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

Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

ONC national coordinator Donald Rucker, MD

By Tom Sullivan 12:12 pm May 24, 2017
Health IT agency will run on a lot less cash and without a slate of operating units.

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.
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Tom Sullivan at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, where speakers and panelists discussed the biggest roadblocks to embracing emerging technologies.

By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am May 23, 2017
Persistent infrastructure and talent acquisition concerns render the industry not-quite-ready to embrace the next generation of health IT. But we’re getting close.

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director, spoke last week at the White House. On Monday, he briefed reporters off-camera about the FY18 budget.

By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am May 23, 2017
The President’s proposal instructs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize interoperability and EHR usability with $22 million less than ONC had in years’ past.
Top EHR makers
By Tom Sullivan 09:30 am May 23, 2017
Analyst also advised hospitals to prepare now for rapid consolidation in the EHR and revenue cycle markets.
By Tom Sullivan 12:59 pm May 22, 2017
April was the second straight month where breached healthcare entities improved the time it took to detect security incidents and how quickly they then alerted the government.  
By Tom Sullivan 09:15 am May 22, 2017
More Disruption Please Labs head Santosh Mohan said that CEO Jonathan Bush will present big ideas for digital health startups to chase at an event next month in San Francisco.
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Tom Sullivan, left, moderates a panel at the Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco on May 12 as news was breaking about the WannaCry ransomware attack.

By Tom Sullivan 10:31 am May 19, 2017
As I stood in a room of infosec and healthcare CISOs, the response to the ransomware was nothing short of fear.
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Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum was a two-day event held in San Francisco to identify opportunities and talk about the big shifts that need to happen in big data work, including what it means to manage infrastructure-as-a-service.

By Tom Sullivan 10:11 am May 19, 2017
Today’s IT infrastructures are not hearty enough to support the data needs of genomics and other emerging healthcare practices and capabilities,  HIMSS Analytics says.
Mayo Clinic improve medical device security
By Tom Sullivan 02:37 pm May 18, 2017
But there is no killer app to solve the whole problem of unsecured legacy devices.

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