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Healthcare Cloud Use Prevalent, Poised to Spread, HIMSS Says

Survey results from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's analytics arm says more than 80 percent of organizations use cloud services, primarily to host apps and data. Concerns remain, particularly around security and uptime, but most users seem optimistic.

Making the Clinical Data Warehouse Relevant Again

The clinical data warehouse used to represent what was wrong with healthcare IT: An incomplete data source that was siloed to boot. But Texas Children's Hospital has turned its data warehouse into a valuable tool for clinical and operational analytics.

CIOs Join Forces to Fight Cancer With IT

Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson describes the profoundly hopeful and uplifting story of how informal coalitions of CIOs from some of the country's leading medical institutions are crossing boundaries to collaborate in the fight against cancer.

Healthcare CIO Edward Marx: IT ROI is measured in lives saved

Edward Marx, senior vice president and CIO at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, is using social media to connect with the organization's local community and implementing BI tools to deliver advanced clinical care.

Why Healthcare Needs Amazon (or Anyone) to Shake Things Up

As healthcare in the United States embarks on what PwC describes as its most radical shift in 80 years, most health IT incumbents just aren't cutting it.

Exclusive video: How a Boston hospital protected healthcare data after last year's Marathon explosions

Dr. John Halmaka tells how his IT team invented a real-time security plan in the midst of the chaos.

Cleveland Clinic CIO: Tools are the biggest barrier to IT-driven medical care

Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO at Cleveland Clinic and a former health technology adviser to President Obama, is using technology to redefine healthcare for patients and caregivers alike. Insider (registration required)

Forrester Outlines IT Imperatives for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers such hospitals, medical offices and clinics face an unsettling reality, according to a recent Forrester report: Embrace the cloud, big data, mobile and other emerging technology or get acquired by a healthcare organization that's successfully been there and done that.

Will Healthcare Ever Take IT Security Seriously?

A recent threat intelligence study reports widespread security vulnerabilities in healthcare organizations, many of which went unnoticed for months. In December, a developer pulled unencrypted data from a 'certified' mobile health app in less than a minute. Why is it so hard for healthcare to get security right?

Fixing Healthcare Requires Netflix-Like Disruption

Healthcare is broken. No one disputes that. No one lacks perspective on how to fix it, either. The challenge, though, is disrupting a system that makes more money treating sickness than it does preventing it. Technology and innovation can play a part, but so can flipping the entire care model on its head.

GE Healthcare CTO Says IT Needs to Embrace Mobile, Cloud to Remain Relevant

GE Healthcare CTO Nevin Zimmermann talks with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about mobile, cloud, big data and more. Zimmermann also discusses how his team is evolving and why CIOs must embrace technology changes.

6 Software Development Lessons From Healthcare.gov's Failed Launch

"I spent $174 million on a website and all I got was this bad press."

HealthCare.gov's problems: What we know so far

More than a month after it went live, a couple of large questions remain about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched launch of HealthCare.gov.

What's Wrong With Healthcare.gov's Price Estimator

In the early days of Healthcare.gov, I praised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for publishing a dataset with sample rates for every health plan participating in the federal health insurance marketplace.

Hospital CIO Leads Effort To Train Veterans For IT Jobs

An innovative program at Rush University Medical Center will support returning veterans by helping them find careers in the IT field.

How to get a job in healthcare IT

With demand increasing for IT practitioners in healthcare, can tech pros in other industries switch niches? Healthcare IT practitioners offer advice on what you need to make a move. (Registration required.)

Will Government Shutdown Boost Private IT Hiring?

With the government closed for business, private-sector firms should consider poaching public-sector IT talent to fill open tech positions.

How IT Can Produce Better Patient Care

For Dr. Bob Laskowski, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, technology means empowering physicians and patients.

5 Ways CIOs Need to Prepare for Obamacare

Healthcare reform in the United States focuses mainly on providing coverage to the uninsured, and odds are good that your company offers health insurance to most employees. However, there are still reporting and security requirements you'll need to deal with -- and you'll have to be a vocal leader to make sure these tasks are a high priority.

Data+ Awards: Vanguard Health delivers millions in new revenue with analytics

Vanguard Health Systems' IDology platform identifies target populations for marketing efforts, bringing in new revenue.