More Great Lists

New checklistWho doesn’t like a good list? Whether 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.

10 things to know before HIMSS 2016
Of course we must start with HIMSS! The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (@HIMSS) will host its annual conference #HIMSS16, the largest health IT event in the industry, in Las Vegas from Feb. 29 through March 4. Here are 10 things to know about the event before it kicks off from Becker’s Hospital Review.

11 Pitfalls of a System Conversion and How to Avoid Them
According to a recent predictions report from IDC, 2016 will see a market influx of new, third-platform acute care EHR solutions. Providers are responding to the drawbacks of existing, dated second-platform technology that makes up most of the current EHR install base. Lack of interoperability and patient centricity, along with the inability to meet the needs of new accountable care initiatives are driving this move to the next level of healthcare IT technology. From Hayes Management Consulting (@HayesManagement), here are 11 common pitfalls you might encounter during a conversion and what you can do to avoid them.

10 Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) Say Passwords Are Failing and Must Be Augmented or Supplanted
Ten CISOs from across industries weighed in, with most predicting that the days are numbered for the password as the sole authentication method. They see enterprises moving to augment or supplant the traditional password with advanced technologies, such as biometrics. CISOs agree that passwords are inherently flawed because they depend on users to create and remember complex sequences of letters, numbers and characters. However, they found that users tend to take the path of least resistance, selecting sequences that are easy to remember – and often easy to crack. Read what these 10 security experts say on the subject on Security Current (@SecurityCurrent).

100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know – 2016
The executives are leading their organizations through healthcare’s technology revolution, overseeing EHR installations, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements while working to keep data secure from breaches, among countless other priorities. The Becker’s Hospital Review (@BeckersHR) editorial team selected leaders for this list based on editorial research and discretion, including prominent CIOs and those who head up IT for some of the nation’s largest and most respected hospitals and health systems. This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated providers. Leaders could not pay for inclusion on this list. Leaders are presented in alphabetical order.

5 Key Ways Hospitals Can Save Money Without Hurting Patient Care Quality
Roughly 11% of the estimated 36 million hospitalization visits per year could have been avoided, meaning millions of dollars that could have been saved. However, determining when a patient needs to be admitted and more importantly, when they should return for additional check-ups can certainly be a difficult task for the patient to decide on their own. CEO and Founder of Loopback Analytics (@loopbackllc), Neil Smiley says there are key ways hospitals can save money without hurting a patients’ quality of care. The biggest savings would be the result of public policy changes for data and payment policy. Check out his five tips..

5 ways Cleveland Clinic Improved its Patient Engagement Strategies
From Healthcare IT News (@HealthITNews) – Some healthcare initiatives underway these days are easier to explain in succinct terms than others. Take ICD-10 and meaningful use, for example. One can be summed up as an updated coding system; the other is an effort to encourage healthcare providers to switch from paper to electronic health records. Now take a term like “patient engagement.” Yes, it’s safe to call it an effort to get patients to take more responsibility for their health information. But when you try to think in more specific terms it becomes clear that those specifics vary significantly from provider to provider. Together with Lori Posk, MD, Cleveland Clinic’s medical director for its MyChart personal health record, Levin recently pointed to five key changes in how patients interact with the organization, changes which, he said, have led to dramatic improvements in the patients’ experience.

Ten Reasons Businesses Use Open Data
Open Data is anonymised public data that can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose. The amount of global interest and the availability of data are increasing exponentially. The Global Open Data Index 2014 ranked the UK as leading the way in releasing Open Datasets, but this year Taiwan is chasing us down. Currently no central framework or governance exists on the scheduling and formatting of Open Data which you might assume has caused businesses to shy away from the challenges of navigating, connecting, and making sense of Open Data. It’s true many have. However, a new wave of businesses are successfully demonstrating the commercial benefits and value that can be delivered from this huge wealth of untapped data, and here are the Top 10 reasons businesses have opted to use Open Data to aggregate and augment your Big Data projects, from Doorda (@doorda).