The whirlwind that is the annual HIMSS Conference hit Orlando, Florida this year—and brought with it a mix of predictability and surprises, at a time of unprecedented change for U.S. healthcare
During HIMSS17, industry stakeholders spoke with me about health IT innovation, and they also shared their insights about this year’s conference from their specific perspectives, and with their particular priorities in mind.
What were the biggest lessons learned at HIMSS17?
Success only comes with the “Constancy of Purpose” tied to the organizational Mission. If it doesn’t help the Mission, then why are you doing it?
At this pivotal moment in U.S. healthcare and in the evolution of healthcare information technology, there’s never been a better moment to explore insights and innovations at the annual HIMSS Conference
A new, global, cross-industry survey on cybersecurity and cybercrime, produced by Thales e-Security and 451 Research, confirms that the issues are both international and trans-vertical—and menacing
A colleague recently made the case to me that APIs are revolutionizing healthcare in the same way that the adoption of interchangeable parts transformed manufacturing, economies and the world. It’s a brilliant analogy.
It was quite engrossing to read reports this week that physicians, both in the field and in key leadership positions, are determined to make sure that the core elements of value-based purchasing and accountable care continue to push forward.
I was fascinated to read a recent Scientific American article that looked at how early Tibetans figured out how to use fire strategically to improve their chances of survival—and how such insights might speak to the current moment in healthcare
Do customers get fatigued with vendors, and what might help avoid it?
Monday’s federal court ruling blocking the Aetna-Humana merger served as a warning to IT leaders in patient care organizations that the U.S. healthcare system is headed into an unprecedentedly unsettled period for the foreseeable future, one requiring maximal agility in planning and execution
The ever-growing millennial workforce cares about soft benefits like working remotely a lot more than you might think.
One area in which progress appears to be steady in U.S. healthcare has been in efforts to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, particularly hospital-acquired conditions—as noted in a report published in December by HHS
Throughout 2016, the message from cybersecurity experts has been fairly consistent and increasingly urgent—leaders at patient care organizations need to prioritize IT security. And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, a recent year-in-review report on health data breaches makes one thing...
Even as Congress comes back into session, with anticipation around possible action to repeal the health insurance elements of the ACA, what might happen to the non-insurance-related internal health system reform elements of the law remains deeply unclear
Here are five broad health IT trends that I am looking forward to reporting on in 2017
For the past several years, I have taken the time during the holiday season to reflect back on the past year by picking my 10 favorite quotes from stories I have written during the year. I often find these quotes help to illuminate some of the major trends of the period and they can be thought...
As the pace of change across healthcare accelerates seemingly by the day, the pioneers of U.S.—and international—healthcare, are showing that transformational change is not only possible—it’s happening now
It was great to attend the World of Health IT Conference in Barcelona last month, and to get to know European healthcare leaders, and to be reminded of the universality of the challenges and opportunities in this global moment in healthcare
IDC’s FutureScape predicts that by 2018, there will be a doubling of ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations.