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I was a HIMSS Virgin (#HIMSSnewbie)

I was a HIMSS Virgin (#HIMSSnewbie)

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Yes, this was my first time. I was nervous and did not know what to expect. Let me start with a confession: Five years ago, I didn't even know what HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) was.

Melling becomes HIMSS committee chairman

Melling becomes HIMSS committee chairman

Jon Melling, a Pivot Point partner, has been appointed as the chairman of the Health Business Solutions Committee for Healthcare Information Management Systems Society through fiscal year 2015.

HealthMEDX demonstrates platform at HIMSS

HealthMEDX has announced it will show its Exchange platform at the HIMSS 2014 Interoperability Showcase.

Healthcare summit: Best practices for mobile health implementation in focus

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Providers, policy makers, financial and technical experts and more will be highlighted at the 2012 mHealth Summit, which takes place Monday through Wednesday in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Best practices will be the focus of this fourth annual event, which is sponsored in part by the Health Information Management and Systems Society and the Foundation for National Institutes of Health. Conference sessions "will explore, examine, and debate the ways mobile technology is transforming healthcare delivery, research, business and policy for the 21st century," organizers emphasize. In addition to keynote speakers and educational sessions, more than 400 exhibitors will showcase their innovative devices, services, applications, tools and related solutions.

HIMSS updates its ICD-10 Playbook

HIMSS updates its ICD-10 Playbook

The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society recently unveiled an updated version of its ICD-10 PlayBook. Among its new features: free access to its VitalVendors, which helps providers know which software firms have the resources to support an ICD-10 transition. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires nursing facilities to comply with this new coding structure. The new system will allow providers to better code clinical conditions and care, according to CMS.

Healthcare IT could further strain Medicaid budgets, state directors say

Healthcare IT could further strain Medicaid budgets, state directors say

Many state Medicaid directors worry that implementing healthcare information exchanges (HIE) will sap money from already diminishing Medicaid funds, according to speakers at the recent Health Information Management Systems Society gathering in Atlanta.