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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

Geisinger CEO Will Not Join Amazon/Berkshire/JP Morgan Chase Healthcare Initiative

June 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Despite initial discussions about his possibly joining the new Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase healthcare venture, David Feinberg, M.D. stated definitively on Jan. 30 that he will remain CEO of Geisinger Health System

Shifting from an Interim CIO to a Permanent Role: Five Keys

June 8, 2018  |  Tim Tolan
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Many C-level executives are lured into an interim role while they look for something more permanent. And, it’s actually more commonplace than you might think. There are multiple ways you can turn this into a positive experience for you and your future employer.

Jonathan Bush Steps Down as CEO, athenahealth Considers Sale

June 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Currently fighting a takeover offer from Elliott Management, athenahealth said it is considering “strategic alternatives,” while also announcing that co-founder Jonathan Bush is stepping down as CEO, president and director, effective immediately.

PODCAST: Industry Leader Ann O'Brien on the Progress Towards Gender Equality in Health IT

May 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Ann O’Brien, a recognized HIT thought leader, shares her thoughts on bridging the gender-based pay gap, how the transition to value-based care will create new opportunities for women in HIT and why 2018 is a powerful time to be a health IT leader.

AMIA Announces New Fellow Recognition Program

May 9, 2018  |  David Raths
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Speaking at the opening session of the AMIA 2018 Clinical Informatics Conference, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D., announced the establishment of the Fellow of AMIA (FAMIA) professional recognition program.

A Rural Healthcare Report Examines Physician Shortage Issues in Nebraska

April 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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A new report on rural healthcare looks at the physician shortage in Nebraska, and some of the alternatives, around mid-level professionals, that are emerging in order to address that ongoing shortage

UCSF Names First Chief Genomics Officer

April 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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Recognizing that genomics is playing an increasingly important role in medicine, the University of California San Francisco Health has appointed its first chief genomics officer (CGO).

At the Health IT Summit in San Francisco, UC Health’s Tom Andriola Urges CIOs Forward on Leadership

April 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Tom Andriola, CIO for the University of California System and UC Health, offered Health IT Summit attendees important insights on the leadership and innovation challenges facing healthcare CIOs

OIG Confirms HCCIC Investigation, HHS’ Cyber Efforts Moving Forward

March 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In light of many published media reports regarding an ongoing controversy over the reassignment of top cyber leaders at HHS and the ongoing work of its HCCIC, the Office of the Inspector General has confirmed that there is an investigation involving the HCCIC.

Cleveland Clinic CIO Ed Marx Urges the HIT Summit Audience to Take Risks and Lead Proactively

March 27, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Ed Marx, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic organization, and a nationally recognized healthcare IT leader, urged the audience gathered for the Health IT Summit in Cleveland to be proactive in demonstrating leadership in their organizations

Survey: Female, Minority Health IT Professionals Face Notable Pay Disparities

March 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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On average, both female and minority health IT professionals are paid less than their respective peers, according to a recent compensation survey.

Results of the 2018 HIMSS Leadership Survey Confirm CIOs’ Focus on Clinical Outcomes Improvement—and Cybersecurity

March 8, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The results of the 2018 HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey confirm healthcare IT leaders’ focus on improving clinical outcomes and operations—while also intensifying cybersecurity and data privacy and security

Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital Names New CIO

March 2, 2018  |  David Raths
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Huntington Hospital, a 619-bed nonprofit hospital in Pasadena, Calif., has named Scott Groom its new senior vice president and chief information officer.

New Salary History Ban Is Here to Stay

February 23, 2018  |  Tim Tolan
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The art of negotiating salary and total compensation in the recruiting world is changing. Multiple states and cities have ratified salary history ban legislation. Some of these laws have gone into effect, while others will be enacted over the next few years.

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

athenahealth Names Jeffrey Immelt Its New Chairman

February 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Wednesday, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor athenahealth named Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of GE, as chairman of athenahealth

In San Diego, Healthcare IT Leaders Talked Culture—in Many Contexts

February 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in San Diego last week, it was fascinating to hear so many healthcare IT leaders underscore the significance of culture as an element in the success (or failure) of healthcare IT executives’ strategic planning and execution

Chief Quality Officers Seek to Create a ‘Healthy Tension’ in Their Organizations

January 26, 2018  |  David Raths
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Two chief quality officers talk about the challenges involved in overseeing a cultural transformation within their organizations.

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