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Eardley Returning to University Hospitals as CIO

December 4, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Robert Eardley will become the new chief information officer at Cleveland-based University Hospitals in February 2018.

Five Tips for Adjusting to Your New Job

November 22, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
Some key pieces of advice for when you change employers, from completing paperwork prior to your first day to adapting to the environment and adding value.

HHS Secretary Names Three Members to HIT Advisory Committee

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan named three members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

At Symposium, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma Spent Time ‘Hanging Out with the Newbies’

November 17, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Specializing in informatics is no longer just a mid-career shift for physicians. It is now a primary career path in fields such as pharmacy and nursing. AMIA is working to create career pathways that recognize this shift.

What are Health IT’s Brightest Minds Looking to Learn?

November 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Healthcare Informatics gathered an array of feedback from CIOs and other industry leaders about how they can share information and learn from their peers

A Candid Conversation with CHIME’s Russ Branzell

November 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In San Antonio, Texas, Russ Branzell spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal about the pressures CIOs are facing, where CHIME stands on certain policy issues, and more

Various Health IT Leaders Honored for Leadership, Innovation

November 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized several industry leaders with awards at their Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, Texas.

David Bates to Receive Glaser Award at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

October 23, 2017  |  Healthcare Informatics
news
On Oct. 30, the 2017 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award will be presented to patient safety expert David Bates, M.D.

At Health IT Summit, CIO David Chou Challenges Leaders to Think Digital Transformation

October 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
David Chou, CIO of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, told attendees at the Health IT Summit in Raleigh that they need to be change agents, helping to lead healthcare into the digital age

Collen Award Goes to NLP Pioneer Carol Friedman

October 13, 2017  |  David Raths
news
The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence to Carol Friedman, Ph.D., during the AMIA Annual Symposium.

President Trump Names Eric Hargan as Acting HHS Secretary

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Eric Hargan will serve as acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Fostering Innovation in the UNC Health Care System

October 12, 2017  |  David Raths
article
UNC Health Care System's Center for Health Innovation helps employees pilot and scale new ideas and builds partnerships with other organizations and startups focused on digital health.

During Health IT Week, Industry Leaders Discuss HIT Initiatives and Driving Policy Change

October 6, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
At the tail end of National Health IT Week, a webinar focused on the industry leaders who are driving change, both by championing health IT initiatives or by advocating at the policy level, offered interesting insights on leadership and policy development.

Gartner: Digitalization, Tech Innovation Changing the Jobs of CIOs

October 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly change how CIOs do their jobs in the near future, according to new research from Gartner.

Seattle Children’s Taps U.K. Exec as New CIO

October 4, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Seattle Children's has appointed Zafar Chaudry, M.D., as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Nov. 6. He previously served as CIO at Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom.

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty

October 2, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
It’s a disservice to a client to form an early opinion about a candidate just because of the way they think and process information.

Grosser Leaves University Hospitals for UW Medicine

September 26, 2017  |  David Raths
news
After only a year at Cleveland-based University Hospitals, Joy Grosser is leaving Ohio to become chief information officer of UW Medicine in Seattle.

Survey: Hospital CEOs See Digital Innovation as Critical, But Significant Roadblocks Remain

September 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
More than 75 percent of C-level executive healthcare leaders believe that digital innovation is important to an organization’s long-term strategy, but more than half acknowledge that they are holding off on innovation due to lack of capital and fear of creating...

Cleveland Clinic Names Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., as CEO, President

September 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Cleveland Clinic has selected Tomislav “Tom” Mihaljevic, M.D., as the hospital system’s next CEO and president, succeeding Toby Cosgrove, M.D., effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Cerner Family Mourns Jeanne Lillig-Patterson

September 5, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Less than two months after Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. lost co-founder and CEO Neal Patterson to cancer, his widow, Jeanne Lillig-Patterson, died Monday at 59.

Rosenberg Named CIO for Michigan Medicine

September 4, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., has been named the first system-wide chief information officer for three-hospital Michigan Medicine. Rosenberg has served in a series of IT leadership roles over the past decade, including chief medical information officer and interim CIO...

Carolinas HealthCare System, UNC Health Care Announce Plans to Merge

August 31, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Two North Carolina health systems, Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System and Chapel Hill-based UNC Health Care, on Thursday announced that they are negotiating a merger that would combine their clinical, medical education and research resources.

Milstein named CIO at UT Southwestern Medical Center

August 29, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Veteran chief information officer Marc Milstein has returned to healthcare from higher education by joining UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as vice president of information resources and CIO.

The Advisory Board Acquired in $2.58B Deal, with Healthcare Business Merging with Optum

August 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Following on reports last month that UnitedHealth Group and a private equity firm were nearing a deal to acquire The Advisory Board company comes official news that the Advisory Board will be acquired by UnitedHealth Group's Optum and Vista in an estimated $...

HIMSS Accepting Nominations for Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards

August 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced that nominations are now open for the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.

Healthcare Informatics Releases Raleigh Health IT Summit Program Agenda

August 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare Informatics, in collaboration with healthcare leaders from across North Carolina, is bringing its critically acclaimed Health IT Summit Series event program to the Raleigh/Durham area on Oct. 19th and 20th at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.

In a Candidate-Driven Market, HIT Hiring Managers Can Still Land Top Talent

August 10, 2017  |  Frank Myeroff, President, Direct Consulting Associates
article
It’s no secret that the growth in healthcare technology has been outpacing the talent supply. Here are a few things that organizations can do to help them land top health IT talent.

HIMSS Names Hal Wolf as New President and CEO

July 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III as its new president and CEO, to succeed H. Stephen Lieber.

ONC Seeking Applications to Health IT Advisory Committee

July 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is currently seeking applications for the newly formed 25-member Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC).

Beware of the Thirsty Candidates

July 20, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
It’s a bad sign if a prospective employee appears too aggressive during the hiring process.

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