Staffing/Professional Development

EHR Optimization and Clinical Transformation Push Ahead at CHI Franciscan Health

August 30, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Dean Field, M.D., vice president for informatics and operations at CHI Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington, is helping to lead important initiatives in EHR optimization and clinical IT-facilitated care delivery transformation

Texas Health Resources’ New CIO Optimistic on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

August 25, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Joey Sudomir, who began his tenure as the new CIO of 25-hospital Texas Health Resources health system last month, is bullishly optimistic on the organization’s future strategic IT horizons

The Lost Art Of Conversation

August 25, 2015   |  Tim Tolan
One might think that the last person who would be writing about avoiding a live conversation would be me. But I’ve seen a shift in what is an essential part of business—the art of conversation.

Can Healthcare IT Leaders Beat the Expectations Game with Good Governance?

August 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization

Scottsdale Institute Unveils a New Model to Track Growing Patient and Consumer Engagement Adoption

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Stephen Sproul, M.D. of Advocate Physician Partners shares his perspectives on patient engagement—and what the new SI Patient Consumer Engagement Adoption Model might mean for healthcare leaders

Knowing the Enemy, Knowing Ourselves: Mac McMillan Challenges HIT Leaders on Data Security

August 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Data security guru Mac McMillan challenges attendees at the CHIME Lead Forum-Seattle to rethink what he sees as healthcare’s historical complacency around data security in a landscape of accelerating threats

Could Well-Implemented IT Help Reverse Primary Care Physicians’ Skepticism Over the New Healthcare?

August 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The results of a recent Commonwealth Fund survey point to both opportunity and risk facing healthcare IT leaders when it comes to end-user acceptance of IT for ACOs and PCMHs

Five Drivers for Internal versus External Software Support

August 11, 2015   |  Pete Rivera
Migrating to a new platform is daunting enough. But after the go-live party, the vendor installation team moves on to the new client and you are left with a phone number to call.

Texas Health Resources Appoints New CIO

August 7, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Arlington-based Texas Health Resources (THR) has appointed Joey Sudomir as CIO and senior vice president, innovative technology solutions (ITS) of the organization.

Adventist Health West Leaders Manage EHR Implementation in the Context of Expansion

August 6, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Implementation, standardization, governance, and management have been core areas of focus at a time of growth and expansion at Adventist Health West

Adopting Physicians

August 5, 2015   |  Pete Rivera
I have been going to my family practitioner for years. During these visits I have been able to witness the devolution of the EMR.
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