As healthcare IT leaders focus on leading-edge and next-generation technologies in 2018, it's worth recognizing the benefits of more fundamental technologies, such as telemedicine, to help link patients in greatest need with specialized care.
At the tail end of National Health IT Week, a webinar focused on the industry leaders who are driving change, both by championing health IT initiatives or by advocating at the policy level, offered interesting insights on leadership and policy development.
There is currently tremendous innovation happening in the behavioral and mental health care space with many digital health startups and initiatives using technology to try to address one of society’s most pressing issues.
Ongoing data breaches should be a call-to-action for healthcare organizations to increase data security, but many cybersecurity experts contend that call-to-action may be falling on deaf ears at the senior leadership and board level at patient care organizations.
There are significant challenges facing rural healthcare leaders, yet a recent Commonwealth Fund webinar highlighted how a number of rural healthcare systems have become incubators for health system innovation.
Receiving an award is often a recognition of past accomplishments, but several leading women in the health IT industry see their recent award recognition as a call to action to continue their work solving big problems in healthcare through technology.
During HIMSS17, industry stakeholders spoke with me about health IT innovation, and they also shared their insights about this year’s conference from their specific perspectives, and with their particular priorities in mind.
Throughout 2016, the message from cybersecurity experts has been fairly consistent and increasingly urgent—leaders at patient care organizations need to prioritize IT security. And, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, a recent year-in-review report on health data breaches makes one thing quite clear—healthcare leaders are still not doing enough to protect patient data.
Just in time for both National Health IT Week and the first presidential debate, a new survey was released this week that gauges healthcare IT professionals’ opinions about how the 2016 presidential election will impact health IT from both sides of the aisle.
Healthcare provider organizations are deploying digital health technologies to improve end-of-life care, and it’s an area that is long overdue for modernization and innovation.