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Reflecting legislative discussion and national debate, meaningful use investment was a dominant HIMSS theme.  With multitudes of options for establishing an electronic health record core, now the discussion moves on to “what do we do with the data?” to execute and demonstrate meaningful use. Many of the next steps of investment for meaningful use mirror actionable information and business intelligence investment among healthcare payers during the past 12-24 months and much of the planned in

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Key Trends from HIMSS 2010

By Judy Hanover

Last week most of our healthcare team, including me, Lynne Dunbrack and Janice Young, headed to Atlanta for the HIMSS 2010 event.  The change in energy at the event from 2009 was apparent from the moment we arrived.  While the atmosphere at HIMSS 2009 was laced with cautious optimism as providers examined the HIT provisions of the recently-published American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it was clear in the first hours of HIMSS 2010 that the pace had shifted and action and investment were underwa

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The hospital sector in France is undergoing major reforms. IDC Health Insights EMEA has just completed a special research study focused on the combined implications of changes in the French healthcare system, the role of ICT, and the delivery of care. During the study IDC Health Insights analysts interviewed representatives from 150 hospitals across France as well as members of the IT vendor community.  Our findings suggest that executives in the larger hospitals envisage a more significant role for te

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