Healthcare providers envision personalized medicine having a major influence on their organizations in the next two years, but it will require investing in the right technologies, like data analytics, and the right talent and skills sets.
In the past when I heard consultants or corporate attorneys talk about the importance of crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s in business associate agreements, I sometimes thought they were overstating the case. No more!
April 23, 2016 | Mark Hagland, Rajiv Leventhal, and Heather Landi
Despite the sense of crisis in many quarters, industry experts say there are some very concrete, practical things that healthcare IT leaders can and should be doing right now to address the ransomware threat
John M. Kravitz, CIO of Geisinger Health System, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in Cleveland some of the developments taking place at his organization around the leveraging of data for care delivery improvement
As the leaders of pioneering patient care organizations push their organizations forward to use data in innovative ways, one thing is clear: new models of data governance, stewardship, and management are going to be needed
Among hospital electronic health record (EHR) users and healthcare IT leaders, loyalty to inpatient EHR vendors decreased from 81 percent to 75 percent, according to a Black Book 2016 Inpatient EHR survey.
Many healthcare organizations seem to be taking a “business as usual” approach with regard to security spending, as a survey of senior healthcare IT professionals found meeting compliance requirements was a higher spending priority than preventing data breaches.
At the World Health Care Congress 2016, Marc Probst, notable vice president and CIO of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, discussed the continual—and increasing— threat that the healthcare industry is facing when it comes to protecting data.
Baystate Health has launched a rebuild of its entire IT infrastructure with the aim of providing physicians and staff a technology platform that provides optimal application performance, accommodates ever-increasing demand while also controlling rising costs.
IBM will be launching a Watson Health data center in Italy, supporting the government of Italy's initiative to establish an international hub for the advancement of genomics, big data, aging, and nutrition.
The healthcare industry is in a period of significant evolution, and leaders are looking to information technology investments to adapt. One such adaptation involves finally warming to cloud-based technologies.
The ability to support care management through mobility offers tremendous potential—but significant data integration, governance and security, and patient education, clinician workflow and reimbursement, hurdles remain
David Finn, the health IT officer at Symantec, discusses the results of a new survey of CIOs on data security that was cosponsored by HIMSS Analytics and Symantec, and its implications for the next few years
Healthcare Informatics announces the winners of the second annual Leading Edge Awards, honoring vendors whose combination of expertise and innovation are shaping the future of healthcare systems. One of two 2016 winners in the category of Clinical Workflow is...
More than two-thirds of hospitals and health systems already have population health management programs in place, yet care coordination continues to be a top challenge for most patient care organizations, according to a recent healthcare leadership survey.
Healthcare organizations average about one cyber attack per month, yet despite these incidents, only half of healthcare organizations have an incident response plan in place, according to the results of a healthcare cybersecurity survey by the Ponemon Institute.
In his opening keynote for the Physicians' IT Symposium at the HIMSS16 conference in Las Vegas, John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, reflected on how health IT has progressed in the last decade, and what the industry...
Watson Health, IBM’s artificial intelligence computer system, has announced plans to acquire Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Truven Health Analytics, a provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights, for $2.6 billion.
Moving diagnostic imagines around and making them appropriately available is an inherently challenging prospect at the big, complex University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Kevin W. McEnery, M.D. explains how he and his colleagues are innovating in that...
The Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. has been awarded a $50.7 million sole source data hosting add-on to the massive Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) electronic health record (EHR) contract that it won last year.
Healthcare is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks, yet it’s also the least prepared, and the human element in the healthcare cybersecurity infrastructure continues to be the weakest link, according to an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new online resource to help states modernize outdated information technology (IT) systems and help private sector companies identify opportunities to participate in Medicaid IT investments.