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The Key Ingredient in Change: Leadership

Tim Tolan
If you were to analyze this year’s winners of the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program, you would likely see similarities in the leaders of all of the organizations that are being recognized. While their styles may differ, the common thread and key ingredient you will find in each organization is leadership.

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

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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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

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

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

April 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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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
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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.

Health IT Expert to Hospital CEOs: Time to Pay More Attention to Your Consumers

April 15, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a HIMSS15 meeting with Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive healthcare search firm, Jim Utterback, the firm's IT practice leader, delivered a clear message to healthcare leaders.

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

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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...

HIMSS15 Survey: Informatics Nurses Have Big Impact in Healthcare Orgs

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Informatics nurses bring continue to bring great value to the use of clinical systems and technologies at their healthcare organizations, according to the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse Survey.

IBM Announces Deal to Acquire Both Phytel and Explorys; Goal Is Data Transformation

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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On April 12, IBM executives announced the creation of a new business unit called Watson Health, which whose umbrella will encompass the acquisition of Phytel and Explorys

Patient Satisfaction and Patient Engagement Race to the Top of CIOs’ Agendas: HIMSS Leadership Survey

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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At HIMSS15, which is enjoying record attendance this year at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, dramatic new results from the HIMSS Leadership Survey are reflecting policy and industry focus on patient concerns in healthcare

Live from HIMSS: At the New Payer-Provider Environment Symposium, Insights on Value-Based Payment

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Antonio Linares, M.D. of Anthem Blue Cross shares impressive results from an ongoing value-based payment initiative with physician groups

AAFP Calls MU Audits Into Question

April 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) acting administrator Andy Slavitt, expressing concerns with meaningful use audits.

Five Things to Watch For On the Exhibit Floor at HIMSS15

April 10, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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What will be the hot concepts in the exhibit halls this year at HIMSS? Will policy clarity lead to vendor messaging consensus of any kind? We’ll know when we see the vendor booths at HIMSS15