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Q&A with Dr. Richard Zane, Part 1: “It’s about helping providers make better decisions.”
March 18, 2020

The key partnering with clinicians on innovation? Building enough trust so that they know you’re willing to listen to them - and to shut down an idea that isn’t working, says Richard Zane, MD, chief innovation officer at UCHealth.

Data Migration Strategies to Enable Successful Application Transitions
March 13, 2020

Planning and implementing a new EMR, ERP, or other major application requires a thoughtful data migration strategy. If the right questions aren’t asked at the start, it may be executed in a way that doesn't meet the needs of all stakeholders,

Partner Perspective: Final Rule Means CIOs Must Share ADTs, But Had Better Know Where They’re Going
March 12, 2020

On March 9, HHS and ONC published the long-awaited and hotly-debated 21st Century Cures Interoperability Final Rule which also covers information blocking and certification. While the interoperability rule may have been the most hotly debated part,

Application Decommissioning Strategies that Increase Data Accessibility and Minimize User Disruption
March 08, 2020

In healthcare, application decommissioning is about so much more than getting the data from here to there. That’s because it’s possible to achieve the stated goal while creating a bunch of frustrated clinicians in the process.

Q&A with CIO Jamie Nelson, Part 2: “There Is a Gender Issue.”
March 05, 2020

The healthcare IT industry needs more diversity on leadership teams, "but it can’t just be women helping women," says Jamie Nelson, CIO at HSS, in this podcast. "It's not a women's issue; it's an organizational issue."

A CIO’s Guide to Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure: Understanding the Potential Benefits & Path Forward
March 04, 2020

Most health systems are still wrestling with the question of how to reduce infrastructure complexity without sacrificing flexibility, accessibility and performance. Join a panel of healthcare IT executives for a CIO-level discussion on the potential of...

Readying Your Organization for the Impending EPCS Deadline
February 28, 2020

The deadline to comply with the national mandate for electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS) is less than a year away. Essentially all healthcare organizations must have an EPCS solution in place by January 1, 2021. In addition,

Navigating CMIO Enterprise Challenges Through the Technology Maelstrom
February 27, 2020

As the link between the IT and clinical worlds, chief medical information officers hold a position of singular importance, and complexity. That's because they must both lead sometimes-reluctant clinicians to use new technologies and, occasionally,

Q&A with CIO Jamie Nelson, Part 1: “The Technology Is the Easy Part.”
February 20, 2020

The key to a successful implementation is remembering that the technology is the easy part, says Jamie Nelson, who talks about her team’s work at HSS. The hard part is the organizational transformation behind it.

Q&A with Brian Lancaster, Part 2: “You Can’t Be Terrified of the Unknown.”
February 18, 2020

Part of the CIO’s role is to ensure initiatives can be delivered in a way that doesn’t disrupt availability. What’s just as important, however, is having the confidence to proceed even when there is some risk, says Brian Lancaster.