The barriers to health data exchange that are exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic
Let ’s invest in an interoperable health data system that connects all providers, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, state and local governments, public health and patients who need access to medical records. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & amp; Policy Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Population Health Source Type: blogs

COVID-19: a technologist ’s tale
COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has entered the lexicon as if it was always there. Everyone has an opinion. Globally the response has divided and united populations and no less so in the UK, says global digital adviser and NHS clinician  Dr Sam Shah.  (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Patient Engagement Pharmacy Privacy amp; Security Telehealth Source Type: blogs

The rights to privacy and citizen protection - A conflict between privacy and the public good?
 Privacy remains an important determinant of how technology is deployed, even during these times of COVID-19, argues HIMSS'chief clinical officer Dr. Charles Alessi. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Interoperability Privacy amp; Security Source Type: blogs

The rights to privacy and the rights of the citizens to be protected - A conflict between privacy and the public good?
 Privacy remains an important determinant of how technology is deployed, even during these times of COVID-19, argues HIMSS'chief clinical officer Dr. Charles Alessi. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Interoperability Privacy amp; Security Source Type: blogs

Managing COVID-19 in a perfect world
How far could we have been in managing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic if we used the tools available to us such as  data sharing, genomics, apps, and pandemic warning systems, instead of waiting to implement them on a rainy day? Bogi Eliasen, director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and HIMSS Future50 leader asks why we waited so long? (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Patient Engagement Workflow Source Type: blogs

How blockchain could help manage PPE allocation
A proposal: Create a Federal Reserve type structure for supply chain management of protective equipment, powered by distributed ledger technology. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Analytics Financial/Revenue Cycle Management Network Infrastructure Quality and Safety Workforce Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and the impact on BAME communities
The current crisis has been called a'once in a career opportunity to transform the NHS.' Instead, perhaps we should call it'a once in a career opportunity to reduce health inequalities and discrimination. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Population Health Workforce Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and digital transformation
The director of international relations at NHS Confederation, Dr Layla McCay writes about significant acceleration of digital transformation across the UK. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Interoperability Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Addressing social determinants of health with data interoperability
Access to a complete picture of the patient – including the behavioral and environmental factors that influence daily health – is critical to realizing the shared benefits of value-based, holistic care. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: HIMSS20 Digital Coverage Patient Engagement Population Health Source Type: blogs

Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of cybersecurity and digital transformation, argues Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Privacy & amp; Security Source Type: blogs

Clinician burnout during the times of COVID-19
Burnout amongst health and care workers is already an issue which has been close to the top of the agenda and this was before the times of COVID-19.     (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Workforce Source Type: blogs

The effect of the COVID-19 epidemic on health and care – is this a portent of the'new normal'?
COVID-19 appeared in late 2019 and its epicentre has been moving with alarming speed from the far east towards Europe and now more towards the Americas. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Clinical Government & amp; Policy Population Health Source Type: blogs

Striking a balance between medical device security and innovation
The weaknesses highlighted by the FDA in Urgent/11 demonstrate there are susceptibilities within software platforms that are both identifiable and resolvable. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Cloud Computing Connected Health Medical Devices Privacy & amp; Security Quality and Safety Source Type: blogs

Health information technology ’s national blueprint for COVID-19
The 10-year-old National Broadband Plan identified three nationwide gaps: IT adoption by healthcare providers, information utilization by them and connectivity to patients. In many places, those gaps still remain. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Interoperability Source Type: blogs

Technology lessons learned for temporary hospital deployments
As the COVID-19 crisis forces hospitals to get creative, a retired Air Force Colonel offers some perspective on IT preparedness  gained from previous emergency medical deployments. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Network Infrastructure Privacy & amp; Security Workflow Workforce Source Type: blogs

Getting it right: The rise of digital health
Professor Maureen Baker, chair of the Professional Records Standards Body, writes about the organisation's work to help build a fully integrated health and care system in the UK. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Interoperability Source Type: blogs

Technology is radically improving care for veterans
With its three-pillar approach to modernization, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is   transforming its technology systems to create foundational change, says its chief modernization officer. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Connected Health Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & amp; Policy Patient Engagement Telehealth Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 shows why we must prioritize public health surveillance funding
Accurate outbreak data reporting depends on a robust, standards-based and interoperable information infrastructure. We still have a long way to go. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Decision Support Government & amp; Policy Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Population Health Source Type: blogs

UW Medicine CIO's advice: prepping IT systems for COVID-19
On the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, UW has ramped up telemedicine capabilities and made immediate changes to its EHR to support COVID-19 care. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Population Health Telehealth Workflow Workforce Source Type: blogs

Celebrating women ’s day every day
A gender-equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious - what's not great about that? For this year's International Women's Day, three  HIMSS Future50 leaders share their thoughts.  (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Women In Health IT Source Type: blogs

HIMSS20: What ’s in it for EMEA changemakers?
Ahead of the conference, HIMSS director Angela Velkova writes about the organisation ’s work across the EMEA region to transform the global health landscape. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: HIMSS20 Source Type: blogs

The emerging digital landscape of the 2020s
What are the issues that will make up the agenda over the next few years? (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 17, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Accountable Care Connected Health Patient Engagement Population Health Precision Medicine Source Type: blogs

AI in healthcare: What is next for the UK and EU?
The UK and the EU should'work as one'to further the deployment of AI in healthcare, writes  Dr Layla McCay, director of international relations at the NHS Confederation.  (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Artificial Intelligence Source Type: blogs

Interoperability? Yes, for value ’s sake!
When we talk about connected care and interoperability, we tend to do so within an outdated framework that prioritises ‘medicine’ over ‘health’. We shouldn’t get stuck there, writes Dr Charles Alessi, HIMSS International chief clinical officer. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Interoperability Source Type: blogs

Connecting Los Angeles: LANES drives interoperability across LA County
In a region of 10 million residents, the nonprofit Los Angeles Network for Enhanced Services is helping achieve care coordination, closing care gaps when providers are able to access data at the point of care, using a central interoperable platform. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Analytics Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Population Health Source Type: blogs

Is that a glass ceiling I can see through?
Diversity and  inclusion seem to be at the forefront of discussions in all workplaces, but is anything changing? In this blog, former NHSX director Sam Shah, now with the Department for International Trade, writes about his experience. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Workforce Source Type: blogs

Why interoperability is cool (again)
The ability to gain access to the data through reusable APIs significantly improves developer productivity, enabling CIOs to achieve more with the same resources. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & amp; Policy Health Information Exchange (HIE) Interoperability Patient Engagement Source Type: blogs

2020 rings in new decade at Penn Medicine, closes chapter of big change
It's hard for me to believe, but I ’ve been at Penn Medicine for 13 years. There has been a remarkable amount of change, growth, and learning that has occurred both within my organization and in myself during this time. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - January 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Artificial Intelligence Network Infrastructure Precision Medicine Privacy & amp; Security Telehealth Source Type: blogs

Putting patients at the heart of a digital hospital
Dr Afzal Chaudhry, director of digital and CCIO at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, writes about the organisation's eHospital programme. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - January 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Source Type: blogs

A look back at the past decade in UK health informatics
From the rise of CCIOs to networks promoting diversity in the industry, the UK has seen a fair amount of change, writes Health Education England CIO James Freed. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - December 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Source Type: blogs

Opinion: Metrics to deliver five extra productive healthy years
Financial metrics driving the UK's NHS need to adapt to the role prevention and maintaining a healthy life are starting to play in healthcare systems, writes Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS International. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - December 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Accountable Care Source Type: blogs

3 questions to ask before investing in machine learning for pop health
Fundamental issues related to executive support, staff buy-in and patient risk stratification need to be understood and addressed before machine learning applications can help with population health goals. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - December 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Analytics Artificial Intelligence Population Health Source Type: blogs

Penn Medicine's tips for managing and integrating technology after healthcare acquisitions
Underestimating the impact of organizational culture on your technology plans can lead to costly delays and unplanned outages, says John Donohue, Penn Medicine's associate VP for enterprise infrastructure services. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Mergers & amp; Acquisitions Network Infrastructure Workforce Source Type: blogs

Opinion: Brexit and its impact on healthcare - What is happening now?
Dr Layla McCay, director of international relations at the NHS Confederation, warns that Brexit “should not hinder” the collaboration between the UK and other European countries in the field of health research. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - November 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Source Type: blogs

Penn Medicine's experience moving to cloud: Don ’t bite off more than you can chew
With cloud migrations, proper planning, oversight and management go a long way, says Penn Medicine's Associate Vice-President of Information Services Jim Beinlich –  just like they do with any successful technology pilot or rollout.  (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - October 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Analytics Cloud Computing Network Infrastructure Source Type: blogs

Opinion: What leaders know about cybersecurity
Leaders know that the IT department alone cannot secure an organisation, and that the  easiest path to breach the best technical defenses is through their people, writes Rod Piechowski, VP of thought advisory for HIMSS. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - August 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Privacy & amp; Security Source Type: blogs

Ransomware and medical devices: How behavior analytics can protect patients
Medical devices must be managed from a security perspective, but also from an operational perspective. Using analytics to establish behavior baselines helps support risk assessments, find malfunctions and enhance staff productivity. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - August 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Analytics Medical Devices Network Infrastructure Privacy & amp; Security Quality and Safety Source Type: blogs

How to make the 3 Cs work for enterprise-wide video deployments
As use cases for healthcare video technology get more diverse, its best to take a full lifecycle approach that's managed centrally with standardized capabilities, says John Donohue, Penn Medicine's associate VP for enterprise infrastructure services. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - July 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Network Infrastructure Patient Engagement Workflow Source Type: blogs

How to build an information security governance committee model that works
Putting an infosec program into place is a balancing act, requiring a very careful approach and significant involvement from a wide array of stakeholders, says Penn Medicine CISO Dan Costantino. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - June 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Privacy & amp; Security Workforce Source Type: blogs

Opinion: Is digital transformation a reality in healthcare?
Digital transformation has to be at the core of business, policy and strategy, argues Dr Sam Shah, NHS England director of digital development. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Source Type: blogs

Million European Genome Alliance – bringing genetic medicine into the heart of European healthcare
Dr Layla McCay, director of international relations at the NHS Confederation, writes about a new initiative to sequence a million genomes by 2022 in Europe. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Innovation Pulse Source Type: blogs

Opinion: Interoperability - What every cybercriminal is waiting for
Dr Saif Abed, founding partner of health IT consultancy firm AbedGraham, looks at how interoperability could " break healthcare " . (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Privacy & amp; Security Source Type: blogs

Achieving a better gender balance across all levels of an organization
For International Women's Day, NHS Digital executive director of product development Wendy Clark outlines her journey into healthcare IT. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Women In Health IT Source Type: blogs

Achieving a better gender balance across all levels of an organisation
For International Women's Day, NHS Digital executive director of product development Wendy Clark outlines her journey into healthcare IT. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Women In Health IT Source Type: blogs

What could a no deal Brexit look like for the NHS?
NHS Confederation director of international relations Dr Layla McCay looks at the prospect of a no deal scenario. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Government & amp; Policy Source Type: blogs

Opinion: Innovation in healthcare is impossible when it ’s not patient driven
When applied in silos, the " patient-centric " organization is a flawed concept, argues Bart Collet, a Belgium-based HIMSS consultant.   (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Patient Engagement Source Type: blogs

Innovation in healthcare is impossible when it ’s not patient driven
When applied in silos, the " patient-centric " organisation is a flawed concept, argues Bart Collet, founder of Belgium-based Hyperadvancer.   (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Patient Engagement Source Type: blogs

Shaping the EU ’s ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI – the healthcare perspective
The European offices of HIMSS and PCHA submitted last week a  joint opinion on the role of AI in health promotion, care provision and the objective of driving sustainable and inclusive health systems for all. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - February 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Patient Engagement Source Type: blogs

Public health - predict or perish
HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer and Public Health England Senior Advisor Charles Alessi looks at England's approach to pioneering predictive prevention. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs

HIMSS19 guide for clinicians
A roundup of must-attend events for nurses and physicians at the upcoming Global Conference next month in Orlando. (Source: Healthcare IT News Blog)
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - January 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: HIMSS19 Source Type: blogs