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Device familiarity matters when it comes to digital health effectiveness

According to a recent Scripps Translational Science Institute research study, there is little evidence digital medicine helps cut healthcare costs or spurs consumers to be more interested in their...

Request for 'booth girl' perpetuates view of HIT as a man's world

The face of health IT is changing. What used to be an industry where men held most of the executive positions, women are breaking through that glass ceiling and taking seats at the leadership table. Come March, tens of thousands of women will be in Las Vegas to attend HIMSS 2016. However, despite the progress women have made in the industry, there's still an undercurrent of sexism.

4 ways healthcare leaders can create a culture of safety

Healthcare leaders--including board trustees--play a crucial role in creating a culture of safety at their organizations, but they don't always know where to begin. In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Tejal Gandhi, M.D., president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, offers four suggestions.

Failing to protect your mobile network: The cost for hospitals

When it comes to protecting your hospital's mobile network, you can either pay now, or pay later.

For one hospital's integration effort, the third time is the charm

Guest post by Scott Kashman, chief administrative officer of Cape Coral Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System in southwest Florida. Sometimes your best successes will come from learning...

FDA unveils draft guidance for medical device interoperability

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled draft guidance it hopes the medical device industry will follow for including interoperability in the design and development of such tools.

Data sharing insight delivers a reality check

When it comes to mobile healthcare technology, there sometimes tend to be waves of hype--everyone's on a smartphone, everyone has a fitness tracker, everyone's eager to track and monitor...

ICU app fosters communication, data sharing between patients, caregivers

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is developing a tablet-based app to keep intensive care unit patients and their family members informed and involved in treatment and recovery, and to drive better communication with care providers.

Patient matching: The status quo is unacceptable

On Tuesday, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives officially launched its national patient identifier challenge. The desired result, organization executives and board members...

A healthcare CEO's take on what it means to be a 'superboss'

Guest post by Barry Ronan, president and CEO of Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland First off, I do not consider myself a superboss; that is for others to decide. But I do find...