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CIOs and CMIOs share what they are really thinking about the future of HIT at HIMSS 2016

Each year at HIMSS, I have the pleasure of hearing healthcare leaders and innovators discuss highlights and hopes for the future of healthcare IT. The perspectives shared in this spotlight come from a “who’s who” of physicians, nurses, CMIOs, and CIOs from healthcare organizations attending HIMSS, including Swedish Medical, HCA, Baptist Health South, WellSpan, Coordinated […]

Technology and the Art of Medicine

There’s no doubt about it: the energy is palpable at HIMSS15.  More than 40,000 people are currently wandering the McCormick Place showroom floor, from C-suite executives, to new start-up health IT developers, all talking, collaborating, and thinking about what comes next for the industry. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Brian Yeaman, CMIO, […]


“Data is like the air we breathe. We share it and if it’s not kept clean, we all suffer,” said Deborah Green, MBA, BS, RHIA, executive vice president, operations and COO, AHIMA. Green, the first of three panelists to address the crowd at a Nuance-sponsored AHIMA14 breakfast panel, explained that we all need information we […]

“Physicians don’t act on business motives, they act on patient care motives,“ advises an expert on a technology panel focused on regaining “The Art of Medicine. ” Experienced administrators know that regardless of whether the underlying reason for change is driven by electronic health records (EHRs), ICD-10, or something else, telling physicians to modify how […]

A study sponsored by the American Medical Association found that physicians point to the current state of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology and poor usability as a large source of professional dissatisfaction because they are too time-consuming and interfere with face-to-face patient care. During a recent panel discussion on “What needs to change to get […]

While the House was voting on the ‘doc-fix’ patch yesterday, a group of physician industry leaders gathered at the Art of Medicine technology panel in Boston to discuss the challenges facing doctors, the impact of government policies, and future health IT innovations that can help restore the “art of medicine” that is central to the […]

Last week, thousands of HIMSS14-goers saw innovative technologies and new offerings designed to improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficiencies.  We have, without a doubt, come a long way in health IT, but it is clear that we still have miles to go. When I think about healthcare technology, I think about my car engine.  Although […]

#HIMSS14 is right around the corner and conversations about productivity, usability, workflow disruption, and ICD-10 will surely be widely discussed.  In anticipation of the event, here are five #healthIT thought leaders you can’t afford to miss. @wareFLO @TLearyHIMSS @RasuShrestha @marrigo @foxggf And don’t forget to stop by booth #3765 to see how Nuance is helping […]