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 gshaw@fiercemarkets.com. Follow her on Twitter @Gienna or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Gienna Shaw

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. 

CISOs in demand as threats of cyberattacks grow

U.S. companies, including those in the healthcare sector, increasingly are hiring chief information security officers who understand business and risk management.

Norwegian American Hospital: Health IT aids quality turnaround

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.

CMS' post-acute care assessment tool a 'tech turkey'

CMS's CARE tool is a "technology turkey" that's not scientifically proven and will make it harder and more expensive to implement a single post-acute care assessment for...

Big data helps treat cancer patients

The University of Leeds will use big data to help match patients with certain types of blood cancers to the best treatments. 

Payers embrace wearable tech

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.

CMS' Robert Tagalicod hints at Meaningful Use 'relief' announcement at HIMSS

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.

Join me in Orlando: Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care

Heading to HIMSS14? I hope you'll join me for FierceHealthIT's executive breakfast and roundtable discussion on Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care on February 26 in...

At Cleveland Clinic, the data is all about the patient

It's a pretty awesome time to be a healthcare technology reporter, professionally speaking. Personally? I see green every time I hear about the latest advance in patient-facing healthcare...

Interoperability: Let's talk solutions

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.