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4 (Dumb) Mistakes HIT Leaders Keep Making

Jim Molpus

A decade into surveying hundreds of healthcare CIOs, CMIOs, and others about what makes health information technology projects work and what makes them fail, a handful of common blunders persist. >>>


Editor's Picks

Dealing with Data Breaches

Data loss prevention technology can help track access to records, but a hard line on violations is needed to create a culture of compliance. >>>

Opinion: The role of the CMIO

John D. Halamka, MD, writes about his multiple roles: "CIO—responsible for strategy, structure, staffing, and processes for a 300 person IT organization; CTO—responsible for the architecture of our applications and infrastructure, ensuring reliability, security, and affordability; CMIO—responsible for the adoption of the applications by clinicians, optimizing quality, safety, and efficiency in their workflows." >>>

In State-of-the-State Speeches, Governors Present Healthcare Priorities

A look at state-of the-state speeches reveals a mixed bag of priorities, including preserving Medicaid funding, establishing health insurance exchanges, supporting physician education, eliminating "pill mills," and fighting healthcare reform. >>>

Get First Access to Premier Industry Intelligence

Attention healthcare leaders: HealthLeaders Media is currently accepting new Council members. Join your peers and enjoy first access to premier industry intelligence. Sign up today!   >>>

News Headlines

Cost still blocks HIE adoption, health execs say

InformationWeek, January 24, 2012

CBO Report on Medicare Demos Draws Mixed Response

HealthLeaders Media, January 23, 2012

Can ACOs improve healthcare while reducing costs?

The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2012

Medicare Cuts Could Slash 278K Hospital Jobs, Warns AHA

HealthLeaders Media, January 20, 2012

AG sues healthcare service firm for alleged patient privacy violations

Minnesota Public Radio, January 20, 2012

'Medical arms race' spurs massive health development on NYC's East Side, January 19, 2012

American docs question health IT's benefits

InformationWeek, January 19, 2012

TX doctors lead open-notes movement

Houston Chronicle, January 18, 2012

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Impact Analysis Report—The Next Phase of Cost Control

This third report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange provides insight on cost containment from leaders at Banner Health, Wellmont Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services, and Trinity Regional Health System. Eighteen percent cite "no culture of being cost-conscious" as their greatest organizational challenge to cost reduction. >>>

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Reaching New Heights

Hospitals are enjoying success with outpatient strategies, but it may be time for a more calculated, even cautious, approach.  >>>


Controlling Nurse Labor Costs


Dealing with Data Breaches

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