Interoperability, Usability Key Components of HELP Draft Bill

Interoperability and patient access to data were among the top themes addressed in the HELP Committee’s draft health IT legislation, which aims to improve the use and development of tools such as EHRs.

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Edith Dees, President & CEO, CAPSYN (Former Longtime CIO), Chapter 2

CIO role at St. Mary’s
Maine’s “very progressive PC physicians”
Replacing legacy systems — “It was at the tipping point.”
Merging 3 systems into 1 with SMS
The “consultant glow”
Early career as ICU nurse — “Each alarm meant something to me. I get that.”

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The CIO’s Top Three Priorities for 2016

From mega-health system mergers to hacker threats to the ever-increasing use of mobile apps by patients, CIOs need to be ready for anything and everything in 2016, says David Chou.

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A Better Way To ‘Share’

There are still a frightening amount of parents who get their vaccine education from celebrities. CIOs and other leaders need a solid plan in place to share accurate information, says Kate Huvane Gamble.

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HIMSS: Most Advanced EHR Users See Cost Savings

Does having an advanced EHR really pay off? Yes, according to a HIMSS survey, which found that sophisticated users are able to derive value in several key areas, including clinician satisfaction and savings.

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