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HIMSS 2011: Exchange is in the Air
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Healthcare reform, meaningful use, interoperability, and privacy and security are hot topics among attendees at the annual CHIME and HIMSS conferences in Orlando this week, and this year there seems to be an increased emphasis on secure and accurate exchange of healthcare data. [Read More]
February 22, 2011
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Healthcare Leaders Reveal Uncertainties About Industry Direction
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