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The Future of Smart Hospitals is Now

The term “smart hospitals” is nothing new in healthcare, but new technologies are helping take this slowly building trend to a new peak. Electronic health record (EHR) adoption in the hospital is at an all-time high—with 96% of hospitals using…

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Collaboration Between Epic and Cerner Brings Hope that True Interoperability is Within Reach

According to HIMSS, “Interoperability describes the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data, and interpret that shared data.” Until now, discussion of interoperability in healthcare has centered on systems within a facility or across multiple facilities within a network,…

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News Corner: Interoperability and HIT Policy—Hot Topics at HIMSS17

The annual HIMSS conference took place this week in Orlando, Florida and featured a whopping 1,200 exhibitors and approximately 45,000 attendees. The focus, as in past years, was on ways to improve on existing technology. The conference included more than…

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News Corner: “Innovate or Die” and Other Trends from HIMSS16

Last week was the 54th annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition. This year’s show featured over 1,300 exhibitors, 40,000 attendees and a dozen specialty areas on the show floor. As in the past, data and healthcare interoperability continued to be major…

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News Corner: The Importance of Nursing Informatics to Be Covered at HIMSS

Though HIMSS has traditionally catered to an IT/informaticist audience, technological innovations are shifting some of the focus to nurses. At HIMSS16, longtime CIO, Edward Marx, Vice President of the Advisory Board Company, will present why he believes nurses should be…

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Informatics Nurses Impact Technology, Patient Care

According to a recent survey conducted by HIMSS, informatics nurses are greatly impacting health IT in a positive way. In a field where nurse efficiency and satisfaction significantly influence patient care, it is crucial to recognize healthcare workers for their…

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News Corner: The Rise of the Informatics Nurse: HIMSS Survey

The results of the 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurses Survey were released at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, which took place in Chicago, IL on April 12 – 16.   Nearly 600 C-suite executives,…

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The Connected Healthcare System: Interoperability Impacts the Way Clinicians Work

Interoperability has been a trending buzzword for several years, and early hopes suggested it would be far more advanced than it is today.   According to HIMSS,  interoperability is defined as systems and devices being able to exchange data, and interpret…

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Nursing + Technology = Nursing Informatics

Technology is playing an increasingly larger role in the way healthcare facilities operate. For better or worse, nurses are among the most affected by the benefits and pitfalls of technology. As such, it makes sense for a facility to have…

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