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Recap of HIMSS16

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The big HIMSS 2016 annual conference has come and gone, but if you were worried you may have missed some of the digital health news, trends, or memorable quotes that surfaced at the event, MobiHealthNews has you covered.

The roundup below includes all of MobiHealthNews’ coverage of HIMSS 2016 along with a few links out to our sister site Healthcare IT News and others reporting from the show.

FHIR in action: FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) was one of the most-discussed topics at the conference, but it was often discussed in the abstract. In one session, hosted by Margeret Dittloff, a registered dietician and product manager at the CBORD group and Eric Haas, a consultant at Health eData, gave a deep dive into one particular use case: nutrition.

At the beginning of the year, Dr. [John] Halamka [CIO at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center] put his top IT predictions for the year out there,” Dittloff said. “And one of those was that innovation would come from empowered clinicians and it would be in the form of embedded apps that would leverage the EHR data that we have in our systems and not necessarily be bound by those systems. And we think he’s right, and it’s the emergence of the FHIR standard that’s making that possible for us.”

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