Health care IT management and organization
- June 29, 2020
Kristin Myers talks about transitioning to the role of Mount Sinai CIO in the middle of a pandemic.
- June 10, 2020
Intermountain Healthcare is relying on virtual hiring and onboarding processes to bring on a new healthcare CIO.
- May 13, 2020
CIO Aaron Miri said as healthcare systems reopen for non-COVID-19 care, CIOs will focus on EHRs and bringing a remote workforce back in.
- May 07, 2020
Contact tracing has been used by public health agencies for years. With COVID-19, the methodology is breaking out of the public health sector and into healthcare.
- May 01, 2020
COVID-19 will change the way healthcare operates, according to a report from consultancy Frost & Sullivan. But permanent change will require a CIO's deft hands.
- April 28, 2020
In this Q&A, Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine CIO Cletis Earle talks COVID-19 misinformation, telehealth and next steps.
- April 24, 2020
Nemours Children's Health System combined its telehealth platform with remote monitoring capabilities to launch a virtual rounds initiative. It's helped in ways the organization didn't imagine.
- April 17, 2020
COVID-19 is the crisis at hand, but healthcare CIOs also have to work on complying with new interoperability rules finalized last month.
- March 20, 2020
COVID-19 is introducing new weaknesses to healthcare systems and providing new opportunities for cybercriminals.
- March 05, 2020
On Monday, President Trump was slated to speak at HIMSS 2020. On Thursday, the health IT event was canceled for the first time in 58 years due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- March 04, 2020
President Trump will likely talk about patient empowerment and interoperability at HIMSS 2020 -- all set against a backdrop of growing concern over the coronavirus.
- February 20, 2020
Two major health systems hired chief digital officers recently. Analysts say the decision could signal a shift in how healthcare organizations are tackling innovation.
- February 17, 2020
Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst, the 2019 CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year, provided a simple piece of advice to health IT leaders: Pay attention.
- January 28, 2020
SecureLink for Healthcare is designed for helping health systems like UMass Memorial Health Care manage vendor access to their networks.
- December 20, 2019
Healthcare CIOs at Boston Medical Center, SCL Health and Northwell Health share what's on their agenda for 2020, as well as what they're taking away from 2019.
- December 19, 2019
Healthcare CIOs should get ready for a vigorous privacy debate and prepare for more destructive cyberattacks in the coming year, according to experts.
- December 17, 2019
Longtime Boston-based health IT expert John Halamka will move on from his role at Beth Israel Lahey Health for a new role leading Mayo Clinic's digital healthcare effort.
- October 16, 2019
Sharing health data has never been easier thanks, in part, to EHR vendors and nonprofit organizations like CommonWell Health Alliance. But now there's a new problem: too much data.
- October 04, 2019
A successful change management strategy should include creating a group to mitigate inevitable technology implementation pain points, according to healthcare leaders.
- October 03, 2019
James Gfrerer inherited an enormous digital transformation project when he became CIO of Veterans Affairs. He believes the DevOps methodology has been critical to his efforts.
- September 27, 2019
Three healthcare executives charged with the role of transformation give specific examples of how they enacted change.
- September 13, 2019
In this Q&A, veteran healthcare CIO Geoffrey Brown talks about how his role has evolved, as well as why he's keeping an eye on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain.
- August 23, 2019
You've heard of the chief digital officer, but what about the chief transformation officer? The title is gaining ground in healthcare and may suggest a digital maturity.
- August 09, 2019
To partner with tech giants or not to partner with tech giants? Gartner analyst Laura Craft offers advice on how healthcare CIOs can think through that question.
- May 28, 2019
Healthcare CIOs need to stop with the technology lingo if they want to lead a successful digital transformation. That was a key takeaway from a panel of experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
- April 08, 2019
For Arthur Harvey, the role of healthcare CIO is multifaceted, from traffic cop to innovator. He talks about challenges, tech trends and the criticality of governance in this Q&A.
- April 05, 2019
Strong governance is vital for finding the right balance between cutting-edge technology and patient care in the clinical setting.
- April 04, 2019
CareMount Medical hopes for reduced costs and improved quality of care by improving how the acute and post-acute care settings communicate and measure success.
- March 21, 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services turns to healthcare players for input on promoting EHR adoption in post-acute care settings. But greater adoption may not mean greater interoperability, according to one expert.
- March 15, 2019
In this Q&A, Craig Richardville looks back at what he's learned over his career as a CIO and consultant, as well as what he plans to do in his new role as CIO of SCL Health.
- July 26, 2018
Up to $2 million will be provided by the ONC to two recipients to address interoperability challenges in healthcare, but one expert questions if it will be enough.
- July 17, 2018
The newly created chief health informatics officer position for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will focus on developing a health IT strategy for CMS.
- July 11, 2018
All the talk about interoperability in healthcare misses the point, according to Rick Halton, vice president of Lumeon, a European automated care pathway platform provider that moved in to the US ...
- July 06, 2018
While value-based care efforts can be hard to implement and aging technology services don't always support them, these efforts are gaining a foothold and saving money.
- June 26, 2018
Two organizations seek to improve patient identity management. A cybersecurity firm published a study on PHI sold on the dark web. And the FDA permitted the marketing of an AI algorithm for wrist-fracture detection.
- June 30, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services will award $195 million to community health centers to expand substance abuse and mental health services that focus on awareness, prevention and opioid ...
- July 29, 2016
Female health IT professionals in the U.S. are paid less than their male counterparts, and the wage gap between the two has only grown larger over the past decade. In 2006, the average female ...
- December 16, 2015
Health information exchange (HIE) has accelerated, particularly in hospitals, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and ...
- December 15, 2015
Many of this year's most-discussed health IT topics will figure prominently in next year's healthcare technology landscape, though some of those conversations will take on a new tone. The third ...
- December 10, 2015
If you're a health IT professional and you're not looking into 3D printers, you might want to start now. Some hospitals have already got a jump on this not-so-new technology that is helping some ...
- December 10, 2015
For its fifth annual “State of the Payor” survey, HealthEdge polled 100 senior executives at payer organizations and found that 80% of health plans following Medicare are shifting to value-based ...
- December 08, 2015
It's difficult to predict how adopting health IT will change an organization's productivity or quantify how well a technology measured up to its expectations. The Healthcare Information and ...
- December 03, 2015
After all the anticipation – and after some experts predicted that ICD-10 would be a disaster with little value -- it seems ICD-10 has turned out to be a Y2K-type of event so far, in which expected ...
- December 01, 2015
A stolen laptop can be worth more than $800,000. At least that was the case with a laptop taken from Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. in 2011. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently ruled that ...
- November 24, 2015
Mother Jones recently published a highly critical article on Epic Systems, claiming that the EHR vendor's product lacked interoperability and therefore was hurting patients. Well, Epic has ...
- November 24, 2015
Observers of last week's National Rural Health Day had something extra to celebrate this year, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promised telemedicine grants to 31 states. The USDA ...
- November 19, 2015
Epic Systems has been criticized for its lack of interoperability before, and now, in a recent Mother Jones article entitled "Epic Fail", the EHR vendor is being put on the spot again. For the ...
- November 18, 2015
The precision medicine approach to healthcare is thought to be a more personalized model that will improve individual and population health outcomes. That assertion now has more evidence in its ...
- November 16, 2015
Healthcare providers and their business associates are fast getting hip to the reality that it’s not OK to text protected health information (PHI). Not only does unsecure texting of PHI run afoul ...
- November 12, 2015
As a health IT journalist, it's always interesting when you experience what you write about in real life. In my case, this happened when I went to the doctor yesterday. I was sitting in the ...
- November 10, 2015
Getting Americans with smartphones to use mobile applications to monitor their health isn't a difficult accomplishment, as a majority of them have already downloaded one. Getting them to stick with ...
- November 05, 2015
It seems fitting that the rise in popularity of wearables comes at a time when Americans are facing such chronic diseases like diabetes, which the International Diabetes Federation estimates will ...
- November 04, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, M.D., is one of health IT’s best-known evangelists for mobile health technologies and is probably the originator of the decade-or-so-old term “connected health,” which Kvedar, a ...
- November 03, 2015
The number of codes increased, but not much else has changed in the world of U.S. medical coding since the Oct. 1 ICD-10 conversion date. At least that's the message conveyed by CMS' recent update ...
- October 28, 2015
When the Harvard Business Review (HBR) checks in on a business or social phenomenon, it’s usually instructive to take notice. In this instance, the HBR’s online edition looks at the Internet of ...
- October 28, 2015
E-health interventions may be widening health disparities rather than shrinking them. That's what a study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found. The study ...
- October 27, 2015
As the healthcare industry labors to achieve better interoperability, some providers are pointing fingers at their peers. Nearly every healthcare provider says it's willing to share clinical ...
- October 23, 2015
It seems like health IT is in a perpetual, super-charged cycle of announcements, unveilings and acquisitions ranging from the recent Salesforce foray into healthcare, for example, to IBM Watson ...
- October 22, 2015
Many in healthcare agree that big data, data analytics and data sharing in healthcare are important. In fact, many are greatly investing in these areas. For example, Marc Probst, CIO at ...
- October 20, 2015
Healthcare professionals and groups noticed the signs that the the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is shifting its focus from the meaningful use program to health data ...
- October 14, 2015
Disaster has not yet ensued since the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1. While there have been pockets of discontent, reports from the medical coding front have been largely positive about the ...
- October 13, 2015
Two U.S. senators introduced a bill into Congress that could simplify and expand the practice of telemedicine for the benefit of American veterans. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mazie Hirono (D- Hawaii) and ...
- October 12, 2015
When Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, elaborated last week about the final stage 3 meaningful use rules that ONC and CMS had just released, one had to wonder if these would ...
- October 08, 2015
In order to not only truly achieve population health but also accurately measure its success, it may mean sacrificing some efficiency. At least, that's what Sandro Galea, M.D., dean of the Boston ...
- October 06, 2015
Stage 2 of the meaningful use program is too complicated. Because of its sophistication, most physicians and hospitals haven't successfully attested to stage 2 and ONC shouldn't rush into stage 3 ...
- October 01, 2015
Don’t take this the wrong way.The 2015 AHIMA Convention & Exhibition, held earlier this week in sultry New Orleans, was a productive conference. A few thousand health information management ...
- September 30, 2015
A recent survey by Surescripts -- a health information network provider -- found that 29% of Americans, close to 70 million individuals, still fax or physically transport their test results, X-rays ...
- September 29, 2015
Consumers eager to review cost and healthcare quality data before making a care decision are in luck. If they are covered under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) umbrella, that is. All 36 BCBS ...
- September 24, 2015
It seems almost uncanny how the health IT conference most associated with ICD-10 and all things medical coding is being held this year literally on the eve of the historic transition from ICD-9 to ...
- September 23, 2015
The National Institutes of Health's Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) recently detailed a framework in a report for building a national research group of one million or more Americans to ...
- September 22, 2015
New mobile health apps face a challenge in gaining recognition and adoption in the mHealth app market, where a miniscule fraction of the apps have nearly 50% of the market. There are more than ...
- September 17, 2015
Many have talked about how HIPAA audits have yet to materialize. But for some providers, HIPAA-related investigations are very much a reality. Take the story of Cancer Care Group, Inc., located in ...
- September 17, 2015
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the leading organization for health IT CIOs, has been going through changes. First some background. Jeff Smith, former vice ...
- September 15, 2015
If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare ...
- September 11, 2015
Count the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) among the groups that say federal healthcare agencies can do more to promote the use of health IT. Specifically, HIMSS is asking ...
- September 10, 2015
The idea of precision medicine is a simple one: Customized treatments for individual patients based on historical data. In some cases, advances in delivering precision medicine to patients have ...
- September 03, 2015
The telehealth and home health technologies market, valued last year at $3.4 billion, is expected to quadruple in size to more than $13.7 billion by 2020, a recent report by Tractica, a market ...
- September 03, 2015
Vermont recently became the 50th state to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Amid a national furor over abuse of prescription opioid-based drugs, the Green Mountain ...
- September 01, 2015
More than 85% of healthcare providers invested in information security in the previous year, but only about half are prepared to handle a cyberattack, according to the responses of 223 healthcare ...
- August 27, 2015
In 2014, there were an estimated 21 million wearable tech devices sold worldwide, according to a survey by Healthline, a health IT publishing and marketing company. In 2019, that number could grow ...
- August 26, 2015
While opinions differ, to say the least, on President Obama’s healthcare policy, his precision medicine initiative (PMI) has drawn praise. But up to now there have not yet been many concrete ...
- August 25, 2015
The increase in the amount codes is an often-discussed topic when healthcare professionals weigh in on the move from ICD-9 to ICD-10, but a new survey found that 30% of Texas physicians said they ...
- August 20, 2015
Due to system and integration challenges, many IT executives and program managers working with healthcare and other social service benefits -- 44% to be exact -- are unable to use all available ...
- August 19, 2015
Doctors are getting hip to telehealth. Well, at least that’s what a recent survey by American Well, the big telehealth vendor, found by gauging doctors’ willingness to use video to see patients. ...
- August 18, 2015
Healthcare providers fear unseen enemies will compromise the safety of patients' protected health information, but their biggest worry is something they can't operate without: their employees. More ...
- August 13, 2015
The expansion of the healthcare analytics market reflects the variety of available technologies that can meet organizations' needs. Healthcare organizations are beginning to realize the value ...
- August 12, 2015
As the Internet of Things (IoT) penetrates healthcare at a fast clip, concern is mounting across the health IT world about the security vulnerabilities of connected devices such as hospital ...
- August 11, 2015
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) influenced some change in her previous attempt to make things simpler for providers trying to keep up with meaningful use reporting requirements. So she's trying ...
- August 04, 2015
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), disconcerted by the responses of physicians to its eleventh ICD-10 readiness survey, used those results to make recommendations to HHS. The ...
- July 30, 2015
Advances in technology move at lightning speed, and it's hard not to wonder what the future holds, especially when it comes to healthcare IT. In my over-imaginative mind I envision hover-gurneys ...
- July 28, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) didn't get the response it desired when it sent a letter of concern about the meaningful use audit program to CMS in April. In fact, CMS hasn't ...
- July 23, 2015
The 4.5 million people who had their health and financial records potentially exposed in a hack of the UCLA Health provider system were not the only victims of the breach, which UCLA officials said ...
- July 21, 2015
Undertaking a health IT implementation will result in numerous interruptions to the workflows of clinicians and associated staff members, though those interruptions frequently don't involve the new ...
- July 16, 2015
With big data evolving so rapidly within healthcare, even the most engaged and informed patients and healthcare advocates might feel they don't know enough to truly take part in and evaluate the ...
- July 15, 2015
Meaningful use is in the spotlight again, but not necessarily in a good way. The American Medical Association’s (AMA) call this week to “reboot” government regulation of EHRs is the latest in a ...
- July 14, 2015
Health information management professionals believe proficiency in big data analysis, informatics and data mining will be more important for workers in their positions in the future than they are ...
- July 09, 2015
On June 22, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a telemedicine commercial reimbursement statute into law, making Connecticut the 28th state to do so. The vote provides a stark contrast to the ...
- July 07, 2015
After formerly questioning how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is handling the upcoming ICD-10 conversion, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced it will work with CMS on ...
- July 02, 2015
What's the key to wearables truly taking off? According to a report by MedPanel, it's physicians who have the power. "As long as tech companies view wearables and apps as consumer-driven markets, ...
- July 01, 2015
Until recently cyber-security was one of many issues for health IT executives; now it is top of mind for most. Anecdotally, it is abundantly clear how widespread increased worry about cyber-attacks ...