• Magic Johnson at HIMSS18: Stay focused on what’s really important

    Magic Johnson at HIMSS18: Stay focused on what’s really important

    • March 12, 2018

    LAS VEGAS — In a boisterous and often uproariously funny closing keynote at HIMSS18, NBA legend and business magnate Earvin “Magic” Johnson also offered some inspirational lessons about health, ambition, work ethic and community building. Johnson eschewed the stage to stand at ground level – at six feet, nine inches, he was still easy to

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  • Cybersecurity must be a hands-on boardroom concern, expert says

    Cybersecurity must be a hands-on boardroom concern, expert says

    • March 12, 2018

    LAS VEGAS — Despite signs that risk management in the healthcare space is maturing, dangerous cybersecurity gaps still loom and provider confidence in their own ability to stop an attack is flat, according to the third annual HIMSS Analytics and Symantec IT Security and Risk Management report, unveiled at the HIMSS18 global conference this week.

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  • Google, Oracle and others make precision medicine moves at HIMSS18

    Google, Oracle and others make precision medicine moves at HIMSS18

    • March 12, 2018

    Precision medicine is a hot topic at HIMSS18, and late in the week, multiple companies were making news in this field that many experts say is key to advancing the future of healthcare. The majority of healthcare and life sciences organizations are active with precision medicine initiatives – 62 percent participate in research activities to

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  • Medsphere signs on with Amazon Web Services, moves CareVue EHR to the cloud

    Medsphere signs on with Amazon Web Services, moves CareVue EHR to the cloud

    • March 10, 2018

    LAS VEGAS – Medsphere Systems is moving its CareVue electronic health record to Amazon Web Services’ cloud infrastructure, the company announced at HIMSS18 on Wednesday. The open-source, subscription-based CareVue EHR, whose OpenVista technology derives from the VA’s pioneering VistA system, now offers small, rural and community hospitals a platform-as-a-service option to manage their data, bolstered

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  • Better choices needed to manage US healthcare cost growth says Paul Krugman at HIMSS18

    Better choices needed to manage US healthcare cost growth says Paul Krugman at HIMSS18

    • March 10, 2018

    LAS VEGAS – In a fireside chat at the HX360 conference, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said there are reasons for optimism even as the U.S. healthcare system faces serious financial challenges.  In a fireside chat with HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf, Krugman said the demographic challenge is serious, “but not as serious as one would think.”

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  • HIMSS EHR Association tackles TEFCA, opioid response, usability and safety

    HIMSS EHR Association tackles TEFCA, opioid response, usability and safety

    • March 10, 2018

    LAS VEGAS – Members of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association met at HIMSS18 on Thursday, and offered a briefing on some of the big issues its vendor members are focusing on this year so far. Speaking on behalf of EHRA, several experts from leading EHR developers weighed in on their current efforts to gain

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