Quality and Safety
03:42 pm February 15, 2017
The countdown to HIMSS17 is on. It’s less than three weeks and if you’re anything like me, you’ve not figured out your HIMSS schedule yet. You’re getting those emails from HIMSS and vendors about what to do, starting to see the “HIMSS preview” type articles in your favorite publications.
Winner of a HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award dedicates the honor to all women in healthcare in Saudi Arabia
12:27 pm January 25, 2017
Shareefa Albulmonem, head of eServices, Office of the CIO at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, is one of seven women being honored by HIMSS with a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award. The women will be recognized at a reception and awards dinner, both on February 20 at HIMSS17
11:28 am January 23, 2017
Access to healthcare is underpinned in large part on a health consumer’s access to information about available health care services, their location, price, and if the patient is very fortunate to glean, quality.
11:05 am August 12, 2016
Large employers are taking more control over health care costs and quality by pressuring changes to how care is actually delivered, based on the results from the 2017 Health Plan Design Survey sponsored by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).
10:10 am August 08, 2016
Many physicians and nurses are traveling across desolate EHR wastelands replete with digital detritus, pixel dust and other non-value-add items.
04:18 pm August 01, 2016
HIMSS VP: Disparity between male and female compensation rates has widened in the past decade.
03:27 pm July 25, 2016
Mortality rates have not improved, and obesity is on the rise, but there Is some good news.
02:11 pm July 18, 2016
This is the sixth year of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare. We now number over 300 members walking around the world with patient story paintings on our backs. We are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience.
03:41 pm May 23, 2016
Putting patients at the center of preventing mortality from blood clots, and being more aware of them in recognizing their onset, is key to stemming the disease burden. We can do more to engage with information, tools and other patients and programs to help monitor this condition.
09:55 am May 16, 2016
"Some agreed with my initial analysis that clinicians will have a hard time translating complex MACRA payment processes into altered clinical behavior," writes John Halamka, MD. "Others felt I was over-harsh, negative and inappropriate. It's never my intent to criticize people, instead I want encourage dialogue about ideas....