October 6, 2017 | the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
Once again, we at Healthcare Informatics have chosen to open our website for submissions to our Innovator Awards Program. At a time of extraordinary change in healthcare, now is as great a time as ever to showcase your innovations.
A survey of more than 1,100 healthcare consumers found that 97 percent across all age and gender demographics are familiar with cloud technology, yet 31 percent cannot easily access their medical records and only half of those can access medical records online...
As artificial intelligence gains more momentum in the healthcare sector, CIOs' use of these technologies has expanded. And as a result, the industry is now moving quickly, crafting solutions to meet this growing demand.
Christopher Longhurst, M.D., CIO, and Adam Gold, CTO, of UC San Diego Health, explain why they’ve moved their EHR to the cloud—and what that move means in the broader context of the health system’s IT strategy
At the Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare, executive leaders have moved forward to modernize the organization’s vast application portfolio, with a specific focus on upgrading a dated email tool with a more modern application to support collaboration.
Health Data Compass, an analytics initiative supported by four major healthcare provider organizations in the Denver area, is leveraging cloud-based data management to integrate patient genomic data and EHR data to drive forward personalized medicine.
Industry leaders credit the Wanna Cry, or Wanna Decryptor, ransomware virus that struck the world on Friday, May 12, with offering U.S. patient care organizations a jolt of recognition around what must be done now to secure our clinical IS
Various clinical departments at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai have announced they are leveraging a software as a service (SaaS) platform to integrate previously unavailable patient-generated data directly into their electronic medical record (EMR).
In 2016, community hospitals (less than 200 beds) made electronic medical record (EMR) purchasing decisions at one of the highest rates seen in years, accounting for almost 80 percent of all hospital EMR decisions in the United States, according to a new KLAS...
A panel of three leaders in the health IT space, including outspoken athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, discussed the current interoperability landscape and what new strategies will help shape the future of healthcare connectivity.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued two requests for information (RFI) this week related to potentially replacing or enhancing its aging electronic health record (EHR) system, called the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA)...
Pediatric hospitals can struggle to accumulate enough data to constitute “big data.” The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is taking a collaborative approach to this challenge.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances
IBM’s Watson Health kicked off HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday with a slew of announcements, including a clinical imaging review platform and partnerships with several large provider organizations on population health and value-based health initiatives.
A survey of healthcare IT leaders conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf of Philips revealed some of the major challenges in the execution of population health strategies, and broad trends around cloud adoption
The Georgia Institute of Technology led a proof-of-concept demonstration for a digital health platform (DHP) for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Health Administration as part of the VA’s plan to advance electronic health record (EHR)...
Geisinger Health CIO John Kravitz shared with Health IT Summit-San Diego attendees some of the advances being made at his pioneering organization, advances being powered by a shift to a state-of-the-art big data platform