Staffing/Professional Development

Identity and Access Management: HCA Healthcare’s Big-Scale Approach

December 15, 2014     Mark Hagland
At the vast HCA Healthcare, a focus on deploying comprehensive, manageable identity and access management solutions across 165 hospitals

At iHT2-Houston, THR’s Ed Marx Shares Eight Essential Principles for Governance Success

December 13, 2014     Mark Hagland
In a wide-ranging keynote presentation at the Health IT Summit in Houston, Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx offers a set of eight bedrock principles on which to base good IT governance—anywhere

Report: Health Informatics Labor Market Lags Behind Demand For Workers

December 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The demand for health informatics workers is projected to grow at twice the rate of employment overall, but there is strong evidence that the nation already faces a shortage of qualified workers in this field, according to a new report from the Boston-based...

Internet Searches Can Predict ED Visit Volume

December 10, 2014     John DeGaspari
The correlation between Internet searches on a regional medical website and next-day visits to regional emergency departments was “significant, suggesting that Internet data may be used in the future to predict the level of demand at emergency departments.

4 Things Health IT Leaders “Would Be” Thankful For

November 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
In the world of health IT, there might not be too much that CIOs are thankful for right now. But here is a list of four things that healthcare IT leaders “would be” thankful for if they had them.

Are Docs Getting a Bum Rap?

November 26, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Are physicians getting bashed too much for their resistance to health IT-enabled change? A recent digital health conference revealed that many seem to think physicians haven’t been well served by IT, not the other way around.

Managing Virtual Employees

November 21, 2014     Tim Tolan
Like other market segments, the HIT world is moving to a workforce of virtual employees. As the candidate market gets tighter, I believe this trend will become even more commonplace.

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

“Houston, We Have Solutions”

November 17, 2014     Mark Hagland
The 1995 movie “Apollo 13” made famous the (slightly misquoted) quote, “Houston, we have a problem.” How about coming to Houston for discussions that will offer (healthcare strategic) solutions, instead?

Risk Management Certification Program is Introduced

November 13, 2014     John DeGaspari
A new third-party risk assessment certification program that validates proficiencies in third-party risk management concepts and principles is being launched by the Shared Assessments Program, which is managed by The Santa Fe Group , a strategic consulting...

Media Report: Epic to Offer Remote Hosting to Its EHR Customers in 2015

November 8, 2014     Mark Hagland
According to a Nov. 7 report in the online publication Venture Beat, Epic Systems Corporation plans to offer remote hosting to its EHR customers beginning in 2015

Aspen Advisors and The Chartis Group Merge to Create Broader Consultancy

November 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
Two consulting firms, one focused on overall strategic planning and the other primarily on IT strategy, combine to better serve the needs of providers in an emerging healthcare landscape
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