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

By Tom Sullivan 12:15 pm November 20, 2017
Change will now offer customers a hosted service that combines multiple credentialing documents into a single instance.
HIMSS Analytics
By Tom Sullivan 12:08 pm November 17, 2017
Providers in other countries have similar challenges and priorities to the U.S., but there are some differences as well.
Alex Azar HHS

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 12:16 pm November 14, 2017
Industry trade groups like the American Hospital Association and HIMSS are encouraged by his background in innovation and health IT.
doctors and EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 01:29 pm November 13, 2017
But only half of consumers think EHRs make healthcare safer, according to a new survey by HealtheLink.
Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 12:05 pm November 09, 2017
Azar previously served as deputy secretary at Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.
clinical analytics
By Tom Sullivan 03:24 pm November 08, 2017
New research projects that healthcare organizations will continue buying more and more analytics technologies every year.
Epic, Cerner, CVS align with Surescripts to make personalized prescription benefit, pricing info available in EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 08:23 am November 07, 2017
The company said more than half of U.S. physicians and nearly two-thirds of patients will now be able to view information about benefits and drug costs to make decisions together during office visits.
population health

Senator McCain gives a thumbs-down not to repeal the ACA on the Senate floor in the early hours of July 28. But the uncertainty leading up to the vote prompted hospitals to scale back their spending.

By Tom Sullivan 03:34 pm November 02, 2017
Plenty of people have speculated that all the back-and-forth concerning repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act was causing hospitals to tighten their IT budgets and new research has determined that, at least when it comes to population health management spending, they may have been right. Here’s what happened.
EHR Regulatory Relief Act

Sen. Lamar Alexander speaking in front of the Senate on Oct. 30. Photo via C-span

By Tom Sullivan 02:52 pm November 02, 2017
The proposed legislation would remove the all-or-nothing approach of meaningful use and extend flexibility.
outlook malware
By Tom Sullivan 02:40 pm November 01, 2017
HIMSS new cybersecurity report highlights a host of alarming issues facing everything from WiFi devices to critical infrastructure.

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