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IBM Watson Health Hires Health IT Vet Paul Tang as Chief Health Transformation Officer

May 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Paul Tang, M.D., former vice president and chief innovation and technology officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California, has joined IBM Watson Health as its vice president and chief health transformation officer.

Mayo Clinic Gets $142M to Serve as Precision Medicine Initiative Biobank

May 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank.

Editor's Notes: What Happens When a Golden Age Declines? Time for a Future-Focused Reset

May 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
I am currently absorbed in a fascinating work of history that relates to the current advancement of the healthcare IT sector.

Documenting the Cost Benefits of Care Management: One Care Management Organization’s Experience

May 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Leaders at AxisPoint Health, a Colorado-based company that provides care management services to a variety of insurers, including to state Medicaid programs, recently conducted a study to assess the potential cost savings of care management programs

Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

May 26, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
blog
LinkedIn is the best tool you can possibly have in your arsenal besides your own personal networking when it comes to landing a new gig.

House Ways and Means Committee Advances Bill to Provide Regulatory Relief for Docs

May 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means has passed a bill that among other provisions, would provide relief to hospital outpatient departments as well as consider patients’ socioeconomic status before penalizing hospitals in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction...

Special Report on Data Security: With the Ransomware Crisis, the Landscape of Data Security Is Shifting

May 26, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
Cybersecurity was already a major concern in healthcare—and that was before a string of ransomware attacks this spring shifted the landscape in this critical area. Now, industry experts are weighing in on the fundamental issues that face the healthcare...

Healthcare Leaders Look to Make True Interoperability More than Just a Dream

May 26, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Experts will agree that while “true” interoperability is taking place in certain pockets of U.S. healthcare, and while at least some progress has been made in other areas, several significant and core challenges remain.

Multiple Best-of-Breed Applications Make Up Population Health Stack, Execs Say

May 26, 2016  |  David Raths
blog
Shawn Griffin, M.D., chief quality and informatics officer for Houston-based Memorial Hermann Physician Network, and Tricia Nguyen, M.D., executive vice president for population health, Texas Health Resources, share their perspective on population health trends.

Health IT Leaders Address Cybersecurity Responsibilities at HHS during Congressional Hearing

May 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
During a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing, healthcare IT leaders and security experts testified in support of proposed legislation to elevate and empower the CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Blogs

Editor's Notes: What Happens When a Golden Age Declines? Time for a Future-Focused Reset

May 27, 2016     Mark Hagland
I am currently absorbed in a fascinating work of history that relates to the current advancement of the healthcare IT sector.

Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

May 26, 2016     Tim Tolan
LinkedIn is the best tool you can possibly have in your arsenal besides your own personal networking when it comes to landing a new gig.

Multiple Best-of-Breed Applications Make Up Population Health Stack, Execs Say

May 26, 2016     David Raths
Shawn Griffin, M.D., chief quality and informatics officer for Houston-based Memorial Hermann Physician Network, and Tricia Nguyen, M.D., executive vice president for population health, Texas Health Resources, share their perspective on population health trends.

Taking a Deeper Dive into the Healthcare Informatics 100

May 25, 2016     Rajiv Leventhal
As of Monday, May 23, all Healthcare Informatics 100 company listings have been made public on our website. Now, let’s dive into some of the details of this year’s compendium.

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