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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch, Week of 5/14 – 5/18

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on the latest industry trends. Following is a glimpse at some of the most relevant story highlights from the past week:Susan D. Hall of FierceMobile.com wrote an interesting piece based on the friendly point-counterpoint articles at Forbes, where contributors Dave Chase and David Shaywitz faced off on the question of wheth ...

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Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition, not just for the public sector

  Schwartz MSL spoke with David Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, senior director of professional development at HIMSS, to learn more about the upcoming Government Health IT Conference and Exhibition, which will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, June 11 – 12. Already in its eighth year, the theme of the show is appropriately named 20 ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch, Week of 5/7 – 5/11

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on the latest industry trends. Following is a round-up of some of the most relevant story highlights from the past week:According to Don Berwick, former CMS administrator, $1 out of every $3 spent on healthcare is wasted. In an article by Frank Vinluan of MedCity News titled, “Don Berwick on healthcare spending: ‘We have to i ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch, Week of 4/30 – 5/4, 2012

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on not only the latest industry trends, such as population health, ACOs, virtualization and EHRs, but also hard-pressing issues such as the rise in obesity and its impact on healthcare costs, what worries C-level executives, and how to curb wasteful spending in healthcare. Here are highlights from last week's news stories:Sharon Begley a ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch, Week of 4/23 – 4/27, 2012

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on the latest industry trends, news, insights and events. Here are the recent highlights from the past week:When our nation’s health IT chief Farzad Mostashari speaks, it’s usually a good idea to listen. In this article by Diana Manos of Healthcare IT News titled, “Mostashari: 'Keep our eyes on the prize,” he urge ...

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Differentiate Your HIMSS13 Speaking Proposal

  Last month, Schwartz MSL spoke with David Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, senior director of professional development at HIMSS, to reflect on this year’s event and get a sense for what we might expect next year at “HIMSS Changes Healthcare and the Big Easy” in New Orleans. Since then, HIMSS has opened the call for speaker proposals, which will be available until May 30.HIMS ...

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch, Week of April 16- 20, 2012

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice shares news items on the latest industry trends, news, insights and events. There is never a lack of opinion or reporting on such topics as patient engagement, mHealth, ACOs, EHRs, Patient Centered Medical Homes or the latest market stats, and we enjoy learning the differing perspectives of the industry’s influencers in the trades, business press an ...

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The Healthcare IT Week in Review, April 9 – 13

Each day at Schwartz MSL, the Healthcare IT Practice stays apprised of the latest industry trends, insights and events. And although there is never a lack of opinion about such topics as EHRs, ICD-10, health reform, health information/insurance exchanges and ACOs, we enjoy hearing the differing perspectives of the industry’s influencers in the trades, business press and blogosphere. Here are some topi ...

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TEDMED: Shaping healthcare in the world, one innovation at a time

Technology. Entertainment. Design. Aka TED. TED is the world’s most famous conference on ideas that shape the world. TED talks have been downloaded 500 million times. For the past three years, there has been a special TED focusing on medicine, and it’s called TEDMED. This year, it takes place from April 10-13 at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. TEDMED is a place ...

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With HIMSS 2012 over, it’s time to start thinking about HIMSS 2013

Although HIMSS 2012 has “left the building” and attendees have bid farewell to the excitement of Las Vegas, it’s not too early to think about next year’s show, which will take place March 3 – 7 in another fantastic city, New Orleans.  In fact, HIMSS was last hosted in “The Big Easy” back in 2007, when the city was still recuperating from the devastation wrought ...

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Schwartz MSL Clients Have the Pulse on HIMSS 2012

As part of our Road to HIMSS 2012 blog series, we are talking with Schwartz MSL clients who will be attending the conference to get their thoughts on trends and what we can expect to see. We caught up with Eileen Elam, director of marketing at Certify Data Systems, to find out what their plans are.  We are very excited for HIMSS this year as we will be showcasing the underlying capabilities that have m ...

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Pay Attention to Mobile Health at HIMSS ’12

By Brenna Hagy  HIMSS 2012 is right around the corner, and healthcare IT (HIT) companies are revving their engines to make the most of their time at the show. The Schwartz MSL Healthcare IT Practice Group spoke with Eric Wicklund, one of the industry’s top trade reporters. Eric is the editor at the newly launched mHIMSS website. He shared with us what he is looking forward to at the show and ...

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