Focus on The Business of Healthcare

What digital transformation demands: The entire C-suite’s influence

Information and technology comprise the backbone of smart, digital hospitals and systems. CIOs are leading that next-generation of healthcare and, in so doing, spending increasing amounts of time interacting with all top executives to shape the future by more effectively and efficiently harnessing technologies that align with business goals.
 
During December, we’ll interview thought leaders and experts to determine how data is redesigning the roles CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other execs play and take a business-first perspective on tactics such as cloud computing, telehealth, patient experience and innovation labs.

Hear from the experts

Medal CEO Lonnie Rae Kurlander

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Whether it's transmitted digitally through an HIE or arrives in the form of a fax, healthcare...

By Benjamin Harris |
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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A cybersecurity strategy is a must-have today for every hospital to protect patient information....

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

By Tom Sullivan |
Zane Burke Livongo Cerner
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Former Cerner President Zane Burke has taken the CEO post at Livongo — a startup founded by Glen...

By Tom Sullivan |
How to explain the real cost of cloud computing to your C-suite
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If a CIO cannot successfully communicate something IT to the rest of the C-suite, that’s a...

By Bill Siwicki |
opioid crisis
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The sheer scope of America’s opioid crisis—more than 40,000 opioid overdose deaths just in 2017,...

By John Glaser and Michael Fadden |
What to know before purchasing a next-gen ambulatory EHR
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Electronic health record systems are the backbone of ambulatory practices today and need to be...

By Bill Siwicki |
EHR strategic goals
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Prime Care Family Practice in Prince George, Virginia, is using its ambulatory EHR to help...

By Bill Siwicki |
Checklist: 10 steps for future-proofing ambulatory EHRs
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Following are insightful tips from ambulatory EHR experts on how best to prepare today for the...

By Bill Siwicki |
CFO vs. CIO: Who should own analytics?
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There are arguments to be made on both sides when it comes to who should own analytics in a...

By Bill Siwicki |
Infrastructure reality check: What can go in the cloud, really?
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The cloud has become ubiquitous in American business, including healthcare. It provides easy,...

By Bill Siwicki |
How hospitals can turn innovation labs into commercial profit centers
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Some U.S. hospitals and health systems have turned their successful in-house work in health IT...

By Bill Siwicki |
invest in health IT
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Health IT will remain a hot investment sector through 2019 – driven by the need for tools that...

By Diana Manos |
social determinants of health
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Social determinants hold the potential improve care, reduce costs and enhance the lives of...

By Tom Sullivan |
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 economy keeps booming and job reports signal again that unemployment is down. That’s good...

By John Donohue |
Forrester 2019
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Next year will be a big one for healthcare delivery as we know it, according to Forrester...

By Diana Manos |
digital transformation
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Digital transformation is not just about the IT shop....

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

By Tom Sullivan |
HIMSS Analytics ERP
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Enterprise resource planning software is a business stalwart dating well back into the previous...

By Tom Sullivan |
AI digital workforce
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NEW YORK — Healthcare organizations implementing artificial intelligence must move to “decision...

By John Sharp |
CIO predictions
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Analyst house IDC forecasts big changes for the role of chief information officer as their...

By Mike Miliard |
doctor looking on tablet at personal health records
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For National Health IT Week 2018, HIMSS Analytics delivered new research exploring some key...

By Tom Sullivan |
cybersecurity interoperability
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The Center for Connected Medicine polled IT executives across 38 health systems for its 2019 Top...

By Benjamin Harris |
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Key European eHealth interoperability experts gathered in Brussels, Belgium, last week to discuss...

By Anett Molnar |
Artificial Intelligence
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All November long, Healthcare IT News and other HIMSS Media brands have been focused on...

By Mike Miliard |
health IT
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As the 2018 holiday season kicks off and people across the country gather to reflect on...

By Tom Sullivan |
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Blockchain is poised to go big in healthcare soon, according to a new study from CB Insights. The...

By Benjamin Harris |
CIO predictions
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Analyst house IDC forecasts big changes for the role of chief information officer as their...

By Mike Miliard |
digital transformation
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Digital transformation is a business-wide challenge, and many large organizations are struggling...

By Diana Manos |

A year of market disruptions

amazon healthcare
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Yes, Amazon rattled the healthcare market on Tuesday when it announced a partnership with...

By Tom Sullivan |
Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase venture
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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan announced the eagerly-anticipated head of their joint...

By Mike Miliard |
cvs aetna merger with Epic analytics
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While early reports about the planned $77 billion merger between CVS and Aetna focused on massive...

By Mike Miliard |
poll results graphic
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During the first week of our Focus on Innovation in September, we asked HIMSS Media readers which...

By Tom Sullivan |
Amazon healthcare
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Just about everyone paying attention in healthcare is wondering exactly what Amazon has up its...

By Bernie Monegain |
hacking breaches
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The number of reported data breaches in 2018 is at a consistent pace with this same time period...

By Diana Manos |

Thought leaders on HIMSS TV

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.

By HIMSS TV |
Hong Xu, CPC Party Secretary at Children's Hospital of Fudan University
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Hong Xu, CPC Party Secretary at Children's Hospital of Fudan University, discusses digital health, smart hospitals and where technology fits into the government's Healthy China initiative.

By HIMSS TV |
Zhigang Liang, CIO, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences
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Zhigang Liang, CIO, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, talks about what hospitals need to understand before embarking on a journey toward Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

By HIMSS TV |
Yu Quan, CIO at China Medical University’s Shengjing Hospital
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With 11 hospitals validated at Stage 7 on the EMRAM, China has made great inroads with digitizing healthcare. Yu Quan, CIO at China Medical University's Shengjing Hospital, which achieved Stage 7, talks about the next steps in the country's efforts.

By HIMSS TV |
HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf
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HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf  discusses the digital healthcare market in China and how that technology can help improve access and quality of services in the country.

By HIMSS TV |
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 |
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.

By HIMSS TV |
John Daniels, VP of HIMSS Analytics
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John Daniels, VP of HIMSS Analytics, says there is more to digitizing an organization than installing EMR functions, and discusses other adoption and maturity models including artificial intelligence, continuity of care and infrastructure.

By HIMSS TV |
Sentara Health VP and CISO Dan Bowden.
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Sentara Health VP and CISO Dan Bowden discusses how hospitals are  preparing for consumerism and value-based care by building apps and tools in the cloud.

By HIMSS TV |
Christiana Care Health System CSIO Anahi Santiago.
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Christiana Care Health System CISO Anahi Santiago discusses why hospitals have to invest in security tools to stay ahead of cyberthreats, but that it's just as important to focus on people and process as it is on technology.

By HIMSS TV |
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.

By HIMSS TV |
Robin Frady
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Robin Frady, executive director, B&CI Information Services at Grady Health System, talks about her organization’s success with using AI and data to target at-risk patients with post-discharge EMS outreach. 

By HIMSS TV |
Claus Duedal Pedersen.
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Claus Duedal Pedersen, Chief Innovation Officer for the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at the Odense University Hospital in Denmark, talks about shortening the road from academic research to the practical world of the healthcare system.

By HIMSS TV |
David Kho
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When taking on data governance projects, David Kho, Chief Medical Information and Chief Digital Officer of ChenMed, says it's critical to consider data quality, consistency, standards and lineage.

By HIMSS TV |
Prof Xiangliang ZHANG speaking with HIMSS TV
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Prof Xiangliang Zhang, associate professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, is working with biology data to understand the relationship between disease, genes and drugs to gain better insight to develop predictive models; and encouraging students into pursue careers in data science.

By HIMSS TV |
Mazen Sobh talking to HIMSS TV
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Mazen Sobh, regional business manager at CareStream in the Middle East, outlines the financial, technical, clinical and security benefits of cloud computing for imaging but says key advantage is patient access in a variety of care settings.

By HIMSS TV |
Glen Tullman talking to HIMSS TV
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Livongo CEO Glen Tullman explains that moves by businesses like Amazon and CVS are pushing the traditional healthcare system model because ready or not, consumers want to make their own healthcare decisions.

By HIMSS TV |