Biography for Gienna Shaw
Gienna Shaw, editor-in-chief of FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT and their related publications, has been a reporter and editor for more than 20 years. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was a senior editor for HealthLeaders Media, covering the business of healthcare, including health IT and clinical technology, social media, healthcare marketing and patient experience. She is also the author of three non-fiction books—two on hospital, health system and physician practice advertising and one on Celtic mythology. Gienna lives near the ocean just north of Boston, where her dog, a beagle-sheltie mix, enjoys tilting at seagulls. Her interests include photography, mixed media, reading and chocolate. Reach Gienna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @Gienna or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Gienna Shaw
Advocate Health Care is using data analytics to risk stratify their entire patient population--a departure from the traditional approach of focusing on the most costly-to-treat patients. Execs from the country's largest ACO outlined the program at a HIMSS session this week.
U.S. companies, including those in the healthcare sector, increasingly are hiring chief information security officers who understand business and risk management.
Abha Agrawal, M.D., chief operating officer and vice president of medical affairs, outlines how technology--including electronic medical records, quality metrics and dashboards--helped transform the struggling Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago.
The University of Leeds will use big data to help match patients with certain types of blood cancers to the best treatments.
Health insurers are well-positioned to take advantage of the rise of wearable technology, such as fitness bands. The devices provide the type of information health insurers need to drive better health outcomes, reduce risks and attract more consumers with incentives and rewards.
On Thursday--the final day of the 2014 HIMSS conference that gets underway in Orlando today--there will be an announcement about Meaningful Use "under the rubric of relief," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
It's easy to talk about the barriers to interoperability, frankly. It's a bit tougher to offer actionable strategies for moving closer to a day when data and information flow freely across systems.