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Selling Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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CISOs and CIOs face significant challenges in their work to strengthen data security, and one major hurdle is that, despite the very real threat of internal and external data breaches, investments in cybersecurity can be a tough sell.

Healthcare’s Latest Interoperability Push

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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The concern that “real” interoperability in healthcare has yet to be accomplished is not novel. But recently, there have been developments on at least one major front that has sprung new optimism.

KPMG Leader: “The Healthcare CIO is in a Very Tough Spot”

January 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The pressure continues to mount on healthcare CIOs. What can they do to best navigate the road ahead?

Digital Health Funding Down Year-over-Year Despite More Deals

January 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In 2016, there were more, albeit smaller digital health deals and 8 percent fewer dollars invested than in 2015, according to San Francisco-based Rock Health’s year end funding report.

KLAS Report: Providers Are Raising the Bar for Population Health Management Vendors

January 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Many healthcare organizations have tested the waters of population health management with pilot projects and a few payer contacts, and some of these organizations are ready to dive in deeper, but are population health management vendors ready as well? At this...

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Healthcare Informatics parsed through the Google Analytics to come up with the 10 most-clicked stories of 2016.

Black Book Surveys the Healthcare C-Suite, Reveals Biggest Tech Trends

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Black Book’s year-end healthcare C-suite survey revealed that organizations are slowing down on advanced software acquisitions due to political and funding uncertainty that is menacing long term strategies.

A Look Inside KLAS’ New Approach to Measuring Interoperability

December 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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How did a bunch of HIT stakeholders come together to measure interoperability? Healthcare Informatics takes a behind the scenes look.

For Hospitals, Patient Misidentification Impacts Patient Safety, Productivity and the Bottom Line

December 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patient misidentification costs clinicians close to 30 minutes in wasted time per shift and contributes to 35 percent of all medical claims being denied, according to a recent survey of care providers compiled by The Ponemon Institute.

Nonprofit Xcertia Formed to Promote Best Practices for Mobile Health Apps

December 12, 2016  |  David Raths
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Four organizations have announced the formation of a new, multi-stakeholder collaboration called Xcertia to focus on assuring the quality and safety of mobile health apps.

In the HIT C-Suite, Priorities are Changing—And Titles, Too

December 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Roles are evolving and titles are changing inside the healthcare C-suite. Moving forward, having a data-driven strategic vision will be critical for operational success.

RSNA Attendance Remains Similar to Last Year’s Levels

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Attendance at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), which had been dipping in past years, saw a slight uptick this year, based on a preliminary estimate released by RSNA officials

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