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CEO: How to Integrate IT Staff and Mission

Gienna Shaw

A hospital CEO talks about the CIO's role in the C-suite, and how IT professionals can better communicate with others in the hospital, contribute to their organizations' mission and strategy, and improve patient care. >>>


Editor's Picks

Haven't Started ICD-10? It May Already Be Too Late

For some healthcare CIOs, waiting to start ICD-10 planning wasn't a risk they were willing to take. But many challenges remain when it comes to implementing the new coding system and putting in place the right teams, tools, and technologies. >>>

Bad Debt? Blame a Low-Tech Payment System

As businesses shift employees onto high-deductible, consumer-directed health plans, healthcare organizations may see a rise in bad debt. Some portion is preventable, however, by investing in eligibility verification technology and using electronic fund transfers. >>>

Do-It-Yourself IT Solutions

Providers’ goals for achieving meaningful use are at risk, in part, because of a shortage of IT techs. Now leaders are considering in-house efforts. But supply continues to trail demand. >>>

3 Takeaways from an EHR Internal Communications Strategy

Marketing internal initiatives is not the same as external marketing. To get the benefits of strategic initiatives such as a new electronic health record system, your entire organization must be on board. Here’s how Catholic Health Initiatives is doing it. >>>

What Would Super Committee Say About $430M Proton Beam Center War?

The effectiveness of proton beam therapy treatments has not been fully demonstrated, but the leaders of two healthcare powerhouses, Scripps Health and UC San Diego Medical Center, are proceeding with massive proton beam center construction projects—five miles apart. >>>

News Headlines

Trinity HealthCare cuts mortality rate with new app platform

InformationWeek, November 8, 2011

Thousands of X-rays stolen from MD hospital

The Baltimore Sun, November 7, 2011

Hospitals fall short on MU

InformationWeek, November 4, 2011

ONC delays permanent EHR certifiers’ program

Government Health IT, November 3, 2011

HIMSS: 41% of US hospitals ready for meaningful use

CMIO, November 3, 2011

Nursing CIOs play greater role

InformationWeek, November 3, 2011

FDA approves innovative, non-invasive heart valve

The Kansas City Star/Associated Press, November 3, 2011

VA psychiatrist faces federal charges in HIPAA case

The Virginian-Pilot, November 3, 2011

Docs use Google for health information

The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2011

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care (hosted by Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world’s most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

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Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

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