Western Reserve CIO Pam Banchy: Flexibility required to balance large initiatives, day-to-day tasks [Q&A]
There's a big difference between how Western Reserve Hospital CIO Pam Banchy handles big initiatives, like Meaningful Use, and smaller day-to-day tasks.
"The big projects, those are strategic and regulatory initiatives," she told FierceHealthIT. "From my perspective, those are very broad and intensive, and need to have significant planning and resources around them."
In this exclusive interview, Banchy talks about workflow, and also discusses how Western Reserve handles cybersecurity, what she enjoys most about her job and how she sees the role of CIO evolving. Read more...
Hospitals, health systems and physician practices invested a lot of time and money preparing for the switch from the ICD-9 coding set to ICD-10, and after numerous delays by the federal government, the industry officially moved over to the new code set Oct. 1.
Early reports indicate that the transition to the new codes was largely uneventful for some payer and hospital organizations. Still, physician practices have reported the conversion has led to delays in care and difficulty accessing payer sites.
In this special report, FierceHealthcare looks at the steps payers and providers must now take to fully transition to the new code set and what the future holds. Report
With kids back in school, many providers are helping to keep students healthy and in the classroom using telemedicine.
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By Aaron Miri
We've all been there. It's a bright and muggy day and you've been outside playing kickball with your elementary school friends. Suddenly you notice something particularly pungent so you turn to your buddy and let them know "hey man ... you stink."
The healthcare IT sector, unfortunately, has a distinctively unsavory practice of security hygiene and it's time that we act swiftly and decisively toward dealing with the issue that's fowling up the industry.
After many years of leading multiple IT organizations, I have seen more examples of poor IT security hygiene than I could care to recount. Read more...
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