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

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.
Google AI
By Tom Sullivan 12:10 pm November 01, 2017
Launchpad Studio’s first class includes startups working to automate scribing with Google Glass, apply machine learning to help people who can no longer walk, pinpoint sepsis earlier and build a platform for wearables.
 precision medicine breakthrough is about apps, not EHRs
By Tom Sullivan 12:09 pm October 31, 2017
Beth Israel Deaconess and Providence St. Joseph Health are building their own apps to transform personalized care.
By Tom Sullivan 03:00 pm October 30, 2017
The long-time Google CEO and tech industry veteran will share insights about machine learning and moonshots at the annual conference in March.
Cerner VA EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:51 pm October 27, 2017
With two huge government agencies already picking their EHR tech, President Zane Burke has his eyes on Federal Bureau of Prisons, Coast Guard, Indian Health and state Medicaid programs.
By Tom Sullivan 08:32 am October 27, 2017
While it is harder to convince the C-suite that investing in advanced analytics tools makes sense, key pillars in the ROI statement should make that clear.

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