HIMSS

By Jonah Comstock November 10, 2017
Hal Wolf, the new CEO of HIMSS, thinks adding a three letter word to his organization’s mission statement will go a long way toward positioning HIMSS for the future. Instead of the old tagline “transforming health through information technology”, Wolf wants it to read “transforming health through information and technology”. “My experience is there’s nothing that’s actually a technology project...
By MobiHealthNews November 1, 2017
The deadline is fast approaching to submit a speaking proposal for Digital & Personal Connected Health @ HIMSS 18 in Las Vegas on March 5. The event is a collaboration between MobiHealthNews and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA).   The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 PM, EST, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Click here to submit a proposal and for more information. Sessions will explore the...
By Jonah Comstock July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years. Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...
By Mike Miliard July 26, 2017
HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced Wednesday. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years. Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models,...
By Tom Sullivan April 19, 2017
Today, HIMSS announced it is acquiring Health 2.0, the conference organization focused on healthcare technology innovation. HIMSS CEO H. Stephen Lieber said that while HIMSS has traditionally focused on mainstream technologies deployed by hospitals, networks and physician groups, the acquisition will make it possible for HIMSS to have a greater influence on the cutting edge of health IT. “We will...
By Jonah Comstock February 21, 2017
Xcertia, the new standards body for mobile apps that launched late last year at the Connected Health Conference, held a meeting at HIMSS to explain more about the organization's approach and to extend a plea for more industry voices to join the membership-based organization. The founding members include the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, HIMSS, and DHX Group. DHX...
By Jonah Comstock February 21, 2017
At the Digital and Personal Connected Health Event at HIMSS in Orlando, Cedars-Sinai Director of Health Services Research Brennan Spiegel spoke some more about his experiences using virtual reality to help alleviate patients’ pain and allow them to virtually escape the confines of the hospital during their recovery. “We’ve now done this with well over 300 of our patients and we have been learning...
By Jonah Comstock January 9, 2017
Over the last few years digital health and telemedicine, in particular, have become one of the core focuses of the big HIMSS annual conference. MobiHealthNews is teaming up with telemedicine luminary American Well to discuss the digital health trends likely to dominate conversations at the big event in Orlando this February.  On Tuesday, February 7th at 2PM ET -- the next MobiHealthNews webinar...
By MobiHealthNews January 4, 2017
MobiHealthNews and HIMSS are accepting speaker proposals for Pop Health Forum 2017, April 3-4, in Boston. This year’s event is going to dive deeper than ever into best practices, lessons learned and how healthcare providers and payers are succeeding with population health initiatives.   If your organization has a great story share, don’t keep it to yourself. Click here to submit a proposal and...
December 12, 2016
The American Medical Association, The American Heart Association, HIMSS and the DHX have joined to create Xcertia, collaborative to evaluate and improve the safety and effectiveness of mobile health apps. The goal of the group is to establish best practices in mHealth app development, officials say. Xcertia aims to create a framework to improve mobile development and will serve as a resource to...