Blog: A Business Model for Precision Medicine and Big Data

I am a featured speaker at the upcoming Precision Medicine Summit being put on in Washington, DC, by the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) on May 17 and 18. My talk is titled A Business Model for Precision Medicine and Big Data, and you can learn more about when and where here

Blog: New Skills for Chief Information Officers at Health Care Organizations

In recent years, the job description of a chief information officer (CIO) at a healthcare organization has evolved and moved well beyond technical desktop support and systems implementation.  We are now in an era when CIOs are expected to be consistently innovative. They must always stay abreast of the latest changes in information technology and knowledge, and leverage into innovative solutions for their enterprise. 

Blog: Intrapreneurship and Innovation from Within

Health information technology specialists and managers need to know about intrapreneurship, the ability to act like an entrepreneur from within a larger organization.  We all know that healthcare information technology is an area in serious need of improvement, and intrapreneurship may just be the best way to effect change in our industry.

Blog: Health Management Implications of the New Healthcare Company Being Formed by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway

The creation of a new health company by Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway has major potential implications to the existing healthcare business model.  I am hopeful that these three well-run businesses will be able to build on their strengths in technology, innovation, analytics, underwriting and insurance, and mergers and acquisitions to create a new approach to healthcare that inspires others to follow suit.

Blog: More Evidence Pointing to the Need for Strong Health Data Security

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to recent research by Accenture and the American Medical Association.  This study, which is based on the experiences of roughly 1,300 U.S. physicians highlights the clear need for strong health data security.