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Man climbing cliff
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 06:02 am August 21, 2015
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the finish line.
Thomas August
By Richard Pizzi 10:28 am May 19, 2015
John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, Calif., has hired Thomas August as its new chief information security officer.
By Erin McCann 10:59 am May 14, 2015
Two big-name California health systems have officially signed on with the San Diego Health Connect health information exchange, a deal poised to put an additional 2.7 million patients on the network.
By Neil Versel 11:16 am September 30, 2014
In August, Sharp HealthCare in San Diego disclosed that two months earlier it had become the 10th of 32 original participants in Medicare's Pioneer ACO program to drop out.
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Bill Spooner has “retired” from his post as leader of Sharp Healthcare’s 450-member IT team on Feb. 14. The quotes around “retired” are necessary because he has something in the works.
By Bernie Monegain 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to the table.
Bill Spooner
By Bernie Monegain 06:47 am April 08, 2014
Bill Spooner "retired" from his post as leader of Sharp HealthCare's 450-member IT team on Feb. 14. The quotes around "retired" are necessary because he has something in the works -- he won't say what yet. It's something that will keep him working halftime, or maybe more. It's too hard to leave healthcare IT altogether at this promising juncture,...
Executives and doctors at conference table
By Bernie Monegain 06:07 am April 07, 2014
Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to the table.
Docs in for Stage 2 rude awakening
By Erin McCann 10:44 am January 22, 2014
The Stage 2 numbers for eligible docs are what some might call a little bit scary. Most office-based physicians are not prepared for the October 2014 beginning attestation date. In fact, many aren't even close.
CIOs gauge decade of health IT headway
By Bernie Monegain 10:39 am January 17, 2014
The healthcare IT industry just marked the 10-year anniversary of then President George W. Bush's call to action -- in his 2004 State of the Union address -- to finally transform a paper-mired healthcare system into a digital-age industry. CIOs and other industry insiders speak to the progress and look to the future of health IT.

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