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HIMSS Preview: Big Show; Big Ideas—Big News?

Scott Mace

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference will put an unprecedented spotlight on Meaningful Use, mobile technologies, and EHR privacy and security. And pre-show buzz points to possible news about making EHR data interoperable. >>>


Editor's Picks

HIT's Rising Cost and Dubious ROI

Healthcare IT is expensive. Our latest Intelligence Report reveals that it's becoming an ever bigger drain on hospital and health system bottom lines. ROI will be hard to find, despite the fervent hopes of healthcare executives. >>>

Sloppy EHR Data Signals Need for Standards

Analysts are uncovering problems with the accuracy and quality of clinical documentation generated by physicians working with electronic health records. Now experts are calling for standards of practice. >>>

Robotic Surgery Hikes Hysterectomy Costs

The volume and cost of hysterectomy procedures performed by surgical robots are soaring. But infection rates, intraoperative injuries, reoperations, and transfusions are all essentially the same as for traditional laparoscopy. >>>

Most States Shun Fed HIX Partnerships

As unlikely as it may have seemed in the early planning stages of health insurance exchanges, most states have opted for federally run exchanges. A few will go it alone. But only seven states have chosen to partner with the government. >>>

Healthcare Imaging Strategies Not Exactly a Snap

Most healthcare providers are just in the early stages of forming a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging strategy that will handle everything from radiology DICOM images to photos, pathology slides, and ophthalmology images. >>>

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News Headlines

Aetna consolidates health IT assets

InformationWeek, February 26, 2013

MGH employees watch customer service video—for $250

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

Healthcare braces for sequester

The Hill, February 25, 2013

Few saw warning signs in case of Hopkins doc accused of secretly taping patients

The Baltimore Sun, February 25, 2013

Bitter pill: Why medical bills are killing us

Time, February 22, 2013

HHS: Most states on track with health law's technical demands

The Hill, February 22, 2013

Robot docs will even make health insurance less painful

The Atlantic, February 22, 2013

Hospital Mergers Unlikely to be Affected by Antitrust Ruling

HealthLeaders Media, February 21, 2013

A digital shift on health data swells profits in an industry

The New York Times, February 21, 2013

5 ways to improve HIEs

InformationWeek, February 20, 2013

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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>


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