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
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
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
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
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
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