This 18-part feature story series offers a deep dive into how CIOs and other healthcare leaders can best optimize technologies to produce results specific to a provider organization’s clinical and business needs.
Experts from across the health IT field will share insights about everything from AI and cloud computing to telemedicine and population health.
Barely a day goes by without news of a new malware variant, zero day threat or medical device vulnerability. Hospitals and health systems have come to understand in recent years – with many learning the hard way – that their mission-critical IT systems are facing a relentless and determined threat from innumerable cybersecurity bad actors.
To survive in this fraught new era, healthcare organizations need agile, adaptable and forward-thinking strategies to safeguard their most important asset: data. In August, Healthcare IT News, along with our sister sites, MobiHealthNews and Healthcare Finance, will focus on the many ways the industry is succeeding – and the places it's falling short – when it comes to the all-important task of enterprise-wide security.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032, including both primary care doctors and specialists. How can you minimize the effect of this trend on your healthcare organization? How can you recruit the best people, retain talent you have and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the patients you serve?
In the month of July, we'll speak to experts about how they're managing their workforces – not just clinicians, but IT departments, data scientists, care managers, back office staff and others. We'll also look at how those healthcare workforces are changing – and how they ought to be changing – in the face of automation, value-based reimbursement, telemedicine, consumerism and other emerging trends and new technologies.
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.
With FHIR 4, Open APIs, Carequality and CommonWell reaching a milestone of sorts and the finalized information blocking rule from Health and Human Services coming, the table is set for notable advancements in health information exchange.
During April, we'll talk to experts and thought leaders about what's really happening in interoperability, present original HIMSS Media research on the state of data exchange, delve into the newly proposed rule from HHS and share insights about what the future holds.
Healthcare IT News and HIMSS TV covered RSA 2019 live! In San Francisco, the conference's overarching themes were emerging cybersecurity technologies (AI and machine learning, anyone?) as well as the human element, including the need for more diverse infosec teams and modernizing the security culture to empower professionals to better respond in times of crisis.