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Ed Marx outlines key elements of HIT governance policy

Ed Marx, chief information officer of Texas Health Resources, compares the need to develop your own governance model to cultural differences--it has to work for your own organizational culture.

Nearly 90 percent of insurers embracing IT to handle challenges, opportunities

As insurers continue adopting new payment models and benefit designs, more than 88 percent said they will use health information technology to transform their organizations, according to a new survey from HealthEdge. 

Why barriers between tech, healthcare are fading

The barriers between healthcare and tech companies are disappearing as companies focused on greater efficiency disrupt the landscape, Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts, investors at a venture capital firm Venrock, write at  Harvard Business Review.

Telemedicine beneficial for patients with musculoskeletal disease

Even if a patient has a condition that might seem like it would not lend itself to treatment and management through telemedicine, such as musculoskeletal disease, the technology can make a difference, according to Daniel L. Albert, M.D.

University of Chicago to examine flow of HIT in communities

The University of Chicago's Computation Institute and the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences are teaming up to assess healthcare innovation.

Teaching hospitals can provide a unique testbed for innovation

Teaching hospitals can provide the resources and environment needed to effectively test out digital innovations and bring them to market, according to an article at  Harvard Business Review.

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.