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Day 2 of HIMSS12 – Stilettos, Bed Sharing, and a Trip to Urgent Care

Day 2 of HIMSS12 – Stilettos, Bed Sharing, and a Trip to Urgent Care

Posted on24. Feb, 2012 by .

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It’s always good to have a plan, but you just never know where you’re going to end up at the end of the day. . . here’s the story. Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Editor/Founder of […]

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Day 1 of HIMSS12 – Lines, Lights, and Ladies’ Night!

Day 1 of HIMSS12 – Lines, Lights, and Ladies’ Night!

Posted on23. Feb, 2012 by .

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Each year I try to blog about my personal experiences at the HIMSS conference for Healthcare Informatics magazine, so that those who can’t make it can get a sense for what it’s all about. Day 1 was all about lines, light, and Ladies’ Night!  Here’s the story. Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is the Founder of Healthcare […]

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ICD-10 “Snooze” Debate at HIMSS12

ICD-10 “Snooze” Debate at HIMSS12

Posted on22. Feb, 2012 by .

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To summarize my observations on the delay at HIMSS12, there is CLEARLY a difference of opinion between the IT and coding communities (HIMSS, AHIMA, etc.) and the Physicians. IT is strongly saying MOVE FORWARD with Oct 1 2013. Physicians are saying WE ARE NOT READY.

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Wondering How to Network? Find Healthcare IT Events Like This in Your Town

Wondering How to Network? Find Healthcare IT Events Like This in Your Town

Posted on27. Sep, 2011 by .

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When it comes to networking, the HIMSS organization presents GREAT opportunities. HIMSS puts on THE most popular yearly national healthcare IT conference each year with over 25,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors. (This year’s conference is in Las Vegas Feb 20-24). In addition to the national conference, HIMSS provides many local and virtual conferences as well.

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University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils Industry Insider Interviews

University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils Industry Insider Interviews

Posted on24. Jun, 2011 by .

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University of  Illinois at Chicago faculty and staff had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a variety of C-level healthcare IT industry professionals at the HIMSS11 Annual Conference and Exhibition. HIMSS11 took place February 21 –24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. During the last day of the conference, top industry professionals […]

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HIMSS Networking and Job Hunting – Taking Advantage of the Chaos

HIMSS Networking and Job Hunting – Taking Advantage of the Chaos

Posted on04. Feb, 2011 by .

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It’s that time of year again.  Like a holiday that you know will bring no relaxation, HIMSS is upon us with yet another Orlando installment.  To many of us in the health IT industry HIMSS is an event that almost feels mandatory, with out of sight out of mind thoughts that place undue pressure on […]

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Healthcare IT Job Seekers, “To HIMSS Or Not To HIMSS” – Is That The Question?

Healthcare IT Job Seekers, “To HIMSS Or Not To HIMSS” – Is That The Question?

Posted on28. Jan, 2011 by .

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About two weeks ago, that ‘ole  familiar question started to appear with increased frequency.  Via email, by phone, thru Twitter and LinkedIn, here it came.  There were a few variations on the theme, but for the most part the question is the same as it was last year about this time, and the year before […]

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HIMSS Launches Online State IT Initiative Tracker

HIMSS Launches Online State IT Initiative Tracker

Posted on29. Sep, 2010 by .

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According to a story just released by Healthcare IT News, HIMSS has launched a State HIT Dashboard to provide healthcare professionals, policy makers and stakeholders a snapshot of major health information technology initiatives underway across the US. “As an interactive resource, the HIMSS State HIT Dashboard is easily accessible to healthcare stakeholders,” said Carla Smith, […]

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HIMSS 2010: It’s a Wrap

HIMSS 2010: It’s a Wrap

Posted on05. Mar, 2010 by .

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Another HIMSS is behind us, but Healthcare IT will never be the same. 2010 will be the start of truly revolutionary progress in Healthcare IT brought on by ARRA/HITECH. Many gave their opinions and some have even provided really interesting suggestions for changes to the rules as you will find in this letter from CHIME to CMS. With the comment period closing shortly on CMS’s meaningful use Notice Proposed Rule Making, I am not sure how much or how little the rules will be modified. What I am sure is that anyone that intends on pursuing Meaningful Use (MU) better get started in earnest right away.

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Darling Reports: HIMSS10 Wrap Up!

Darling Reports: HIMSS10 Wrap Up!

Posted on05. Mar, 2010 by .

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Day Four of HIMSS10.  My plan for this day was to tie up any loose ends that needed tying and knock off at noon, taking the remainder of the day to enjoy Atlanta, and my sister, who was driving in from Knoxville to spend the night.  I am a firm believer in the “treat yourself […]

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HIMSS 2010: A Little Time for Career Development

HIMSS 2010: A Little Time for Career Development

Posted on04. Mar, 2010 by .

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In between my efforts to Get Smart on ARRA and Vendor Neutral Archives today, I took time out to meet in person with a few experts that I have met on Twitter  and learned a great deal from in the past couple years.   For breakfast I met with resume specialist and career coach, Miriam […]

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