Archive for the ‘CMIO Magazine’ Category

Former Siemens exec to head ONC

Icon Written by Alex on April 1, 2017 – 12:03 pm

Dr. Donald Rucker has been named head of HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Rucker is currently an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s college of medicine in the biomedical informatics department. Previously, he was chief medical officer for Siemens. Before joining Siemens, Rucker was an emergency department physician and one [...]

Brian Neale has been tapped by the Donald Trump administration for Medicaid

Icon Written by Alex on March 2, 2017 – 8:31 am

Brian Neale has been tapped by the Donald Trump administration as the new director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, according to the agency’s former director Cindy Mann. He will report to Seema Verma, Trump’s pick for CMS administrator once she is confirmed by the Senate. Neale didn’t immediately return a request for [...]

Former House speaker predicts Obamacare won’t be repealed

Icon Written by Alex on February 24, 2017 – 1:03 pm

  By Associated Press  | February 23, 2017   Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action [...]

Former Epic Engineers Raises $9M for EHR Integration API to Support Health IT Interoperability

Icon Written by Alex on January 25, 2017 – 6:56 pm

Redox, an EHR integration API platform for developers and healthcare organizations has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures, and Flybridge Capital Partners. The Madison, WI-based company plans to utilize the latest round of funding to accelerate its product roadmap along the way to building the industry standard platform for [...]

The inauguration of Donald Trump

Icon Written by Alex on January 20, 2017 – 10:20 am

We are Americans first and today 1/20/2017 is a memorable day.  We show the world our strength and unity.  The inauguration of Donald Trump needs to be respected.  Let’s make America Great again. May God bless U.S.A.

Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

Icon Written by Alex on January 2, 2017 – 4:25 pm

San Francisco-based Dignity Health has begun negotiations with an academic medical center in the Bay Area, even as it proceeds with merger talks with Catholic Health Initiatives. During an call with analysts about its latest financial results, Dignity Chief Financial Officer Daniel Morissette said the system is pursuing a possible joint venture with an as-yet unnamed [...]

The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations in 2016

Icon Written by Alex on November 6, 2016 – 4:33 pm

Healthcare organizations are in the cross hairs of cyber attackers as evidenced in the 2016 State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations Study sponsored by ESET. On average, healthcare organizations represented in this research have had almost one cyber attack per month over the past 12 months. Almost half (48 percent) of respondents say their organizations [...]

Cybersecurity Certificate

Icon Written by Alex on November 6, 2016 – 4:28 pm

Earn a Cybersecurity Certificate in just 5 – 6 courses Fighting cyber-attacks requires specialized skills Every business, industry, governmental agency, financial system, medical facility – any entity that needs to safeguard information from current and potential security threats and vulnerabilities – needs trained cybersecurity professionals. The demand for cybersecurity professionals far outstrips the supply. CMU [...]

The Zika epidemic puts spotlight on women’s health

Icon Written by Alex on August 6, 2016 – 7:13 pm

Congress left for a seven-week summer recess without approving the $1.9 billion President Barack Obama requested in February to combat the virus. Proposals that have flitted around since then include provisions that target abortion and contraception. In June, the House passed a $1.1 billion bill that stalled in the Senate after Republicans wanted the bill [...]

South Carolina hospital to pay $17 million over physician pay allegations

Icon Written by Alex on July 28, 2016 – 6:38 pm

South Carolina’s Lexington Medical Center will pay the government $17 million over allegations that it paid 28 physicians unreasonably high amounts in exchange for referrals. A whistle-blower and the government alleged that Lexington bought access to patients by acquiring physician practices and then paid the doctors “commercially unreasonable compensation” with the expectation that they would [...]