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Study: Smartphone, tablet use on the rise in hospitals

More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals are using smartphones and or tablets and 69 percent of clinicians are using both a desktop/laptop and a smartphone/tablet to access data, according to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Devices Study.

CHIME, HIMSS to Burwell: Health IT not a part-time job

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society want Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Karen DeSalvo as National Coordinator for Health IT should she continue to split her duties between ONC and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health.

HIEs require flexible staff as they expand into new care settings

As health information exchange organizations continue to expand into new care settings, such as payers and accountable care organizations, the undertaking will require staff be open-minded to change, according to a new report.

NIST cybersecurity framework needs more guidance on implementation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework would be "more useable and more prescriptive" for healthcare entities if it gave more specific guidance on implementation, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Lee Kim.

Local environment impacts provider ability to adopt interoperable health IT

The local environment affects a provider's ability to adopt and use interoperable health IT, according to an Urban Institute study recently released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

HIMSS: Road to coordinated care has become rocky

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reached out to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week to create a plan to address health IT issues facing the nation's healthcare system.

Proposed legislation shortens 2015 MU reporting window to 90 days

Legislation introduced to Congress on Tuesday would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow eligible hospitals and providers looking to attest to Meaningful Use in 2015 a 90-day window to do so, as opposed to a 365-day reporting period.

HIMSS: Full-year MU reporting requirement in 2015 'unrealistic'

HIMSS has joined a growing number of stakeholders decrying the federal government's Meaningful Use flexibility final rule requiring 365-day reporting using 2014 certification criteria in 2015.

HIMSS to Congress: 3 actions to improve health IT

HIMSS has presented three "Congressional Asks"--formal requests to Congress to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.

HIMSS' Joyce Sensmeier: 'We are all stakeholders in advancing interoperability'

For true interoperability to occur in the healthcare industry, stakeholders must recognize the barriers, according to Joyce Sensmeier, vice president of Informatics for HIMSS.