By Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare  You’ve probably heard the word bandied about and wondered, “What’s all the fuss about ‘blockchain’?” Simply put, blockchain is an open, continuous, and secure ledger stored online that can’t be altered. Its users can track supplies and transactions on blockchain, sharing information among multiple stakeholders while recording transactions between

By Eric Thrailkill, President Elect, TN HIMSS; VP and CIO of Ambulatory Services, Envision Healthcare;   Earlier this year, the Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS announced a partnership with Health:Further to offer more education and professional development at this four-day festival held at The Music City Center in Nashville from August 22nd to August 25th. This will be the ninth year

Next week hundreds of healthcare thought leaders and professionals will gather at the 9th annual TN HIMSS Summit of the Southeast during the Health:Further festival. TN HIMSS is the exclusive Health IT programming partner at the Festival, providing thought-provoking content, exceptional keynotes and expanded networking opportunities.  On Wednesday, August 23, John Bass, the CEO of Hashed Health will

Webinar on Supporting Clinician Insight with Data Analytics September 29, 2017 12:00-1:00 PM Central Standard Time Presented by Deborah Ariosto, PhD RN   Front line clinicians identify many problems – documentation burden, alarm fatigue, patient care issues and ask for help in solving those problems.  The action that will have the greatest impact on solving

No Firm Answers With A Long Road Ahead One errant click on an email can shut down a hospital. If you don’t believe me, just ask the hospitals that have had a cybersecurity attack over the last several years. These haven’t been small hospitals, but notable health systems and national hospital operators. In fact, healthcare

TN HIMSS and the Center for Executive Education at Belmont University Announce Health Information Technology Workforce Accelerator Graduates and Call for Fall 2017 Applicants   Nashville, Tenn. – June 1, 2017 – Today the Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS and the Center for Executive Education at Belmont University, announce 12 graduates of the Workforce Accelerator program’s

Summer Social

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Join TN HIMSS at one of the hottest spots on Broadway – Margaritaville – as we have a little summer fun with our members at our annual Summer Social. In addition to our members, we are hosting this event with other leading healthcare associations in the state and their members! Your association will gain maximum

PART I – CAN YOU ESCAPE THE CHAOS? This is a two-part cybersecurity series that provides an applied look at the risks posed to healthcare organizations by cyber threats. In our initial presentation, our esteemed panel will focus on pre-breach through early mitigation, including how events are detected, threat information is shared, intrusions are isolated,

A Model for Transformational Change Across a Healthcare Enterprise  As a member of HIMSS and a board member of the TN chapter, I’m fortunate to gain great insight into a range of topics I would otherwise not be able to experience. One such presentation was by Eric Thraikill, Vice President and CIO of AMSURG, as

HIT HIMSS Schedule Fall 2017

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 by

TNHIMSS and Belmont University Fall HIT Accelerator Schedule Click the link below for a PDF with specific details. HIT HIMSS Schedule Fall 2017