Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including government policy and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT

Mayo EHR
By Tom Sullivan 11:20 am September 19, 2017
Doctors can use the software to access best practices while hospitals can access analytics to understand and manage test ordering trends.
HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Vik Nagjee speaking at the HIMSS event hosted in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 01:09 pm September 18, 2017
Experts will address a range of topics from cognitive machines to real-time analytics and empowering patients at the upcoming event in Boston.
revenue cycle management
By Tom Sullivan 11:50 am September 18, 2017
Both companies have seen reach swell after high-profile mergers, setting them up to capitalize on new customer satisfaction scores.
Amazon Alexa with first-aid skill

Mayo’s first aid skill runs on Amazon’s Echo, Echo Dot and Tap.

By Tom Sullivan 02:17 pm September 15, 2017
Users can ask Amazon devices basic questions and listen to answers based on Mayo Clinic advice and information.
healthcare cybersecurity

Michael Figueroa, Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, speaking at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston Sept. 13.

By Tom Sullivan 12:02 pm September 15, 2017
Yes, health entities need to be held responsible for protecting patient data but public shaming isn’t making that happen. There’s a better way forward.
Population health

Brendan FitzGerald, Research Director at HIMSS Analytics speaking at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Boston earlier this year.

By Tom Sullivan 04:01 pm September 14, 2017
HIMSS Analytics says hospitals are still learning to leverage clinical and business intelligence tools, but the outcomes gleaned from pop health could one day put meaningful use to shame.
young talent in cybersecurity

Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, spoke at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Wednesday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:25 pm September 13, 2017
While 18- to 26-year-olds are showing interest in cybersecurity, there’s a disconnect in the language around the field, skills and opportunities.
hospitals should join an ISAC

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and HHS CISO Christopher Wlaschin at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 10:46 am September 13, 2017
Cyberintelligence experts, prominent infosec pros and an HHS official all agree – health org’s need to share information security information now.
strengthen cybersecurity at hospitals

“Only together will we make the healthcare sector more resilient,” Christopher Wlaschin said at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm September 12, 2017
These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.
3 troubling security trends
By Tom Sullivan 11:57 am September 12, 2017
Michael Daniel, who now leads the Cyber Threat Alliance, said that cyberspace operates under different rules that demand new security model.

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