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In Oklahoma, a Regional HMO Deploys Predictive Analytics to Drive Better Health Outcomes

August 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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GlobalHealth, an Oklahoma City-based HMO, implemented a predictive analytics platform combined with human outreach to improve its care management program, resulting in an 18 percent reduction in ER encounters and a 22 percent reduction in readmissions.

MaineHealth Taps Marcy Dunn as CIO

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Portland-based MaineHealth has hired Marcy Dunn, currently of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, as its new CIO and senior vice president.

What Risk Do Privileged Users Pose to Healthcare Data Security?

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Employees with the most access to high value information assets continue to be a serious insider risk, according to a Ponemon Institute study, and healthcare organizations need to ensure their governance processes decrease the risk of privileged user abuse.

Addressing Health IT Staffing Challenges and Talent Gaps

August 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With an ongoing demand for skilled health IT professionals, one industry thought leader discusses the staffing challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders and offers insights into how to address the talent gap.

A Strong Message from Two HIT Leaders on Leadership and Strategy and What Lies Ahead

August 21, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
Two presenters at the Health IT Summit in Seattle last week, coming at the subject from different vantage points, ended up reinforcing the same exceptionally important points about healthcare strategy and leadership in the current operating environment

At iHT2-Seattle: Leadership, Culture as Keys to the Success of IT and Innovation

August 18, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Suzanne Anderson of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Health System, and Sajid Ahmed of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, shared with iTH2-Seattle attendees some lessons learned around leadership

At iHT2-Seattle, One CISO Offers a Comprehensive View of the Current IT Security Risk Environment

August 16, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In the opening keynote presentation at iHT2-Seattle, Cris V. Ewell, Ph.D., CISO at UW Medicine in Seattle, shared his perspectives on the challenges of gearing up to develop truly comprehensive IT security strategies—and executing on those strategies

FBI Agent to CHIME Attendees: The Cybersecurity Environment Is Becoming More Dangerous

August 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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FBI Supervisory Special Agent Timothy J. Wallach shared with attendees of the CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Event in Seattle some of the latest trends in cybercriminality that are affecting or about to affect U.S. healthcare organizations

AMA Immediate Past President Challenges Healthcare IT Leaders to Fix EHRs

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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In the opening keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Steven J. Stack, M.D., immediate past president of the AMA, called on healthcare IT leaders to pressure vendors to improve the usability and reliability of EHRs

Health IT Security Nuances and Complexities the Focus of First Panel Discussion at iHT2-Nashville

August 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
article
In a wide-ranging conversation, participants in the first panel discussion of the day at the Health IT Summit in Nashville looked at the broad array of challenges and opportunities facing healthcare IT leaders around data security in the present moment

Survey: Average Salaries for Health IT Pros Increased, But Compensation Dropped for Executives, Nurses

August 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare executives and nurses saw their salaries decline last year, but salaries for healthcare IT professionals and physicians and surgeons increased, according to a Health eCareers 2016 Salary Guide.

FBI Agent to CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum: Healthcare Leaders Still Not Up to Speed on Basic IT Security Tasks

August 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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FBI Supervisory Special Agent Scott Augenbaum told CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum attendees in Nashville on Monday that the leaders of healthcare organizations need to move forward now to implement comprehensive IT security strategies

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