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

benefits of transforming bundles to episodes of care
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am December 05, 2017
With algorithms and analytics, first-moving health orgs are reaping alternative payment models to reduce readmissions, incentivize physicians to coordinate care and improve patient satisfaction.

Dirty COW is a well-known vulnerability that popular exploits use to escalate privileges in Linux systems and infosec pros found a hole in patches so they dubbed that bug Huge Dirty COW. Credit: Wiki

By Tom Sullivan 12:28 pm December 01, 2017
They’re all in this month’s HIMSS cybersecurity report along with Philips, Siemens and Smiths Medical.
Future-proofing population health
By Tom Sullivan 06:00 am December 01, 2017
Early success stories in hospitals show how these emerging data types are fated to become critical to population health.
By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm November 29, 2017
State HIT Coordinator Carrie Paykoc said the plan aligns with national efforts and drives toward Colorado’s own take on the Triple Aim.  
CapEx vs. OpEx cloud computing
By Tom Sullivan 02:54 pm November 28, 2017
Hospitals can save money with cloud-based apps rather than buying them outright, but IT pros struggle to explain nuances.
By Tom Sullivan 02:32 pm November 21, 2017
Ambra Health announced that Atrius Health and Envision Radiology both picked its imaging management service. The cloud-based tools will enable Atrius and Envision to exchange radiology images within their health systems. Ambra said its platform offers vendor neutral archive (VNA) capabilities and a diagnostic viewer user experience.
AHIMA telemedicine toolkit
By Tom Sullivan 01:19 pm November 20, 2017
Hospitals can use the guide to assess their needs and opportunities as well as determine practical steps to establishing a telehealth program.
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.

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