BOSTON | Tom Sullivan | November 25, 2014 | 07:36 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Workforce Management
Big data is bringing big changes to healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes. Making the most of it will require providers to develop or hire new skill sets to compile a "cross-breed of expertise, wherein data scientists work in tandem with... More
Tom Sullivan | November 18, 2014 | 13:04 PM | Mobile/Wireless
As Penn Medicine enters the home stretch of formulating its bring-your-own-device policy, Associate CIO of Technology and Infrastructure John Donohue discusses the finer points of crafting smart BYOD rules, from addressing governance up-front to getting early... More
Tom Sullivan | October 30, 2014 | 07:19 AM | Mobile/Wireless
Research by Accenture has found that nurses frequently use a wide range of communication technologies. Although these technologies can help collaboration and patient care, there are some downsides as well. More
Tom Sullivan | October 30, 2014 | 07:12 AM | Mobile/Wireless
While consumer-facing mobile apps garner much of the spotlight, mHealth devices, hardware and software are all starting to gain purchase within hospitals. To that end, this year's mHealth Summit has added two key symposia: The Healthcare IT News Privacy... More
Tom Sullivan | October 29, 2014 | 04:56 AM | Data Warehousing, Enterprise Content Management, Cloud Computing
Add Google's product roster to the ranks of primarily consumer-centric tools making a play for enterprises. The search giant has effectively taken a page -- albeit a new and somewhat surprising one -- from Apple's playbook when it partnered with... More
Tom Sullivan | October 28, 2014 | 14:59 PM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether she would return to ONC or stay on as acting assistant secretary at HHS over the long term. It... More
SALT LAKE CITY | Tom Sullivan | October 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Privacy and Security, Cloud Computing
Among the 71 mobile and telemedicine projects underway at Intermountain Healthcare are a smartwatch clinicians use, the gyrometer given to patients post-operation and the popular social networking tools Facebook, Twitter and Yammer. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 24, 2014 | 10:01 AM | Meaningful Use, Policy and Legislation, Interoperability
The exodus of top-tier ONC leaders continues. In fact, it might now officially be called a brain drain. Not long after news broke that National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, was stepping out of her post on Thursday, word came down that Deputy National... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | October 24, 2014 | 05:46 AM | Policy and Legislation
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 | 09:25 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 | 08:45 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 | 14:14 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