Category Archives: Healthcare IT

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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HIMSS 2015 Day 2

Welcome to HIMSS15 Day 2 Being a process improvement guy, I set-out to improve my process for attending HIMSS today by getting coffee BEFORE the 45 minute Starbucks line. Feeling good with my early success, I decided to improve the … Continue reading

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HIMSS 2015 Day 1

Welcome to HIMSS15 day one in Chicago’s McCormick Place. I’m told they are expecting over 40,000 attendees at this year’s HIMSS Conference and can’t help but be impressed by how much this event has grown since my first in 2004. … Continue reading

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The Evolution of IT Expectations

During my morning scan if trade newsletters, a blog post in TechRepublic addressing the changing view of IT departments caught my eye: Today, most of these employees are on at least their third or fourth new PC at home. A … 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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myMDAnderson for Physicians – Expanding Access and Improving Communication

The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s physician web portal, myMDAnderson for Physicians, (https://my.mdanderson.org) has been providing improved access to patient information and streamlined communication to non-M. D. Anderson physicians since 2005. While the site has been a major step forward, … 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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