Information Technology

College of St. Scholastica Leads the Way with Integrating Technology into Medical Curriculum (Part 1 of 2)

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In this edition of the Healthcare Executive Talks podcast, Ryan Sandefer, HIM department chair at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., discusses the integration of technology into academic curriculum, including academic EHRs and  data analytics software.

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Connecticut Hospital Focuses on End Users in CPOE Development

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Dr. Jennifer Bellino, chief medical information officer of The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn., has been with the organization for 10 years. She previously trained in internal medicine and worked for a year as a full-time hospitalist before joining Backus Hospital. She eventually was named chief of the hospitalists at Backus, then was […]

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3 Technology Trends that are Revolutionizing Healthcare

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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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OSF Healthcare System: Jim Mormann, Chief Information Officer

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Healthcare is rapidly changing these days, and information technology is the fastest growing sector of healthcare delivery. What once was left in the capable hands of the “technical people” is now an integral part of delivering care at the bedside and in business decision making. Likewise, the role of chief information officer has evolved from […]

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eHealth Data Solutions: John Sheridan, President and Co-Founder

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Data management and health information exchange are top priorities for most healthcare organizations. Once relegated to the realm of IT departments, these issues now keep chief executive officers up at night. In the midst of a competitive marketplace, one company is innovating in data management and information exchange. eHealth Data Solutions (eHDS) takes a customer-centered […]

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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center: Mr. Kelly R. Styles, Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer

When Kelly R. Styles considers how his role as vice president of information services and chief information officer has evolved at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., over the last three years, he reaches one conclusion. “My understanding of my role is that I am not a technologist,” he says. He reaches this conclusion […]

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Healthcare IT (Part 1 of 2): A Shortage of Workers

We’ve heard much about the physician-shortage crisis across the country, but there’s another shortage that is almost as potent, especially when it comes to the progress healthcare reform hopes to make in a few short years. Lucas Mearian of Computerworld reports, “The U.S. healthcare industry is facing an even more significant IT worker shortage than […]

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IBM Supercomputer Could Revolutionize Healthcare

Remember Watson, the supercomputer that trounced Jeopardy superchampion Ken Jennings a few years ago? It was obvious even then that IBM’s long-term goals for Watson went beyond competing on game shows. On Friday, IBM presented the world with three healthcare decision-support apps. Doug Henschen, executive editor at InformationWeek, reports, “The three new applications include one […]

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Volunteers Could Pose Security Breaches for Hospitals

In talking with CIOs and CMIOs at health systems around the country, HCE Exchange has often heard a similar refrain when it comes to new smartphone and cloud technology that can be summed up as follows: innovative with many possible applications, but rife with security gaps and potential breaches. Here’s a case in point, courtesy […]

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Are EHRs Really Successful?

One of the main topics we cover in HCE is the implementation of electronic health records (EHR). So, naturally, a recent article published in InformationWeek under the headline “’Not One Successful EHR System in Whole World’” caught our eyes. Reporter Neil Versel writes, “While federal health IT officials were touting the perceived successes of their […]

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