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Ed Marx Named as Next Cleveland Clinic CIO

July 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Cleveland Clinic has hired Edward Marx, a notable experienced health IT leader, to be its chief information officer (CIO), effective Sept. 1.

At the HIT Summit-Denver, a Robust Discussion of the CIO-CMIO Relationship

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver on Tuesday, healthcare IT leaders parsed some of the complexities around leveraging the CIO-CMIO relationship to achieve progress towards clinical and operational transformation

A New C-Level Position Proposed for the Hospital

July 18, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Two leaders in primary care are proposing a new hospital role: the chief primary care medical officer.

Lahey, Beth Israel Join Three Hospitals to Form 13-Hospital System

July 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Five Massachusetts hospitals and health systems have signed a merger agreement to create a new regional health system to serve patients in the eastern area of the state with 13 hospitals, including eight community hospitals.

BCBS of Louisiana Taps Vindell Washington as Chief Medical Officer

July 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Vindell Washington, M.D., recent National Coordinator for Healthcare IT, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as the organization’s chief medical officer.

Neal Patterson, Cerner’s Co-Founder and CEO, Dies at 67

July 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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On Sunday morning, Kansas City, Missouri-based Cerner Corporation announced that Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO, passed away at the age of 67 that morning due to unexpected complications that arose after a recent recurrence of a previously disclosed cancer.

Anil K Jain, M.D. Appointed to Health IT Advisory Committee

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Anil K. Jain, M.D., IBM vice president and chief health informatics officer, has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the 25-member Health Information Technology Advisory Committee as mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Leadership, Influence and the Ever-Evolving Role of CMIOs

June 22, 2017  |  Rochelle Abbott, Hearst Health
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During the Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference, 11 chief medical information officers (CMIOs) and former CMIOs convened for an exclusive discussion of the CMIO’s identity and mission within a health system.

University of California Health System CIOs Collaborate for Change

June 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The CIOS of five integrated health systems connected to the University of California system, and the CIO of the UC Office of the President, have been working together to improve efficiency, cost savings, and clinical computing environment across the state

As Healthcare CIOs Evolve, Leadership Concerns Abound

June 15, 2017  |  Dan O’Connor, vice president of client relations, Stoltenberg Consulting
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Beyond the EHR landscape, several industry trends stand out as vital influencers toward the evolving hospital CIO role.

AMA Confirms Dr. David O. Barbe as Association’s 172nd President

June 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
David O. Barbe, M.D., a family physician from Mountain Grove, Mo., was sworn in last night as the 172nd president of the American Medical Association (AMA).

First Members Chosen for International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

June 6, 2017  |  David Raths
news
The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) has elected the first class of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), and the membership includes a strong contingency of more than 30 informaticists from the United States.

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

Juggling Multiple Offers

June 5, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
While having choices is a good thing, it’s also important to make sure you take the high road with each organization that is courting you to maintain your professionalism and your ethics.

Editor's Notes: Is Our Understanding of Business Success Overly Simple?

June 2, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
It’s terrific to be able to turn to experts like Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D., a Princeton University professor of psychology and public affairs, to help us reflect on the complexity of questions such as why some business ventures might succeed, while others do not.

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

Califf Joins Verily, Leads New Duke Health Data Science Center

May 18, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Robert Califf, M.D., who stepped down as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January, has been named the director of a new cross-campus center at Duke University for integrated health data science.

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.

NewYork-Presbyterian Appoints Chief Transformation Officer

May 12, 2017  | 
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Peter M. Fleischut, M.D., who had been chief innovation officer, has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Stepping Down As Cleveland Clinic President, CEO

May 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
After nearly 13 years as president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, M.D., announced on Monday that he is stepping down at the end of this year.

Six Signs Your Vendor’s Not That Into You

April 25, 2017  |  Dick Taylor, M.D., executive vice president, MedSys Group
article
Feeling neglected? Feeling as if everyone but you has a great healthcare information technology (HCIT) vendor? Concerned about the state of your relationship? Here are six signs your vendor is just not that into you.

At the Health IT Summit in San Jose, David Higginson Talks About IT Funding—and Leadership

April 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
David Higginson, CAO and CIO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in San Jose, his perspectives on the challenges facing CIOs in the current operating environment—and the opportunities for leadership and good management

Have You Written Your Health System’s Constitution?

April 13, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Are there parallels between the development of your health system’s IT governance structure and how the Founding Fathers compromised to create the U.S. Constitution?

Stanford Children’s Health CMIO Takes Advantage of Silicon Valley Location

April 2, 2017  |  David Raths
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Natalie Pageler, M.D., chief medical information officer at Stanford Children’s Health, realizes that her clinical informatics team is lucky to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley, where digital health innovation is thriving.

One Industry Expert’s Perspectives on the Work of Clinical Transformation

April 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to considering the potential for clinical transformation in U.S. healthcare, it really is about clinical redesign—facilitated by leading-edge IT—says Nancy Lakier, R.N., of Novia Strategies

The “Most Influential Women in Health IT” Share Words of Wisdom and Issue a Call to Action

March 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
commentary
Receiving an award is often a recognition of past accomplishments, but several leading women in the health IT industry see their recent award recognition as a call to action to continue their work solving big problems in healthcare through technology.

Investing in the Interview

March 29, 2017  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
There are simple steps to follow to increase your odds of landing a job

Clinical Transformation: Brian Patty’s CMIO Perspective on Health System Change

March 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Brian Patty, M.D., CMIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, shares his perspectives on where the movement towards clinical transformation is headed in U.S. healthcare

Editor's Notes: Have You Experienced Your “Rite of Spring” Moment Yet in Healthcare?

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Anyone who isn’t living in a cave knows that the current environment of healthcare and healthcare IT is one of great ferment these days. It is challenging and exciting, and the pace of change right now is absolutely bracing.

New Survey-Based Report Looks at Staffing and Work-Hours Patterns Among HIT Professionals

March 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Last month, Pivot Point Consulting released a report on trends in hiring, staffing, and work-hours trends among health IT professionals, providing a glimpse of the major trends affecting the HIT job market

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