Lessons from HIMSS22

This week in Orlando was a time to reconnect and gather with friends to “Reimagine Health” at HIMSS22. According to a HIMSS spokesperson, the total estimated attendance for HIMSS22 is roughly 28,000, including both onsite and virtual registration. The main value of the conference this week was in gathering together, meeting friends in person, andContinue reading “Lessons from HIMSS22”

HIMSS 22: Reimagine Health

The theme of HIMSS22 this year in Orlando is, “Reimagine Health,” and we cannot think of a more appropriate theme for gathering together after two plus years of being apart. It’s a time to ‘reimagine’ health, healthcare delivery, health equity, and our need to strengthen global preparedness and response to COVID-19 and future epidemics. AsContinue reading “HIMSS 22: Reimagine Health”

Boston WorkStation Ranks 2nd in Best of KLAS 2022 Awards

KLAS Research released their annual “Best in KLAS 2022” report this week on Software and Services. The Best in KLAS designation is reserved for the software and services market segments that have the broadest operational and clinical impact on healthcare organizations. By working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software,Continue reading “Boston WorkStation Ranks 2nd in Best of KLAS 2022 Awards”

RPA Master Stories with Matt Hawkins, EVP Boston Software Systems

We were invited to participate in a LinkedIn live event this week called, “RPA Master Stories.” Hosted by Derek Gerber, SVP, at Explainify, RPA Master Stories is a collection of inspiring interviews with the leading experts in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Automation (IA) technology. Guests share their automation experience, talk about the state-of-the-artContinue reading “RPA Master Stories with Matt Hawkins, EVP Boston Software Systems”

Will Healthcare Recover in 2022?

Hospitals aren’t expecting a return to normal anytime soon. According to the 2022 report by Kaufman Hall, 20% of hospital executives surveyed said they were “extremely concerned” about their financial viability until an effective vaccine or treatment is available, and another 50% said they were “moderately concerned.” Approximately 1 in 3 physicians, APPs, and nursesContinue reading “Will Healthcare Recover in 2022?”

HITsm Holiday Chat: Healthcare IT Holiday Wish List

December 10, 2021 Hosts: @EMRAnswers and @bossoft As we enter the 2021 holiday season, healthcare leaders continue to anticipate the challenges and opportunities that continue to emerge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare was hit hard in 2020. C-Suite executives say they expect the COVID-19 crisis to be one of the biggest opportunitiesContinue reading “HITsm Holiday Chat: Healthcare IT Holiday Wish List”

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Staff by January 4th

The Biden Administration is requiring all staff who work at healthcare facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4th, 2022. This emergency order, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to protect those healthcare workers and staff on the front lines of the pandemic, is currently on holdContinue reading “CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Staff by January 4th”

Streamlining the Process for Relief Funds

The Biden-Harris Administration made $25.5 billion in new funding available for healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HHS announced availability of the funding, which includes: $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients An additional $17 billion for Provider ReliefContinue reading “Streamlining the Process for Relief Funds”

Going to HIMSS21? Here’s What You Need to Know

HIMSS21 kicks off next week in Las Vegas. This much anticipated event, the industry’s largest, was rescheduled from March and is the first and largest on-site healthcare conference since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s everyone’s favorite healthcare and IT conference, and in past years included over 43,000 attendees. This year, a little over 700Continue reading “Going to HIMSS21? Here’s What You Need to Know”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Not Ready for Prime Time in Healthcare, Yet

Sometimes we read what others are saying and, because we want it to be true, we imagine it is true. It’s important to break down false promises and inaccurate information about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Healthcare has not even begun to realize the potential of AI, as we are merely at the infancy stages of applyingContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Not Ready for Prime Time in Healthcare, Yet”