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Fourth Annual Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference Opens Registration

The fourth annual Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC) 2017, hosted by, announced today that registration is now open to the healthcare information technology marketing and public relations community. The event takes place April 5-7 at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel.

“This year’s HITMC will be more interactive than ever before. Dozens of hands-on, comprehensive sessions presented by leading thinkers in healthcare IT marketing and PR are already booked,” said John Lynn, editor and founder of the nationally renowned blog network “Over three power-packed days, hundreds of our industry’s sharpest minds will gain the latest intelligence in content marketing, marketing automation, event marketing, public relations, branding and much more. Just as important is the rare opportunity to network and collaborate with peers.”

Register before Nov. 1 to take advantage of early-bird savings of $500.

The Call for Speakers also will remain open through Oct. 31, offering an opportunity for top pros to share expertise and practical takeaways for success, while gaining exposure and credibility as industry forerunners. The HITMC 2016 conference schedule included sessions such as a storytelling workshop on writing “killer” case studies, innovation practices in social media content creation, relevant digital marketing strategies, best practices in marketing measurement, and the “secret sauce” of successful go-to market strategies. The HITMC 2017 conference will build on those sessions.

“HITMC is a conference like no other. It is a unique gathering of health IT marketing insiders where you learn the latest industry trends, swap best practices and share success stories,” noted Colin Hung, vice president of marketing at Stericycle Communication Solutions. “This is the only conference where you can connect with healthcare IT marketing peers in a relaxed yet educational setting. I always come away from HITMC inspired and energized.”

Health IT PR professionals also gain insights during the three-day event. “I’ve attended many conferences, but HITMC is the most relevant one for me and the work I do on a day-to-day basis as a healthcare PR professional. Plus, I was able to share valuable takeaways with my team,” said Tara Auclair, senior marketing communications manager at Modernizing Medicine.

HITMC 2017 sponsors currently committed include: Studio North, Official Media Sponsor AgencyTen22, Dodge Communications,Lumeno Marketing, Aria Marketing, ClarityQuest Marketing, Anderson Interactive and NPC Creative Services, LLC. “More sponsors are expected to join the list,” said Lynn. “We’re tremendously grateful to these stellar organizations for their generous support.”

For those interested in sponsoring the event, browse the full list of sponsor opportunities or check out the sponsorship matrix for a quick view of the options.

“Agency Ten22 is honored to be the official media partner for HITMC 2017—the healthcare IT industry’s only exclusive event for marketing and PR professionals employed by agencies, vendors or consultants,” said Beth Friedman, founder and president of Agency Ten22. “HITMC is the must-attend event for my staff to learn new insights—whether creating superior online presence and meaningful content, maximizing digital platforms, measuring efforts or improving media pitching. HITMC helps us all achieve our clients’ marketing and public relations goals!”

Healthcare Scene is a network of influential healthcare IT blogs and health IT career resources that cover everything from electronic health records to mobile health. Healthcare Scene has published nearly 11,000 blog posts, accruing 18 million views and approximately 50,000 email subscribers. Healthcare Scene is the proud organizer of the annual Health IT Marketing and PR Conference.

To learn more about the event, visit and register to attend.

October 20, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Scrypt, Inc. acquires DocbookMD

Scrypt, Inc. (OTC Pink: SYPT) developers of secure and compliant productivity tools for regulated industries, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based DocbookMD®, a HIPAA secure patient care team collaboration platform.

DocbookMD, in use by more the 30,000 medical professionals across the US, is a HIPAA secure messaging application for both mobile and tablet, and can be accessed via any web browser. The platform was designed for healthcare to enable physicians to collaborate with other organization members on vital information including detailed images, labs, X-rays and EKGs, and to communicate effectively with their entire care team. One of the advantages of DocbookMD is that the information shared is stored on a secure server, so once the application is closed, the data is cleared from the device; if the device is lost or falls into the wrong hands, the patient information cannot be accessed without proper credentials, ensuring complete privacy and security.

“DocbookMD was built by and for physicians initially to streamline and improve their communications by giving them access to a directory of their entire organization for easy collaboration,” said Dr. Tim Gueramy, co-founder of DocbookMD. “Today, we’re deeply involved in critical communications among the entire care team continuum – both in and outside of the hospital setting. By joining Scrypt, DocbookMD will continue to expand integrations within the entire healthcare arena.”

“With the addition of DocbookMD to our healthcare portfolio we are able to offer more ways for healthcare providers to collaborate on PHI, without compromising on security,” said Aleks Szymanski, CEO of Scrypt, Inc.

DocbookMD is currently being shown at HIMSS 2016 in Las Vegas, February 29-March 4. Visit the Scrypt stand #12219 to learn more.

About DocbookMD

DocbookMD, built by physicians for physicians, is a rapidly growing secure messaging application for smartphone and tablet devices, and now is also available on the web. DocbookMD has over 30,000 users across 42 states. By putting doctors in control of the technology, regardless of practice setting or existing medical technology solutions, DocbookMD enables the kind of immediate, secure communication that can change the face of healthcare. Learn more at

About Scrypt, Inc.

Scrypt, Inc. is a leader in helping healthcare and lending customers streamline paper-intensive processes and protect sensitive and business-critical information. Scrypt, Inc. works tirelessly every day to deliver customer value through cloud and on-premises document solutions that include Sfax, Stak, XDOC and FaxAgent. Scrypt, Inc. remains dedicated to eliminating manual process and paper so that their customers can work better, with confidence. For more information please visit

March 2, 2016 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Peyton Manning Slated as Closing Speaker at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, will be the closing keynote speaker at HIMSS16. He takes to the podium at 1 p.m. PDT, on Friday, March 4, 2016. The HIMSS Conference & Exhibition ranked as the largest medical conference in North America during the first half of 2015 (Trade Show Executive, September 2015).

Peyton Manning has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as the active leader in nearly every statistical passing category.

In each of his three seasons with Denver, Manning has led the Broncos to an AFC West Division title and a first-round playoff bye. During that time, he ranks first in the NFL in regular-season wins, passing touchdowns and completion percentage.

Named 2013 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated, Manning’s season ended with a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, making him only the third quarterback in NFL history to lead multiple teams to a Super Bowl.

For his actions off the field, Manning was honored as the recipient of the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2005 as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015.

Manning serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. He and his wife, Ashley, established the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk.
In Las Vegas, HIMSS16 includes more than:

  • 43,000 attendees,
  • 300 education programs,
  • 1,300 exhibiting companies, and
  • daily networking opportunities and programs.

Attendees can develop their own personalized agenda using all of these resources, as they continue to transform health through IT. Education sessions and exhibitions on the show floor provide valuable information on topics

“After a week of education, exhibition and networking at HIMSS16, our attendees will look forward to the closing keynote session with Peyton Manning. Known for his achievements in football and humanitarian efforts, Manning brings a valuable perspective that we want to hear,” said Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, executive vice president, HIMSS North America.

October 6, 2015 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Independent Health IT Vets Create Team FloriDUH to #FillTheVoid Against Big Health at Health Datapalooza

Still, Kypreos, Bishop team up to compete against established industry heavyweights at the 2014 Code-A-Thon event in Washington, DC

Jacksonville, Fla. (May 7, 2014) – In a true-life David vs. Goliath battle, Team FloriDUH, a group of three independent contributors from across the country, has been selected by the Health Data Consortium, the Office of the National Coordinator, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to compete against a number of leading healthcare information technology industry giants at the 2014 Health Datapalooza finals on June 1-3, 2014 in Washington, DC. Ten finalists were chosen out of a field of 56 applicants. Teams are vying for $35,000 in prizes, awarded to the most compelling data visualization application that makes use of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Provider Utilization and Payment data set, released on April 9, 2014. Team FloriDUH was created the day the competition was announced and consists of three virtual friends, united by a shared passion for data science and analytics.

Due to the nature of the contest, Team FloriDUH cannot divulge specific information regarding its application, only that it is focused in part on what they call The Void. Finalists will be judged on consumer usability, visual appeal, and the application’s use of the required CMS data set. To meet these criteria, Team FloriDUH has created a cast of characters who will tell the story of The Void on stage at Health Datapalooza, essentially bringing their data visualization to life.

In order to facilitate future development on the open source data visualization platform that Team FloriDUH is building for Health Datapalooza, the team has formed a non-profit corporation, FloriDATA Foundation, Inc., and is presently filing for 501(c) 3 status. The Foundation’s goal is to provide open source tools, including APIs and REST service integration capabilities, to allow other entities or individuals to use the analytics application that Team FloriDUH builds, and to expand the analytics capabilities to incorporate additional data sets beyond the Provider Utilization and Payment data.

The FloriDATA Foundation is set to launch a #FillTheVoid Crowdfunding campaign on May 9 through the healthcare-industry funding site, Medstartr. Their goal is to raise $10,000 over 30 days. The funds will then be used to acquire more data, optimize the hosting platform used for the application, develop additional application components, and cover the team’s travel costs to the Health Datapalooza event.

Team FloriDUH consists of the following experts:

  •  Team founder and veteran health hack-a-thon participant, Lauren Still of San Francisco, a Navy brat whose formative years were spent in Pensacola, FL. Lauren is currently the Policy and Regulations Advisor for cloud-based Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), DICOMGrid.
  •  Nick Kypreos of Seattle, team data scientist and particle physicist who previously worked at CERN and Fermilab. He is currently an independent consultant. Nick and Lauren’s friendship dates back to their high school years in Pensacola.
  •  Team leader and taskmaster, Mandi Bishop of Jacksonville, FL. Mandi is a partner in consulting firm Adaptive Project Solutions, Inc., and Chief Data Strategist for Surgical Momentum, LLC. She met Nick and Lauren via social networking, primarily interacting through Twitter about their shared interests.

The name FloriDUH represents the teammates’ affinity for their home state, and the state’s (and its inhabitants’) tragi-comic reputation for bungling various government programs, such as elections and Medicare claims management. In addition, the name offers a humorous approach to the monumental healthcare system transformation task at hand.


For updates, follow Team FloriDUH, on Twitter @teamfloriduh.

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May 7, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

New Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference to Focus on Communications Techniques and Best Practices

Founding Sponsors Include Leading Healthcare IT Research, Marketing and PR Firms

Las Vegas, NV — January 6, 2014 — The Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference, organized by and, is excited to announce the first of its kind B2B marketing and PR event focused solely on marketing to healthcare executives.  On April 7-8, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV the Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference will help marketing managers and PR professionals learn the latest tools and techniques they need to make sure their messages are heard.

Alongside a schedule of world class speakers, the conference is supported by a group of four Founding Sponsors: Agency Ten22, Billian, Dodge Communications, and Aria Marketing.

“Healthcare IT is a unique industry and our clients are facing constant change. The old rules of traditional PR and marketing no longer apply,” said Beth Friedman, Founder of AgencyTen22.  “Like many marketing and PR firms, Agency Ten22 wants to stay ahead of the curve. We’re excited to share our experiences and learn from our peers at this first annual event!”

“When we heard about the Healthcare IT PR & Marketing Conference, we knew it was something we wanted to be involved with,” said Cynthia Porter, President of Porter Research – a Billian company. “It’s the first of its kind in the industry, and will afford Porter Research and our sister company, Billian’s HealthDATA, a wonderful opportunity to better understand the challenges health IT vendors face when it comes to their provider-facing marketing and PR initiatives.”

“We are honored to be a sponsor of the inaugural Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference,” says Brian Parrish, executive vice president of Dodge Communications. “The event offers the opportunity to be among leaders in the field and stay on top of industry trends in marketing and PR from both inside and outside of healthcare. Dodge realizes the value of strong public relations and marketing initiatives and is proud to support any event that drives innovation.”

“Healthcare IT marketing has a language all its own and a set of best practices that are constantly evolving,” said Scott Collins, vice president, Aria Marketing.  “Whether you have been doing healthcare marketing and public relations for years, or are a newcomer to the space, there is always a lot to learn, and as the healthcare IT industry continues to expand the need for a conference like this is greater than ever.   We are very excited to be able to help bring this kind of content to our peers and to learn from the other marketing pros that will be attending and presenting at the event.”

To learn more about the event visit and register to attend the event as a Founding Attendee.

About Agency Ten22

Agency Ten22 is a public relations, strategic content and marketing services firm—focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Formerly The Friedman Marketing Group, we help heal brand identities in healthcare IT.  We’ve grown up in the healthcare vertical and are the only firm with hands-on provider experience. Clients quickly leverage our hospital knowledge and media relationships to deliver compelling messages for hospitals and provider prospects. Learn more about Agency Ten22 at

About Billian Inc.

Billian Inc. is the leading resource for current and comprehensive sales, marketing and research intelligence into U.S. healthcare facilities. Its Billian’s HealthDATA subsidiary offers more than 3,700 data points on more than 6,900 hospitals, 800,000 physicians, and 43,000 long-term care and home health facilities across the U.S. Its Porter Research subsidiary offers customized business-to-business research programs to companies across the healthcare vertical. Through these companies, Billian offers end-to-end lead generation and custom research solutions designed to help business professionals sell more effectively into healthcare accounts.

About Dodge Communications

Dodge Communications is an integrated PR and marketing agency that accelerates the growth of innovative healthcare companies through strengthened brand awareness, enhanced thought leadership and increased demand. For more information, visit or call (770) 998-0500. Slant, the Dodge Communications Blog, provides insights on the latest healthcare industry, marketing and public relations news and issues.

About Aria Marketing

Founded in 1999, Aria Marketing is an integrated, healthcare communications agency providing unmatched industry and strategy expertise, thought leadership‐driven PR, compelling creative and superior client service. Aria earned its reputation as healthcare’s leading thought leadership agency from working with some of the biggest, sharpest and most innovative healthcare organizations, from pre‐angel start‐ups to Fortune 20 companies. Its services include: strategic planning, branding and positioning services; public relations; social media; and creative services.

About Healthcare Scene

The blog network was launched in 2005 and currently consists of 15 blogs containing over 6,500 articles These EMR, EHR, and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 13 million times.  The healthcare IT career portal,, recently joined the Healthcare Scene family of websites.  HealthcareITCentral features a job board, resume database, certification resource, employer directory, educational directory, and weekly job alert eNewsletter.  You can find on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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January 6, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HBMA 2013 Fall Conference Addressed Urgent Challenges of Today’s Revenue Cycle Management Professionals

10% Increase in Attendance over 2012 Event Demonstrates the Heightened Need for Clarity in a Time of Complex Legislative and Regulatory Issues 

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – October 1, 2013 — Recognized as the most influential healthcare revenue and management services association in the nation, the Healthcare Billing & Management Association, HBMA (, announced the successful conclusion of its Fall Conference for medical billing professionals, held September 18-20, 2013 at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.

This year’s conference, which focused on the legislative and regulatory issues faced by today’s revenue cycle management professionals, saw an attendee increase of 10 percent over last year’s event.

The opening keynote featured Steve Rizzo, author, television star and Fortune 500 presenter, who showed attendees how to “SHIFT” focus to increase productivity, improve enthusiasm and achieve new levels of success.

Additional highlights of the conference included a presentation by John Boland, managing director, Navigant Healthcare on “Evolving Physician Reimbursement and the Billing Company.” The session investigated pertinent market trends and provided attendees with best practice advice to position their provider clients for future success.

Bill Finerfrock, senior vice president, health policy, Capitol Associates presented his ever-popular “Washington Update.” During the session, HBMA’s director of government affairs provided up-to-the-minute updates on pending legislation and regulations affecting the medical billing community.

Other important topics crucial to healthcare addressed at the HBMA conference included sessions on practice revenue cycle analysis, technology advances, the role of billing companies in Medicare, Medicaid and third-party payor audits, successful ICD-10 implementation, administrative simplification, EHR incentive programs and more.

During the first day of the conference, the association presented a donation to representatives of Three Square, the event’s chosen local charity. Three Square provides more than 18.8 million meals per year for hungry Americans. To learn more about how to support their efforts, visit

HBMA President, Jud Neal, CHBME opened and concluded the conference with his remarks.

About HBMA

HBMA is a key stakeholder in the $38 billion physician revenue cycle management industry, and represents more than 30,000 employees at well over 700 third-party medical billing firms and first-party billers. Every year, HBMA members submit more than 350 million initial claims on behalf of both hospital and office-based physicians, and other allied healthcare providers.

October 1, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

MediQuant Inc. to Exhibit at 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans

Pioneer in healthcare data archiving solutions to show attendees how they can maintain real time access to data and actively bill accounts while decommissioning retiring systems by archiving legacy data in an  

ACTIVE archive

Brecksville, OH  – MediQuant Inc., the pioneer in interoperable “Active Archiving” data solutions for healthcare revenue cycle professionals, will showcase its DataArk archive software at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition from March 3-7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

MediQuant representatives can be found at exhibit #5649 and will discuss dealing with legacy data management issues and controlling the hidden cost and time associated with system conversions.

As hospitals and other organizations implement new health information systems, they typically retain their old systems to maintain access to vital financial, clinical, HR and other data. These archaic legacy systems are expensive to maintain, and support fees for hardware and software, as well as internal resource costs can range from hundreds of thousands of dollars to several million dollars per year for each legacy system. Support for legacy systems may be inadequate or unavailable as well. By using MediQuant’s DataArk to manage their old data, hospitals eliminate the need for their legacy systems, resulting in significant IT cost savings.

MediQuant has already provided healthcare-IT data management solutions for leading U.S. health systems, including: Catholic Health Partners, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, Kettering Health Network, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and West Virginia University Hospitals among others.

To learn more about how DataArk can work for you, visit MediQuant at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference, exhibit #5649 or visit

About the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition

The 2013 HIMSS Conference will feature education sessions, including a pre-conference symposia on ICD-10, clinical and business intelligence, health information exchanges, clinical engineering, innovation, meaningful use, nursing informatics, physicians’ IT, and RFID and RTLS in healthcare. More than 300 peer-reviewed sessions, including workshops and roundtables, round out education offerings at HIMSS13. Exhibit floor highlights include the new Meaningful Use Experience, designed to help providers find EHR solutions that are certified for acute or ambulatory facilities. Three Knowledge Centers, on the floor, with more than 60 education and vendor solutions, aim to bring attendees a one-stop experience based around the hot topics of mobile health, clinical and business analytics/intelligence, and ICD-10.

President Bill Clinton will lead a keynote roster that also includes James Carville, political consultant, and Karl Rove, media contributor and former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush. Visit the HIMSS13 web site at for more information on the conference.

About MediQuant

In business since 1999 and a current platinum member of HIMSS, MediQuant develops advanced software solutions that reduce time, cut costs and increase revenue for a wide range of hospitals and healthcare organizations. Extensive healthcare software development, past revenue cycle management, clinical services and data management expertise enables MediQuant to craft unique solutions to common problems encountered by chief financial and information officers, patient accounting and human resource directors as well as physician practice managers and clinicians.


February 8, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

HIMSS13: New Offerings and Programming for Health IT Professionals

Enhancing the In-Person and Virtual Experience, HIMSS Unveils Several New Conference Features Focusing on Industry Trends Including Meaningful Use and Mobile Health

CHICAGO – January 24, 2013 – HIMSS, the cause-based organization devoted to improving healthcare delivery through health IT, today announced new programming and educational offerings that will be part of the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference &Exhibition (HIMSS13) in New Orleans from March 3-7. This year’s latest offerings will be infused throughout the education sessions, exhibit hall programming and live-streaming sessions to provide attendees with the latest health IT content and enhanced networking opportunities.

“We are at the pivotal moment in healthcare we’ve all been waiting for,” said Carla Smith, Executive Vice President, HIMSS. “Technology mandates and quality healthcare have finally come together in a way that we’ve never seen before, and in response, we’ve created specific content around the coming trends in 2013, with a particular focus on meaningful use, mobile health and consumer engagement.”

For example, the Meaningful Use Experience is a special interactive area on the exhibit floor for providers to view demonstrations of certified EHR solutions – including complete EHR and EHR modules for acute and ambulatory settings. Providers will have the unique opportunity to view these solutions side-by-side, listen to vendor presentations and evaluate products based on their specific needs in a credible setting.

Additional new programming for HIMSS13 includes:

  • ·         Expanded Workshop Program As part of educational offerings, HIMSS has added hands-on sessions around the mHIMSS Roadmap, Clinical Workflow Analysis, Health IT Adoption and Mobile App Development
  • ·         HIMSS13 Online – Registered attendees can access six on-demand sessions and 12 e-sessions; interviews with top speakers, broadcast live
  • ·         The Patient Experience through HIT Forum – Features three new sessions dedicated to the value of enhancing the patient experience
  • ·         Top 25 Education Sessions Roundtable Forum
  • ·         Clinical & Business Intelligence Symposium
  • ·         Extended Learning Webinars and Events
  • ·         Global Health Forum
  • ·         Public Policy Events and Educational Sessions

HIMSS13 keynote speakers will include President Bill Clinton, Warner L. Thomas, Eric J. Topol, M.D., Karl Rove and James Carville.

With over 300-plus general education sessions and networking events, attendees will also have many, outstanding opportunities to earn continuing education credit at HIMSS13. This year, the Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) has been added to the certification list. HIMSS13 will also be expanding ways to access these materials as well via its new virtual offering: HIMSS13 Online.

“Quality education comprises a majority of the conference agenda, and to make that programming more accessible, we are offering HIMSS13 Online,” said JoAnn Klinedinst, vice president, professional development, HIMSS. “Due to budget and staffing realities, we understand that many health IT professionals cannot join us in New Orleans. For them, HIMSS13 Online offers conference access – anywhere, anytime – allowing registered attendees to participate virtually in on-demand learning, interact with exhibitors in the virtual setting, and attend selected live simulcast sessions.”

For more information regarding the conference and for a full description of all the latest updates, please the conference website at


HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 52 years ago, HIMSS and its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents nearly 50,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS also includes over 570 corporate members and more than 225 not-for-profit partner organizations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care. To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at

February 7, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the blog network which currently consists of 5 blogs containing over 11,000 articles with John having written over 5500 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 18 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of and John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Ideal Life Chooses Orange Business Services to Add Global Dimension to Remote Health Management

Solutions Expand in Europe and Latin America with Orange M2M communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 3, 2012) – At the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Toronto-based remote health provider Ideal Life announced that it has chosen Orange Business Services to expand its remote monitoring solutions for wellness and chronic conditions to an international audience. Orange will provide seamless machine to machine (M2M) wireless connectivity for Ideal Life in Europe and Latin America, promoting comprehensive remote care to the home and preventing non-critical re-admissions of patients to hospitals.

“As an established and comprehensive provider of global M2M solutions, Orange Business Services provides us with the perfect platform to deliver our remote health monitoring services to a greater number of caregivers and insurance providers from around the world,” said Harvey Goldberg, CEO of Ideal Life. “For healthcare enterprises in these regions, our expanded services will lead to better regulatory compliance, improve their migration to electronic medical records (EMR) and reduce costs. For patients, we can offer a better quality of life with comprehensive and reliable care to more homes, thereby reducing hospital stays and providing around the clock, non-obtrusive preventive care.”

Ideal Life will be offering new medical hubs containing Orange SIM cards. These hubs will reside in the home, collecting data from a variety of health-related devices, from blood pressure monitors to glucose, oxygen saturation and heart rate meters. Once collected, this information is transmitted in real time over the Orange network to physicians who can access it using a variety of devices such as tablets, smartphones and traditional PCs.  The application can also format the data into a standardized EMR, improving compliance with recent legislation requiring such records.

“Technology is the gateway for transforming healthcare and improving quality of life,” said Thierry Zylberberg, executive vice president, Orange Healthcare, a division dedicated to developing e-health solutions. “Combining our expertise in e-health with our global M2M solutions, Orange is well placed to deliver advanced m-Health services to our customers like Ideal Life, and in turn to their patients, health professionals, caregivers and insurance carriers, with the goal in part to offer patients and their families peace of mind.”

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. With the world’s largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 – Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at June 30, 2012. Orange is the Group’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.

Orange Healthcare, new Orange technology for healthcare services

For more than a decade, Orange has gained substantial experience in providing integrated and customer centered technology solutions for health professionals, health providers and patients. This has been done through close collaboration with health professionals and providers – ensuring that the technology brings improved quality and efficiency for all. In 2007 Orange signaled its commitment to the health sector with the creation of Orange Healthcare, its new Health Division.

On the strength of its position as an integrated services operator, Orange has technological know-how to be able to develop solutions which are not only simple, reliable and effective for medical and personal care services, but which also contribute to bringing innovation to patients and an enhanced experience in managing their health and illnesses.

New technologies will play an essential role in the modernization and improvement of health care, in the hospital, local clinics and surgeries and in the home. Orange can provide the technology to meet the needs of all stakeholders in the health sector – professionals, managers and IT administrators, patients and public and private health providers. Orange has unrivalled access to the resources of the France Telecom group with leading edge R&D as well as unparalleled commitment to wellness, e-health and improving efficiency and return on e-health technology investment.

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About Ideal Life

Ideal Life, the industry leader in remote health management solutions, has created an innovative platform that addresses many of today’s most challenging and costly healthcare issues. Guided by a medical advisory panel of experts, the Ideal Life program makes proactive prevention more realistic than ever as it is instrumental in gauging health issues before chronic conditions manifest themselves into acute events. For people managing chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma or obesity, Ideal Life provides relevant, real-time, reliable and actionable data from a person either at home or while on the go. It delivers interactive, personalized communication to incorporate feedback to the knowledge base, allowing individuals to become more engaged and active participants in their own health.

The easy-to-use Ideal Life system utilizes digital, wireless, secure two-way communication, allowing for a more personalized and cost-effective wellness experience. The FDA-cleared and HIPAA-compliant products have, for example, been proven to reduce congestive heart failure hospital admissions by 57 percent, demonstrating they can significantly reduce healthcare costs. For more information, visit

December 31, 2012 I Written By

Eliza Corporation and Voxiva Partner to Provide Personalized, Interactive mHealth Solution for Diabetes Support

Eliza Launches Partner Program for Mobile and Social Health Engagement

WASHINGTON, D.C. and DANVERS, Mass. December 3, 2012 – Eliza Corporation (“Eliza”), the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, and Voxiva, the pioneer and recognized leader in Mobile Health Services, announced today a partnership to offer Voxiva’s Care4Life service as part of Eliza’s bundled multimodal offering, at the 4th annual mHealth Summit (booth #628).

Eliza also announced a Mobile and Social Health Engagement Partner Program, with the aim to measure, analyze, and leverage the most useful mobile and social technologies for driving better health outcomes.

“To help people navigate their own paths toward optimal health we need to be leveraging each and every tool out there that works – collaborating in ways that deliver actual outcomes based on real data – and lots of it,” said Alexandra Drane, founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Eliza. “People are hungry to interact in ways that resonate, that feel relevant, that inspire, that offer value and that leave them happier, healthier and more productive. The bar for consumers who are increasingly being offered choices about where and how they access and experience care will be a high one – and working with Voxiva to deliver communication strategies that exceed that bar will be an honor.”

Paul Meyer, Chairman and President, Voxiva, Inc. states, “Voxiva and Eliza are each at the forefront of leveraging new technologies to deliver proven health content to help people live healthier lives. By bringing our capabilities together, we can deliver better results for our customers and help tackle some of America’s most pressing health challenges, starting with diabetes.”

The Care4Life service is an interactive mobile program service that gives ongoing support to people with type 2 diabetes via text messages, mobile web, mobile app and interactive automated phone calls. Care4Life reinforces diabetes education (leveraging guidelines from the American Diabetes Association, National Diabetes Education Program and the American Association of Diabetes Educators) and provides actionable feedback to help people better manage their diabetes and take control of their health. Care4Life sends users text messages with diabetes education, medicine and appointment reminders, glucose testing reminders, exercise and weight tracking. Users record blood glucose readings, blood pressure, weight and exercise, and adherence via text message and also can view all of their data on a secure portal. Care4Life is available in both English and Spanish.

Adds Drane, “From the way we manage our finances to the way we communicate with our friends, mobile devices are becoming, for better and worse, extensions of us all. This learned craving to access information, anywhere, anytime has resulted in a significant shift of communication modes – creating tremendous opportunity for consumers, payers, providers and the entire healthcare continuum. But, all mobile apps and social technologies are not created equal. Through Eliza’s own mobile and social development programs and our partnership efforts, we’re collaborating with our customers to ensure we’re all leveraging the best and most relevant technologies for real people living busy lives. By extending our collective consumer-focused offerings in ways that truly engage, we continue to sustainably improve actual health outcomes, and most importantly, lives.”

For more information about the Eliza-Voxiva Care4Life service offering or Eliza’s Mobile and Social Health Engagement Partner Program, please email

About Voxiva, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Voxiva is a global pioneer in delivering interactive mobile health services. We leverage the world’s 6 billion mobile phones to communicate and interact with people to help them live healthier lives. All of our patient engagement services incorporate social marketing approaches and evidenced-based best practices to deliver highly effective and engaging solutions. Voxiva’s programs support a broad range of health topics such as maternal & child health, smoking cessation, healthy living and diabetes self-management. In 2011, Fast Company recognized Voxiva as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. Learn more at

About Eliza Corporation

Eliza Corporation (“Eliza”) is devoted to making people happier, healthier, and more productive. The pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, Eliza draws from more than 800 million interactions with people about their health, and blends business intelligence, technology, and communication expertise to improve care experiences, reduce costs and advance population health. Each program is powered by Eliza’s engagement-based analytics and population segmentation, and delivered via our patented speech recognition technology, rich web and multi-modal delivery platform (including automate calls, emails, text messages, mail, social and mobile interactions). These programs consistently yield the best outcomes in the industry in terms of increased engagement, health and wellness measures, and sustainable ROI. Eliza was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

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