Feature In addition to the typical tugs of war with finance, marketing and operations departments, healthcare CIOs must meet the needs of physicians. That's why it pays for the CIO and the chief medical information officer -- often the liaison between medical and IT staffs -- to be on the same page.
Feature Healthcare historically struggles with information governance. That's not surprising, given how much data there is and how many disparate sources it comes from. The American Health Information Management Association hopes to change that.
Opinion The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has lost several key figures in recent months. An economic report suggests that meaningful use may have been a waste of money. Why is healthcare IT under such duress?
News In a market as tumultuous as healthcare, there's little doubt that the role of the CIO will be dramatically different in just a few short years. Embracing partnership and collaboration will help today's healthcare CIOs continue to succeed tomorrow.
News Analysis Kodak invented the very technology that led to its demise. There are lessons there for healthcare, where everything from wearables to robot surgeons threaten to disrupt -- for the better --the way the industry practices medicine.
News Analysis Adopting social, mobile, analytics and cloud technology should save healthcare providers money in the long run. It should also help them use their EHR systems as a service, according to a joint report from EMC and MeriTalk.
News Analysis It's a good time to be a healthcare startup, as investors are pouring billions into the market. However, it’s a crowded field and to attract funding you have to stand out. Here are five tips to help digital health startups land venture capital.
News Analysis In recent weeks, the FDA and the Center for Internet Security have released guidance documents on medical device security. While there are no hard and fast recommendations, given the diverse types of devices and environments in which they're used, there are benchmarks for manufacturers and purchasers.
News Healthcare faces a growing breadth and depth of security threats (both intentional and accidental). These 12 steps will help IT leaders prepare for, respond to and perhaps even stay ahead of the latest dangers.
Opinion The first Ebola patient in the U.S. was initially discharged from the hospital when critical information entered in one part of the EHR system didn't appear in another. The incident is less an indictment of the hospital or its EHR vendor, though, and more of a commentary on the unfortunate state of EHR workflows.
News Analysis Public health insurance exchanges removed nearly 10 million American adults from the ranks of the uninsured. However, the sites were plagued with problems -- and the second year of sign-ups may bring additional headaches. That leads some to suggest that private exchanges may have a brighter future if they get the technology right.
News Analysis When HIMSS released its first health IT leadership survey in 1990, the industry buzzed with the potential of bedside systems, the online medical record and the computer-based patient record. Terms (and times) have changed, but the themes have not.
News Analysis The healthcare industry's shift toward value-based, coordinated care won't succeed if providers, payers and patients aren't connected to the information they need to make better health and wellness decisions. Entities that fail to do so could put themselves out of business.
News Healthcare startups pop up just about everywhere these days. Experts from Health 2.0, Rock Health and StartUp Health weigh in on what types of tech get the most (and least) attention from health entrepreneurs.
Feature In an era when consumers can do just about anything online, you'd think the patient portal would be a popular way to communicate with the doctor's office. You'd be wrong, though. What's holding patient portals back?
Feature Bringing a wellness program run largely by home-based clinicians to employers in rural Louisiana required Franciscan Missionaries to answer some questions about accessing applications and sharing data. Having a centralized and virtualized IT infrastructure in place eased the process.
News Analysis Healthcare's latest data breach, affecting 4.5 million patients, offers the industry a sobering reminder that is simply isn't doing enough to protect patient data from known security threats.
Feature Look at the hospital C-suite moves made so far in 2014 and you'll see that facilities tend to hire outside candidates for CEO and promote the COO if they do look internally. They all but ignore the CIO when filling the corner office -- but that might actually be a sign of respect.
News Analysis Through a joint effort of the Health Information Trust Alliance and Southern Methodist University, healthcare IT security professionals can add leadership and management skills to their technical know-how.
News Analysis Yes, the technology can get complicated. Yes, licensure and reimbursement remain a regulatory mess. That said, telehealth is arguably one of healthcare IT's few 'easy wins' for physicians as well as patients. If your organization has yet to see the light, here's what you need to do to sell telehealth.