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  • Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush is in a deconstruction state of mind
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on April 6, 2018 at 11:05 am

    A major overhaul of the company's structure, with new standalone micro-services leading to more products than are currently available, just might result in "marvelous change," he says. […]

  • The results are in: Readers say VA officials should keep VistA EHR, not sign with Cerner
    by Jessica Davis on April 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

    We asked Healthcare IT News readers what they thought should come next for the VA’s EHR plan and the majority of users want to keep, and improve, the agency's software. […]

  • Microsoft sues Community Health Systems for alleged copyright infringement
    by Jessica Davis on April 4, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    CHS, already facing financial troubles, has been accused of breaching contractual obligations with the tech giant, by continuing the use of Microsoft products at some of its recently sold hospitals. […]

  • State Department puts out RFI for a new EHR
    by Jessica Davis on April 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    After the Coast Guard pulled its EHR contract with Epic in 2016, plans to share an EHR with the Department of State went to the wayside and officials are now working on a solo project. […]

  • GE Healthcare sells value-based care division to Veritas Capital for $1.05 billion
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on April 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    The private equity firm sees a big opportunity for growth in the sector, offering further evidence that value-based reimbursement is here to stay. […]

  • Can the EHR be fixed by eliminating typing and clicking?
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on April 2, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Robert Wachter, MD, and healthcare futurist Jeff Goldsmith make a case for addressing physician burnout. […]

  • Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Humana, others launch blockchain pilot
    by Susan Morse on April 2, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    The alliance is one of the first, if not the first, national blockchain alliances for healthcare, says Optum engineer. […]

  • Apple reveals 39 hospitals to launch Apple Health Records
    by Jonah Comstock on March 29, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Stanford Medicine, Scripps, Partners Ochsner Health, Vanderbilt and Duke University are among the hospitals launching the Apple Health Records March 29. […]

  • 5 ways Amazon could disrupt healthcare
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on March 27, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    What hospitals know about Amazon plans is just a taste of what the future will bring, consultants predict. […]

  • Rush University Medical Center reaps higher CMS star ratings, cost savings by building its own predictive analytics framework
    by Jeff Lagasse on March 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    The hospital was able to better grasp what it was already doing well, and what it was not, in terms of clinical documentation thanks to homegrown software. […]

  • How information governance can help solve revenue cycle challenges
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    As automation takes hold in hospitals, facilities are increasingly struggling with how to improve revenue cycle operations. […]

  • NIST seeks industry help to secure tiny IoT medical devices
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Small devices will need a new class of defense mechanisms to protect them against cyberattacks. […]

  • Docs tell CMS that they need relief from MIPS reporting
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The agency has yet to update the quality payment web site this year, physician groups say. […]

  • How automation is thwarted when humans get involved
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A variety of information systems and data communications support supply ordering for healthcare organizations, but manual intervention disrupts any potential efficiencies. […]

  • DEA, states to share prescription drug information
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The agreement between the agency and 48 attorneys general will help prosecute criminals, says Jeff Sessions. […]

  • 30 top chief innovation officers at healthcare organizations
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A growing number of providers are looking for ways to improve care delivery through digital technologies. […]

  • Resignation of VA’s acting CIO casts doubt on EHR efforts
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Just weeks after the ouster of Secretary David Shulkin, Scott Blackburn has resigned as head of the agency’s Office of Information & Technology. […]

  • Differences in equipment and procedures complicates machine learning
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    MRI brain tumor study highlights the challenges of trying to analyze digital apples and oranges. […]

  • Four ways payers and providers can use tech to aid patients' experience
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Value-based care and consumerism are raising the stakes for healthcare organizations, which need to become more adept at involving patients in their care. […]

  • Mental health agency breached over the past four years
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Polk County Health Services investigation finds out what info went where, but provider offers few details. […]

  • Interoperability at top of CMS, White House agenda
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The administration is working to enhance patient access to health data and will soon issue policy to advance information availability and exchange. […]

  • Telemedicine can accurately diagnose rare cause of preemie blindness
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    There’s little difference in the accuracy of in-person and remote exams for retinopathy of prematurity, says Peter Campbell, MD. […]

  • AMIA letter casts broadband as a social determinant of health
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Plea to congressional leaders says net neutrality limits will negatively impact patients, says Jeff Smith. […]

  • Why the new EU privacy rule will be challenging for providers
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    GDPR’s implications for healthcare organizations include ensuring that consumer requirements are met and potentially rewriting contracts with vendors. […]

  • Physician practices disillusioned as they don’t maximize EHR benefits
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Small groups are less likely to implement tools, while mid-sized practices mull replacements, says Doug Brown. […]

  • Gastroenterology practice assessing scope of potential data theft
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Carolina Digestive Health Associates is not sure whether patient data was compromised at several of its offices. […]

  • Intermountain study to link genomic data to clinical outcomes
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The system will aim to match patients’ tissue and blood samples with clinical data in its EHR and results of care. […]

  • Senate bill calls for data, technology to combat opioid crisis
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Reducing the number of prescriptions is a major objective of the legislation, says Sen. Lamar Alexander. […]

  • 7 challenges physicians face accessing patient data
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Patient adherence to medication regimens is the biggest clinical data need in optimizing care. […]

  • New smartphones fix the nurse communication problem at Mission Hospital
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    “We needed to improve the clinician experience,” says Kristen Robb. […]

  • Why the VA should reconsider decision to replace VistA
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    While the system’s appearance could use a refresh, users like its reliability and what it can still accomplish in providing patient care. […]

  • X-ray unit benefits from carbon nanotube technology
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    New Carestream device is lighter and more compact, enabling it to be used in cramped patient rooms. […]

  • Documentation at Phoenix Children’s saves time, money
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Physician use of templates helps capture needed patient information more efficiently, says Michael Shishov, MD. […]

  • Report says Amazon won’t enter market to sell drugs to hospitals
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Company’s supply chain ambitions still may be focused on group purchasing for doctors, small hospitals. […]

  • Geisinger launches clinical trial to test urinalysis app
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Study will assess ability of patients to use kits to detect a protein that’s indicative of kidney disease. […]

  • How Stripe empowers female entrepreneurs
    by Sharon Florentine on April 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Jae Davis didn’t recognize the client at first. The CEO and founder of Uscout, which helps match creative talent with available workspace, was supposed to show an available property to a client whose profile picture was of a white man. The man standing in front of her was black.“I thought I got confused about appointment times, but when I expressed my confusion, he apologized and said he hadn’t been able to get anyone to meet with him using a picture of what he actually looked […]

  • 10 online data analytics bootcamps to boost your career
    by Sarah K. White on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Data analytics has become a key operation at organizations of all stripes, making professionals versed in extracting value from data hot commodities on the job market. While most of the buzz surrounds the data scientist role, data analysts remain a vital and growing segment of today’s growing analytics operations.Data analysts must understand how to collect, organize and interpret data — and how to effectively communicate vital information to key stakeholders, clients and […]

  • The secrets to beating an applicant tracking system (ATS)
    by Terena Bell on April 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Job hunters should know that nearly 40 percent of employers use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for their job openings. Don’t let the name fool you. Applicant tracking systems don’t “track” where you are in the recruitment process. They’re aimed at saving employers time by dividing strong candidates from the weak. But the way in which your resume is written — not the information it conveys — is what the technology actually uses […]

  • Customize your benefits to improve IT talent retention
    by Sharon Florentine on April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    When it comes to benefits, the standard fare is no longer cutting it. Vacation, basic healthcare, a traditional 401(k) plan — if you want to hire and retain valuable IT talent, you have to push beyond those basic perks, expand the definition of benefits, and customize your offerings to compete.“I was giving a talk at an association of Volvo dealerships in Sweden, and one of their leaders said, ‘Maybe we should think about getting a beer tap and kegs like the Silicon Valley […]

  • Future-proof your IT career with these critical skills
    by Mary K. Pratt on April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    With technology proliferating throughout the enterprise, it’s not surprising that the number of IT jobs in the United States is projected to grow significantly in the coming decade. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in computer and information technology occupations to grow 13 percent by 2026, well above the overall job growth rate of 7.4 percent.IT leaders, recruiters and industry researchers say most of the skills that IT workers have today will still be needed […]

  • The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018 — and how to hire for them
    by Sarah K. White on April 13, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    As companies scramble to adapt to the modern workforce, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that may mean getting a head start in filling next year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2018 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based off experience.While Robert Half Technology acknowledges a lot will impact a […]

  • From CIO to CEO: 8 tips for taking your career to the top
    by Clint Boulton on April 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Consultants and business executives have fallen in love with the aphorism, “Every company is becoming a technology company" or a variation thereof. Some companies are taking that line a step further by hiring CIOs as CEOs.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • 7 ways to bounce back from a career setback
    by John Edwards on April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It was the day Victor Olex's career crashed in flames. At least that's how it felt to him at the time."When the financial crisis hit in the fall of 2008, my software development job with Merrill Lynch's credit derivative trading group came to an unexpected halt," he recalls. What was once amazing, intellectually stimulating and challenging work suddenly ended as credit trading imploded all over Wall Street, taking trading desks — and Olex — into the abyss. "With few, if any, […]

  • Equal Pay Day 2018: Good news and bad news
    by Sharon Florentine on April 11, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Equal Pay Day made its appearance again — the day in 2018 through which U.S. white women had to work to earn what the average U.S. white man earned in 2017. Black women’s Equal Pay Day isn’t until Aug. 20, and Latinas Equal Pay Day is Nov. 1.Depending on whom you ask, the gender wage gap is between 18 percent and 20 percent across all industries, though it is narrower in the technology sector. The gap widens, though, as women gain experience, according to a Hired report. And a […]

  • Deloitte report has some good news about women in technology
    by Sharon Florentine on April 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

    There are more CEOs named David or John than there are women CEOs in the S&P1500.Weird statistics like that can make it seem like we’ll never see any kind of gender parity in the corporate world, much less racial and/or LGBTQ+ equality. But in CIO roles, the numbers look a bit better, according to a new report from Deloitte that focuses specifically on women CIOs.I talked with Anjali Shaikh, senior manager of the CIO program at Deloitte Consulting LLP, a couple weeks ago about the […]

  • 15 data science certifications that will pay off
    by Sarah K. White on April 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Data scientist is one of the hottest jobs in IT. What’s more, it's the best job you can get, period, according to data from Glassdoor. If you're looking to get into this field, or you want to stand out against the competition, look no further than data science certifications.Data science is important to nearly every company and industry, but the skills that recruiters are looking for will vary across businesses and industries. Certifications are a great way to gain an edge because they […]

  • How to get a seat on the board: 10 tips for CIOs
    by Clint Boulton on April 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    A proliferation of data breaches and technology disruptions has corporate boards looking to add seasoned IT leaders with expertise in cybersecurity and digital skills. The data don't lie: Korn Ferry in May reported a 74 percent increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years.Installing a CIO can provide a valuable translator between the board, the internal CIO, and other technology-related functions, Korn Ferry consultants Craig Stephenson and Nels Olson wrote […]

  • Conagra CIO: In IT, our job is to remove the friction
    by Martha Heller on April 4, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Digital is more than marketing at Conagra, the $8 billion global food manufacturer whose brands include Orville Redenbacher’s, Reddi-Wip, and Peter Pan peanut butter. As CIO Mindy Simon discusses in our Q&A, digital is variable infrastructure, shorter technology lifespans, and knowing all about the consumer.What does “digital” mean to Conagra Brands? Simon: To Conagra, digital is technology-enabled innovation and transformation — from delivering to consumers who shop […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: C-Suite challenge: How to hire and keep the right tech talent
    by Jordan French on April 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    These days even companies that don’t have a strong technical focus are recognizing the value of bringing new tech talent on board. From managing internal databases to developing new and innovative programs for consumers, tech professionals are making their influence felt in almost every industry.The field is only becoming more competitive and talented. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the computer and information-technology sector is expected to in-crease by 13 […]

  • How CIOs can create a culture of workforce equality
    by Diana Bersohn on April 3, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Women are a vital resource in the race to fill global demands for talent. And yet they remain underrepresented in the workforce and continue to earn less than men. This is especially true in the IT workforce, where women are even more underrepresented.Creating a workforce that fosters equality starts at the top. CIOs and the most senior leaders in an organization must articulate and demonstrate the principles of inclusion in order to make progress. Accenture research shows that a culture of […]

  • 8 essential sites for researching your next employer
    on April 3, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Landing a job interview feels great, but how much do you know about your potential employer? Job listings often illicit more questions than provide answers. Knowing where to find inside information can mean the difference between getting a job from a great company and heading down the wrong path. […]

  • Should software developers have a code of ethics?
    by Sharon Florentine on March 30, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    First, do no harm. This is the underlying message of the Hippocratic Oath, historically taken by physicians to show they will abide by an ethical code of conduct. Plumbers, construction workers, law enforcement — almost any professional whose work impacts the public must abide by some sort of ethical code of conduct.There’s one fairly notable exception: technology. While there are organization- and company-specific codes of conduct — like these guidelines from the Association […]

  • Makeshift Society uses comedy to tell an important story about women in tech
    by Sharon Florentine on March 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Name a female tech founder. Go ahead, give it a shot. It’s by no means a trick question, but if you couldn’t come up with any, you’re not alone. A recent survey from AI messaging, bots and branding platform LivePerson shows that when you ask most people to name a female tech luminary, many of the answers you get are Alexa and Siri.Serena Schuler wants to change that, and she’s creating a television comedy to do it.Makeshift Society is a TV series pilot, currently in the […]

  • Leaving your job: What you can and can’t take with you
    by Meridith Levinson, Sharon Florentine on March 29, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    When some people leave a job, the only thing they want to take with them from their office is their dignity, and maybe some family photos. Others leave with contact lists, project plans, marketing collateral, code snippets and other work-related files from their computers. Still other employees take the opportunity to loot the supply cabinet for notebooks, pens, flash drives and other items that they don't want to buy from Staples.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • CIOs on the move and in the news
    by Martha Heller on March 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Movers & Shakers is where you can keep up with new CIO appointments and gain valuable insight into the job market and CIO hiring trends. As every company becomes a technology company, CEOs and corporate boards are seeking multi-dimensional CIOs with superior skills in technology, communications, business strategy and digital innovation. The role is more challenging than ever before — but even more exciting and rewarding! If you have CIO job news to share, please email […]

  • 8 common resume mistakes (and how to fix them)
    by Sarah K. White on March 27, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Writing a resume is not an easy task, no matter how long you've been in the game or how confident you are in your skills and experience. But there are steps you can take to make the process easier and turn your resume into a document that gets noticed for the right reasons.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

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