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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: 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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#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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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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The key to improving healthcare: It’s about the data

To conclude MSLGROUP Boston’s HIMSS15 video series, Senior Media and Content Strategist Don Fluckinger spoke with three clients about what they were showcasing at their booths, and what problems they solved en route to improving healthcare. While these vendors work across very diverse areas of healthcare IT spectrum, the one focus they have in common is working with data: Patient data, clinical reference da ...

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Data Security Takes a Front Seat in Healthcare

With the recent rash of breaches at prominent healthcare organizations this year, it was no surprise that health data security was top of mind among CIOs at HIMSS15. Show organizers added the Cyber Security Command Center in a new exhibit area as attendees felt pressure mounting to pass strict security tests in the wake of new data breaches and random HIPAA audits coming later this year. MSLGROUP Boston’s s ...

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Put the “Meaningful” in Meaningful Use: Experts Sound off at HIMSS15

Federal incentives are drawing national scrutiny. At HIMSS15, MSLGROUP Boston’s senior media and content strategist Don Fluckinger asked CIOs of large healthcare systems and other health IT industry leaders to find out where we are – and aren’t – with meaningful use of electronic health records in the midst of Stage 2 and the vision of Stage 3. Here are insights from three of those thought leaders: Marc Pro ...

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How to put the “social” in healthcare IT social media: Experts weigh in

Continuing our post-HIMSS reporting, MSLGROUP Boston’s senior media and content strategist Don Fluckinger asked a few of the most influential social media leaders in the health IT space (they converse on Twitter with the #HITsm hashtag) what it takes to stand out in the crowd and become a thought leader, no matter your specialty topic. John Lynn, founder and editor of the Healthcare Scene blog network, advi ...

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The Road to HIMSS: Reporter Michelle Ronan Noteboom talks HIT trends

MSLGROUP caught up with Health IT Freelance Writer Michelle Ronan Noteboom to chat about topics she will be interested in at HIMSS15. Meaningful Use Stage 3 and some of the big healthcare tech companies are among the topics on her agenda, and she is open to other news and innovations companies will be showcasing.  Look for insights from Michelle during the conference; you can  follow her on Twitter @michnot ...

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Road to @HIMSS15 with Kyle Murphy of Xtelligent Media: Making plans at the show and in Chicago

Continuing our Road to HIMSS15 series, MSLGROUP sat down with Kyle Murphy, PhD, Editorial Director of Xtelligent Media, to talk about what he anticipates will be hot topics at this year's show and his thoughts on Chicago. His articles appear primarily on EHRIntelligence.com.  MSLGROUP: HIMSS 2015 is a month out. What stories will you be tracking closely? Murphy: Last year, we saw many population health init ...

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Cyber Security and Innovation Take Center Stage at #HIMSS15

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition will bring 38,000-plus healthcare IT professionals from around the world to Chicago this April for a week of dynamic education, networking and an overview of the latest technology solutions. Planning for the arrival of a small city within McCormick place takes a lot of heavy lifting and advance marketing; ...

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