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

Cedars-Sinai Healthcare Accelerator

Source: Jorobeq/Wikimedia

By Tom Sullivan 02:21 pm August 16, 2016
The academic medical center turned to its inaugural Healthcare Innovation Accelerator class for new technologies and services to improve patient care. 
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Hillary Clinton on Thursday vowed to create an affordable public health insurance option. (Source: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

By Tom Sullivan 05:34 pm August 11, 2016
The Democratic nominee also promised to institute a public health insurance option, paid family leave, affordable childcare and cracked a one-liner about using Trump’s Estate Tax amount to care for 3 million children. 
Karen DeSalvo ONC step down
By Tom Sullivan 01:19 pm August 11, 2016
Vindell Washington to replace DeSalvo at the helm of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. 
TheDarkOverLord ransomware
By Tom Sullivan 02:27 pm August 09, 2016
Cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks – and one hacker in particular known as TheDarkOverLord – represented nearly 30 percent of the 39 data breaches in July. The average time an attack went unreported, meanwhile, was a whopping two years.
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Donald Trump on Monday promised one of his first acts if elected U.S. President would be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:23 pm August 08, 2016
The Republican candidate called the Affordable Care Act disastrous and said he has a plan to overhaul the Veterans Health Administration but focused more on plans for jobs, the economy and tax policy. 
Clinton Trump RNC DNC
By Tom Sullivan 08:25 am August 01, 2016
The highlights of what candidates and their supporters said during the Republican and Democratic national conventions. 
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Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she is looking to repeal the 2nd Amendment and, instead, intends to work with responsible gun owners to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and terrorists. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Tom Sullivan 02:30 pm July 29, 2016
At the Democratic National Convention the Presidential nominee touched on her ideas to create jobs, pay women the same as men, defeat ISIS, enact immigration and education reform and address violent crime. Here’s what she said about healthcare. 
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President Barack Obama said at the Democratic National Convention he is ready to pass the baton to Hillary Clinton. 

By Tom Sullivan 01:07 pm July 28, 2016
Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would build on the Affordable Care Act, preserve Roe v. Wade, ensure paid family medical leave and more if elected in November. 
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Bill Clinton recounted his wife’s decades of public service, focusing specifically on healthcare work, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:18 am July 27, 2016
While the 42nd President did not mention Donald Trump directly, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean attacked the Republican nominee for having a one sentence plan to replace Obamacare and his running mate Mike Pence’s record pertaining to healthcare. 
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Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said his campaign and Hillary Clinton had a significant coming together to create the Democratic Party’s platform, which includes a number of healthcare tenets. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

By Tom Sullivan 10:27 am July 26, 2016
Democrats including Elizabeth Warren and First Lady Michelle Obama stumped for Hillary Clinton Monday night. Here’s what they said about healthcare at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

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