Timothy Stettheimer, CIO for St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, Ala., has more confidence in IT certifications than referrals and in-person interviews when it comes to hiring. “How do you know you’re hiring a good person? You can get a referral, but so what? Someone can interview well, but so what? How do you really know?” Stettheimer said. “But when you can say, ‘I’ve hit these [IT education] targets,’ that shows a commitment to advancement.” [...]
More often than not, general surveys are probably of little use to policymakers. But one community Health Information Technology policymakers might want to check in with occasionally via available surveys are CIOs who are tasked with managing the daily ins and outs of the HIT transition. What’s interesting about this regular, if limited, “SnapSurvey” of CIOs is how evenly divided most of the responses are. In other words, if these respondents are at all representative [...]
By Ojas Rege, MobileIron Healthcare has always been a first mover when it comes to adopting new mobile technologies, because so much of the work a healthcare worker does is intrinsically mobile. When we speak with our healthcare customers, we hear the same thing consistently: “Our physicians are leaders in their fields and they want the best tools available for patient care and for teaching. They are bringing the coolest smartphones and tablets into the [...]
Whether you’re a chief medical officer (CMO) at a large hospital or a solo practitioner, there are plenty of opportunities popping up for non-techies to learn everything they need to know about health IT. Since many of these professionals don’t need to learn all the nitty-gritty technical details about electronic health records (EHRs) to understand how the systems will impact their organizations, some training and professional organizations are now focusing their attention on the fundamentals. [...]
“Leveraging Information Technology to Shape Healthcare Delivery” seminar will take place on Tuesday June 28
While efforts at political and payment reform have so far had minimal impact on healthcare delivery systems, health information technology (HIT) has already begun to create new opportunities for revolutionary change. Where are we headed? What pivotal decisions lie ahead with respect to HIT and healthcare information exchange? What paths are best and what are the consequences will of the alternatives? How can we best gather, organize, share and analyze data to improve health outcomes? [...]
In the coming years, State CIOs will be asked to perform a variety of health IT tasks, particularly in the implementation of health benefit exchanges (HBEs), according to a publication released on Thursday, June 2, by the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The report, On the Fence: IT Implications of the Health Benefit Exchanges, discusses the responsibilities and challenges facing CIOs charged with creating and deploying HBEs — one-stop shops where individuals can [...]
More than 20 per cent of healthcare CIOs say they plan to significantly increase spending on IT in 2011
More than 20 per cent of healthcare CIOs say they plan to significantly increase spending on IT in 2011, eight percentage points more than last year, according to an Ovum survey. In a new report the independent technology analyst unveils the results of its latest healthcare Business Trends Survey, with reassuring results. Overall, 42 per cent of hospital CIOs questioned will increase spending on IT this year. Twenty-two per cent of these will ramp up [...]
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