Voting for the HIMSS North America (HNA) Nominating Committee is officially over and one of our own TN HIMSS members, Randy V. Bradley, was elected to the committee. His term will officially start in January. Thank you to the TN HIMSS community for your support!

by Eric Thrailkill, VP and CIO of Ambulatory Services, Envision Healthcare On November 2, 2017, I had the opportunity to facilitate and host the second Tennessee HIMSS CIO Roundtable Event at Kayne Prime in Nashville.  These unique events allow industry thought leaders to “innovate and collaborate” and discuss relevant health, healthcare and emerging technologies in

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Celebrating 2017’s National HIT Week by Tom Mitchell, TN HIMSS VP of Marketing/Board Member For more than 2,500 years, the Hippocratic Oath has stood the test of time in establishing the ethical and purposeful principles of medicine and its practitioners. Those principles still ring true today, even as medicine has evolved and has new focuses,

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

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

As we prepare for the 2017 TN HIMSS Summit we seek submissions for speakers and panelists. We welcome your recommendations and proposals for good speakers that showcase the latest knowledge and potential solutions to support the future of healthcare. The list below is NOT exhaustive, but here are some examples of topics that we seek: