going forward—as well as of their own federal...

How an ACO is Bridging Functionality Gaps for Effective Care Coordination

April 16, 2015   |  John Morrissey
article
To succeed as an accountable care organization (ACO), care coordination has to be planned and executed well with a big assist from healthcare IT. And that’s a challenge, because care coordination and care delivery are hardly the same from an IT perspective,...

Analytics Reaches Oncology Practice, and End-Users Anticipate Major Changes

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
As cancer centers become squeezed by policy and reimbursement cross-currents, oncology managers look to analytics for support

Explorys CMO: IBM Deal Will Fuel New Predictive Power

April 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Earlier this week at HIMSS15, IBM abruptly announced that it was acquiring the Cleveland-based Explorys. Explorys' CMIO discusses the impact that the deal will have on clinical decision support and how it will impact patient care.

Philips Survey Highlights Future Healthcare IT Investments

April 15, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
news
Royal Philips announced the results of a new healthcare IT spend survey. They learned that enhanced electronic medical record (EMR) functionality and clinical improvements will be the focus of healthcare information technology investments in 2015.

HIMSS Davies Winner Tells Story on Reducing Sepsis Through IT

April 14, 2015   |  John Morrissey
article
An initiative to harness the surveillance capability of an electronic health record (EHR) in expeditiously recognizing deadly sepsis has resulted in scores of lives saved, hundreds of hospital days avoided and a steep drop in sepsis mortality for Lakeland...

HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in...
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