Between implementing government initiatives and ensuring security of IT systems, it's easy to forget the importance of relationship building at all levels for hospital CIOs to achieve widespread success. That message, however, was delivered loud and clear by a trio of industry leaders at CHIME's annual fall forum.
Seventy percent of breaches involving the California healthcare industry were due to unencrypted data on lost or stolen hardware or portable media, a problem that strong encryption would fix, according to the latest data breach report from the state's attorney general.
To create software that works, health IT professionals need to have "customer empathy," said Todd Dunn, director of innovation for Intermountain Healthcare's I.S. Organization.
In part II of our exclusive interview with Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst, he discusses the federal interoperability road map draft, unveiled by ONC on Oct. 14. He also shares what his organization's primary focus will be in the coming year.
A new online tool released by the American Medical Association will help patients find locations of the healthcare workforce countrywide.
Success as a healthcare CIO boils down to having the right people on your team, Randy Davis, chief information officer and vice president of support services at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Illinois, said in an interview at Becker's Health IT and CIO Review.
In part 1 of an exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst talks about ONC's ongoing leadership trials and tribulations, as well as the Meaningful Use program.
January is only a few months away but the Cleveland Clinic is already looking to the New Year with today's release of its list of top medical innovations for 2015.
The Southeastern Minnesota Beacon Community demonstrated that it's possible to bring together hospitals, physicians, public health workers and school nurses for data sharing and targeted population health initiatives, according to a paper at eGEMS (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes).
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology started the process of closing its doors today.
Just call Karen DeSalvo the once and future National Coordinator for Health IT. ONC, in a Health IT Buzz blog post published Tuesday afternoon, said that DeSalvo, in fact, will not step down as National Coordinator--as the agency announced Oct. 23-- but instead will "maintain her leadership of ONC" while also serving as acting assistant secretary of health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As venture capitalists pump more money into healthcare tech and innovation, and companies make more valuable contributions to the field, the industry is entering Health Market 2.0, according to a report by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
The Iowa Board of Medicine's recent guidance on telemedicine is at odds with a rule its passed last year, The Des Moines Register writes in an opinion piece
Rural hospitals in Kansas aren't waiting for students to graduate from high school to spark their interest in medical coding. They turn to health information management professionals to start the credentialing process early on--before students even get their high school diplomas.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT certainly appears to be an agency in disarray. After all, not only will ONC be without its top two officials by the end of next month--with National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo named acting assistant secretary for health at HHS last week and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider announcing he will head back to New York in November--the agency also has lost four other top officials. Since July, it has seen Joy Pritts, Lygeia Ricciardi, Judy Murphy and Doug Fridsma depart.
An evaluation of four Beacon Community projects found some common issues and barriers, according to a paper at eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes. The paper looked at commonalities among the projects, including structure, people, technology, tasks, and sustainability.
Looking to take a page from Amazon, Netflix and Google, investors have poured $1.9 billion into companies pursing predictive analytics in healthcare, though predicting the best course of treatment is significantly different than recommending a book or movie, according to a new Rock Health report.
For Ken Kilmer, ICD-10 project manager at Rocky Mount, North Carolina-based Nash Health Care System, conducting a weeklong mock ICD-10 transition earlier this month was all about avoiding chaos in 2015.
Federation of State Medical Boards President and CEO Humayun Chaudhry, in a recent letter to the Washington Post, took issue with the newspaper report on telemedicine expansion, published Oct. 20.
While Google Trends has the potential to help with access to population data on behavior and its link to health and healthcare, it needs to be more transparent to be a useful tool, according to a new study.