Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including government policy and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT

EHR interoperability is close
By Tom Sullivan 12:22 pm July 25, 2018
No, interoperability will not be completely solved – but an architectural feat that's about to happen will ignite FHIR and API innovation and bring bright new developer minds to healthcare.
Healthcare security forum panel talks about cybersecurity innovation in San Francisco

On left, Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan moderates a panel at the Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm July 13, 2018
Here's a look at why a secure innovation foundation is important – and some advice for getting started building one.
apple, walmart, cerner and epic EHR moves in June
By Tom Sullivan 03:51 pm July 06, 2018
This month’s look at the tech projects your competitors are undertaking right now and other interesting moves in the EHR realm.
precision medicine dna genetics testing future of digital health
By Tom Sullivan 10:00 am June 04, 2018
A new quantitative era is emerging for digital health, AI, social networks, analytics and precision medicine that will eclipse the disease industry that exists today.
EHR happenings and interoperability initiatives in May
By Tom Sullivan 09:29 am June 01, 2018
Apple, Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner and others made noteworthy moves in the last few weeks.
EHR safety contest from ONC
By Tom Sullivan 11:12 am May 23, 2018
Agency seeks app that enables clinicians to report safety issues within the EHR workflow.
Precision medicine panel of experts speaking at HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C.

Aviva Debeer of IBM Watson Health said developers need to design experiences that engage patients in their own health at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 10:45 am May 22, 2018
That burdens hospitals with the responsibility to ensure affordability, access and ethics to avoid making a broken healthcare system even worse.
HIMSS releases free interoperability environmental scan
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am May 22, 2018
Hospitals can use the tool to assess connectivity options such as Epic’s Care Everywhere, Carequality, CommonWell, the Sequoia Project, others.
EHR vendors record on interoperability

There are 16 distinct EHR platforms in the marketplace today.

By Tom Sullivan 10:07 am May 16, 2018
Hospitals have a complex web of electronic health record vendors but once data sharing broadens it will open the door to innovation.
HIMSS international leadership team with Charles Alessi and Bruce Steinberg

Charles Alessi, MD, (left) and Bruce Steinberg join HIMSS international leadership team.

By Tom Sullivan 11:06 am May 15, 2018
Chief Clinical Officer and Executive Vice President of International will help HIMSS deliver regional context to members around the world, CEO Hal Wolf says.

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