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HIMSS18 Precision Medicine Symposium

Damon Hostin, CEO of the Precision Medicine Alliance will be the opening keynote at the Precision Medicine Symposium on March 5.

By Bill Siwicki 03:04 pm February 14, 2018
Experts will address a range of topics from current challenges to the future vision of precision medicine.
veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Veterans Affairs

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm February 14, 2018
A report found David Shulkin, MD, also improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon during his summer trip to Europe, but the secretary calls the report inaccurate and biased.
educating patients

In a new study of more than 400 participants, patient educators will provide education information through bedside laptops instead of printed materials in hopes of better engaging patients.

By Dave Muoio 10:26 am February 14, 2018
Researchers are investigating whether giving patients consumer-friendly digital tools can help improve adherence to lower readmissions, and they’ll share the results at HIMSS18.
CXO in healthcare

University of Chicago Medicine CXO Susan Murphy will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 7. 

By Jessica Davis 10:14 am February 14, 2018
University of Chicago Medicine Chief Experience and Innovation Officer dives into her role and how it can be used to improve patient experiences, engage employees and fuel patient engagement.
clinical documentation challenges

Andrea Hall is the director of clinical informatics at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Jonah Comstock 09:31 am February 14, 2018
Shawnee Mission Medical Center has different EHRs in separate care settings and that means informaticists have to accommodate varying workflows so they created a flexible system to manage it.
consumerism in healthcare

Preston Gee is the Vice President of strategic marketing at Christus Health and will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 7.

By Jonah Comstock 09:14 am February 14, 2018
While consumerism and retail concepts like customer satisfaction are nothing new to other industries, healthcare has some catching up to do.
Precision medicine

John Halamka (above) and Paul Cerrato to talk about some of the biggest obstacles holding back more widespread implementation of precision medicine at HIMSS18.

By Mike Miliard 03:42 pm February 13, 2018
John Halamka and Paul Cerrato sift through the hope and the hype of personally-tailored care, spotlighting to real-world success stories while not ignoring some significant potential pitfalls along the way.
patient generated health data

Ajay Mittal, associate director of IT at the American College of Cardiology, will be speaking at HIMSS18 on March 8.

By Laura Lovett 03:32 pm February 13, 2018
The trickiest part is getting people to keep using the devices, even six months is a challenge.
VA telehealth

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:55 am February 13, 2018
The agency has revamped its healthcare program through text messaging, the Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program and other health programs over the last year.
What Trump's budget proposal means for hospitals

Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am February 13, 2018
The administration’s plan could inhibit progress on improving interoperability, eradicating info blocking, and medical research but also funds cybersecurity and the VA’s EHR modernization.

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