Transformational Leadership

Leadership Fundamentals for Digital Transformation

Seldom in recent memory have healthcare organizations needed strong leadership to help chart a course through multiple challenging crises at once. With the pandemic continuing unabated, providers are facing a perfect storm of challenges – surging inpatient and outpatient demand, plummeting provider revenues, an uptick in ransomware and other cyberattacks, and new imperatives around telehealth and remote monitoring.

At the same time, forward-looking hospitals and health systems are taking full advantage of new digital transformation opportunities available – technologies around virtual care, cloud platforms, artificial intelligence, connected health tools and more. This month, we’ll show how healthcare leaders are investing in this forward push, positioning themselves to capitalize on an array of innovations to enable a brighter future.

What you need to know

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As COVID-19 surges and supply lines become critical, health system leaders are working toward real-...
By Kat Jercich |
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The partnership will use de-identified patient data to zero in on factors that worsen COVID-19...
By Kat Jercich |
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Learn to Live was added to insurer benefits to address behavioral health disorders, which are among...
By Susan Morse |
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When health systems have their staff manage revenue cycles, up to 25% of the day can be spent on...
By Mallory Hackett |
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf and Executive Director of Clinical Research Anne Snowdon
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HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf and Executive Director of Clinical Research Anne Snowdon discuss what HIMSS and...
By HIMSS TV |
Doctor talking to patient
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Automating risk stratification kept patients out of the ER, giving financial incentive to move to...
By Jeff Lagasse |
Doctor looking at analytics display
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The system's digital transformation achieved Stage 7 designation from the HIMSS Analytics...
By Jeff Lagasse |
CVS pharmacy
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Contactless payment is now being used by nearly 80% of consumers worldwide for health and safety...
By Mallory Hackett |
Dr. Anthony Fauci

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At the American Medical Informatics Association virtual annual symposium this week, Dr. Anthony...
By Kat Jercich |
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Experts say that designing technology for everyone and creating customization features for smaller...
By Mallory Hackett |
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Early on in the pandemic, New York City was an epicenter for COVID-19 and had roughly 5% of the...
By Mallory Hackett |
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There's an art to balancing new innovation while maintaining a high level of existing service...
By Anna E. Schoenbaum |
Tampa General Hospital building complex
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TGH InnoVentures will include an innovation lab and an accelerator program, and will directly...
By Mike Miliard |
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The new initiative offers $100 million in network equipment and services for providers offering...
By Mike Miliard |
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School (G Allais, Flickr)

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While "EHRs have known shortcomings," coordinated data initiatives and better...
By Kat Jercich |
Brigham Digital Innovation Hub team members stand around packaged meal containers on a table

In May, members of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub team promoted the Safe Care Ideas initiative with stickers on salad bowls.

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The Boston health system’s Digital Innovation Hub has spearheaded a new way to get all staff...
By Bill Siwicki |
Patient paying at doctors office
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For one health system, robotic process automation equates to about 27,000 hours in a month saved,...
By Susan Morse |
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf
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The COVID-19 crisis has led to major leaps forward for telehealth, decision support and more, says...
By Mike Miliard |
Penn Medicine
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Penn Medicine Chief Information Officer Mike Restuccia says strong leadership is needed to...
By Mike Restuccia |
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Hospital and health plan leaders also see revenue cycle management as an area of innovation that...
By Kat Jercich |
An old-timey microphone and radio setup represent our weekly digital health podcast
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Paddy Padmanabhan checks in with HIMSSCast about his and Ed Marx's new book
By Healthcare IT News |
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Seamless workflow integration, better patient engagement, artificial intelligence utilization and...
By Kat Jercich |
CIO experiences burnout, places hand to forehead
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For the latest in our series on burnout during the age of COVID-19, six hospital chief information...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Christopher Lee and Babak Movassaghi said artificial intelligence and augmented reality will soon...
By Kat Jercich |
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From "outlawed" buzzwords to frustratingly defeatist attitudes, servers on the fritz to...
By Kat Jercich |
George Halvorson and Judy Faulkner

George Halvorson and Judy Faulkner

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In a conversation with George Halvorson, the CEO discusses interoperability, telehealth, rapid...
By Mike Miliard |
Cerner CEO Brent Shafer speaks at the virtual Cerner Health Conference 2020

Cerner CEO Brent Shafer speaks at the virtual Cerner Health Conference 2020

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At the Cerner Health Conference, CEO Brent Shafer said COVID-19 has "inspired a burst of...
By Mike Miliard |
Geisinger Medical Center

Geisinger Medical Center

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Since launching the new systems, the health system has increased organic traffic to its website by...
By Bill Siwicki |
Security team in server room
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With criminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis, security experts show how health systems...
By Kat Jercich |
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A report from KLAS and CHIME finds that hospitals and health systems are still investing in...
By Mike Miliard |

Mayo Clinic CIO Cris Ross and Aashima Gupta, director of Global Healthcare Solutions at Google

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In a HIMSS Learning Center presentation, Mayo CIO Cris Ross, Platform President Dr. John Halamka...
By Mike Miliard |