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By Mike Restuccia 11:48 am January 31, 2020
It's hard for me to believe, but I’ve been at Penn Medicine for 13 years. There has been a remarkable amount of change, growth, and learning that has occurred both within my organization and in myself during this time.
By Afzal Chaudhry 07:58 am January 21, 2020
Dr Afzal Chaudhry, director of digital and CCIO at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, writes about the organisation's eHospital programme.
By James Freed 01:30 am December 19, 2019
From the rise of CCIOs to networks promoting diversity in the industry, the UK has seen a fair amount of change, writes Health Education England CIO James Freed.
By Charles Alessi 05:41 am December 04, 2019
Financial metrics driving the UK's NHS need to adapt to the role prevention and maintaining a healthy life are starting to play in healthcare systems, writes Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS International.
By Leonard D’Avolio 09:49 am December 03, 2019
Fundamental issues related to executive support, staff buy-in and patient risk stratification need to be understood and addressed before machine learning applications can help with population health goals.
By John Donohue 03:03 pm November 15, 2019
Underestimating the impact of organizational culture on your technology plans can lead to costly delays and unplanned outages, says John Donohue, Penn Medicine's associate VP for enterprise infrastructure services.
By Layla McCay 07:13 am November 08, 2019
Dr Layla McCay, director of international relations at the NHS Confederation, warns that Brexit “should not hinder” the collaboration between the UK and other European countries in the field of health research.
By Jim Beinlich 02:31 pm October 11, 2019
With cloud migrations, proper planning, oversight and management go a long way, says Penn Medicine's Associate Vice-President of Information Services Jim Beinlich –  just like they do with any successful technology pilot or rollout. 
By Rod Piechowski 10:09 am August 28, 2019
Leaders know that the IT department alone cannot secure an organisation, and that the easiest path to breach the best technical defenses is through their people, writes Rod Piechowski, VP of thought advisory for HIMSS.
By William Scandrett 04:51 pm August 16, 2019
Medical devices must be managed from a security perspective, but also from an operational perspective. Using analytics to establish behavior baselines helps support risk assessments, find malfunctions and enhance staff productivity.