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  • Athenahealth to be acquired for $5.7B by Veritas Capital and Elliott subsidiary
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on November 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The company will be combined with Veritas-owned Virence Health, but will continue operating under the athenahealth name and keep its Watertown, Massachusetts, headquarters. Virence CEO Bob Segert will lead it. […]

  • Google hires Geisinger CEO to chart healthcare strategy
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on November 9, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    David Feinberg will work with Google and other Alphabet companies to unify and innovate their various health projects. At Geisinger, Jaewon Ryu has been named interim president and CEO. […]

  • Epic, Cerner and others moving into expanding global EHR market, says KLAS
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on November 6, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    With IT deployments broadening and deepening worldwide, a new report assesses unique preferences in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and AsiaPac countries. […]

  • Timeline of NYC Health + Hospitals' $1 billion Epic EHR rollout
    by Beth Jones Sanborn on November 1, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    The multi-year project involved the abrupt departure of a CMIO, at least one delay and new IT leadership. […]

  • Artificial Intelligence: 3 charts reveal what hospitals need in the near future
    by Tom Sullivan on November 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    AI is already having a big impact, but strategic planning is not keeping pace and healthcare organizations need to be proactive about developing tools now. […]

  • Judy Faulkner's advice to women in health IT
    by John Sharp on October 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Epic’s CEO encouraged women to forget the glass ceiling and use the fact that they are not men to their advantage. […]

  • Epic introduces App Orchard low-cost option
    by Tom Sullivan on October 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    The new tier, known as Nursery, comes as the EHR vendor has also reduced pricing for its more expensive tiers by 33-80 percent. […]

  • IBM Watson head leaves role amid struggles, declining revenue
    by Jessica Davis on October 22, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    As Watson has undergone close scrutiny over the past year, leader Deborah DiSanzo is moving to IBM Cognitive Solutions' strategy team. […]

  • Analytics with social determinants drives millions in value-based savings at Carilion
    by Bill Siwicki on October 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Carilion Clinic has been on a path toward value-based care for more than a decade, but staff realized they needed more support in gaining better insights into their patient population. […]

  • A futurist predicts what healthcare will look like in the late 2020s
    by Tom Sullivan on October 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Picture diagnostic booths with large screen 8K resolution, telemedicine tools, sensors tracking just about everything, and more. […]

  • Provider groups urge Congress to pass maternal health bill this year
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A coalition of more than 80 organizations wants Congress to pass a maternal health bill by the end of 2018. […]

  • Cost of VA’s EHR modernization program grows by $350M
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Additional funds are needed to cover staff salaries over 10 years for agency employees supporting Cerner implementation. […]

  • 30 rising stars in healthcare IT
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    New breed of executives take on leadership roles to advance the use of technology by provider organizations. […]

  • Top trends that will affect database managers in 2019
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Organizations should use what they’ve learned from the past year to take action to improve database practices. […]

  • Alphabet merges DeepMind and health efforts into Google
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Alphabet is merging part of its London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind into sister company Google. […]

  • 2 imaging modalities enable researchers to see retina details
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Two imaging modalities—adaptive optics and angiography—are being used to see live neurons, epithelial cells and blood vessels deep in the retina. […]

  • AMA president calls for end to electronic health record abuse
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Doctors are spending excessive time on data entry which is contributing to physician burnout, says Barbara McAneny, MD. […]

  • Mount Sinai AI kidney disease startup raises $29M in IPO
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A Mount Sinai Health System startup commercializing artificial intelligence solutions for kidney disease and transplant management raised $29 million in an initial public offering. […]

  • 6 factors that will propel the use of telehealth
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    As hospitals seek to care for patients beyond their walls, they’ll need systems that will extend care to new settings. […]

  • Why organizations need to know full benefits of artificial intelligence
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    While most executives expect AI to have a transformative impact on economic growth and competitiveness, executives may need to temper near-term expectations. […]

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock adopts telehealth to expand ICU care
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    New Hampshire’s largest delivery system is adopting telehealth technology to conduct consultations for intensive care patients. […]

  • Life Image, Dicom Systems agree to partner to aid image and data sharing
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Life Image and Dicom Systems are partnering to improve clinical content access within and across provider organizations. […]

  • Microsoft releases FHIR Server for Azure to empower developers
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A Microsoft open source project—based on HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard—is looking to empower developers to exchange and manage clinical health data in the cloud. […]

  • NorthShore switches PACS to manage 600,000 annual studies
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    NorthShore University HealthSystem is moving to replace its system-wide image storage and sharing system. […]

  • 41 health tech CEOs join forces to bring innovation to Medicaid
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Disadvantaged populations covered by program are often overlooked by new technology, says Leah Sparks. […]

  • 5 purchasing strategies that can drive interoperability
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Providers need to work together to move the dial on information exchange, and that begins with their purchasing decisions. […]

  • Breach at Washington state surgery center affects 2,393 patients
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A successful phishing attack put the protected health information of nearly 2,400 patients of a Washington state surgery center at risk. […]

  • How analytics can spot data relationships indicating opioid misuse
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Big data and analytics can help the nation’s healthcare system fight the opioid epidemic by identifying relationships that are indicative of abuse or misuse, says Rick Grape, director of market planning at LexisNexis, a research and risk management firm serving multiple industries, including healthcare. […]

  • Athenahealth to be acquired by investment firms for $5.7B
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    After a lengthy search for a buyer, athenahealth has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired for $5.7 billion in cash. […]

  • 10 top cybersecurity predictions for 2019
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Cyber attacks and data breaches are increasing in both frequency and intensity, and organizations can expect more of the same in 2019. […]

  • Vanderbilt leverages multi-factor authentication
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Faced with mounting phishing attacks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is implementing multi-factor authentication for online access to data. […]

  • App rivals medical ECG in identifying fatal heart attacks
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Study led by Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute shows technology detects ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. […]

  • Why incident response planning is growing in importance
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Rising numbers of breach incidents at healthcare organizations over the past two years highlight the importance of developing a solid plan. […]

  • Software platform helps connect lung cancer patients, families
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Patients with lung cancer and their families may soon have the ability to easily connect with others suffering from the disease. […]

  • Software, MRI images can noninvasively detect liver disease
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Imaging biomarkers, when teamed with magnetic resonance imaging, has the potential to reduce the need for liver biopsies. […]

  • 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 […]

  • ServiceNow certification guide: Mastering ITSM
    by Sarah K. White on November 14, 2018 at 11:00 am

    ServiceNow is among the leading ITSM tools available today. The cloud-hosted IT management platform helps businesses manage and maintain IT infrastructure — a key role for today’s leading enterprises. IT pros looking to get an edge in their IT service management careers can do so by pursuing ServiceNow credentials.ServiceNow offers three certification paths for customers and partners who work with and use ServiceNow products or services. These paths include the Certified Systems […]

  • 4 criteria to attract top IT talent
    by Martha Heller on November 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The talent market for IT professionals is getting really tight. Here’s why:CEOs have come to understand that technology innovation is critical to every facet of their business. On the front end, their company’s growth now depends on digital technologies that improve the customer experience. On the back end, infrastructure costs from legacy systems have become too high, so infrastructure is also a locus for technology innovation and change. And let’s not forget the employee: […]

  • Top 10 data science master’s degree programs
    by Sarah K. White on November 13, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Analytics is a fast-growing field as companies race to make use of the valuable data they collect. If you want to grow your data scientist career and capitalize on the demand for the role, you might consider getting your master’s degree. A master’s degree in data science will qualify you for higher ranking positions and can set you apart from other candidates vying for the same job openings.The Data Science Degree Programs Guide narrows down the best data science master’s […]

  • 6 soft skills IT needs to succeed in the digital era
    by Mary K. Pratt on November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

    CIOs have a workforce problem.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • How CIOs motivate their teams and foster productivity
    by Brendan McGowan on November 12, 2018 at 10:30 am

    IT departments are comprised of individuals with their own unique talents, goals, and levels of emotional investment. Like a skillful conductor, the effective CIO must be a champion and mentor for these individual contributors, wedding their individual efforts and self-interest to a larger and harmonious whole. This effort is a strategic imperative and the ultimate test of leadership.A sense of intrinsic motivation gives work meaning. According to M. Eric Johnson, dean of the Owen Graduate […]

  • 9 rules for working with headhunters and IT recruiters
    by Sharon Florentine on November 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    There's a common misconception about working with headhunters, recruiters, and employment agencies: while it's true that IT recruiters can be valuable matchmakers, connecting talented technology professionals with companies in need of their skills and experience, these firms work for employers, not for you. And they are merely channels through which you may secure an employment opportunity, says Ford R. Myers, career coach, speaker and author of "Get The Job You Want, Even When No One's […]

  • 8 things you need to know about rescinded job offers
    by Meridith Levinson, Sharon Florentine on November 8, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    What do you do when a prospective employer offers you a job but rescinds the offer before you start work? What happens if you've resigned your good, stable position for one that doesn't materialize, or spent thousands of dollars to relocate? What recourse do you have, if any?To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • CAPM certification guide: Certified Associate Project Manager exam explained
    by Moira Alexander on November 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

    What is the CAPM certification? The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers several globally recognized certifications in project management and the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification is a great way to jump-start a career in the field. For those without the necessary experience to meet the prerequisites for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, gaining the CAPM certification can help demonstrate a commitment to the project management profession and add […]

  • CIOs on the move and in the news
    by Martha Heller on November 6, 2018 at 6:44 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 […]

  • 13 tips for grooming IT leaders
    by Paul Heltzel on November 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Newly forged IT managers face a daunting challenge: They need deep technical knowledge to oversee a technology team — along with a mix of specific soft skills that help them motivate their former peers.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • 12 certifications for enterprise architects
    by Sarah K. White on November 6, 2018 at 11:00 am

    If you’re planning a career as an enterprise architect (EA), certifications are a great way to validate your EA skills. As an EA, you’ll be responsible for developing the IT strategy for a business that keeps business goals in line with IT goals. Companies rely heavily on technology, so IT is now a foundational part of any strong business strategy. These certifications test your skills, knowledge and abilities working with EA frameworks, tools, software and best practices.Whether […]

  • CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained
    by Moira Alexander on November 1, 2018 at 10:00 am

    What is the CSM certification? Agile practices are being rapidly adopted in project and product management across many industries, and the Scrum master is an important leadership role in agile development. The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) qualification, available through the Scrum Alliance, is an entry-level certification aimed at providing professionals with an awareness of the methodologies and values of Scrum, including team performance, accountability, and iterative progress.Becoming a CSM […]

  • Five steps of IT leadership
    by Martha Heller on October 31, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Will Conaway is CIO of Prime Healthcare, which has 40,000 employees, 45 hospitals, and healthcare facilities in 14 states, and a professor for Cornell University’s Industry Labor Relations master’s degree program. His courses include organizational strategy, change management, psychology of leadership, and healthcare certificate programs. Will’s dual existence running IT and teaching has given him a unique perspective on what makes CIOs successful. Conaway has turned this […]

  • 6 habits of influential IT leaders
    by Mary K. Pratt on October 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

    CIOs need to sway opinions and build consensus if they want to get work done, whether it’s for a tactical technology implementation or a multimillion-dollar transformational project.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • Your guide to top tech conferences 2018-2019
    by CIO.com staff on October 28, 2018 at 6:13 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 […]

  • 10 must-have skills for ITSM pros
    by Sarah K. White on October 26, 2018 at 10:00 am

    New technologies like machine learning, cloud computing and IoT are changing how businesses serve clients and customers. Deploying these technologies in an IT service management (ITSM) environment can help businesses offer better customer and client service, while eliminating errors and monitoring service processes in the business. It’s becoming an increasingly important methodology in the enterprise as companies rely more on chatbots, automation and the cloud to manage IT services.If […]

  • 7 signs you're suffering from burnout — and what to do about it
    by John Edwards on October 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Suddenly, after years of planning, managing, exceeding goals and conquering challenges, you realize that you no longer really care very much about your work. Formerly exciting activities, such as leading, influencing and innovating, don't matter much anymore. These days, your biggest work-related thrill is playing the games you find on Slack.There's a word for this feeling. It's called "burnout."[ Don't get caught in a dead end: Avoid these IT jobs bound for extinction and learn the 16 […]

  • The 10 best coding bootcamps
    by Sharon Florentine on October 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    If you’re looking to beef up your developer teams, don’t discount talent from coding bootcamps. Many bootcamp graduates are eager to make a career change, get back into the workforce after a leave or simply add to their existing coding skills. But how can you gauge the quality of coding bootcamps to ensure you are hiring talent that has the chops to excel? The best measure may come from students and graduates themselves.Switchup.org, a review and ranking guide dedicated to providing […]

  • 11 red flags to watch for when hiring
    by Paul Heltzel on October 22, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It’s a hiring worst-case scenario: A job candidate aces every aspect of the interview process, but after joining the company, they can’t get the job done. Or perhaps worse, the new coworker is capable but so disruptive the rest of the team suffers.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

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