Gienna Shaw

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 Follow her on Twitter @Gienna or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Gienna Shaw

CIO Deborah Gash: Quality data reporting in the age of value-based reimbursement [Q&A]

LAS VEGAS -- Sweeping changes to how Medicare will pay for physician services has organizations reevaluating their quality data reporting tactics. In an interview at this week's HIMSS meeting, CIO Deborah Gash explains how her organization is helping its physicians, both employed and affiliated, keep up with evolving requirements.

CIO Deborah Gash: How St. Luke's Health System tackles data security [Q&A]

LAS VEGAS -- Cybersecurity is a hot topic among attendees at this year's meeting of the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society--especially on the heels of two recent ransomware attacks. FierceHealthIT caught up with Deborah Gash, vice president and CIO at Kansas City, Missouri-based St. Luke's Health System to talk about how her organization is investing in data security and protecting its health IT systems. 

HIMSS16: Addressing gender gaps in wages and access to management, C-suite roles

LAS VEGAS -- Although gender disparity is a problem across all industries, the gaps seem especially pronounced in the health IT field. But the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society says it will work to level the playing field for women when it comes to wages and access to upper management and executive positions. 

HIMSS16 leadership survey: Clinicians have a positive influence on organizations' IT attitudes

LAS VEGAS -- Adding a doctor or nurse to the IT leadership team changes how a healthcare organization views its technology efforts. That's one takeaway from the 27th annual HIMSS leadership survey, released today at its annual meeting in Las Vegas.

HIMSS16: Healthcare innovation a hot topic at conference sessions, exhibits and events

A bevy of sessions at this year's HIMSS convention in Las Vegas offer a glimpse into how the healthcare industry defines innovation and what health IT leaders are doing to foster it.

HIMSS16: Connected health track offers diverse array of sessions, events

Tales from two Los Angeles healthcare organizations--one a technology-rich start-up hospital with an eye on community health, the other a venerable academic medical center doing research on cloud analytics and machine learning--illustrate the diversity of topics that will be covered in the connected health track at HIMSS 2016.  

Emerging role of chief health information officer: It's all about the data

It might be time to add another seat to the already-crowded C-Suite table: The Chief Health Information Officer. While a chief medical information officer focuses on community health and physician engagement, the CHIO is all about the data. 

RSNA 2015: Radiology society looks to forthcoming challenges and opportunities

Last year's meeting of the Radiological Society of North America--the organization's 100th--reflected on the past and celebrated how far the field has come. This year's event promises to look to the future--and the challenges and possibilities that are on the medical imaging horizon.

RSNA 2015: Leadership and management skill-building on radiology meeting agenda

What makes a successful radiology leader? From deciding whether it's time to retire to using LEAN principals to cut waste, attendees of the 2015 meeting of the Radiology Society of North America in Chicago have a bevy of leadership and management sessions to choose from.

HIMSS15: Data-informed post-acute care choices save Advocate Health Care $200M

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.