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Health Imaging & IT Staff

Nearly 30,000 attendees will descend on the Windy City this monthfor the 57th Annual American College of Cardiology Annual ScientificSessions and Exposition.

If you’re in health IT, it’s likely you’re headed to Orlando, Fla.,this month for the annual meeting of the Healthcare InformationManagement Systems Society.

Clinical information technology systems form the backbone of healthcare IT. Partnered with admission and billing systems, and extended throughout the healthcare continuum with an electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR), clinical systems provide healthcare professionals the IT tools they need to deliver safe and effective quality patient care.

From tools that help organizations find uncollected revenue and systemsthat track patients and supplies, to assistance with documentation andreports, electronic systems are taking on the biggest practicemanagement challenges.

Electronic medical record (EMR) adoption is somewhere between 25 and 37percent, according to various sources. That number is sure to movehigher as national and state government push to turn those old paperfiles into EMRs that provide thorough patient information anywhere,anytime.

Disaster recovery and HIPAA compliancy are priorities in the datastorage realm, with vendors offering a plethora of solutions. Inparticular, several companies, such as Neurostar and ScImage, arepromoting the advantages of offsite backup and archiving, to satisfyHIPAA requirements for business continuity.

If you’re looking for the latest gadgets and solutions designed to helpboost IT workflow, streamline business processes, and enhance patientsafety and care, the HIMSS exhibit floor is the place to shop.