Staffing/Professional Development

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015   |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

CHIME Taps Gretchen Tegethoff to Serve as VP of New CHIME Technologies Division

July 31, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Former CIO Gretchen Tegethoff will help lead and promote CHIME’s for-profit vendor-partnering entity

Is It Time to Encrypt Data Even Inside the EHR? Maybe So, Says Mac McMillan

July 28, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In the wake of the data breach at UCLA Health and other recent data breaches, data security guru Mac McMillan says it’s time to think about internal data encryption inside the EHR

When In Belgium… OK, Time to Rethink Phishing Drills

July 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability

Staying Prepared in a Hot M&A Environment in Health IT

July 24, 2015   |  Tim Tolan
Many in health IT are delaying interviewing great candidates and sitting on offers like it's 2008. Bad move.

At UPMC, A Push Into the Thickets of Data Governance—On a Grand Scale

July 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At the vast UPMC Health System, Vivek Reddy, M.D., CMIO of the UPMC Health Services Division, is helping to lead a concert effort around data governance, system-wide

With Core Shifts in Medical Practice Patterns Coming, Time for Healthcare Informaticists to Gear Up

July 10, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Current trends in medical practice patterns and in the world of organized medicine speak to the challenges facing healthcare informaticists going forward

Cedars-Sinai’s Scott Weingarten, M.D. on the Hard Work—and Vision—of Clinical Transformation

June 24, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, Scott Weingarten, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Health System talks about the hard work—and the vision—of true clinical transformation

What Can the Chicago Blackhawks’ Joel Quenneville Teach Healthcare Executives about Leadership?

June 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Beyond facile sports anecdotes and well-worn metaphors, it turns out that really great professional sports coaching does actually have a lot in common with really great healthcare leadership and management

Developing a Predictive Data Analytics Culture

June 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
As the leading healthcare organizations move towards utilizing predictive analytics to improve care and reduce costs for patients, they’re starting to understand what it takes to develop a culture that nurtures this technology.

Jacob Reider M.D: CMIOs Need To Be True Transformational Leaders

June 15, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, former Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, M.D. reflects on the current landscape of health system change—and CMIOs’ potential to be transformational change agents

Will MD Specialists Find Themselves Graded Like Hotels and Restaurants? The New World Is on Our Doorstep Even Now

June 4, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
A discussion about patient-centered innovations in cancer care management speaks to broader trends in provider evaluation emerging in healthcare
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