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When Doctors Quit

May 30, 2015  |  Joe Bormel
Intrigued by The Washington Post Opinion piece entitled, “Why doctors quit,” by Charles Krauthammer, I began asking what this means for Health and Healthcare Informatics. I realized that we need more clarity about what physicians actually do, if we are going to...

Mac McMillan’s Words of Warning to Health IT Leaders: Why They Need to be Heeded

May 4, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
It will be important to move beyond traditional data audit methods in order to meet accelerating threats to PHI in patient care organizations, Mac McMillan told HCI Executive Summit attendees on May 2

IHI’s Goldmann: Making Explicit the Link Between EHRs and the Triple Aim

May 2, 2014  |  Mark Hagland
Don Goldmann, M.D., the chief medical officer and chief scientific officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, gave a bracing opening keynote address at this week’s Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit, reminding us all of the bigger picture around...

Private-Sector ACO Development in Northern California

May 17, 2013  |  John DeGaspari
During the afternoon breakout session at the HCI Executive Summit, Simon Jones, director, ACO IT and program strategy at Blue Shield of California, discussed the health plan’s experience in the ACO arena. Jones noted that healthcare is on an unsustainable path...

Got Velcro?

December 18, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
More broadly, the shift towards a new population health-based focus, and towards authentic care management, is requiring not only bridges across the divide between care locations, but also intensive work to develop care delivery and management models...

IT Leaders Focus on Readmissions Reduction Programs

June 14, 2012  |  Jennifer Prestigiacomo
Not only must organizations create sophisticated business intelligence tools to help identify high-risk patients, providers will have to engage patients and provide better care coordination to reduce readmissions, said IT industry leaders. “If we’re going to...

Accountable Care Heightens Importance of CMIO Role

May 29, 2012  |  Jennifer Prestigiacomo
Not only is the relatively new role of the chief medical information officer (CMIO) becoming more widely accepted, healthcare reform drivers like quality reporting and accountable care organization development are adding new emphasis to the role, said CMIOs...

“Be Nice”: Who Knew??

May 16, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Drex DeFord, in his closing keynote address to the HCI Executive Summit, last week shared with Summit attendees his philosophy of leadership. Refreshingly, DeFord, the current chairman of the CHIME board of directors, believes that...

What Value-Add Services Can Sustain HIE?

May 10, 2012  |  Jennifer Prestigiacomo
Health information exchanges are taking a wide variety of approaches around the country to develop value-added services to sustain their exchanges. Panelists of the "Health Information Exchange: Strategies and Sustainability panel" at the HCI Executive...

The Muntz Effect: What David Muntz Knows About People

May 6, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
Halfway through David Muntz’s excellent opening keynote address at the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit this afternoon (May 6), I was struck once again by the sense that his having joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) four...

Exclusive: David Muntz, Principal Deputy National Coordinator, ONC

May 6, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
Muntz, the principal deputy national coordinator in the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, spoke with Mark Hagland just prior to his keynote address at the HCI Executive Summit in Orlando.

Getting a Glass-Half-Full Perspective on Healthcare IT

April 18, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
Mark Hagland’s recent conversation with Brian Parrish of Dodge Communications looks at growing opportunities—and intensifying competition—for healthcare IT vendors. Will vendors have what it takes to push their customers over the finish line? It’s a question that...

Innovation’s Secrets Revealed

April 16, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
The names of the top-place winning teams in the Healthcare Informatics/AMDIS IT Innovation Advocate Award program will be revealed just before the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit begins on May 6. What will the winning submissions say about the state of...

PODCAST: A Leading Light CMIO on the Role’s Evolution

April 4, 2012  |  Gabriel Perna
In today’s Healthcare Informatics podcast, Dr. Bill Bria, CMIO of the Tampa, Fla.-based, Shriners Hospitals for Children, as well as Chairman and Co-Founder of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), joins us to talk about the...

Drex DeFord on Leadership: Bridging the Gap Between Today’s and Tomorrow’s Care Models

March 23, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
Drex DeFord, CHIME’s 2012 board chairman, has decades of experience in healthcare IT management and leadership. Find out why he feels compelled to talk about the leadership challenges facing healthcare, as he delivers the closing keynote address at the Healthcare...

Why Cecilee Ruesch Continues to Inspire Me

March 1, 2012  |  Mark Hagland
Last May in San Francisco, I was privileged to be able to co-present to Cecilee Ruesch, R.N., a statuette and certificate to honor her team at Providence Alaska Medical Center for their groundbreaking electronic ICU innovation. Ruesch and her colleagues were the...
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