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Survey: EHRs, Value-Based Care Causing Docs to Sour on Profession

October 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Seven out of 10 physicians are unwilling to recommend their chosen profession to their children or other family members, with frustrations over EHRs and value-based care ranking as key reasons why.

Why A.I. Will Never Replace Recruiters

September 12, 2018  |  Tim Tolan, Industry Voice
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AI can be a great tool, but it falls dreadfully short of meeting hiring managers' expectations.

Physicians Cite Lack of Interoperability, Documentation Burden as Top EHR Pain Points

September 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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A recent survey of primary and specialty care physicians by Deloitte reveals that physician feedback on how to improve EHRs is often overlooked as physicians continue to be frustrated with EHRs, particularly due to lack of interoperability and the burden of...

The Healthcare CISO: An Essential Cyber Guardian

August 24, 2018  |  Nick Giannas, Industry Voice
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As cybersecurity incidents continue to increase and evolve, the CISO has become a pivotal role. What are the challenges healthcare leaders face in identifying and recruiting CISO candidates?

Mayo Clinic Elects New President and CEO

August 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., current vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida has been elected as the president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Minnesota.

Survey: Physicians Cite EHRs as Biggest Contributor to Burnout

July 31, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent survey on physician burnout and stress found that, perhaps unsurprisingly, physicians cited electronic health records (EHRs) as the top factor contributing to stress, followed by dealing with payers and pre-authorization and then regulatory compliance.

Trump Nominates James Paul Gfrerer for VA CIO

July 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On Friday, President Trump announced his intention to nominate James Paul Gfrerer, former executive director at Ernst & Young, as assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Glancing at the Boston Healthcare Provider Market: Consolidation and Physicians

July 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Barbara Spivak, M.D., CEO of MACIPA, an area IPA, shares her perspectives on the prospects and context of a proposed mega-merger of Boston-area hospitals—and the impact of ongoing consolidation on physicians

Scottsdale Institute 2018: CNIOs Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation

July 24, 2018  |  Duncan Moore
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Eight nurse executives fulfilling the functional role of chief nursing informatics officers at major health systems and Scottsdale Institute member organizations met in Scottsdale to discuss “Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation.”

ONC Roundup: Senior Leadership Changes Spark Questions

July 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to experience changes within its upper leadership, leading some folks to again ponder what the health IT agency’s role will be moving forward.

45% of Healthcare Leaders Burnt Out from Work

July 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Forty-five percent of healthcare leaders said that they feel burnt out from work, according to a recent MGMA Stat Poll.

Unpacking the Gains in HCA Healthcare’s HIT Governance Evolution

July 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Karen Thompson and Dr. Edmund Jackson of HCA Healthcare shared with attendees the learnings that have been gleaned so far in their organization’s progressive health IT project governance and prioritization model

‘Health Hub’ to Foster UCSF Innovators

June 29, 2018  |  David Raths
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A new nonprofit organization, Health Hub, has been set up to help UC San Francisco inventors and entrepreneurs from the local community access the support and professional development they need to develop successful companies.

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, an MD Informaticist’s Perspective on Clinical Transformation

June 18, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Karl Poterack, M.D. spoke at the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis about the role of clinical informatics in standardizing physician practice—and moving the needle forward on clinical performance improvement

Geisinger CEO Will Not Join Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan Chase Healthcare Initiative

June 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Despite initial discussions about his possibly joining the new Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase healthcare venture, David Feinberg, M.D. stated definitively on Jan. 30 that he will remain CEO of Geisinger Health System

Shifting from an Interim CIO to a Permanent Role: Five Keys

June 8, 2018  |  Tim Tolan
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Many C-level executives are lured into an interim role while they look for something more permanent. And, it’s actually more commonplace than you might think. There are multiple ways you can turn this into a positive experience for you and your future employer.

PODCAST: Industry Leader Ann O'Brien on the Progress Towards Gender Equality in Health IT

May 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ann O’Brien, a recognized HIT thought leader, shares her thoughts on bridging the gender-based pay gap, how the transition to value-based care will create new opportunities for women in HIT and why 2018 is a powerful time to be a health IT leader.

MGMA: Physician Compensation Data Illustrates Nationwide PCP Shortage

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Primary care physicians’ compensation rose by more than 10 percent over the past five years, representing an increase which is nearly double that of specialty physicians’ compensation over the same period, according to the Medical Group Management Association (...

Cyber Attacks Increase as IT Security Budgeting Remains Static, Report Finds

May 14, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than 90 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach since the third quarter of 2016, and nearly 50 percent have had more than five data breaches during the same timeframe, according to a recent report from Black Book Research.

AMIA Announces New Fellow Recognition Program

May 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Speaking at the opening session of the AMIA 2018 Clinical Informatics Conference, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., announced the establishment of the Fellow of AMIA (FAMIA) professional recognition program.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Names First Chief Innovation Officer

May 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named its first chief innovation officer. Omkar P. Kulkarni was previously executive director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, where he helped build and launch the accelerator program.

World Health Care Congress 2018: NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Expresses Great Hope for Telemedicine, Virtual Care

May 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said that telemedicine is the single healthcare innovation that he thinks has the best chance to turn around the troubling trends of rising costs and poor access.

AMGA Survey: Value-Based Care Driving C-Suite Compensation Incentives

April 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent survey by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) of executive and leadership compensation reveals several trends, including that incentive compensation plays an important role in increases and value-based care is driving executive compensation...

Putting On a Public Face: UCHealth’s Corporate Branding Initiative

April 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At UCHealth, the Denver-based integrated health system, rapid growth through merger and acquisition activity has led senior executives to undertake a comprehensive branding initiative—with robust results

What Nebraska’s Physician Shortage Says About the Emerging Healthcare System Nationwide

April 17, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A report issued earlier this month by leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center looks at the cornhusker state’s physician shortage—with strong implications for the role of healthcare IT in the emerging healthcare system

At Lakeland Health, IT Leaders are “Changing the Storyline” on Cybersecurity and Seeing Significant Results

April 17, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lakeland Health earned semifinalist status in the 2018 Healthcare Informatics' Innovator Awards program based on an enterprise-wide initiative to improve the organization's cybersecurity program, with cultural change being a key focus.

A Rural Healthcare Report Examines Physician Shortage Issues in Nebraska

April 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report on rural healthcare looks at the physician shortage in Nebraska, and some of the alternatives, around mid-level professionals, that are emerging in order to address that ongoing shortage

Healthcare IT Security Teams Struggle with Basic Hygiene of Patching, Survey Finds

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent survey of IT security leaders across a range of industries identified a security “patching paradox,” in which organizations plan to hire more resources for vulnerability response, yet most organizations are still using inefficient patching processes.

At the Health IT Summit in San Francisco, UC Health’s Tom Andriola Urges CIOs Forward on Leadership

April 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Tom Andriola, CIO for the University of California System and UC Health, offered Health IT Summit attendees important insights on the leadership and innovation challenges facing healthcare CIOs

Indiana Medical Leaders Launch Tech-Based Opioid Prescribing Education for Clinicians

April 4, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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To help curb Indiana’s opioid epidemic, state medical leaders are leveraging mobile technology to launch a medical education program focused on best practices for prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain.

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