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US stifles health innovation while it flourishes abroad

Getting new healthcare technologies off the ground can be a challenging task in the United States, but many of the ingredients for flourishing health IT innovation can be found abroad, according to Leonard D'Avolio, director of informatics at Ariadne Labs, a nonprofit health systems innovation joint venture of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Survey: Majority of healthcare CIOs satisfied with career path

Chief information officers increasingly are engaging with key executives on the role of technology at their hospitals, and most are focused on the greater mission of their health system, according to executive search firm SSi-Search's findings based on its annual CIO survey.

How physician practices can ensure ICD-10 readiness

As organizations continue to argue whether to keep the ICD-10 compliance date as Oct.1 of this year, others are warning that to be unprepared will spell trouble for many providers.

Study: Time to re-evaluate policies on patient access to PHI

Even as healthcare providers embrace electronic health records, it's time they re-evaluated their policies for providing patients with access to their medical records, according to research published at  Perspectives on Health Information Management.

3 ways CEOs can leverage CIOs to drive healthcare innovation

Chief executive officers in healthcare and other industries are turning their attention more closely toward technology and how it can improve their businesses; one of the keys to success is the chief information officer.

University of Michigan's Sue Schade named CIO of the Year

Sue Schade, chief information officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, has been named CIO of the Year for 2014 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Why health groups should make use of cyberthreat intelligence

As cyberattacks grow in number and organizations find more ways to access private data, the healthcare industry should make use of cyberthreat intelligence, according to Jeff Bell, HIMSS privacy and security committee chair.

FDA well on its way to full Sentinel system for device safety monitoring

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel program, used for medical product safety monitoring, is ready to move to the full-scale system, according to Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

University of Michigan's Sue Schade: Hospital tech must focus on consumers

In our lives every day we use technology seamlessly to travel, shop and work, but that doesn't hold true when it comes to navigating healthcare, according to University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Chief Information Officer Sue Schade.

Health IT outsourcing poised for growth in 2015, beyond

The market for IT outsourcing in healthcare and life sciences is expected increase at an 8.6 percent compound annual growth rate through 2019, with the adoption of cloud-based services among the major trends.