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The Modern Healthcare CIO, CMO, and CTO

December 10, 2018  |  Lori Williams, Industry Voice, vice president of fulfillment, Gigster
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Members of the healthcare industry C-suite have the power to transform lives, and the CIO, CMO and CTO have roles that directly affect a provider’s ability to carry out positive change

What Does Your Magnum Opus Look Like? A Few Operatic Thoughts

November 20, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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Composer Richard Wagner spent a quarter of a century developing a unique, four-work opera cycle that redefined opera forever. What have you been working on lately?

Using Performance Management to Scale

November 20, 2018  |  Tim Tolan, Industry Voice
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The "Rockefeller Habits," once adopted and measured regularly, can change any organization that wants to grow and scale, and keep everyone accountable along the way.

The 21st Century Leadership Challenge: Advancing Diversity and Equity in HIT

November 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Within the health IT and informatics fields, industry stakeholders and change makers are leading several innovative initiatives to support and promote diversity efforts.

The Evolving Healthcare CIO: Innovation Over Information

November 15, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The healthcare CIO is the correct initialism for “chief information officer,” but as the landscape continues to change, “innovation” might be more appropriate.

Vanderbilt Announces Health IT Leadership Transition

November 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center HealthIT has announced a change of leadership. In January 2019 Neal Patel, M.D., M.P.H., who has been VUMC’s chief health information officer, will succeed Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., as HealthIT leader.

CHIME’s Russ Branzell: A Tech Revolution is Coming to Healthcare

November 2, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego this week, Branzell sat down with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for CIOs

CHIME Hands Out Innovator, Transformational Leader Awards

October 31, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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At the CHIME 2018 Fall CIO Forum in San Diego, health IT executives were recognized today for their transformational and innovative leadership.

Pronovost Leaves UnitedHealthcare for University Hospitals

October 29, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Patient safety expert Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., is joining 18-hospital University Hospitals in Cleveland as its first chief clinical transformation officer.

Health Collaborative’s Brammer to Lead Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement

October 25, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) has named Craig Brammer, who leads the Cincinnati-based Health Collaborative its CEO. He will concurrently serve in both roles.

Industry Leader Drex DeFord on Leadership for Innovation: “Time to Embrace Your Inner Weirdo”

October 22, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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What does it take to help transform healthcare? At the Health IT Summit in Seattle, industry leader Drex DeFord told his audience that embracing “uncomfortableness” is absolutely key to leading change

Head of IBM Watson Health Steps Down, STAT Reports

October 22, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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The head of IBM Watson Health, Deborah DiSanzo, is leaving her role, STAT News reported late last week.

AMIA to Honor Informatics Leaders

October 17, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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At its 2018 Annual Symposium in San Francisco next month, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will honor several informatics luminaries with its Signature and Leadership Awards.

Nemours Children’s Health’s New CEO: “The Most Exciting Time in Healthcare”

October 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., who joined Nemours Children’s Health as CEO on Oct. 1, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing children’s hospitals and healthcare in the current environment

NLM’s Flatley Brennan to Receive AMIA’s Morris Collen Award

October 11, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., director of the National Library of Medicine, will be awarded the 2018 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence by the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

Why A.I. Will Never Replace Recruiters

September 12, 2018  |  Tim Tolan, Industry Voice
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AI can be a great tool, but it falls dreadfully short of meeting hiring managers' expectations.

Cerner President Zane Burke to Step Down This Fall

September 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Cerner president Zane Burke, who first joined the company in 1996, will step down November2, the Kansas City, Mo-based electronic health record (EHR) company announced today.

Leadership Changes at HHS as CIO Transferred to New Role

August 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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Beth Killoran is stepping out of the role of CIO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is moving over to a new role at the Office of the Surgeon General, within HHS.

University of Texas Health Science Center to Launch First Doctorate Program in Health Informatics

August 17, 2018  |  David Raths
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The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston is creating the first doctorate degree program in Health Informatics (DHI). The School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) at the University of Texas Health...

Will the Chief Digital Officer Role be Key to Healthcare’s Future?

August 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Leading hospitals and health systems are increasingly adding chief digital officers to their senior leadership teams. Hillary Ross, a senior partner with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, shares her thoughts on the growing importance of the CDO in healthcare.

Trump Nominates James Paul Gfrerer for VA CIO

July 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On Friday, President Trump announced his intention to nominate James Paul Gfrerer, former executive director at Ernst & Young, as assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Glancing at the Boston Healthcare Provider Market: Consolidation and Physicians

July 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Barbara Spivak, M.D., CEO of MACIPA, an area IPA, shares her perspectives on the prospects and context of a proposed mega-merger of Boston-area hospitals—and the impact of ongoing consolidation on physicians

Scottsdale Institute 2018: CNIOs Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation

July 24, 2018  |  Duncan Moore
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Eight nurse executives fulfilling the functional role of chief nursing informatics officers at major health systems and Scottsdale Institute member organizations met in Scottsdale to discuss “Managing Change and Optimizing Clinical Innovation.”

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove Joins Google Cloud

July 24, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Google Cloud’s healthcare and life sciences team has added a leading healthcare executive to its roster as former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D., will join the team as Executive Advisor.

ONC Roundup: Senior Leadership Changes Spark Questions

July 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to experience changes within its upper leadership, leading some folks to again ponder what the health IT agency’s role will be moving forward.

Physician Burnout Much Lower in Small Practices, Research Finds

July 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices reported dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine.

Unpacking the Gains in HCA Healthcare’s HIT Governance Evolution

July 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Nashville, Karen Thompson and Dr. Edmund Jackson of HCA Healthcare shared with attendees the learnings that have been gleaned so far in their organization’s progressive health IT project governance and prioritization model

At the HIT Summit in Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic’s CIO Shares His Perspectives on IT Leadership

June 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Minneapolis on Monday, Cris Ross, CIO of the Mayo Clinic organization, shared his perspectives on world-class healthcare IT leadership for a world-class healthcare organization

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