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

Santa Clara EMRAM Stage 7

Valley Health Center in downtown San Jose, California. Photo via Google Maps

By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am October 20, 2017
The hospital uses its EHR, analytics and associated IT to foster communications between departments, decrease visits and shorten wait times.  
Lafayette General earns HIMSS Davies Award

Lafayette General in Louisiana. Photo via Google Maps

By Tom Sullivan 09:21 am October 20, 2017
The hospital deployed an alert system that not only reduces care costs and lengths-of-stay but also saves three lives every month.
Zika risk
By Tom Sullivan 12:33 pm October 18, 2017
New software hints at the potential to better understand and avoid adverse health events by tapping into weather data.
IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence
By Tom Sullivan 10:36 am October 17, 2017
But don’t expect artificial intelligence to replace nurses or care managers in our lifetime.
National Committee for Quality Assurance even

Peggy O’Kane, founder and president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. 

By Tom Sullivan 03:48 pm October 16, 2017
But experts at Monday’s National Committee for Quality Assurance event say cutting costs without compromising quality is the hardest part.
patient experience
By Tom Sullivan 10:10 am October 16, 2017
Hospitals are beginning to think big about patient experience, which starts in people’s homes, communities and even workplaces.
EHR vendors and CHR
By Tom Sullivan 11:00 am October 13, 2017
Cerner, athenahealth and eClinicalWorks said they are incorporating new data types, such as social determinants, population health and precision medicine to make EHRs more “comprehensive.”

Cerner's user conference in Kansas City on Oct. 11. Photo via Twitter

By Tom Sullivan 03:36 pm October 12, 2017
Cerner President Zane Burke has posted a music playlist to get pumped up for the company’s user group meeting.
HIMSS interoperability call-to-action
By Tom Sullivan 11:11 am October 11, 2017
Improved interoperability requires integrating exchange frameworks, improving usability, earning the engagement of caregivers and patients, and more.
Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum in Chicago Oct. 2.

By Tom Sullivan 09:53 am October 09, 2017
The potential to harness this data to both make people healthier and help hospitals and payers save money is enormous.

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