News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in January 2014
Public HIEs Failing, Poll Says
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Exchange leaders blame "flawed business model," offer strategies to help public information exchanges succeed going forward.
CCHIT Exits EHR Certification Business
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Top government-endorsed certifying body Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is losing money; will transition to advisory role to healthcare vendors and providers.
Target Thinks Retail About Healthcare
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Time to act more like retailers, Target medical director Joshua Riff tells healthcare leaders at the eHealth Initiative conference.
3 IT Lessons From Entrepreneurs
Commentary  |  1/29/2014  | 
Think startup culture exists in some alternate reality where normal business rules don't apply? Far from it. In fact, CIOs can learn a lot from entrepreneurs
What Patients Will Share To Improve Care
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Surveys show chronically ill patients and the general population are both willing to share personal information to help improve quality of care.
Edward Marx, Healthcare CIO Of The Year
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Texas Health Resources CIO Edward Marx, honored by HIMSS and CHIME, recognized the importance of technology in healthcare after a personal crisis.
Bill Gates Offers Microsoft 'Part-Time' Help
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Microsoft chairman negotiates CEO rumors while focusing on global poverty efforts.
Let's Build A Healthcare IT System For Technophobes
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
We need more fearless software designers who think like regular folks.
GE Acquires API Healthcare For Staff Schedule Optimization
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Top-ranked software for nurse scheduling will expand GE's hospital operations management portfolio.
IMS Health: Pharma Companies Should Engage On Social Media
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
While many firms await regulatory guidance, patients are actively seeking health information online.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of ITís control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Microsoft CEO Search: Ericsson's Vestberg A Contender
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
As Microsoft works to replace Steve Ballmer, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reportedly lands on the short list.
3 Trends Are Reshaping Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  1/16/2014  | 
Skepticism of innovative health technology is nothing new. But trends such as social technology will redefine healthcare's future.
Accenture Jumps Into HealthCare.gov Hot Seat
News  |  1/14/2014  | 
CGI Federal's mishandling of federal health exchange website paved the way for Accenture Federal Services.
Feds Must Prioritize EHR Billing Fraud, Watchdogs Say
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Medicare agency should provide better guidance to contractors on how to spot billing fraud, Inspector General says.
Patient Portal Improves Medication Adherence: Study
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Diabetic patients who used a portal to request refills were more compliant with medications and had lower cholesterol levels, Kaiser research suggests.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
Obamacare: Separating Politics From Practicalities
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
The Affordable Care Act is President Obama's legacy, but it didn't start with his administration. While politicians can create gridlock, health IT pros must deal in reality and compromise.
HHS To Strengthen Enforcement Of HIPAA Transaction Rules
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Health plans will have until the end of 2015 to get certified for compliance with HIPAA transaction operating rules.
Digital Health Startups Charm VCs
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
Digital healthcare funding reached nearly $2 billion in 2013, and more IPOs are expected this year.
5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  1/6/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
Minnesota Slams IBM On Health Insurance Exchange Woes
News  |  1/6/2014  | 
IBM sends additional resources to work on Minnesota's state-run MNsure website after Gov. Mark Dayton blames company for problems processing applications for health insurance.
Health IT Salaries Continue To Rise
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
The average healthcare IT professional's salary reaches six figures, with generous raises and bonuses. Interesting data points about demand emerge.
CES: Showcasing The Future Of Healthcare
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
UnitedHealthcare's Tom Paul outlines the consumer electronics trends changing healthcare.
Healthcare Tech Leaders Share New Year's Resolutions
Commentary  |  1/2/2014  | 
Here's what health CIOs and other tech leaders plan to make happen in 2014.


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