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HIMSS 2014

Catching Up with Yan Chow at HiMSS 2014

March 24, 2014 by Patricia Salber

Dr. Yan Chow

Dr. Yan Chow has a most interesting job. He is the Director of Information and Advanced Technology for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. To learn more about Yan and his work at Kaiser Permanente, take a look at this video interview filmed in February 2014 at the annual HiMSS meeting in Orlando.[read more]

From DMAA to CCA to PHA – What? Listen as Fred Goldstein Explains

March 23, 2014 by Patricia Salber


Fred Goldstein is the Founder and President of Accountable Health, LLC, and more relevant to this post, the Acting Executive Director of the Care Continuum Alliance, now rebranded as the Population Health Alliance. I had a chance to catch up with Fred at #HiMSS14 in Orlando recently.[read more]

HiMSS 2014: A Chat with Dr. Devin Jopp, CEO and President of WEDI

March 19, 2014 by Patricia Salber

Gail Embt, Devin Jopp, and Kym Martin at HiMSS 14 in Orlando

As a part of our role as a Social Media Ambassadors at HiMSS14 in Orlando, Florida, Gregg Masters and I had a chance to chat with Dr. Devin Jopp, Ed.D, CEO & President of WEDI. We invited Devin to chat with us about a new report they just produced.[read more]

Health IT, Necessary But Not Sufficient: A HiMSS14 Interview with Farzad Mostashari

March 18, 2014 by Patricia Salber

Farzad Mostashari at HIMSS 2014

Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator of Health IT and current Visiting Fellow, Engelberg Center, Brookings Institute was walking by our Health Innovation Media video setup at HiMSS 2014 in Orlando. We asked him to come over and say a few words on camera.[read more]

HIMSS 2014 in Review

March 5, 2014 by Tim Gee

The Neuron

The HIMSS conference is so big, with so many different kinds of attendees and exhibitors that it’s almost impossible to have one big theme for any given year. Yet the question of theme for any given HIMSS is something we all talk about. The themes one perceives are at least partially defined by our own interests and area of focus.[read more]

Paternalist vs. Patient-Centered Approach to Patient Engagement

March 4, 2014 by Steve Wilkins

patient engagement / shutterstock

The evidence is clear that a patient-centered approach -- not a paternalistic, “we know best” approach -- is linked to increased patient engagement, better outcomes, more adherent patients, lower utilization and better patient experiences.[read more]


HIMSS14: The IT Market and US Healthcare - Big and Getting Bigger

March 3, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

health IT / shutterstock

At the busy Siemens booth at HIMSS14, I spoke with Andy Flanagan, a Senior Vice President at Siemens charged with growing the healthcare IT business in America, and a refreshingly candid fellow. Flanagan said our reliance on healthcare IT is being driven by the consumer and the patient, as in other industries.[read more]


HIMSS14: Bullish on Growth in the International Healthcare IT Market

February 28, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

Ursula Sieberg of International Health Services

Unlike many other healthcare annual confabs, HIMSS14 seems dominated by the North American market. But what about the international thirst for healthcare IT? To find out, I went to the Siemens booth and sought out Senior Vice President Hartmut Schaper and Vice President Ursula Sieberg of International Health Services.[read more]

Did You Miss the Bus at HIMSS 2014?

February 28, 2014 by Bill Crounse

HIMSS 2014

It is easy to get lost at this mega show at the intersection of health, healthcare and information technology. There are acres of exhibits from companies large and small. Taken together all this stuff is somehow supposed to map to a better future in healthcare. But to use another cliché, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees.[read more]


Hillary Rocks HIMSS14

February 28, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

Hillary Clinton at HIMSS 2014

Orlando may be the home of the Magic Kingdom, but the real magic was in the Orange County Convention Center yesterday, where Mrs. Clinton delivered the starring keynote at the HIMSS14 annual meeting. She praised the importance of facts and evidence, both in delivering health care and in political debate.[read more]


HIMSS14: Why We Need Healthcare Intelligence (As Well As Intelligent Healthcare)

February 27, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

Ben Loop, Siemens

Healthcare intelligence sounds like an oxymoron, since so much about the U.S. healthcare system befuddles the mind. At the HIMSS14 annual conference, I set out to find someone who could un-oxy this moron. My wanderings led me to Ben Loop, Vice President of Care Coordination and Analytics for Siemens.[read more]


HIMSS14: Early Adopters? Not So Much

February 27, 2014 by Steve Goldstein

mobile tech and doctors / shutterstock

Healthcare providers are still taking baby steps in their adoption and implementation of mobile technology, according to a survey released today by HIMSS Analytics in Orlando. The survey found that 69 percent use a mobile device to view patient information while only a third (36 percent) use mobile technologies to collect data at the bedside.[read more]

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