Jeff Rowe is a contributing writer for Healthcare IT News and editor of HIMSS Future Care. He previously served as Editor of EHRWatch, a tech blog focused on all aspects of electronic health records.
By Jeff Rowe 01:48 pm October 05, 2016
After a security researcher found that the unencrypted devices could be forced to deliver unauthorized insulin doses, J&J sent patients a letter but also said the probability of such an attack is low.
By Jeff Rowe 09:44 am November 23, 2015
Here's a pain point that shouldn't surprise: Physicians lacking big data and analytics training.
By Jeff Rowe 02:42 am November 02, 2015
Did you ever get asked to do a job but not be told why? Well, that wouldn't happen at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in Elizabeth, N.J.
By Jeff Rowe 02:36 am November 02, 2015
For any health IT department, these days, change may be the only thing you can count on from one day to the next. But according to Susan Pellecchia, director of information services at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, N.J., the trick is to take it all one step at a time.
By Jeff Rowe 02:31 am November 02, 2015
"Putting on your game face." That phrase comes to mind when Becky Magee, vice president and CIO at Washington Regional Medical System, in Fayetteville, Ark., talks about the members of her IT department.
By Jeff Rowe 08:18 am June 17, 2015
Giant retailers are moving into healthcare in bigger and bigger ways. And they're making traditional providers at least a little wary.
By Jeff Rowe 08:03 am October 06, 2014
Given that the data within electronic health records is used to determine payments and to represent events in a notoriously litigious atmosphere, lawyers suggest that doctors may cast things in the best light, thereby potentially undermining the record's reliability.
By Jeff Rowe 02:28 pm September 18, 2014
"Freshness" is a word you often hear in the food business. But given the amount of change underway in healthcare, and given how pressure can take a toll on staff members, you could say it's a concern for health IT managers, too.
By Jeff Rowe 02:25 pm September 18, 2014
When it's hard to get good people, you work hard to keep the ones you've got. That's one way of summing up the philosophy of the IT department at the Bridgton, N.J.-based Inspira Health Network.
By Jeff Rowe 02:22 pm September 18, 2014
How quickly can an IT department go from 0 to 60? That's not a question one often encounters in healthcare, but it comes readily to mind after you've heard about Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.