The elimination of cybersecurity threats is an impossible goal, and should not be the focus for any healthcare organization's privacy efforts, according to Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Information Security Officer Cris Ewell. Instead, he believes flexibility and an assumption of risk are two of the most important aspects to maintaining a stable environment.
Seattle Children's Hospital is notifying 12,000 families after learning that some surgical equipment at the Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center was incorrectly sterilized, CBS News reports.
According to recent research from the National Quality Forum, providers are struggling to make good use of their data. Challenges cited in the report include leveraging data for benchmarking and quality improvement and ensuring data are meaningful and clinically relevant. All of those hurdles represent patient lives and money being left on the table. To that end, health systems would be wise to consider hiring a chief data officer.
Seattle Children's Hospital is focusing its analytics efforts on better decision-making--what it calls data-informed decision-making--and execution to improve clinical care, according to Eugene Kolker, the hospital's chief data officer.
When it comes to delays to ICD-10 implementation, healthcare providers feel like they're crouched at the starting line waiting for a firing gun that never goes off. And hospitals, in particular, are starting to calculate the increasing costs of ICD-10 implementation delays.
More than 100 patients who underwent colonoscopies at Seattle Children's Hospital between 2011 and 2013 could be a risk for infection because of improper cleaning of equipment.
Seattle Children's Hospital has sued Washington state's Office of the Insurance Commissioner, claiming the health insurance exchange will prevent some patients from receiving care at the hospital, KPLU reported.
Current College of Healthcare Information Management Executives chair Drex DeFord announced this week that he will be leaving his post as CIO at Seattle Children's Hospital next month to take on the same role at Steward.
Physicians don't have enough time to fully educate their patients during patient visits. Therefore, they should use social media and every other online communication avenue to do a better job for
If there are leaders at your organization who still don't "get" the importance of converting to the ICD-10 coding system, Seattle Children's Hospital & Research Institute CIO Drexel DeFord sums