Thursday, February 24, 2011

Follow-up from HIMSS

This year's Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida was interesting and enjoyable as always. Clearly the focus was on healthcare organizations and vendors achieving meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) . However, there was also plenty of other buzz on topics such as health information exchange, the impact of the departure of Dr. Blumenthal, and changes going on in Washington, DC.

There was also, of course, much talk about health IT workforce issues and the ONC Workforce Development Program. I was video-interviewed on aspects of the topic by:
  • Joseph Conn of Modern Healthcare, who produced a six and a half minute video on workforce issues and educational programs
  • Mary Stevens of CMIO Magazine, who produced a three and a half minute video on education and career opportunities for physicians, especially those aspire to be CMIOs.

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