Government & Policy

By Mike Miliard 11:05 am September 11, 2017
Barry Herrin, principal at Herrin Health Law, says spending more money on security technology will only accomplish diminishing returns. Instead, hospitals should take a broader view of people and processes, implementing risk management frameworks such as NIST SP 800-53 and partnering with external threat groups such as InfoGuard and the FBI.
By Tom Sullivan 11:02 am September 11, 2017
With security risks on all sides, healthcare providers must have a game plan. At the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge lays out the top things they should be doing right now to gain visibility into the threats – and how they should be planning for the future – while explaining the...
By Eric Bailey 09:59 am May 01, 2017
(SPONSORED) Justin Barnes interviews CEO of eHealth Services Group Denise Hines, addressing the hot topics of discussion at HIMSS17 including Women in Health IT, workforce diversity and the future of health IT policy and technologies.
Katherine Baicker
By Eric Bailey 03:16 pm April 03, 2017
Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum about the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, whose findings on the effects of Medicaid expansion have been touted by both supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act.
By Eric Bailey 10:05 am February 28, 2017
Stephen Lieber interviews former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R) and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) at HIMSS17 on the evolution of the Affordable Care Act. Boehner provides a behind-the-scenes perspective on how Obamacare was passed and the prospects for repeal and replace under the Trump administration.
Former NSA Senior Counsel Joel Brenner
By Healthcare IT News 04:09 pm December 05, 2016
In a world where cyber criminals can exfiltrate healthcare data from the other side of the globe, health systems have their work cut out for them when it comes to protecting patient information. It wasn't always this way. How did we get here?
By Healthcare IT News 09:13 am October 26, 2016
By analyzing data from payer claims and its own referral-management tracking system, Lawrence General Hospital was able to engage clinicians in strategies for improving care retention.
Karen DeSalvo on HIMSS Radio at HIMSS16
By Healthcare IT News 03:52 pm April 12, 2016
DeSalvo, Acting Assitant Secretary for DHHS, talks with Justin Barnes about some of the announcements made at HIMSS16 from the federal government and the agenda going forward.
Steve Lieber on key takeaways from HIMSS16
By Healthcare IT News 08:54 am March 29, 2016
The President and CEO of HIMSS highlights some of the major announcements and activities at HIMSS16, including new government funding for health IT and the expanding global involvement at the conference.
By Eric Bailey 10:13 am January 04, 2016
Mark Goodge, CTO for the Department of Defense & Health Affairs, shares his thoughts on the 2015 HIMSS Connected Health Conference and how the DOD is planning to utilize emerging technologies to improve healthcare.

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