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Collaboration, in the widest sense of the term, was everywhere at HIMSS 2015. On a technical, data, and, just as importantly, cultural level, interoperability is higher than ever on the electronic health records (EHR) agenda. This research note outlines the good, the bad, and the promising developments seen at HIMSS this year.


  • We saw no single overriding area of progress at HIMSS 2015. Instead we saw improvement on multiple fronts. In most cases, tangible positive results for healthcare organizations – better healthcare outcomes, reduced IT costs, and improved operations and patient satisfaction – flow from a combination of these.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the key themes at HIMSS 2015 and assesses their impact on healthcare organizations.
  • Understand the areas of healthcare IT progress and the challenges seen at HIMSS 2015.

Key questions answered

  • What were the key themes at HIMSS 2015?
  • What impact do they have on healthcare providers and healthcare IT vendors?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • The good
  • The bad
  • The promising


  • Further reading
  • Author

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