health IT

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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Plus One Health Management: Chris Ciatto, President and Chief Executive Officer

October 15, 2013
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Most businesses struggle to provide employees with affordable healthcare, especially as the workforce mirrors the U.S. population with high rates of obesity and chronic conditions related to poor lifestyle habits. Hospital employees in particular are found to be even less healthy than the general workforce and have higher healthcare costs. With hospitals promoting preventive care […]

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Report predicts rise of standards-setters in health information networks market

November 11, 2012
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In coming years,  a handful of healthcare IT companies will rise which will set industry standards and provide integrated services including information management, analytics and revenue cycle management distributed through a network. This, at least, is the conclusion of a  report on the future of healthcare IT by boutique financial and strategic advisory firm Marlin & Associates. The […]

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PHRs and the Wii generation

August 15, 2012

In a few short years, our currently younger, tech-savvy and web-dependent generations are going to become better acquainted with the healthcare system. Whereas they now maybe see a doctor once or twice a year for basic services like a physical or a flu shot, they’ll soon start catching up to us older folks who utilize […]

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Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian: Tim Moore, SVP/CIO

September 13, 2011

When the seeds that were to become Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian were planted in 1944, the role of information technology was not even an agenda item. As with other healthcare organizations, information technology in 2011 now plays a primary role in Hoag’s daily operations. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has two acute-care hospitals in Orange County, […]

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Aetna looks to healthcare IT for new revenue, cost-cutting

November 11, 2010

Aetna, Inc., the third largest health insurer in the U.S., will be making a new strategic leap into health information technology, according to its president Mark Bertolini. And we’re not talking mundane enterprise spending on, say, storage — Aetna’s looking at IT spending as a means of saving money and even generating new revenue. At […]

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Patient data still insecure in post-HITECH world

November 10, 2010

A new study released by the Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, and ID Experts, a provider of data security solutions, finds that patient data in healthcare organizations is hardly secure, with the average organization experiencing nearly two and half breaches per year. Some of the surprising results in the report include: […]

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Survey: Docs want tablet PCs

October 28, 2010
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A new study has concluded that tablet PCs are a very hot item with physicians — and that healthcare facilities are have devoted big chunks of their budget to ramping up IT spending. While doctors are generally happy with the technology they in their practices — which includes laptops and smartphones as well as standard […]

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How can information technology improve health care?

October 14, 2010

I recall first asking this question in leadership forums in our online network in 1997, hoping that a Nobel laureate or Turing Award winner might have a quick answer. A few weeks earlier I had escorted my brother Brett and his wife from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, seeking a […]

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