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Improper colonscopy scope cleaning leaves children at risk

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.

Hospitals push back on limited health exchange networks

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.

Fierce Q&A: CHIME Chair Drex DeFord readies for move to Steward

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.

Social media evangelist rouses HIMSS CIO Forum

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

CIO Drexel DeFord: ICD-10 'could put us out of business if we don't get it right'

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

CIO Drexel DeFord: ICD-10 is coming regardless of CMS delay

Some healthcare CIOs might be cheering the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' announcement that it will re-examine the timeline for implementing ICD-10 coding regulations. But Drexel

Fierce Exclusive Interview- CHIME Chair Drex DeFord: I fear for CIO burnout

Drex DeFord (pictured), CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital, is the incoming chairman of the board of trustees of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). DeFord is taking

iPad strikes out big at Seattle Children's

The Veterans Administration might want to talk to Seattle Children's Hospital before it starts buying those 100,000 iPads. According to a recently published article in CIO, the tablet devices were a

State DOH criticizes hospital after baby's death

A Washington state report blasted Seattle Children's Hospital for not properly supervising registered nurses on transport teams. Deficiencies put the lives of 12 patients at risk and may have led to

Hospital cuts costs through continuous improvements

At Seattle Children's Hospital, nurses used to stash supplies like catheters in the closet and clamps in the nurse's office because the supply system was so unreliable, according to the New York