HIMSS11 Updates- Follow the Action!

Another day of HIMSS11 has passed, and there’s a lot of great info being posted online. Here are some of the highlights-

Keynote speaker– C. MARTIN HARRIS, MD Update from the Chairman
As I mentioned during this week’s #HITsm chat this week, it was inspiring to see a vision of integrated workflow redesign, EBM, ACO, EHRs, and MU in a single, cohesive message

Patients are clamoring for mobile healthcare, and Fierce Healthcare held a breakfast discussion on mHealth’s Evolving Role in Achieving Meaningful Use. I’m excited about the EHR mobile apps that have been developed, but there’s still room for improvement and innovation. Here are some articles outlining progress being made in mHealth-
5 Surprising Things Healthcare Apps Can Do

Social Media
I’m especially excited about the inclusion of social media in this years conference. SM is a great model to look at when developing ACOs and HIE. Companies embracing SM are able to keep up with the latest tech news, ONC initiatives, and other industry updates. It also offers the opportunity to become thought leaders in the Health IT community, and reach an audience that wouldn’t otherwise be available. Here’s a great article from Eileen Rivera on Social Media and Lee Aase’s presentation on Social Media-

Start Small. Thing Big. Move Fast.

I’m excited by all the developments coming out of HIMSS 11, and I hope we keep the momentum going after everything wraps up!


About nateosit

I'm documenting my journey through the Health IT landscape, seeking to combine the disparate complexities of HIT to create Bio-Digital Jazz. My opinions are my own.
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