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Beyond EHR Optimization: The Advisory Board’s Barras Parses the Post-Implementation Challenges Facing CIOs

July 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As the leaders of patient care organizations move forward into the post-EHR-implementation phase, they face a welter of challenges around interoperability and analytics for performance improvement, says Rob Barras of The Advisory Board Company

Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior...

Survey: Greatest Impact of Blockchain will be in Medical Record Storage

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
According to a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents believe that blockchain’s greatest impact will be in the storage of medical records, including genomic data—the fastest growing dataset in the world.

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

June 23, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

Vermont HIE Implements IT Solution for Improved Data Quality

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, has announced the implementation of a data managing and synthesizing platform in an effort to expand its IT capabilities.

At One North Carolina Health System, Transforming the IT Infrastructure to Meet Future Needs

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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For Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s executive leaders, modernizing the IT infrastructure was an imperative to support new technologies and applications. The adoption of a converged infrastructure has laid the foundation for future health IT innovation.

Utilizing the Cloud to Power Analytics and Personalized Medicine in Colorado

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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.

HHS Task Force Report: Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

June 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, which was formed last year following passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, issued its final report to Congress June 2 with a number of recommendations to improve...

Is a New World of Interoperability-Fueled Clinical App Development Around the Corner?

May 31, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
An op-ed by two medical informaticists in The New England Journal of Medicine speaks to some of the challenges and opportunities facing the developers of clinical care-focused apps in the current environment—and the core interoperability issues in this moment

Chartis Group Leaders: It’s Time to Talk about IT Cost Rationalization

May 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Parrish Aharam and Greg McGovern, principals in The Chartis Group, share their perspectives on some of the important—and challenging and complex—discussions taking place these days in c-suites around the topic of IT cost rationalization

Exclusive Report: What Can U.S. Healthcare IT Leaders Learn, in the Wake of Wanna Cry?

May 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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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

Closing the Healthcare Industry’s Skills Gaps

May 15, 2017  |  By Terry McDonough, CEO of Strayer@Work
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Healthcare hiring managers are having a particularly challenging time filling positions that require information technology skills. The healthcare industry also faces a growing need for leaders and strategists.

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