Quality and Safety

By Sue Schade 03:42 pm February 15, 2017
The countdown to HIMSS17 is on. It’s less than three weeks and if you’re anything like me, you’ve not figured out your HIMSS schedule yet. You’re getting those emails from HIMSS and vendors about what to do, starting to see the “HIMSS preview” type articles in your favorite publications.

Shareefa Alabulmonem, head of eServices, Office of the CIO at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, is one of seven women being honored by HIMSS with a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.

By Shareefa Alabulmonem 12:27 pm January 25, 2017
Shareefa Albulmonem, head of eServices, Office of the CIO at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia, is one of seven women being honored by HIMSS with a Most Influential Women in Health IT Award. The women will be recognized at a reception and awards dinner, both on February 20 at HIMSS17

Health economist Jane Sarahohn-Kahn

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 11:28 am January 23, 2017
Access to healthcare is underpinned in large part on a health consumer’s access to information about available health care services, their location, price, and if the patient is very fortunate to glean, quality.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 11:05 am August 12, 2016
Large employers are taking more control over health care costs and quality by pressuring changes to how care is actually delivered, based on the results from the 2017 Health Plan Design Survey sponsored by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

Ser Jorah Mormont from Game of Thrones (Photo: HBO)

By David Butler, MD 10:10 am August 08, 2016
Many physicians and nurses are traveling across desolate EHR wastelands replete with digital detritus, pixel dust and other non-value-add items.

An 8 percent pay gap means that over 41 years, a female health IT worker with a starting annual salary of $40k receiving consistent 3 percent annual merit increases will earn $273,748 less than her male peers!

By Carla Smith 04:18 pm August 01, 2016
HIMSS VP: Disparity between male and female compensation rates has widened in the past decade.

Jane Sarasohn Kahn gauges the state of health In the U.S. today.

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 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 Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 03:41 pm May 23, 2016
Putting patients at the center of preventing mortality from blood clots, and being more aware of them in recognizing their onset, is key to stemming the disease burden. We can do more to engage with information, tools and other patients and programs to help monitor this condition.
By John Halamka 09:55 am May 16, 2016
"Some agreed with my initial analysis that clinicians will have a hard time translating complex MACRA payment processes into altered clinical behavior," writes John Halamka, MD. "Others felt I was over-harsh, negative and inappropriate. It's never my intent to criticize people, instead I want encourage dialogue about ideas....

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