National Health IT Week

HIMSS Board Chair Dana Alexander, RN
By Bernie Monegain 08:24 am October 12, 2015
HIMSS Board Chair Dana Alexander, RN, describes herself as someone who has always been eager to embrace change, and also as someone who's always known healthcare was the right field for her.
US Capitol
By Tom Sullivan 08:06 am October 12, 2015
Healthcare IT News reported live from the nation's capital as policy makers were honored, keynote speakers compelled attendees, questions about the future were posed and progress was measured. Here's what we learned.
Army
By Bernie Monegain 08:42 am October 09, 2015
Retired Capt. Nathan Wayne Waldon had his audience at hello. With a mix of humor, storytelling skills and health IT insight, he kept the crowd at the HIMSS Public Policy Summit rapt to the end on Thursday.
Future technology
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am October 08, 2015
Imagine the state of healthcare and healthcare information technology in five years. What will it look like? Will healthcare provide more -- or less -- value? Will care be better coordinated? Will patients be more engaged? What about interoperability?
Chip Kahn III
By Bernie Monegain 07:47 am October 08, 2015
Chip Kahn III, President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, is not shy about giving his opinion. After all, he's been steeped in healthcare policy at the national level throughout his career.
Trophy
By Diana Manos 10:30 am October 07, 2015
Policy leaders and military officials will be honored with NHITWeek awards at a ceremony Monday night. Here's a look at those awardees.
Man holding large pile of binders
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am October 07, 2015
In a "bonanza day" for health IT policy, CMS and ONC dropped final meaningful use rules, EHR certification criteria and a final interoperability roadmap on October 6. As they settled in to read hundreds of pages of regulations, industry leaders offered early reactions.
US Capitol
By Diana Manos 08:02 am September 29, 2015
Every year HIMSS calls on Congress with requests specific to advancing health IT. We check in to see what happened since 2014.
US Captiol
By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am September 09, 2015
HIMSS officials plan to share the three "asks" with Congress during National Health IT Week in early October.
By Erin McCann 02:19 pm December 05, 2014
National Health IT Week kicked off in Washington, DC, this September mobilizing throngs of industry health IT leaders, who brought their concerns and recommendations to Capitol Hill. Among their requests? Interoperability standards and Stage 2 reporting flexibility.

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