By Linda Justice, RN, MCSM – How do we measure quality in healthcare? The question is forever top of mind in an industry where quality is expected yet is difficult to define and measure. The U.S. is an outlier in healthcare. We spend more on healthcare per capita than any other wealthy nation but underperform when…Read More
By Tom James – You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era.
By Noah Dermer – This time of year always marks the start of spring cleaning in my household. I love spring cleaning for many reasons. Not only does it give me the chance to make new space in the garage, get the backyard ready for summer barbecues and rediscover…
By Ray Kimble – ‘Tis the season for shopping for the perfect gift from the comfort of your home or mobile device anywhere you go,…
By William Hyman – The New York State chapter of HiMSS met on June 13th in the unusual setting of a Broadway theater (which, like almost all Broadway theaters wasn’t actually on Broadway).
By Matt Fisher – Many websites, mobile applications, software solutions and similar solutions are offered for “free.” The services are free from the perspective that there is no cost to acquire or use the service.
By Dhaya Sivakumar – Whether it’s our mobile phones taking note of our location, wearables recording our heartrates, or websites collecting information about what links we click and how long we spend on a page, humans have inadvertently become large-scale data producers, and the quantity of data being produced is increasing exponentially.
By Dave Lareau – The towering waves of data have finally hit the healthcare shore. Thanks to new technologies, health reform laws and federal stimulus programs, providers are now flooded with more clinical data than ever before.
By Brian Ahier – I have a confession to make – I am a data geek. I love the clear and precise nature of data. Data are foundational to everything. Properly organized data become the building blocks for information, which leads to knowledge and ultimately, wisdom.