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  • Accenture, Merck partner with Amazon Web Services for new cloud precision medicine platform
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on September 17, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    The analytics platform, built using open APIs, aims to enable a collaborative environment to speed development of targeted treatments for patients. […]

  • Former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman: The future of innovation is patient empowerment not EHRs
    by Tom Sullivan on September 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Glen Tullman has served as the CEO of a major EHR vendor and the founder of a startup app maker focused initially on diabetes. That background gives him a unique insight into the possibilities and constraints of each. For our Focus on Innovation, I spoke with Tullman about the foundation EHRs have created for the future of digital health, what to expect next from Livongo, and where he expects next-gen innovations to come from. […]

  • Apple unveils Watch Series 4 with FDA-approved ECG
    by Jonah Comstock on September 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    This is the first FDA clearance for Apple and pushes the Watch further into healthcare than ever before. […]

  • Poll results: CVS-Aetna outpaces Amazon as most likely to disrupt healthcare
    by Tom Sullivan on September 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Readers pointed to the incumbent’s domain expertise and broad member base outweighing Amazon’s innovative nature. […]

  • Cerner President Zane Burke to step down this fall
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on September 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Cerner President Zane Burke, who first joined the company in 1996 and held several executive roles there before being named president, will step down on Nov. 2. John Peterzalek, Cerner's executive vice president of worldwide client relationships, will take on Burke’s responsibilities, with the title of Chief Client Officer, the company said. […]

  • A look inside Epic, Cerner and Allscripts app store programs
    by Bill Siwicki on September 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Executives explain how the developer initiatives work and why they’re fueling innovation and shaping future direction of their platforms. […]

  • Athenahealth may find Elliott Management its most promising suitor
    by Susan Morse on September 6, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Former CEO Jonathan Bush could receive $4.8 million if he helps with the sale of the cloud IT company, according to a report that shows Elliott partnering with Bain Capital. […]

  • Focus on innovation: 3 charts explain where healthcare is headed
    by Tom Sullivan on September 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    New HIMSS Media research spotlights what innovations are needed most, top areas hospitals are prioritizing and sticking points to avoid. […]

  • Deloitte, Vineti partner for cloud-based precision medicine platform to speed innovation
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on September 4, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Deloitte and Vineti announced that they are now working together to integrate and scale their technology platforms – for supply chain and patient engagement, respectively – to give various precision medicine stakeholders easier access to emerging cellular therapies. […]

  • Judy Faulkner touts global interoperability network at Epic users conference
    by mike.miliard@medtechmedia.com; Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN (Mike Miliard) on August 30, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Epic is working to take interoperability global, CEO Judy Faulkner told more than 10,000 attendees at the company's annual Users Group Meeting. […]

  • Many employee work habits seem innocent but invite security threats
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Many employees engage in behaviors that open their organizations to security threats, even though they believe they are risk averse. […]

  • EHR vendor selection process is fraught with risks in alienating docs
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Healthcare organizations that don’t maintain and optimize their electronic health record systems risk having unhappy and unproductive physicians. […]

  • How value-based care may provide an answer to addiction treatment
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    New care model offers broader scope of care, coordination of services and better outcomes for patients and providers. […]

  • New Mexico health center picks eClinicalWorks EHR
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    In other implementations, Mary Free Bed Rehab selects Synzi care communication platform. […]

  • HHS wants private sector input on healthcare innovation, investment
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The federal agency in charge of healthcare delivery is seeking to increase the dialogue on increasing innovation and investment in healthcare. […]

  • OCR fines three hospitals nearly $1 million in HIPAA settlements
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Agency alleges that Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s and Mass General invited TV crews to film without first obtaining patient authorization. […]

  • Why physician billing holds the key to preventing hospital closures
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Information technology can assist the revenue cycle process, aiding cash flow to reduce billing cycles. […]

  • Early warning system to speed patient care at Children’s Health
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Children’s Health in Dallas has selected Royal Philips as its technology partner to enhance their existing patient monitoring and PACS systems. […]

  • Groups push for effort to have Medicare cover CT colongraphy
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Consumer and professional groups are asking Congress to pass a bill that would allow Medicare to cover virtual colonoscopies. […]

  • OIG: Medicare enrollment database needs bolstering
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services needs to improve existing information technology controls to enhance the resiliency of the Medicare program’s enrollment system. […]

  • Coalition urges Congress to update law on substance use disorder records
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    100-plus organizations want 42 CFR Part 2 modified so doctors can access patient addiction treatment histories. […]

  • 12 key strategies to reducing cyber vulnerabilities
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The answers to questions in these critical areas likely will dictate how well a healthcare organization can protect patient data. […]

  • Why IT is crucial for tracking social determinants of health
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Master data management can enable disparate information on patients to be brought together so provider organizations can address underlying issues. […]

  • Tech company’s app brings docs info on patients, treatment options
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital is using a mobile app that gives mobile physicians secure access to detailed patient information. […]

  • Fitbit offers health coaching, virtual care via new app
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Fitbit has rolled out an enterprisewide platform for health insurers, employers and healthcare delivery systems. […]

  • Employee upload of data causes breach at Philly’s Blues plan
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Independence Blue Cross is alerting nearly 17,000 members after an employee put protected health information on to a public-facing website. […]

  • Senate panel approves Trump nominee to serve as VA CIO
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    James Gfrerer, the Trump administration’s pick to serve as chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a step closer to overseeing the VA’s IT infrastructure. […]

  • Lack of price transparency impeding informed care decisions
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Without better data to support choices, healthcare costs remain a ‘black box’ for patients, says Sen. Lamar Alexander. […]

  • 3 vendors seek to advance drug discovery with new platform
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Accenture, Merck and Amazon Web Services have jointly launched an effort to build a new informatics research platform for medical research. […]

  • Athenahealth reported to extend deadline for bids
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Athenahealth has pushed out a bid deadline for potential acquirers by a few weeks as it talks with at least two suitors. […]

  • Best practices for defending against emerging email threats
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Use of email by a healthcare organization's users presents a significant cybersecurity challenge, as does the increasing popularity of Microsoft Office 365. […]

  • AI tool, mobile ultrasound aids ejection fraction measurement at point of care
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A combination of mobile ultrasound and artificial intelligence provides a mobile solution to assess ejection fraction measurements. […]

  • CMS proposes rule to reduce burdensome healthcare facility requirements
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced a proposed rule designed to trim some healthcare compliance rules. […]

  • HHS lacks standardized framework for interagency data sharing
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Regulatory environment is difficult to navigate and processes are not transparent or reliable, says Chief Data Officer Mona Siddiqui, MD. […]

  • 7 ways doctors make decisions on patient referrals
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Better information about network options could help doctors stay in the delivery system’s network. […]

  • Society, not women, needs fixing
    by Sharon Florentine on September 21, 2018 at 9:30 am

    There’s career advice … and then there’s career advice for women. How to negotiate a raise — use concrete examples of your accomplishments and facts and figures that prove your worth to the company. How to dress — be professional; not too seductive, but don’t ignore your femininity. How to speak — low and modulated; lose the vocal fry and definitely no “up talk.” Oh, and banish words like "just" and "actually" from your vocabulary. How to […]

  • 26 big data certifications that will pay off
    by Thor Olavsrud on September 20, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Data and big data analytics are the lifeblood of any successful business. Getting the technology right can be challenging but building the right team with the right skills to undertake big data initiatives can be even harder. Not surprisingly, that challenge is reflected in the rising demand for big data skills and certifications. If you're looking for a way to get an edge, big data certification is a great option. Certifications measure your knowledge and skills against industry- and […]

  • The case against the ‘business-savvy CIO’
    by Bob Lewis on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Surely you saw the article. It’s the one that says CIOs should be business people, not technical people.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • ITIL Foundation certification: 6 tips for acing the exam
    by Sarah K. White on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is an IT service management framework that helps businesses improve service processes — and it’s a valuable skill for your resume. The average salary for an IT director with ITIL skills is $126,000 per year, according to data from PayScale. ITIL skills are associated with a 19 percent higher income for IT directors — the second highest paying skill after team leadership, which is associated with a 21 percent boost in salary.To read this article […]

  • How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed
    by Josh Fruhlinger, Ann Bednarz on September 19, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    CIO salary: We'll show you the moneyImage by Getty ImagesHow much money do people make at their job? That's a piece of information that everyone wants to know about everybody else—and isn't eager to share themselves.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • CIOs need to be prepared for the future of work
    by Zeus Kerravala on September 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    The business climate is changing rapidly, as are the attitudes of the workforce. In the digital era, competitive advantage is based on an organization's ability to make the best decision with the right people in as short of a time as possible. This requires effective collaboration, which can be scuttled by poor tools, lack of time, or disgruntled employees. So, it’s critical that CIOs work with line of business, human resources, and other company leaders to build an energized and […]

  • What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together
    by Sharon Florentine on September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Charles Joseph Minard is arguably the world’s most famous data artist. By combining several data sets, including troop numbers, direction, temperature and terrain, he created in 1869 a visualization of Napoleon’s 1812 Russian campaign. Though that military exercise ended in disaster, Minard’s map remains “one of the best statistical drawings ever created.”Were he alive today, perhaps Minard would find success in the emerging role of data artist, thanks to the […]

  • Investing wisely in the healthcare IT ecosystem
    by Martha Heller on September 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Throughout his extensive career in IT, including 16 years as CIO of University of Chicago Medicine, Eric Yablonka has seen healthcare technology evolve before his eyes. Recently, I spoke with Yablonka, now the CIO of Stanford Health, about the digital innovations his organization is working on and the challenges healthcare CIOs face today.----------------------------------------------------How is digital technology impacting the healthcare industry? Healthcare has typically been a laggard in […]

  • 8 CIO archetypes: What kind of IT leader are you?
    by Clint Boulton on September 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    8 CIO archetypes: What kind of IT leader are you?Image by Getty ImagesGlobal business disruption is quickening the evolutionary timeline of the CIO role. Market dynamics are forcing IT leaders to extend beyond taking orders and delivering sustainable IT systems to massaging digital strategies and driving business outcomes.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • Where in the world are the women software developers?
    by Sharon Florentine on September 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Back in 2017, I wrote about HackerRank’s research on which countries were home to the most skilled women developers. HackerRank doesn't gather data on their approximately 2 million users' sex or gender, so they had to do some guesswork based on users' first names; they also excluded unisex names like Taylor or Riley, which could skew the data somewhat. Their final data pool encompassed about 80 percent of their total user base.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • IDG CMO Perspectives: Jim Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
    on September 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The role of Chief Marketing Officer has grown increasingly complex. But to Jim Jackson, CMO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the key to success is remaining focused. In a conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG Communications, Jim discusses his transition into the CMO role, HPE’s brand promise and how creativity is important in differentiating your brand. […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: From sleeping pods to remote work plans, are companies becoming too flexible?
    by Mark Robinson on September 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Once upon a time a business leader was expected to arrive at the office, bowler hat on head and rolled-up umbrella at the ready, regular as your grandad’s watch. He, of course, stuck around until 5 p.m. every day, unless he had reached a certain level of seniority when meetings could be taken on the golf course one afternoon a week.That’s how it used to be, or at least that’s how we imagine it was, all very predictable and inflexible. The advent of IT changed all that, and […]

  • How to create business-savvy IT pros
    by Stacy Collett on September 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Audiovisual and event tech services company PSAV plans to double its IT staff over the next five years under an aggressive companywide growth plan, but it’s not just the increased headcount that’s got CIO Cathie Kozik contemplating her team’s future.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • CIO Leadership Live with Cathie Kozik, CIO at PSAV | Ep 13
    on September 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

    In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Cathie Kozik, senior vice president and CIO at PSAV, an events space provider, about aligning tech projects to business goals, tapping into employees for innovative ideas and using artificial intelligence to take analytics to the next level. […]

  • NDAs stifling tech workers’ voices
    by Sharon Florentine on September 7, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) supposedly protect trade secrets and confidential company information. But these days, especially in Silicon Valley, they can silence workers, preventing them from speaking up about misconduct that happens in the workplace. In fact, it’s not uncommon for NDAs to include a non-disparagement clause, which keeps employees from saying anything negative about the company or its executives under the guise of protecting company secrets, according to a recent poll […]

  • New CIO? Your transition playbook in 10 (not-so-easy) steps
    by Clint Boulton on September 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    A running joke among CIOs is that the acronym for their role stands for “Career Is Over,” a nod to the fact that the average tenure for a technology leader runs about four years. Evolving business needs and dissatisfaction with IT leadership suggest that timeline won’t change anytime soon.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

  • Top 10 TOGAF 9 certification training courses
    by Sarah K. White on September 5, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) was developed as an enterprise architecture framework for software development. It’s intended to improve the development process by helping organizations create a more systematic approach to reduce errors, stay within budget and align IT with other business units.According to PayScale, the average salary for an IT enterprise architect is $128,000 per year, but for those with a TOGAF certification, it jumps nearly 8 percent to around $138,000 […]

  • IDG Contributor Network: Employer’s Blues: the flip side of today’s job portability paradise
    by Steve Cooper on September 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    How stressful is getting a new job? Popular wisdom says that it’s one of the most stressful events of a person’s life, right up there alongside divorce, relocation and a medical event. That may be true, but many who revel in the luxury of today’s technology industry regularly volunteer for it. In many red-hot technology fields like data science, Agile/Scrum and program management, the demand for talent so dwarfs the supply that employers are elbowing each other out of the way […]

  • Women still underrepresented in Fortune 500 leadership roles
    by Sharon Florentine on August 31, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Over the last year, there’ve been a lot of firsts in the Fortune 500: the first openly lesbian CEO, the first Latina CEO, and the first Black woman CEO of an NBA franchise. But there have been a lot of good-byes, too, as Indra Nooyi of Pepsi, Denise Morrison of Campbell Soup Company, Margo Georgiadis of Mattel, and Irene Rosenfeld of Mondelez have all left the top spot at their respective companies and have been replaced by men. In fact, according to data compiled by Catalyst, since […]

  • IDG CMO Perspectives: Gil Levonai, Chief Markerting Officer, Zerto
    on August 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Gil Levonai did not follow the typical marketer’s path to his current role as CMO of Zerto. Gil has a degree in aeronautical engineering and spent his early career as a software project manager before pivoting to the marketing function. In a conversation with Rob O’Regan, global content director with IDG Communications, Gil discusses his journey, the modern marketer’s skill set, and Zerto’s approach to engaging target customers around the emerging concept of IT […]

  • 7 steps to becoming a thought leader
    on August 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Learn how to help your career, your organization and the IT community by sharing your expert knowledge with others. […]

  • What is succession planning? A key talent strategy for business
    by Sarah K. White on August 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

    What is succession planning? Succession planning is a talent management process that builds a pool of trained workers who are ready to fill key roles when leaders and other key employees step down. Organizations with succession planning programs in place foster a talent-oriented culture by recruiting skilled workers and top talent. Once recruited, businesses focus on developing these workers’ skills, expertise and knowledge so they are prepared to take on leadership roles in the event of […]

  • CIOs on the move and in the news
    by Martha Heller on August 28, 2018 at 6:36 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 […]

  • 7 steps to becoming a thought leader
    by John Edwards on August 28, 2018 at 1:09 am

    You're the sort of person who likes to solve problems. Co-workers and colleagues come to you for advice, ideas, insights and solutions. You also enjoy being a mentor, someone who doesn't mind investing his or her time in order to help people achieve their goals.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story) […]

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