Clinical

Thomas Selva, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer and Bryan Bliven, CIO, of University of Missouri Health Care will host the session, "A Multi-Pronged Approach to Improve Provider Satisfaction,” at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 09:34 am January 23, 2018
HIMSS18 presenters explain how MU Health Care instituted a multi-pronged approach to boost physician satisfaction by 10% and offer feedback valuable to planning.
doctor burnout

Janae Sharp lost her husband to suicide and now she’s building a legacy for her children by blowing the doors open on the stigmatized subject.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:21 am January 19, 2018
HIMSS18 presenter and Health IT consultant Janae Sharp lost her husband to suicide and now believes clinician engagement tools can help doctors in the future.
Change Healthcare buys National Decision Support Company
By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am January 18, 2018
The vendor will add cloud computing services for evidence-based medicine to its portfolio.
health IT funding

Despite the record growth, the report found steep declines in mobile health apps and wearable sensors year-over-year.

By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 17, 2018
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to
HIMSS Physician Executive Leader of the Year

Colin Banas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am January 17, 2018
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center CMIO earned the award by applying IT at the point of care to optimize engagements and improve outcomes, the associations said.
AMGA hires former Geisinger leader

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger

By Mike Miliard 10:28 am January 17, 2018
John Kennedy, MD, an endocrinologist and longtime innovator in diabetes treatment, will also serve as president of the AMGA Foundation.
care coordination tools

Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. Credit: Sage Ross

By Bill Siwicki 05:15 pm January 12, 2018
Working with skilled nursing facilities, the ACO also lowered the average length of stay by 27 percent.
patient safety EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:11 pm January 12, 2018
With copy and paste rampant, UW Health chief medical information officer Shannon Dean says toolkits and vendors can help, but physicians need to take responsibility for proper clinical documentation.
AI in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:24 pm January 11, 2018
The companies will help healthcare clients improve quality and lower costs by using natural language processing and AI-based systems.
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital wave

Patients who can make it to the 12th-floor viewing area of the hospital and football fans at the UI Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium wave to each other after the first quarter of every Iowa home game. Credit: YouTube 

By Mike Miliard 10:07 am January 08, 2018
At HIMSS18, CMIO and nursing informaticist from UI Health Care show how bedside technology – and the love of a Big 10 football team – have boosted patient experience scores in a big way.

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