September 6, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Physician IT leaders believe that progress has been made to improve medication management, however, there is more work to be done to address gaps that could potentially impact patient safety, such as high drug costs and opioid abuse, according to a recent survey...
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
Healthcare Informatics caught up recently with Glenn D. Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., who has been busy spreading the gospel of the Geisinger approach to healthcare delivery innovation, U.S. healthcare system-wide
At Phoenix Children’s Hospital, clinical and IT leaders worked closely on an initiative to leverage technology to improve clinical documentation, providing physicians with actionable information in real-time at the point of care.
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.
At the CMIO Roundtable held Tuesday afternoon at HIMSS18, leading medical informaticists parsed the complexities of the current situation around physician dissatisfaction with EHRs—and delved into potential solutions
In his opening keynote address at the AMDIS/HIMSS Physician Executive Symposium, National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. urged CMIOs to take part in shaping the future of interoperability and usability in U.S. healthcare
Anshu Abhat, M.D., M.P.H., director of patient engagement in information technology at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, is helping to lead an exciting initiative to enhance patient engagement in a safety-net public hospital environment
Luis Saldaña, M.D., CMIO, and Mary Beth Mitchell, R.N., CNIO, at Texas Health Resources, shared with the HIT Summit-Dallas audience the advances they’ve made towards transforming their health system into a high-reliability organization
Louis Capponi, M.D., has left his position as chief medical information officer at the Cleveland Clinic to take the same position at SCL Health, an 11-hospital nonprofit health system in Colorado.
Louis Capponi, M.D., has left his position as chief medical...
Things continue to move forward at UT Southwestern, where an extraordinary Ambulatory Quality Outcomes initiative snared its leaders the first-place award in Healthcare Informatics’ 2016 Innovator Awards Program
Last year, Tampa General Hospital, a 1,011-bed teaching hospital in Florida, initiated a clinical process improvement program aimed at enhancing standardization and efficacy of treatment for conditions identified as high priority.
At some point in their push for better quality, clinical and IT leaders realized that if their old processes around documentation weren’t etched in their workflows for the past several years, they would never have started that way.
The current president of the American Medical Association, David Barbe, M.D., discusses the challenges and opportunities around physician outcomes reporting under MACRA/MIPS—and what healthcare IT leaders can do to collaborate with physician leaders
Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., has been named the first system-wide chief information officer for three-hospital Michigan Medicine. Rosenberg has served in a series of IT leadership roles over the past decade, including chief medical information officer and interim CIO...
At the Health IT Summit in Denver on Tuesday, healthcare IT leaders parsed some of the complexities around leveraging the CIO-CMIO relationship to achieve progress towards clinical and operational transformation
Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...
Despite multidisciplinary efforts to improve medication reconciliation, hospital CIOs still report unsatisfactory results, with three out of four concerned that their organization’s medication history data is incomplete or inaccurate, according to a new survey...
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.
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
Natalie Pageler, M.D., chief medical information officer at Stanford Children’s Health, realizes that her clinical informatics team is lucky to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley, where digital health innovation is thriving.
When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies
In two different panel discussions on Tuesday at HIMSS17, six different current and former CMIOs shared their perspectives on what CMIOs need in order to be successful at their jobs—and what they need to bring to them to begin with
UC San Diego Health CIO Christopher Longhurst, M.D. shares with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees his perspectives on what is being learned around EHR-facilitated clinical transformation—and what needs to happen next