December 02, 2014 | Christina Thielst | Health Information Exchange (HIE)
A few years ago, I worked on a HIMSS team to develop a guide for evaluating HIE projects. Now AHRQ has released their Guide to Evaluating HIE Projects to help users assess the impact on healthcare. More
November 07, 2014 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless
Have you ever wondered which hospitals were the most social media friendly or how your organization compares with others? Or, have you wanted to benchmark your hospital against peers, but didn't... More
May 19, 2014 | Christina Thielst | Privacy and Security
HHS has released a new security risk assessment tool to help providers, and perhaps business partners, uncover potential weaknesses in their security policies, processes and systems. More
March 24, 2014 | Christina Thielst | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety
Way back in 2005 when I was still getting started as a blogger and was active in the world of EHR adoption, I wondered about their impact on malpractice rates. So here we are in 2014 and the... More
December 09, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Privacy and Security
Here we go again! As I've stated many times before, no pictures in the hospital and no posting them on social networking sites. More
December 04, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Social technologies are quickly finding their way into care and coordination processes across the entire continuum of health and wellness activities. More
November 18, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
I came across a great example of using social media for disaster preparedness activities. More
September 30, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Workforce Management
Trevor Wilson, a human resources strategist, recently shared three great tips healthcare leaders can use to foster a culture in which employees are actively engaged. More
September 23, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless, Workforce Management
Social media is proving to be a cost-effective catapult for multi-channel campaigns that, as in marketing, help recruiters target and nurture candidates based on their individual preferences. More
August 27, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless
This year's HIMSS National Health IT Week Blog Carnival is being hosted by Health IT expert and social mover and shaker, Brian Ahier. More
August 19, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless
In a viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, three ethics and psychiatry experts from Johns Hopkins University argue that industry guidelines on online medical... More
June 04, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
@KevinMD has a great new book that is designed as a guide for physicians to establish, manage and protect their online reputations. However, I believe it has value to other clinicians and even... More
May 28, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Business Intelligence, Quality and Safety
I like to think of social business intelligence as listening posts across the entire spectrum of social media outlets. It is closely related to social customer relationship management, which also... More
March 20, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Imagine checking Facebook to identify the quality of care provided at your hospital or to assess patient satisfaction with the experience. More
January 08, 2013 | Christina Thielst | Privacy and Security
t’s time for some New Year’s resolutions; and they have nothing to do with eating right, losing weight or exercising. Instead, they have everything to do with protecting against the organizational... More