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As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

As IT's importance grows, CIO's role expands

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 16, 2016

As in other industries, CIOs in healthcare are becoming key advisers to the CEO and important figures in board meetings, a dramatic shift from less than a decade ago. The change reflects technology's sprawling role in the overall operational and strategic viability of hospitals and health systems.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

Three leaders on the future of healthcare jobs

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

Virginia Mason Health System CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan, Jefferson College of Population Health Dean Dr. David Nash and Women's Hospital CEO Christina Ryan say the healthcare jobs of the future will be shaped by the demands of quality and safety, work-life balance and managing population health.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

Three leaders on the future of healthcare technology

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

ONC head Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Castlight Health CEO Dr. Giovanni Colella and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove hold out hope that innovation can overcome hurdles like poor interoperability and the limits of clinical science to make healthcare better and less expensive for patients and consumers.

Three leaders on the future of healthcare delivery

Three leaders on the future of healthcare delivery

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 09, 2016

American Hospital Association CEO Rick Pollack, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Dr. James Weinstein and National Patient Safety Foundation CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi lay out the changes and challenges ahead for healthcare providers in the coming decades.

From the editor: The challenges ahead—for you and for us

From the editor: The challenges ahead—for you and for us

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 09, 2016

Reviewing the arc of healthcare history over the first four decades of Modern Healthcare's existence as a part of Crain Communications, two major themes stand out. First, as a nation we have moved inexorably toward providing health insurance coverage for all of our citizens. Second, advancing...

Harnessing the power of big data

Harnessing the power of big data

By Joseph Conn  |  July 09, 2016

With the federal government spending tens of billions of dollars to push healthcare providers to install electronic health record systems, health information technology has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare industry for most of the past decade.

EHRs vs. paper: a split-decision on accuracy

By Joseph Conn  |  July 08, 2016

Which record-keeping system is more accurate for documenting a patient's progress, paper or electronic? There were mixed results after researchers reviewed 500 progress notes written by physicians at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., as it transitioned to an electronic health record system.

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