September 29th 2023
Nearly half of those who have used telehealth have only done so once, according to a new report from Trilliant Health. Some patients still want to be seen in person.
September 28th 2023
It’s a different approach for the federal government’s largest source of funds for health research.
September 27th 2023
Healthcare workers can engage colleagues who are struggling and let them know they aren’t alone. Leaders also need to be checking on their teams.
The warehouse’s members will be able to get virtual care appointments for $29. Sesame CEO David Goldhill is aiming to add more convenience to healthcare.
September 25th 2023
Froedtert Health and ThedaCare say they are looking to expand healthcare options in rural communities.
Ukraine's health system ‘devastated’ by Russia’s invasion | HIMSS 2023
Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S., described the damage to the country’s health system and asked leaders for their support.
Technology alone won’t fix a ‘failed’ health system | HIMSS 2023
During a spirited panel discussion, some high-profile leaders talked about the deficiencies in healthcare that won’t be mended by the latest high-tech solutions.
Expect AI-powered cyberattacks targeting health systems | HIMSS 2023
A panel at the HIMSS conference says artificial intelligence will be used to produce more sophisticated malware and phishing. But AI offers new potential in protecting organizations.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf talks about health equity and digital health | HIMSS 2023
More leaders are pursuing concrete plans to close disparities, Wolf said, and offering more digital health options is a critical element in expanding access to underserved groups.
How Phoenix Children’s Hospital has succeeded with machine learning | HIMSS 2023
David Higginson, the chief innovation officer, explains how machine learning is detecting children with malnutrition and helping the health system financially.
AI in healthcare: ‘Awe-inspiring benefits’ and ‘scary risks’ | HIMSS 2023
As millions of Americans are discovering artificial intelligence, healthcare leaders say AI could save countless lives. But there are difficult ethical questions that need to be confronted.
Microsoft and Epic are bringing AI into electronic health records | HIMSS 2023
The two companies announced the expansion of their work together, and a few hospitals are already using a new solution involving artificial intelligence.
Dealing with cyberattacks: Understanding how to prepare and respond | HIMSS 2023
Hospitals and health systems need good response plans for cybersecurity incidents, and that includes notifying insurers and testing response plans.
Cybersecurity in health systems hampered by lack of talent | HIMSS 2023
Organizations are struggling to find and keep skilled cybersecurity pros, and that’s emerging as a top concern of health IT leaders.
AI in healthcare requires ‘approach of exploration’ | HIMSS 2023
Healthcare leaders see great promise and significant challenges with the use of artificial intelligence. But expect AI to be used more and more.
HIMSS Conference kicks off in Chicago: What you need to know
As the big annual healthcare technology event begins today, here’s a rundown of some of the highlights and big themes.
Stakeholders must collaborate to strengthen the nursing pipeline | Sean Burke
The healthcare industry needs creative solutions that focus on attracting more students into nursing.
Conduit Health Partners eyes success with ‘nurse-driven’ approach
The company provides virtual triage services, patient transfer services, remote patient monitoring and more. Dominique Wells, the COO, talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about Conduit’s growth.
Improving mental health of clinicians: Change the questions, focus on people
More healthcare workers are battling burnout and depression. Stefanie Simmons, chief medical officer of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, talks about credential reform and how hospitals can help the workforce.
'Fair share' deficits: Hospitals get billions more in tax breaks than they give to communities, report says
The Lown Institute says more than 1,300 hospitals receive exemptions that outweigh the financial aid and services they provide. Hospitals have said the analysis excludes some community benefits.
Operating rooms must evolve. Here’s how they can. | Jeff Robbins
We can address fundamental issues from quality of care to work environment by focusing on two areas: teamwork and communication.
Expect more hospital mergers and partnerships out of financial necessity
As health systems continue to struggle, more will be seeking to join with other systems, either in consolidating systems or working together in certain areas, says Ross Nelson of KPMG.
Expanding mental health services via telehealth requires more than technology
With more people needing treatment for behavioral health needs, experts say telehealth is critical to providing access. But health systems need to ensure patients aren’t left behind.
Why aren’t more digital health solutions aimed at children?
Healthcare leaders say they’d like to see more products developed for kids. For tech companies, they’ll likely see less competition in pediatrics than in solutions for adults.
Fatima Paruk of Salesforce sees ‘huge opportunity’ for health equity
Even with longstanding problems, there’s more momentum to close gaps in outcomes. She talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about linking equity to business goals, getting started, and building on progress.
Hopes for AI to improve care, avoid lingering bias
Leaders from Nuvance Health talk about the ways technology can close disparities, provided racism doesn’t pervade new tools in healthcare.
Design digital health products with clinicians in mind
While tech companies are focused on devising solutions for patients, healthcare leaders say it’s time to give more thought to the doctors and nurses using the products.
Three trends driving healthcare supply chain ‘reinvention’ | John Wright
For healthcare leaders, making a deep impact on supply chain costs will demand more than choices around what to cut. It will necessitate an agile response in an inflationary environment.
Memo to tech companies: Hospitals are looking for ROI, ASAP
Health leaders say they’re open to work with companies on digital health initiatives. But with a difficult financial landscape, they can’t wait long to get a return on their investment.
Nine from ViVE: Takeaways from the digital health conference
The four-day event drew thousands of healthcare leaders to Nashville. Here are some thoughts from conversations and panels in Music City.
Jay Bhatt of Deloitte: Health equity ‘can’t be a side hustle’ | ViVE Conference
Hospital leaders must ensure it’s a goal throughout the entire organization, and there must be accountability, he tells Chief Healthcare Executive.
Microsoft leaders on cybersecurity: ‘Healthcare is very vulnerable’ | ViVE Conference
Two executives from the tech giant talk about how the threat landscape for hospitals has changed in the COVID-19 pandemic. They also touted Microsoft’s new AI-powered security product.
‘Project Pink Floyd’: Best Buy Health, Atrium Health team up on hospital at home | ViVE Conference
The retailer’s health division is partnering with Atrium on a new effort to deliver care at home, and they aim to illuminate ‘the dark side of the moon.’
For hospitals, ‘razor thin margins’ may represent new normal
Even with disappointing financial returns, health systems are seeing a bit more stability, and can plan accordingly, Kaufman Hall says in its latest monthly report.
HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen cites patient care as key to success | ViVE Conference
Speaking at ViVE, he says the large, for-profit system is focused on improving the quality of care. He expects more growth in outpatient care, but he also sees a growing demand for hospitals.
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