Another HIMSS Conference & Exhibition has come and gone, and true to expectations, interoperability, connected health and consumerization were the most prevalent buzz words this year.

"Innovate or die" was the rallying cry at HIMSS16, according to John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

In contrast to claims that telehealth can solve numerous healthcare problems, including access to care, a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research says research on the practice is overly positive because it is often based on short-term projects.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) currently are immature but show great promise, according to the authors of an article published in the American Journal of Medical Science.

Almost half (45 percent) of providers participate in some type of alternative payment model, according to the findings of the HIMSS Cost Accounting Survey.

The emphasis on interoperability has many companies outside the standard range of vendors playing a role. Several of the nation's top cable companies and the industry’s marketing organization, CTAM, have a strong presence at HIMSS16, showcasing the latest in telecommunications technology that addresses healthcare’s connectivity needs.

How are attackers able to steal so much information? What can stop them? Stephen Cobb, CISSP, senior security researcher for ESET, discussed the security of medical data at the HIMSS Annual Conference today in Las Vegas.  

With hundreds of vendors showcasing their products and solutions in the exhibit hall, there's much to see and learn. Here's the latest to know about EHR giant Cerner, as company president Zane Burke answered three questions for Clinical Innovation + Technology.

Delivering the opening keynote address at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an agreement on core commitments made by top companies and healthcare systems.

Visitors to the Allscripts booth at HIMSS16 will have a lot to take in. The EHR vendor will showcase its efforts to adapt to the changing healthcare landscape, addressing all the most buzzworthy topics.

When downtime comes to your healthcare facility, the likelihood of EHR mistakes goes up, says Joseph H. Schneider, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer with Indiana University Health.

Radiology continues to go through significant changes in 2016. Shawn Griffin, MD, chief quality and informatics officer of the Houston-based Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD), discussed the profession’s transition from volume- to value-based care earlier today at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas.