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 email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @Gienna or connect with her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Gienna Shaw
Fixing IT safety issues goes beyond training and board meetings and union action, as providers at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., are showing.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used "powerful algorithms" developed by computer scientists at Brown University to assemble the most complete genetic profile yet of acute myeloid leukemia, highlighting the role that technology plays in making sense of giant datasets required for medical research.
Healthcare researchers and entrepreneurs will get easier access to public payer claims data under an expanded partnership between the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and data analytics firm Archimedes.
In this exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, Laura McCrary, executive director of Kansas Health Information Network, talks about the organization's next steps--including plans for an online personal health record that will put a patient's data from a variety of providers all in one place.
In this exclusive interview, FierceHealthIT talked to Laura McCrary, executive director of the Kansas Health Information Network and Joy Duling, executive director of Central Illinois Health Information Exchange about their organizations' strategies, goals and challenges--including how to get both patients and providers to participate in data exchange.
You have to spend money to save money. On the face of it, that statement is counter-intuitive, but it's why the government has pumped millions into programs such as Meaningful Use, interoperability efforts, health data privacy and security and healthcare quality improvement. However, the sequestration cuts about to go into effect for some healthcare agencies and programs will allow the healthcare industry--and the government agencies that regulate and promote it--to test an alternate theory: To save money, you have to spend less money.
Healthcare organizations and practitioners are investing in simulation centers to review and perfect procedures--and medical students can expect to get more virtual training, as well.
In this special issue of FierceHealthIT, you'll find exclusive interviews and coverage of the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference, held in New Orleans last week. But we couldn't fit all the news from the show in one issue if we had an exhibit-hall-sized shoehorn. So here are some of the stories you may have missed.
In part 2 part of this exclusive interview with Russell Branzell, CEO of Fort Collins, Colo.-based Colorado Health Medical Group and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, talks about the CIO's role in the leadership of healthcare organizations and how health IT professionals can advance their executive careers.
In past years, it was pretty easy to pluck out a theme for the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Over the years, the big topics of conversation centered around electronic medical records implementation, for example. (Remember the big bang versus slow rollout debate?) But this year felt a little different to me.