UBM Medica's Physicians Practice Finds Momentum Toward Health IT Adoption Gathering Strength at HIMSS Event

NORWALK, Conn., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica's Physicians Practice staff reported directly from HIMSS, producing videos, podcasts, and articles for its audience of physicians, practice administrators and others involved in healthcare management.

"Resistance to adopting technologies like electronic health records, interactive patient portals, and health information exchange systems seems to be melting, at long last," observed Bob Keaveney, editorial director of Physicians Practice. "In place of that resistance is a growing sense of excitement about the implications of that movement."

Among the major developments at HIMSS 2012:

  • The release by the federal government of the second stage of regulatory requirements for the "meaningful use" of EHR systems in practices and hospitals.
  • Farzad Mostashari, the government's national coordinator for health IT, predicted that by next year, a majority of healthcare in the United States would be delivered via EHR systems.

 According to Keaveney, "There's no denying that the momentum toward EHR adoption is accelerating, and with government regulations in place guiding what healthcare providers are supposed to do with the data they collect and how they're to share it with each other, the incremental increases in adoption, month by month, can now be accretive."

About UBM Medica US

Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica, a division of UBM plc (UBM.L), delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach—online, in print, live, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, drug databases, data services, live events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. US websites include PsychiatricTimes.com, CancerNetwork.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, ConsultantLive.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com and SearchMedica.com.  Employing more than 1,400 people with offices in 29 countries, UBM Medica is headquartered in London.  For more information, visit http://www.ubmmedica.com/.

Media contact:
Jason J. Golden
Content Marketing Manager
[email protected]