Hospitals and health systems can glean significant lessons learned from Yale New Haven Health System's ongoing journey to improving quality and lowering costs, including the health system's willingness to openly share its challenges and best practices.
A recent amendment to Tennessee’s data breach notification statute has eliminated a provision requiring notice only in the event of a breach of unencrypted personal information.
The recently released proposed MACRA rule brings up a question that has been debated more than once of late: is meaningful use, as we know it, over?
Deconstructed PACS can be useful, but requires an understanding of the differences.
Could Dr. Martin Makary’s letter to Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director, asking for a change in how deaths are recorded, change how the U.S. healthcare system approaches medical errors in hospital care?
In the past when I heard consultants or corporate attorneys talk about the importance of crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s in business associate agreements, I sometimes thought they were overstating the case. No more!
Last week’s announcement on the part of CMS officials proposing significant changes to Medicare payment for physicians signaled an increasing willingness on their part to dialogue iteratively with providers about what needs to be changed---and when
The Utah Health Information Network will be the hub for bidirectional data flow between emergency departments and poison control centers.
Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, shared with me a nuanced, insightful view of the journey ahead on interoperability in healthcare—one that avoids the binary thinking so common in healthcare
CMS’s announcement last week of the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model sends a clear signal about federal healthcare officials’ intentions around physician payment
The old saying is that “the pioneers take the arrows; the settlers take the land.” But is that always true? Sometimes early movers find that implementing something new isn’t as painful as it is made out to be.
Where can information technology fill major gaps in helping both providers and patients to work to improve health outcomes? Two recent managed care-focused articles point to the gaps
Could identifying signals in data help transform the healthcare system from one focused on treating expensive clinical events after they occur to one that helps avoid common and high-risk events before they occur?
Interoperability and health information exchange were topics of intense interest on Tuesday at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco
We always prepare candidates for their interviews with our client companies, just as most search firms do. I particularly enjoy prepping candidates and am a big believer in making sure a candidate delivers three to four messages during the course of the interview.
Governance is complicated enough within one health system, but the eight papers in a newly published eGEMs collection also raise several important questions about governance as more health research involves big data and large distributed research networks.
Now that it has been revealed that the cyberattack on the 10-hospital MedStar Health system was in fact a ransomware attack, what are patient care organization leaders nationwide actually going to do to address this frightening new trend?
ACC16 represents a great opportunity to see how cardiovascular information systems are responding to healthcare IT trends.
The more you can learn about your candidate audience the better off you’ll be
The hacker attack on the EHR of the MedStar Health integrated system in the Washington-Baltimore metro area is the latest—and possibly most alarming—hacking attack among a series of attacks reported in the mainstream media, so far