Focus on Digital Transformation

Digital transformation: Healthcare making progress but much work remains

The system is digitized. Time to look at what comes next.

With some 95 percent of healthcare providers having deployed EHRs, the healthcare system is officially digital. The new frontier? Connectivity that enables clinicians, researchers, executives to put that data to work.

During May, we'll dive into digital transformation by interviewing experts and talking to professionals on the front lines about what's really happening today and what hospital executives need to be doing right now.

What you need to know

How a pop health platform helped one ACO prevent 98 strokes and 39 heart attacks in less than a year

The Arizona Care Network serves hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the state.

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Arizona Care Network, an accountable care organization based in Phoenix, is quite focused on care...

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Driving better outcomes for Health Innovation Manchester's population is at the heart of the organization's mission – while setting up new products to maximize the benefits of technology is a priority, says CEO Ben Bridgewater.

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Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice earned a readmission rate of just 7.5 percent, nearly half of...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Driving better outcomes for Health Innovation Manchester's population is at the heart of the organization's mission – while setting up new products to maximize the benefits of technology is a priority, says CEO Ben Bridgewater.

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U.S. health systems are availing themselves of prescription intelligence software to ensure they...

By Mike Miliard |
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As healthcare moves to value-based, consumer-centric models, and the industry is disrupted by...

By Nathan Eddy |
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As we focus this month on the promise and potential of digital transformation across healthcare,...

By Mike Miliard |
Perioperative system helps surgery department transform OR utilization
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Dr. Kathy Cho is an anesthesiologist at University Hospitals Ahuja, part of the University...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Health and care systems are changing rapidly. These changes are in part being driven by the...

Rima Abdel-Massih, MD, director of tele-ID services at UPMC, will serve as chief medical offer at ID Connect.

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UPMC has launched a new company, Infectious Disease Connect, that seeks to boost ID services...

By Mike Miliard |
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The Penn Medicine Institute for Biomedical Informatics announced the launch of a free, open...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Nashville-based HCA Healthcare announced the launch of Sepsis Prediction and Optimization of...

By Nathan Eddy |
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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Informatics takes aim at the notion that...

By Mike Miliard |
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Patient experience is more than just patient satisfaction surveys, claims Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy, who sees an evolution on the horizon.

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New telemedicine and monitoring systems give Cone Health ICU caregivers more views and data

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

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Cone Health, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based multi-hospital health system with 150 locations,...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Building a bridge between IT and biomedical departments would foster better security of the...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Financial barriers preventing buy-in to a health information exchange just got lower in six...

By Benjamin Harris |
Care coordination network enables Aspire Health to best deploy case managers
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Aspire Health Alliance in Quincy, Massachusetts, partners with healthcare organizations and...

By Bill Siwicki |
Implementation best practices: Going live with new imaging tech
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Imaging technology is used daily, constantly, in healthcare. It’s crucial to the successful...

By Bill Siwicki |
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CLEVELAND – At the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Forum on Wednesday, Sabina...

By Mike Miliard |

Toby Cosgrove, an executive advisor to Google, and Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy at the Patient Experience Summit. 

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CLEVELAND — Toby Cosgrove, the former Cleveland Clinic chief executive who is now executive...

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Geoff Colvin speaks Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Summit

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CLEVELAND – At the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Summit on Wednesday, two experts...

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Speakers and attendees at Patient Experience Summit 2019 discuss ways providers can operationalize and implement empathy beyond the bedside.

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Jonah Comstock, editor in chief of MobiHealthNews, shares observations from the Patient Experience Summit 2019, including how healthcare organizations are learning from other industries how to solve patient experience and consumerization issues.

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Denise Hines, Chief Americas Officer at HIMSS, talks about the need for healthcare IT to take a full look at the patient and what's next in patient empathy and experience.

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Press Ganey CEO Joe Greskoviak speaks with Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Adrienne Boissy, MD

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CLEVELAND – Healthcare is full of "mission-driven, passionate people" who work hard every day to...

By Mike Miliard |
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Change Healthcare on Monday unveiled the most recent version of InterQual 2019, its flagship...

By Mike Miliard |
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CLEVELAND — When Walmart assessed a subset of its 1.2-1.6 million associates about wellbeing it...

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The new interoperability rules will fuel a new era for consumer healthcare, explains Emma Cartmell, founding partner of Cartmell Ventures.

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Steven Kaplan, MD, associate chief medical officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses how communication and empathy workshops are resulting in clinicians feeling better about the care they deliver and how they communicate with patients.

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Lexington, Kentucky-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare is deploying new tele-ICU capabilities...

By Mike Miliard |
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A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT found a deep learning...

By Nathan Eddy |

Photo (detail) by Masur - own work, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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UC San Francisco and the Doctors Company are collaborating on a new $1 million initiative to...

By Mike Miliard |
Population health analytics help Banner Health better predict high-cost patients
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Banner Health, a health system based in Phoenix, Arizona, wanted to focus its resources on the...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Health application developer Clarigent Health is teaming up with The Children’s Home of...

By Nathan Eddy |
Clinicians at the Bowen Center give trust back to IT staff after new network infrastructure installed

One of the Bowen Center’s 39 locations in northern Indiana. (Credit: The Bowen Center)

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About two years ago, the Bowen Center, a provider of mental health care in northern Indiana...

By Bill Siwicki |
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More and more hospitals and health systems are recognizing the innovation their nurses can bring...

By Mike Miliard |
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Digital transformation. It sounds daunting and absolutely essential because it’s both....

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Digital health enthusiast and NOSTALAB President John Nosta discusses the three D's of health innovation – device, data, decision – and what it will take to get to where we need to be.

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Almost everybody in the health IT world is talking about digital transformation right now. But...

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Kaufmann Clinic aims to boost revenue by 30% with telemedicine
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The Kaufmann Clinic, an internal medicine practice operating in Atlanta since 1954, has a very...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Some of the biggest names in healthcare and life sciences have signed on to a new blockchain...

By Mike Miliard |
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The two top uses cases for analytics in healthcare are financial and care quality measures,...

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Care management app reduces surgical complications, among other improvements, at health system
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Before and after surgery, most patients must serve as the ‘general contractors’ of their own care...

By Bill Siwicki |
Vanderbilt's AI-powered EHR voice assistant saves time for caregivers
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the largest academic...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Shaping the future of healthcare IT requires an understanding of common problems and solving them in a whole health economy – inside and outside of the hospital, says Mike Fuller, regional managing director at InterSystems.

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Venture investments in digital health dropped from $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2018 to ...

By Tom Sullivan |
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It starts with input from the front lines and includes outside partners to truly understand the problems and continues through the entire tech lifecycle.

By Tom Sullivan |
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Anyone paying attention is aware of the app explosion happening in healthcare today while...

By Tom Sullivan |
digital transformation CIO
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The healthcare C-suite is getting crowded....

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There’s a need for health systems to prove with scientific rigor which new apps and innovations work, says Dr. Ashish Atreja, chief innovation officer at Mount Sinai and founding chair of NODE.Health.

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Dr. Manish Kohli, HIMSS Enterprise Board Chair
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Dr. Manish Kohli, HIMSS Enterprise Board Chair, discusses physician burn-out and delivering insights for better clinical decision making, adding that success will come when the technology becomes invisible while patients are in front of doctors and nurses.

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For its recent report on the future of work, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions checked in with...

By Mike Miliard |
Hal Wolf, HIMSS President and CEO
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With an aging population, disconnected health information systems and a rising consumer, Hal Wolf, HIMSS President and CEO, says that breaking down barriers to information exchange will support delivery of better services and technology.

By HIMSS TV |
artificial intelligence
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Artificial intelligence is so hyped that it might be tempting for top health executives to...

By Tom Sullivan |
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A quick look back at the competing specs for clinical coding and data exchange gives a glimpse of the some of the challenges still ongoing today.

By Tom Sullivan |
AI-powered voice note taking saves OrthoAtlanta an hour per physician per day
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OrthoAtlanta, a 14-office group practice with 37 physicians, is one of the largest physician...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Subha Airan-Javia, associate professor at Penn Medicine, says the industry has learned a lot during the last decade and now we’re ready to use those lessons learned to move in new directions. 

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How big data is redefining the CEO, CFO and COO roles
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Never before in the history of healthcare has the C-suite at hospitals and health systems had...

By Bill Siwicki |
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The move to value-based care is a long journey, says David Chou, VP and principal analyst of Constellation Research, who discusses looking at tech mega-trends through a healthcare lens to operationalize them. 

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The economy keeps booming and job reports signal again that unemployment is down. That’s good...

By John Donohue |
Neil Patel, president of Healthbox
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Neil Patel, president of Healthbox, which was acquired by HIMSS in March, talks about how  his company provides the platforms and opportunities for digital health startups to link up with payers and providers.

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The cybersecurity landscape is changing fast as hospitals and health systems continue to adjust...

By Mike Miliard |
John Sharp
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Patient-generated data from apps, devices and digital therapeutics will make personal health dashboards that manage wellness possible, says HIMSS Personal Connected Health Alliance Director of Thought Advisory John Sharp. 

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telehealth
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Telemedicine is much more than two video cameras, two screens, a doctor and a patient....

By Bill Siwicki |
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Wende Hutton, general partner at Canaan Partners, discusses the venture capital firm’s project looking not only into the benefits of blockchain but also its potential to be corrupted.

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Pfizer is working with Boston-based Concerto HealthAI for a collaboration that will apply...

By Mike Miliard |
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Dr. Michael Zaroukian, CMIO at Sparrow Health System, talks about how Sparrow measures the success of using data and analytics to put interventions where they will do the most good.

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Conference rooms, conference calls and cubes make it harder to gain the empathic stance necessary for harnessing the world’s knowledge to solve problems, says Intermountain Director of Innovation Todd Dunn.

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Ochsner's system uses data patients collect at home to treat COPD, diabetes and hypertension. "Patients are thirsty for the data," claims Chief Clinical Transformation Officer Dr. Richard Milani.

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One of the challenges with patient-generated data is figuring out how to use it for predicting future health events, says Mayo Clinic Medical Informaticist Dr. Karl Poterack.

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Duke University Health System Chief Analytics Officer Stephen Blackwelder details how IT funnels various data sources such as EHRs and claims data into a treasure trove researchers can analyze.

By HIMSS TV |
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Sanofi execs Ruchita Sinha and Christina Koutoudis discuss the company’s thinking about digital technology, innovation and pharma's role and future.

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Tips for supporting nurses, doctors through the digital transformation
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Joanne Bosanquet, deputy chief nurse at Public Health England weighs the benefits of tech adoption with the need to give nurses the support and time they need to embrace change.

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