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Emotional, behavioral intelligence key to hospital CIO success

When it comes to leading a healthcare organization, success lies in the "ability to demonstrate emotional and behavioral intelligence," says David Miller, CIO at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Connect technology to patients' daily lives to boost engagement

Just as technology vendors have learned the importance of integrating systems such as computerized physician order entry into healthcare employees' workflow, new research advocates similar attention to patients' needs in gaining--and maintaining--their engagement in self-care technology.

Though a 'ravenous beast,' health IT transforming population health

Technology to power population health management is improving, but still has a ways to go to truly fulfill its promise, according to three panelists who will be speaking at the Health IT Summit in Seattle next week.

Practices need help optimizing health IT

Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium published at  eGEMs. 

Case study: Primary care practices need help to effectively use HIT

Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium.

Go mobile to grab young adults' attention

All the kids are doing it these days, and WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish knows it. What am I talking about? The constant use of smartphones. To capture young consumers' attention, Swedish is...

3 building blocks for medical homes

To build a successful patient-centered medical home, insurers must implement certain foundational factors, including strong leadership and staff commitment to the care model, adequate information technology, and effective patient engagement tools, reported Health IT Analytics.

Hospital CIOs: How to approach hiring your staff

Staffing in health IT departments is an ongoing issue for professionals in the industry, and this problem has chief information officers looking for ways to attract and retain the right workers.

Patient portals raise concerns for data privacy, security

As more health data becomes available, many issues will arise regarding patient security and privacy of information, according to Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.

Why health IT spending must switch tactics

Healthcare IT spending by both providers and payers needs to move away from massive systems to the more agile, entrepreneurial approach used by the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung, according to an article at CIO.