Innovation Pulse

buzzwords CIOs IT pros hate
By Tom Sullivan 09:09 am July 17, 2017
From a job killing acronym to tech trends they're sick of hearing, prominent technologists share the least-liked, most-overused idioms, slang and jargon.
secure messaging in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 09:16 am June 26, 2017
Leading hospitals deploying secure messaging are finding that once the technology is in use, it opens up new doors to more innovation.
digital health

Blending innovation, business cases and risk means that hospitals have to experiment because sometimes apps will surprise like Pokemon Go, which is considered the biggest fitness app right now.

By Tom Sullivan 11:06 am June 12, 2017
Mount Sinai has a “little big data group,” LifeBridge and Thomas Jefferson also foster clinical innovation teams, and they all say experimentation, evidence, rigor and risk are needed to succeed.
unsecured medical devices

Kevin Fu, CEO of Virta Laboratories and director of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security at the University of Michigan, speaking at the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 10:34 am May 30, 2017
Tech-savvy hospitals like Mayo, Kaiser and Christiana are always testing, recognizing cybersecurity threats could get scarier, and aiming to change mindsets to focus on infosec as a patient safety issue.
EHR go-live

Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City CIO David Chou speaking at the Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum in Boston. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:33 am May 10, 2017
Hospitals spend so much money on EHRs that it makes them veritable tech vendors, whether they like it or not, and that creates the opportunity to deliver a better user experience for clinicians, staff and patients. 
AI machine learning Moore's Law

Health Catalyst EVP Dale Sanders said the rate of machine learning advancement is faster than anything he's ever seen. 

By Tom Sullivan 06:42 am April 07, 2017
The technologies are enabling early-adopter hospitals to transition from the art of medicine to the science of medicine. 
Thomas Jefferson Stephen Klasko

Thomas Jefferson CEO Stephen Klasko in the former Federal Reserve room that is now an innovation space. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:10 am March 06, 2017
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital CEO Stephen Klasko is striking some surprising partnerships to advance a bold vision that disrupts care delivery and medical school, as well as the education of those who will be critical a decade from now.
Ernest Hemingway healthcare innovation

Ernest Hemingway circa 1924. From the collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

By Tom Sullivan 07:33 am December 09, 2016
Near-ubiquitous adoption of EHR platforms has created a foundation for innovation. And hospitals including Cedars-Sinai and Adventist are fostering emerging technologies, from cloud-based continuous monitoring to virtual reality for patient engagement. 
interoperability ripe for disruption

Penn Medicine CIO Mike Restuccia said that until the healthcare industry has common semantic, data model and data definition standards interoperability will lag in adoption and under-deliver in results. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:08 am September 26, 2016
Interoperability has, well, interoperability problems. Standards are being developed but EHRs are still under-delivering. And once data sharing picks up, more challenges will arise than we can understand today. Multiple tipping points are ahead. 
CIOs, CISOs share advice on cybersecurity

Texas Children’s CISO Sanjeev Sah said hospitals must master the basics because there’s no way to protect against advanced threats if you do not.

By Tom Sullivan 09:52 am June 01, 2016
Speak their language. Don’t talk too deeply about technology. But also remember to pitch the innovative ways that investing in security can improve the business, executives from Henry Ford, NIST, PwC, Texas Children's and others advise.

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