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Epic has introduced Share Everywhere, allowing for the sharing of electronic health records (EHRs) across all systems.

It’s been quite a long time since anyone except Stephen Lieber was been president and CEO of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), but he’ll soon be handing over the reins after 17 years to Harold “Hal” Wolf III, an alum of Kaiser Permanente and the Chartis Group as well as a HIMSS board member.

Interactive patient systems (IPS) keep patient engaged and knowledgeable about their own care but have yet to reach their full potential. In a recent KLAS report, researchers examine current IPS vendors in their performance and how they plan to improve their systems.

While health IT and electronic medical records (EMRs) have reduced medication errors and improved care efficiency, incorrect implementation of such systems can lead to medication errors, misdiagnoses and treatment complications.

Individuals reading physician notes and explanations of care through a patient portal are often confused with many medical terms without the necessary explanations. Scientists have developed a virtual physician to explain test results in layman’s terms, while equipping users with charts and risk assessments of measurements.

 

Recent Headlines

Connecting the dots on connected health at HIMSS16

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.

CMS aims to expand technology, information sharing among all Medicaid providers

In an effort to bridge the "information-sharing gap in Medicaid," the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS), announced an initiative that permits states to request the 90 percent enhanced matching funds from CMS to connect a broader variety of Medicaid providers to a health information exchange.

HIMSS16: Cable companies are a 'huge resource' for healthcare

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.

Burwell announces widespread support for HIT commitments

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.

Surescripts activates National Record Locator service

Surescripts has activated its National Record Locator Service, which gives providers an effective way to obtain a more complete view of a patient’s health history.

Carequality Interoperability Framework expands with five new adopters

Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, announced five new adopters of the Carequality Interoperability Framework.

ONC debuts ONC Tech Lab to focus its standards & technology work

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) introduced the ONC Tech Lab which “represents the way in which we will organize and approach the type of work we do,” according to a blog post written by Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Technology.

HIMSS16 on the horizon

HIMSS16 is coming up next week and again promises an overwhelming amount of opportunities to learn and network.

Interoperability at HIMSS16: Session Previews

Interoperability remains top of mind for the healthcare industry. From the federal government’s Interoperability Roadmap to new standards, IT professionals are driving the seamless exchange of information. HIMSS16 has plenty to offer attendees looking to stay up-to-date.

HIMSS16 organizers share exhibit hall highlights, educational opportunities and ways to optimize your time

The annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition has always aimed to address the latest concerns and challenges facing health IT and this year is no different, featuring presentations and keynotes from some of the major players in healthcare (and a guest appearance by one of the most famous players in the NFL).

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