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 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 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.
By Jeff Rowe 04:06 pm May 27, 2014
There's a widespread irony surrounding the phenomenon known as "social media."
By Jeff Rowe 08:16 am February 19, 2014
Traditionally, economic development discussions have revolved around issues such as levels of taxation, the cost of capital and the condition of a region's or country's infrastructure. It seems safe to say that healthcare hasn't typically been part of the conversation. Until now, that is.
By Jeff Rowe 09:09 am February 03, 2014
Healthcare stakeholders who are looking to understand what mHealth can do for their organizations would probably like to find the information they need all in one place. Which is where the mHealth knowledge center at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition comes in.
By Jeff Rowe 02:27 pm December 04, 2013
Unless you've just beamed in from another planet, you know there's a bit of a debate underway about the current state and future of certain healthcare reform efforts. But when it comes specifically to the health IT transition, some stakeholders are still feeling downright upbeat.