Health and Health IT Lists to Learn From

Health IT ListWho doesn’t like a good list? Weather you are on it, know someone on it, or aspire to be on it, you always want to read the list. Here are some interesting lists I think deserve sharing.

Smoking and Mortality – 21 Diseases Caused by Cigarette Smoking
Starting our list in awareness of February being Heart Month, there is still no good reason to smoke. Mortality among current smokers is 2 to 3 times as high as that among persons who never smoked. Most of this excess mortality is believed to be explained by 21 common diseases that have been formally established as caused by cigarette smoking and are included in official estimates of smoking-attributable mortality in the United States. However, if smoking causes additional diseases, these official estimates may significantly underestimate the number of deaths attributable to smoking.

100 hospital and health system CIOs to know in 2015
If name dropping is your thing or to see just how connected you are to the Health IT elite, check out this annual list from Becker’s Hospital Review.

GAO Releases 2015 High Risk List
Every 2 years at the start of a new Congress, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases its report listing various federal programs it deems “high risk” due to vulnerabilities related to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or those in need of some form of transformation. The VA and DOD lack of EHR interoperability make the list.

Will 2015 be the year of the HealthTech IPO?
Health IT and mHealth says that the HITECH Act planted the seeds for the disruptive environment we are witnessing today in healthcare. With a look at how some of last year’s IPOs and a look into what might be on the horizon for IPOs, check these lists out. We will be keeping an eye on them.

Certified Health IT Product List CHPL
We can’t have a list of lists without a very important one for providers using EHRs these days. The Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) provides the authoritative, comprehensive listing of Complete Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and EHR Modules that have been tested and certified under the ONC HIT Certification Program, maintained by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

5 Smart Moves for Healthcare Executives
In the ever-changing healthcare industry, the C-suite executives always have to be on their toes. But the best leaders are making some smart, calculated moves to stay on top of their game in 2015. Here are 5 to ponder from BHM Healthcare Solutions.