February 15, 2017
The countdown to HIMSS17 is on. It’s less than three weeks and if you’re anything like me, you’ve not figured out your HIMSS schedule yet. You’re getting those emails from HIMSS and vendors about what to do, starting to see the “HIMSS preview” type articles in your favorite publications. As the...
EHR direct liberate data
February 15, 2017
While healthcare entities are waiting for EHR vendors to make data more interoperable, a raft of emerging technologies are enabling information exchange in ways that work effectively today, according to Lisa Moon, a partner with the Timmaron Group. 

Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

February 13, 2017
Eight in 10 U.S. patients would welcome some aspect of virtual healthcare, but only 1 in 5 providers is meeting that need.

Sue Schade puts forth a strategy for tackling an organization's most difficult problems: Learn to huddle.

February 02, 2017
I recently had an opportunity to advise an IT department on the team’s overall lean initiative. While no two organizations have the same lean journey, there are common challenges. Visual management and huddle components can give a lean management system a boost. Here are some of the common...

Shareefa Alabulmonem, head of eServices, Office of the CIO at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, is one of seven women being honored by HIMSS with a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.

January 25, 2017
Shareefa Albulmonem, head of eServices, Office of the CIO at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, is one of seven women being honored by HIMSS with a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award. The women will be recognized at a reception and awards dinner, both on...

Health economist Jane Sarahohn-Kahn

January 23, 2017
Access to healthcare is underpinned in large part on a health consumer’s access to information about available health care services, their location, price, and if the patient is very fortunate to glean, quality. As people take on more responsibility for managing their health care utilization and...

Sue Schade sets forth a few core principles and values she associates with leadership.

January 23, 2017
I’ve written many posts on leadership. As we witness the peaceful transfer of power in the Office of the President, it seems fitting to reflect again on leadership and what we should expect of leaders. When I think of critical leadership qualities at the executive level, I think of vision,...

Sue Schade asks other women in healthcare IT how they persevered in careers traditionally dominated by men.

January 23, 2017
Think about the little girls you know. Did they get even more dolls for holiday gifts? Or did they get toys and games that teach creative thinking and how to build things? Or did they maybe even get toys officiallylabeled in the STEM category? Social norms start young. I recently played a match...

Health economist Jane Sarahohn-Kahn

January 09, 2017
Most medical things exhibited at CES 2017 are connected devices with apps that collect, analyze, and feedback data and information to users (patients, consumers, caregivers) and health/care providers (physicians, nurses, care coaches, and others who support people in self-care). While the Internet...

HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith reveals the winners of the inaugural awards.

January 05, 2017
This week, seven women from across the globe learned that they are the inaugural recipients of HIMSS’s Most Influential Women in Health IT Award, sponsored by Verizon and EY. Our distinguished judges, themselves notable influential women, selected our awardees from more than 140 nominations. I am...

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Editor-At-Large, Healthcare IT News

Bernie Monegain is Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

Executive Vice President, HIMSS

Carla Smith is Executive Vice President of HIMSS. Smith leads HIMSS’s cause-based association. Focused primarily on the US and Canada, Smith leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit management to ensure HIMSS’s ability to achieve its mission and maintain its financial health.