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HIMSS: HIEs making strides in provider support, security

Health information exchange organizations are showing that they can be a support to providers, particularly in meeting Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, according to a new survey from the Health Information and Management Systems Society.    The survey, a follow-up to one from 2013, collected data from 19 of the original 23 participating public and private HIE organizations.

CES 2015: What health innovations caught your eye?

Much of the tone regarding healthcare at this year's international Consumer Electronics Show focused on ensuring the safety of consumer data shared via wearable devices and other technologies, with both HIMSS (via its Personal Connected Health Alliance) and the Federal Trade Commission speaking out about looming privacy risks. Still, that didn't take away from the bevy of innovative new tools on display in Las Vegas last week.

Why health groups should make use of cyberthreat intelligence

As cyberattacks grow in number and organizations find more ways to access private data, the healthcare industry should make use of cyberthreat intelligence, according to Jeff Bell, HIMSS privacy and security committee chair.

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.