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Survey: Health informatics professionals confident in state of the industry

A majority of health informatics professionals responding to a recently published survey say they are confident in the stability of the field and their individual careers.

Request for 'booth girl' perpetuates view of HIT as a man's world

The face of health IT is changing. What used to be an industry where men held most of the executive positions, women are breaking through that glass ceiling and taking seats at the leadership table. Come March, tens of thousands of women will be in Las Vegas to attend HIMSS 2016. However, despite the progress women have made in the industry, there's still an undercurrent of sexism.

Loss of life, liability top cybersecurity fears for health IT leaders

Losing patients due to malicious actors gaining access to systems or hacking medical devices is the top fear for healthcare leaders when it comes to cybersecurity, according to the results of a new survey.

HIMSS' survey of EHR value seems a bit misleading

I've lamented before about the sometimes self serving, misleading or simply unhelpful studies that have been propagated about electronic health records. But these beauties keep on appearing. The latest one is from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which released a survey this week about how EHRs are proving their worth.

HIMSS: 88 percent of hospitals using advanced EHRs report 'at least one positive outcome'

Hospitals using advanced electronic health records are deriving value from their systems, according to a new survey from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

HIMSS report: Men in HIT make more than women; average salary is $111K

Men working in the healthcare technology field make about $26,000 more than women, with the average salary for such professionals at $111,000, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2015 Compensation Survey found.

CHIME, HIMSS support omnibus bill's cybersecurity act

A pair of health IT industry stakeholders are in support of the government's recently passed omnibus spending bill, part of which requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to convene a cybersecurity task force.

Healthcare IT and the lack of security hygiene

By Aaron Miri We've all been there. It's a bright and muggy day and you've been outside playing kickball with your elementary school friends. Suddenly you notice something particularly...

HIMSS, EHRA urge caution by CMS when structuring MIPS, alternative payment models

More stakeholders have weighed in on the structure of the Merit Based Incentive Program System and alternative payment models, with the Electronic Health Records Association and the Health Information Management and Systems Society both expressing concern about over-burdensome requirements.

Connected Health 2015: Providers must better understand people to improve health landscape

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Medical Director Douglas Wood believes that doctors and hospitals currently are too focused on providing healthcare for patients rather than helping people to achieve healthy lifestyles.