The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based North Broward Hospital District (NBHD), one of the top 10 largest public health systems in the nation encompassing more than 30 healthcare facilities, has appointed two new executives.
Tony Ruiz has been named the new director of information services project management. Ruiz will be responsible for directing and evaluating day-to-day operations of the project management office for information services (IS), as well as providing operational, strategic, and maintenance support.
Fernando Martinez has been named the new information technology and data security officer. Martinez's main responsibility will be to develop a technology and telecom strategy that supports the business objectives and requirements of the NBHD.He will oversee an organization of approximately 160 employees.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.