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Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage to Reach 1.8 Million by 2022

June 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase since 2015, according to the Global Information Security Workforce study.

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017  |  Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
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During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.

University of California Health System CIOs Collaborate for Change

June 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIOS of five integrated health systems connected to the University of California system, and the CIO of the UC Office of the President, have been working together to improve efficiency, cost savings, and clinical computing environment across the state

As Healthcare CIOs Evolve, Leadership Concerns Abound

June 15, 2017  |  Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting
article
Beyond the EHR landscape, several industry trends stand out as vital influencers toward the evolving hospital CIO role.

AMA Confirms Dr. David O. Barbe as Association’s 172nd President

June 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
David O. Barbe, M.D., a family physician from Mountain Grove, Mo., was sworn in last night as the 172nd president of the American Medical Association (AMA).

AMIA Launches “Why Informatics?” Campaign

June 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
To foster a better understanding of the field of healthcare informatics, the Bethesda, Md.-based American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has launched a new public education campaign entitled ‘Why Informatics?’ to meet the increased demand for knowledge in...

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

Juggling Multiple Offers

June 5, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
While having choices is a good thing, it’s also important to make sure you take the high road with each organization that is courting you to maintain your professionalism and your ethics.

Chartis Group Leaders: It’s Time to Talk about IT Cost Rationalization

May 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Parrish Aharam and Greg McGovern, principals in The Chartis Group, share their perspectives on some of the important—and challenging and complex—discussions taking place these days in c-suites around the topic of IT cost rationalization

Thinking Strategically about MACRA and MIPS: Will It Be Sink or Swim in 2019? (Part 2 of Two)

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In Part Two of a two-part article, healthcare IT experts explore the reputational and operational implications of MIPS reporting as well as the necessary investments in health IT and other resources in order to succeed in the program.

Closing the Healthcare Industry’s Skills Gaps

May 15, 2017  |  By Terry McDonough, CEO of Strayer@Work
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Healthcare hiring managers are having a particularly challenging time filling positions that require information technology skills. The healthcare industry also faces a growing need for leaders and strategists.

A Nursing Informatics Leader Parses the Challenges of EHR Optimization

May 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Joyce Sensmeier, R.N., vice president of informatics at HIMSS North America, shares her perspective on the critical role nursing informaticists play in helping health systems realize value from health IT investments and achieve improved outcomes.

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