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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

2019 planner.
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By 2020, supply chain expenses will eclipse labor as the new number one cost in healthcare, one...
By Beth Jones Sanborn |

Medal CEO Lonnie Rae Kurlander

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Medal CEO Lonnie Rae Kurlander aims to bring machine learning-enabled simplicity to ever-growing...
By Benjamin Harris |
People on mobile devices.
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Don't tell consumers how great you are. Target their needs using tech and social media instead...
By Susan Morse |
telehealth
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NewYork-Presbyterian, UPMC and Thibodaux executives discuss the advantages and imperatives of...
By Bill Siwicki |
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For threats ranging from data leakage to ransomware to credential-stealing malware, healthcare...
By Bill Siwicki |
artificial intelligence
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HIMSS Media research uncovered the key areas where hospitals say AI and machine learning are...
By Tom Sullivan |
Zane Burke Livongo Cerner
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The long-time Cerner executive takes the helm at startup, which develops technology to improve care...
By Tom Sullivan |
How to explain the real cost of cloud computing to your C-suite
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The benefits are well known yet some IT leaders still have a hard time convincing CEOs, CFOs and...
By Bill Siwicki |
opioid crisis
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Properly configured EHRs are a start. From there, top leadership can employ several tactics to...
By John Glaser and Michael Fadden |
Jefferson Health's Robert Neff
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Jefferson Health's Robert Neff said that after breaking through that barrier hiring executives...
By Jeff Lagasse |
What to know before purchasing a next-gen ambulatory EHR
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Executives from Epic, Allscripts, athenahealth, eClinicalWorks and Greenway reveal what business...
By Bill Siwicki |
EHR strategic goals
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Prime Care Family Practice COO Amar Shah says the platform helps it address quality, cost and...
By Bill Siwicki |
Checklist: 10 steps for future-proofing ambulatory EHRs
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Action items to help make the most of whichever electronic health record platform you’ve...
By Bill Siwicki |
Millenial
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About two-thirds of millennials in revenue cycle jobs are satisfied with their roles, though many...
By Jeff Lagasse |
Doctors meeting
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The problem was the web of multiple EMRs that complicated the process and created dramatic...
By Beth Jones Sanborn |
CFO vs. CIO: Who should own analytics?
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Two health systems with robust analytics programs say shared ownership and stewardship in the C-...
By Bill Siwicki |
Infrastructure reality check: What can go in the cloud, really?
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Some healthcare CIOs say it's time to move just about everything to the cloud, while others say...
By Bill Siwicki |
Nurses
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In Part 2 of our series on the hospital mergers, a look at the common problems and advice about how...
By Beth Jones Sanborn |
Teamwork in the workplace
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Marc Harrison said the escalation process, which includes daily huddles with all levels of staff,...
By Beth Jones Sanborn |
Doctor and patient
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The spike in physician jobs is outpacing the strong economy, and that means it's time for...
By Jeff Lagasse |
Merger sign.
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The first installment of our two-part series looks at many of the things that can, and commonly do...
By Jeff Lagasse |
How hospitals can turn innovation labs into commercial profit centers
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Sinai AppLab at Mount Sinai Health System in New York and UPMC Enterprises at UPMC in Pittsburgh...
By Bill Siwicki |
invest in health IT
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Survey finds hot tech initiatives will advance consumerism, care management, retail settings, and...
By Diana Manos |
social determinants of health
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SDOH will require a new education approach, platform and principles akin to personalized medicine.
By Tom Sullivan |
How big data is redefining the CEO, CFO and COO roles
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CIOs are in the best position as the originator and gatekeeper of data and as a fellow C-suite...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Hospital leaders need to understand the difference between what draws employees closer and what...
By John Donohue |
Forrester 2019
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The time has finally come for hospitals to keep pace with other industries patient experience-wise...
By Diana Manos |
digital transformation
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Here’s a look at what hospitals need to move forward, and the top priorities and biggest...
By Tom Sullivan |
digital transformation CIO
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Chief information officers and other IT execs find themselves managing with smaller budgets and...
By Tom Sullivan |
HIMSS Analytics ERP
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More than 60 percent of hospitals have yet to embrace enterprise resource planning, but they're...
By Tom Sullivan |
AI digital workforce
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First movers such as Mount Sinai, Fresenius and Houston Methodist are running AI pilots and...
By John Sharp |
CIO predictions
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Within two years, 80 percent of IT leaders will be paid based on metrics that track tech’s...
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 trends...
By Tom Sullivan |
cybersecurity interoperability
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Cybersecurity is still the big one. But interoperability and telehealth are not far behind for...
By Benjamin Harris |
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Key European eHealth interoperability experts gathered in Brussels, Belgium, last week to discuss a...
By Anett Molnar |
Artificial Intelligence
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From the research lab to the bedside to the back office, AI and machine learning are transforming...
By Mike Miliard |
health IT
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From innovations and emerging technology to the promise of regulatory relief for hospitals,...
By Tom Sullivan |
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Advice for hospitals: Making inroads on blockchain now, with smaller projects that don't...
By Benjamin Harris |
CIO predictions
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Within two years, 80 percent of IT leaders will be paid based on metrics that track tech’s...
By Mike Miliard |
digital transformation
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Researchers pinpointed five main points of failure for digital transformation plans.
By Diana Manos |

A year of market disruptions

CVS and Aetna buildings.
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CVS Health said it is maintaining a firewall to prevent the exchange of competitively sensitive...
By Susan Morse |
Cigna office.
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The deal awaits another state approval; It has already received the go-ahead from Department of...
By Susan Morse |
Aetna and CVS buildings.
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Whether consumers will benefit from clout, data, lower pricing or not is up for debate.
By Susan Morse |
amazon healthcare
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The entire ecosystem is changing, forcing smart CIOs to keep pace or face significant disruption.
By Tom Sullivan |
Atul Gawande to lead Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase venture
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As CEO of the new company, which will be based in Boston, the public health expert will seek to...
By Mike Miliard |
cvs aetna merger with Epic analytics
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The deal holds big promise for analytics, interoperability and pop health, while other...
By Mike Miliard |
poll results graphic
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Readers pointed to the incumbent’s domain expertise and broad member base outweighing Amazon...
By Tom Sullivan |
Amazon healthcare
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What hospitals know about Amazon plans is just a taste of what the future will bring, consultants...
By Bernie Monegain |
hacking breaches
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While the number of overall data breaches is down, incidents involving 100 million or more records...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By HIMSS TV |
Robin Frady
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Robin Frady, executive director, B&CI Information Services at Grady Health System, talks about...
By HIMSS TV |
Claus Duedal Pedersen.
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Claus Duedal Pedersen, Chief Innovation Officer for the Centre for Innovative Medical Technology at...
By HIMSS TV |
David Kho
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When taking on data governance projects, David Kho, Chief Medical Information and Chief Digital...
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,...
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,...
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...
By HIMSS TV |