CAMBRIDGE, MA | Tom Sullivan | September 24, 2014 | 10:57 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
The healthcare industry has traditionally been knocked for its slowness in adopting technology. A new Harvard study suggests that being late to the IT party could seriously hamper business growth. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 23, 2014 | 10:15 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | September 22, 2014 | 11:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The exodus from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT continued on Monday when it announced that Doug Fridsma, MD, is stepping down from his post as chief scientist. More
Tom Sullivan | September 18, 2014 | 14:48 PM | Workforce Management
IT workers at Trinitas Regional Medical Center know that anyone coming to the hospital is not happy to be there, and CIO Judy Comitto understands that makes the job harder -- and perhaps more rewarding. More
Tom Sullivan | September 18, 2014 | 14:39 PM | Workforce Management
Every single IT professional at Children's Hospital & Medical Center makes rounds in a clinical or operational area. That's right, rounds, much like the type clinicians typically conduct. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 17, 2014 | 08:22 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
Texas Health is hardly the only hospital or health network that struggles to convince the CEO, CFO or other board members just how critical funding security initiatives and technologies really is, but it did use a unique approach to get their attention. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 11, 2014 | 08:08 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
With the war already underway, how can hospitals and networks prepare? Chief information security officers share insights about shifting toward more sophisticated information security tactics. More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | September 10, 2014 | 16:03 PM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Privacy and Security
When the Office for Civil Rights knocks on your door, asking about HIPAA compliance, it pays to be ready. And OCR is looking to audit providers ranging from large to small, and across a wide geographical distribution. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | September 5, 2014 | 06:20 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
After it was reported that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park was leaving his post, immediate speculation was that a Googler and a Twitter attorney were in the running to succeed him. Turns out: President Obama hired both. More
Tom Sullivan | September 4, 2014 | 09:51 AM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has been reshaping itself for the future and is working on its strategic plan alongside a 10-year roadmap for interoperability -- and that is against the backdrop of health IT reports put out by other... More
BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | August 28, 2014 | 08:01 AM | Privacy and Security
Consider the Assumption of Breach methodology that Seattle Children's Hospital Chief Information Security Officer Cris Ewell will delve into at the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy and Security Forum in Boston Sept. 8-9. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | August 25, 2014 | 07:54 AM | Network Infrastructure, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is reportedly packing up to head back West -- Silicon Valley, specifically. More