Update from HIMSS 2013

HIMSS is the annual meeting where many of the participants in the world of Health Information Technology showcase their products. The 2013 meeting being held in New Orleans, LA is no exception. Vendors large and small are present talking about and presenting their products. Press releases are flying like leaves in a fall storm. It is all very exciting.
Many of the products related to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. Security and Encryption vendors have a large presence as do vendors who have tools to assist providers with CQM (Clinical Quality Measures) and PQRS. Everybody is talking about how the changes in Health Information Technology related to improvements in QUALITY OF CARE.
We are finally approaching the tipping point where the tools and technology that we utilize in our practices will have a measurable impact on the quality of care that can be provided in the doctors office.
Over the next days and weeks I will highlight some of the products and announcements from HIMSS that will impact your practice over the days, weeks and years to come.