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July 01, 2015 | John Halamka
Every leader is different and working for them requires an understanding of their preferences. John Halamka, MD, shares his advice on thriving in complex hierarchical... More

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July 01, 2015 | Jeff Peters
A robust data repository, or a health information exchange, can be the linchpin in sharing information across the care continuum and different care settings. Those... More
June 26, 2015 | Adam Winn
The equipment used in hospitals is often not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware. This creates a dangerous situation where... More
June 25, 2015 | Gary Glover
To reduce opportunities for hackers to succeed, healthcare entities must be proactive about protecting sensitive data across their organization. Security must be an... More
June 25, 2015 | Jeff Rowe
Fifty states plus the feds makes 51 sets of privacy rules many healthcare organizations have to take into account as they manage their digital information. More
June 23, 2015 | Rick Kam
Everyone involved in healthcare needs to know their responsibilities with regard to privacy and security, because everyone is potentially held accountable by customers,... More

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June 25, 2012 | Helen Figge
As we close out our fiscal year here at HIMSS in anticipation of a new and even more energized one, we wanted to reminisce a bit about what we have accomplished to date... More
June 20, 2012 | John Halamka
One major issue facing private and public Health Information Exchanges (HIE) is how to ensure patients privacy preferences are respected by obtaining their consent... More
June 19, 2012 | Chad Johnson
Even with the industry’s current focus on health information exchange and electronic health records, a truly interoperable healthcare system can at times seem as likely... More
June 18, 2012 | Helen Figge
Career paths often times change into something that one never expected or dreamed could have been possible. Despite obstacles faced in any career path – there is always... More
June 14, 2012 | Rich Sadowski
America’s population is aging, insurance enrollment is growing, healthcare utilization is increasing, and the cost of delivering medical care is rising. As a result,... More