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LIVE FROM HIMSS17: CMIOs Speak their Minds on Collaboration, Culture

February 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In two different panel discussions on Tuesday at HIMSS17, six different current and former CMIOs shared their perspectives on what CMIOs need in order to be successful at their jobs—and what they need to bring to them to begin with

Survey: Nurse Informaticists Seek More Training, Certification

February 21, 2017  |  David Raths
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Nurse informaticists continue to pursue additional informatics education and training, according to a newly released HIMSS 2017 workforce survey.

HIMSS17 Leadership Survey Reveals Convergences, Gaps, Between Providers and Vendors on Issues Facing Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On Monday at HIMSS17 in Orlando, leaders of the HIMSS organization revealed the results of this year’s annual survey, which focused for the first time on comparing and contrasting provider perspectives with those of vendors and consultants

Live from the CHIME-HIMSS Forum: A Sobering Dive into the Horrors of Hacking

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Kevin Mitnick, one of the best-known black-hat hackers-turned-white-hat hacking-consultants in the U.S., demonstrated, live, for the CHIME-HIMSS Forum audience on Sunday the incredible ease of penetration via skilled hacking

5 Things That Will Derail Your Project This Year

February 15, 2017  |  Pete Rivera
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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?

Report: Healthcare IT Security Spending is Up, But So Are Data Breaches

February 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty-one percent of senior IT security executives at healthcare organizations anticipate IT security spending increases in the next 12 months, yet, at the same time, successful data breaches are also up significantly. These were the findings of a recent survey...

Survey: Most CIOs Challenged to Find Skilled IT Professionals

January 31, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Spanning across 25 major markets, 61 percent of U.S. chief information officers (CIOs) recently surveyed said it's somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today.

Spur Innovation with a Continuous Improvement Focus

January 30, 2017  |  Carly Dunham, consultant, Freed Associates
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In health care, “innovation” is often thought of in the context of life-changing tools and technology, such as the late 1970s introduction of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or the more recent advent of modern telehealth.

Dr. Ram Raju Tapped as Senior Executive at Northwell Health

January 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Ram Raju, M.D., the former head of NYC Health + Hospitals, has been appointed to senior vice president and community health investment officer at New York-based Northwell Health.

Editor's Notes: What Links Early Tibetans’ Survival Techniques and the Present Moment in U.S. Healthcare?

January 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Adapting to a Flexible Work Environment

January 20, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
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The ever-growing millennial workforce cares about soft benefits like working remotely a lot more than you might think.

Survey: Docs Want to Keep Pace with New Patient Demands, Technology

January 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of 500 physicians revealed that nearly 9 in 10 respondents ranked “achieving work-life balance” as their most, or second most-important resolution for 2017. Similarly, 69 percent ranked “staying current with technology” as their most, or second...

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