“We Found Ways to Be Creative”: CIO Keith Perry on St. Jude’s Game-Changing App – Health Article

Keith Perry. SVP & CIO, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Amazing things can happen when leaders take the time not just to meet with those on the front lines, but to listen to their concerns and consider their ideas. In fact, it was during one of the regular town hall sessions held by Dr. James Downing, CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, that an idea surfaced — one with the potential to transform the experience for families. The concept…

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The “One Percent Better” Model – Health Article

Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor, Information Technology & Data, UC Irvine When my younger son was playing Little League, he played for a coach who had a great way of working with the kids. At the beginning of the year, he would explain that their goal was to get one percent better at each practice, and that by the end of the year they would be amazed to see their improvement over the course of the season. I loved that concept. The more I thought about it, the more applicable I found it for me — both personally…

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CIOs Neal Ganguly and Chuck Podesta on Recouping Financial Loss – Health Article

Chuck Podesta, Interim CIO, UConn Health During the past few months, the healthcare industry has experienced a number of firsts, like converting a cafeteria into a triage site, partnering with competitors, or embracing remote work. But for many leaders, the pandemic marked another milestone: it was the first time stakeholders from across the organization realized — and recognized — “the power of IT.” “Everything they needed to do, from setting up tents to setting up telehealth, required IT to turn…

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THCB Gang, Episode 19, July 23, 2020 – The Health Care Blog – Health Article

This episode of the THCB Gang included regulars Grace Cordavano (@GraceCordovano) , Deven McGraw (@HealthPrivacy), Ian Morrison (@seccurve), and special guest patient entrepreneur Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3). We talked about patient experiences, the state of play in health care business, and about new technologies and more. And after tomorrow it gets preserved as a podcast on Itunes & Spotify Enjoy! – Matthew Holt This is only a snippet of a Health Article written by matthew holt Read Full Article

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CIO John Kravitz on IT’s Key Role in Surviving a Crisis – Health Article

John Kravitz, Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System Given the chance to build a new health system from the ground up, most CIOs would do at least a few things differently. For John Kravitz, CIO at Geisinger Health System, it’s simple: “everything would be in the cloud.” But Geisinger, a regional health system providing care to patients in 45 counties throughout Pennsylvania, is not new. It’s a 103-year-old system with three physical data centers, which means “changing our mindset is going…

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IT Security Leaders on the “Complicated” Conversations Hospital Leaders Need to Have – Health Article

Christopher Frenz, AVP of Information Security, Interfaith Medical Center When healthcare leaders discuss plans to reopen facilities and resume elective procedures, cybersecurity remediation is rarely cited as a top priority. And let’s face it, it wasn’t top of mind when they were scrambling to figure out how configure spaces to accommodate more patients, while simultaneously navigating an unprecedented spike in both telemedicine and telecommuting. But as the dust starts to settle, security has to move up the list, said Art…

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Telehealth Flexibility Must Be Extended – Health Article

Liz Johnson, Vice Chair, CHIME Policy Steering Committee During the Covid-19 pandemic, the industry has seen a significant spike in the use of telehealth services. According to a CHIME survey, the majority (84 percent) of healthcare organizations are conducting more than 50 virtual visits per day, with a third of those scheduling more than 250 per day. For some, including Stanford Children’s Health, have seen 2,000 percent increase. The numbers are undoubtedly high; we know that. But what do healthcare…

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Dr. John Halamka on the Covid-19 Coalition’s Groundbreaking Work – Health Article

John Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform For years, industry leaders have been calling for a higher level of collaboration among the provider and vendor communities, as well as government agencies. The thinking was simple: by pooling the knowledge and resources of key stakeholders, solutions can be developed to help improve care quality and increase efficiency. However, despite the myriad benefits, efforts to band together often fell short, for one reason or another — until Covid-19 came along. Or,…

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Covid-19 “Has Been a Real Challenge.” – Health Article

John Kravitz, Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System Given the chance to build a new health system from the ground up, most CIOs would do at least a few things differently. For John Kravitz, CIO at Geisinger Health System, it’s simple: “everything would be in the cloud.” But Geisinger, a regional health system providing care to patients in 45 counties throughout Pennsylvania, is not new. It’s a 103-year-old system with three physical data centers, which means “changing our mindset is going…

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Cheryl Rodenfels, Kishore Ravilla & Brad Garlock Talk IT Project Recovery – Health Article

Cheryl Rodenfels, CTO Americas Healthcare, Nutanix As healthcare organizations grapple with the myriad challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic — some successfully and some not as much — a few things have become clear. One of those is the importance of quality data, which Cheryl Rodenfels believes has been a “mixed bag,” despite the critical role it can play in helping to navigate through difficult situations. “Organizations that can produce good analytics are able to manage their businesses more…

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Tom Andriola on the New Demands on CIOs – Health Article

Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor, Information Technology & Data, UC Irvine In a recent blog, I shared my perspective on a way to chart a course forward in a post-COVID world: Respond. Recover. Reinforce. Reimagine. Let me expand, and continue our call to step up, during an important leadership moment for us technology professionals. Respond The events of the past three months have challenged even the most seasoned managers. There were several times when I felt all my experience, both personal and professional,…

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Steven Goriah and Phil Curran Talk Device Security – Health Article

Steven Goriah, VP of IT, CIO & CISO, Westchester Medical Center For the past few years, the leadership team at Westchester Medical Center has worked to create a culture in which “everyone is engaged and aware of the security parameters,” and everyone thinks of security first.” And it seemed the efforts were paying off for the 10-hospital system — until March. When Covid-19 hit, priorities changed for the New York-based system. “We had to focus on doing whatever it took…

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Dr. Adam Glasofer on Making Data “Actionable” – Health Article

Adam Glasofer, MD, Chief Innovation Officer & Associate Medical Director of Informatics, Virtua Health You never know where the next big idea will come from. It’s a talking point often used by leaders seeking to inspire creativity. But at Virtua Health, it’s more than lip service — and not just because the NJ-based organization has its own Center for Innovation. In fact, the idea that resulted in the deployment of intubation boxes to protect both providers and patients during Covid-19…

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10 healthy recipes you can use to lose weight very fast in 2020 – Health Article

When we talk about healthy recipes to lose weight very fast, Most times people are not sure how to go about it. Maybe because there is a lot of misinformation flying around in advertisements and websites on this issue. And most times, This information doesn’t help because you might end up losing weight very fast but lasts for a short period while destroying your state of health. But,  we need consistency and health. Something we can work with for as…

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Talking Medical Device Security with Anahi Santiago & Sri Bharadwaj – Health Article

Anahi Santiago, CISO, ChristianaCare One of the areas hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic was data security. As remote work and virtual visits rapidly went from becoming the exception to the rule, it presented myriad challenges, from being able to provide enough devices for users, to being able to protect those devices — and the networks on which they run. For CISOs and other IT and security leaders, it meant having to pivot from being focused on “hardening the outside…

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All you need to know about the pulmonary veins and diseases that affect them – Health Article

Veins are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart. The pulmonary veins are the veins that transfer oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart. The largest pulmonary veins are the four main pulmonary veins, two from each lung that drains into the left atrium of the heart. The pulmonary veins are part of the pulmonary circulation. This differentiates the pulmonary veins from other veins in the body, which are used to carry deoxygenated blood from the rest…

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Pamela McNutt, Craig Richardville Among Top healthsystemCIO Interviews for 2019 – Health Article

Pamela McNutt, SVP & CIO, Methodist Health System In an industry in which “digital” and “innovation” are tossed around constantly — and, some believe, rather haphazardly — it would be safe to assume the most popular posts would focus on those areas. Among healthsystemCIO’s readers, however, that assumption isn’t just unsafe; it’s flat-out wrong. Although topics like artificial intelligence, data analytics, and consumer health are certainly of interest to our audience of CIOs and other leaders, the recurring theme throughout…

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Zachary Durst of WittKieffer on Common LinkedIn Mistakes – Health Article

Zachary Durst, Senior Associate, IT Practice, WittKieffer When working with health IT executives, I notice that one the most important components of their professional profiles is often outdated and incomplete: their LinkedIn accounts. In today’s hyper-connected world, LinkedIn acts as the first window into your professional accomplishments. LinkedIn is not just for recruiters and search consultants like myself; it is the representation of your personal brand as a thought leader and executive. Keeping your LinkedIn profile up-to-date is even more…

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Lessons from My First Quarter as a PE Teacher – PHE America – Health Education Article

(2 Minute Read) Landing my first job as a physical education teacher was a whirlwind and my first year on the job has been just as hectic. Since beginning my first physical education teacher position in August 2019, I have quickly learned a multitude of lessons in relation to my students and myself.  Here are five lessons I have learned in my first quarter. 1. Establish a positive rapport with your students by immersing yourself in both the school and…

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Technology Isn’t Always the Answer – Health Article

Craig Joseph, MD, Interim CMIO, El Camino Hospital & CMO, Avaap Back when I was in medical school – a million years ago – students spent hardly any time in the hospital or working with patients until their third year. My third year began on July 1, and on that date, I found myself rounding on the colorectal surgery service of a huge hospital. Jokes aside, beginning my real medical training with surgery was quite the plunge into healthcare. While I had…

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CIO Matthew Gaug on the Importance of Partnering with Vendors – Health Article

Mathew Gaug, VP of IT & CIO, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center For many people, the key to a successful balance in life is in keeping work and family separate; ensuring the two worlds never collide. Some, however, have a completely different – and perhaps, more realistic – approach. Mathew Gaug, CIO at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, views his team as family, often applying the same conflict resolution and communication strategies as he does in his own…

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Health IT Leaders Share Their 2020 Goals – Health Article

Forget New Year’s resolutions. The individuals and organizations that are affecting change in healthcare aren’t doing so by merely pledging to do better. They’re taking steps to improve processes, standardize workflows, enhance security, and nurture talent. As pressure mounts to comply with regulations, engage more effectively with patients, and remain competitive, healthcare IT leaders will have to continue to raise the bar. But it isn’t going to be easy. According to Lee Milligan, MD, CIO and CMIO at Asante, “the…

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A Practical Program for Educators – PHE America – Health Education Article

With the rise in obesity and sedentary rates, and subsequent chronic conditions, it seems imperative, now, perhaps more than ever before, that we encourage children and adolescents to be physically active.  But, what if a lack of interest stems from fear of injury? While ACL injuries disproportionately affect female athletes, accounting for 69% of serious knee injuries when compared to their male counterparts (Gomez, DeLee, & Farney, 1996), the latter is certainly not excluded from this injury pathology.  As practitioners,…

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Dr. John Halamka’s 5 Critical Health IT Policy Priorities for 2020 – Health Article

John Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform Let’s face it, most healthcare IT leaders don’t have the time or patience to pour through thousands of pages of regulations. And even if they do, it’s extremely difficult to be able to understand and interpret such complex material. Fortunately, it’s a “labor of love” for Dr. John Halamka, who delivered an HIT Policy Update late last month as part of the quarterly series he has hosted for several years. In this…

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What You Need To Know. – Health Article

Constipation after surgery is as a result of surgical procedures being stressful on the body. Surgery can cause unexpected side effects, including constipation. Though, not everyone who has surgery is affected by constipation. But it is a relatively common side effect of pain medications and lack of mobility.  As it depends on which body part or parts of the surgery involved. Straining to have a bowel movement could compromise stitches or affect the body’s healing processes. This is because our…

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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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Top 7 Psychiatric Hospitals in the World and their Locations – Health Article

If you are looking for good psychiatric hospitals for anyone who is in dire need of it. Then,  you are on the right page. Get glued to your screen,  but make sure the brightness of your screen is well reduced. We don’t want to deal with your eyes, too. Lol… So, This post will do justice to your needs as regards to your question. “The best hospitals for psychiatric patients and their locations.” Let’s begin by knowing the options available…

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Building a Cardio Room at Your School for Free – PHE America – Health Education Article

(3 Minute Read) For the past four years, I continually had students ask if we could have a class where they could work on cardiovascular conditioning instead of lifting weights.  At our small rural high school in Kansas, we offer Lifetime Conditioning and Sports Conditioning classes.   The classes are very popular, but based on student interest there was an immediate need for a way to teach cardio.  The dilemma we faced was where this cardio room would be in our…

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Health IT Leaders Reflect on 2019 – Health Article

As the calendar year draws to a close, it’s only natural to reflect on what has — and in some cases, has not — been accomplished, and based on that, to establish goals for next 12 months. Recently, healthsystemCIO reached out to some of the most influential leaders in the industry to learn how their teams fared in terms of goals, and where they were able to exceed expectations. For some, the focus was on optimization after a major implementation,…

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