Skip to content Skip to navigation


A Conversation with Scott Ruthe, Vice President of Network and Security, CIOX Health

In the era of consistent cyberattacks against healthcare providers, the release of information (ROI) process between providers and key external stakeholders is a top risk management concern for IT security teams. Safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and developing a risk management strategy is of paramount importance in these exchanges.

In this article Scott Ruthe, vice president of network and security at CIOX Health, answers a few questions on the importance of securing PHI during the release of information (ROI) process and how CIOX Health’s approach addresses potential risk concerns. Click here to read the article.

Spnsored by: 


McKesson Unveils New Paragon Electronic Health Record Platform

October 25, 2016  |  Heather Landi
McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) announced the latest release of Paragon, its electronic health record (EHR) solution.

In Health Affairs Blog, DeSalvo, Washington Share Ambitions for an Interoperable Future

October 2, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
The immediate past and current National Coordinators for HIT co-author a commentary in Health Affairs online, touting the gains made in EHR adoption, and sharing thoughts on the elements needed to produce a more digitally interoperable healthcare system

A Look at Mayo Clinic’s Daring Enterprise Analytics Leap

September 30, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Leaders at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic have made tremendous progress around quality measures reporting, through an enterprise-wide strategic data analytics initiative, the health system’s director of enterprise analytics told Health IT Summit-New...

Study Finds Wide Variability in Effectiveness of CPOE Tools in Pediatric Hospitals

September 23, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Researchers investigating the safety of CPOE systems at pediatric inpatient facilities found that while systems on average are able to intercept a majority of potential medication errors, their effectiveness varied widely among implementations.

Researchers’ Look at HIT Development: Are their Perceptions of Co-Development Up to Date?

September 13, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
I read with interest an op-ed article in The New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Accelerating Innovation in Health IT." In critiquing provider-based solutions development, did Dr. David Bates and his fellow researchers get it right?

Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities for MD Groups That Are Taking On Risk

September 7, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy

It Is Time to Drastically Rethink Password Management in Healthcare? Some Might Say So

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
It was intriguing to read an op-ed article in InfoWorld this summer, in which its author suggested that business organization leaders rethink their password management policies and practices. How might such suggestions play out in the unique operating environment...

Study: Ambulatory Physicians Spend Half Their Time on EHRs, Desk Work

September 6, 2016  | 
Confirming what many practicing physicians have claimed, a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that during office hours, physicians spent nearly 50 percent of their time on electronic health records (EHRs) and desk work.

One Former HIT Executive’s Perspectives on What Non-HIT Leaders Need from HIT Leaders

September 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Annamalai Ramanathan, who recently made the transition from IT leadership to general administrative leadership in a physician-governed organization, shares his perspectives on what non-IT leaders need from IT leaders these days

Leapfrog CPOE Tool Being Revamped

September 2, 2016  |  David Raths
A tool that helps more than 1,400 hospitals evaluate the effectiveness of their computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems from a patient safety perspective is being revised to include the latest formularies, labs, and procedures.

Surescripts Processes Nearly 10B Health Data Transactions in 2015

August 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Surescripts has said that it processed 9.7 billion secure health data transactions in 2015—a 48 percent increase over 2014—according to data in the company’s 2015 National Progress Report.

Pondering the DeSalvo Era at ONC—And the Healthcare IT Policy Challenges That Lie Ahead: An Analysis

August 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
As Karen DeSalvo, M.D. leaves the ONC, a kaleidoscopic array of policy and process issues faces her successor and the agency itself, at a time of tremendous change and challenge for healthcare IT and healthcare IT policy


Subscribe to CPOE