Health Data Management during the recent HIMSS Conference interviewed several experts on pressing health information technology challenges. Here’s what they had to say:

Clinical Decision Support: The Key Ingredient
Adam Wright, Research Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains how important the human element is in ensuring the success of clinical decision support systems.

Using IT to Improve the Quality of Health Care
Dr. Yael Harris, Director of the Office of Health Information Technology and Quality at the Health Resources and Services Administration, talks about how IT can be used to improve the quality of patient health.

The Challenges of Integrating PACs and EHRs
Dr. John Riggs, Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems at the Harris County Hospital Districts, talks about the challenges of integrating imaging applications into EHRs.

Trends in Patient Privacy
Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, talks about the recent trends in protecting patient privacy.

The Importance of Disaster Recovery in Health Care
Mercy Health CIO William Showalter explains how important his disaster planning was in bringing back St. John's Regional Medical Center after it was severely damaged by a powerful tornado.

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