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

Trump Clinton Obamacare tax
By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm October 20, 2016
Trump called the Affordable Care Act bad healthcare at the most expensive price; Clinton said Trump's tax plan would have dire consequences for Medicare.
IBM Ginni Rometty HIMSS17

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Source: Fortune Live Media via Flickr.

By Tom Sullivan 09:58 am October 19, 2016
IBM's tech-savvy chief has been instrumental in the company's supercomputing work with Watson, the surprising partnership with Apple to create health apps, and she has boldly proclaimed that cognitive computing is the future of healthcare. 
Big Data healthcare analytics
By Tom Sullivan 06:28 am October 19, 2016
The industry must move beyond the hype, for starters, but that won’t be easy. Experts discuss the challenges, success stories and technologies of the not-so-distant future.  
Pokémon Go public health
By Tom Sullivan 09:12 am October 12, 2016
The accidental health app bested other tools in engaging patients who stand to benefit most. But whether Pokémon Go or future apps and devices specifically designed to keep people moving will succeed depends on the very big question of design.
Google Verily population health 3M

3M Health Information Systems President JaeLynn WIlliams said the partnership will create technologies that address real-world problems healthcare organizations are facing today.

By Tom Sullivan 10:19 am October 11, 2016
The companies said they will combine 3M Health Information System's coding, classification and risk-stratification with Verily's algorithms and analytics to create a joint platform to improve clinical and financial performance.
Dark web health data

Aetna CISO Jim Routh advises information security professionals to be patient and make strategic choices for the long-term because security activities take time. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:15 am October 10, 2016
Don’t wait another day to create a cyberthreat intelligence sharing team. Delve into the web’s dangerous corners, exchange what you find, learn from banking and defense. Just don’t presume cyberthreats won’t happen to you.
CISO cybersecurity best practices

Clearwater Compliance CEO Bob Chaput, Aetna CISO Jim Routh and Check Point head of incident response Dan Wiley, left-to-right. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:06 am October 10, 2016
A triptych of experts share insights and advice about cyberthreat intelligence sharing, plotting a security strategy and safeguarding data against attacks. 
EHR Satisfaction Survey 2016
By Tom Sullivan 06:34 am October 03, 2016
A look at how respondents view electronic health records from nine vendors differently than they did last year. 
Trump Clinton debate cybersecurity healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 10:03 am September 27, 2016
The candidates discussed a range of issues, traded insults and evoked former President Ronald Reagan. Here’s what they said about healthcare and technology.
interoperability ripe for disruption

Penn Medicine CIO Mike Restuccia said that until the healthcare industry has common semantic, data model and data definition standards interoperability will lag in adoption and under-deliver in results. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:08 am September 26, 2016
Interoperability has, well, interoperability problems. Standards are being developed but EHRs are still under-delivering. And once data sharing picks up, more challenges will arise than we can understand today. Multiple tipping points are ahead. 

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