Migrating to a new platform is daunting enough. But after the go-live party, the vendor installation team moves on to the new client and you are left with a phone number to call.
Innovative processes like retrospective time-limited radiological peer review absolutely call out for strong, smart IT facilitation and support
“Hackathon” events focused on healthcare are becoming increasingly popular, as digital apps developers apply their skills to solving some of healthcare’s most intractable problems. I asked Cleveland Clinic execs why they are participating.
IBM’s acquisition of Merge Healthcare caps a series of recent acquisitions, and reflects major shifts taking place now in several healthcare IT vendor sectors
IBM's acquisition of Merge could be a game changer, assuming the company and the healthcare industry have evolved past previous IBM initiatives.
I have been going to my family practitioner for years. During these visits I have been able to witness the devolution of the EMR.
It turns out that the number of medications prescribed to the discharging patient is a significant indicator of readmissions risk—a factor that clinician leaders and clinical informaticists need to consider, as they pursue readmissions reduction work
The capture of the immense DoD/VA contract for a vast new EHR implementation by Cerner and its partners Leidos and Accenture Federal, inevitably leads to speculation along a number of dimensions
Last week, during a Senate hearing, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said that he has asked HHS to delay Stage 3 of the meaningful use program. Will his request have an impact?
What managers in the Flemish regional government in Belgium learned when they tried to test employees for phishing vulnerability
Thinking narrowly and being over-confident can prove disastrous when it comes to scanning the landscape to plan for the future
It was very gratifying to moderate a panel discussion at the Denver CHIME Lead Forum on “Healthcare Cybesecurity Solutions,” as the industry hurtles forward into uncharted territory in that arena
The success of the cloud-based information exchange for diagnostic images at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City shows that HIE with a vision grounded in reality can work wonderfully well
Could news of this massive data breach lead more patient care organizations to begin to encrypt their PHI within their core EHRs?
Indoor GPS makes Wayfinding easy and hiding bad handwashing practices hard. Extending continuous, location-based services from street maps to inside buildings is now happening. Some of the inevitable implications for health and care transformation are clear cut. Others maybe not so much. Read...
The rebranding of CVS as CVS Health holds many implications for traditional institutional healthcare providers—on many levels
Another summer is upon us, which means another Healthcare Informatics 100 list, a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the most recent fiscal year, has been released. Let’s take a look at what’s noteworthy.
Over the July 4th weekend, an NFL star defensive end injured his finger during a fireworks accident. Quickly, the general public took to Twitter to blame a reporter for violating HIPAA laws. But who is really to blame?
Current trends in medical practice patterns and in the world of organized medicine speak to the challenges facing healthcare informaticists going forward
Although health information exchanges struggle with getting providers to add cumbersome query capabilities into their workflow, many are finding success by providing a suite of other services that become invaluable to hospitals, physician practices and accountable care organizations.