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What Journalists Want at HIMSS ’12

by Shweta AgarwalJournalists attending HIMSS 2012 are filling out their calendars, planning their schedules and starting to look at which vendor meetings will be worth their time. If you are looking to get your company or product on the docket of the influencers who can elevate you above the noise, now is the time to put the wheels into motion. Instead of inundating the inbox of every single media attendee ...

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Road to HIMSS – ACOs are Gaining Ground

Recently, Health Data Management and other outlets reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has selected 32 delivery systems to participate in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program authorized under the Affordable Care Act. The Pioneer ACO is one of eight programs under the Affordable Care Act aimed at incenting providers to improve the coordination and quality of care while l ...

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The Road to HIMSS – Creating Video and Dynamic Marketing Materials

HIMSS (Feb. 20-24, 2012, Venetian Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas) is not only the industry’s premier healthcare IT conference but an excellent  venue for vendors to show off new services, product offerings, partnerships and other  corporate news. Preparing  for such a large show can often be overwhelming however— from collateral development to white papers and presentations to prosp ...

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Increasing Visibility on the Road to HIMSS 2012 — Vectors to Vegas

The HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibit is a must-attend event for any healthcare technology (HCIT) company. From February 20-24, 2012, key decision-makers from the world’s leading innovators descend on Las Vegas for four days to discuss hot topics, meet with colleagues and set the agenda for the year in HCIT. There will be more than 300 sessions to choose from, allowing healthcare professionals to cu ...

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What’s the Buzz for RSNA 2011?

By Anne Lundregan From November 27 – December 2, thousands will descend upon McCormick Place in Chicago for RSNA 2011. We spoke with Jim Knaub, editor of Radiology Today, who opined on the hot topics expected at this year’s conference. Radiology Today Editor Jim Knaub predicts that austerity may once again be a dominant theme at RSNA. Hospitals and radiology practices are focused on maintai ...

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Zynx Health Rises Above the ACO Chatter

by Jennifer ChangWhen CMS announced the proposed accountable care organization (ACO) rules earlier this year, the lack of clarity in the legislation caused much confusion among the already-overburdened healthcare industry. Deemed a “fiasco“—most hospitals had difficulty understanding the complicated regulations. Amidst this confusion, Zynx Health, a Schwartz MSL client which develops clini ...

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HITSE Provides CIO Insight on Meaningful Use

What are five reasons to attend the Healthcare IT Solutions Exchange (HITSE) 2011 Conference, on October 19, at the Hilton in Dedham, Mass.?Answer: prominent speakers, vendor solutions sessions, CIO Forum, face-to-face collaboration with peers and idea exchange. What is HITSE? This annual event brings together hospital information system users to discuss the selection, planning, implementation and support o ...

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Show them the Money: HFMA Call for Papers

  What does a world renown basketball coach, a finance executive, a healthcare executive and an author have in common? They keynoted at HFMA’s 2011 ANI Conference in June. The HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders, with more than 37,000 members. The conference coordinators are already planning for next year’s eve ...

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5 Questions on Healthcare with… Margaret Mayer of Boston Software Systems

It’s summertime, and that means having some good old fashioned healthcare PR fun. To cap off the summer, Schwartz Communications will be speaking with healthcare clients about their perspectives on healthcare and other slightly random but certainly humorous issues. Although this might be a Q&A "lite," it still reveals interesting insight.Today, Schwartz spoke with Margaret Mayer, directo ...

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What’s the Buzz for AHIP Institute 2011?

By Brenna HagyAHIP 2011 Institute is only a couple of days away, and the Schwartz Healthcare IT Practice Group is buzzing with anticipation about the upcoming show. Last week, we discussed some of the key topics that are on the docket, but we also wanted to hear what other people are looking forward to, so we chatted with a reporter and a few of our clients who will be exhibiting and speaking at the show.Ch ...

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Health Insurance Plans Take The Spotlight At AHIP Institute 2011

by Brenna HagyOn June 15 – 17, the nation’s healthcare industry leaders will gather at the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) 2011 Institute in San Francisco to discuss important issues that organizations must consider as the health care law implementation continues toward 2014, including healthcare reform, compliance, consumer-directed health plans, wellness, the payer/provider relat ...

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Healthcare Integration: A Peek Behind the Scenes

By Shweta Agarwal (@shwettaa)During a recent visit to my doctor’s office, I was asked to fill out medical and personal information that would then be entered into the healthcare system electronically. You might think this is a routine exercise to gather patient information so any doctor’s office I visit within my hospital network will have the information, right? Not really. What seems like an e ...

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