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
Now in its second stage, the Meaningful Use incentive program has no doubt increased the number of hospitals and physicians who are using electronic health record systems. Still, some say there is a danger that Meaningful Use program participants will simply "check the boxes" to get their incentive payments. But there is so much more organizations can do with the data.
As the Central Indiana Beacon Community's pilot program, which uses remote video conferencing between nurses and discharged hospital patients in an effort to reduce readmissions, closes in on its one-year anniversary, the organization is reporting impressive results.
If there's any business that needs a 24/7 IT help desk, it's healthcare. Clinicians want quick, accurate answers so they can go back to work "period, end of story," Chad Eckes, CIO at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, tells FierceHealthIT in this exclusive interview. "That became the bar that we wanted to live up to."
A cure for cancer remains elusive, but researchers are testing new technologies to improve detection and efficacy of treatment.
Six measures to improve the safety of medication administration and delivery could cut healthcare costs nearly half a trillion dollars.
In this exclusive FierceHealthIT interview, three healthcare CIOs talk about what it takes to be a leader in a constantly-changing field. "It's CIO 2.0," says Charles Christian, CIO of Good Samaritan Hospital in southwest Indiana. "Those who can't make the transition won't be employed."
We've all heard that technology will play a huge role in accountable care and medical home models, from enabling information exchange to maintaining accurate patient records to harnessing all that data to improve outcomes and reduce costs. But there's more to it than technology and systems. The modern CIO is playing an increasingly important role in guiding their organizations toward creating a strategy and roadmap for implementing the momentous change facing hospitals today.