WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 23, 2014 | 16:46 PM
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping into a new role within Health and Human Services – with a focus on Ebola and other public health issues. ONC Chief Operating Officer Lisa A. Lewis has been named acting national coordinator. More
Tom Sullivan | October 23, 2014 | 10:25 AM | Privacy and Security
"It isn't out of the realm of the possible" that medical device security flaws could "cause severe injury or death," according to a Department of Homeland Security official investigating devices and other pieces of hospital equipment... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 16, 2014 | 09:45 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The overarching message delivered to joint HIT Policy and Standards Committees by the JASON task force on Oct. 15: The government should "act with urgency" to encourage and motivate the healthcare industry, using whatever mechanisms available, to... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 15, 2014 | 15:14 PM | Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
ONC's work to drive interoperability is under perhaps more intense scrutiny than ever. Yet, a sense emerged on Wednesday morning during a meeting of the joint HIT Policy and Standards Committees that, while much work remains, the notion that there is no... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 14, 2014 | 11:03 AM | Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
National coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, revealed on Tuesday that ONC now has a new Chief Privacy Officer. "She brings a set of rich experiences at the intersection of health information, privacy, and modernizing the health care delivery system,"... More
PALO ALTO, CA | Tom Sullivan | October 6, 2014 | 14:44 PM | Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile/Wireless, Network Infrastructure
Will hospitals be forced to buy HP desktops, laptops and printers from one group and the servers that connect them from another? More
Tom Sullivan, Erin McCann | September 29, 2014 | 14:29 PM
With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition. More
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