September 16, 2013 | Brian Ahier | Mobile/Wireless, Policy and Legislation
National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week... More
March 06, 2013 | Brian Ahier | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Last year HIMSS became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and committed to develop and implement the Healthcare Transformation Project (HTP). More
February 22, 2013 | Brian Ahier | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
The Health IT Standards Committee has formed a new workgroup, the Consumer Technology Workgroup (CTWG). More
December 27, 2012 | Brian Ahier | Mobile/Wireless
At the recent Dell World conference I had the opportunity to try out a slew of new Windows 8 devices. I was struck by how many potential healthcare applications this new platform and the mobile... More
November 27, 2012 | Brian Ahier | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation
The stars seem to be aligned for rapid progress in health information exchange. We are fast approaching a point in the development of the Health Internet where ubiquitous exchange of health data to... More
November 15, 2012 | Brian Ahier | Meaningful Use
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing entitled "Is 'Meaningful Use'... More
September 04, 2012 | Brian Ahier | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
The Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange has been operating as an ONC program since 2007. For the past three years, a rapidly growing community of public and private organizations has been... More
August 09, 2012 | Brian Ahier | Quality and Safety
To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, HIMSS Oregon and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National Health... More
May 22, 2012 | Brian Ahier
Last year the non-profit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) was formed and started with some Medicare data as well as billions of claims from Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. More
April 17, 2012 | Brian Ahier | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
The proposed rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use has a strong emphasis on patient engagement. This is certainly a good thing, and I am very glad to see the focus put on this area. More
September 01, 2011 | Brian Ahier | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
Healthcare is one of the last industries in the United States to universally incorporate technological advancements. More
August 26, 2011 | Brian Ahier | Privacy and Security
I've been thinking about the Strategic Health IT Advance Research Projects (SHARP) Program lately and plan to give an update soon on some of the progress being made. More
July 08, 2011 | Brian Ahier | Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety
In the first national study to examine care at critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural areas of the U.S., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that CAHs have fewer clinical... More