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By Brian Wells 07:23 am August 08, 2016
Penn Medicine associate vice president of health technology Brian Wells shares insights from cognitive computing work so far. 
By Carla Smith 04:18 pm August 01, 2016
HIMSS VP: Disparity between male and female compensation rates has widened in the past decade.
Playing with FHIR
By InterSystems 08:01 am August 01, 2016
The standard bodes well for future collaborative care models, even if it’s still in its infancy.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 04:12 pm July 25, 2016
As patients learn to manage high-deductible plans and health savings accounts, convenience, accessibility and neighborhood connections are shaping patient's financial decisions.
By Sue Schade 03:56 pm July 25, 2016
It’s been 3 months since the IT leadership team here launched a visual management board and started a thrice-weekly huddle. Since then, we have made numerous adjustments to improve our process.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 03:27 pm July 25, 2016
Mortality rates have not improved, and obesity is on the rise, but there Is some good news.
By Carla Smith and Patricia Mechael 07:07 am July 20, 2016
HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith and PCHA EVP Patricia Mechael caution against applying the phrase to all digital health apps and tools. Instead, executives and innovators should work to align emerging technologies with consumer demand.
By Regina Holliday 02:11 pm July 18, 2016
This is the sixth year of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  We now number over 300 members walking around the world with patient story paintings on our backs.  We are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience.
By John Halamka, MD 11:48 am July 14, 2016
The answer to that question, says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, is that we need the right amount of the right regulation and legislation.  
By John Donohue 07:40 am July 11, 2016
Penn Medicine Associate CIO John Donohue envisions cloud-based information security, more effective threat intelligence sharing and user education as critical elements to securing healthcare data.  

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