The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or what we all know as HIMSS, held their first Convention in Baltimore in 1962. Vendors first participated with exhibits on table tops at the 1983 Convention in Atlanta. What was the buzz back then? Well Lotus 123 spreadsheets of course. Twenty seven years later and back in Atlanta, 934 vendors exhibited with more than table tops to nearly 28,000 attendees. The buzz? No question about it, meaningful use and the HITECH Act. Now in 2012 and in Las Vegas, all we can talk about is Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
Listen to MU Live! Co-host Roberta Mullin’s interviews at HIMSS 2012 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
What are the ONC-ACTBs saying about the Permanent Certification Program? Hear what Amit Travedi, Healthcare Program Manager for ICSA Labs and Kyle Meadors, Director, EHR Testing, Drummond Group have to say.
- Stage 1 testing by the ONC-ATCBs for Clinical Quality Measures was somewhat of an objective process with a wide range of what was acceptable. For Stage 2 testing will there be some modifications to help validate the generated numbers?
- What role will ANSI be playing in the Permanent Certification Program?
- What is the process to assure that all the ONC-ATCBs are testing in a standardized manner?
Doug Fridsma, MD PhD
Dr. Doug Fridsma is the Director of the Office of Standards and Interoperability and the Acting Director, Office of the Chief Scientist, in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Hear Dr. Fridsma explain just what he does in his job and about the Nationwide Health Information Network.
MU Live! spends time with Vendors at HIMSS 12 in Las Vegas.