HIMSS16: Building Leadership in Health IT, One Woman at a Time (Part 2)

HIMSS16: Building Leadership in Health IT, One Woman at a Time (Part 2)

This is the second of two parts; read the first part here. Above, left to right: Carla Smith, Deanna Wise and Sue Schade in the "Shattering the Glass Ceiling" session at HIMSS16; p ...

HIMSS16: Building Leadership in Health IT, One Woman at a Time (Part 1)

HIMSS16: Building Leadership in Health IT, One Woman at a Time (Part 1)

This post is the first of two parts; read the conclusion here. Above: #HealthITChicks Tweetup at HIMSS16, photo courtesy of HIStalk Digital Diva Jenn Dennard. Recently, I was catch ...

HIMSS16: CMS throws down health data interoperability gauntlet

HIMSS16: CMS throws down health data interoperability gauntlet

The talk is over for health IT vendors as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) steps up efforts to pivot U.S. healthcare to value-based care and away from fee-for-s ...

HIMSS16: Get on the health data interoperability train, or be left behind

HIMSS16: Get on the health data interoperability train, or be left behind

At this year’s Health Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) annual conference, health data interoperability is in the air, building on the watershed HIMSS of 2013 – when ...

HIMSS 2016 PR Prep: Freelancer Ken Terry offers his hot news tips, pitching advice

HIMSS 2016 PR Prep: Freelancer Ken Terry offers his hot news tips, pitching advice

A rare keynote by the HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, kicks off the Health Information Management Systems Society’s 2016 conference and exhibition in Las Vegas next week, followed b ...

#HIMSS16: Education, Exhibition and Networking – Part 2

#HIMSS16: Education, Exhibition and Networking – Part 2

Attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition can be daunting. The arrival of a small city within the “entertain ...

HIMSS 2016 PR Prep: Editor Rajiv Leventhal on hot stories, crafting the perfect pitch

HIMSS 2016 PR Prep: Editor Rajiv Leventhal on hot stories, crafting the perfect pitch

More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals will be represented in Las Vegas at the Health Information Management Systems Society’s 2016 conference and exhibition later this month, acco ...

HIMSS16: Building Leadership in Health IT, One Woman at a Time (Part 2)

This is the second of two parts; read the first part here. Above, left to right: Carla Smith, Deanna Wise and Sue Schade in the "Shattering the Glass Ceiling" session at HIMSS16; photo courtesy of HealthcareITNews. During HIMSS16, the #HealthITchicks Tweetup and an educational session titled “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Lessons Learned for Aspiring Female Executives” documented the challenges of being a f ...

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HIMSS16: Building Leadership in Health IT, One Woman at a Time (Part 1)

This post is the first of two parts; read the conclusion here. Above: #HealthITChicks Tweetup at HIMSS16, photo courtesy of HIStalk Digital Diva Jenn Dennard. Recently, I was catching up on unread Tennis magazine back issues, and found an article (Sept/Oct 2014) about Maria Sharapova titled “For the Love of the Game.” This, of course, was long before she revealed she took the banned drug meldonium. One part ...

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HIMSS16: CMS throws down health data interoperability gauntlet

The talk is over for health IT vendors as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) steps up efforts to pivot U.S. healthcare to value-based care and away from fee-for-service. Addressing this year’s Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt (pictured above speaking at HIMSS with National Health IT Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, M.D ...

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HIMSS16: Get on the health data interoperability train, or be left behind

At this year’s Health Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) annual conference, health data interoperability is in the air, building on the watershed HIMSS of 2013 – when CEOs of five EHR vendors joined together on stage to form the CommonWell Health Alliance, a major step forward in cross-vendor health data interoperability. This year, federal officials are pressing vendors and healthcare provide ...

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HIMSS 2016 PR Prep: Freelancer Ken Terry offers his hot news tips, pitching advice

A rare keynote by the HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, kicks off the Health Information Management Systems Society’s 2016 conference and exhibition in Las Vegas next week, followed by what could be an eventful town hall session led by Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt (pictured above) and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the national health IT coordinator. These often feature healthcare CIOs and other IT staffers que ...

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#HIMSS16: Education, Exhibition and Networking – Part 2

Attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition can be daunting. The arrival of a small city within the “entertainment capital of the world” takes a lot of heavy lifting and advance marketing; the Twitter hashtag #HIMSS16 has been buzzing with excitement for months. MSLGROUP caught up with meeting services VP Karen Malone and Professional Dev ...

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HIMSS 2016 PR Prep: Editor Rajiv Leventhal on hot stories, crafting the perfect pitch

More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals will be represented in Las Vegas at the Health Information Management Systems Society’s 2016 conference and exhibition later this month, according to the trade group. These providers are responsible for three-fourths of Cardiology, Neurology and Oncology procedures and performed 71 percent of surgical operations, 69 percent of births and 66 percent of emergency room vi ...

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#HIMSS16 Education, Exhibition and Networking Guide – Part 1

Attending the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition can be daunting. The arrival of a small city within the “entertainment capital of the world” takes a lot of heavy lifting and advance marketing; the Twitter hashtag #HIMSS16 has been buzzing with excitement for months. MSLGROUP caught up with meeting services VP Karen Malone and Professional Dev ...

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Elvis, casinos, skydiving and mangia! What to do in Vegas while at HIMSS16

Can you believe it? HIMSS16 is less than a month away. This year’s throng will exceed HIMSS12’s attendance by more than 5,000 people, if projections hold true. So, while planning your schedule of meetings, interviews and can’t-miss keynotes, don’t forget to book your dining and entertainment plans now, too, provided you have downtime. After all, you’ve got to eat, and don’t want to be relegated to some lack ...

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HIMSS 2016 PR prep: Editor Lee DeOrio ‘on the record’ about OpenNotes, meaningful use and Vegas

Before each annual conference and exhibition of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), exhibiting companies and attendees alike need to do their homework to get the most out of their investment going to the show. This year’s HIMSS, in Las Vegas Feb. 29-March 4, could top 43,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors. That means there will be a lot of noise distracting you from what really matter ...

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How good leadership can improve cyber security outcomes

While attending the Healthcare Privacy & Security forum in Boston recently, I had the good fortune of sitting in on two presentations, one by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, M.D., the other by CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan. Both are prominent health IT experts who understand the critical need for security in healthcare. They were not talking about technologies or methods, per se. I ...

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Data breach PR: How to survive your worst nightmare

There are two kinds of companies in this world: Those that have experienced a data breach, and those that will at some point in the future. At least that’s how seasoned cybersecurity experts approach risk assessment and mitigation plans. From a public-relations standpoint, once internal – or external – parties discover a data breach, a company’s immediate reaction will set the tone of the reportage. It’s a ...

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