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At iHT2-Chicago, Patient Engagement Presents a Broader Set of Issues to Providers

October 9, 2015     Mark Hagland
As industry leaders noted during a lively panel discussion at iHT2-Chicago this week, tuning into the concept of patient engagement necessarily triggers a host of issues and activities, organization-wide

Back Channel References Can Be Risky

October 5, 2015     Tim Tolan
We all know many people in the healthcare technology ecosystem—which is a good thing. It can also be a very bad thing if we use our connections the wrong way by conducting a back channel reference and unknowingly sabotage a candidate’s career.

CHIME's Branzell, Other HIT Leaders Deliver Strong Message on the Future of Healthcare Leadership

September 28, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
New leadership traits and skills will be required for CIOs to thrive in tomorrow's healthcare, according to Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, and others, who presented at the CHIME Lead Forum-New York on Sept. 28.

What We Can Learn from Hillary’s Emails

September 23, 2015     Pete Rivera
It is surprising to think that in 2015 there is still a misunderstanding how our emails are stored. It’s probably because we take this tool for granted. We have had it for very long time and it’s become another communication mode for us. In Hillary’s case, it...

Vancouver Dialoguing: The Crucial Importance of U.S.-Canada Transnational Discussions

September 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
This past week, the Health IT Summit in Vancouver was the place to be for Canadian and American healthcare leaders to compare and contrast health systems in order to move ahead on fundamentally analogous challenges facing leaders on both sides of the border

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


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