Ed McCallister’s Vision for UPMC: “The Patient Has To Be At the Center”

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Ed McCallister, who in October became CIO of the vast UPMC Health System, shares his thoughts on putting patients at the center of all innovation in healthcare—and what that means for today’s CIOs

At HIMSS15, the Signs Were Everywhere—and They Were All Pointed Towards the Future

April 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
All the signs and signals at HIMSS15 were clear—and promise an exciting, challenging rocket ride for healthcare IT leaders in the next year, before HIMSS16

Information Gaps and Mass Casualty Incidents

April 15, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
In the HIMSS15 E-Session, Managing Patient Information during a Mass Casualty Incident, Jonathan Teich and Adam Landman discuss the importance of information technology when handling MCIs--based on what they learned at Brigham and Women's Hospital after the...

Concurrent eCQMs and abstracted CQMs Key to Good Quality Management

April 14, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
Fernando Velasco, CHIO of Texas Health Resources, and Maggie Lohnes from Sound Informatics, discuss the quality management ecosystem--and how healthcare organizations can best navigate the ever-evolving quality management maze.

Revolution at the Door: A Genuine Focus on Patient Engagement Powers Its Way onto CIOs’ Radar Screens

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The release of the HIMSS Leadership Survey Monday morning heralded the long-awaited recognition of new realities around patients in healthcare

Patient Satisfaction and Patient Engagement Race to the Top of CIOs’ Agendas: HIMSS Leadership Survey

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
At HIMSS15, which is enjoying record attendance this year at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, dramatic new results from the HIMSS Leadership Survey are reflecting policy and industry focus on patient concerns in healthcare

Notes from Physicians’ IT Symposium: The Journey from Tech-Driven to Data-Driven Care

April 13, 2015   |  David Raths
Bert Reese, CIO of Sentara Healthcare, said he used to think the hard part of working with an EHR was the selection and implementation. “Later, I realized it wasn’t about the EHR but about the data it produced," he said.

Live from the CHIME 2015 CIO Spring Forum: Chuck Christian on the Policy and Industry Opportunities and Challenges Facing CIOs Right Now

April 12, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
CHIME Chairman of the Board Chuck Christian sees opportunities and challenges facing CIOs at a moment of unprecedented change in healthcare

Disappointing Proposed Change to Stage 2 Looms Over Patient Engagement Symposium

April 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The air was let out of the room towards the end of a great panel at the patient engagement symposium, part of the pre-HIMSS education at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Chicago.

Survey Says: Physicians Aren’t Happy with Meaningful Use

April 2, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
When the story of technology in healthcare is retold years from now, it’s very possible that doctors will blot out the words “meaningful use” the same way little Jewish kids blot out Haman during the story of Purim. A recent survey we conducted made it clear that...

Crossing the Threshold Into a New Healthcare Policy Era: CHIME’s Jeff Smith Looks Forward

April 2, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at CHIME, is helping the healthcare IT executive leaders’ national association to make major waves on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies these days

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment
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