Tag: HIMSS18

Biden takes issue with Trump administration’s interoperability plans

A new commentary from former Vice President Joe Biden says interoperability roadblocks have been standing for far too long – and that the Trump administration’s current plans to fix the problem are insufficient. Writing for Fortune, Biden alluded to HIMSS18, where Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the...

Joe Biden: To Save and Improve Lives Using Data, Details Matter

Earlier this month at a national health information technology conference, the Trump Administration announced an initiative to put patients in charge of their own health care data, improve data interoperability, and encourage data-driven innovation to improve patient health and outcomes. Unfortunately, the announcement lacked many specific actions to effectively implement the initiative....

HIMSS18 wrap-up: The cloud takes center stage for EHRs

Repurposing old technologies was an underlying theme for some 44,000 health IT professionals attending this year’s HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas. Former Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt may have summed it up best. “Run to the cloud,” Schmidt said during his standing-room only keynote address. While spoken in 2018, attendees could’ve...