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HIMSS 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 to Friday, March 4, 2016
Las Vegas, NV

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 - Beth Walsh - Portrait

Another HIMSS Conference & Exhibition has come and gone, and true to expectations, interoperability, connected health and consumerization were the most prevalent buzz words this year.

 - John D. Halamka, MD

"Innovate or die" was the rallying cry at HIMSS16, according to John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

 - TV

The emphasis on interoperability has many companies outside the standard range of vendors playing a role. Several of the nation's top cable companies and the industry’s marketing organization, CTAM, have a strong presence at HIMSS16, showcasing the latest in telecommunications technology that addresses healthcare’s connectivity needs.

 - Key-Lock

How are attackers able to steal so much information? What can stop them? Stephen Cobb, CISSP, senior security researcher for ESET, discussed the security of medical data at the HIMSS Annual Conference today in Las Vegas.  

 - General HIMSS crowd

With hundreds of vendors showcasing their products and solutions in the exhibit hall, there's much to see and learn. Here's the latest to know about EHR giant Cerner, as company president Zane Burke answered three questions for Clinical Innovation + Technology.

 - Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Delivering the opening keynote address at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an agreement on core commitments made by top companies and healthcare systems.

 - Streaming Desktop Computer

Visitors to the Allscripts booth at HIMSS16 will have a lot to take in. The EHR vendor will showcase its efforts to adapt to the changing healthcare landscape, addressing all the most buzzworthy topics.

HIMSS has announced its inaugural Annual Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards, an awards program recognizing influential women at all stages of their career progressions.

 - Workflow analytics

Realizing the value of your healthcare facility’s EHR system is harder than it might seem, says Elizabeth Regan, PhD, associate HIT professor and chair of South Carolina University’s Department of Integrated Information Technology.

 - eraser error

When downtime comes to your healthcare facility, the likelihood of EHR mistakes goes up, says Joseph H. Schneider, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer with Indiana University Health.