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HIMSS names Wolf as new CEO

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 26, 2017

Harold Wolf III will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who's served in the role for over 17 years.

Data Points: Health IT snapshot

Data Points: Health IT snapshot

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 25, 2017

More than 42,000 people attended last week's annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. That's up about 1,000 attendees from last year for the industry's most popular conference.

Questions and uncertainty cloud normally sunny HIMSS

Questions and uncertainty cloud normally sunny HIMSS

By Rachel Z. Arndt and Joseph Conn  |  February 25, 2017

Members of nearly every corner of the healthcare sector all seemed to share the same uncertainty during this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention.

Uncertainty surrounds nation's largest health IT gathering

Uncertainty surrounds nation's largest health IT gathering

By Joseph Conn and Rachel Z. Arndt  |  February 24, 2017

Members of nearly every corner of the healthcare sector all seemed to share the same uncertainty during this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society convention.

Healthcare is Transforming. Are you ready for the change?

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2017

We asked HIMSS17 attendees to share their insights on what technologies they think will transform healthcare in 2017. See what they had to say by visiting the album. “Like” the photo with the response you most agree with to help us choose a winner!

Genomic medicine goes mainstream

Genomic medicine goes mainstream

By Joseph Conn  |  February 18, 2017

At cutting-edge healthcare organizations, precision medicine is beginning to affect patient's lives. But most of the healthcare industry is still struggling to overcome significant social, economic and technical barriers to widespread adoption of genetics-based patient care.

HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber to retire next year

HIMSS CEO Stephen Lieber to retire next year

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 20, 2016

H. Stephen Lieber, longtime president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, is retiring at the end of 2017.

Health IT pros are worried about hacking, but many still don't encrypt

Health IT pros are worried about hacking, but many still don't encrypt

By Joseph Conn  |  August 19, 2016

Hackers have captured the attention of the healthcare security community, according to a new survey report, but the industry's data guardians feel hampered by a lack of manpower and money. A significant minority still report their systems are not encrypting patient data.

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 16, 2016

As in other industries, CIOs in healthcare are becoming key advisers to the CEO and important figures in board meetings, a dramatic shift from less than a decade ago. The change reflects technology's sprawling role in the overall operational and strategic viability of hospitals and health systems.

HIMSS' interoperability: another year, another promise

HIMSS' interoperability: another year, another promise

By Joseph Conn  |  March 05, 2016

Obama administration officials kicked off HIMSS16 with a pledge from major industry players to promote patients' access to their own EHRs, eschew data-blocking and use federal standards to promote interoperability. But will it matter any more than previous promises?

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