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.
As many healthcare providers make cutbacks in services, it's important they retain employees and keep them satisfied, especially in light of documented links between employee engagement and patient satisfaction.
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.
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.
Hospital CIOs expressed concern that the sudden announced departures of National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider potentially leave federal health IT efforts in limbo.
In discussing the bevy of hurdles impeding the path to interoperability in healthcare at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference this week, Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, which represents chief executives from healthcare companies and organizations nationwide, outlined several steps and principles necessary to guide that transition.
In an exclusive interview, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer James Merlino, M.D. explains what led to his personal philosophy of patient experience and how the organization implemented strategies to become a leader in patient satisfaction.
At the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference in Reston, Virginia on Tuesday, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo reiterated the challenges and goals associated with implementing ubiquitous interoperability throughout the healthcare industry.
Ivor Horn, M.D., an emergency medical physician at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has her sights set on creating truly patient-centered technology with mobile solutions. She and fellow physicians at Children's are focusing on at-risk children and adolescents with asthma--and the stress and confusion that caring for those children that can cause parents.
As the healthcare industry seeks to find ways to address the primary care shortage, a recent nationwide survey finds that patients are more open to care provided by physician assistants. FierceHealthcare spoke to John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, about the profession and how it is set to fill the gaps in healthcare today.