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HIMSS19 Coverage

An inside look at the innovation, education, technology, networking and key events at the HIMSS19 global conference in Orlando.

Hospital for Special Surgery first orthopedic hospital to win HIMSS Davies Award

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, the first specialty hospital to win a HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence. has found a way to use teamwork and health IT to improve processes and care outcomes.

With nearly 19,000 annual inpatient surgeries, requiring close bed utilization monitoring, HSS leadership used to receive operational reports four times a day using manual data collection, but this posed significant operational challenges, and length of stay adherence was also lacking.

Imprivata, DigiCert team up on EPCS technology to tighten opioid prescription access

Their automated identity proofing process helps providers to adhere to looming government-mandated EPCS verification standards, enabling them to approve or deny prescriptions remotely.

Can Singapore shift from a fee-for-service to value-based healthcare system?

In the book Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare System by William A. Haseltine published in 2013, the author noted that Singapore “ranks sixth in the world” in terms of healthcare outcomes, while “spend[ing] less on healthcare than any other high-income country”.

ONC names winning software for EHR reporting challenge

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the winners of a new challenge to develop software for identifying and reporting safety and usability issues in EHRs in a way that doesn’t disrupt clinical workflow.

The winning tools aim to make it easy to report IT issues within the healthcare workflow: giving feedback to developers and guiding the formation of best practices. The hope is to targeting usability challenges before they become major problems.

Three winners were announced:

IBM Watson head leaves role amid struggles, declining revenue

As Watson has undergone close scrutiny over the past year, leader Deborah DiSanzo is moving to IBM Cognitive Solutions' strategy team.