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Content tagged with Leadership posted in December 2013
8 Healthcare Startups Catch Fire
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
Here's a look at some of the most innovative healthcare startups and health apps featured at the NYeC Digital Health Conference and the Connected Health Symposium.
Hiring For Talent, Not for Tenure, In Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  12/27/2013  | 
Healthcare IT consultant offers an Epic perspective on finding and keeping the right people.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
Top 15 Healthcare Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
What did InformationWeek Healthcare readers care about in 2013? Catch up on these popular items.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
DeSalvo Appointed National Coordinator For Health IT
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Dr. Karen DeSalvo receives high praise for her post-Katrina work in New Orleans and her extensive experience in health IT.
Med School Profs Exploit Video Lecture Capture
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Students can replay lectures they missed or skim through ones they attended for forgotten details.
Reform NSA, Tech Execs Tell Obama
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Top leaders from Apple, AT&T, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo meet with President Obama, urge him to "move aggressively" on US surveillance reforms.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Microsoft Exec To Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Former Microsoft Office division president Kurt DelBene will lead troubled healthcare insurance site through the first half of 2014.
Partners HealthCare CIO: Inside Our Clinical Transformation
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
CIO James Noga says the largest healthcare system in Massachusetts is proud of its technological leadership, but still needs to do better.
Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
CommonWell Unveils EHR Interoperability Pilot
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
CommonWell Health Alliance, a group of EHR vendors, enlists providers in Illinois, and in North and South Carolina to try its patient matching and information exchange system.
HealthCare.gov Leaders Play IT Blame Game
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
It's not fair to just point the finger at technology or its implementers when IT projects go bad. Let's talk about the business team that originally defined the project vision.
Hackers Outsmart Pacemakers, Fitbits: Worried Yet?
Slideshows  |  12/12/2013  | 
Mobile health devices aren't as secure as you might think. Look at how researchers plan to strengthen security for consumer devices and regulated medical devices.
2014 Healthcare Industry Forecast: Sweeping Change
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Long-percolating trends will come to a head with implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rise of private exchanges, says PwC report.
HealthCare.gov Proves Software Delivery Needs Modernizing
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Modern software development involves a mind-boggling number of moving parts. HealthCare.gov proves we've got to get back to basic project management.
IMS Offers M-Heath App Ratings
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Health tech firm offers prescription infrastructure for healthcare providers, along with consumer health app rankings.
Feds Extend Deadline For Electronic Health Meaningful Use
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extend period for attesting to Meaningful Use stage 2 regulations through 2016. Meanwhile, hospitals worry about meeting stage 2 in 2014.
Rackspace CTO's Prescription For HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Rackspace CTO John Engates offers a prescription for HealthCare.gov's complete recovery and continued health.
Obama Administration's Open Government Projects, Round 2
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Programs aim to use technology to better inform and engage citizens in a wide range of topics, from scientific research to budgeting.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
Patient Discharge Plans Move Out Of The Hospital
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Technology is changing the way patients receive education about their post-hospital regimen.
HIMSS Rates Hospitals' IT Maturity
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
In Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's test to score hospitals' adoption and use of IT tools, only about 2% of US hospitals have achieved a top rating.
The Rules And Tools Of Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  12/5/2013  | 
Doctors must capitalize on patient curiosity about their own medical records.
Doctors Prefer Online Drug Info To Rep Visits
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Convenience is the main reason doctors choose digital channels sponsored by drug companies over in-person visits from pharmaceutical reps.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
The Hybrid Enterprise Demands An IT Shift
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
As disruptive technologies change our enterprises, we must also rethink our approach to IT investments.
Microsoft Launches Cybercrime Center
News  |  12/4/2013  | 
Microsoft expands global role supporting law enforcement, government, and businesses fighting cybercrime.
How Would You Fix HealthCare.gov?
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
The Obamacare website launch was an embarrassment. Whether it's truly "fixed" is questionable. What actions would you take, IT pros, and what lessons have you learned?
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO Talks Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
Chicago HIE Will Be Among Nation's Largest
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council is preparing to launch one of the largest regional health information exchanges in the US.
How I'd Fix HealthCare.gov: Extend Health CEO
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Government shouldn't be in the business of trying to provide "a spectacular user experience," says head of the largest Medicare insurance exchange operator.
How We'd Fix HealthCare.gov: Scalability Experts Speak
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Martin Abbott and Michael Fisher, consultants on building large-scale websites, say one answer to retooling HealthCare.gov is creating "swim lanes" for each state the federal website serves.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Project Crash Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.
HealthCare.gov Hitting Performance Targets, Says Zients
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
User-facing components performing well, says project overseer Jeffrey Zients. But questions remain whether the back end will work for insurers.
HealthCare.gov Shows Government IT Procurement Needs Reform
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Former ONC chief David Blumenthal says a disconnect between the contracting office and IT managers increases the risk that government tech projects like HealthCare.gov will fail.
US Moving From Technology Leader To Laggard
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
R&D, science, and technology investments aren't keeping pace with other nations -- and face growing risks from cybertheft, according to government reports.
UPMC CIO On Health IT Innovation: InformationWeek Live
Commentary  |  12/2/2013  | 
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh will discuss a model for tech product development, the role of tech in healthcare reform, and more during an InformationWeek.com radio chat on Tuesday.


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