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Earlier this month, we reported how healthcare is increasingly embracing a new C-suite position: chief data officer. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its first CDO, Niall Brennan.
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It is taken as gospel by most radiologists and hospital IT professionals that a vendor-neutral archiving application is critical for unifying diagnostic imaging workflows. And VNAs are a great tool. But that doesn’t mean you should buy one.
In case anyone was still wondering about a leadership vacuum at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Karen DeSalvo, MD, is still national coordinator – a fact that was in evidence Wednesday at the close of the American Medical Informatics Association's annual conference.
As Congress examines the U.S. public health system’s response to Ebola this week, we need to take a look at laws and regulations that inhibit better treatment and increase protection for healthcare workers. Our existing rules and regulations around telemedicine are one such example.
So you've done due diligence, made deliberate purchasing decisions, and – thanks to smart planning and strategic teamwork – your rollout was near-flawless. Congratulations. You're the proud owner of an electronic health record system. But is your staff now using it to its fullest potential?
Too often, providers aren't making the most of their EHRs, according to Ed Simcox, healthcare practice leader for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, a managed service provider.Year: 2013
A few years ago venture capitalist and iconic software engineer Marc Andreessen quipped, "Software is eating the world." While his comments might have been "tongue in cheek," they were prophetic. If you look around, it is easy to see every facet of our lives -- both personal and professional -- being impacted by software. Software is pivotal to the growth of most new and emerging industry segments and it has transformed mature industries such as agribusiness, mining, construction, industrial manufacturing, automotive and aerospace.
The biggest hurdle? Taking all the great ideas currently brewing to a large scale.