National Health IT Week

By 01:58 pm December 05, 2014
National Health IT Week kicked off this September in Washington, DC, with prepared speeches and big names in the health IT arena. Among the overarching themes? Interoperability and patient engagement.
Marc Probst
By 11:00 am October 02, 2014
HIMSS executives this week had three big messages for the Department of Health and Human Services and newcomer chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell: They want to see serious changes with meaningful use, interoperability and clinical quality measures.
Lana Moriarty
By 10:53 am September 15, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division.
By 12:00 am September 20, 2013
National Health IT Week has always been a big success in helping to educate Congress and the public on the importance of health IT, say HIMSS officials. And this year proved no different.
HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
By 11:02 am September 19, 2013
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, held on Capitol Hill Sept. 17 and 18 was a highlight of this year's annual National Health IT Week, educating some 500 members of the public, congressional staffers and members of Congress about health IT.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
By 10:49 am September 19, 2013
The federal government could do a better job helping to transform the nation's healthcare system, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, said at a Capitol Hill press conference Sept. 18. The conference was part of the HIMSS HIT Policy Summit held during National Health IT Week.
Carla Smith, HIMSS executive vice president
By 10:01 am September 19, 2013
The Health Story Project has become part of HIMSS, Carla Smith, HIMSS executive vice president, announced at a HIMSS Policy Summit news conference at National Health IT Week in the nation's capital.
John P. Hoyt, executive vice president, HIMSS Analytics
By 11:15 am September 18, 2013
Approximately 68 percent of hospitals have purchased technology from a software vendor that has been certified to the 2014 Edition certification criteria, according to data collected through June 2013 in the HIMSS Analytics Database. Other HIMSS research also support the findings.
Blue Button Direct
By 10:08 am September 18, 2013
The ONC's contest was designed to compel developers to increase the number of patient-facing apps that can receive and move clinical data via Blue Button Direct, which takes that data and puts it in a machine-readable format for easier integration and use.
By 11:06 am September 17, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, kicked off this year's National Health IT Week at a meeting Monday focused on the patient's role in health IT.

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