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  • A Systems-Level Approach to Biomedical Informatics and Data Science: How Interoperability Powers Precision Medicine and Value-Based Healthcare

    The healthcare and life science fields are undergoing tremendous change driven by a combination of economic, policy and technology factors. At the core of these changes are:

    1) Pursuit of Precision Medicine: The use of patient-derived data to deliver highly tailored and individualized care.

    2) Pursuit of Value-Based Healthcare: The use of a triple aim to increase the quality and safety of care while also decreasing costs and realizing measurable value.

  • What the Modern Healthcare Organization Needs from the CIO - Lessons Learned from the Field

    Who relies the most on IT in the healthcare world? We now have research based on the review of IT strategies in multiple organizations of varying sizes and complexity across the nation. These surveys utilized a “Voice of the Customer” interview process to get a broad representation of stakeholders dependent on IT services. Despite the geographic and organizational heterogeneity, it was found that there are common themes of governance, collaboration, services, and strategy that apply across all organizations. These all relate what each organization needs from the CIO of the future.

  • Northwell Health's Evolution of Patient Engagement and the Patient Experience in an Environment of Change

    At Northwell Health, patient outcomes, quality and satisfaction are emphasized across the continuum of care, and the journey toward evolving and optimizing technology around the patient has been critical to show continuous value and improvement over time. Engaging the patient in their own care is a centerpiece of the Northwell Health experience, and is facilitated through their innovative patient portal, FollowMyHealth™, in addition to their electronic medical record (EMR) interfacing with numerous other portals including Athena Health, Doctor Direct, and several other portals.

  • MACRA: Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) went into effect January 1, 2017. As such, strong collaboration between IT, Quality, and clinicians will be critical for organizations to be compliant and maximize reimbursement. Complex reporting requirements along with strategic and financial implications mean IT must play a pivotal role for any MACRA program to succeed.

  • Top Health IT Trends for 2017: Policy Changes, Technologies, and Strategies That Will Move the Needle

    2017 promises to be another year of “change en masse” for healthcare, as organizations continue to transition to value-based care models.  A new administration in Washington presents a series of new potential policies, with a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the horizon.  The industry buzzwords have echoed and reverberated across the field.  Evidence-Based Medicine driven by patient data, the Learning Health System, IoT cybersecurity practices, artificial intelligence for clinical decision support — they all are slowly emerging and coming to the forefront, but how are org

  • Securing Multi-Function Printers in Healthcare Environments: A Primer

    Cybersecurity has been a hot topic in the world of healthcare IT with the focus mostly on computer networks. But what about printers? The security vulnerability of printers has not garnered the attention it deserves among IT professionals.

    In a recent Ponemon Institute survey, only 44 percent of IT professionals said their organizations' security policies covered network-connected printers. 56 percent of surveyed companies ignored printers in their endpoint security strategy despite 64 percent of IT managers believing their printers were infected with malware.

  • Secure SaaS, Safe Patients: How to Move to the Cloud

    One of the major cybersecurity challenges keeping chief information security officers (CISOs) awake at night is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a subscription-based system that delivers software applications from the cloud. SaaS frees healthcare organizations from the capital and implementation burdens of on-site software suites, as well as the ensuing costs of maintenance and upgrades, as these are performed centrally by the vendor.

  • Modern Identity Security Strategies for Today's Healthcare IT

    Market and regulatory forces are driving healthcare IT leaders to expand and modernize their digital strategies.  Whether it is building applications to accommodate patient-centric healthcare, fast-paced M&A, or transforming care delivery processes, successful IT leaders are focusing on initiatives that are meant to profoundly impact the healthcare value chain and reinvent operations.