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Quest Diagnostics CIO: An Agent Of Change
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
Quest Diagnostics CIO Lidia Fonseca aptly describes herself as an "agent of change." Under her guidance, Quest is evolving as a diagnostic services company with a host of new data-driven services on the horizon for healthcare providers. Here are the details.
Apigee, Ex-CTO Of US Aim To Make EHR Data Access Easier
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
With backing from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Apigee is trying to make healthcare access easier. The API developer is rolling out a new platform that helps bridge some of the interoperability gaps when it comes to electronic healthcare records.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
Tech Industry Stands With Ahmed
News  |  9/16/2015  | 
The Texas student detained for bringing a homemade clock to his high school has won the support of technology and political leaders.
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
News  |  9/8/2015  | 
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
Google Health Searches Now Include 900 Medical Conditions
Commentary  |  9/5/2015  | 
Google has expanded its health search feature to include about 900 different medical conditions.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times exposť. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
The Age Of Biotechnology Has Arrived
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2015  | 
In a talk at this year's InformationWeek Conference, Adriana Karaboutis, a former Dell CIO and current executive vice president of technology and business solutions for Biogen, talked about how IT and healthcare are staring to fuse together, creating a new age of biotechnology.
10 Great Websites For Learning Programming
Slideshows  |  7/6/2015  | 
Whether you're preparing for a new career or experimenting with magic powers, it's worth knowing how to program.
AI Creates Jobs: Study
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
For knowledge workers, whose jobs consist of many tasks, the automation of a single task frees them to focus on other responsibilities. A survey of business leaders finds enthusiasm for AI as a creator of jobs and a way to deal with data.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
How A Healthcare Clinic Plans To Become A Software Company
Commentary  |  5/8/2015  | 
Marshfield Clinic has been using its home-grown electronic health record system for 20 years. Now it wants to sell EHRs as a cloud service.
Tech Innovation From Unexpected Sources: A Healthcare Provider
Commentary  |  5/5/2015  | 
Geisinger Health System shows that big, long-established providers can drive digital innovation.
CVS Revamps To Meet Specialty Medicine Needs
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Dealing with cancer, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis is tough enough. CVS is making it easier for patients to get the specialized treatments they need. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Hoag Memorial Finds Better Care Through Data Sharing
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
The hospital group overhauled its tech strategy to boost data usage, patient health, and collaboration between business units and the IT organization. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
HIMSS15: The 'Year Of Execution' For Data Sharing
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
The industry is focusing less on electronic record features and more on sharing the data held in them.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
Epic On EHR Interoperability: Not A '1-Time Project'
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
Epic has ridden the wave of electronic health record adoption to huge success. Now it needs to help drive a wave of EHR data-sharing.
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
Stop Bashing IT Operations
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Without great ops, you have no credibility for innovation efforts.
Tim Cook Offered Liver To Steve Jobs, Bio Reveals
News  |  3/15/2015  | 
A new biography on Steve Jobs reveals that the former Apple CEO rejected Tim Cook's offer of a life-saving gift, namely his liver.
IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015  | 
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
Mobile Medical Apps: To Be Or Not Be Regulated
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
The FDA has answered several critical questions on what health-related apps face scrutiny.
IT Career Success Takes Ditching Your Silo Mindset
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
There are four IT career silos that good IT leaders must help knock down.
How To Nurture Millennial Tech Leaders
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Start with understanding what's different about this generation, and what won't ever change.
5 Top Sources Of Job Frustration For Your IT Team
Commentary  |  2/11/2015  | 
Money's not the only problem. Fix these points of frustration, or watch good people head out the door.
Interop Radio: Innovating From The CIO's Office
Commentary  |  2/2/2015  | 
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 3, when we welcome Jonathan Feldman, CIO of Asheville, NC, to Interop Radio.
Can Argonaut Project Make Exchanging Health Data Easier?
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
Dr. John Halamka talks about the Argonaut Project, which aims to bring open standards to the arcane world of healthcare interoperability.
How DevOps Can Cut Innovation-Crushing Technical Debt
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
These five elements can reduce the technical debt that builds up when rotten code and bad practices get into your systems.
Health IT: How Developing Markets Can Trump US
Commentary  |  1/6/2015  | 
With the US market hostile to health IT innovation today, entrepreneurs should look to the developing world for markets and opportunities.
UPMC: New Leaders, Same Big Health Tech Ambitions
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Long a pioneer in adopting electronic medical records, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is on the verge of making them work together in new ways.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
The Cost Of Healthcare Data Access
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
Does every healthcare department really need around-the-clock access to every file or image, or could security be tightened?
9 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014  | 
As venture capital flows into healthcare startups, look at some new companies that should be on your radar.
Mobile Changes Build Vs. Buy Equation
News  |  12/22/2014  | 
NY-Presbyterian CIO Aurelia Boyer says the need for mobile innovation has driven her back into the application development business, but she wants to keep it manageable.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
CIO Hiring 100 IT Pros: What He Needs
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
You may be surprised what tops Choice Hotels CIO's list of toughest IT skills to find.
Healthcare Security In 2015: 9 Hotspots
Slideshows  |  12/10/2014  | 
With data breaches growing, 2015 promises to be the healthcare industry's most challenging security year yet. These nine areas demand attention in 2015.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
Who Is Your Industry's Digital Master?
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
If you think digital transformation is only happening in a few hip industries, you're already getting left behind.
CDOs: Right For Healthcare C-Suite?
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
With the rise of data and the increasing importance of how it's handled, chief data officers have become a popular addition across industries. Healthcare organizations need CDOs just as much, say experts.
CIO Checklist: Ready For The Disrupted, Digital World?
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
IT leaders can take these steps today to stay relevant. Just don't confuse "checklist" with a simple fix.
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