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HIMSS CEO to Retire at End of 2017; Search Underway

HIMSS president and CEO Stephen Lieber will retire at the end of 2017, after assuming the role in April 2000.

MedicineBall is the new MoneyBall

Jordan Shlain, MD argues that medicine has reached the point where data science, statistics, and predictive modeling are becoming too important to ignore.

UHealth and Walgreens Team Up on Retail Clinics and Pharmacies

UHealth acquires 17 Walgreens clinics across South Florida and integrate the retail pharmacies into its own care delivery network.

Under law effective Jan. 1, Massachusetts patients entitled to access medical docs electronically

A new Massachusetts law that will go into effect January 1 grants residents electronic access to their medical records. The law requires that providers implement an EHR, and that mechanisms be put in place to grant patients direct electronic access to their records.

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  1. I was attending my very first HIMSS and entered the opening reception in a large hall with thousands of people in it. Every seat was taken and I was pretty overwhelmed by the size of it all. I walked to the side of the room and got a small plate of food to wander around with. In the very back of the room, standing up against the wall, was a man using the top of a garbage can as a table with his own small plate of food just watching the crowd. I immediately thought to myself, “I bet that guy is awesome.” I walked over to say hi and chatted with him for a bit. When I asked him what he did, he told me that this was his party and he was the President of HIMSS, Steve Lieber. I was pretty shocked that this was the first guy I had met. After a 15 minute conversation I had learned a lot about the HIMSS organization, their activities worldwide, and the conference in general. Steve helped me feel welcome at my first HIMSS!







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