Chuck Christian

“We Need Something Transformative”: How the Pandemic Is Propelling IT Forward – Health Article

James Brady, PhD, Interim VP, IT Security & CISO, Fairview Health Services Healthcare organizations have been transitioning to value-based care arrangements, and 2020 was to be a year for information technology to support that shift. Then, COVID-19 turned everything upside down. But responding to the crisis has taught healthcare organizations valuable lessons in how better to use IT to make changes on the fly. In fact, the pandemic is accelerating necessary changes for healthcare organizations, and providers are looking to…

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healthsystemCIO’s Top 20 Blogs from 2019 – Health Article

BLOG written on old typewriter Call 2019 the year of the user. For the past several years, the core objective for many organizations has been implementing EHRs, especially those experiencing a merger or acquisition. As those strategies advance, it’s only logical for leaders to shift their focus to optimization, and specifically, how these systems are impacting those on the front line. This thinking was certainly reflected in our readership scores, as the two most viewed posts from 2019 focused on…

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Health IT Leaders Talk Internet of Medical Things Security – Health Article

Mick Murphy, VP & CTO, WellSpan Health Most healthcare IT leaders know that the key in making any type of initiative successful is to strike the right balance of people, process, and technology. If any of these factors are neglected, it can put the entire project — and even the organization — at risk, especially when it comes to security. And more specifically, protecting network-connected devices, something that’s becoming increasingly difficult as the environment becomes more crowded, and more complex.…

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Chuck Christian on Privacy – Health Article

Chuck Christian, VP, Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange I don’t seem to be able to get through a morning’s reading without seeing one or more instance of a data breach; information being either locked up by ransomware or removed/copied by the thousands and sometimes, tens of thousands of records. Having spent a good portion of my career with one area of my responsibilities being that of the security officer for the various organizations I’ve served, it concerns me…

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