IT

UPMC CIO Predicts Healthcare IT Trends

April 9, 2013

UPMC is one of the most successful and prominent healthcare providers in the country. Located in Pittsburgh, Pa., this “$10-billion nonprofit company…crosses many lines in healthcare–it’s a huge care provider, a 2-million–member insurance company, a research institution, employer of 55,000 people, and even an investor in technology companies,” Chris Murphy writes at InformationWeek. Murphy interviewed […]

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Are EHRs Really Successful?

December 20, 2012

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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Cloud Technology Helps Hospitals Focus on Use Rather Than Maintenance

November 29, 2012

Although some healthcare executives have major reservations about cloud-computing technology—reservations that include issues with regulatory compliance, security, privacy, and service-level agreements—many health systems and hospitals are embracing the cloud for the opportunities it presents, Scott Mace writes over at HealthLeaders Media. One healthcare organization that has adopted cloud technology to great effect is the University […]

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Children’s Medical Center: Pamela Arora, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

April 18, 2011

One healthcare role that has evolved tremendously in recent decades is that of the information technologist or information systems manager. It’s no longer just about computers, but about networks of systems that carry patient data and connect sensitive medical instruments and testing devices to physicians even in hospitals where the tests themselves are not being […]

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Children’s Hospital Boston: Sandra Fenwick, President and Chief Operations Officer

April 15, 2011

“Children’s Hospital Boston is not only a large and very important contributor to the best pediatric care at the local, regional, national and international level, but we also blend scientific discovery with the most advanced pediatric clinical care. Our sweet spot is that translation – the interface between science and care,” said Sandra Fenwick, President […]

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