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  • Info for nearly 1M patients exposed on UW Medicine web server
    on February 22, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    A vulnerability on a website server at UW Medicine in Washington has resulted in a large data breach, affecting the records of nearly 1 million patients. […]

  • Why precision medicine will buck typical consolidation trends
    on February 22, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    For now, providers must forge their own coalition of vendors across the precision medicine pipeline. […]

  • 10 top data and analytics trends for 2019
    on February 22, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence, data fabric and persistent memory servers will drive advanced analytics adoption, says Gartner. […]

  • Lack of AI regulatory, clinical standards pose potential risks
    on February 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    There has been little prospective evidence that predictive analytics improve patient care, says Ravi Parikh, MD, and his colleagues. […]

  • OrthoVirginia to use voice documentation tech to access EHR info
    on February 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    OrthoVirginia has gone into production use of speech recognition and artificial intelligence software embedded in the organization’s Epic EHR. […]

  • How HIMSS19 shows that effective IT must focus on patients
    on February 21, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    How best to enhance the relationship between clinicians, patients and other stakeholders is a refreshing change. […]

  • Google to show opioid disposal sites in Maps searches
    on February 21, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Alphabet’s Google will show drug-disposal locations on its Maps program, an effort to help people get rid of unused opioids and prevent drug abuse. […]

  • Why data governance should not be a tech-only approach
    on February 21, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Attention now centering on data governance has increased in the last 18 months, in part because of new regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation. […]

  • Providers and Progress Report
    on February 21, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    A close look at the most important issues confronting healthcare in 2019. Base on proprietary research and analysis by Health Data Management. […]

  • Boehler: CMMI eyes primary care fee-for-service redesign
    on February 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is considering new models of healthcare delivery designed to move the industry to value-based care, starting with primary care. […]

  • Vanderbilt helps researchers find linkages between genotype, EHR data
    on February 21, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    A Nashville, Tenn.-based healthcare provider is leveraging informatics, including natural language processing, to find linkages between de-identified genotype data and electronic health record data. […]

  • More employers consider integrated healthcare benefits
    on February 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    A growing trend among employers is integrating workers’ healthcare benefits, in an effort to achieve better health outcomes. […]

  • How providers can best accommodate patient-reported data
    on February 20, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    New technologies have implementation challenges, including interoperability, patient privacy, and accuracy and reliability concerns. […]

  • Robotic cardiology tech eyed for telehealth-aided stroke care
    on February 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    A company that offers robotic technology for cardiology procedures is seeking to expand the technology’s use for vascular treatment of brain disease. […]

  • KLAS: No clear go-to source exists for patient engagement tools
    on February 20, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    A new patient engagement report from KLAS Enterprises examines how well vendors are meeting patient needs. The research firm talked to 74 provider organizations that had an executive charged with engagement, asking which vendors they are using or considering. […]

  • HIMSS19: Top takeaways from the health IT show
    by Tom Sullivan on February 20, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Info-blocking ruled the day, while APIs, FHIR, artificial intelligence and virtual reality were also prominent themes at this year’s Global Conference. […]

  • AHA supports rescinding adoption of HPID, OEID
    on February 20, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    The standard unique Health Plan Identifier and Other Entity Identifier no longer serve the purposes for which they were adopted. […]

  • ONC proposed rule to accommodate newer versions of FHIR standard
    on February 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    The regulation would include a process to provide updates in standards to support interoperability. […]

  • 10 trends taking the stage at HIMSS19
    on February 20, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Proposed interoperability rules grabbed attention early, but uses of IT to improve care showed progress. […]

  • 10 IT skills paying the highest premiums today
    by Sarah K. White on February 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Market demand for specific IT skills can fluctuate quickly, as emerging trends and reviving interest in legacy systems rise and fall. And while pay for an individual role, such as data scientist, may spike upward due to a lack of qualified candidates, certain niche IT skills can become hot for a time, with organizations paying a premium for candidates with this specific skill, thanks to a change in their industry or a strategic shift in their overall business.To keep a finger on the pulse of […]

  • MRI imaging could aid in identifying patients with psychosis
    on February 19, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Researchers believe a certain type of magnetic resonance imaging—neuromelanin-sensitive MRI—can detect a potential biomarker for identifying psychosis. […]

  • Overcoming cultural fears still a key challenge with AI adoption
    on February 19, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    To take full advantage of AI’s opportunities, organizations must understand and overcome lingering doubts. […]

  • How to create value in the lab with artificial intelligence
    on February 19, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Laboratories can prepare for the technological shift posed by AI with a better understanding of how the technology will change the clinical lab. […]

  • Kaiser Permanente to open medical school in 2020 with focuses on data, virtual reality
    by Nathan Eddy on February 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    The school is designed to teach students how to use technology to deliver high-quality care in new and collaborative ways. […]

  • Phishing attack risks data of 30,000 patients of Mississippi facility
    on February 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi is notifying patients that protected health information may have been compromised by a phishing attack. […]

  • FDA OKs first interoperable insulin pump with new classification
    on February 19, 2019 at 11:56 am

    The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to deliver insulin under the skin for diabetic patients. […]

  • ONC proposed rule aims to provide clarity on information blocking
    on February 19, 2019 at 11:47 am

    The agency describes 7 exceptions for sharing provisions, but promises to enable the free flow of health information. […]

  • Analytics helping Mercy get operational costs in line
    on February 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Mercy in Springfield, Mo., is conducting data analytics to better understand the costs of its procedures and what affects them. […]

  • Intel’s Native Coders program offers pathway to STEM for Native American students
    by Sharon Florentine on February 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Since 2015, Intel’s Native Coders initiative has provided pathways to computer science for hundreds of Native American high school students through a culturally sensitive curriculum that bridges cutting-edge technology and endangered traditions.The initiative began as part of Intel’s broader goal to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its U.S. workforce by 2020 – which the chip maker achieved last October, two years ahead of schedule. That […]

  • CIO Leadership Live with Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP IT at General Dynamics Information Technology | Ep 21
    on February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP Information Technology & Supply Chain at General Dynamics Information Technology, and Maryfran Johnson get together to discuss the use of AI in military missions, the importance of data governance, the benefits of cloud computing, and much more. […]

  • Epic CEO Judy Faulkner on Apple, docs who actually like their EHRs and Warren Buffett
    by; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on February 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    The EHR vendor’s founder also discusses the state of interoperability, cloud computing and today’s sticking points in health IT. […]

  • At HIMSS19, Cerner unveils AI tool to fight physician burnout
    by Bill Siwicki on February 11, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Cerner debuts Chart Assist, a new AI-enabled workflow, to join a suite of systems designed to reduce physician burnout, enhance the clinician’s experience and increase productivity. […]

  • HHS unwraps long-awaited new information blocking rule
    by Susan Morse on February 11, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Healthcare providers and plans need to implement open data sharing technologies to support transitions of care as patients move between plan types. […]

  • DOJ lawyer in Greenway case: EHR vendors are now on notice
    by Tom Sullivan on February 7, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The agency will continue its resolve to uncover and pursue cases to protect the public from corporate greed, U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan says. […]

  • DOJ slams Greenway with $57 million False Claims fine
    by Tom Sullivan on February 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    The EHR maker allegedly falsified EHR certification, neglected to fix problems it knew about and paid customers kickbacks to recommend its product to others. […]

  • The 'Five Ps' of business (and personal) transformation
    by Martha Heller on February 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

    When Daphne Jones was growing up, she found that some adults in her life saw secretarial work as the extent of her career potential. Following their advice, she went to secretarial school and got a job. But she soon realized that secretarial work was not for her. So, she left, went to college, got her bachelor’s degree in three years, her MBA in one year, and joined IBM.Having now built a successful career, which includes CIO roles at Johnson & Johnson, Hospira, and GE, Jones has […]

  • EHRs, pop health, predictive analytics, interoperability on Cerner’s HIMSS19 menu
    by Bill Siwicki on February 4, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    “At HIMSS19, we’ll highlight the shifts from retrospective analytics to predictive analytics, a health system chart to a longitudinal record and plan, and population health to personalized health,” a top Cerner exec says. […]

  • How to get the most out of mentoring
    by Sharon Florentine on February 4, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Mentoring isn’t just about bringing talent along so that they understand the workflow and process norms of a company; it’s about culture and nuances of learning a profession, communication skills, leadership skills and growth as a professional and as a person. It’s also about a building a deeper connection with someone who has ‘been there, done that’ and lived to tell the tale. The most successful mentoring relationships foster mutual respect, trust, communication […]

  • Oracle the latest to face pay discrimination lawsuit
    by Sharon Florentine on February 1, 2019 at 10:30 am

    A U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) filing on Jan. 25 alleged Oracle discriminated against black, Asian and female employees, as well as international workers with visas, funneling them into lower-paying roles and ultimately underpaying them to the tune of $400 million dollars.The OFCCP, which enforces equal pay and ensures government contractors comply with anti-discrimination legislation, states: Oracle “impermissibly denies equal […]

  • How to run a successful IT internship program
    by Sharon Florentine on January 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

    IT internships provide students hands-on experience and a chance to demonstrate their skills, and they provide IT organizations the opportunity to identify and attract high-potential talent. But the benefits for enterprises and students alike don't end there.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • HIMSS makes 4 healthcare predictions for 2019
    by Bill Siwicki on January 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Digital health applications, consumerism, demographic challenges and data governance will be key imperatives in the year ahead, the study shows. […]

  • CIOs on the move and in the news
    by Martha Heller on January 29, 2019 at 7:02 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 […]

  • Your guide to top tech conferences 2018-2019
    by staff on January 29, 2019 at 12:33 am

    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 […]

  • 6 hot IT leadership trends — and 6 going cold
    by Paul Heltzel on January 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

    IT leadership is changing nearly as rapidly as technology itself. Successful tech executives are shifting toward initiating strategic change rather than acting as trusted operators, as the CIO role sees greater emphasis on leadership skills related to digital transformation over keeping the lights on.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • Cerner offers voluntary layoffs to unspecified number of employees
    by Diana Manos on January 25, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    As the EHR giant looks to trim its workforce with buyouts, a company spokesperson suggested that further cuts may be necessary. […]

  • How CIOs can become corporate board directors
    by Martha Heller on January 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

    CIOs who have led successful executive management careers often see corporate board service as the next stage of their career. For years, this was a tall order, as boards prized CEO experience over technology. But today, with cyber risk, digitization, and innovation threatening to disrupt long-established companies, the tides seem to be turning, says Debra McCormack, managing director for Deloitte’s Center for Board Effectiveness.What specifically does it take for CIOs to […]

  • Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2019
    by Sharon Florentine on January 17, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Top technical skills that will get you hired in 2019Image by Getty / Modified by IDG Comm.Landing the perfect IT job is never easy, but certain technical skills can smooth the way, especially if they’re in high demand. Job search platform Indeed has analyzed the fastest-growing terms used by job seekers when searching for tech jobs in 2019, and the results represent some significant changes over last year.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • IDG CMO Perspectives: Jim Williams, VP Marketing, BlueCat
    on January 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Jim Williams, VP Marketing of BlueCat, discusses how content is the new advertising in this edition of IDG CMO Perspectives. During the conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG Communications, he also discusses building content that aligns with customer pain points, including both highly technical content and broader thought leadership. […]

  • Best practices for hiring and recruiting on LinkedIn
    by Sharon Florentine on January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    If you’re trying to fill available roles at your organization, you want to advertise your vacancy where the job-seekers are — for many companies, that means LinkedIn. With a network of approximately 590 million job seekers worldwide, LinkedIn is a great option, says Monica Lewis, group product manager, head of jobs, SMB and diversity at LinkedIn.LinkedIn offers a number of options for companies seeking to find candidates through its platform. Here is a look at LinkedIn’ […]

  • IT Resume Makeover: Showcasing skills for the private sector
    by Sarah K. White on January 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

    After working as a director of technology and a senior technical programmer in the public sector, Andrew Wiedlea wanted to shift to a position in the private sector. But when he decided to apply for jobs, he discovered his resume was “too wordy and detailed for the private sector” noting that he had more of a “CV, not a resume.”To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • IT manager’s survival guide: 11 ways to thrive in the years ahead
    by Paul Heltzel on January 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Technology executives see a range of potential dangers to managers who are out of step with an evolving IT landscape, and some new research suggests IT managers are not quite as layoff-proof as in previous years.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • New organization aims to accelerate progress of women in leadership
    by Sharon Florentine on January 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

    MSCI, which provides market indexes and portfolio and risk management services, has a new report on the progress made toward greater representation of women on boards of directors. It’s not great news:Of the 2,700 companies on MSCI’s All Country World Index, the percentage of firms that had at least one woman director increased only marginally. In 2017, 77.4 percent of companies on the Index had a woman seated on the board of directors; as of October 2018, that percentage was 78.7 […]

  • 10 top-rated tech companies to work for in 2019
    by Sarah K. White on January 4, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Top-rated tech companies on GlassdoorImage by raw pixel modified by IDG Comm.Glassdoor can offer you an insiders-look at what it’s like to work at almost any company before you decide to take the job. With candid reviews and ratings, employees — past and present — can leave reviews detailing their personal experiences working for the company.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • IT executive skills and salaries for today’s top IT roles
    by Sarah K. White on January 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Skills and salaries for today’s top IT executive rolesImage by ThinkstockThere are countless roles that fall under the umbrella of IT executive management and it seems each year there’s a new role to fit a new need. With the rise of data, analytics and software services, businesses are stocking up on IT executives to help manage daily technology operations.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • 7 master data management certifications that will pay off
    by Thor Olavsrud on December 27, 2018 at 11:00 am

    As data and analytics become the beating heart of the enterprise, it is increasingly critical for the business to have access to consistent, high-quality data assets. Master data management (MDM) is required to ensure that the enterprise's data is consistent, accurate and controlled.Customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and compliance all have one thing in common: They rely on an integrated, single view of quality data. That's where MDM comes in.[ Get ahead with […]

  • Get Salesforce admin certification on the first try: A 5-day study plan
    by David Taber on December 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Salesforce certification is becoming increasingly important as a mechanism for vetting SFDC consultants and prospective employees. While there’s no reason to overdo it with certifications on parts of the system you actually don’t work on, Salesforce admin certification is really your first essential step no matter what your role.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • IT training: The most effective options for upskilling IT staff
    by Sharon Florentine on December 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Training and development programs offer win-win advantages for employees and employers alike. They provide means for IT pros seeking to keep their skills sharp, and help CIOs address skills gaps, while improving employee engagement and retention.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

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