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By Sue Schade 07:08 am March 13, 2017
Remember those first few days on a new job? You were officially on-boarded, and signed a lot of forms. You learned all the basic processes and policies that new employees need to know. And you got the big picture of the organization’s mission, vision, values and culture. Your head is spinning by the end of day one and even week one, but...
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 06:57 am March 13, 2017
It’s generally thought that healthy people are more health-engaged than people diagnosed with medical issues. But that’s old health school thinking: most health consumers managing chronic conditions say they’ve become more engaged with healthcare over the past two years, according to CDW’s 2017 Patient Engagement...
By Sue Schade 02:35 pm March 07, 2017
It is the beginning of National Women’s History Month. It has been celebrated since 1987 but has its roots in International Women’s Day (March 8th) which started in 1911. The National Women’s History Month was first declared by President Jimmy Carter in 1980.
By Lygeia Ricciardi 09:09 am March 06, 2017
Lygeia Ricciardi's advice for leadership, and social media, in a time of political uncertainty around the Affordable Care Act and the fate of health reform in America. 
By Brian Wells 07:35 am March 03, 2017
With the personal computer OS, browser and smartphone wars behind us, vendors including Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are setting sights on AI devices. Here’s what hospitals need to know now about the emerging technologies. 
By John Halamka, MD 11:53 am March 01, 2017
At a pivotal moment for healthcare, it's time to reform regulatory approaches, improve access to data for care coordination and establish a national patient ID, says John Halamka, MD, who offers some perspective to CMS and ONC on the future of MACRA, interoperability and more.  
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 09:46 am February 27, 2017
Results of two polls published in the past week, from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Pew Research Center, demonstrate growing support for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
By Regina Holliday 09:14 am February 27, 2017
When I was a child we looked forward to our birthdays with joy and trepidation.  Yes, we would get a few presents, a birthday cake and for a few very fortunate children there would be a birthday party to attend. But we would dread school on our birthdays.   
By Sue Schade 09:00 am February 27, 2017
There could be as many different wrap-ups on HIMSS17 as there were people there – over 42,000. No one sees the same vendor exhibits, hears the same presenters, or talks to the same people. There are conferences within conferences. So, here’s just one wrap-up – mine
By Matthew Douglass 10:41 am February 16, 2017
Now that all certified EHRs share minimum functionality and can exchange information with each other, the time has come to refocus this entire industry on improving customer satisfaction.

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