Neil Rouda

By Neil Rouda 04:07 pm February 23, 2010
It’s been nearly two years since I wrote a note, like this one, to appear here, in the opinion pages of Healthcare IT News.
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am February 14, 2008
This year's HIMSS Annual Conference will, by all accounts, be the largest ever - a sign that despite the nation's economic woes and uncertainty about how a new administration in...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am September 28, 2007
I don't take telemarketing calls. But, if the caller is nice, and especially if the subject is interesting, I sometimes take a few minutes of my time to complete a survey on this or that. ...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am May 11, 2007
While many in the industry will gather in Denver for the 78th AHIMA annual convention this month, some of us will be in Geneva for an altogether different look at the "World of Health IT"...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am February 20, 2007
This year's HIMSS Annual Conference may be the largest event held in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and its already-struggling economy, 18 months ago. The to...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am February 09, 2006
As the industry convenes in San Diego for yet another HIMSS Annual Conference, this newspaper marks only its second anniversary. We can't help but take stock of the substantial chang...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am October 10, 2005
We all like being recognized for a job well done. That's why I was thrilled to receive the results of the Focus Healthcare Management 2005 readership study conducted this summer by independent resear...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am May 18, 2005
The steps taken recently by several health plans to encourage e-prescribing among physicians provide hints of the future role of payers in promoting widespread information technology adoption....
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am August 18, 2004
It was a watershed moment for healthcare IT. The announcements on July 21 were the perfect storm – everything was lined up for maximum impact. It was the biggest day on the news wires since the...
By Neil Rouda 12:00 am June 09, 2004
Steve Lieber, President/CEO of HIMSS, is a soft-spoken man from a small town in Arkansas, and I'm a boisterous guy, with a big booming voice, from the suburbs of New York. So wh...

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