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  • Trump signs spending bill into law: Here are health IT's biggest wins
    by Jessica Davis on February 9, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    HIMSS Senior Director of Congressional Affairs broke down how the massive spending bill will boost telehealth, Medicaid and other crucial health IT needs. […]

  • Former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt to create 'United States of Care,' focus on reforms
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on February 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    The new bipartisan organization, which includes Mark Cuban, Andy Richter, Bradley Whitford, Atul Gawande, former CMS head Mark McClellan and several hospital CEOs, will advocate for policies that lower care costs while improving access. […]

  • Advocate Health Care switches to Epic EHR
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on February 1, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Following its announced merger with Epic client Aurora, the health system says the single-platform will replace its mix of Cerner, eClinicalWorks and Allscripts. […]

  • Amazon Web Services exec: We're interested in longitudinal health records for analytics and pop health
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on January 30, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    The tech giant said the cloud can serve as a home for patient records and enable a broader view at medical data to fuel value-based care. […]

  • Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase partner to build healthcare company with focus on tech
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on January 30, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    The new nonprofit plans to give people more control and greater transparency into their healthcare to improve satisfaction and drive down costs, executives said. […]

  • Coast Guard's abrupt termination of Epic EHR rollout prompts House hearing
    by bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com (Bernie Monegain) on January 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    House Transportation Committee will question Coast Guard on Jan. 30 about its lack of management, governance, administration over the EHR issues. […]

  • Allscripts sued over ransomware attack, accused of 'wanton' disregard
    by Jessica Davis on January 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    The lawsuit alleges Allscripts failed to secure and audit its system, which caused the system outage for about a week, causing “significant business interruption” for its clients. […]

  • Apple to launch Health Records app with HL7's FHIR specifications at 12 hospitals
    by Jonah Comstock on January 24, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    At launch, Apple is working with Penn Medicine, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins, Geisinger Health System and others across the country. […]

  • What to know about the SamSam ransomware hitting Allscripts, hospitals
    by Jessica Davis on January 23, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    The latest onslaught of ransomware attacks target RDP and JBoss servers using brute force attack methods to gain access to a system. […]

  • Allscripts still fighting to restore all services 4 days after ransomware attack
    by Jessica Davis on January 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Customers are saying that e-prescribing and hosted services are still down. […]

  • A Rite Aid deal was the last best hope for Albertsons
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Move to combine grocery and pharmacy chains comes as merger pressures continue to hit healthcare. […]

  • EHRs fall short in reducing administrative costs
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Study shows costs are just as high after clinical systems implemented as before they were widely adopted. […]

  • CHIME offers guidance on using tech to fight opioid epidemic
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    MIPS payment program, increased interoperability could help aid clinicians, says Cletis Earle. […]

  • USC releases MRI stroke dataset to spur AI research
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Brain scans made available to enable development of machine learning to process images and identify lesions. […]

  • 3 crucial steps in developing a successful mobile strategy
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Healthcare organizations that want to implement an overarching communications approach must understand how users expect the technology to work for them. […]

  • Project seeks to use patients’ stem cells to pick best treatment
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Software and app platform from Emulate uses ‘Patient on a Chip’ to identify drugs that can best treat conditions. […]

  • Siemens to sell part of Healthineers stake in IPO
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Initial stock sale for as much as 25 percent of the radiology device subsidiary may raise as much as $12.4B. […]

  • Do you know what happens to your data in the cloud?
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Today's organizations are looking to the cloud for operational and cost efficiencies. […]

  • Albertsons to buy Rite Aid in latest Amazon countermeasure
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Grocery chain to buy drugstores in a deal that would accelerate the remaking of the retail and healthcare industries. […]

  • Algorithm improves radiological treatment of patients with spinal metastases
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The recently developed set of rules integrates evidence from several disciplines, such as interventional radiology, medical and radiology oncology, to give patients more personalized treatment. […]

  • Penn centralizes its telehealth operations into a single hub
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Center for Connected Care is the largest in the Philadelphia area and one of the biggest in the nation, as demand soars for telemedicine services. […]

  • 6 steps firms can take to mitigate Spectre and Meltdown risks
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Security leaders must take a risk-based approach to combat this new class of vulnerabilities; Gartner offers these 6 steps to reduce risk. […]

  • Federal agencies release Interim final version of Common Rule
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    After year-long delay, latest version would provide guidance on secondary use of information in electronic health records and data from mobile applications. […]

  • Privacy advocates fear Common Rule could shortchange patient rights
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Consumers may not even know their data from their electronic records is being used in healthcare research, says Rebecca Herold. […]

  • Apple Health app effort to engage consumers by sharing EHR info
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    HIT leaders at Ochsner, Geisinger and others say initiative will use FHIR to provide iPhone access to records. […]

  • 5 industry and management experts deliver keynotes at HIMSS
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Talks will discuss healthcare’s future, innovative leadership and cutting-edge technologies to improve care. […]

  • 5 obstacles that stand in the way of data security
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Healthcare organizations face common stumbling blocks in keeping data safe, but ramping up protection requires re-emphasizing top safety initiatives. […]

  • Columbia Basin Health aims to boost efficiency with RTLS
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Rural clinic expects to improve patient flow, device tracking with technology from Versus Advantages. […]

  • Roche to buy oncology EHR vendor Flatiron Health for $1.9B
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Companies aim to speed research and delivery of personalized medicine to cancer patients, says Nat Turner. […]

  • LifeWorks joins interoperability initiative
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    In other implementations, Parkview Medical expands use of backup from BridgeHead Software. […]

  • HHS wants to leverage data to track opioid prescribing
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Proposal in agency’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget would require states to monitor high-risk billing activity to identify prescription patterns indicating abuse in Medicaid, says Secretary Alex Azar. […]

  • Lawmaker expresses sticker shock over $10B VA EHR
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The agency is requesting a single separate account from Congress to support the EHR implementation. […]

  • Triple-S Advantage discloses PHI breach resulting from mailing error
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Notification letters intended for providers were sent to incorrect addresses, similar to a previous incident at insurer. […]

  • Why IT support is crucial in a value-based care era
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    As information systems departments are stretched thin, services that assist clinicians with using systems are key to achieving returns on IT investments. […]

  • FDA approves Arterys AI suite for oncology treatment
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Cloud-based approach will use deep learning to measure lung and liver cancers as a first step. […]

  • The one major downside of employee referrals
    by Sharon Florentine on February 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Ask most any hiring manager or HR pro and they’ll tell you that referrals from current employees make the best hires. But new research from cloud compensation software and solutions provider PayScale reveals there’s a hidden downside to referrals that you might not be aware of.Positive engagement The reasons referrals make good hires are fairly evident. After all, they are already likely familiar with your products and services, as well as your mission and company culture. […]

  • Chasing Grace Project highlights women in technology
    by Sharon Florentine on February 16, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Jennifer Cloer has been a “storyteller” in the IT industry since the late 1990s. She was one of the original team members at the Linux foundation and became a prominent voice in the open source community, helping to distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand language and bring the ideas behind Linux to a wider audience and greater adoption. She’s even worked with Linus Torvalds himself.Now, she’s using her talents to share real stories of women in technology and […]

  • Holly Rollo, CMO, RSA Security
    on February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Holly Rollo, CMO of RSA Security, shares how security is everyone’s responsibility, especially marketers, in the latest IDG CMO Perspectives video. During this conversation with Josh London, CMO of IDG Communications, she also shares insight into the impact data breaches have on a brand’s reputation and tips for a successful GDPR strategy. […]

  • 13 emerging IT certifications for today’s hottest skills
    by Sarah K. White on February 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    IT is evolving rapidly, and the skills required to succeed in IT are changing quickly as well. Cloud computing, cybersecurity and data analytics are just a few of the skills employers will look for in the next few years, and several certifications are emerging to help you demonstrate your expertise.Global Knowledge’s 2017 IT Skills and Salary Report identified a number of new and emerging certifications aimed at skills that are “leading the charge,” according to Global […]

  • 5 keys to improving your hiring process
    by Sarah K. White on February 15, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Good hiring practices are vital to the success of any business. If you’re recycling job descriptions, especially ones that may be out of date,you run the risk of attracting the wrong talent for your business needs. Here, strong collaboration between hiring managers, recruiters, HR reps and department heads is essential.“If the HR team understands what the team is trying to accomplish in filling the role, and the hiring manager can clearly articulate the business strategy, both teams […]

  • The CIO with a digital business P&L
    by Martha Heller on February 14, 2018 at 11:15 am

    What is digital leadership? Ask a different CIO; get a different answer. Digital leadership can mean anything from developing products, to modernizing the stack, to changing the culture.When I asked Justin Mennen, CIO and chief digital officer (CDO) of CompuCom, what digital leadership means to him, he told me about CompuCom’s new digital business unit, how he is elevating the digital experiences of his customers, and his P&L leadership role.How do you define your role at CompuCom? I […]

  • Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2018
    by Sharon Florentine on February 13, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Top soft and technical skills that will get you hiredImage by ThinkstockLanding a new job in a tight talent market's never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially if they’re in high demand.To help you get the pulse on what employers are looking for, we’ve compiled the following list of technical skills that have been growing fastest in demand by employers going into 2018, based on research from job search platform Indeed.To read this article in full, please […]

  • 5 ways your recruiting process is broken — and how to fix it
    by Terena Bell on February 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

    HR recruitment is a $200 billion industry. But if you think that’s a lot of money, you should see what bad hires cost. Nashville-area research provider Work Institute says 34 percent of employees quit within their first year, costing US businesses $536 billion a year. In tech, turnover is even higher. Coders may consistently tell recruiters they’re not looking for another job, but the statistics say they’re prone to jump ship. According to job search company Paysa, the average […]

  • 7 reasons CIOs quit (or lose their jobs)
    by Clint Boulton on February 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

    After completing a digital transformation as the CIO of American Cancer Society, Jay Ferro left for ISP EarthLink in 2016 as CIO and chief product officer, overseeing both IT and the company’s enterprise product strategy. Ferro began working with then CEO Joe Eazor on a turnaround strategy in which he helped build enterprise products.But later that year EarthLink merged with Windstream, and Ferro was offered a role at the combined company that no longer included purview over product. He […]

  • 7 IT salary and hiring trends for 2018
    on February 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Demand for tech talent will continue to outpace supply in the year ahead, while the mix of skills necessary to remain relevant in IT will undergo a significant shift. […]

  • The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most
    by Sharon Florentine on February 8, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Silicon Valley goes 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 you’re trying to recruit? And which actually help you sign that talent faster?“By far, the ‘standard bearers’ of company benefits did have a positive impact on hiring time: leave, insurance and financial incentives,” says Kieran Snyder, co-founder of Textio, an augmented writing […]

  • Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT
    by Martha Heller on February 7, 2018 at 11:15 am

    The perennial problem facing IT: How do we make our IT organizations more knowledgeable about our business? A close corollary: How do we make the business people we import into the CIO’s organization, more knowledgeable about IT?Brad Clay, CIO of Lexmark, which delivers printing, imaging, and software solutions, has found an answer to both questions. [ Learn from your peers: Check out our State of the CIO 2018 report on the challenges and concerns of CIOs today. | Get weekly […]

  • The future of work: How to thrive through IT’s latest revolution
    by Minda Zetlin on February 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Five years from now, your workplace will be completely unrecognizable compared to today. That’s an easy prediction to make, given how rapidly changing technology, markets and employment dynamics are reshaping organizations. But what will those differences actually look like? And which of today’s new technologies will have the biggest impact on the future?“Technology is going to change the workforce,” says David Burns, senior vice president and CIO of manufacturing and […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: Why tech careers need a makeover, fast!
    by Steve Cooper on February 5, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    You’d think that American college students would be banging down the doors to major in software engineering, data science, or information technology.They aren’t, relatively speaking.To those of us in the technology field, the statistics should be stunning, and not in a good way: computer science majors, engineering majors, and biology majors COMBINED don’t come close to the number of humanities majors who graduate every year. Let’s face it, fellow techies: ours […]

  • 8 reasons good employees leave — and how you can prevent it
    by Sharon Florentine on February 2, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    When good employees leave, productivity sinks, morale suffers and colleagues struggle with an increased workload until you find a replacement. Add in recruitment and training costs, and on-boarding new hires can make for a difficult and expensive transition.A recent survey from NodeSource reveals that 37 percent of 103 organizations surveyed are worried about finding good talent, and 35 percent worry they won’t be able to build successful teams. Make no mistake, finding and retaining […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: What the innovation lab looks like, circa 2018
    by Jill Dyche on February 1, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    You walk in and you’re struck by the convivial vibe. Some hipsters linger around a tall table talking cryptocurrencies, while across the room a buttoned-up crew huddles around a coffee table, examining what looks like an architecture diagram. Turn a corner and a portrait of Steve Jobs covers a wall. A closer look reveals it’s constructed of floppy disks. The door of a small meeting room reads, “The Batcave.”You can cut the irony with a robotic knife. It’s no […]

  • The 13 most valuable IT certifications today
    by Sarah K. White on January 31, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Certifications and skills can help boost your salary, set you apart from the competition and help you land promotions in your current role. A survey from Global Knowledge found that 83 percent of IT professionals in the U.S. and Canada hold an IT certification — and in the U.S. the average salary for a certified IT professional is on average $8,400 (or 11.7 percent) higher.Hiring certified professionals is also beneficial for employers. Of those surveyed, 44 percent of IT decision-makers […]

  • CIOs on the move and in the news
    by Martha Heller on January 30, 2018 at 7:04 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 […]

  • The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018 — and how to hire for them
    by Sarah K. White on January 30, 2018 at 6:17 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 […]

  • 10 Best Places to Work in 2018
    on January 30, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Looking for a better workplace? Here are the 10 best companies you can work for, according to Glassdoor. […]

  • 10 under-the-radar cities with great tech career opportunities
    by Sharon Florentine on January 30, 2018 at 11:00 am

    To find that next great tech career opportunity, you might want to look beyond the usual places. Sure, San Francisco, Seattle and New York offer the highest-paying IT jobs, but factor in cost of living, commute times and housing expenses, and those tech hot spots look much less appealing.But where should you begin your search? Recruiting and job posting site ZipRecruiter dug a little deeper for you, analyzing hiring data to uncover cities that hold the most promise for career opportunities in […]

  • The 11 most difficult IT hires today
    by Paul Heltzel on January 29, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Ask any recruiter or tech pro what roles are most hard to fill in 2018, and you won’t be shocked.AI and data science jobs are at the top of the list, in part because they’re relatively young technologies, and they’re being introduced in all sorts of companies going through their digital transformation.At the same time, there are some surprises. We’ve focused on those here, both to identify the demand for managers doing the hiring and to help IT pros interested in […]

  • Want a more diverse workforce? Hire bootcamp graduates
    by Sharon Florentine on January 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

    While the IT industry struggles with diversity and inclusion, bootcamps and apprenticeships have been producing diverse graduates for the past few years – and 2018 could be the year those graduates shift the industry’s demographics for the better.Bootcamps and apprenticeship programs attract applicants and students from all walks of life, including all socioeconomic classes and every race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability and sexual orientation. And the number of people enrolling in […]

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