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HIMSS 2015 Wrap-up

HIMSS 2015 has come to a close. This is the 6th HIMSS I’ve attend in-person over the past 11 years and here are some observations from my time at McCormick Place. The Best of HIMSS15 Without doubt, the highlight of … Continue reading

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HIMSS 2015 Day 3

Day 3 at HIMSS15 opens with a minor issue, my laptop did not charge at all last night! I’m now forced to do my note taking the new-fashioned way, on a touch-sensitive keypad…yikes. Session 1: Healthy Living, Connected Devices, & … Continue reading

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Want Best Practices? Look Outside of Healthcare

My boss and I were invited to the National Institute for Health (NIH) last week to share our experience in developing physician and patient portals. After spending most of the day meeting with various NIH staff members and their Medical … Continue reading

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You Can’t Send Medical Records Over the Internet

Anyone who has spent time advocating for Healthcare IT has no doubt heard some variation of, “You can’t send medical records over the Internet.” There seems to be a prevalent belief that electronic communications are somehow less secure than other … Continue reading

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HIMSS 2009 Conference Wrap Up

The HIMSS 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition is over for another year. This year’s theme, “Architects of Change” proved to be a central focus for the majority of educational sessions I attended. With tight economic conditions facing many of us, … Continue reading

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Video: Scenes from HIMSS 09

Like many of you, I had a grat time at the HIMSS 2009 annual conference in Chicago this week. While there, I managed to shot a bit of video unitl my camera ran out of battery. I was able to … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Tuesday Wrap Up

Tuesday was my third and final HIMSS09, I had to catch an evening flight back home to be at work tomorrow. Realistically, three full days of crowds, vendors, and education sessions is pushing my limits, but I digress. On to … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Day 2 Reflections and Day 3 Expectations

Monday was another packed day at HIMSS09. I’m starting to see some real themes developing at HIMSS this year: ROI Interoperability Frustration Person to Person Connectivity First, ROI. As a sign of the economic times and a maturing of the … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Monday Wrap Up

Welcome the second full day of HIMSS09. After yesterday’s marathon sessions and opening reception, I was a little slower in getting out of bed this morning, but still made it in time to hear George Halvorson’s keynote address. Of course, … Continue reading

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HIMSS09 Day 1 Reflections and Day 2 Expectations

After a night’s sleep and a couple of cups of coffee, I’m thinking back to yesterday’s opening day of HIMSS09 and some themes have come to mind. First, due to the economic conditions, I expected to see a lot of … Continue reading

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