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Hospital CIO-vendor relationships must be less mambo, more tango

The ideal healthcare CIO-vendor relationship should be a tango, according to Daniel Morreale, president at New Jersey HIMSS, who said he has come to think of that partnership as a dance because it takes a sequence of steps to enhance the product, the process and the outcome.

AMA's Robert Wah: Doctors need more from Meaningful Use

It's an exciting time for healthcare, and technology is the key to better care, but there's still work to do, according to Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association.

How hospital CIOs handle major mergers

With the announcement of a merger between Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network in New Jersey last month, the chief information officers at both organizations have a lot of work to do.

Why technology won't replace human interaction in healthcare

Technology may be taking the place of human interaction in some aspects of healthcare, but that doesn't make in-person contact and communication any less important, according to Sue Desmond-Hellmann, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator.

Cleveland Clinic releases list of top medical innovations for 2015

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.

Report: Health IT market moves to more powerful care delivery method

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.

High school coding programs give students taste of health information management

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.

Beacon Community programs face barriers to success, report says

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.

Telehealth empowers in-home nurses, patients

Telehealth is becoming an essential tool for empowering nurses out in the field as they care for their patients, according to Visiting Nurse Services of New York telehealth program manager Alice Rainford-Miller.

To manage health IT effectively, spread the responsibility

Managing health IT effectively requires strong governance and shared decision-making, according to consultant Dick Taylor, M.D., in an article at  InformationWeek.