Infrastructure reality check: What can go in the cloud, really?
By Bill Siwicki 11:19 am December 12, 2018
Some healthcare CIOs say it's time to move just about everything to the cloud, while others say not so fast.
By Benjamin Harris 02:47 pm December 11, 2018
Black Book survey shows that some were wooed by brand names, instead of seeking core functionalities that give ROI – and wish they'd gotten more bang for their buck.
Updating EHR templates to match staff workflows aids ED performance
By Bill Siwicki 12:02 pm December 11, 2018
St. Mary Medical Center brought in a consulting team to reduce length of stay and the left-without-being-seen rate in its emergency department – and it worked.
By Diana Manos 11:11 am December 11, 2018
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, the first specialty hospital to win a HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence. has found a way to use teamwork and health IT to improve processes and care outcomes.
By Benjamin Harris 10:37 am December 11, 2018
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says shedding the legacy paper-based devices will improve privacy and security concerns, and enable better data sharing.  
Teamwork in the workplace
By Beth Jones Sanborn 02:58 pm December 06, 2018
Marc Harrison said the escalation process, which includes daily huddles with all levels of staff, has provided operational clarity, improved safety.
Open Door Family Medical Centers wins HIMSS Davies Award
By Bill Siwicki 01:02 pm December 06, 2018
The top award from HIMSS was given for the community health center’s efforts surrounding health IT and screening for colorectal cancer.
How big data is redefining the CEO, CFO and COO roles
By Bill Siwicki 08:14 am December 06, 2018
CIOs are in the best position as the originator and gatekeeper of data and as a fellow C-suite observer to comment on changing C-suite roles.
Billing tech boosts patient-initiated payments at BrightSpring
By Bill Siwicki 01:58 pm December 05, 2018
Staff immediately noticed the impact of the systems. They receive significantly fewer mailed checks, which has reduced the time spent to process payments. They also send fewer statements.
Communications platform gains efficiencies, cuts discharge time at Avera Health
By Bill Siwicki 02:16 pm December 04, 2018
In one case, 100 percent of Avera's respiratory therapists missed at least one therapy or medication order per day by at least 30 minutes – now, with the new platform, only 11 percent of therapists per day miss an order by that time.

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