Tom Sullivan | January 22, 2015 | 08:00 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
We all know about CIOs and CMIOs. But what's the job of a chief health information officer, anyway? More
Tom Sullivan | January 20, 2015 | 08:04 AM | Telehealth, Interoperability
Is a platform for the entire healthcare industry a viable solution to interoperability challenges? Two early-stage companies say their new technologies are up to the task. More
Tom Sullivan | January 13, 2015 | 10:03 AM | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless, Cloud Computing
Meet the new linguistic mashup: "plecosystem," meaning a technological ecosystem comprising different platforms. More and more platforms are coming from technology leaders such as Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft -- put them all together and that... More
Tom Sullivan | January 12, 2015 | 08:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Interoperability
"EHRs have become roach motels," say the co-founders of par8o, an early-stage company that bills itself as "Healthcare's Operating System" and hopes to tackle data liquidity and dynamic pricing through a cloud service that can... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | January 7, 2015 | 05:57 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation
The proposed rule for Stage 3 meaningful use has landed at the Office of Management and Budget, alongside one from ONC aiming to make electronic health record certifications more broadly applicable across care settings. More
Tom Sullivan | December 12, 2014 | 14:37 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Nurses just might be the original practitioners of mHealth. Even during the pre-smartphone era, they typically carried pagers around everywhere – often while off the clock. More
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD | Eric Wicklund, Tom Sullivan | December 10, 2014 | 00:02 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security
Despite what seems to be some sustainable momentum beyond the initial rush of excitement, worries remain about Apple's HealthKit platform -- with security concerns and its potential to flood doctors with unnecessary data topping the list. Could the... More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 14:29 PM | Policy and Legislation
Lucia Savage is joining ONC from UnitedHealthcare, where she was senior associate general counsel, a role that involved supervising a team focused on health information exchange, transparency projects and other data-driven innovations, DeSalvo wrote in an... More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 14:06 PM | Privacy and Security
Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx and chief information security officer Ron Mehring circled the boardroom table handing out envelopes. More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 14:04 PM | Privacy and Security
If you knew that assailants or robbers had continuous access to your house, how would that change the way you manage home security? And if the door and window locks, fences, even the big-ticket alarm systems were not enough? More
Tom Sullivan | December 5, 2014 | 14:02 PM | Privacy and Security
The message cut straight to the chase: “d0xes of your staff are next. HIPAA breach thereafter. Test us.” More
Tom Sullivan | December 3, 2014 | 12:37 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Telehealth
Payers and providers should consider mimicking Black Friday and Cyber Monday when they interact with patients. And that starts with calling patients consumers. More