Information Technology

Importance of vendor partnerships in meeting IT goals

March 28, 2014
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      PODCAST : Rhett Jackson, Information Systems Director at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho, talks about his goals for the future of IT at Madison. He also gives some pertinent advice to aspiring healthcare IT professionals.  

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Need for alignment of IT with Management

March 26, 2014
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        PODCAST : Michael Krouse, SVP and Chief Information Officer discusses a long-term initiative: elevating the organization’s awareness of its IT resources and how those resources can enhance the C-suite’s operational understanding of who they are as a business. Healthcare Executive Talks Podcast Series OhioHealth (Michael Krouse, CIO)

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Technology need in Home Health

March 21, 2014
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        PODCAST: Wayne Lowell, Chairman and CEO, Senior Whole Health discusses the technology solution needed in home health   Healthcare Executive Talks Podcast Senior Whole Health

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Developing a Co-management physician model

March 19, 2014
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PODCAST : Christina Raaf, VP Operations, Columbus Regional Health details their efforts to develop a co-management model with physicians. The process was impeded, however, when the hospital was shut down by a major flood. Healthcare Executive Talks Columbus Regional Health (Christina Raaf)

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8 trends in healthcare IT

March 17, 2014
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PODCAST : Rhett Jackson, Information Systems Director at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho discusses eight trends in healthcare IT. Healthcare Executive Talks Madison Memorial Hospital 1

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3 Technology Trends that are Revolutionizing Healthcare

January 22, 2014
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Most current healthcare IT news is consumed with the latest reports on electronic health records. But as Kaveh Safavi points out in InformationWeek Healthcare, there are other technologies with which healthcare has yet to fully grapple, such as Internet access, mobile technologies, and social networks. In fact, there are three technology trends that are driving […]

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Does RFID Tagging Help Hospitals Save Money?

January 20, 2014
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One hospital near Albany, N.Y., has seen annual savings upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars after implementing a medical-equipment and patient tagging policy, reports Philip Betbeze of HealthLeaders Media. Ellis Medicine first started to zero in on efficiency and cost reduction in 2008 when it merged two community hospitals, “driving heavy volume to the […]

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What Hospitals Should Know about EHR Donations to Practices

January 13, 2014
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The laws for underwriting the cost of EHR software for affiliated practices was recently extended and revised, reports Michelle Holmes at Information Week. So what are the broader implications of this for hospitals? First, some background on the laws in question. According to Holmes, “[T]he Stark Law (or physician self-referral statute) prohibits a physician from […]

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Cleveland Clinic Center for Connected Care: Creating a Connected Continuum

January 10, 2014
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The world-renowned and highly respected Cleveland Clinic has made platform integration the number-one priority of its IT department. Recently, it created a new center with the express purpose of integrating home, transitional, and post-acute care into its overall continuum of connectivity. Falling under the purview of Musood Pirzada, director of information technology, the Center for […]

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SmartLinx Solutions, LLC: Mark B. Tomzak, Chief Executive Officer

October 23, 2013
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SmartLinx Solutions is a unique player in the healthcare market. With clients in 49 states, the company has grown rapidly since its founding in 2000. Specializing in labor management software for long-term healthcare facilities, the seed of its products was planted in the mid-1990s when two of the company’s founders were owners and operators of […]

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