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How HIMSS is working to improve patient matching

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has long been involved in efforts to improve patient matching, according to Lisa Gallagher, the organization's vice president of technology solutions.

Virtual Clipboard Initiative aims to ease check-in pain

A pilot project is under way to automate the patient intake process to make it more efficient and to improve patient satisfaction, with the initial design document just released.

Despite provider prioritization of cybersecurity, incidents remain prevalent

While professionals in the healthcare industry say cybersecurity has grown as a business priority at their organizations, a large amount also admit that their facilities have seen a significant security incident recently.

Proposed Meaningful Use alterations receive mixed reviews

There has been some support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed rule softening some of the requirements of the Meaningful Use program for 2015 through 2017, but commenters have also raised a number of concerns about it.

HIMSS Davies Award winner smashes EHR stereotypes

If you think practice size or generational issues are an impediment to successful adoption of electronic health records (EHR), a four-physician practice run by a 65-year-old geriatrician may give you...

3 takeaways from the HIMSS mobile survey

The new mobile survey released at last week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago provides encouraging and exciting insight on how such...

HIMSS15: Mobile tools drive greater patient engagement, healthcare cost savings

A new survey reveals robust mHealth technology adoption with 90 percent of healthcare providers using mobile devices for patient engagement and 54 percent reporting a related cost savings.

Hospitals, CIOs call for increased patient identifier action in interoperability roadmap

Hospitals and health system CIOs both stressed the need for patient identifiers in comments sent late last week to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on its draft roadmap.

How ICD-10 could ease reimbursement efforts

While preparing for ICD-10 should include actively protecting your organization's revenue stream, the new code set almost certainly will make some aspects of reimbursement easier, according to Pam Jodock, HIMSS senior director of health business solutions.

HIMSS wants more Congressional action to spur interoperability

Calling the nation's current healthcare infrastructure inadequate for ubiquitous exchange of patient information, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society recently published four recommendations for Congress to spur interoperability.