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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.

Early Meaningful Use reactions a mixed bag; where do you stand?

The Department of Health and Human Services, at long last, has published its final rule for Meaningful Use, combining the modifications to the incentive program for 2015 through 2017 with Stage 3....

Influential Women in Health IT for 2015

Each year, our annual list of influential women in health IT--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the forefront of efforts merging patient care with technology. Once again, we asked readers to submit to us who they think are progressing those efforts, and once again, they did not disappoint.

Interoperability, cybersecurity support among new HIMSS Congressional requests

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society plans to make three formal requests to Congress--its annual "Congressional Asks"--to accomplish specific goals to advance health IT.