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  • How big data is redefining the CEO, CFO and COO roles
    by Bill Siwicki on December 6, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    CIOs are in the best position as the originator and gatekeeper of data and as a fellow C-suite observer to comment on changing C-suite roles. […]

  • How a scribe tool linked to Epic EHR is helping ease physician burnout
    by Bill Siwicki on December 3, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Some doctors at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization have saved more than two hours per clinical session with virtual scribe technology. […]

  • Lyft hires healthcare VP with health IT chops
    by Diana Manos on November 29, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Company appoints former Change, McKesson top executive Megan Callahan. […]

  • ONC names winning software for EHR reporting challenge
    by Benjamin Harris on November 29, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the winners of a new challenge to develop software for identifying and reporting safety and usability issues in EHRs in a way that doesn’t disrupt clinical workflow. […]

  • Atrium Health breach: Data from 2.65M patients potentially exposed
    by; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on November 28, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    A billing vendor, AccuDoc Solutions, told the health system in October that a third-party had gained access to its data for about a week in September. […]

  • HIMSS names the 2019 Most Influential Women in Health IT Award recipients
    by Laura Lovett on November 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Third annual recognition honors experts setting an example for everyone when it comes to advancing health information and technology. […]

  • Malaysia to implement EMR at 145 hospitals nationwide in the next three years
    by Dean Koh on November 26, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad also said in a recent HIMSS TV interview that even if an organisation has a good programme and system in place, digitising healthcare will not succeed if there is no clinical buy-in underpinned by training. […]

  • Artificial intelligence: what we know so far about how it works for health
    by; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on November 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    From the research lab to the bedside to the back office, AI and machine learning are transforming the ways we think about care and how we develop treatments. […]

  • Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan venture hires BCBS IT exec Dana Safran for data-driven position
    by Susan Morse on November 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    The healthcare venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase has hired insurance executive Dana Gelb Safran as head of measurement, a data-driven technology position, according to CNBC. […]

  • Big things ahead for blockchain in healthcare, new report shows
    by Benjamin Harris on November 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Advice for hospitals: Making inroads on blockchain now, with smaller projects that don't involve patient data, can help prepare them for larger opportunities ahead. […]

  • Open Door wins second HIMSS Davies Award for use of HIT
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Open Door Family Medical Center has won its second HIMSS Davies Award for excellence in the use of health information technology. […]

  • Why advanced visualization is on the rise in radiology
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Worklists will present the results from dynamic imaging IT hubs, which pull in information from clinical sources such as EHRs, genomic sequencing, family history and more. […]

  • NetDirector, DocPanel collaborate to speed image sharing
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    An agreement between a cloud-based data exchange and an organization of subspecialty radiologists aims to facilitate image and report sharing. […]

  • In blockchain move, Change Healthcare acquires assets of PokitDok
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Change Healthcare has increased its bet on blockchain technology, announcing the acquisition of technologies of PokitDok. […]

  • Houston Methodist website provides flu tracking
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A real-time website developed by pathologists at Houston Methodist health system can track confirmed influenza cases with epidemiology data from its eight hospitals. […]

  • Survey: One-third of clinicians say e-prescribing systems give incorrect warnings
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Erroneous alerts generated by computerized decision support algorithms are common, says Katharine Phillips, MD. […]

  • 5 ways health IT has supported the ACA
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    With Obamacare’s future again in question, providers may begin to weigh changes in technology systems. […]

  • Why cybersecurity should focus on preparing for the unknown
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Healthcare CIOs need to develop and constantly update their plan for mitigating common vulnerabilities. […]

  • NYC businesses mull digital tools to aid home-bound employees
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Two large organizations are collaborating to work with employers who want to offer digital tools to employee caregivers in New York City who are working from home. […]

  • Decision support tool helps City of Hope docs find answers quicker
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    City of Hope has adopted an evidence-based clinical decision support platform to aid oncologists in selecting optimal precision medicine treatments. […]

  • Democrats vow rapid action after ruling casts doubt on ACA
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents. […]

  • Docs don’t routinely report patient symptoms in EHRs
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Primary care physicians do not routinely put patient-reported symptoms regarding sleep, pain, anxiety, depression and low energy or fatigue into electronic health record systems. […]

  • MassHealth taps vendors to provide technical assistance to new ACOs
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Massachusetts is looking to transition the state’s Medicaid program to an accountable care model. […]

  • CIOs scorecard on 2018 predictions, and what lies ahead
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Healthcare execs say they were able to make progress on integrating EHRs, but see growing needs for cybersecurity spending. […]

  • Most organizations have limited BI and analytics maturity
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The lack of maturity is creating an obstacle for organizations that want to boost the value of data assets, says Melody Chien. […]

  • Research expected to help cull outcomes in claims and EHR data
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $224,793 grant to Vanguard Medical Technologies, an incubation firm, to find outcomes data for researchers. […]

  • Embracing machine intelligence in the enterprise
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Artificial intelligence may eventually impact all industries, which means that if organizations that lag may be at risk of falling behind. […]

  • HHS issues RFI seeking new ideas for protecting privacy
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    As value-based care grows, agency wants input on how to revise rules to meet industry needs to facilitate data sharing. […]

  • House, Senate pass maternal mortality prevention legislation
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The House and Senate have passed legislation providing funding for state committees to investigate maternal deaths and to share the information nationwide. […]

  • Halifax Health using AI to engage, support physicians
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    In other implementations, Berkshire Health System will transition to Meditech Expanse EHR. […]

  • The 15 largest health data breaches of 2018
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Healthcare organizations remain a key target of hackers seeking access to patients’ information. […]

  • Patient data possibly compromised in Ramsey County breach
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The information services department of Ramsey County Social Services identified a cyberattack against its systems that may have jeopardized patient information. […]

  • How to implement a successful care transition improvement plan
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Having an electronic health records system in place doesn’t solve the problem of ensuring thorough documentation by everyone who gives services to a patient. […]

  • Medsphere Systems gets $32M to address demand, mull acquisitions
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Privately held Medsphere Systems has closed on $32 million in financing from two large investment firms. […]

  • Survey suggests a sobering decline in CIO influence
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    IT purchasing decisions become more diffused in healthcare organizations, study from Black Book Research indicates. […]

  • 7 business analyst certifications to advance your analytics career
    by Sarah K. White on December 18, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Certifications for business analysts are still emerging, but there’s already a handful of organizations offering exams to certify your business analytics skills. Business analysts help organizations make the most of the data they collect by finding trends, patterns and errors that might otherwise go unnoticed. Successful business analysts have the skills to work with data, the acumen to understand the business side of the organization and the ability to communicate that information to […]

  • CIOs on the move and in the news
    by Martha Heller on December 18, 2018 at 5:31 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 […]

  • How to address gender-based training gaps in the workplace
    by Sharon Florentine on December 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Just 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies are led by women. While the efforts to improve representation of women in leadership roles begin as early as elementary school and continue at every level of employment, the needle hasn’t moved in any significant way thus far. According to new research from online learning company D2L, that lack of progress could be because of the significant differences in the ways men and women are exposed to training at their companies.After surveying 1,000 […]

  • 8 essential resources for researching your next employer
    by Sarah K. White on December 12, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    It’s tempting to jump on the first job offer you get, but the last thing you want to do is find yourself working for a company that doesn’t align with your goals or values. But it’s difficult to get a full picture of a company’s culture and working environment in a few short interviews and one tour of the office building.“Before starting your research, take some time to think about what you want and need — both from and beyond the job — to be successful […]

  • Your guide to top tech conferences 2018-2019
    by staff on December 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    IBM InterConnect, Code/Media, SXSW, Google Next, Microsoft WPC, Adobe Summit...conferences you may have only dreamed of attending! So many technology conferences, so little time (or money).Maybe you're looking to stay on top of emerging trends in your industry, or get a read on what your customers are excited about. Perhaps you're actively networking for customers, vendors or even a new job. Or you might simply be looking to mingle with your peers in more informal surroundings.Regardless of […]

  • A CIO’s experience as a start-up founder
    by Martha Heller on December 12, 2018 at 10:30 am

    When Michael Gabriel was CIO of HBO, he went through a divorce. In reflecting on the end of his marriage, he thought, “How could I meet someone, marry her, have a child, and then discover that we were actually very disconnected from one another?”As he pondered the quandary of why people often ignore warning signs and stay together too long, he took notes to understand the dilemma and to offer some guidance to his young daughter for when she got older. From these notes, he saw a book […]

  • 5 highest-paying IT jobs for every stage of your career
    by Sharon Florentine on December 11, 2018 at 12:19 am

    5 top-paying IT jobs for every stage of your tech careerImage by Thinkstock / IDGDemand for highly skilled IT workers isn't slowing down. Research and staffing firm Upp reports that the unemployment rate for IT careers is hovering under 4 percent in every U.S. state, well below unemployment rates for other industries and the overall unemployment rate.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • The 9 new rules of IT leadership
    by Dan Tynan on December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Few things in the world have changed more dramatically over the past 10 years than technology. But many tech leaders are still playing by old, outdated rules.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • What 2019 holds for diversity and inclusion
    by Sharon Florentine on December 7, 2018 at 10:30 am

    It’s the time of year when every journalist’s and writer’s inbox is flooded with pitches offering insight into what the next year will hold. In the diversity and inclusion area, a few common themes emerged, but the underlying thread is that most organizations will continue to emphasize greater diversity and inclusion as they engage in further conversations about making sure organizations represent the makeup of society as a whole.Overall, I see a sliver of hope that next year […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: The 15 fastest growing tech skills that also pay better than most
    by David Foote on December 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Did you know there are at least 545 tech skills for which employers are willing to pay extra that either don’t have certifications or it just doesn’t matter to employers that invest in them?And it’s not a small number of tech workers who receive them: at last count our firm was able to validate, and report cash pay premiums for more than 1,000 skills and certifications being earned by 77,600 U.S. and Canadian tech professionals in as many as 3,289 private and public sector […]

  • What is CGEIT? A certification for seasoned IT governance professionals
    by Sarah K. White on December 5, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification is a vendor-neutral certification offered through the ISACA. It’s designed for IT professionals in large organizations who are responsible for directing, managing and supporting the governance of IT.The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and you’ll have four hours to complete the in-person exam. Testing locations can be found through PSI Online and, depending on your location, you’ll likely be able […]

  • 10 signs top talent may soon leave
    by Paul Heltzel on December 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Tech workers are changing jobs more frequently than ever. A 2018 report from LinkedIn found that amid all sectors surveyed, technology had the highest turnover rate. And a majority of workers from all industries increasingly see job hopping as a positive move with benefits that include higher salaries, reports a survey by staffing firm Robert Half. According to the report, about 64 percent of workers think changing careers every few years was beneficial, a spike of 22 percent over the last four […]

  • The best things about being a woman in tech
    by Sharon Florentine on November 30, 2018 at 10:30 am

    There’s plenty of bad news about women in tech, as evidenced by the Women in Tech Survey Report 2018 by Ivanti, in which 63 percent of the 500 women in technology respondents cite “being taken seriously” as their number one challenge. Forty-three percent say they have no female role model, and 40 percent cite the gender pay gap as their greatest challenge. Oof. That’s … discouraging and disappointing, to say the least.But Reboot Digital Marketing wanted to […]

  • The 13 most in-demand tech jobs for 2019 — and how to hire for them
    by Sarah K. White on November 27, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    As companies scramble to adapt to a tight IT job market, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that means 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 2019 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based on experience.While Robert Half Technology acknowledges a lot will impact a company’s […]

  • CIO Leadership Live with Vince Kellen, CIO at University of California, San Diego | Ep 17
    on November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

    In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Vince Kellen, CIO, University of California at San Diego, about data science, cloud computing and the future of the online learning space. […]

  • What is an automation engineer? A growing role to address IT automation
    by Sarah K. White on November 23, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Experts haven’t reached an agreement on how many jobs automation will replace or create — MIT reviewed several studies that reveal the drastically conflicting predictions on job loss or gain from automation. Regardless, automation is here, and companies are embracing the technology to streamline IT, business, development and service processes. As automation increases, organizations across every industry are looking for automation engineers to help facilitate, manage and oversee […]

  • Google employee walkout results in forced arbitration policy change
    by Sharon Florentine on November 21, 2018 at 10:30 am

    On Nov. 1, approximately 1,500 Google employees collectively protested inadequate handling of sexual misconduct claims related to two executives. At 11:10 a.m. local time, at more than two dozen Google offices worldwide, employees walked away from their desks, leaving behind a flyer that read: “Hi. I’m not at my desk because I’m walking out in solidarity with other Googlers and contractors to protest sexual harassment, misconduct, lack of transparency, and a workplace culture […]

  • The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most
    by Sharon Florentine on November 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Companies can go to extreme lengths to lure and retain tech talent — from office puppies to on-site massages to catered meals. But which benefits actually matter to the talent they’re trying to recruit and hire?Textio, an augmented writing platform, scrutinized the performance of 75 benefits in more than 300 million job posts to see which perks actually attract IT job seekers and speed up hiring time.[ Keep up with the 8 hot IT hiring trends (and 8 going cold), beware the 11 bad […]

  • 8 jobs ripe for automation
    by Kenneth Corbin on November 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Amid a frenzy of innovation in robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, CIOs are scouring their enterprises for tasks that can be automated. In a recent survey of tech-sector business leaders, the Consumer Technology Association found that just 10 percent of respondents aren't planning to automate any job functions over the next five years. That means that on the order of 90 percent of firms plan to automate at least some job functions.To read this article in full, please […]

  • Why women leave tech
    by Sharon Florentine on November 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Did you know that in 1984, 37 percent of computer science degrees were held by women? Today, that figure is just 19 percent. Even when women do choose STEM careers, only 26 percent work in technical roles, compared to 40 percent of men. And in technology specifically, the women who enter the industry leave at a rate 45 percent higher than their male peers.Why? reached out to 1,000 women and asked them to explain.“Lack of career growth or trajectory is a major factor driving […]

  • Employee retention: 6 strategies for keeping top talent
    by Sharon Florentine on November 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    If you wait until an exit interview to find out why a valuable employee has decided to move on, you've missed a golden opportunity — not just to keep a productive member of your team but to identify and fix issues within your organization before you lose others.Employee retention is a critical issue as companies compete for talent in a tight economy. The costs of employee turnover are increasingly high — as much as 2.5 times an employee's salary depending on the role. And there are […]

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