Data systems management and experience with advanced analytics are the two top skills C-suite level executives in healthcare must have to succeed, according to a new Black Book survey.
Most backers of health information exchanges believe they are improving care and generating a positive return on investment, but few of the exchanges actually offer up data to confirm those beliefs, according to a study published at Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Karen DeSalvo is waiting in the wings to fully step into the role of assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, but one lawmaker may cause her wait to be even longer.
People who are living with life-changing illnesses and conditions are the "alpha geeks" of healthcare, according to Susannah Fox, and they are the ones you want to follow because they are "pushing on the edges of medicine."
Most consumers turn to the Internet for health information, strongly feel that they should be in control of their data and personally are purchasing wearable devices to track their fitness.
In a joint effort, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Microsoft are developing a health IT system that can better help medical devices communicate.
More healthcare organizations are making use of business intelligence and analytics, with more than half of respondents to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey saying they use such platforms.
A laptop that may have included patient health data was stolen from a physician who previously worked at the University of Oklahoma Department of Urology.
Startup Theranos rocketed to the forefront of the health industry touting a need for only a few drops of blood to run lab tests--but after a surprise FDA visit, the company is now drawing blood from patients through needles like a traditional lab.
Baylor Scott & White HealthCIO Matthew Chambers spoke with FierceHealthIT about his management style, how Baylor Scott and White handles cybersecurity and the future of the CIO role.