Edward Marx is EVP for the Advisory Board Company and CIO at NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. Previously, as CIO at Texas Health Resources, he was named the 2013 HIMSS/CHIME CIO of the Year. Ed was kind enough to carve out time to answer a few questions about his new book,Extraordinary Tales from a Rather Ordinary Guy, and his upcoming keynote presentation.
Imagine workflow meetings attended by informaticists and physicians talking about potential improvements in how data is exchanged within the organization? With the powerful features available in Corepoint Integration Engine, health IT leaders are improving care by involving others in data exchange activities.
By leveraging A2’s message-replication and configuration-replication to ensure engine uptime, he not only set a new world record for applying Windows updates, but also did it while minimizing engine downtime.
Electronically exchanging health information with outside providers is critical to ensuring access to patient records at the point of care in hospital settings. However, less than 10 percent of hospitals use only electronic means of exchanging summary of care records with outside sources.
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health System. We often hear that digital health is transforming medicine at a breathtaking pace. Each day brings news Read more
While health information exchange among U.S. non-federal acute care hospitals grew in 2014, only 23 percent of hospitals nationwide were able to find, send, receive and use data electronically to/from sources outside their hospital system.
My hunch is that many of the physicians who leave medicine do so not because the negative externalities have become so bad, but rather because the range of potentially appealing alternatives has become so good.
Bring up the topic of Millennials and some will say “enough already.” Others will immediately go to the digital native side and discuss how great Millennials are at social media. This article will contain neither of these angles.
Because many attendees in yesterday’s class had used other interface engines (attendees in this class were converting from six different interface engines), I asked what their impressions were of our product after spending some time learning the basics. Here’s how they replied in the chat window...
Those of us who spend time on the frontlines of healthcare delivery see routine opportunities to deliver better care at lower cost every day: the 5AM lab draw that happens on almost every medical/surgical ward in every hospital in the country even though it is often unnecessary, the 5PM turf that lands a patient in the emergency room because the community practice is oversubscribed.
Even as the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information technology puts interoperability front and center this week, comes a survey that shows healthcare professionals are skeptical it can be achieved in 10 years.
The gulf between smaller and rural hospitals and their larger and more technologically advanced counterparts has almost reached the vanishing point, according to federal and industry data. And it's largely in part because of federal incentive dollars.
Several big-bucks deals and partnerships struck us recently -- not just because of their price tags, but also because they could prove to be game changers for health IT, now and far into the future. Here are nine worth watching for their effect on the industry.
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