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HIMSS14: Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Data? Or, How to Eat an Elephant

February 26, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

HIMSS 2014: big data and healthcare

HIMSS14 is chock full of interesting folks, as befits a mini-city of 37,000 souls. One of them is Charles Nguyen, vice-president of Netmail, a Montreal-based firm that markets an alternative to email. The reason Nguyen is here in Orlando is that a sizable chunk of his clients are in healthcare. Here is his take on data management.[read more]

HIMSS 2014: Looking Back to See Ahead

February 26, 2014 by Joe Long

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Last year, we summarized several key areas of innovation and consolidation that were front-and-center at the HIMSS 2013 Conference in New Orleans. Ahead of this year’s conference in Orlando, we wanted to revisit some of these key themes and the corresponding activity that took place in these sectors over the past year.[read more]

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HIMSS14: Population Health Management and the CareXcell™ Solution

February 26, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

CareXcell™ at HIMSS 2014

HIMSS 2014 is unfolding in warmish Orlando, home of Disney and Universal and spectacular attractions based on fantasy characters. Real life be warned: Don’t try to compete. Undaunted, Siemens Healthcare Health Services chose this venue to launch CareXcell, an IT solution for sustainable population health management.[read more]

A Meeting of Minds on the Value of Healthcare IT

February 22, 2014 by Caroline Popper, M.D., M.P.H.

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Some healthcare improvements are technology-intensive, be they a new drug or diagnostic device development, or health service management tool. But sometimes a nagging problem begs for a solution that’s inexpensive and relatively low-tech.[read more]

Practical Advice for HIMSS 2014 Attendees

February 21, 2014 by Steve Wilkins

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HIMSS14, the big conference for all things dealing with health IT, is right around the corner. It’s a great conference – wish I could attend this year. But since I can’t be there on my soap box, I want to share here a few thoughts for HIMSS 2014 attendees to reflect upon as they wander the conference and exhibit halls.[read more]

HIMSS 2014: Portals Provide Benefits to Physicians and Patients, With Few Barriers to Access

February 19, 2014 by Cristine Kao

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Clinical applications continue to be a vital part of our ever-evolving health care system as Meaningful Use Stage 2 increases in adoption and patient engagement receivers a higher participation rate. Patients are increasingly asking for access to their medical images so that they have their entire medical history at their fingertips.[read more]

HIMSS 2014: Enterprise Data Management—An Executive Perspective

February 18, 2014 by Cristine Kao

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Enterprise data management has always been a daunting task. Best practices and case studies are often shared because telling these war stories is how facilities can best learn from one another. It is a way to cope with the challenging and vital task at hand.[read more]

My HIMSS Prescription for Basic Survival and Optimal Enjoyment

February 14, 2014 by Bill Crounse

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So the big meeting (in Orlando this year) is just around the corner. If you, like me, have been attending HIMSS for many years before this, then you’ll know what to expect. If you are new to the HIMSS experience, let me provide some survival tips that you might find helpful.[read more]

Defining the Point of Care Market

February 12, 2014 by Tim Gee

Point of Care market

It’s useful to segment and analyze markets for developing company and product strategy. Such an exercise helps illuminate why companies and markets do what they do – and what they might do in the future. In getting ready for this year’s HIMSS in Orlando, I’ve been thinking about the point of care (PoC) market.[read more]