Michelle McNickle

By Michelle McNickle 10:45 am July 02, 2012
Social media is without a doubt playing a major part in patient engagement, marketing efforts and an overall sense of communication within the industry. But with the growth of these tools come other issues to consider -- such as the legal ramifications of using outlets like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn within a healthcare setting.
By Michelle McNickle 10:40 am June 29, 2012
With the nation on the edge of its seat June 28, the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional for all Americans to obtain health insurance or face penalties. And with the remaining sections of the ACA staying in place, healthcare reform was deemed to be in full swing, resulting in another victory for the Obama administration.
By Michelle McNickle 01:41 pm June 28, 2012
With the nation on the edge of its seat Thursday morning, the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional for all Americans to have health insurance or face penalties. And with the remaining sections of the ACA staying in place, healthcare reform was deemed to be in full swing, resulting in another 'win' for the Obama administration.
By Michelle McNickle 12:00 pm June 27, 2012
Cloud computing is a growing trend, with many looking to the technology as a natural step toward leveraging data. And if there's one more important use for the cloud, Greg Arnette, CTO at archiving company Sonian, believes it would be archiving to it.
By Michelle McNickle 01:16 pm June 26, 2012
For the most part, healthcare IT is politically bipartisan and enjoys the full support of government. But one area where federal regulators have taken an increasing interest is mobile health. Two experts offers some thoughts on how the FDA and others could impact its development, for better or worse.
By Michelle McNickle 11:26 am June 25, 2012
Make no mistake: Whichever way the Supreme Court rules will have implications on the healthcare industry. Lawyers from Arent Fox weigh in on what some of the changes might be.
By Michelle McNickle 09:38 am June 21, 2012
Mobile devices pose a large and growing threat to healthcare data, not to mention the fines and lawsuits breaches could bring. Here is a baker's dozen of tips for safeguarding health information in this increasingly mobile world.
By Michelle McNickle 02:21 pm June 20, 2012
As strategic initiatives across IT continue to grow, many are looking to the CIO as a leader. But according to Pamela Dixon, managing partner at SSi-Search, another prominent position is evolving to aid the CIO in the development of new projects.
By Michelle McNickle 12:50 pm June 19, 2012
As threat risks continue to grow for mobile devices in healthcare -- think thumb drives, smartphones, tablets and laptops -- the pressure to mitigate these risks is being put on the providers. The folks at ID Experts believe now is the time to assess your mobile strategy and take charge of PHI.
By Michelle McNickle 09:57 am June 19, 2012
This past March, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston opened its Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women after recently expanding a new West Campus in an effort to meet growing needs and a shift in population base. And with this growth, said Rick McFee, director of supply chain management at Texas Children's, there came an excellent...

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