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Is the Data Really Safe in Healthcare IT?
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In the present scenario, the healthcare systems are viewed as a single entity in which the patient’s medical records are maintained in a digital patient record format, which helps in improving the overall quality as well as reducing the cost...

Frustrations of a Healthcare CIO
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Mark Crandall, CIO, Consulate Health Care

As a national leading provider of senior healthcare services to 150 care centers in 15 states, Consulate Health Care has grown with a strong focus on patient needs. When I took the post as CIO back in 2014, my team was driven by company goals...

WEDI Announces Agenda for National Conference 2018
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WASHINGTON, DC — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S....

At Last, New Tools Available to Improve EHR Systems for Population Health Management
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Edward Clarke, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Arizona Care Network

It has been a long and winding road through healthcare’s digital transformation. This is particularly true when it comes to electronic health records. A lot has happened since the first EHR system was introduced in 1972. In 2004, citing...

Leveraging the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) to Streamline the Information Security Program
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Sam Buhrow, Information Security Cyber Incident Management & Forensics Director, Banner Health

Whether an organization is starting, maturing, or re-organizing their information security program, it quickly becomes apparent that there are no clean lines of ownership or responsibility. And qualified security practitioners, like any other...

Learnings from the Journey: Challenges to Interoperability in Health IT-A Piece for the Uninitiated
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Rachael Britt-McGraw, CIO, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

I’ve been fortunate to work in the field of Information Technology for over 25 years now, serving within virtually every discipline of IT for some of the world’s largest companies and across many different industries. When I came...

Telehealth and Challenges in Reimbursement
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Lynn Gibson, Chief Technology Officer/VP, CHRISTUS Health

To borrow from the opening lines of the 70’s TV show “Six Million Dollar Man”—we have the technology, we have the capability—well that is almost where we are with telehealth today but we are still fighting one big...

Configuration Management Technology and its Use in Information Technology Management Operations
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Kelly Summers, CHCIO, SVP & CIO, Maricopa Integrated Health System

In previous articles I have promoted the application of the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework as a cornerstone to a well-run IT organization. The current minimum certification for ITIL is referred to as ITIL v3...

Technology Brings Paradigm Shift in Patient Care
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A decade ago, very few had envisioned that technology would play a larger role in transforming patient care as it was primarily used to maintain patient records or issue bills. Now, technology has been not just delivering patient care but also...

FDA's Digital Transformation
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Todd Simpson, CIO, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices and by ensuring the safety of our...

The Realities of Cybersecurity
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Doug Mullarkey, CIO, First Choice Loan Services Inc.

Cybersecurity, one of the biggest buzzwords and global technology challenges, can be defined as “the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from...

Going Digital: Driving Healthcare Transformation through Emerging Technology
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Vindell Washington, CMO & SVP, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

In today’s digital world, people handle the majority of their business and personal needs online. Increasingly, people expect to handle healthcare needs digitally as well. Spurred by new public demand, healthcare is rapidly moving into...

The Application of Disciplined IT Processes and Methodologies within Healthcare
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Kelly Summers, SVP & CIO, Maricopa Integrated Health System

In previous industry articles I have authored, I consistently begin with a brief description of my experience. In this article, I do the same with the sincerest objective that the techniques, processes, and methodologies I’ve applied...

Healthcare Transformation and our Journey to a New World
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Tim Tindle, EVP & CIO, Harris Health System

Background As the safety net health system supporting Harris County, Texas, Harris Health System has provided essential medical services to the underserved of its community for more than 50 years. Harris County is the third most populous county...

Liberating Data and Transforming Health Care
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Cynthia Davis, Vice President/Chief Health Informatics Officer, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Like many other health care delivery organizations, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, an integrated health care delivery system based in Memphis, Tennessee, invested early in health care information technology and enhanced those capabilities in...

Consumer APIs And The Impact On Healthcare Technology
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Dr. David McCallie Jr., SVP, Medical Informatics at Cerner Corporation

Consumers have greater expectations for personalization when seeking care than ever before. It’s up to the health IT industry to catch up with these demands and deliver access to patient health information anytime, anywhere. The phrase,...

First, Do No Harm: How Intelligent Communication Technology and Alarm Management Can Improve Patient Safety
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Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP & CMIO, Vocera Communications, Inc.

Hospitals have a long history of being a testbed for innovative communication technologies. Whether it was for the adoption of the first modern paging system in the 1950s or the more recent adoption of hands-free badge communicators and secure...

The Crossroad of Population Health and Information Technology
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Pracha Eamranond, Senior VP, Medical Affairs and Population

Population health continues to play an enormous and evolving role in the forefront of health IT. Organizations across the country are working at various levels to integrate technology in managing the health of the various populations they serve....

The Changing Face of Healthcare Industry
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Michael Hunt, CMIO, St. Vincent's Health Services

Today, the US spends more than 17.6 percent of GDP on healthcare. This translates to more than $9,200 per person per year. Although the US spend on healthcare exceeds all other industrialized nations, the US has the lowest life expectancy, highest...

How will We Realize the Future of Health IT?
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Mitch Morris, MD, Global Life Sciences & Health Care Industry Leader, Deloitte

Around 1990, the health care industry began to become aware of the potential of electronic health records (EHRs). The ability to use this technology to improve efficiency, effectiveness, quality and safety felt like it was around the corner. To...
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